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We absolutely loved this tour. Kayaking was fun, snorkeling was great and Jamal is the very best guide. Highly recommend!!
Wonderful experience!! Kealakekua Bay and Honaunau Bay were excellent snorkel locations. We saw a wide array of fish, sea turtles, and dolphins during our tour. Captain Dave and Kevin were fantastic! Very engaging, informative, and we had a blast!!
A wonderful evening with music, history, beautiful scenery and good food. The staff was very courteous and did a great job! Would highly recommend!
Such a fun time!! Iwa and Jamal were awesome! We were inexperienced kayakers and snorkelers and they walked us through step by step! We got to see spinner dolphins and the fish while snorkeling were just amazing!!! Loved hearing the history too! Just a great tour all around!! Would highly recommend this tour to EVERYONE!!!
Definitely worth going
This was a very pleasant cruse. The live music was peaceful and pleasant and the narration of the sites was interesting and enjoyable. There was a nice variety of very tasty food on the dinner buffet and the bar was well stocked with reasonable prices for such a venue. We had an enjoyable visit with other guest on the cruse and the atmosphere was conducive to friendly conversation.
What a great time my wife and I had. Service was great very friendly and helpful. Music that was provided was outstanding. There was a person telling the history of Hawaii as we moved along the coast. Very informative: gave us other places to check out. Just an outstanding evening.
Highly recommend this tour that I took on 16th June. The guides Bill and Michael were very easy going and humourous and told us a lot about the surrounding area. Despite me not heeding their instructions on where to snorkel and ending up being washed up on the sharp coral rocks they were still able to come to my aid and help me get my wounds and scratches dressed. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the highlight was seeing the spinner dolphins in the bay doing their stuff spinning in the air. Don't forget to take your sunscreen though.
Loved it. The tour guide was funny, respectful, fun and excellent!
Beautiful scenery and beautiful sunset. We loved the musician on board! The movement of the boat made it difficult to walk. But we saw a couple groups of dolphins which made it all worth while. Dinner was good too.
We had a very good time on this trip. We were a little worried when we pulled up to the store and nobody was there, but the tour guide showed up shortly after we did. We were the only other kayak on this trip so it felt like a private tour and our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us great information.
We took the evening cruise and it was spectacular. The sunset magnificent and we even had dolphins jumping on que as we prepared to return to the harbor.The crew on this trip were outstanding. The historian is a native Hawaiian woman who is a wonderful story teller. She has humor and knowledge, a rare mix. The food was very good and the entire evening was lovely. The staff couldn't do enough to assist the passengers. First rate and a must if you do nothing else.
Had an absolute ball on this tour. Our guide JC and Kevin were phenomenal. First time snorkeling and loved every moment of it and the tour or the caves and boat ride were wonderful.
Great guide, great food, great music!
Nice dinner cruise. Good food at the buffet. Well worth it!
We took this tour yesterday. If you are interested in history, enjoy the outdoors and a beautiful setting, this is the tour for you! The owner is quite a character. You will learn a great deal of Hawaiian history, kayak from one end of a gorgeous bay to the other. You will disembark your boats to enjoy snorkeling with colorful, beautiful fishes, including turtles. One of my regrets, is having forgotten to bring an underwater camera! The water scenery was amazing, but also the area you beach at really felt sacred and was probably the most beautiful spot we encountered in Hawaii. This tour is one of the only that allows visitors land privileges. I would highly recommend!
Kelly United States of ...
This was our favorite booked trip while visiting Hawaii. Aloha Kayak Rentals is the only Hawaiian-owned kayak company in Kona. Iwa, the owner, gave an extraordinary history of the bay before we put in. Jamal, our guide, was very friendly, experienced, knowledgeable, and had a great respect for the bay and the environment. If you're only able to book one trip while in Hawaii, this is the one! I believe they do Manta trips too!
Wonderful ride with narration of the area and music just adding to the experience.
This trip was fantastic. My husband and I were absolute beginners and Jamal helped us every step of the way. After you get to James Cook island, the Snorkling is some of the best we've ever experienced.
This is an absolute must for anyone on the big island!
Staff were wonderful. Drinks and food were top notch. Sightseeing was great, we even spotted whales!
This is a can't miss tour!
This was such an amazing experience!!!!! Aloha Kayak's guides were superb and not only did we have a blast enjoying the activities, but it was also great to hear about the history and the locals' perspectives on the rapidly changing landscape of Hawaii. It was truly eye-opening, and if I ever visit again, I'll certainly go snorkeling with this crew again!
Wonderful experience. I took the short tour. Glad I did. It was just enough time, especially given it wasn't too sunny I wouldn't have lasted much longer without being too cold. The bay was beautiful. All sorts of colorful fish and we even saw an octopus! Kendra the guide was excellent. Very informative and funny. Totally worth the money - highly recommend.
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