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ISLAND OF HAWAII FEATURES



SIGHTSEEING & TOURS

Lava Legends & Legacies Luau
Enjoy an evening of feasting, music and dance as you journey through the South Pacific's legends and lore in historic Kailua-Kona. The call of the conch, the lighting of the torches and the beat of native drums beckon you to escape to the Hawaii of your dreams. Relax with cool tropical, enchanting Hawaiian melodies performed by the Tihati Serenaders as the breathtaking backdrop of a vibrant Hawaiian sky displays the Kona Coast's best sunset.

Island Breeze King Kamehameha Luau
The evening begins with a torch lighting ceremony and the arrival of the royal court at the beachfront of Kamakahonu Bay. You will be welcomed with a shell lei greeting and invited to watch and learn some of the traditional arts & crafts. Feast on a sumptuous Hawaiian buffet featuring local favorites, as well as fish, beef, fresh island produce and much more, along with an open bar. Following dinner, sit back for a captivating celebration reflecting the love for Hawaii and Polynesia through dance and song. The highlight of the evening is the Siva Afi - the daring Fireknife Dance!

Volcano Tour & Lava Walk
A visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will inform you about the seismic activity that's been a constant on the Big Island and the culture that sprang up around it. You'll see Mauna Loa, the world's largest volcano, and Kilauea, the world's most active volcano. You'll also see other dormant volcanoes, lava beds, and steam vents while discovering the legends meant to explain these natural phenomena. While there is no guarantee of a red-hot lava flow sighting, you may see a smoldering crater or a steam vent. By the tour's end you'll know exactly how and why volcanoes occur. You'll also have the opportunity to take in some unique scenery along the way.

Haleo Luau
Head to gorgeous Keauhou Bay for a Hawaiian luau with a traditional Polynesian dance and music show after dinner. While seated in lush tropical gardens with ocean views, savor a delectable assortment of Hawaiian-style dishes, then learn about old Hawaii as told by top-notch performers in dazzling song and dance numbers. You might even learn a few moves yourself during hula demonstrations before your meal. A luau is a must-do while visiting Hawaii and this evening provides an intimate luau experience on the Big Island.

Grand Circle Island Tour
Experience the wonders and excitement of Hawaii on this exciting tour of the Big Island. You'll see the lush flora and fauna of some of Hawaii's lush tropical rain forests before heading over to the rim of awesome Kilauea Caldera, one of Hawaii's youngest volcanoes (formed in 1790 AD). You'll see coffee farms along the south route before heading over to The Volcanoes National Park where you'll see the Kilauea Iki Crater, Jagger Museum, steam bluffs and The famous Thurston Lava Tube. Next up, the tour will stop at an orchid and anthurium nursery in Hilo where you will see the expansive Parker Ranch lands and drive along the Hamakua Coast. Adventure is yours to experience on this fun-filled Hawaiian expedition!

Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm
Discover the history, beauty and culture of the Big Island on this 6.5-hour tour of the Kona coast. See sacred Hawaiian temples and ancient petroglyphs at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, and walk to Honokohau Beach to spot native wildlife. Admire scenic views of Kealakekua Bay, and go on a walking tour of Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, considered a sacred site. You'll also visit a bee farm and coffee plantation for tastings at both, plus lunch. Numbers are limited to 15 to ensure you enjoy a small-group experience.

Gathering of the Kings Luau
Enjoy the cast of Island Breeze Dancers and the staff of The Fairmont Orchid Resort where the Gathering of the Kings Luau is held for an evening that combines the Big Island Luau with the finest cuisine and most spectacular Polynesian production which includes fire dancers and hula dancers. The Gathering of the Kings Luau feast is prepared by an award-winning chef at the Fairmont Orchid. Experience the islands of Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand, and Tahiti while you taste the culinary treasures that are the pride of Polynesia.

Sunset Champagne Dinner Cruise
Let our expert captain and crew steer you into the sunset for your special evening. Enjoy gourmet appetizers & a full open bar on this incredible champagne cruise. Food & drinks included. Sit back, relax & experience a beautiful Hawaiian sunset while cruising on one of our deluxe catamarans. Your romantic cruise departs from centrally located Kawaihae Harbor. Get ready as the crew & the captain set the course.

Kilauea Volcano Bike Tour
Join an amazing guided Kilauea Volcano bike tour in the Hawaii Volcano National Park. You'll explore Kilauea Volcano, from its summit to the sea, as you bike down this active crater! A great family friendly adventure in Hawaii packed with thrills and fun! Your professional interpretive guide will take you through fantastic terrains, on mostly downhill and leveled paved roads/trails, while sharing geological and mythological information about the park. You will be provided with all the equipment necessary for your adventure including lunch, beverages and van support.

Big Island Waterfall Tour from Kona: Waipio Valley, Hamakua Coast and Akaka Falls
See three of the Big Island's famous waterfalls Hiilawe Falls, Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls on this tour to the Waipio Valley and Hamakua Coast. Discover the island's phenomenal natural beauty as you experience a variety of terrain, from a black-sand beach to lush forest to rugged sea cliffs. Fuel up with a Hawaiian lunch at a local restaurant, and learn about the history and legends of the island from an experienced guide. Snacks and hotel transport are included. This tour is limited to 12 people to provide a small-group experience.

Small Group Tour: Deluxe Volcano Experience with Restaurant Dinner
This first-class tour showcases the raw nature of the active volcano-Kilauea! Journey through the middle of the island on the brand new Saddle Road! The views change dramatically with the altitude as we drive between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, visit a waterfall in Hilo, and experience an active volcano! The Deluxe Volcano Experience is topped off with a dinner at Kilauea Lodge, views of the magma glow at Halemaumau Crater, and a comfortable cruise back to Kona.

Big Island ATV Tour through Waipio Valley
Explore the Big Island's lush Waipio Valley on this ATV adventure perfect for the whole family. Drive your own ATV or be driven by a guide and admire the tropical scenery filled with waterfalls, towering cliffs, verdant landscapes and black-sand beaches. You'll stop to swim at a waterfall pond, get great views of the famous Hiilawe Falls, one of Hawaii's tallest waterfalls, and enjoy light refreshments. No experience is necessary, and your experienced, knowledgeable guide will ensure a safe and enjoyable time.

Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Adventure
The summit of Mauna Kea is renowned as the world's greatest astronomical observing site. It is also one of Hawaii's most sacred cultural sites. Travel through space and time as we transport you across striking and surreal landscape that reveals Hawaii's past. Learn about the remarkable evolution and changes our island's natural world has experienced. Dine with us, local bento-style, at a historic ranch outpost. Stand in awe at the top of the world's tallest volcano amidst the largest collection of telescopes on earth and some of the most dramatic scenery you'll ever witness.

Circle of Fire Helicopter Ride from Hilo
Tour the most geologically active environment on Earth, during an afternoon on this unforgettable tour! With an emphasis on the current areas of volcanic activity, guests will witness some of Hawaii's most awe-inspiring nature spectacles from the thick fiery lava flows and black-sand beaches to tropical rain forests and sparkling waterfalls, while learning about the history and culture of Hawaii.

Kohala Coast Helicopter Adventure
This Helicopter Adventure takes you on a journey of the Kohala coast, valleys and waterfalls. Many consider this area to have the most spectacular scenery on the Big Island with towering sea cliffs open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains. Relish the sights of beautiful waterfalls cascading thousands of feet into the rainforest below and remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements.

45-Minute Open-Door Volcanoes Helicopter Flight
Feel a Hawaiian volcano's heat radiate from its crater as you experience live volcanic activity up close, with nothing between you and the lava! An open-door helicopter ride over a Big Island volcano is the adventure of a lifetime. After the lava warms you up, you'll cool back down with breathtaking views of cascading waterfalls before soaring back to Hilo.

Private Tour: Big Island Photo Safari
Capture Hawaii's amazing landscapes on a photo tour with a private photography guide. One of the most biologically diverse places on Earth, the Big Island is home to natural features ranging from desert to rainforest, beaches to lava fields. Learn how to photograph these beautiful scenes with the help of an experienced guide, and see some incredible spots that many visitors miss. Cameras are available for rent if you don't have your own.

Big Island Air Tour by Cessna Plane
Take in the stunning scenery of the Big Island on a deluxe sightseeing flight that lasts almost two hours. Fly over Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and its star attractions, the active volcanoes Kilauea and Mauna Loa. Take in remote sites that can't be easily seen from the ground, including steaming volcanic vents, towering waterfalls, lush rainforest and miles of coastline. Enjoy fabulous aerial views from the plane's large windows; you might even spot active lava flows and migrating whales. This scenic flight, accompanied by your expert pilot's informative commentary, makes for a truly memorable experience of Hawaii.

Big Island Sunset Flight from Kona
Capture the beauty of Hawaii from above on a 2-hour sunset flight over the Big Island from Kona. Aboard a jet-prop plane, soar over volcanoes, waterfalls, mountains and valleys along the Hamakua coast while enjoying narration from your expert pilot. Gaze at the fiery eruption of Kilauea Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes on earth, and watch the sun dip behind Mauna Loa, considered the largest volcano on earth. Every seat is a window seat, so you won't miss a beat.

Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour
Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea Volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983. View lava flows and black sand beaches. Experience all the awesome spectacle of Madame Pele's lava and volcanic badlands, and then explore the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. The towering sea cliffs open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains.

2-Hour Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona
Get breathtaking views of Hawaii from the air! On this deluxe, two-hour helicopter tour of the Big Island, you'll take off from Kona and fly above spectacular waterfalls, along the coastline and over the Waipio and Waimanu valleys. Soar above rainforests, macadamia nut orchards and live volcanoes. Enjoy executive seating in a Bell 407 helicopter.

Big Island Adventure Combo: Helicopter, Zilpline and Lava Tour
Experience the best of the Big Island from volcanoes to waterfalls to the rainforest on this full-day adventure tour from Kona. During one fun-filled day, you'll fly through the air on ziplines and in a helicopter, plus explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with a ranger-trained guide. See many of the Big Island's stunning natural features, including Rainbow Falls, Mauna Kea and Kilauea. End your day at the national park with a lava-spotting tour and dinner at the historic Volcano House. This small-group tour operates with a max of 12 people, providing a more personalized experience.

Big Island Helicopter and Hiking Adventure
See the best of old Hawaii and view several major volcanoes along with spectacular landscapes on this full-day helicopter and hiking tour. Fly for 1.5 hours with an expert pilot over the landmarks of the Big Island and Volcano National Park, including Kilauea, before landing in North Kohala to explore on foot. Your interpretive guide shares the history of the area during an easy hike past farms and the birthplace of kings. You'll gain an appreciation for the natural beauty of Hawaii from the ground and air on this comprehensive helicopter flight and hiking tour, including a picnic lunch and round-trip hotel transport.

Experience Volcanoes National Park: Helicopter, Coach and Walking Tour from Kona
Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of Hawaii's volcanoes on a full-day tour via helicopter, coach and foot. Venture deep into volcano territory as you fly over Kona to reach the Big Island's Volcanoes National Park for a tour with your expert guide. Snap pics of the shape-shifting lava flow from above, and learn about the natural history of Hawaii throughout a memorable day of touring in the air and on the ground. Want to guarantee you get a window seat on the helicopter? Be sure to upgrade to the preferred seating option.

Big Island Kohala Canopy Zipline Adventure
Swing across the lush trees of North Kohala and get a bird's-eye view of the Big Island's tropical forest! Experience the thrill of rushing through the air on this state-of-the-art, nine-line zipline system. Whether you are a zipline enthusiast or a first-time adventure-seeker, this Kohala zipline adventure in Kapaau, a small town on the northern tip of the Big Island, will be an exhilarating experience you'll never forget!

Volcano National Park Small Group Twilight Tour
Journey deep into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and discover the Big Island's lava-fueled ecosystem. During this Big Island volcano tour, you'll hike on maintained trails to see the active Kilauea, some of the rarest plants on earth, and breathtaking sunset views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. You'll stay energized with lunch and dinner at restaurants in towns near the park. From volcanoes to a native rain forest, there is something for everyone on this small-group tour.

Viator VIP: Sunset Champagne Helicopter Tour from Kona
See the breathtaking landscapes of the Big Island of Hawaii like a VIP on this unforgettable helicopter tour from Kona. Home to some of the most biologically diverse and dramatic natural features on the planet (volcanoes, beaches, rainforest, lava fields, waterfalls need we go on?), the Big Island was made for helicopter tours, and this one is particularly wonderful, as it includes a Champagne toast, is perfectly timed with the sunset and is a whopping two hours long. Circle the whole island, from the Hamakua Coast to Kilauea, enjoying the amazing aerial views. This exclusive Viator experience can't be booked anywhere else!




Water Activities

Big Island Parasailing Experience
Soar above the beautiful waters of Hawaii on this exciting Big Island parasailing adventure! Admire incredible views of the Kona Coast as you glide through the air on a single, tandem or triple flight before landing smoothly and safely on the boat. This is a perfect activity for families!

Sunset Manta Ray Snorkel
A must do while in Hawaii! It's a lifetime opportunity to see up close manta rays feeding and interacting with other ocean creatures under the neon lights. Join us for a memorable, magical moment as we watch the sunset off the horizon, before a night snorkel with beautiful manta rays gracefully gliding through the water.

Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour
Discover colorful fish and coral reefs in Hawaii's crystal-clear waters on a snorkel tour that visits spectacular Kealakekua Bay. Explore sea caves and lava tubes along the Kona coast and keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles and whales as you cruise to the best snorkeling sites on the Big Island with your expert crew. Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people allows for more individualized attention from your guide.

Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson
Enhance your Hawaiian vacation with a stand-up paddleboard lesson in Kona! Stand-up paddle boarding (or SUP) originated in Hawaii and is a great way to enjoy the water, particularly if you are looking for an alternative to surfing. With an experienced instructor, learn the proper paddling technique, how to maneuver your board and what to look for on the water. This small-group lesson is limited to four people, ensuring you have a personalized experience.

Big Island Keauhou Bay Kayaking and Optional Snorkeling Cave Tour
Enjoy an exciting day of kayaking below Hawaii's soaring cliffs and around its sea caves! Experience the picturesque beauty of the Big Island on this aquatic adventure - snorkel in historic Keauhou Bay; dive beneath the surface and discover an underwater world of coral landscapes and tropical fish; and feel your adrenaline pumping as you jump off a cliff into Keauhou Bay.

Manta Ray Night Snorkel
Join us aboard Fair Wind's luxury vessel, the "Hula Kai", for one of the most exhilarating experiences in Hawaii. Mantas are very gentle - no teeth, stingers, or barbs. They are simply big and beautiful with wingspans that can exceed 15 feet in width! These "Gentle Giants" visit us nightly to feed on the plankton that is attracted by Hula Kai's bright lighting. By using dive lights that are safe for the mantas, you will be able to attract and get close to the mantas. An incredibly fun and safe activity!

Atlantis Kona Submarine Dive
Step aboard Atlantis' 48-passenger submarine for an undersea adventure you will never forget! As featured in National Geographic television specials, these comfortable, air-conditioned vessels take guests to depths of 100 feet under the water where a 25 acre natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants await! Another version of paradise, Kona's undersea world is one you will never forget.

Historical Dinner Cruise
Unwind along the way with a complimentary cocktail as your tour guide shares Hawaiian history, stories and legends relating to numerous landmarks along 12 miles of magnificent Kona coastline. You'll visit famous points of interest including the Ahu'ena Heiau, the Holua Slide and the famous Kuamo'o Battlefield. Once you arrive at the bay, a full course Hawaiian style dinner will be served, followed by Kona coffee, assorted teas and dessert. Enjoy a beautiful sunset and live Hawaiian entertainment as you head back to Kailua.

Small-Group Surf Lesson
You never forget your first wave, as surfing enthusiasts in Hawaii are prone to say, so make sure your first wave is a good one with a small-group surf lesson on the Big Island. Limited to either two or three people, depending on the option selected, this 2-hour Kona surf lesson starts with the basics, like how to paddle and pop up on the board. Then take to the water to practice your newfound skills on the waves of Kahalu'u Bay! A knowledgeable surfing instructor will be in the water with you, telling you when to paddle and when to pop up. It's a Hawaiian experience everyone should try at least once!

Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Tour
This Snorkeling Tour is a great opportunity to get the whole gang together and head out for a calm leisure cruise and truly see the magic of life in the sea. Hawaii's waters are among the richest in the world, and your lifeguard-trained crew knows just where to find the finest snorkeling long the beautiful Kona Coast. See and explore thousands of brilliantly colored fish, endangered sea turtles and wild dolphins, amongst the gorgeous coral reef gardens. Your crew will provide all the gear you need for a great snorkeling trip, as well as instruction and flotation devices. This trip has something for kids and kids at heart... a 15 ft. waterslide! You're sure to make a big splash!

Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience
Surround yourself with beautiful scenery, dolphins and the occasional humpback whale as you paddle a kayak in picturesque Kealakekua Bay! This narrated Big Island tour will take you through a marine life conservation district on your way to the Captain Cook Monument at Kaawaloa Point. Along the way, your guide will highlight Hawaiian temples, burial caves, sea cliffs and much more. When you reach the monument, go for a hike, enjoy lunch or a snack and dive into the clear blue waters for an unforgettable snorkeling experience.

Two-Tank Scuba Dive
If you're a certified diver who wants to experience some of Hawaii's best diving, this two-tank scuba diving tour from Waikoloa Beach is for you! Off the Big Island coast, you'll enjoy two 30- to 45-minute dives at different locations chosen by your captain on the day of your dive. Possibilities include Bandit Ledge, North Golden Arches, Kaloko Arches, Turtle Pinnacle and Thunder Reef. See amazing marine life, a third of which is unique to Hawaii.

Private Surf Lessons
Do as the Hawaiians do by learning how to surf! Whether you're a total novice or have some past experience, this private surf lesson in Kona provides one-on-one instruction on how to tackle Hawaii's famous waves, whether big or small. Head into Kahalu'u Bay to practice your newfound skills on some of the Big Island's best beginner waves! A knowledgeable surfing instructor will be with you, telling you when to paddle and when to pop up.