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Kona Kayak Tours

Professionally Guided Kayak Tours

Kayaking is eco-adventuring at its best. We invite you to sample our aloha and explore Kona’s famous warm, clear waters in an up-close and personal way.

No kayaking experience is necessary. All that it is required is a desire to have fun and average/moderate fitness. Guided adventures are led by Hawaii lifeguard certified, insured, and licensed kayakers.

Ocean Safaris provide full instruction on paddling, water safety, and local history. Trips include snorkel gear, snacks, Hawaiian juice and bottled water. It is recommended you bring the following: sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, footgear (tevas, rock socks, tennis shoes). Everything you take with you on a kayak trip will get wet and/or lost so please bring the bare necessities.

After checking in, we outfit your personal kayaks with lifejackets, backrests, paddles, snorkel gear and bottled water. We help you launch into calm and picturesque Keauhou Bay where we conduct a group instruction.

Keauhou Kayak Tour

Keauhou Kayak Tour

After leaving Keauhou Bay (birthplace of Kamehameha III) we head south along the cliffs toward Kuamoo Bay. Along this stretch we look for dolphins, manta rays and turtles. There are interesting arches and blow holes along the cliffs. In Kuamo'o Bay,...
Early Riser Dolphin Quest Tour

Early Riser Dolphin Quest Tour

Our early riser morning kayak snorkel tour starts at 7:00am until 9:00am. This is a great opportunity to kayak in the cooler hours of the day and the waters are generally calmer then too! After an orientation on the beach we launch our kayaks into the...

Humpback whale taleWhale watching anyone???

  • Have you ever seen a humpback whale from a kayak?
  • Ever heard a humpback sing?
  • Ever watched a nursing mother humpback with her calf?

Humpback whales visit Kona waters December through March.

Whale watching it is our favorite winter pastime. Kayaks do not intimidate humpbacks, they allow us to quietly observe them from a safe distance. These humpbacks are up to 50 ft. long and weigh up to 50 tons and yet they leap and breach like ballerinas. Listen to them breathe; it’s awesome!

**** We cannot at this time offer tours at Kealakekua Bay, a world class paddling/ snorkeling location, home of the Captain Cook monument.