BOATING AND KAYAKING
The calm waters near shore around Kona are excellent for boating. Farther out though currents and winds make boating more challenging so you won't find a lot of cruising
sailboats or interisland boating in the Hawaiian Islands
There are several operators offering dinner cruises, sunset cruises, and other boat excurions. During the winter you'll also find whale-watching trips. Another possibility is
go on a snorkel trip even if you don't plan to get in the water.
To see more of the island, try kayaking. Keauhou Bay is located a short walk from the condo, at the west end of King Kahmehameha III Road.
The harbor is close to some impressive sea caves and cliffs just south of Keauhou Bay, easily accessible by kayak. Boats can be rented for a very reasonable
cost right near the water from
Ocean Safaris. You can rent kayaks to explore on your own or join a guided tours, but be sure to watch the currents
and tides and be aware of the weather.
In South Kona, visit the marine sanctuary at Kealakekua Bay and at Captain Cook, where Hawaiian spinner dolphins are spotted regularly in the early morning.
Kona Boat Rentals offers full and half days rental of boats if you prefer more independence. Or try a jet ski from
Kona Jet Ski.