Things to do on the Big Island
Listed below are some of the marvelous Things to do that await you on the Big
Island. save your self valuable vacation time by booking your activities.
We will be happy to make the arrangements at no extra cost to you~~~ just let us
know the dates and approximate times you are interested in and we'll set it up!
The Kona Village Resort's Legendary Luau has been a tradition for almost 30
years and is the oldest continuously running luau on the Big Island. Held on
Friday evenings at 5:00. A true Polynesian experience, not to be
missed. The Island Breeze Luau is considered a “Royal Hawaiian
Experience” and is held on the grounds of Kamahameha the Great’s former
estate in Kailua-Kona every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:00.
A favorite of the revue is the exciting and dangerous fire knife dance!
Marvel at Hawaii’s unique underwater paradise aboard the high-tech
submarine, Atlantis. View the unique, fascinating natural coral reefs
and their inhabitants in air-conditioned comfort and safety. Departing
every hour from 10 am to 3 PM from the Kailua pier. (Special price
combination with Island Breeze Luau and the Atlantis Submarine for $99.)
Above Kohala is a pristine forest that can be seen only from a kayak. Kohala
Mountain Kayak Cruise allows visitors to experience first hand the open
ditches, elevated flumes and tunnels of the historic irrigation system.
Morning and afternoon cruises depart daily, approximately three hours in
duration. Kayaking experience not necessary.
Take a snorkeling cruise on the Fair Wind to beautiful Kealakekua Bay and
explore the unique coral reef in this secluded marine sanctuary.
All snorkel gear and instruction are provided. Both morning and afternoon
tours are available departing from Kailua Pier.
- WAIPIO VALLEY TOURS
Explore the lovely and secluded Waipio Valley by 4-wheel drive with Waipio
Valley Shuttle. A 1-1/2 hour tour available Monday through Saturday
from 8 am to 4 pm. You will see spectacular waterfalls and roaming wild
horses amid the lush rain forest, and the tour will be narrated with
Hawaiian history and legends. Allow about one hour of driving time
from the Kona area.
- MAUNA KEA SUMMIT TOURS
View a breathtaking sunset from the top of Mauna Kea---over 13,796 feet in
elevation and one of the most important centers for observational astronomy
in the world. Here the wonders of the heavens are revealed to
scientists from around the planet. Explore the visitors center at
9000’, where your guide takes you on a journey through the constellations
with a large telescope directed at some of the most fascinating and exotic
objects in the sky. An 7 hour tour departing afternoons from the Kona
- WHALE WATCHING TOURS
See these gentle giants up close and have the opportunity to learn more
about these fascinating creatures from Dan McSweeney, a marine mammal
expert. The peak viewing for humpback whales is during the months of
November through April, but a variety of whales can be seen in Hawaiian
waters at all seasons of the year. Monday through Saturday at 8 am
leaving from the Honokohau Harbor.
- HELICOPTER TOURS
A spectacular way to see the Big Island. View both the beauty and
volcanic fury that created this archipelago with the number one helicopter
company, Blue Hawaii. See the active lava flow as well as deep
meandering valleys, hidden waterfalls, and towering ocean cliffs that are
inaccessible by foot. Departing from Hilo.
Hawaii Forest & Trail takes small groups on guided tours to remote,
private lands through a magnificent tropical rain forest where stands of
giant ferns are home to reclusive native birds and spectacular waterfalls.
Luxury service tours provide everything you’ll need for a comfortable and
pleasurable day of exploration. Half day and full day tours available
departing from the Kona area.
- HORSEBACK RIDING
See the beautiful Kona Coast on horseback as you enjoy a leisurely ride to
the historic Captain Cook Monument at famous Kealakekua
Bay. Swim, snorkel and eat a great lunch before riding
back up the trail. A four hour adventure departing daily at 9 am.
This adventure has it all: a scenic and historic drive around the coast,
native rain forest, lava tube cave visit with headlamps, and a splendid
diversity of geography and climate. Plus, if active, see the lava flow
from the world’s most active volcano. Let Hawaii Forest and Trail do
the driving so you can relax and enjoy the scenery. A 12 hour trip
departing daily from the Kona area.
You may call us with this information at 1-800-559-6627 or send it by fax to
(808)326-5487;or return this sheet by mail to: Adventures Hawaii Activities, 76-770
Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.
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