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Join Us in Kona, Hawaii!

Getting Here –

Kona Keahole International Airport (KOA), is an open-air affair with easy arrivals and departures. SwimVacation will provide private ground transportation to and from our home base at Hale Ohi’a Kai, only 10 miles away.

Getting Around

When we’re not swimming right from our home at Hale Ohi’a Kai, SwimVacation guides provide shuttle service to all of our swimming locations and activities daily. Bicycles are also provided for jaunts to town and sightseeing. Most of our guests find no need to rent a car.


Non-U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport for travel to the U.S.

Phone/Internet Service

Cell phone service in Kona and at Hale Ohia Kai is excellent. Hale Ohi’a Kai also has free wifi.


Although your SwimVacation will be paid for in advance, there may be some additional charges along the way. Incidentals can be paid at the end of your trip by cash or personal check.

Costs NOT covered by your charter / SwimVacation fee:

  • Any meals and drinks you wish to purchase away from our home base at Hale Ohi’a Kai (not necessary, but some guests like to venture out on their own for an evening).
  • Road or Time Trial bike rentals. A touring bicycle is provided for each guest at Hale Ohi’a Kai at no extra fee.
  • Gratuity. At the end of your SwimVacation, please consider leaving a gratuity for your guides. The customary amount is 15% to 20%, but this is completely up to you and how much you enjoyed your vacation.

AAll SwimVacation customers must be self insured for medical and repatriation costs, and for all activities you will pursue on your vacation. Many health insurance policies to not cover costs related to these activities. We recommend, at the very least, basic medical coverage from Insuremytrip.com