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Island of Hawaii Water Activities

With more miles of coastline than any other Hawaiian island, the island of Hawaii is a haven for marine life. The calm and clear waters of Kona are shielded from the winds by Maunaloa, making it a perfect place to snorkel, scuba dive or go on a manta ray dive at night. These waters are full of interesting marine life from honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles) to deep-sea game fish—which makes Kona a popular destination for sports fishing. Of course you’ll also find kohola (whales) that visit every winter, as well as the sperm whales, pygmies and false killer whales that are here year-round.

If you’re not interested in kayaking, surfing or parasailing, the beautiful beaches of the island of Hawaii are a great place to simply relax and dip your toes in the sparkling water. But if you are exploring Hawaii’s underwater world, remember how fragile the ocean environment is and malama kai (take care of the ocean). More than a quarter of the sea life present in Hawaii is found nowhere else in the world so please don’t touch the living coral or the animals and plants surrounding it. Even though the honu look friendly, remember they are an endangered species and touching them could harm them. Have fun in the water, but with all marine life, keep a respectful distance—for their safety and yours.

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Water Activities

Fishing

The Island of Hawaii offers plenty of opportunities for sport fishermen from around the world.

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Kayaking & Paddling

Take a paddle around the island in a kayak or canoe for a new perspective on the island’s rich natural beauty.

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Snorkeling & Scuba

You’ll find a variety of locations around the island to dive under the water for a closer look at beautiful underwater environments.

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Surfing

Although the Island of Hawaii isn’t as famous as some of the other islands for surfing, there are some excellent breaks here.

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Whale Watching

Take a ride out to see if you can spot a migrating blue whale during the winter and early spring months.

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Captain Zodiac - Captain Zodiac
Hawaii
Captain Zodiac
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Awarded "2006/2007 C.R.U.I.S.E. Tour of the Year" by Princess Cruises! Captain Zodiac is more than a snorkel tour; it’s a high-speed thrill ride adventure. See dolphins & whales, explore sea caves and see blowholes & unique lava formations.

Kahauu Bay Surf Shop - We are the only full service surf school located at Kahaluu Bay in Kona, Hawaii.
Hawaii
Kahaluu Bay Surf & Sea
Summary

Surf lessons with our friendly and certified instructors are the best & safest way to experience the thrill of surfing. We have one of largest selections of quality rental equipment on the Big Island. Whether you like to surf, stand up paddle, kayak or snorkel we'll hook you up with the right gear!

Unique Hawaiian experience
Hawaii
Flumin' Kohala
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Flumin' Kohala offers you a rare opportunity to explore this remarkable hand-wrought wonder of the Kohala Ditch system and the pristine Hawaiian landscape it crosses. You'll soar high over rushing streams, float across the mountain side via elevated flumes.

Night Manta Canoe Adventure
Hawaii
Anelakai Adventures
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Anelakai Adventures offers guided Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe, Night Manta Outrigger Canoe, Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board adventures on the Kona Coast of Big Island of Hawaii. Our goal is to share not only an amazing ocean experience with our guest, but also the history and culture of the island.

Snorkel Cruises, Sunset Cruises and Whale Watch Cruises
Hawaii
Ocean Sports Waikoloa
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Hawaii's most complete beach and boat activities. Home of the world famous "Seasmoke" and luxurious "Alala" and Manu Iwa catamarans, offering Snorkel Cruises, Sunset Cocktail Cruises, Whale Watching, Glass Bottom Boat, SCUBA, kayaks, and beach day packages.

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