Captain Cook Monument



Kayak Kona

The Big Island’s Kona coast is an amazing kayak destination; with waters that remain relatively calm the majority of the year and a diverse coastline that provides views of dense rainforest and waterfalls in one area and dramatic lava flows and black cliffs in others.

Best of West Hawaii 2013

Kona Boys is Kona’s original and award winning kayak shop. We have been helping guests and visitors alike enjoy the amazing waters of the Kona coast since 1996.  We have been selected as the best kayak shop on the island by the readers of West Hawaii Today every year since 2000.

Kealakekua Bay is the most popular kayaking/snorkeling destination on the Big Island and is one not to miss, however there are ample opportunities to escape the crowds and create your own kayaking adventure. If you’re going to kayak Hawaii, Kona is the place to do it.

We pride ourselves on having extensive local knowledge, superior equipment and customer service, and a focus on safety.  If we can help you with information, rentals, tours, or sales, Kona Boys is your one stop shop for kayaking on the Big Island and kayaking Kealakekua Bay.

Special Kealakekua Bay Notice

Looking to Kayak / SUP in Kealakekua Bay? As of 4/1/2013 Kealakekua Bay only guided tours are allowed in Kealakekua Bay (no rentals). Read this to learn about the moratorium, or this to learn about its partial lift.

You can get on the bay and have a great time with one of our awesome guided tours to Kealakekua Bay.

Kona Kayak Rentals

Kona Kayak and Kealakekua Bay Rentals Kona Boys Inc rated “excellent” by travelers Kayak and snorkel in some of the most pristine, beautiful waters in the world! A must-do activity on the Big Island! As the first shop to offer … Check it out >

Kayak Tours

Kona Boys would be stoked to have you join us for a tour while you’re visiting the Big Island. The Kona Coast is an amazing kayaking and snorkeling destination and Kona Boys can help you find the good stuff while … Check it out >

Kayak Sales

Kona Boys has a good selection of new and used kayaks. If you’re lucky enough to live here, you know how nice it is to have your own boat. Or two (one for you, one for the visiting fam). Kona … Check it out >

Kayaking Spots

Kona has many beautiful kayaking spots, as does the Big Island as a whole. Here are a few that we enjoy.

Kealakekua Bay Kayak Landing Permit

Anyone wanting to land a vessel at Ka’awaloa (Captain Cook Monument in Kealakekua Bay) must be issued a permit by the state. Download the Kealakekua Bay landing permit here. This is a PDF document from the Hawaii State Parks office online at … Check it out >

Kealakekua Bay From Maninis

Kealakekua Bay

Kealakekua Bay is a sacred and beautiful place. We are privileged to enjoy it and share it with others. Frankly, it's one of the main reasons we choose to live in the South Kona, Captain... More >