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Address: 79-7539 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-7909
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+1 808-328-1234
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:00
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Kona's original, award winning kayak shop, serving the Big Island and...

Kona's original, award winning kayak shop, serving the Big Island and specializing in Kealakekua Bay since 1995. We are a small, laid back, island style surf, kayak, and paddle board shop located on the Big Island's Kona Coast above Kealakekua Bay. Helping locals and visitors alike enjoy Hawaii's waters and providing gear for island life.

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Fantastic kayak and snorkel

My husband and I did the morning kayak and snorkel in Kealakekua Bay with Tyler. We saw spinner dolphins and did some fun snorkeling on the reef. Tyler was a great guide- very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I did the morning kayak and snorkel in Kealakekua Bay with Tyler. We saw spinner dolphins and did some fun snorkeling on the reef. Tyler was a great guide- very informative, helpful and thoughtful. I'm pregnant and he called the day before to check on my lunch options. Highly recommend this outing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am so happy we found Kona Boys!! We were able to walk in and book a Kayak and Snorkeling Tour March 11, 2017 in Kealakekua Bay. We had a very bad experience with another kayak company and Kona Boys was very professional, informative and friendly. Our Tour was at 12:15 and we got lucky and no one else booked... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a really fun experience, kayaking across the bay to the other side and snorkeling was really great, as the coral and fish were absolutely beautiful. Would definitely recommend!

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Thank jacob708
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family of four had "A day at the beach" with the Kona Boys at their beach shack in Kona and it was the highlight of our trip. We were greeted in the morning by Tyler, the friendliest person we've met on the island so far! Our every need was met and he went above and beyond to make sure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Justin and Ali'i were outstanding guides for our morning kayak and snorkel tour. It starts with a mile paddle to the Captain Cook monument and then a couple of hours of great snorkeling. We got out to the bay early in the morning before the large boats arrive with 100's of snorkelers. We had lunch and then returned to our... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been using Kona Boys for years now and they never disappoint. I can't recommend the Kealakekua Bay tour enough. It's fantastic. Our guide, Ali'i was the best I've had. We used him again the next day to rent stand up paddle boards downtown. I've never successfully stood on a paddle board before but Ali'i gave me some advice and... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent adventure with our guide Dillon. Would recommend the Morning Magic kayaking and snorkeling trip.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting with the people that worked there. They were very knowledgeable about the area and helpful with our rash guard purchase. Prices were reasonable compared to the mainland.

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I rented boards here in January 2017. We live in Orange County and are experienced surfers. The crew at Kona Boys took us seriously and had a great selection of short and longboards to choose from. They open early and were very helpful with questions about local breaks. We got great waves over just 2 full days.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide Ali'i was very personable, helpful and knowledgeable about the local wildlife and history of the area. He had a great sense of humor and provided us with a wonderful paddle over to the monument where the snorkeling was amazing. Many species of fish, spinner dolphins, and the water clarity provided great visibility!

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