4-hours Ocean Kayak Tours from Hawaii

80 Reviews | Big Island of Hawaii, USA

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Overview

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, allowing you to view more than 50 species of fish .

Although we try to keep the general groups small, we also offer private tours as well as tours for larger groups like large families, groups of students, company outings, etc. up to 20 guests.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Family friendly
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Excellent value for money
  • Snorkel gear included

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Average 4.80 out of 5 stars based on 80 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Hilleary_Z, Nov 2022 Verified
Amazing experience full of serenity, adrenaline rush and breathtaking beauty both above and under the sea. The guides of Kevin and Miles were informative, thoughtful and funny.
Jai S, Oct 2022 Verified
My group of six (4 adults, 10 year old and 5 year old) went out on the 4-hour tour and we had a blast! We got really lucky and spent 20 minutes around a group of dolphins that had come into the bay we launched from. The cliff dive was from 25 feet which is daunting but if you can, do it! I was terrified at first but it was fun. Snorkeling was great - a lot of beautiful fish. Dustin was our guide and was amazing. My GoPro fell into roughly 20 feet of water and I had totally written it off but Dustin dove down and found it and pulled it up! I was able to recover my pictures, which was amazing. Major props to him for pulling that off. This is all around a really great experience for anyone who likes being out on the water. It does some effort to paddle but I think most moderately active folks should not have any problems enjoying this activity. Book early if you can. We were a little late to book, on the website everything was booked up but Kevin was great and created a new slot for me when I called in.
charleswilkerson, Oct 2022 Verified
Cliff jumping and snorkeling was great! Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
jkG4238XK, Oct 2022 Verified
Kevin's 4 hour kayak tour was far and away the highlight of our activity-loaded island getaway. It has cliff jumping, sea caves, dolphin "shows" (thanks to the showboating nature of the spinner dolphins), snorkeling, history and background of the landmarks we passed, and of course kayaking. What really stood out to us is as loaded as this trip is with physical components, Kevin somehow also makes it super relaxing - it was the kayak equivalent of sipping coffee on the porch watching the sunrise. We highly recommend the early morning long tour. Best memories of our stay. Also Kevin takes great photos throughout the tour and emails them to you right after so if you don't have a GoPro or waterproof camera, even that's covered.TLDR: Every detail of this tour is perfectly thought out, it's relaxing yet physical, multi-faceted, and You can feel how much care is taken in each detail. 10/10
Danielle_E, Oct 2022 Verified
I booked this for one of our last days of vacation on the big island. There were many different excursions to choose from, and we are very happy we went with this one. I loved that it had a little bit of everything. Ocean kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, cliff jumping. You do kayak quite a distance (3-4 miles ish per my gps), so just make sure you have some physical fitness. The cliff jump is around 25-30 feet I’d say but not required! Our guides Dustin and Miles were excellent, fun, informative. Water, dry packs, and life vests were provided. Highly recommend a hat. We also purchased a water proof phone bag cheap off Amazon and had a ton of fun taking underwater pictures. Definitely recommend booking this trip!
Anish_A, Oct 2022 Verified
Cliff jumping and the snorkeling were amazing. Our guide also gave us some neat historical tit bits as we kayaked around. One thing to note is that the final set of kayaking back to the starting point can be rough(tiring) due to the winds. Make sure your party has at least a moderate level of fitness -- this isn't like kayaking on a lake.
Mickey_W, Oct 2022 Verified
Be prepared for a workout getting in and out of the kayak for cliff jumping and snorkeling. Reef walkers are better than flip-flops when walking on the shore. 3 mile round trip while paddling. Dustin was a great guide. Be ready for a good workout.
sharonlB5375AY, Oct 2022 Verified
Thanks Miles for being a great tour guide, pointing out the dolphins, guidance for the lava tube and for pointing out the hot spots for snorkeling. We had excellent conditions for a great kayak and snorkeling experience. Signing up was easy and Miles was ready and waiting for us when we arrived. Couldn't have been better.
Explorer539793, Aug 2022 Verified
We did the four hour tour and it was excellent! Kevin is the owner and responded very quickly to my email with some questions I had. My daughters are 16 and 12 and really enjoyed it. We saw dolphins and manta rays, went inside sea caves, cliff jumped, and went snorkeling. The water was calm enough to go inside two sea caves and we saw lots of fish snorkeling. Only my husband did the cliff jump because it was a 25 foot drop and my daughters and I are not daredevils. Dustin, our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The dry bag was nice to keep our things inside of and it clipped onto our kayak. Overall it was a great trip and we’re so happy we ended our Hawaiian vacation with this kayak tour.
cseventeenh, Aug 2022 Verified
We had kayaked in Florida and thought this would be an awesome chance to experience it in Hawaii. Kevin was great. We had a group of two families of four. Our family was a little older than the other but it was not a big deal. The email info provided for arrival was very thorough and we were able to find Kevin waiting at the "dock". He gave us our dry bags and showed us how to use them and what to put in them. Trust him when he tells you what to do. We went to the kayaks and he gave us a bit of instruction. You do enter the kayaks from a very rocky shoreline but Kevin was very helpful in making sure we all got in safely. It is about a three mile round trip paddle so you need to be in reasonably good shape. We are not hard core athletes but we didn't have any problem with the padde. We lucked out because, according to Kevin, it was a rather calm day. (Still take your dramamine if you are prone to any motion sickness). I did and it still caught up to me before we paddled back. We paddled out and Kevin would give us information about the areas we were passing. We did not see any dolphins but there is no guarantee for that. We went into a sea cave which was really cool. He said when it is a little choppier the waves inside can get big. Three brave souls (two of which were our sons) took him up on jumping off the cliff. I appreciated that he guided them very well in what to do and only let them jump when the conditions were good. Both of our boys absolutely loved that part. After jumping, we all headed off to our snorkel site. Kevin tied everyone together and anchored his kayak. He distributed the snorkel gear and said jump in when ready. There were a lot of fish and coral reef to explore. We swam for maybe 30 minutes. Climbing back into the kayak was much easier than I expected. We returned all of our snorkel gear and paddled back to our launch point. Kevin was great about getting me out first since I had gotten sick after snorkeling. Everyone in our group got out without problems when we returned. Kevin took pictures during our trip and I had them in my email later that afternoon. This was a great experience and I thought was a great value compared to other trips we had been on. It's nothing fancy but it is so much fun.

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