Posts Tagged ‘water activities’

The Whales are Back!

January 1st, 2011

The humpback whales are back to the Big Island of Hawaii to enjoy the warm waters for the winter.  These fascenating creatures are a must see if you have not seen them before.

Every year they show up to the Hawaiian Islands around December and stay until March for mating season.  If you stay at any of the oceanfront or beachfront properties you can typically see them from your lanai with binoculars.  There are some oceanfront villas at Hali’i Kai that offer some great whale watching.  You can spend hours sitting on your lanai and watching then play in the blue waters of the Pacific.

There are several whale watch tours offered on the island that take you up close with the mammels.  OceanSports is the most conveniently located at A’Bay at Waikoloa Beach Resort.  Many of the whale watches guarantee seeing a whale.  When there are a lot of whales many of the snorkeling tours turn into whale watches as you pass so many on your way to the snorkeling destination.

If you stay at Kolea at Waikoloa or Halii Kai at Waikoloa you can see the whales just off the lanais of your vacation rentals.

Next time you are on the Big Island of Hawaii in the winter months take time to enjoy these beautiful mammels.

Surf, Stand Up Paddle, and Kayak with Kona Boys

April 1st, 2010

Kona Boys can help you with all your water sport needs. From kayaking to Stand Up Paddle Boarding and surfing, Kona Boys does it all. Kona Boys has two locations; “The Shop” is conveniently located near Kealakekua Bay, which is one of the best places for water activities on the Big Island of Hawaii, and the “Beach Shack” which is located in Kamakahonu Bay, next to Kailua Pier in the heart of Kailua-Kona.

Although Kona Boys offer a variety of services, their award winning shop is known for providing kayak tour and rentals. They offer several kayak/snorkel tours to Pawai Bay or other locations and they can customize a tour to meet your desires. If you are the adventurous type, you can rent a kayak and tour Kealakekua Bay on your own. Your rental includes a dry bag, soft cooler, backrests, life jacket, and paddles as well as the rack and straps to transport the kayak.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world and it originated right here in Hawaii. Join Kona Boys for a SUP lesson and find out what all the excitement is about. Kona Boys also has a great variety of rental boards and if you’re in the market they have the largest selection of new boards on the island. Delivery is available, so no matter where you are on the Kona Coast you’ll be able to “paddle out”.

It is almost impossible to think about Hawaii without thinking of its native sport, surfing. Whether you are a first timer looking for a lesson, a beginner who needs a rental and some tips on where they can surf without getting hassled, or an experienced surfer who needs current information on swell size and direction in order to make educated decisions on where to surf, drop in to Kona Boys for all of your surf needs.

You can reach Kona Boys at (808) 328-1234 or for more information and rates.  You can also check them out online at

Click here for a map to Kona Boys from Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Body Glove Snorkel Cruise to Pawai Bay

September 4th, 2009

Body Glove Snorkel Cruises

Body Glove takes you to one of the most popular areas on the Big Island of Hawaii, Pawai Bay.  Here you will find a marine sactuary filled of sea life.  Not only will you enjoy great snorkeling, you will also have a fun time on the boat.  Enjoy a continental breakfast, open bar, deli style lunch, restrooms, and a 15 foot water slide.  The boat departs in Kona and on your way to Pawai Bay you will also see spinner dolphins along with other marine life.

Deluxe Morning Snorkel Cruise
Duration: 4.5 hours
Adult: $120
Youth (6-17): $78

Afternoon Snorkel Cruise
Duration: 3 hours
Adult: $78
Youth (6-17): $58

You can upgrade to SNUBA or SCUBA for an additional fee.

Contact Body Glove Hawaii at (808) 326-7122 to help you set up your snorkel tour.