the ultimate - Big Island stand up paddle board adventure
stand up paddling stoke
day or night
shining a light on coral reef degradation
raising awareness & funds
for coral reef PRESERVATION & restoration
Light attracts plankton, plankton attracts the marine life we observe through your viewing window on our evolutionary SUP's!
LightSUP Hawaii is a next level human experience that combines the stoke of SUP with the views of snorkeling, day or night.
The coral reef we explore and marine life we admire
are the most healthy and abundant in Hawaii.
Our guides share their knowledge of the reef's secret treasures you're seeing in your window and their experience gives us the best opportunity to see the marine life below.
To observe marine life in their natural environment from the surface is THE least invasive and environmentally conscious way to see the reef.
LIGHTSUP HAWAII IS NOT FOR SEA WORLD PEOPLE WHO EXPECT ALL SPECIES OF LIFE TO PERFORM ON THIER TIME!
Mother Nature is always in charge and does not care about our wants!
Rather, we are for those who are all about
BEING THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE ON OUR CORAL REEF.
Come experience our SUP's with illuminated snorkeling views
and of course, our world famous
LIGHTSUP HAWAII ALOHA!
Classic Kohala Coast Sunset pictures then we light up the reef and marine life that loves plankton
Light up the night in Kona as we guide your illuminated marine life observation in Kailua Bay
SUP stoke and snorkeling views of the sea turtles, reef fish, rays and dolphins of Puako Bay
Kailua Bay marine life observation while your guide shares their knowledge of what you see below
WORLD FAMOUS LIGHTSUP HAWAII ALOHA
GRATEFUL FOR OUR GUESTS WHO SHARE THIER ALOHA WITH US
You have not LIVED until you’ve paddled out on one of these boards with Kelly or Ray. We recently travelled to the Big Island to celebrate the end of my 8-year-old son’s 3-year chemotherapy treatment. I researched and researched and RESEARCHED the most unique, memorable experiences on the island. It was so important to me have the perfect trip planned for my little boy, and LightSUP did not disappoint! We paddled out on our own and toured. I paddle several days a week back home in CA, but no trip out has ever come close to these experiences. The sunset tour is pure magic. Magic. Just being on the water at dusk/nightfall is a super tranquil experience…the reefs lit up below, the solitude, the sounds. It’s an incredible experience. I’ll never forget the moon beams glistening all across a completely empty bay in Puako. During one of our daytime paddles in Kona we were also surrounded by too many dolphins to count! We didn’t have to chase them down by boat or interfere with them (or the environment) in any way. We just paddled and watched as they swam around, jumped in the air, and just did their thing, and it was everything. On top of offering these wonderful tours, Kelly and Ray, and their boy, are just awesome humans. They went to great lengths to make sure our experiences with LightSUP were all that they could possibly be. We are so grateful to them for those experiences, their kindness, and all the aloha! And if you have an evening to share after the sunset tour, I cannot recommend the luau and fire dance highly enough. You will be blown away!