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Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

The Big Island of Hawaii has a diverse ecosystem unlike anywhere else on the planet, and on this day-long nature tour, you’ll experience the beauty of its black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you’re lucky, you’ll find Hawaiian green sea turtles basking on the coast. Since the tour only requires a moderate amount of walking, it's an educational adventure for travelers of all ages, with snacks and refreshments included.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Big Island Adventure Combo: Helicopter, Zipline and Lava Tour

Experience Hawaii’s most impressive natural wonders by land and by air on this unforgettable Big Island adventure! Soar above a tropical river gorge on an 8-track zipline course that includes one of the longest lines in Hawaii, and fly over Mauna Loa and Kilauea volcanoes on a thrilling helicopter ride. Explore Hawaii’s explosive history with a guided trek through Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and enjoy dinner with a glass of wine or wine tasting.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 hours
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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small-Group Adventure Tour

Experience big skies and incredible nighttime views on this Mauna Kea stargazing trip with a small group. Join no more than 28 guests for a pre-trip picnic at a historic Hawaiian ranch, proceeded by a ride in a 4x4 luxury van to the summit of the Big Island's tallest peak. After admiring a sunset view, continue down to 9,000 feet (2,743 meters) for a stargazing session, complete with a telescope, hot chocolate, and dessert. The trip also includes a guide and a hooded parka to keep you warm.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kohala Waterfalls Small Group Adventure Tour

Delve into Hawaii’s history and prepare to get wet on this full-day waterfall adventure tour of the Big Island’s Kohala coast. Begin with a drive up the Kona coastline past lava flows, and take in sweeping views from the old Kohala Mule Station lookout. Rumble through the rugged landscape in an off-road vehicle and hike along the tunnels and aqueducts of a historic sugar plantation. Admire the seven Kohala waterfalls and cool off with a dip under the final cascade. A picnic lunch and hotel transport are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA

Hawaii’s natural wonders aren’t only on land and in the sea—the Big Island is also a prime spot from which to admire the wonders of the solar system. This tour is the only one that includes both afternoon solar viewing and nighttime stargazing, accompanied by astronomy experts. Visit different destinations in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and use a state-of-the-art solar telescope and Dobsonian telescope to spot solar flares, galaxies, star clusters, and planets.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

Sail up the scenic Kona coastline, getting views of ancient lava flows and verdant cliffs, and stopping at the Captain Cook Monument, on this 3-hour afternoon sail in Kealakekua Bay. Slip in to the water using the provided snorkeling gear to see vibrant schools of fish, living coral, and even pods of spinner dolphins. Learn about the area's underwater flora, fauna, and ecosystem through guided commentary.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Hawaii's most Spectacular Tour - Mauna Kea Summit and Stargazing

Is this famous Mauna Kea Stargazing always been on your bucket list? Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano and the world’s highest mountain when measured from the oceanic base. Due to its high altitude, dry environment, and steady airflow, Mauna Kea's summit is one of the world's best locations for astronomical observations. Our tour starts from Kailua-Kona where you will meet our guide and tour will begin in comfort with our luxury van. We will be passing on the Saddle road which is one of the most spectacular scenic roads in the world. When we arrive at Onizuka Visitor Center, we will be staying about 30 min to adjust to high altitude. Finally, our tour will continue to the summit where the highest point we can explore and enjoy the world’s best sunset. After sunset, you can observe stars with an astronomical telescope in front of the Visitor Information Center. *While VIC is closed due to its construction, our guide will set up a telescope for the telescope viewing.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure

On this scenic Waipio waterfall tour, you'll spend the day scouring the Hamakua Coast for the Big Island’s famous waterfalls, including Akaka Falls, Hi’ilawe Falls, and Rainbow Falls. You'll also sample seasonal fruit and macadamia nuts at a fruit farm in Hilo, swim at a private waterfall (weather permitting) and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before driving back to Kona between Hawaii’s tallest mountains.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm

On this tour from Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you'll experience some of the Big Island’s best sights in a small group capped at 10 people. In addition to stopping at Punalu’u Beach Park to walk down a black-sand beach, you’ll have the chance to sip Kona coffee on the plantation right where it’s grown, as well as hike through a lava tube that was formed by Kilauea volcano. What’s more, you'll receive an iPad to use on the tour. Use it for photos, videos, and info, as well as playing games or watching movies while traveling between the sites.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Atlantis Kona Submarine Adventure

On this exciting Kona submarine tour, dive deep below the cobalt waters just off the Kona coast, where an entire world of fish and marine creatures is waiting just below the surface. As the submarine descends towards the colorful reef, peer through the portholes at fish that swim to within inches of the submarine windows, and experience the sense of peace and calm in this world beneath the waves. This is a great way to explore underwater without even getting your hair wet, and, if you’re very lucky, there’s even the chance you could see a passing shark.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Mauna Kea Sunrise Experience

Start your morning on the Big Island on top of the world (literally) during this 6-hour sunrise trip to the peak of Mauna Kea. Watch the first rays of light peek across the horizon from the 13,000-foot (3,900-meter) summit before descending for an included continental breakfast and visit to the Mauna Kea Silversword plant enclosure.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

Set Sail down the Majestic Kona Coastline with breathtaking views of landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. As you arrive at the "World Famous Captain Cook Monument" your snorkeling adventure will begin in the turquoise waters and vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay. Make sure to bring an underwater camera to capture the colorful schools of fish, pods of spinner dolphins that are also commonly spotted in the bay. “Hawaii The Big Island Revealed” guide book says, “snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay near the monument is perhaps the best you will find anywhere in the state”.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel from Kona

Swim near a manta ray natural habitat on this 1.5-hour night snorkeling tour from Kona. Led by an expert guide, journey five minutes off the Big Island’s west coast where the mantas come to feast on plankton. Dive in the water, and swim in an area known for manta ray sightings. The area is lit by your vessels diving lights, so you can get a clear view even in dark waters. Afterward, dry off, and enjoy warm soup, bread rolls, and hot drinks as you recount your underwater adventures.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

A three hour tour you won't want to miss! Set Sail down the Majestic Kona Coastline with breathtaking views of landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. As you arrive at the "World Famous Captain Cook Monument" your snorkeling adventure will begin in the turquoise waters and vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay. Make sure to bring an underwater camera to capture the colorful schools of fish, pods of spinner dolphins that are also commonly spotted in the bay. “Hawaii The Big Island Revealed” guide book says, “snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay near the monument is perhaps the best you will find anywhere in the state”.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

Make the most of your time in port on this Kona shore excursion timed to your cruise's arrival and departure. Get picked up from the port and head out on a sailing adventure to the Captain Cook Monument and Kealkeaua Bay where you can snorkel, swim, and explore caves and lava tubes. Expect to see spinner dolphins, sea turtles, colorful fish, and ancient reefs. Lunch, snacks, and use of snorkeling gear are all included.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kilauea Volcano Bike Tour

On this two-wheeled, adventurous Kilauea tour, explore Hawaii’s active volcano from the comfortable seat of a bike, where you’ll ride through multiple microclimates and past rugged volcanic terrain. This Hawaii bike tour is one of the best ways to explore Kilauea volcano, where every bend in the road reveals a new volcanic wonder, from steaming craters to lava fields to cliffs dropping off toward the sea. Even better, the tour includes visits to the Jagger Museum and Thurston Lava Tube.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Maunakea Stellar Explorer HILO

Hawaii’s natural wonders aren’t only on land and in the sea—the Big Island is also a prime spot from which to admire the wonders of the solar system. This tour is the only one that includes both afternoon solar viewing and nighttime stargazing, accompanied by astronomy experts. Visit Rainbow Falls and the Kaumana lava caves, then explore the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and use a state-of-the-art solar telescope and Dobsonian telescope to spot solar flares, galaxies, star clusters, and planets.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

Pack in some of Hawaii’s most mesmerizing sights during this Big Island twilight volcano tour. Sample Kona-grown coffee from a local coffee farm, keep an eye out for sea turtles at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, and taste Hawaiian sweet bread at Punalu’u Bakery. Then, explore Volcanoes National Park before ending your experience by stargazing in a secluded location—perfect for taking in views of the night sky.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-day Kona Tour with Coffee Farm, Tropical Forest and Brewery Tour with lunch

Join us on this best of Kona adventure; the newest and one of the best things to doin Kona. This luxury tour is the perfect way to learn Hawaiian history, sip Kona coffee, explore an exotic cloud forest and discover Kona’s tastiest beer. We’ll walk the grounds of ancient fishponds, learn about Hawaiian culture and look for turtles. Next, we'll visit Mountain Thunder Coffee high on the slopes of Hualalai volcano. Learn how coffee is grown, dried and roasted. Next, walk in the misty Kona Cloud Forest; an incredibly unique opportunity to see exotic trees, plants, flowers and birds. The Kona Cloud Forest is a unique sanctuary of ancient Koa and Ohia trees, hundreds of varieties of bamboo, and giant ferns. Bird lovers love it for exotics, including the Hawaiian hawk and several honey creeper species. Wind down the mountain to cool off with a cold Kona beer or cider at Ola Brew Co. Tour Kona’s newest local brewery, taste from a flight of beers and ciders, and enjoy lunch on us.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Big Island Kohala Canopy Zipline Adventure

Fly across the lush forest of the Big Island’s northern Kohala region on a 3-hour zipline adventure near Kapaau. Trek through the treetops in a canopy park featuring a series of suspension bridges, platforms and nine thrilling ziplines. Expert instructors are on-hand to ensure everyone’s safety while cruising across the customizable, whisper-quiet course.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Premium Tour of Big Island - Black Sand Beach, Volcanoes and Waterfalls

The island of Hawai’i is full of waterfront sights and scenic jungle landscapes. Immerse yourself in this lush tropical environment on this full-day tour of the island, without all of the fuss of hiring a rental car or organising an itinerary. Tour a range of striking out-of-town destinations: look out for sea turtles at Punalu’u Beach, hike to the dramatic waterfalls in Akaka Falls State Park, and snap some impressive shots in the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Volcanoes National Park Adventure Tour from Hilo

Embark on an epic adventure with this Volcanoes National Park tour from Hilo. You'll journey into the largest and most active volcano on earth with your friendly, professional guide, and pay a visit to the Richardson Blacksand Beach. You'll learn about the incredible landscapes that roll out before you and gain insight into the geological and ecological implications of Mother Nature on this stunning park. See the Akatsuke Orchid Nursery, Rainbow Falls, the Maunaloa Macadamia Nut Factory and so much more on this memorable tour that hits so many of Hawaii's hot spots.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hilo Zipline over KoleKole Falls

The city of Hilo is surrounded by some of Hawaii’s most scenic wonders, and on this 7-line Hilo ziplining tour, you can literally soar past thundering falls as you zip through a tropical rainforest. Learn about traditional Hawaiian agriculture as you zip by Akaka Falls State Park, and once you’re comfortable sitting in the harness and feeling the exhilarating rush, prepare for the dramatic crossing that’s one of the longest zipines in Hawaii, and feel the rush of wind on your face as the forest opens up beneath you.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Tour: Deluxe Circle Island Experience with Restaurant Lunch

Spend a full day exploring the Big Island with visits to waterfalls, beaches, tropical valleys, stunning viewpoints, and so much more. Learn about Kona’s coffee culture with visit to Kona Joe’s coffee farm, where you go behind the scenes and taste award winning locally gown coffee. See Hawaii’s natural beauty at Punalu’u Black Sands Beach, where you feel the unusual lava sand beneath your feet, and lookout for Hawaiian green sea turtles. Enjoy lunch at Kilauea Lodge, and then explore stunning waterfalls and a panoramic view of Hilo from Waipio Valley, before returning to your hotel.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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