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Big Island Watersports

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“jet skiing”(24 reviews)
“floating dock”(5 reviews)
“big island”(23 reviews)
Big Island Watersports' one-of-a-kind ocean sports experiences offer guests crowd-free swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and more from its secluded "island" located off shore in Kailua Bay. There's also a lounge area and dry bar for observers. We...more
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75-5664 Kaahumanu Pl, Kailua Pier, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1611
+1 808-240-1993
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All reviews jet skiing floating dock big island captain bud these guys stay safe lots of fun pod of dolphins boat ride awesome experience fish pier dive blast instructor brain crew
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the snorkeling and jet-ski with those guys and it was just amazing! Budd, Leo and Brian were really nice to us. We got to see dolphings during the snorkeling and the jet-ski was pure adrenaline. I would totally recommend this activities if you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank diogo_prado
Dane K, Guest Relations Manager at Big Island Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Diogo P, Mahalo for joining Big Island Watersports during your visit to Kona, and for leaving us this great review. Sounds like you had an awesome experience with dolphins and jetskis in the Hawaiian sunshine! Come back soon, a hui hou

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Four of us, with varying levels of personal watercraft experience, rented jetskis/seadoos for an hour. Captain Bud ferried us out to the wharf where we got the craft. Bud was enthusiastic and helpful. He went over the rules of course and how to stay safe....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DalTexN
Dane K, Guest Relations Manager at Big Island Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha DalTexN, Thanks so much for your great review! That pod of spinner dolphins resides on our coast and often rest and play in Kailua Bay during the morning/daytime hours. There's nothing quite like having dozens of playful dolphins frolic around you while you enjoy...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Our lovely day with these guys started with SNUBA in the morning where we met with Brian. He was an excellent guide, very friendly and easy to talk to and above all else made us feel comfortable during our absolutely beautiful dive. We had mentioned...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sean B
Reviewed 18 August 2018

While on the morning cruise of the Fair Wind II, we opted for the SNUBA experience. Our instructor, Kaitlin, was fantastic, and she made this land-lubber feel right at home under the water. It was so simple, really, and her instructions were right on target....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Great guides, incredible experience! I would highly recommend this activity. We even saw dolphins up close playing all around us & following in our wake. Easy & fun, but we were soar the next day.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ProfessorMC
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We rented 5 skis for an hour and when we arrived at the pier there was no one at their counter. We called the number and someone checked us in 30 minutes later. They only had 4 skis available. They extended our time for the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great time out jet skiing. The staff members were very helpful taking pictures of us and helping us when we forgot our go pro mount. We even got to see the dolphins that swam around us. I would love to come back...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank King T
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We decided to rent jet skis on our last day. We made the reservations for 9:00 am on our last day. The company telephoned us a couple of hours later to ask if we can move it back to 10:00 am due to the request...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank 497kareno
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Friendly fun crew. Private island is just a big floating dock but who needs more. We had a blast..the boyed area was large..no need for more space! Picture shows doc in the distance.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank stacyb860
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I took my son jet skiing and Brice and Cody couldn't have been more patient and super nice. My husband, who is handicapped, could not go. Originally we had hoped that he could but after the experience, I realized there was no way. Only my...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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5 January 2017|
Response from FGOlsen | Reviewed this property |
No, they have life vests for everyone and as long as your comfortable with water it's fun for the whole family. I just took my 11 yr old daughter jet skiing for her first time. Worth every penny!