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Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island

Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island

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If you find yourself scouring Big Island reviews for the best luau in Kona, be sure to check out the Island Breeze luau, located right downtown. This immensely popular Big Island luau features shows from around Polynesia, with performances ranging from Fijian war dances to traditional Hawaiian hula. The night is capped off by the heart-pounding action of the Samoan fire and knife show, and in addition to shopping for traditional crafts and receiving your own shell lei, you can feast on a filling Hawaiian buffet that’s paired with an open bar.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119.66
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US$119.66

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Is was great!! It was my wife's first time and she had so much fun.. the food was awesome too. Thanks

Allan_H, Mar 2020

44 Big Island of Hawaii Cultural Tours | All Big Island of Hawaii Tours

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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

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Sample a cross-section of outdoor sights on the Big Island during this shore excursion exploring Volcanoes National Park, waterfalls, orchids and more. Discover the postcard-perfect Rainbow Falls before visiting the amazing volcanic steam vents and unique geology around Kilauea Volcano. Before your day is done, check out a botanical garden filled with rare orchids, snack on macadamia nut treats at a local farm, and visit a gorgeous black sand beach. A guide, park entrance fees, snacks, and round-trip port transport are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153.34
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US$153.34

Kona Submarine Adventure and Royal Kona Resort Luau

Kona Submarine Adventure and Royal Kona Resort Luau

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Enjoy two Big Island experiences with this combo tour that includes a submarine ride and luau. Get a look at Hawaii’s underwater world as you venture below the surface of the sea to observe the fish and other marine life that live around the coral reef. Then soak up a bit of Hawaiian culture at the Royal Kona Resort Luau, where you’ll enjoy food and musical entertainment.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$234.81
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US$234.81

Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only

Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a blockbuster sight on the Big Island, but reaching the park from the Hilo port on your own can be time consuming. With this driving tour, save hours with port pickup and head straight to the park’s highlights, including the steam vents and Kilauea Caldera overlook. This leaves enough time to visit the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Hilo Coffee Mill, and Mauna Loa macadamia farm.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$141.66
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US$141.66

Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour with Volcanoes National Park Tour - Kona

Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour with Volcanoes National Park Tour - Kona

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Maximize your time on the Big Island thanks to this action-packed, full-day excursion covering more than a dozen top sights. Visit one of the world’s most active volcanoes at Hawaii Volcano National Park, taste the island’s best food products like macadamia nuts, coffee, and cookies, learn local history, and discover some of Hawaii’s best waterfalls and beaches.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$169.00
From
US$169.00

Kona Submarine Adventure and Island Breeze Luau

Kona Submarine Adventure and Island Breeze Luau

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Discover the Big Island's coral reefs and Polynesian cultures on with a Kona submarine adventure and a sunset luau at Island Breeze, a 5-hour combination tour. Slip beneath the surface in an Atlantis submarine, and get an up-close look at Hawaii’s thriving marine life at depths up to 100 feet (30 meters). Return to shore for a luau on the shore; experience a traditional lei greeting and imu ceremony, sip drinks from an open bar as you watch dances from across Polynesia, and sample island delicacies at a sumptuous buffet.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$234.00
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US$234.00

Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach

Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach

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Circle the Big Island of Hawaii along the Mamalahoa Highway on this guided, full-day, small-group adventure. Travel almost 250 miles and visit the two biggest cities on the island, Hilo and Kailua-Kona. Climb through several climate zones and native rainforest to the summit of the world’s most active volcano inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. All while learning about Hawaii’s history, culture, religion, geology and fragile ecosystem. All entrance fees plus a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$173.77
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US$173.77
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Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee

Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee

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Spend a full day exploring Kona. See greens turtles, learn how Kona coffee is made, and visit archeological sights. Make the most of animated amount of time with a varied tour encapsulating Hawaii’s history, natural beauty, wildlife and culinary culture. Stop at white sand beaches, walk through lava tube, sample locally frozen coffee and hand made sweets, then choose from a variety activities depending your tastes. Opt to snorkel, go souvenir shipping, or relaxant local brewery, before returning the port.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$139.00
From
US$139.00

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour App

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour App

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Experience the big island’s storied national park at a fraction of the cost with this guided app excursion. Ditch the big bus tour, download Shaka Guide, and learn about the volcanoes’ legends and stories. Enjoy turn-by-turn navigation to must-see locations like like Kilauea Iki Trail, Thurston Lava Tube, Devastation Trail, Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, and Holei Sea Arch.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$9.99
per group
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US$9.99
per group

Big Island Tour Bundle: Get 5 Big Island Audio Tours

Big Island Tour Bundle: Get 5 Big Island Audio Tours

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Our Big Island mobile app features five audio tours and you'll get all of them when you purchase the Big Island Tour Bundle. Here’s what’s included in the Big Island Tour Bundle: - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Tour - Kona Big Kahuna Loop - North Island Jungle Adventure Loop - South Island Epic Coastal Journey - Kohala Coast and Backcountry Tour Each tour uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn directions to popular sites and local gems with stories and music along the way. The audio tours play automatically using your location to give you on-the-spot information. WHY SHAKA GUIDE? ✅ Tours never expire. ✅ Tour work offline. No data needed. ✅ Reliable GPS directions. ✅ A guided tour for a fraction of the price. ✅ Save time planning! We’ve done the work for you. ✅ Your vacation, your terms — freedom to stop and go as you please. ✅ The #1-rated travel app for Big Island. ✅ Listen to interesting stories and Hawaiian music!
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$19.99
per group
From
US$19.99
per group

Kona Shore Excursion: Kona History and Culture Tour

Kona Shore Excursion: Kona History and Culture Tour

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Sample the rich culture and history of Big Island life on this half-day shore excursion. Led by a local guide, make a stop at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, a historic sanctuary for Hawaiian lawbreakers. Then, admire the three-dimensional paintings inside St. Benedict’s Church, and taste a flavorful cup of island caffeine as you learn how Kona coffee is processed. Complimentary port pickup and drop-off are included with your adventure.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.77
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US$70.77

Kona History Tour, Place of Refuge, Coffee Plantation & Painted Church

Kona History Tour, Place of Refuge, Coffee Plantation & Painted Church

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Kailua-Kona is the capital of Hawaii’s Big Island and home to many historic and cultural sites. Take in some of the highlights on this tour, visiting three popular attractions. Enjoy a guided tour of the Greenwell Coffee Plantation including coffee tasting, visit the magnificent St Benedict’s Painted Church, and admire the scenery at the Place of Refuge (Pu'uhonua O Honaunau) National park.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$95.99
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US$95.99

Big Island's Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour

Big Island's Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour

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This Big Island circle tour hits all the highlights of the stunning Big Island of Hawaii.  While riding in a comfortable minibus, watch out the window as the landscape changes with every bend in the road, from tropical, misty valleys full of ferns to a barren, black lava coast. This Grand Circle island tour includes round-trip transport from Kona, with pickup and drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$189.29
From
US$189.29
Taking safety measures

Heavenly Hamakua: From Kona

Heavenly Hamakua: From Kona

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Explore the Hamakua Coast on this full-day tour from Kona. Drive the back roads with a guide behind the wheel, which lets you focus on the scenery instead of the road. View the highlands of Waimea, the coastal jungles of Hilo, and the coast of Hamakua on the scenic back roads you might not find on your own.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$174.36
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US$174.36

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcano Safari Lava Caves, Falls & Highlights Small Group

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcano Safari Lava Caves, Falls & Highlights Small Group

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When your ship docks in Hilo, use your time in port to get acquainted with Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth. Embark on a tour through the Nanawale Rainforest, a lush, tropical landscape in the Eastern Rift Zone. Explore lava caves; stroll along the most recently formed black-sand beaches; feel the warmth from volcanic hot pools, and discover Rainbow Falls. Travel trough Hawaiian back roads and discover the destructive path of the volcano's most recent eruption. Round-trip transport from the port or hotel is included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$133.34
From
US$133.34

South Island Tour

South Island Tour

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Our flexibility and accommodating style set Anuenue Rainbow Tours apart. We tailor each tour to the desires of the group – where we go and how long we stay at any stop along the way is up to you. (We've listed only typical attractions and times spent at each; we happily accommodate what you want to do.) Your attentive tour guide will point out features along the way and delight you with her knowledge of local culture and history. Your guide is a 38-year resident of the island with a degree in Hawai'ian culture and history, a passion for sharing her love of the island, a great sense of adventure, and an abiding aloha spirit. Our air-conditioned Honda Odyssey comfortably accommodates 2 to 7 guests as we traverse the beautiful Island of Hawai’i and experience the sights, sounds and flavors of this incomparable tropical paradise. We are committed to delivering an excellent customer experience! PLEASE NOTE: Your $75 payment through Trip Advisor covers the 1st hour ONLY, as time is flexible.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
per group
From
US$80.00
per group

Kona Shore Excursion: Kona Historical Coast and Culture Tour with Coffee Plantation

Kona Shore Excursion: Kona Historical Coast and Culture Tour with Coffee Plantation

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Explore the Kailua-Kona coastline and learn about its history on this 4.5-hour tour with a guide who introduces you to the Big Island's scenery while telling you about ancient Hawaiian culture, the arrival of Captain Cook, and the development of modern-day Hawaii. Plus, visit a coffee plantation. Tour is limited to 14 people for a small-group experience.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$122.86
From
US$122.86

Discover Legends of Rainbow Falls and Hike Volcanoes National Park

Discover Legends of Rainbow Falls and Hike Volcanoes National Park

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Immerse yourself in the local culture and history of Hawai'i! With the help of your local guide, some of the most intriguing places on the Big Island come to life with stories of their creation and ancient legends.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$151.00
From
US$151.00
Taking safety measures

Pele's Creation Day Tour from Hilo - Puna 2018 Lava Flow (Hawaii)

Pele's Creation Day Tour from Hilo - Puna 2018 Lava Flow (Hawaii)

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The 2018 eruption wreaked havoc upon the subdivision of Leilani Estates. While there is currently no active surface lava on the island, the destruction is still evident here. You will hear first-hand accounts from real homeowners and see Fissure 8, the largest fissure from the eruption. We have exclusive access to visit 4 different properties destroyed in the eruption. A portion of our sales goes to those who tragically lost their homes.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$190.00
From
US$190.00
Taking safety measures

Hawaii Big Island Customized Private Tour

Hawaii Big Island Customized Private Tour

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Explore the Big Island of Hawaii on a private, guided, full-day adventure. Customize the itinerary to fit into any preferred interests or schedule. Climb aboard a spacious, air-conditioned, 15-passenger van to see the sites from Hilo, Kona, Waikoloa or Kohala. Check out everything from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to waterfalls, botanical gardens or a Kona gourmet coffee tasting. Not sure where to go or what to see? Ask the guide for expert recommendations. A hotel or airport pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$1,214.12
per group
From
US$1,214.12
per group
Taking safety measures

Big Island - South Island Coastal Loop Driving Tour App

Big Island - South Island Coastal Loop Driving Tour App

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Hawaii’s Big Island is renowned for its beautiful beaches, dramatic volcanic landscapes, and abundant wildlife. With this Shaka Guide app, explore independently at your own pace on a self-drive tour, using the GPS-programmed audio guide to direct you to all the top attractions. Follow the South Island Coastal Loop, stopping at sights including Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Punalu'u Black Sand beach, and the Captain Cook Monument.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$9.99
per group
From
US$9.99
per group

Big Island - North Island Jungle Driving Tour App

Big Island - North Island Jungle Driving Tour App

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Explore the Big Island on your own terms, and at your own pace, with this self-guided app tour. You'll get over six hours of audio content, a map of the island that can be used offline, and even turn-by-turn navigation. Audio commentary is available for a variety of popular spots around the island, and you can use the app as much as you want, even on future trips.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$9.99
per group
From
US$9.99
per group

Kailua-Kona Segway Historic Kona Town Tour - 120 Minutes - Rating: EASY to MODERATE (due to duration)

Kailua-Kona Segway Historic Kona Town Tour - 120 Minutes - Rating: EASY to MODERATE (due to duration)

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Cover more ground than possible on foot and go to places inaccessible to tour buses on this guided Segway tour of Kona. Learn about the history of Old Kona Town as you glide effortlessly through the streets. See such landmarks as Hulihe’e Palace, Moku’aikaua Church, Kamakahonu, White Sands Beach, and Ku’emanu Heiau, which was dedicated to the sport of surfing, as your guide provides historical context to each.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$189.62
From
US$189.62

Kohala Tour (North Island)

Kohala Tour (North Island)

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Our flexibility and accommodating style set Anuenue Rainbow Tours apart. We tailor each tour to the desires of the group – where we go and how long we stay at any stop along the way is up to you. (We've listed only typical attractions and times spent at each; we happily accommodate what you want to do.) Your attentive tour guide will point out features along the way and delight you with her knowledge of local culture and history. Your guide is a 38-year resident of the island with a degree in Hawai'ian culture and history, a passion for sharing her love of the island, a great sense of adventure, and an abiding aloha spirit. Our air-conditioned Honda Odyssey comfortably accommodates 2 to 7 guests as we traverse the beautiful Island of Hawai’i and experience the sights, sounds and flavors of this incomparable tropical paradise. We are committed to delivering an excellent customer experience! PLEASE NOTE: Your $75 payment through Trip Advisor covers the 1st hour ONLY, as time is flexible.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$80.00
per group
From
US$80.00
per group

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