• Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Duration: Flexible
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

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.

Customer Reviews

Jennifer N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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!

Pajouablai L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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!

Athena H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.

Pat S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.

Allison M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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 in....so peaceful! The locations of the snorkeling portion were very nice, with lots of fish and marine life. Would highly recommend this excursion!!

Julie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This trip was perfect for us. We loved the cliff jump and exploring the cave. We saw plenty of fish including the Hawaiian state fish Humu Humu and Pink tail Triggers.
Kevin was a very personable and knowledgeable guide. He took pictures of us throughout the tour and emailed them to us by the end of the evening. The dolphins were just north of us this day, so we missed them we did early morning tour. I've heard that morning tours are better if you want the sun but evening tours if you want the dolphins but who knows. Great tour and highly recommended!

Barb B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Kevin gave us a personalized experience. We paddled twice as far as he usually goes because we did not wish to snorkle. We explored a sea cave and an area called the elevator. The harbor was only 10 minutes from our condo. He shared great photos.

April O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Kevin, the owner and one of the guides, of this tour company was knowledgeable and beyond gracious and kind. I highly recommend this tour to anyone that does not have a tendency to get sea sick. An unavoidable consequence of being on the ocean is that there are going to be waves. My friend learned this lesson the hard way but still talks highly of our experiences on the tour, overall. Considering how many times he got sick, that's really saying something!

Cole M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

One of the perks you can expect from a smaller tour group is the undivided attention of your guide, and this trip certainly delivered.

This is typically a two guide tour, with one person on camera duty to make sure you don't miss any moments, and another leading the way to whatever sights are most impressive at the time.

The guide was not only personable, but more knowledgeable about the coastline and wildlife than the guides on my previous larger tours.

Splendid tour for close family. Doubly so for just you and your SO.

Nancy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is excellent. Saw Dolphins and tons of fish snorkeling. Great guides very friendly!

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