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Kailua-Kona, United States
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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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Local taxes
Bottled water
Professional guide
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Hotel pickup and drop-off

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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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
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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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Kayaking with Kevin
, Jul 2021
Kevin was a fantastic guide! Intimate group only 2 family’s of 4 on our tour. Plenty of time to enjoy each stop and Kevin was very patient and helpful…..BIG BONUS, we saw a monk seal while snorkeling. Highly recommend this tour while visiting the Big Island!
Kayaking tours are worth it!
, Jun 2021
Kevin, our tour guide, was fun and filled with information. He made our kayak trip very fun. No one wanted to cliff jump, but our snorkeling near coral reefs were amazing!
, Jun 2021
Kevin was great. The kayaking was the perfect pace. The cave, cliff jumping and snorkeling were amazing. He took us to the perfect spots
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Awesome Ocean Experience
, Jun 2021
Guys, get Kevin. He is the best. He guides very nicely and shares a lot of knowledge on the islands of Hawaii and how they came to be. He also will take pics of you while you’re kayaking and snorkeling and send them to your email after the adventure. Very nice man and very nice experience, would go to Kevin again if I come back to Hawaii
Amazing kayaking experience!
, May 2021
We had a such great time, it was an amazing experience to kayak in the ocean. Kevin was very patient and helpful to say the least. He made our first kayaking experience one to remember. We can’t wait to come back and do it again.
NM couple had fun!
, May 2021
So fun!! Felt safe and secure the entire time! Our guide Kevin was entertaining and knowledgeable - would absolutely do it again!
Amazing kayaking experience
, May 2021
This was a great experience. Kevin was very patient with us as we were both new at kayaking and I didn’t know how to swim. He provided great stories about the area and took pictures of everyone there. What a memorable experience!!
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Great Kayak Morning
, May 2021
Great AM kayak in the ocean. Kevin was a terrific and knowledgable local guide. Really experienced paddler who ensured our trip was safe and fun.
, Apr 2021
Aubrey was so AWESOME! There were two families kayaking together and he knew just how to get the teens connected with the experience as well as the adults. We saw some amazing sights, learned lots of Hawaiian history, snorkeled, conquered fears, and had an amazing time. My daughter (14) and I had an amazing time and we can't wait to do it again.
, Apr 2021
Kevin was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. My wife and I had a great time and would strongly recommend this tour to everyone! Don't hesitate to book! TIP: Eat breakfast or you will get seasick like I did haha

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