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SUP'n counters with dolphins

Kailua-Kona, United States

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Experience hosted by Makai

2.5 hours
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Aloha! I will be leading our adventure into some of the most sacred Hawaiian waters, where you can truly enjoy the views of Big Island. Along our experience it's very often we run into local Hawaiian Spinner dolphins and numerous species Hawaiian fish This is more of a relaxed approach on SUP boards, where you can take your time and go at your own pace. After over an hour or so in the water we can go back for refreshments and share some pictures and amazing memories. During these winter months there is a great chance we will be able to get very close to some amazing humpback whale activity!!
Other things to note
You don't have to know how to paddle board for this experience. I will make sure you have just as much fun as the other guests. SUP is easy to enjoy and meant for everyone. No matter what this experience is something not to be missed.
Aloha! I will be leading our adventure into some of the most sacred Hawaiian waters, where you can truly enjoy the views of Big Island. Along our experience it's very often we run into local Hawaiian Spinner dolphins and numerous species Hawaiian fish This is more of a relaxed approach on SUP boards, where you can take your time and go at your own pace. After over an hour or so in the water we can go back for refreshments and share some pictures…

Makai's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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From $40
/ person

Meet your host, Makai

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 19 Reviews
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My name Is Makai meaning "Oceanside," thru constantly practicing this activity I have acquired a very special connection with our local Dolphins and turtles. I provide unique knowledge of the local history and marine life. I can speak many languages and have traveled most the world. Currently I run a surf school and bar crawls also, You will find multiply 5 star reviews that prove that people have a blast! I'm lifeguard certified and can actually surf. :) . About 10 years ago I started sharing my love of this Island, thru multiple Snorkel guide positions and Hiking adventures . I Love to share my knowledge with enthusiasm , Come find me at the beach swimming with dolphins. ALOHA
My name Is Makai meaning "Oceanside," thru constantly practicing this activity I have acquired a very special connection with our local Dolphins and turtles. I provide unique knowledge of the local history and marine life. I can speak many languages and have traveled most the world. Currently I run a surf school and bar crawls also, You will find multiply 5 star reviews that prove that people have a blast! I'm lifeguard certified and can actually surf. :) . About 10 years ago I started sharin…
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Where you'll be

Our location is one of many pristine spots located here In Hawaii along the shoreline, depending on where the local dolphins are hanging out I can furthermore pinpoint the perfect location to start our experience. Along the 7mi stretch of Alii Dr, is where our experience will take place either in the water or on land.

Rated 4.68 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Gina
December 2020
Best morning ever! Totally appropriate for rookies or experienced paddle boarders! I sat the whole time and it was fun and relaxing, saw dolphins and whales! Highly recommend!
Savraj
March 2019
Fun times, I had never stand-up paddle-boarded before, so after trying to stand up and splashing about, I opted for the kneeling format (totally cool) and also the kayak-mode, which were both great. We managed to make it out to a pod of dolphins that totally circled our group for a bit! That was awesome! Still need to check if I got some good GoPro shots. Makai and his teammate Aaron (I think his name was) were totally cool and down to earth folks that I would ride with again. Thanks guys!!!!
Fun times, I had never stand-up paddle-boarded before, so after trying to stand up and splashing about, I opted for the kneeling format (totally cool) and also the kayak-mode, whic…
Gabriele
March 2019
Stand up paddling was great at the chosen place. We found the dolphins and had the chance to snorkel with them for a while. All other tour boats where out snorkeling at the same place during the time we spent with the dolphins. The group consisted of 4 people which was a good size.
Stand up paddling was great at the chosen place. We found the dolphins and had the chance to snorkel with them for a while. All other tour boats where out snorkeling at the same pl…
Julie
March 2019
Makai was a great guide and we truly enjoyed our experience on paddle boards! We saw incredible dolphins playing all around us for a good hour or more ....definitely a once in a lifetime experience and I highly recommend it! Thx Makai!
Loreta
March 2019
Had a wonderful time paddle boarding with Makai. There were 7 people in the group of varying levels. Makai made sure everyone had an enjoyable time and were comfortable on the water. We paddled for quite some time around several pods of dolphins. It was GREAT! The dolphins circled our area so we were able to watch them for a long time. The dolphins would go under our boards and then surface right in front of us. A memorable experience.
Had a wonderful time paddle boarding with Makai. There were 7 people in the group of varying levels. Makai made sure everyone had an enjoyable time and were comfortable on the wate…
Kelli
March 2019
It was a great experience for my cousins and myself. Makai and his partner were very knowledgeable about the course we took and cared about the safety of the group. They were very encouraging to try new things on the paddle board. Would love to do this again!
It was a great experience for my cousins and myself. Makai and his partner were very knowledgeable about the course we took and cared about the safety of the group. They were very…

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    Cancellation policy

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    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

    What to bring

    towel

    sunscreen