Captain Cook Monument

Kayak Tours

Kayak Tours

Kona Boys would be stoked to have you join us for a tour while you’re visiting the Big Island.

Best of West Hawaii 2013The Kona Coast is an amazing kayaking and snorkeling destination and Kona Boys can help you find the good stuff while avoiding the crowds. As Kona’s “Best Kayak Shop” since 2000, we are familiar with the coast line and have a reputation for providing the best kayaking and snorkeling adventures. So check out our options, and if you don’t see what you want, give us a call and we’ll put together a custom tour to meet your needs.

Morning Magic Kealakekua Bay Kayak & Snorkel Tour

Captain Cook Monument

Join us for an amazing 5 hour kayak and snorkel tour in Kealakekua Bay. We are proud to share the history, culture, and natural beauty of this area with our guests.

Our certified guides will accompany you on a paddle across the calm waters of Kealakekua Bay while we share the interesting and rich Hawaiian and natural history of the area. We’ll keep an eye out for Nai’a (Hawaiian spinner dolphins) which frequent the area and sometimes put on a show, and whales (in season).

Once across the Bay and along the protected shoreline of Ka’awaloa we snorkel what is considered one of the most pristine reefs in the world and take in the abundant marine life which includes over 200 species of reef fish and sometimes turtles, eels, reef sharks, and rays.

After working up an appetite we’ll treat you to a healthy lunch and refreshments and take some time to visit Captain Cooks monument and recount his experience in Hawaii.

The tour wraps up with a leisurely paddle back across the bay. It is a magical morning and a great experience for ocean lovers of any age.

  • Meet @ 7:15 AM @ Kona Boys shop in Kealakekua
  • Tour wraps up @ 1:00 PM
  • Kayak and Snorkel in Kealakekua Bay
  • Includes all snorkel and kayaking gear
  • Includes Lunch and drinks
  • Lifeguard, First Aide and CPR Certified Guides
  • Don’t forget sun protection.

$169 / adults
$149 / keiki

Available daily by reservation

Midday Meander Kealakekua Bay Kayak And Snorkel Tour

Enjoy 3 hours of kayaking and snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay while learning about the history, culture, and marine life that make this spot so special.

The midday meander tour of Kealakekua Bay is a great way to fit a second activity into your day, or leave you time for a mellow morning before setting out for some ocean fun.

Spend an afternoon with our certified guides and enjoy the majestic scenery of Kealakekua Bay while learning about its rich history and cultural importance.

We kayak the Bay from the Pier at Napoo’poo landing across the the protected shore of Ka’awaloa where we spend our time leisurely snorkeling above beautiful coral heads and a drop off that plunges to almost 250′.

We’ll enjoy a light snack and some drinks on shore and share stories from Captain Cooks visits to the island while visiting his monument. The paddle back always seems to end too soon and before you know it we’re back at the pier where the tour wraps up.

  • Meet @ 12:30 PM @ Kona Boys shop in Kealakekua
  • Tour wraps up @ 4:00 PM
  • Kayak and Snorkel in Kealakekua Bay
  • Includes all snorkel and kayaking gear
  • Includes Snack and drinks
  • Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR Certified Guides
  • Don’t forget sun protection.

$119 / adults
$99 / keiki

Available daily by reservation

Day at the Beach Package: Kamakahonu Cove

Kayak, snorkel, stand up paddle, and discover all in one!

Kamakahonu Day at the BeachOur original multisport ocean adventure. Be a beach boy for a day and join us for ocean fun while we kayak, snorkel, and paddle board from our beach shack location on the shores of Kamakahonu Cove.

Our beach boys or girls will be there to greet you and we’ll take a few minutes to get you signed in and sized for your gear.  Once outfitted, we’ll do  a short orientation on the beach to prepare you for your day of ocean play.

First off we take the kayaks out from Kamakahonu Cove into Kailua Bay, morning conditions are generally very calm and often spinner dolphins are playing in the bay.  The area is rich with history and we’ll share some stories and point out significant landmarks as we  explore the Bay.

There are opportunities to snorkel from the kayaks, and then our leisurely paddle will circle back around to Kamakahonu where our beach chairs and umbrellas are awaiting us. After a short break to rehydrate, we’re back in the water to snorkel the pristine reef which lies just behind the Ahuena Heiau.

After a nice time exploring the reef we head back to shore to enjoy lunch and discuss the different species fish we encountered.  Re-energized we take to the Stand up Paddle Boards for a mini lesson and paddle.  It’s a great way to pass a day in Kona town, learn a little Hawaiian history, and enjoy the magic waters of the Kona Coast.

  • Meet @ 8:00 AM @ Kona Boys Beach Shack in Kailua Kona
  • Wraps up @ 1:00 PM

$159 / adults
$139 / keiki

Available daily by reservation

Custom Guided Tours

Tours are priced on a one off basis, general $150-$250/person

Ok, maybe none of our regular tours are quite what you’re looking for, maybe there is a specific piece of the coastline that you would like to paddle, or maybe you have limitations and need some special assistance, give Kona Boys a call and we’ll customize a tour to meet your needs. Our guides are certified life guards, but more importantly, they are watermen and women who love to share their passion with our guests, so let us help you put together paddle that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Puako Petroglyphs

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