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Experience a Fun Kona Watersports Journey

The Big Island’s year-round warm waters are a haven for those who enjoy Kona watersports. Surf, kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, and fish the tropical waters surrounding Kona, with plenty of water activities to keep you busy no matter how long you stay.

Catch Waves Atop a Surf Board or Stand Up Paddle Board

Hawaii is the birthplace of surfing and stands up paddleboarding is the fastest growing water sport in the area. Why not try both? Kahalu’u Bay Surf & Sea will help you get active on the water by providing knowledgeable guides and all the gear you’ll need to enjoy a day of surfing or stand up paddle boarding in the Pacific. Book a lesson and enjoy the thrill of successfully riding waves during your very first session. You can go for a leisurely paddle atop a stand-up paddleboard in the bay or channel, or learn how to catch waves. Rentals are also available for those who want to forego the lesson. Kahalu’u Bay Surf & Sea is open daily 8:30am-5:00pm and is located in Kailua-Kona at 78-6685 Ali’i Dr. To book a lesson, contact them at (808) 322-4338 or

Learn the Art of Spear Fishing Kona Watersports

Spearfishing is popular among locals and is a great way to spend time in the ocean and increase activity during fishing. Check out Top Shot Spearfishing located in Kailua-Kona for the ultimate spearfishing adventure. Whether you’re new to spearfishing or experienced, the tour can be tailored to fit your level. The knowledgeable guides at Top Shot will teach you safety techniques, spear gun control, freediving form, breathing techniques, fish identification, ethics, and Hawaii spearfishing regulations. As an added bonus, spearfishing on the Big Island helps remove invasive species from Hawaii’s reefs. Top Shot offers a 2.5-hour Intro to Spearfishing tour great for beginners, or Private Spearfishing Tours catered to your ability. To book a tour, contact them at (808) 205-8585 or via email at

Explore the Island’s Reefs with a Kayak & Snorkel Excursion

Discover the cliffs and sea caves of Kuamoo Bay, where you will spot dolphins, sea turtles, and manta rays swimming alongside your open water kayak. Don a snorkel and fins and submerge into the underwater world, where the waters are teeming with octopus, uhu (parrotfish), yellow tang, and butterflyfish. Ocean Safaris Kayak Adventures offers kayak and snorkel tours that will allow you to enjoy the beauty of the waters surrounding Kona. Tours run daily from 9am-12:30noon. They are located six miles south of Kailua-Kona town in Keauhou at 78-7128 Kaleiopapa Road. To book your adventure, contact them at (808) 326-4699 or

Contact Us

At Kona Coast Vacations, we have over 210 vacation rental properties available and have been matching travelers with their ideal rental for over 11 years. The majority of our properties are located along the Kona Coast and Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island (Big Island), putting you in perfect proximity for the best Kona watersports. For more information about the best places to stay or things to do while on the Big Island, please contact us at (808) 329-2140 or 1-877-322-2407, and book one of our vacation rentals today!