While you’re in port in Kona, get a taste of Big Island history and culture on this shore excursion. Learn about the history of Kona at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park – an ancient Hawaiian place of refuge for law breakers. Visit Saint Benedict’s Painted Church, where Belgian-born priest Father Velghe painted colorful biblical scenes on the walls of the church. Finish your day at Royal Kona Coffee and sample a delicious Kona cup of joe.
Depart from the Kailua Kona Pier at 9am for your 3.5 hour sailing adventure on your Zodiac vessel that holds up to 18 passengers. Sail past Captain Cook Monument while on the look-out for Spinner Dolphins, Hawaiian Sea Turtles, and exotic fish. Spend approximately one hour at Kealkeaua Bay enjoying the reef, sea caves, and lava tubes. Your lunch is also included consisting of a deli wrap, fresh fruit, chips, granola bars, juice and water. Floatation devices are included for your safety.
The Volcano National park is located at the summit of Kilauea volcano and is the biggest attraction on the Big Island of Hawaii due to its unique features and long lasting volcanic activity.
The Kona Coffee & Chocolate Tour is a great way to explore all of Kona's highlights. This Tour travels South to explore Kona's well known coffee farms, white sand beaches, a chocolate factory and much more! This tour also includes optional time to Snorkel or Shop on Alii Dr.
This exclusive tour takes you along the Northern edge of the Big Island. You will pass through the hot dry lands of Kona to the tropical lush green rain forest. We will also drive through Parker Ranch lands which was once the largest ranch in the USA!
Discover Volcanoes National Park on this private and personal tour. Allowing you to see what you want and do what fits your interests, this tour does not have mixed groups. Come across amazing sights inside the park that the tour buses do not visit. Choose from a variety of optional stops on the way back to Hilo.
Hike to one of the Big Island's most active lava fields. Enjoy the sight of glowing lava and even get close enough to feel its heat and poke a stick in it. This guided tour is for outdoor adventurers ready to gear up and hike over uneven surfaces to see a once-in-a-lifetime sight. Walking sticks and flashlights are included. The hike times changes due to the natural occurring event. The hike is usually around 4-5 miles (7-8 kilometers) round trip.
Explore the Nanawale Forest Reserve and surrounding tropical settings in the Eastern Rift Zone of Kilauea, considered the earth's most active volcano. This 5- to 5.5-hour shore excursion on the Big Island takes you to hidden volcanic treasures such as hot pools, sea cliffs and recent lava flows that wiped out the town of Kalapana. Visit Rainbow Falls, tour a Macadamia nut farm, stroll along a black-sand beach and drive down scenic roads. With a guide you'll learn how unique lava trees were formed. Port pickup and drop-off included.
On your day in port in Hilo, explore two of the Big Island’s most spectacular sites on a shore excursion. First, discover Hawaii’s scenic Rainbow Falls amid the lush foliage of Wailuku River State Park. Then head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and ascend from sea level to the 13,667-foot (4,165-meter) summit of Mauna Loa, one of the world’s largest volcanoes. This Hilo shore excursion allows you to enjoy the best of Hawaii’s natural beauty - from active volcanoes to cool waterfalls.
A day trip to Hilo is not complete without a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to one of the world's most active volcanoes, Kilauea Volcano. View volcanic activity at the summit of the volcano, experience the rainforest and walk out amongst hardened lava flows and take a trip through an ancient lava tube. Conclude your day with the beautiful sights around Hilo town including Rainbow Falls and a Black Sand Beach on this small group tour.
This is a shared Shore Excursion with up to 10 guests from your ship. This tour runs 6 to 6.5 hours.
Your guide will pick you up from the Hilo Cruise Port and take you directly to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to try and get ahead of the big bus tours.
As a certified Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Guide you will enjoy short walks and learning all about the Volcano. Besides the volcano Park you will see an orchid farm, Macadamia Farm where you can purchase a lunch and enjoy samples and macadamia ice cream. Also on the tour is Rainbow Falls. On the way to the last stop the black sand beach you will drive past a 30 acre garden named after the last queen of Hawaii and also Banyan drive with lots of very old banyan trees.
Your guide will then return you to your ship.