Kona Kayak and Kealakekua Bay Rentals
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 kayak rentals on the Big Island, we have the experience and expertise to ensure that you have a safe and positive Kona kayaking adventure. We offer rentals from both of our locations, our shop in Kealakekua, conveniently located on the way to Kealakekua Bay and our Beach Shack located in Kailua-Kona.
If you are looking for quality kayaking equipment to rent while you’re visiting Kona and the Big Island, look no further than Kona Boys. We have been selected as the best kayak shop on the island by the readers of West Hawaii Today every year in a row since 2000.
All Kayak rentals include the kayak, paddles, backrests, cooler, life jackets, dry bag, and everything you need to transport the kayak on top of your car.
- Single Kayak; *Hourly $19, Daily $54, Weekly $174
- Double Kayak; *Hourly $29, Daily $74, Weekly $249
*Hourly kayak rentals are available only from the Kona Boys Beach Shack location.
Q: Can we take a rental kayak in Kealakekua Bay?
A: Yes! Learn more about the most recent rental rules and regulations on our main kayak page here.
Q: I’ve never been kayaking in the ocean before. Will I be able to handle it?
A: Kealakekua Bay is the most protected deep water bay in the Hawaiian islands. Swells (waves) rarely affect it, there’s very little current, and the wind is light and variable. Ultimately, you make the call. But, if you’re going to kayak anywhere outside of a lake, Kealakekua Bay is a great starting point.
Q: Can you put a kayak on a convertible?
A: Yes we can. We can put up to three kayaks on almost any car, including small foreign convertibles.
Q: I’m driving a rental car. Is that okay?
A: Absolutely. The soft rack system has been successfully used for many years. You’ll be amazed how easy and effective it is.
Q: Will we see dolphins?
A: There is a good chance that you will get to see one or more pods of Hawaiian spinner dolphins who use Kealakekua Bay as their rest area. The dolphins are often in the bay, but they come and go as they please. If you do see dolphins, it is likely that they are getting much needed rest to hunt and live. So, please treat them respectfully by not encroaching on them closer than 150 feet.
Q: Can I swim with the dolphins?
A: No. The law states that you cannot encroach upon the dolphins within 150 feet or less. Kealakekua Bay is a Marine Life Conservation District (see the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources for more); therefore, fines of up to $10,000 may be imposed for the harassment of whales, dolphins and/or sea turtles. Please help us protect our bay and the life in it by respecting the marine mammals, admiring them from an appropriate distance.