Question - Kayaking to Capt Cook

We received this question by email: I 'm planning a trip too big island this August and I want to rent a triple kayak for me, my wife and my daughter.  We want to get to Captain Cook Monument . As we are coming from France , I try to rent it online. May you confirm that the "konaboys" is a good way and may you explain to me the way to … [Read more...]

Question - Snorkeling near Hilo

Hawaiian Honu at Leleiwi Beach Park, Hilo

We received the following question by email: My husband and I are spending two nights in Hilo at the end of October and don't have accommodations yet. Before we make any reservations, I'd like to get an idea of where we can find good snorkeling in the area. I'd appreciate your … [Read more...]

Ocean Adventures

Green Sea Turtle, Leleiwi Beach, Hilo

Hawaii offers the promise of crystal- clear, azure-blue waters at temperatures averaging over 75 degrees. The temperature of our waters varies only five degrees from the hottest day in August to the coldest day in February. On a bright, sunny day there can frequently be up to 100 feet of visibility underneath the ocean's surface, creating ideal … [Read more...]

Hawaii Snorkeling Guide - Kona

Snorkeling with Turtle in Kona, Hawaii

Some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world happens off the coasts of the Hawaiian archipelago. Whether you are a veteran or are taking the plunge for the first time there are a lot of things to know about the where, when and how of enjoying your time under the sea.  The visibility underwater is usually 80-feet or better in the Kona waters … [Read more...]

Keauhou Bay Sea Caves Kayak

Keauhou Bay Keauhou Bay is located at the end of Ali'i Drive, just South of Kailua-Kona.  It is a picturesque, protected harbor filled with boats, surrounded by up sloping dried lava beds.  There are some impressive sea caves and cliffs just South of Keauhou Bay and easily accessible by Kayak.  Launch your Kayak from the Keauhou Bay Harbor.  … [Read more...]

Diving Pawai Bay, Kona Hawaii

Captain Cook Monument, Kealakekua Bay

The Pawai Bay State Fisheries Management is a protected Marine Preserve, just north of Kailua-Kona.  Located half of a mile north of Old Kona Airport Park, Pawai Bay offers crystal clear water and plenty of area to explore. Dive the caves, caverns, arches, and observe the expansive coral reef and tropical fish. About 10 yards from the shore, … [Read more...]

Hawaii Kayak Tips

General Tips When carrying your kayak, attempt to do so with two persons, one at each end of the kayak.  Use common sense - do not lift with your back.  Carry the kayak empty, then at the desired launch point load your gear on board.  When carrying your kayak on your car's roof rack, make sure you remove the kayak seats and secure all loose … [Read more...]

Kayak the Sea Caves Near Honaunau

The sea caves near Honaunau should not be missed! These are one of the secrets of the Big Island.  When visiting the Place of Refuge at Honaunau, you may want to rent a kayak and bring it along with you.  We suggest combining this kayak adventure with a trip to Captain Cook and Kealakekua Bay. Launch your kayak at the boat ramp at the beach to … [Read more...]

Shore Diving - Hilo, Hawaii

Some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world happens off the coasts of this archipelago.  Enjoy easy access to these great local shore diving sites on the Hilo side of the Big Island.  Visibility is not as splendid as Kona, but sea life is just as incredible.  You will see dozens of sea turtles every dive on the Hilo side. We are going … [Read more...]

Shore Diving - Kona, Hawaii

Beach & Ocean | Snorkeling | Snorkeling Tips | SCUBA Diving | Diving Tips The underwater world off the Big Island's Kona Coast is known as a premier destination for scuba divers. And why not? Its calm, crystal clear water, protected from standard trade-wind patterns by two sprawling mountain masses, often allow visibility in excess of … [Read more...]