See Activities for information about sea kayaking in Puako.

 These guidelines are presented by KAI, the Kayak Alliance of the Islands , consisting of four companies renting kayaks and offering guided kayak tours, and developed partly in conjunction with the former South Kona Community Forum, a group of citizens and commercial tour operators.


P ractice wilderness etiquette : leave no litter, pick up any trash, and use the park restroom before your trip!
A ct like a proper guest in these bays rich in history and modern life. View Hawaiian sites with respect and take or touch nothing.
D olphins are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act . These bays are where Hawaiian spinner dolphins, nai`a, come to rest and breed.
D o enjoy the beautiful fish but refrain from feeding them, or stepping on or touching coral.
L aunch and land only at safe, permitted areas . Lift your boat up to avoid leaving plastic scrapings on the rocks.
L eave all coral alone , no hands or feet on coral please!
E xercise caution : hazards include wind, hot sun, strong surf, slippery rocks, and other hazards.
E njoy paddling and paddle safely!

Photographs: Robert Shallenberger and Andrew Walsh.