Kealakekua Bay offers a superb environment for ocean kayaking. Kayaks may be launched from the wharf, an easy carry distance from the front gate of Hale Keo Keo, but are not allowed to be launched or landed at Napo'opo'o beach.
Kayaking is the easiest way to visit the Captain Cook Monument. Once there you may CAREFULLY carry your kayaks out of the bay and onto the lava (not stepping on any coral naturally, or onto the reef which is ALIVE) and walk around to explore the area which is fraught with it's own interesting history. The snorkelling near the monument is excellent and, if you remember to pack food and water in your kayaks, it's a great place to have lunch before the paddle back.
Hale Keo Keo's Gardener, Doug Murphy, presently rents double and single kayaks with daily rates of $40 and $30 respectively, and weekly rates at $100. (feel free to email Dougmu51 @ hotmail . com). The owners of Kona Boys Kayak Rentals live just next door. They, too, will be pleased to assist you.