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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.
Enjoy the waters of Kealakekua Bay with this kayak-and-snorkel combo adventure. You'll climb aboard a two-person kayak and make your way out to the still waters of the Ka'awaloa Cove to swim and snorkel. You'll also get the chance to visit the Captain Cook Monument before heading back to shore.
Swim with manta rays at night during this 2-hour outrigger canoe excursion from Keauhou. A small group of 15 or fewer fellow adventurers means a safe, intimate experience with personalized attention from your guides. Hot chocolate and cookies included after your swim.
In terms of history, scenery, and marine life, there isn’t anywhere on the Big Island of Hawaii that compares to Kealakekua Bay. This protected cove on the island’s west shore is where Captain Cook met his end, and today a memorial stands at the bay to honor the famous explorer. On this guided Big Island kayaking tour, hear the history of Captain Cook as well as surrounding temples, and, after paddling past rugged sea cliffs and caves, snorkel and swim in the clear waters of this Marine Life Conservation District.
Kealakekua Bay is a culturally sacred place to the Hawaiian people, rich with history and not without controversy. We are lucky to be allowed to provide tours in Kealakekua Bay and feel that it is our responsibility to share some of that history while enjoying the Bay's majestic beauty. Know for it's marine diversity and coral cliff, the snorkeling is some of the best on the planet. When you aren't looking down at the display of colorful reef fish, you'll gaze over the surface of the most protected deep water bay in the Hawaiian Islands, surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coco palms. We are one of only three companies that provide kayak tours to this amazing destination and we pride ourselves on providing the best customer service, equipment, and knowledge to ensure that you get the most enjoyment out of your time in the Bay.
Enjoy unlimited use of standup paddle boards, kayaks and hydro-bikes in the sheltered waters of Anaeho'omalu Bay with this 4-hour beach package. Available from 10am until 2pm, take your family to the surf and sand and help yourself to top-of-the-line snorkel gear, kayaks, life jackets and more. You can also take a tour of the reefs on a glass-bottom boat or paddle a Hawaiian outrigger canoe. This package offers fun activities for families of all ages.
There’s simply no feeling that compares to seeing enormous manta rays up close, as their graceful wings seem to fly underwater and turn in rolls all around you. On this Big Island kayaking and snorkeling tour, experience the thrill of paddling to a cove in search of wild manta rays, and then watching the beautiful, graceful rays as they feed and flip through the water. While watching the rays from the kayak is great, it’s even better when you grab a snorkel and slink off the edge of your boat — joining the wild rays for a swim and an unforgettable snorkel.
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.
If you've got an interest in kayaking but would prefer to take to the waters on your own, this package might be for you. Save the hassle of arranging kayak rentals and transportation; to secluded off-shore islands with this adventure, everything will be taken care of, including transportation from Waikiki, equipment, and even lunch.
With natural beauty, blue waters, and pristine parks all around, no visit to Captain Cook is complete without a day of outdoor activities. With this guided adventure, you get to truly take advantage of the incredible environment, with an itinerary that includes both kayaking and snorkeling. Highlights include padding along the clear waters of Kealakekua Bay, enjoying views of the nearby cliffs, and snorkeling above the island's coral gardens—with all activities and equipment included.
Skip the usual boat tours and embark upon a Hawaiian style kayak adventure in a traditional outrigger canoe. These double-hull canoes are known for providing stability and smooth rides; all the better to experience Kealakekua Bay with minimal exertion. Learn about the history of the bay, one of the most sacred in Hawaii; its mysterious caves, and how people lived there, from guides whose families are connected to the area.
Come experience the views of Hilo town from a different perspective, with a guided kayak or paddle board adventure! Two hour fully guided and narrated tours of Hilo Bay depart the pier behind KapohoKine Adventures store. Join our knowledgeable and lifeguard certified guides as we explore the history of this intriguing area, from the surprising history of Moku Ola (coconut island) to the changes our dynamic landscape has made to Hilo town. We’ll mosey along tranquil rivers and explore hidden waterfalls, beaches, and a hydroelectric plant, all the while keeping an eye out for friendly honu. Take a refreshing dip if you’d like before heading back to shore. Water and light snack provided.
Paddle a traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe around Keauhou Bay during this 2-hour activity in Kailua-Kona. Learn about the sacred tradition of the Wa'a and experience the Big Island from an ocean vantage point, the way the Hawaiian ancestors did. Stop along the way to swim, snorkel or throw out a fishing line for a fresh catch. All equipment provided; no experience necessary.
Holo i ke kai (Sail the Sea) The Ancient Hawaiian Way!
In approximately 400 A.D., Wa'akaulua (pronounced wah-ah-kow-loo-uh), or double-hulled sailing craft, took Polynesian settlers, their domestic animals and staple plants from the South Pacific to Hawaii. In the centuries that followed , Wa’akaulua and its more numerous relative the Wa’akaukahi (Outrigger Canoe) remained essential for travel, fishing, surfind, diplomacy and war. Today you can experience the traditional sailing methods used centuries ago while enjoying a combination of sailing/paddling, learning about Hawaiian history, culture, geology and traditions of canoe sailing. Guests will enjoy sailing and/or paddling around Hilo Bay taking in breathtaking views of the coast of Hilo Pali Ku (spacious Hilo of the many standing cliffs), Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa Volcanos, Moku Ola (sometimes called Coconut Island), and the beauty of historic Hilo Bay.
Experience the history and natural beauty of old Hawaii. Unlike anywhere else in the islands, Hilo Bay captures the feeling of going back in time. Join our guided 2 hour kayak tour paddling with the majestic snow capped peaks of Maunea Kea crater in the distance. Learn about the history of the last Hawaiian monarch at Queen Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens. Discover secluded coves, marine life that gather in the tide pools, and make a stop at Coconut Island. Come talk story with our guides and learn more about the unique history of Hilo Bay.