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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. Experience a snorkel cruise with Fair Wind and always remember 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.

Island of Hawaii Travel Tips: Ocean Safety

Island of Hawaii Travel Tips: Ocean Safety video
There are countless ways to enjoy the beaches on the island of Hawaii – and just as many ways to stay safe. Water safety expert, Iko Balanga, shares a few tips on how to navigate various beaches and changing water conditions while visiting the island.

Water Adventures

Water Activities

Fishing

Fishing

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

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Kayaking & Canoeing

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

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

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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Stand-Up Paddleboarding/SUP

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Similar to surfing (but a bit more laid-back), SUP is a great way to explore the island's calm bays and beaches.

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Kayak Kauai
Kauai
Kayak Kauai
3-5971 Kuhio Hwy
Wailua River Marina
Kapaa, HI 96746
Summary

National Geographic winner! – Located at Wailua River Marina - Summer Na Pali sea kayak tours - Poipu Winter Whale Watching - Wailua River waterfall tour - Hanalei River paddle & snorkel adventure - Island wide hiking tours - Stand Up Boards Rentals - Camping outfitters - VACATION RENTALS.

Waterfall Rappel & Hiking Adventures
Kauai
Da Life Outdoors
3500 Rice St
Lihue, HI 96766
Summary

Experience an Island adventure like none other. Explore private waterfalls in a tropical jungle setting with our fun tour guides. Our bucket-list-worthy adventures include the adrenaline-pumping Waterfall Rappel tour or walk under a waterfall on our Waterfall Swim & Hike tour.

Kauai Beach Boys
Kauai
Kauai Beach Boys
3610 Rice Street
Lihue, HI 96766
Summary

Kauai Beach Boys is Kauai's most complete ocean fun headquarters. We offer surf and stand up paddling lessons, thrilling outrigger canoe rides in the surf, beach gear rentals and sunset catamaran tours of Kalapaki Bay and the Huleia River and private Kauai Lagoons sunset tours.

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Kauai
Kauai Bound
3486 Rice St
Lihue, HI 96766
Summary

Kauai Bound is a locally owned snorkel, golf, underwater camera, and beach rental and retail shop located in Lihue at Anchor Cove Shopping Center. We carry quality dry snorkels with silicone masks, new Wilson golf sets, underwater cameras, and more!

Island Fin Design
Kauai
Charlie's Surf Rentals Kauai
380 Papaloa Rd
Kapaa Sands Office
Kapaa, HI 96746
Summary

We rent high quality Surfboards and SUPs / Surf Daily, multi day, and weekly rental options at some of the best prices around. Drop in at our shop in Kapa'a or request delivery island wide. Tours, coaching, and Aloha always available. Rentals will include car racks, straps, and a bar of premium wax.

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