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Ocean Kayak Tours

Kailua-Kona, United States

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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(888) 651-9785
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Enjoy an aquatic adventure on the Big Island during this 4-hour small-group excursion combining sea kayaking, snorkeling, and more. Paddle along a section of the island known for its abundant marine life as you scout for local Hawaiian Spinner dolphins. You’ll also have time for snorkeling, allow you to view more than 50 species of fish and join in for adventurous activities like cliff jumping.
  • Kayak along the coast of the Big Island during a small-group kayaking trip
  • Search for the local community of Hawaiian Spinner dolphins that frequent the area
  • Snorkel among more than 50 species of fish and colorful coral
  • Explore local sea caves, blow holes, lava tubes, and even go cliff jumping (if you dare)
  • Small group trip is limited to groups of 2 to 6 total guests
  • Included snacks like pineapple, muffins and fruit juice
  • Led by lifeguard certified guides trained in first aid
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Departure Point

78 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Check in with your guide in the early morning at a pre-arranged location in Keauhou Bay. Your lifeguard-certified guides will start the trip with safety instructions and tips on paddling your kayak.

Then climb aboard your boat and paddle along the coast, stopping to explore sea caves and to search for the resident spinner dolphins that frequent the area. You’ll take a break at two of the coast’s best snorkeling spots, allowing you to slip beneath the waves to explore colorful coral, more than 50 species of fish and, if you’re lucky, a variety of marine critters like Manta Rays, Hawksbill and Green Turtles, and Humpback whales (seasonal).

If you haven’t had your fill of adventure and activity, there will also be time for on-land exploring as well. Depending on the day and timing you may also get to check out local features like ocean ‘blowholes,’ lava tubes, and local attractions like ‘The Elevator’ and ‘The Rings.’ More daring group members can even do some cliff jumping. You’ll return to your starting point by the late morning, allowing to beat the afternoon heat.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY King Kayak Hawaii L.L.C.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ocean Kayak Tours?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Ocean Kayak Tours.
What is the policy on sanitization during Ocean Kayak Tours?
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Ocean Kayak Tours.
What is the maximum group size during Ocean Kayak Tours?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Ocean Kayak Tours.

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Fantastic Experience!!
, Dec 2020
We are a family of 3 from Texas. First time in Hawaii. Kevin was amazing. He took us scuba diving, cliff jumping. Went to a cave, saw dolphins, whales and goats! He was a great guide. Best money we have spent since we have been here. I would highly recommend this trip.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you for the very nice review. It was a pleasure kayaking with you!
Not a great location
, Jul 2019
The water in this area was too choppy for this excursion. The idea was good it just needs to be done in an area around the island with calmer waters. It is one of the few tours I would not do again.
Great experience!
, Apr 2019
The whole family loved it and Kevin was so knowledgeable and accommodating! Would highly recommend it!
Great company! Awesome people!
, Jul 2018
Let me start this review by saying that it is more of a review of the character of the owner, Kevin than the actual experience. Let me explain. I took my wife and twin sons (20 years old) out on this adventure. My wife and one of my sons flipped over on their kayak 3 times in the first hour. It was so incredibly frustrating for them that we asked Kevin to take us back in. He is so patient, kind and accommodating. He took us back to the launch area where we exited, thanked him for his patience and left. I should also mention that I have issues with sea sickness and I was having difficulty so to be completely honest, I was relieved that my wife wanted to leave. We were incredibly disappointed and realized that this adventure was probably not the best choice for us. However, here’s the best part of this whole experience. I texted Kevin later that evening, thanked him for his patience and asked if he would consider taking my sons out on a different day so that I wasn’t out $320. He called me a few minutes later and said he could take them out the next day!! Wow! He owed us nothing. There was no obligation on his part to accommodate my request, but he graciously did. And my sons had a blast! They loved the kayaking, they loved the snorkeling and the cliff jumping was awesome! So, all in all, it was a great choice. I highly recommend the company and Kevin is an upright business owner. I hope this review was also helpful for those of you like me or my wife. You don’t have to be in tip top shape but if sea sickness is an issue, maybe it’s not the best choice.
Justin was amazing! The snorkeling...
Sarah B
, Mar 2018
Justin was amazing! The snorkeling was breathtaking, the kayaking was at a nice lazy pace. We will definitely be doing this again on our next trip to the Big Island!
Kevin was amazing! He was very...
Jennifer N
, Feb 2018
Kevin was amazing! He was very personable and knowledgeable. We always felt safe. He explained a lot of the history during our tour, even took us cliff jumping. He provided us with water and snacks - the pineapple was delicious!. He also provided us with dry bags for small belongings. A must!
My partner and I had a fantastic...
Pajouablai L
, Jan 2018
My partner and I had a fantastic time with Kevin and the small group that joined us. The water was warm, clear and calm for the most part. The dragon throat's cave was pretty neat and snorkeling with the fishies was our favorite part! We tried to cliff jump but the waters in that area was simply too strong that day so Kevin thought it'd be safer to forgo it. He had water and great snacks for us-the fresh pineapple and chips made for a great snack break! Would definitely recommend and do it again, the price and time was well worth it! P.S. Kevin even gave us a dry bag for our things and provided amazing snorkeling gear and great photos! Ask for his camera to take pics underwater, you will be sad if you don't!
We all loved our kayak tour. Lots...
Athena H
, Nov 2017
We all loved our kayak tour. Lots of snorkeling and lots of fun. I'll do it again next trip to the Big Island and I'm telling all my friends that this trip is the best. Great experienced guide, good equipment, really good snacks and overall an experience worth every penny.
My Family and I were able to have...
Pat S
, Aug 2017
My Family and I were able to have the opportunity to enjoy a fun kayak tour out in the ocean. I have kayaked on the ocean before but this was a totally different experience. The guidence of our wonderful and friendly tour guide Kevin and his partner, made it an amazing experience. He was very helpful and instructed us throughout our journey. He took us into a cave one by one and showed us the way the water rushed the rocks, we also kayaked to an area so everyone could snorkle, and even cliff dive. Kevin also gave us some history about the island which was very enlightning. I also liked the fact that it was a small party of kayaks. I would recommend a morning tour to anyone that enjoys looking for a new adventure. The next time we go back I would like to do it all over again.
The highlight of our trip!! Kevin...
Allison M
, Aug 2017
The highlight of our trip!! Kevin was a great guide! We where lucky enough to have the morning excursion to our selves, and we didn't encounter any other snorkelers or boats until we were heading peaceful! The locations of the snorkeling portion were very nice, with lots of fish and marine life. Would highly recommend this excursion!!

Product code: 21999P1

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