Anyone wanting to land a vessel at Ka’awaloa (Captain Cook Monument in Kealakekua Bay) must be issued a permit by the state.
We know that the form and the process can be a little confusing. If you’d like help, please don’t hesitate to call us with your questions and we’ll work through them with you. The state requires that you complete the form yourself–no vendor can complete or submit the form on your behalf.
Regarding Tours to Kealakekua Bay
Kona Boys is an official, approved kayak tour vendor for Kealakekua Bay. You can see the official list of approved kayak tour vendors that have been issued permits by the Division of State Parks to lead guided commercial kayak tours to the Captain Cook Monument at Ka’awaloa, Kealakekua Bay here.
Spots other than Kealakekua Bay
In general most kayaking spots do not require a permit. Kealakekua Bay is the main landing site requiring a permit on the Kona side of the Big Island. Other spots can have unique restrictions or information you need to know as well. If you’re not sure, please give us a call, an email, or drop in the shop to learn more.