5 Activity Rating
5 Crew Rating
We had an amazing time. By far some of the best snorkeling my wife and I did on the island. Our guide was a really cool guy, he was very laid back and made it a lot of fun. I would recommend this to anyone.
Take a guided kayaking and snorkeling adventure along the South Kohala coastline to discover the coral gardens of Puako Reef, a marine sanctuary, where Green Sea Turtles feed among multi-colored, tropical reef fish. See Humpback Whales (in season), too.
Participants are outfitted with snorkeling gear and given a brief orientation before launching. Once on the water, the group will paddle about 1 mile (30 minutes) to first snorkeling site. An orientation on how to use snorkeling gear will be given for those needing it.
See the pristine and protected Puako reef with an abundant assortment of colorful fish and other critters. Water depth is about 20 feet, and there are underwater sea arches you can swim through 10 feet down. Water temperature is at 75º from November to March and at 80º from April to October. Resident green sea turtles usually hang out in the area. Once out of the water, snacks will be served.
We use double-occupancy kayaks. Couples will be paired together, and singles will be paired with other singles. If there are no other singles to be paired with, this single person will most likely be with the guide in a double, unless they are an experienced paddler.
Details for Kayaking
Location: Puako Boat Ramp, Kohala
Duration: 3 hours
Schedule: 7 days a week
Time: Check-in 9:00am
Children: 8-12 pay reduced rate. No babies or infants
Recommended: Hat, sunscreen, bathing suit, sun block and sunglasses. Reef-walkers or sport sandals, Cameras. Because of the wet nature of the activity, waterproof or weatherproof are suggested. Underwater is the best. Leave a towel in the car or transport van for return.
Included: All snorkel gear but no prescription masks. For those needs, you can rent from a dive shop (Kohala or Mauna Kea Divers in Kawaihae). Flotation devices and healthy snacks are also provided.