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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.19
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$204.19
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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* A traveler said: "This trip encompassed everything one could want in a day trip around the entire big island. Our guide, Robert, went above and beyond in our experiences. His knowledge of the tour stops and Hawaiian history was very appreciated. The stops at the falls were especially amazing! Highly recommend this full day trip!!"


Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour

Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour

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255
  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$180.10
From
$180.10
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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* A traveler said: "Cousin Jeff was very knowledgeable about the island and history. Loved all the stops and felt like we hit all the great places on the island."


Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights
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$153.34
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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* A traveler said: "This excursion was so much more than we expected. We had just the right amount of time at each location. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the locations and history of the islands. I would highly recommend this tour!"


Big Island - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour
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$14.99
per group
Explore Hawaii's active volcano with our GPS driving tour app! Shaka Guide is your perfect companion with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to look for, places to explore, and a truckload of interesting stories and Hawaiian legends of this powerful volcano. Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii! Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads. Why you need it: ✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline ✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $4.99 for lifetime access ✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up ✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) ✅ Hear fun stories & great local music along the way
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* A traveler said: "This was one of the best decisions we made on our Hawaii trip. We did several of the Shaka guide driving tours. So much nicer than taking a guided tour in a bus. Very flexible and no technical glitches!"


Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo
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Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo

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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.99
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$195.99
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is famous for its ever-flowing lava and the planet’s most massive active volcano. This tour journeys to top natural landmarks in and around the park. Visit Rainbow Falls, Richardson black sand beach, Historic Banyan Drive, Liliuokalani Gardens, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Akatsuka Orchid Nursery, and the active volcano of Kilauea. You also get the opportunity to walk through a lava tube.
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* A traveler said: "Auntie Karen was wonderful guide and even had lunch for us! Volcano was fantastic to see! Saw beautiful Japanese Garden plus Black Beach and Island Candy Factory!wonderful day!"


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

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

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23
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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$139.00
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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* A traveler said: "Great excursion. Guide was extremely knowledgeable. Great viewing of the turtles, Kona Coffee excursion was exceptional as was the tour of the Painted Church, the orchid garden and the lunch stop. Highly recommend this tour."


Admission to Royal Kona Luau
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Admission to Royal Kona Luau

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98
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.89
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$130.89
Spend an evening immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture with this excursion to the Royal Kona Resort Luau. Choose your ideal time for the outing — the luau occurs four nights a week⁠ — then enjoy a shell lei greeting, a lei workshop, and an Imu ceremony with a delicious roasted pig. Sip Mai-Tais while admiring beautiful views of Kailua Bay.
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* A traveler said: "Mai Tia's, sunset,excellent service, best performances. Fire dancer. Outfits of all the different islanders."


Big Island Circle Tour and Volcano: Coffee, Wine, Waterfalls and Hamakua Coast

Big Island Circle Tour and Volcano: Coffee, Wine, Waterfalls and Hamakua Coast

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197
  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$229.32
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$229.32
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 and lookout for Hawaiian green sea turtles. Enjoy lunch, then explore stunning waterfalls and a panoramic view of Hilo from Waipio Valley.
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* A traveler said: "First of all Grant was one of the best tour guides I've ever had. He's super knowledgeable, funny, and personal. I felt like I was being given a personal tour of his hometown. It's a long tour but it never felt like it was long because you're constantly entertained. This covers all of the sightseeing essentials of the big island."


Night Manta Ray Adventure
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Night Manta Ray Adventure

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1236
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$70.00
From
$70.00
Have a unique Big Island experience snorkeling with manta rays on this tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll take a short cruise out to the manta site, where you’ll watch the beautiful Hawaiian sunset before dipping into the water to watch the manta rays up close. All necessary equipment will be provided for your excursion, as well as light refreshments and snacks to enjoy on board. Your tour will conclude at its original departure point. If you don't see manta rays on this excursion, book again for another night--no charge.
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* A traveler said: "The staff was very accommodating, especially for people who don’t know how to swim or not confident in swimming, the experience was way beyond what we really expected. The mantas are such gentle giants, and we wish to comeback again when we visit big island I again."


Big Island Tour : Hilo Tour with Waterfall
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Big Island Tour : Hilo Tour with Waterfall

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20
  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.99
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$189.99
Discover the gardens, scenic wonders, and tasty treats of Hilo on a half-day group shore excursion. This tour is perfect for travelers who want to see it all, but are short on time. Comfortable transportation takes you from port to the city's most noteworthy natural attractions, including Rainbow Falls, Kilauea Crater and the Steam Vents. Amateur botanists are sure to enjoy visits to the Japanese style Liliuokalani and Atasuka Orchid Gardens.
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* A traveler said: "Aunti Karen was very knowledgeable and fun. The tour was efficient and enjoyable. We love the volcano and the volcano tube!"


Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner

Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner

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227
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$260.73
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$260.73
See two of the largest volcanoes in the world and stop at one of the most active on this full-day, small-group excursion. First, drive between the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, stopping for lunch at Mauna Kea State Park. Then watch for current activity at Kilauea Volcano, the most active of the five volcanoes in Hawaii. Head to Kilauea National Park to see the beautiful landscapes and enjoy dinner at Kilauea Lodge. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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* A traveler said: "Our family had a great day with PJ. He shared loads of information and took great care of all of us. We had a great day exploring the coffee farm, black sand beach and volcano national park Highly recommend the tour."


Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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304
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.37
From
$116.37
Journey back in time — when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged, fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands — on this 3-hour lunch or 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. At Kealakekua Bay, enjoy a Hawaiian-style buffet dinner with live entertainment, then relax and experience a beautiful sunset on the return trip. One complimentary cocktail is included.
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* A traveler said: "The sunset was beautiful, the music was great, the meal was delicious and the story teller was easy to listen to."


Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour
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Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour

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79
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$200.00
From
$200.00
Explore the world’s most active volcano on a private eco tour around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. These 3- and 6-hour, education-based explorations focus on the native flora and fauna, the geology and the amazing Hawaiian culture that still thrives on the volcano today. Experience the highlights of Kilauea’s summit area, including a sunset eruption viewing or hike to both the hidden and highlight areas of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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* A traveler said: "Erik was an excellent guide! He was very knowledgeable about the volcano, as well as local plant life and even Hawaiin culture. The hikes were quite easy. Overall a very intersting tour, well worth it."


Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm

Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm

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139
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$186.99
From
$186.99
On this tour from Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, experience some of the Big Island’s best sights in a small group capped at 14 people. In addition to stopping at Punalu’u Beach Park to walk down a black-sand beach, you 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, 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.
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* A traveler said: "Katie was a wonderful guide we learned a lot from Katie. SHE enjoyed telling the story's of the island and pointed out a lot of interesting things about the plants. Would definitely recommend this trip to everyone. Thanks Katie for a awesome trip"


9-Line Zipline Experience
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9-Line Zipline Experience

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384
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$209.42
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$209.42
See the Big Island from a different angle on this 9-line zipline adventure that takes you over tree tops, waterfalls, and rivers. With four dual lines, you can even race a friend. With views of the Pacific Ocean from every platform, it’s the most scenic zipline experience on the island.
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* A traveler said: "What a great way to see/experience the beautiful landscaping. Guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Wonderful experience."


Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure

Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure

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335
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$218.85
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$218.85
See three of the Big Island's most famous waterfalls in a single day on this guided tour. Travel along the Hamakua Coast to Akaka Falls, Hi’ilawe Falls, and Rainbow Falls, and swim at a private waterfall. Learn about the history and legends of the island from a guide. Lunch, snacks and hotel transport are included.
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* A traveler said: "We love every part of our day it was awesome I would recommend this to anyone it was well worth the money Thank You Derek for making our trip so much fun"


Kona Haunted Hele ghost tour

Kona Haunted Hele ghost tour

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20
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
From
$59.00
The first and only ghost tour in Kona, retracing the steps of the royalty along Ali'i Drive, in search of history, mystery & intrigue. Visit our new booth at the Kona Inn Shopping Village (booth 63) and book healing session or psychic reading before your tour. Save a few dollars and receive a complimentary copy of the souvenir Kona Haunted Hele Guidebook when you book directly from our website!
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* A traveler said: "It was very good I enjoyed it had family with me wife brother and his wife kids and grandkids but they have to put in 100 characters is kind of stupid"


Entry Ticket to Hoʻomau-A Mai Grille Luau Show

Entry Ticket to Hoʻomau-A Mai Grille Luau Show

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13
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.00
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$160.00
Join us under the stars for the Big Island’s newest luau show featuring dinner from Mai Grille Restaurant, elected as Best Chef in 2018 by Best Chefʻs America. Our performers will take you through Polynesia stopping at exciting locations like Tahiti, Samoa, and New Zealand, accompanied by some of the finest drum beats and music on the island. Ia Orana, Talofa and Kia Ora, come with us and experience a Polynesian Luau like never before.
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* A traveler said: "Perfect! Show was amazing, drinks were delicious. The food was pretty good, the host was very entertaining. Our family photos turned out great and my kids had a blast, they were even able to get up and dance off to the side. Glad we chose this luau."


Big Island Adventure Bundle: 5 Epic Audio Driving Tours
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$29.99
per group
Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. This Big Island Tour Bundle comes with five socially-distanced audio driving tours: • South Island Epic Coastal Journey (8-10 hour tour) • North Island Jungle Adventure Loop (8-10 hour tour) • Kona Big Kahuna Loop (4-6 hour tour) • Kohala Coast and Backcountry Tour (3-5 hour tour) • Volcanoes National Park Tour (6-8 hour tour) The app uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn navigation to historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches and scenic hikes with stories about the places you’re visiting and music to entertain you along the way. All Shaka Guide Tours... • Never expire - take them multiple times or buy in advance • Work 100% offline - no data or wifi necessary • Let you take the tour when you want - download the tour and choose the day that works best for you *Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*
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* A traveler said: "What a great helper in making our memorable adventure at Big Island! I highly recommend this if you don't want to be with a big group (with this pandemic). It gives accurate direction (as long as it's in sync with your gps) and tells a lot of stories and information you would've missed if you didn't have the guide."


Heavenly Hamakua: From Kona
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Heavenly Hamakua: From Kona

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7
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.14
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$180.14
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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* A traveler said: "Great tour, very knowledgeable of the areas and history. He took us to some hot spots and stopped for as long as we wanted."


Polynesian Carving Tour

Polynesian Carving Tour

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9
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$209.26
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$209.26
Spend some time with a highly sought after 4th generation Master Carver direct from Tonga. Step back into time and experience the beauty and aloha of the islands by carving your own authentic wood carving. Using only top quality wood grown locally on the Big Island. Take a piece of Hawaii with you as you carve your own tiki taught from a master carver. This token of our Aloha will live on for generations to come from our ‘ohana to yours. Come enjoy the beautiful views of the Hawaiian hillside of Holualoa.
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* A traveler said: "All I can say is "Wow!" This was so much fun. Everyone was very nice, helpful, and the whole experience was amazing. I definately plan on doing it again next time I'm on the island!"


Explore the Pit of Fire in Leilani Estates & Fissure 8 (Hawaii)
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Explore the Pit of Fire in Leilani Estates & Fissure 8 (Hawaii)

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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$190.00
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$190.00
Visit the destruction of the 2018 lava flow that destroyed parts of the quiet community of Leilani. Witness as survivors tell of their most intimate stories of losing their homes and for many, the loss of their livelihoods. Leilani Estates is 100% open to only two tours. Our company is certified so we do not trespass on the homeowners' property. You will see personal pictures and stories about this significant event.
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Pelagic Wildlife Excursion
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Pelagic Wildlife Excursion

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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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$120.00
Whale season is never over for Captain Zodiac. Join us for a unique experience of a lifetime where we venture into the unknown! Enjoy a morning wildlife watching tour with our experienced Naturalist captains and crew, who share a passion & respect for the ocean and its inhabitants. Kona is one of the few unique coastlines in the world with numerous species of wildlife year-round. We have the opportunity to encounter 17 different resident whale & dolphin species, turtles, sharks, Hawaiian Monk seals, various species of birds and much more. Experience our military grade Zodiac Hurricanes – the same boats used by Navy seals as we explore the diverse habitat provided by Hawaii’s deep underwater geography, an ocean safari for the true adventure seeker!
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Kona Day Tour Hawaii

Kona Day Tour Hawaii

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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$200.00
From
$200.00
Come and join us and hear all the beautiful stories of the Hawaiian people and walk through Ancient Hawaii at the City of Refuge. Visit the Captain Cook monument. Learn the history of the island that no other tour companies are offering.
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