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  • Big Island, Hawaii: Night Manta Ray Snorkel Experience

    1. Big Island, Hawaii: Night Manta Ray Snorkel Experience

    Snorkeling with manta rays is a must do while in Hawaii! Enjoy this amazing opportunity to see manta rays up close feeding and interacting with other ocean creatures. Relax and enjoy the experience with wet suits, snorkel gear, drinks, and snacks provided. Bring your underwater camera for photos and memories that will last a lifetime.

    This was the highlight of my vacation. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants an amazing experience and make a lifetime memory.

  • Big Island: Voyagers of the Pacific Luau with Buffet

    2. Big Island: Voyagers of the Pacific Luau with Buffet

    Visit the Royal Kona Resort to experience an interactive luau show celebrating the rich cultural history of Hawaii with seating on the glimmering shores of Kailua Bay. Start the evening with an aloha shell lei greeting, and craft demonstrations. Soon after, feast on a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet with traditional Hawaiian dishes made with local ingredients. Savor authentic island entrees such as honey soy braised beef, and fresh-catch fish. Be treated to Big Island flavors with sides like Hawaiian sweet potatoes, coconut rolls, macaroni, and Lomi Lomi salmon salad. Enjoy stir friend vegetables and kalua style pork and cabbage. Finish off your culinary experiences with tasty favorites like Hawaiian haupia pudding and coconut cake. Sip Mai Tais, wine, beer, and soft drinks as you embrace the local culture and radiant sunset. Then, as drumbeats build, the sensational Voyagers of the P...

    I would have loved a more traditional spread of food. we will do another after Covid:)

  • Big Island: Captain Cook Historical Dinner Cruise

    3. Big Island: Captain Cook Historical Dinner Cruise

    Step aboard and step back in time… Join for an enchanting Hawaiian history lesson from the experts on Kona’s one and only Historical Sunset Dinner Cruise. This three-hour family adventure departing from the Kailua Pier is narrated by a local historian tour guide, who will reveal secrets, tell stories and share legends related to the numerous landmarks along the 12 miles of magnificent Kona coastline. Unwind to Captain Cook’s Monument at Historical Kealakekua Bay (only accessible by boat or hiking) with a complimentary cocktail from a fully stocked, premium bar.

    Begin your delicious dinner starting with a Mauna Loa Big Island Macadamia Nuts (Vegan/GF) appetizer. Enjoy a salad starter of Kealaola Farm mixed salad greens, Waimea grape tomatoes, Japanese cucumber, and red onion (Vegan/GF), served with a papaya seed vinaigrette dressing (Vegan/GF). Choose your main co...

    What an amazing experience it is definitely worth the money to come on this dinner cruise

  • Big Island: Eco-Friendly Snorkel & Dolphin Watching Tour

    4. Big Island: Eco-Friendly Snorkel & Dolphin Watching Tour

    You will need to arrive at 7:30 AM for your 8 AM departure and cruise through protected marine sanctuaries. Cruise ten miles down the Kona Coast to the snorkel destination, a protected marine sanctuary. Relax, you will have over two hours of water time to enjoy the marine life, underwater topography, and coral reef. Cruise in comfort! The boat’s main lower deck features a large shaded cabin with cushioned seating, tables, a premium bar, three restrooms, and freshwater showers. You won’t go hungry. Enjoy a light breakfast of tropical fruits, assorted pastries, bagels, juices, teas, and Kona coffee. While you're taking in the fun, the crew prepares lunch. After snorkeling, belly up to a full-service premium cash bar, featuring a large selection of liquors, mixes, and local brews. This boat hosts one of the only blenders on the Kona Coast. Your mask, fins, snorkel, and prescription masks ...

    My husband and I enjoyed this cruise very much. The boat wasn’t overly crowded with patrons. The crew was very capable and very attentive to the needs of the patrons. Both the breakfast and the lunch were good. Nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages were plentiful. The crew provided excellent assistance to all to ensure the snorkeling and other water activities were conducted safely, We are planning to go to the dinner cruise provided by the Body Glove cruise company this week.

  • Hawaii: Afternoon Snorkeling Sail to Captain Cook's Monument

    5. Hawaii: Afternoon Snorkeling Sail to Captain Cook's Monument

    Set sail along the beautiful Kona coast on a 3-hour snorkeling trip. At historic Kealakekua Bay, you’ll see the Captain Cook Monument. Snorkel in pristine waters along the reef in the marine sanctuary. With your marine camera, take photos of the colorful fish, pods of spinner dolphins, and the landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. Enjoy site briefings and snorkeling tips from the crew members. Life jackets, floatation noodles, viewfinder boards, masks, fins, and snorkels are all provided. The crew will help you enter and exit the water if needed and will provide fish identification cards. They will even take you on a guided snorkeling tour.

    First time visiting Hawaii and I’m glad we booked this tour. My family and I had so much fun, it was such an amazing experience, and we enjoyed it so much that we booked for a second time. We are looking forward to snorkeling again before leaving Kona☹️ . Tour crew /instructors were friendly and attentive. FYI: please be nice and tip the crew members

  • Big Island: Eco-Friendly Twilight Manta Ray Adventure

    6. Big Island: Eco-Friendly Twilight Manta Ray Adventure

    Experience an exciting 75-minute nighttime snorkeling expedition. Get up close and personal with stunning manta rays as they gracefully soar through the water. Your underwater adventure will take place in clear warm waters near protected reefs abundant with marine life.  

    After the sun sets, head off into the nighttime waters to see a fascinating "manta ray ballet" along the Kona coast near the mouth of Keauhou Bay. This point of departure is one of the island’s most successful and consistent manta ray viewing locations. Your snorkeling guide will outfit you with all the necessary gear needed to embark on your experience including snorkel gear, wetsuits, and flotation devices. After a quick safety briefing, plunge into the dark waters and be captivated by these graceful creatures as they feast on plankton.

    Grip onto the flotation swim ring with high-illum...

    Amazing tour. Saw many manta rays swimming below and up close. Tour guides were also amazing, informative and helpful. Need to be a good swimmer and comfortable with the water.

  • Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

    7. Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

    Enjoy a fully narrated adventure that starts with a stop at a Kona Coffee Farm. Walk through a lava tube and the orchards with your guide to learn about the harvesting and milling process while sampling a warm cup of Kona-grown coffee. Continue the leisurely drive and pass the scenic view of the Kealakekua Bay and South Point, the southernmost point of the United State, then relax and take it all in at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, a great place to spot marine life from the shore, like Hawaii’s green sea turtles. In the afternoon, visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with a trip around the Chain of Craters Road, for the “mountain to sea” experience. Various stops are made to view magnificent volcanic eruption, and flow sites of the past, the beautiful park coastline, and the remarkable Holei Sea Arch. In addition, your certified tour guide provides educational and insightful narrative abo...

    Guide was excellent. He had alot of knowledge of the land and history, but kept us entertained while telling the story. Couldn't have asked for a better guy.

  • Big Island: Volcano National Park Tour with Lunch and Transfer

    8. Big Island: Volcano National Park Tour with Lunch and Transfer

    Start your day with guided visits to some of the most majestic waterfalls on the Big Island. Stop at the Waipio Valley lookout, where you can admire a dramatic backdrop of lush cliffs that drop into the sparkling blue ocean. Continue riding along the Hamakua coast as more postcard-worthy views pass by your window. Take a short walk through the rainforest for an up-close view of Akaka Falls and the famous Rainbow Falls. In the afternoon, explore the wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Explore steam vents and the Halema’uma’u and Kilauea Iki crater lookouts, and take a short hike along the crater rim trail. Then relax and take it all in at Punalu’u Beach, where you can spot marine life from the black-sand shore.

  • From Kona and Waikoloa: Intimate Volcano Discovery Tour

    9. From Kona and Waikoloa: Intimate Volcano Discovery Tour

    Begin your adventure with a scenic drive over the stark and beautiful saddle road to set the stage for the day overlooking mesmerizing views including a stop to view the famous Rainbow Falls. From there your first stop will be the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Discover all the “must-see” spots within the Park including the dramatically changed Halemaumau Crater. After immersing yourself in the magnanimous history and culture of Volcanoes National Park and enjoying your picnic lunch, you will be driven to Hawaii Forest and Trail's private lava tube, Kauhi Cavern. Explore this unique cave with ceilings as high as 35 feet, expansive rooms, bright golden walls, and an “upside-down” forest of roots hanging from the cave ceiling. Upon returning to the surface from the lava tube exploration, enjoy a light afternoon snack with your fellow travelers and guide while reflecting on your in-dep...

    I really enjoyed the company's private lava tube. Of course the Rainbow Falls is neat. With the lunch, the spicy chips weren't good. The banana bread, egg, and trail mix were all good. He spent too much time driving around to find remote places. He is very knowledgeable about volcanoes and other things about the big island.

  • Big Island: Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfall Tours

    10. Big Island: Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfall Tours

    After hotel pick-up from Kona and Kohala area hotels, head toward Waipio Valley while passing through Waimea and Parker Ranch, before switching to a 4WD van to descend into the majestic Waipio Valley. As you traverse shallow river streams and pass by taro fields surrounded by native flora and fauna, your guide will share the stories and legends of this special place while you marvel at Hawaii Island’s tallest waterfall, Hi’ilawe Falls, which cascades down 1300 feet in the back of the valley. Marvel the rugged sea cliffs and mile-long black sand beach as you head back to Waipio Valley lookout for the stunning views as you enjoy a gourmet lunch. In the afternoon, continue the drive down the scenic Hamakua Coast and visit the towering Akaka Falls, which plummet 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge. If weather permits, you will get to swim or kayak under a private waterfall to cool down afte...

    The tour was not only breathtakingly stunning, but also very educational! I learned a lot while we drove across the big island and our guide Derek made everything very entertaining throughout the day. Seeing Waipio Valley was definitely my favorite part, you won’t regret the experience!

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What people are saying about Kailua-Kona

We had SUCH a blast on this tour! The crew was laid back, yet very safety conscious. They went out of their way to help me get into the water slowly using the ladder, and we’re helpful at each stop. Both Dave and Zach were extremely knowledgeable about the sights and the various marine life we encountered. Snacks and lunch were fresh and delicious – such a treat! It was also great to be on a smaller boat where we could (literally) get to know everyone on board. Truly, this was a wonderful experience.

Jacob & Ula (I probably misspelled his name) were great ! They were very knowledgeable & shared cool facts with our group. Highly recommend this tour!

What a great excursion! All the crew were great. They made us laugh & very attentive. I learned a lot about the island. Thank you for a great trip!

This was the highlight of my vacation. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants an amazing experience and make a lifetime memory.

Fantastic excursion! Saw a lot of different species of fish. Jacob, Mike & Adam were phenomenal! Above & beyond. Highly recommend