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Puako Bay Coral Gardens Snorkel & Guided Ocean Kayak Tour

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Embark on an aquatic adventure at the National Marine Sanctuary and enjoy a kayak and snorkel tour of beautiful Puako Bay on the Kohala Coast.


When you take a kayak and snorkel tour of the incredible Puako Bay, you will have the option of two incredible packages. Take a leisurely 3.5 hour tour that lets you explore the amazing National Marine Sanctuary. This tour highlights the delightful Turtle Cleaning Station, where hundreds of fish come to feast upon the debris on a turtle's shell. On both tours, you are sure to emerge a kayak and snorkel pro after taking lessons with a friendly expert that will show you the ropes. The Puako area is known as one of the best diving spots around, so don't miss out on this amazing adventure!


  • Guide

  • 20L Dry Bag

  • Bottled water

  • Life jacket

  • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)
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National Marine Sanctuary Kayak & Snorkel

This in-depth, 3.5 hour tour allows you to explore all the wonders that gorgeous Puako Bay has to offer, taking in the magnificent scenery at your own pace. Discover the fascinating underwater life of this area when you visit the Marine Sanctuary, where dolphins can be spotted in the morning and Humpback Whales glide beneath the waves from December through March.

Snacks: Fresh pineapple, fruit drinks, tea, assorted snacks and muffins.

Duration: 4 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide / 20L Dry Bag / Bottled water / Life jacket / Snacks / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)


  • 08:45

    Check-in at Puako Bay

  • Kayak and Snorkeling (3.5 hrs)

  • 12:30

    Return to Bay

Adult/Child ( Age & over ) From
2-hour Kayak & Snorkel

If you need a flexible but fun activity, then this accommodating Puako Tour is perfect for you! Only two hours in the morning or afternoon, this fascinating tour is packed to the gills with fabulous sights and scenery that will leave you with the sense that you've really gotten to know beautiful Puako Bay. Paddle among dolphins, learn to kayak, and snorkel around the coral gardens of Waialea Bay!

Duration: 2:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide / 20L Dry Bag / Bottled water / Life jacket / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)


Starting time: 06:45 - 13:00 (Show more)
  • 06:30

    Check-in at Puako Bay

  • Kayaking & Snorkeling (2 hrs)

  • 08:45

    Return to Bay

  • 12:45

    Check-in at Puako Bay

  • Kayaking & Snorkeling (2 hrs)

  • 15:00

    Return to Bay

Great time ... Kevin is very nice ! We seen turtles and swam with manta rays !!

Heather & Anna

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  • Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Children 4 years old and above can participate in this activity.

National Marine Sanctuary Kayak & Snorkel
  • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

2-hour Kayak & Snorkel
  • If less than 6 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
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  • Swimsuit

Requirement(s) - Others
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  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.

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  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will we see whales?

Every year Humpback Whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii, and although not guaranteed, they are often seen between the months of December and April.

What kind of kayaks and equipment will be used?

Enjoy comfortable tandem kayaks with back-support and a 20L dry bag to keep your valuables safe and dry. Panoramic snorkel masks offer a wide field of vision and snorkels with flexible necks easily discharge water.

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Great time ... Kevin is very nice ! We seen turtles and swam with manta rays !!

Heather & Anna

At the time we made this reservation my wife and I did not realized that this would be a best thing we did on our vacation. From t...he moment we met our Guides, husband and wife Kevin and Noni O'Conner we were treated with such care and attentiveness to our requests and needs during the whole trip. I would highly recommend that anyone interested into snorkeling on Big Island to look for King Kayak Tours. To start with they specialized in small groups tours, that day it was only us!! We enjoyed this trip a lot more that any other snorkeling tours that we were on previously. Location where we did go was close by to our launching point, we had seen a lot more tropical fish and turtles that anywhere else. Equipment was a top notch, snacks provided during the tour ware excellent and plentiful. We absolutely love it, and this would be one of the tours that we would do it again just to be in such a great and knowledgable company such is Noni and Kevin. Added bonus is that they bout are fluent in Japanese, and are offering tours for Japanese speaking tours as well as for English speaking groups. For Laura and I this was such a special treat since it was our wedding anniversary that day end memories that were built during this tour will stay with us forever. Another note, don't worry about photos during the tour they have great camera and they will be taking photos of you so you could focus on enjoying your self. Once again thanks so muck Noni and Kevin for making our Special day even more Special!! more

Laura & Djani Drocic

We had a wonderful experience on this tour. Really beautiful coral reef and so many tropical fish. Great hospitality by our tour... guides. more

Wes and Sue Gregg

We are visitors from Japan. I participated the kayak and snorkel tour in Puako with my son (10-years old) and wife. The instructor...s are thoughtful persons paying kind attention to us all the time. After 15 min guidance on a shore, we sailed out to see whales and play snorkel. We saw a number of (several dozens, if my memory is correct) whales from the kayaks. We were so surprised to see these whales at the close distance (but not dangerous). Later, we parked our kayaks at a buoy and played snorkeling. At the beginning, my son was a bit frightened to do it because of the depth (about 10-m), but soon realized it's very safe not only because of the life jacket but also because of kind help of instructors (they pilot the kayak close to us during snorkeling). Needless to say, we saw very beautiful scenery of colorful fishes, octopus, and coral reef. After the snorkeling, we enjoy sailing with kayak again. My son felt so comfortable and slept soundly on a quiet ocean. I visited the Big Island many times, but this is the best marine activity. I strongly recommend the tour! more


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  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 18:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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