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About Us

Ocean Safaris Kayak Adventures has been operating kayak tours since 1994 in Kona. We have taken almost 100,000 visitors and Kama‘aina (island locals) on exclusive ocean kayaking adventures and are looking forward to the next 100,000! We are a family-owned and operated business.


Paddling Kona’s clear, pristine waters since 1994, Ocean Safari’s Kayak Adventures have introduced countless visitors and Kama’aina (Island Locals) to the fast growing sport of kayaking. We focus on small groups of adventurers, making safety and fun top priority. Every kayak tour is different and may include dolphin and whale watching, snorkeling, sea cave exploration and maybe even cliff jumping. You may see tidal pools filled with eels, sea turtles and colorful tropical fish. All our guided adventures are led by experienced watermen/women who are Hawaii Lifeguard Certified and we are fully insured. You may also explore on your own – Ocean Safaris has kayaks and paddle boards to rent for the Keahou Bay vicinity. We will outfit you with all safety gear, instruction, and orientation. When you rent a kayak from Ocean Safaris Kayak Adventures you can also take advantage of our knowledge of the area, water conditions and paddling techniques. Rent a Kayak or Paddle Board and explore Keauhou Bay!

Devin Milligan
Operations Manager

Born in Washington but raised near the beautiful waters of Kona, Devin has been a waterman for years. Supported by his family, Kelia (fiancé) and Noah (Son), His love and passion for the ocean has devoted him into his work. He is a professional kayaker, body boarder, body surfer, and diver. He has experienced scuba diving in the waters of Thailand and has had his certified CPR and lifeguard certification for many years. Devin started as a Lead Kayak Tour Guide with Ocean Safaris starting in 2014 and made his way to attain his new kuleana (responsibility) as the new operations manager since 2018.

Kelia Moreno
Office Manager

Born and raised on the mainland but her heart settled into the roots of Big Island, Kelia moved to Hawai’i island in 2014. She embraced her Hawaiian culture by studying the lifestyle (attaining her Hawaiian lifestyles degree- Palamanui CC), learning ‘Olelo Hawai’i, dancing hula, studying the lands of Hawai’i, and learning to love and open her mind and spirit to our ocean, becoming a lead kayaking tour guide with Ocean Safaris in 2016. She loves to surf, dive, swim, and snorkel any chance she gets while raising their son, Noah. Who also loves kayaking and surfing. She is now in partnership with her Fiancé, Devin operating office work since 2018.

Mike Dennis

Mike started paddling on the central coast of California. Since he was a boy he has been a sailor, surfer, swimmer, and paddler. He loves all water sports. Mike is community minded and is protective of our precious coastline. Mike has served on Hawaii State task forces as well as on local ones. He feels strongly that a novice paddler deserves to be educated and informed by someone experienced.