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Things to Do on the Big Island of Hawaii With Kids

Things to Do on the Big Island of Hawaii With Kids

Filled with kid-friendly activities such as snorkeling, ziplining, and exploring waterfalls, the Big Island of Hawaii is the perfect spot for a family vacation. Tours that include everything from transportation and gear to educational guides ensure that parents can enjoy activities with their kids—without having to worry about logistics.

  • Explore the beaches, volcanoes, and waterfalls of Hawaii on a small-group tour that ensures individual attention for the kids.
  • Discover the underwater world on a snorkeling excursion or—if the kids aren’t up to snorkeling—choose a submarine tour that lets you see stunning marine life without having to swim.
  • Get a view of the picturesque coastline on a sunset cruise or sailing excursion.
  • Give the kids the ride of a lifetime on a helicopter tour of the island’s active volcanoes and thundering waterfalls.
  • If the family is ready for an adrenaline rush, embark on a zip lining tour through the island’s lush canopy.
  • Experience Hawaii’s food and culture at a traditional luau that entertains the whole family with hula dancing, fire shows, and live music.
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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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The Big Island of Hawaii has a diverse ecosystem unlike anywhere else on the planet, and on this day-long nature tour, experience the beauty of its black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you’re lucky, 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.
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  • 11 hours
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Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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Journey back in time — when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged, fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands — on this 3-hour dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. Travel 12 miles down the Kona Coast to the Captain Cook monument. Learn the many secrets of the Big Island as a local historian points out more than 50 points of interest along the way.
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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Sail up the scenic Kona coastline, getting views of ancient lava flows and verdant cliffs, and stopping at the Captain Cook Monument, on this afternoon sail in Kealakekua Bay. Slip into 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.
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Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island

Atlantis Submarine Kona - Hawaii Island

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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.
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Big Island Kohala Canopy Zipline Adventure
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Big Island Kohala Canopy Zipline Adventure

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Fly across the lush forest of the Big Island’s northern Kohala region on a zipline adventure near Kapaau. Trek through the treetops in a canopy park featuring a series of suspension bridges, platforms, and thrilling ziplines. Expert instructors are on-hand to ensure everyone’s safety while cruising across the customizable, whisper-quiet course.
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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour
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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

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Take a Kealakekua Bay snorkeling cruise, and depart from the waters of Keauhou Bay to scour the Kona coastline for dolphins, turtles or, even, whales in the winter months. Upon arrival in Kealakekua Bay, peer overboard at the crystal clear waters that teem with colorful reef fish. After receiving expert instruction and snorkeling equipment onboard, you'll jump in the water to experience some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island.
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

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Splash into the crystal-clear waters of Kealakekua Bay on this Big Island snorkeling adventure! Dart in and out of sea caves and explore the gorgeous Kona coastline in an agile Zodiac raft. Snorkel among colorful tropical fish, and keep an eye out for other marine life like whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Along the way, learn about the island’s geologic history and local legends from your expert guide, and see the spot where Captain Cook first landed in Hawaii.
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