Big Island of Hawaii Kayaking Tours
Big Island of Hawaii kayak tours get you close to the sea life!
The calm waters, abundant sea life, great snorkeling, picturesque sea caves and beautiful weather surrounding the Big Island of Hawaii make it an ideal location for Big Island kayak companies to operate a variety of Hawaii kayak tours.
The most exciting locations for kayaking on the Big Island are to be found off the Kona coast of the Big Island. Here kayaking in the lee of the giant volcanoes of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea you'll find the tranquil waters to be crystal clear and teeming with sea life. Don't be surprised to see dolphins, turtles, perhaps a manta ray or even enjoy whale watching (yes, from a kayak) in season. Snorkeling is particularly great as well and can be done right from your kayak.
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One of the great kayaking and snorkeling spots off the Kona coast is the famous Kealakekua/Keauhou coastline. A number of kayak and eco tour companies paddle their way along this historic (Captain Cooke was killed here) and beautiful coastline complete with rugged sea cliffs and spectacular sea caves. Some companies even allow a supervised version of cliff diving when the conditions are considered safe enough on your kayak tour.
Kayak tours are among the most marine intensive of all the ocean activities available to you on the Big Island. You generally can choose a single or a double kayak and your snorkeling adventures off the kayaks will be some of the most rewarding to be found on any of the islands. Some companies also offer various hiking tours in conjunction with your kayaking adventure.
Tom's Tips - Big Island Kayak Tours
- It is a fantastic experience exploring the cliffs and sea caves from your Big Island of Hawaii kayak. If you're really adventurous you can enjoy cliff jumping too!
- Kayaking on the Big Island is not just for adults. Children enjoy this immensely and it's great to be able to put them in the second kayak seat.
- Mornings are generally the best times to kayak off the Big Island as the seas are generally the calmest.
Are you somebody who wants to do something very close to nature? One of the best ways to get a first hand perspective on Hawaii's marine life is by taking a kayak trip. Kayaks are small paddle boats that are very maneuverable and can be navigated through very shallow waters. This allows the paddler to be able to access spots that often times are very difficult to access if not impassable for larger, motor driven boats. Adventures in Paradise offers guided trips, or for the do-it-yourselfers they have an unguided kayak rental option as well. The coastline of the Big Island drops off to very deep depths almost immediately offshore. This allows the kayaking trips here to do something that is not available on the other Hawaiian Islands. The deep water can be accessed on the same trips that also see the shallow coral reefs along the shore. The deeper water has a whole different cast of larger fish then the shallow shoreline waters and being able to see it all from the perspective of a kayak is something you will never forget!
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Introducing the Kohala Ditch Adventures. A completely new and ultimate Eco-adventure floating in mountain kayaks exploring the famed Kohala Ditch system. Knowledgeable 5th generation native guides will share genuine history and Hawaiian folklore. Immersed in a jungle setting, this will truly be the highlight of your vacation. Fascinating, educational and real old hawaiian beauty!.
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Kayak tours are always fun but particularly when you paddle over pristine reefs and crystal clear waters with plenty of fish. This is the case with Kohala Kayak. Kohala Kayak offers fun-filled eco-encounters along the South Kohala Coastline featuring double kayaks (sit on top plastic open cockpit kayaks) with all the necessary equipment included (paddles, back rest, paddle leash, life vest, and snorkel gear). You will be given an orientation tour by your certified lifeguard tour guide.
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Over the years Ocean Safari's Kayak Adventures from the Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii has introduced tens of thousands of visitors and Kama'aina (Island Locals) to the fast growing sport of kayaking. The focus of Ocean Safari Kayak Adventure is on small groups of kayakers making safety and fun a top priority. All guided kayak adventures are led by experienced watermen and women who are Red Cross CPR Certified and the company is fully insured. Ocean Safari's Kayak Adventures assists with water safety at Kona's annual Ironman Triathlon as well as other water events. Every Kayak adventure is different and may include dolphin watching, snorkeling, and sea cave exploration. You may see tidal pools filled with eels, sea turtles and colored fish while wild parrots can at times be seen flying overhead. A variety of Kona locations are offered with trips scheduled daily.
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Big Island of Hawaii Kayaking Tours - One of my favorite activities on the Big Island would be one of the many kayak rides. These are generally found off the Kona Coast and may include dolphin watching, snorkeling, sea cave exploration and even cliff jumping. Marine life is often within an arms length of your kayak and colorful fish and Hawaiian Sea Turtles are almost always a big part of your experience.