Big Island Keauhou Bay Kayaking and Optional Snorkeling Cave Tour

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Big Island Keauhou Bay Kayaking and Optional Snorkeling Cave Tour information and booking

from
$79
Duration
Varies
Departs from
Tour departs from a convenient location in town of Honalo on Highway 11 (Mamalahoa Highway)
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
9am 1:30pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Enjoy an exciting day of kayaking below Hawaii's soaring cliffs and around its sea caves! Experience the picturesque beauty of the Big Island on this aquatic adventure – snorkel in historic Keauhou Bay; dive beneath the surface and discover an underwater world of coral landscapes and tropical fish; and feel your adrenaline pumping as you jump off a cliff into Keauhou Bay.

Begin your fun-filled kayaking, snorkeling and cliff-jumping adventure at Keauhou Bay, the birthplace of Kamehameha the Great, a former Hawaiian king. Your local guide will provide you with the necessary equipment to start your outdoor adventure. Paddle into the calm and picturesque Keauhou Bay, where you'll receive more equipment and safety instruction.

Kayak south away from Keauhou and head toward Kuamoo Bay. During your journey, you'll have the opportunity to encounter dolphins, manta rays and turtles swimming in the pristine water. On the way, admire the beautiful natural scenery, such as the soaring cliffs and blow holes. Kayak into Kuamoo Bay and explore the mysterious sea caves.

Continue paddling along the coastline, where you will pass coral gardens and underwater lava tubes. Take a flashlight and explore the lava tubes in the cave. Next, you'll arrive at a cave in a protected cove, where you'll drop anchor and snorkel over the colorful coral reefs and explore the busy underwater world. Get up close to sea creatures and look for parrotfish, yellow tangs, eels, stingrays and green sea turtles.

Finish your adventure with cliff-jumping! Climb up to the towering cliffs and jump into the deep water for an unforgettable experience. Relax and walk over to the tide pools to watch the eels hunt crabs. Bask in the warm sunshine and soak in the magnificent views. Then hop back in your kayak and head through the smooth water back to Keauhou Bay, where your tour ends.

Choose from two tour departure times. The 4-hour morning tour includes kayaking, snorkeling and cliff-jumping. The 2-hour afternoon tour includes kayaking and cliff-jumping, but no snorkeling.

What's included

  • Double or single kayak
  • Dry bags
  • All necessary equipment included (paddles, back rest, life vest, gear bag & leash)
  • Snorkel gear and instruction
  • Coolers with chilled beverages
  • Historical orientation of area
  • Equipment & tour orientation
  • Certified lifeguard tour guide
  • Snacks

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)