Big Island Hawaii Local Activities

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  Helicopter Volcano Tour  

The lava and volcanoes helicopter tours are best suited for people that most want to see the lava.  Helicopter tours can get you very close to the action. Here you see the two open craters of the Kilauea Volcano (Puʻu ʻŌʻō in the foreground and Halemaʻumaʻu in the background). Most helicopters will fly almost directly over the lava in the cone! 

Island Breeze Luau


Many consider this luau a "Royal Hawaiian Experience." This traditional luau is held in the historic and picturesque Kamakahonu Bay and the grounds of Ahu Ena (Kamehameha-the-Great's former estate at Kailua Kona) in the garden area of the hotel. The evening begins with a shell lei greeting, picture taking and a display of Polynesian crafts and demonstrations to learn about island traditions. Torches are lit and the conch shell is blown announcing the arrival of the Hawaiian Royal Court. The Polynesian show will start soon after. 


Royal Kona Luau


Tihati productions present "Voyagers of the Pacific" Kona's only sunset luau. Seating starts at 5:00pm with a shell lei greeting and picture opportunities. At 6:00 pm the torch lighting and imu ceremony will begin and this is followed by the buffet, which starts at 6:15. Finally, the show will begin at 7:00pm.

Operates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Manta Ray Night Snorkeling

Groups of Manta Rays converge nightly off of Keahole Bay to feed on the smorgasbord of phytoplankton that appear to soak up the glow given off by underwater dive lights. Enjoy a scenic sunset boat ride along the Kona coast to the manta location. In a water depth of about 25-30 feet, both snorkelers and certified SCUBA divers are able to safely view the incredible performance by the manta rays. Mantas "Delaney," "Koie," "Blain," "Big Bertha," "Darth Ray-dar" and more put on a show for you

Submarine and Luau Combo

Explore a 25 acre beautiful natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants on this 70 minute tour with 45 minutes of underwater time aboard Atlantis Submarine. A new adventure awaits you at depths up to 100 feet. Guests view the unique, fascinating natural coral reefs and their inhabitants in air conditioned comfort and safety.

Operates: Submarine departs hourly. Luau starts at 5:00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening.

Live Volcano Tour

Witness the power of Kilauea and explore the life of the volcano's eruptions. See the sites and destruction of the world's most active volcano. Erupting continuously since 1983, the life of Kilauea is seen through hardened lava fields, extinct volcanic lava tubes and active steam vents

  Polynesia Tour  

This tour will bring the wonders and excitement of "The Big Island" of Hawaii to life. You will enjoy a fully narrated 260 mile tour that circumnavigates the largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Your tour will take you along the Kona coast to spectacular views of Kealakekua Bay, and then you'll visit a Kona Coffee Plantation where you will sample this world famous flavorful brew. Your Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour continues with an extensive exploration of the incredible Volcanoes National Park, which includes Kilauea Iki Crater, steam bluffs, a fern tree jungle and the Thurston Lava Tube.




Big Island Zipline tours have it all: long double ziplines to enjoy with a friend, huge zipline lengths up to one half mile long, beautiful scenery as seen from you zipline tour, remarkable land tours on a four-wheel drive vehicle deep into forests to get to the starting point for your amazing zipline adventure, some of the most up to date zipline courses in Hawaii and for that matter around the world and some of the friendliest and most helpful professional zipline staff to assist you on your zipline tour. 

Snorkel with Dolphins


Travel south 10 miles, to the best snorkel spot of the day with Body Glove. Snorkel locations are weather dependent and can include Fantasy Reef, Red Hill, Turtle Heaven or Dolphin Cove. You will have 2.5 hours of water time. Flotation devices, water toys, a 20' water-slide and fresh water showers are available to use. You may see turtles, dolphins and manta rays as well as other reef life. Spinner dolphins often join you along the way. Intro and Certified Scuba Diving is available at an additional fee

Whale Watching Tour




Big Island of Hawaii whale watching trips abound through this period with Kona whale watching trips being the most prominent. 

These beautiful animals make their annual journey from the waters off Alaska to the waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands.

Here they mate, cavort and give birth to their young.

You can often see babies which were just born traveling with their mothers and learning how to dive, slap their fins or flukes and breach high into the air.

Surf Lesson

You can learn how to surf on the Big Island and some of the very best places to learn are along the Kona shoreline which is blessed with an abundance of rideable surf and there are places that have consistently good swells just perfect to learn on. 

Certified Dive Lesson

This is an amazing experience, and we typically cover three dive sites in just one dive. Take a look at the map and make your request. The two tank morning charter is 4.5 hours in duration and includes lunch. Optional fishing or dolphin and whale watching is included. Cruise along effortlessly through canyons, archways or even lava tubes.