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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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  • 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: "Big thanks to Brian our tour guide sooo much history and amazing sights to see. The beauty of the islands never disappoints! Brian’s humor and knowledge of history and legend as well are greatly appreciated and he gives off a very good vibe. BMW van very comfortable and ac works well and lunch was delicious!!! Highly recommend this tour !!!!"


Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo

Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo

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152
  • 55 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$352.03
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$352.03
A must-do for adrenaline junkies, this aerial adventure takes you over the island’s volcanic landscape, so you can peer into craters and spot lava. Plus enjoy views of waterfalls and other natural features of the Big Island while aboard.
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* A traveler said: "Great trip. Was difficult to book. Through website since we were confirmed then canceled. Had to book a second time with a different company. That trip was confirmed then put on hold pending other people needed to book in order to have enough seats filled on the flight."


Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour
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Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

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355
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$225.13
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$225.13
Pack in some of Hawaii’s most mesmerizing sights during this Big Island twilight volcano tour. Sample Kona-grown coffee from a local coffee farm, keep an eye out for sea turtles at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, and taste Hawaiian sweet bread at Punalu’u Bakery. Then, explore Volcanoes National Park before ending your experience by stargazing in a secluded location—perfect for taking in views of the night sky.
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* A traveler said: "Great tour! Aaron is a great tour guide and very knowledgeable. I loved the lava tube, the volcanoes and the starts gazing, everything!"


Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island
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Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Big Island

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59
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.66
From
$103.66
You’ll never forget the thrill of standing up and riding your very first wave, and the entire experience is made even better when shared with family or friends. With the small-group surf lesson on the Big Island of Hawaii, allow an expert, local instructor to teach you the basics of surfing, from the proper method of paddling out to how to stand up on the wave. Here in the waters of Kahalu’u Bay, your instructor will be there right by your side with tips and helpful suggestions — and may even assist with a little push to get you up and riding. 
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* A traveler said: "Kids had a great time. They had a lot of chances to practice and learn how to surf. Beautiful day … the only thing I would do differently is to make sure there was more sunscreen on the back of my kids legs. They got burned really badly and we were not prepared for that. But still lots of fun:)"


Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay
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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay

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533
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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$95.00
There are few places in all of Hawaii more historic than Kealakekua Bay, as it's the spot where Captain Cook was killed in a skirmish with native Hawaiians, and the Hawaiian monarch, King Kamehameha III was born just a few miles away. The history aside, it's also one of the best places to snorkel on the Big Island of Hawaii, and you'll have the chance to experience the beauty on this snorkeling tour from Kona. Search for dolphins on the way to the bay while admiring the volcanic coast, and after scouring the red for coral and fish, climb aboard for a lunch that's served by the friendly crew.
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* A traveler said: "My wife and I booked this trip in Hawaii September 2021. It was a ice boat, good snorkeling and excellent crew."


Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small-Group Adventure Tour
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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small-Group Adventure Tour

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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$246.07
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$246.07
Experience big skies and incredible nighttime views on this Mauna Kea stargazing trip with a small group. Join no more than 28 guests for a pre-trip picnic at a historic Hawaiian ranch, proceeded by a ride in a 4x4 luxury van to the summit of the Big Island's tallest peak. After admiring a sunset view, continue down to 9,000 feet (2,743 meters) for a stargazing session, complete with a telescope, hot chocolate, and dessert. The trip also includes a guide and a hooded parka to keep you warm.
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* A traveler said: "Jeff was an awesome tour guide..informative and fun. Mauna Kea Summit was amazing. Had a great time. Glad we booked thru you guus."


Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano Waterfall Black Sand Beach

Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano Waterfall Black Sand Beach

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48
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.54
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$167.54
Experience some of the Big Island’s top attractions during this day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the sights around Hilo. Learn all about volcanoes as you marvel at Halema'uma'u crater and explore the massive Kilauea Volcano. After an included picnic lunch, you’ll see Rainbow Falls and visit a black sand beach known for its green sea turtles.
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* A traveler said: "Jill was our tour guide and did an excellent job. We had a fun, educational, interesting tour. Hilo is beautiful. Would definitely do this again."


Group Surf Lesson in Kona Hawaii

Group Surf Lesson in Kona Hawaii

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50
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.66
From
$103.66
Learn to surf in one of the world's most celebrated surfing destinations with this small-group lesson. Your instructor will meet you and your group in Kahaluu Bay, where you’ll learn about everything from safety to etiquette. And before the lesson is over, you’ll get the chance to take to the waves yourself.
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* A traveler said: "They have a really good team here giving Surfing lessons. Everyone is very friendly and supportive and encouraging. Ben was great at teaching the basics and being patient. Steve was amazing. He knows how to get you on the right wave and Surfing. One of my all time fun experiences on the island."


Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour
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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

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179
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$127.32
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$127.32
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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* A traveler said: "Getting to the boat was easy , the captain was very knowledgeable about the island and the crew was very helpful. The snorkeling was great and the cruise back was very relaxing."


Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure
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Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure

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333
  • 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: "The most exciting part of this tour was when Dreu took us to a private waterfalls and we could swim, kayak and water board in the pond below. DREU was an excellent tour guide very informative, knowledgeable and friendly. As the tour was a whole day affair he kept everyone engaged. I would definitely take another tour with Dreu."


Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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188
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.73
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$82.73
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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* A traveler said: "Great trip to the Capt Cook Monument. The boat was very spacious and the trip there smooth. The snorkeling was the best that we have done. Lots of fish of all types. The nice part was that they were in the shallow area so you could see them very clearly. Good group of passengers and a great crew."


Mauna Kea Stargazing Experience + Photos
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Mauna Kea Stargazing Experience + Photos

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78
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$299.00
From
$299.00
Mauna Kea is home to the world's premier stargazing location. On this tour with an Analog-Astronaut and professional photographer guide, see the night sky like never before. Leave with stunning photos of your group with galaxies, stars, and constellations in the background. After your trip, your guide will send you a link to the photos.
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* A traveler said: "James was very knowledgeable & patient. The spot for stargazing was amazing. The sky was clear and there were blankets for laying on ground and looking up taking it all in. It was awesome!!"


Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Big Island Highlights Small Group Tour
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$167.54
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is unlike anywhere else on the planet, where one of the world’s most active volcanoes sends lava dripping towards the sea, and a towering mountain lies dormant and ready to pop. On this tour of the National Park, hear the legends of Madame Pele, the mythical Hawaiian fire goddess, a tour from Hilo to the eastern coastline and climb to the rim of Kilauea volcano. On this small group tour, your guide will customize the pace and number of sights. When you book, note your lunch requirements in the checkout field.
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* A traveler said: "Great spots visited. Very well explained the history and facts. All questioned answered. Great guide."


Doors-Off Hawaii Helicopter Tour of Kohala Valleys and Waterfalls

Doors-Off Hawaii Helicopter Tour of Kohala Valleys and Waterfalls

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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$370.51
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$370.51
Ride deep into the heart of Kohala on this open-door Hawaii helicopter tour of the Big Island. There is hardly a better way to view the lush beauty of Kohala’s valleys and waterfalls than a doors-off helicopter flight, which brings you up close to sheer cliffs along the coast. Live commentary is provided via a two-way headset, ensuring you don’t miss a thing.
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* A traveler said: "We had such a great time on this trip. Our pilot Ryan was knowledgeable, entertaining and made sure we were having fun. It was wonderful to see the waterfalls and coastline from the air. The trip was well worth the money!"


Kona Coast Snorkel Tour
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Kona Coast Snorkel Tour

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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$182.67
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$182.67
Make your boat ride a luxurious experience on this snorkeling tour to the South Kona coast. Theater-style seating, arm and headrests, and both a breakfast buffet and barbecue lunch ensure a comfortable cruise, while high-quality snorkel gear for diving off the remote South Kona coast promise sightings of the tropical aquatic life you came to see.
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* A traveler said: "We have been snorkeling many times, and never enjoyed it as much as with the folds at Fairway. The staff was friendly and competent, and the boat was sparkling-clean. We felt safe and pampered the entire time. I would recommend this tour to everyone, and look forward to booking it again on our next Hawaiian trip."


Mauna Kea Summit and Stars: Small-Group Adventure Tour with Astro Photos

Mauna Kea Summit and Stars: Small-Group Adventure Tour with Astro Photos

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178
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$209.00
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$209.00
Stand atop Hawaii’s tallest mountain for two unparalleled experiences: sunset and stargazing. Board a 4WD vehicle upon pickup in Hilo and find yourself on the snow-dusted summit of Mauna Kea in no time. After viewing the night sky through a professional telescope, we take a picture of you and the stars. Jackets and gloves are provided to keep you warm.
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* A traveler said: "Our guide was Hunter who did an amazing job! He was very friendly, laid back and very knowledgeable about the history of Mauna Kea, the various observatories and astronomy in general. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to have a once in a lifetime experience and see a different side of Hawaii!"


Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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102
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.82
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$141.82
Ensure you find some of the best snorkeling sites in Hawaii on this sail and snorkel adventure leaving from Keauhou Bay Pier. Set sail along the Kona coastline toward the Captain Cook Monument, where your adventure begins. Jump into the clear water to explore the vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay, which is home to schools of colorful fish and pods of spinner dolphins. Your tour includes breakfast, lunch, and equipment such as snorkeling gear and boogie boards.
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* A traveler said: "Captain Cook’s Cove was beautiful with calm waters and lots of different varieties of fish to see. The highlight of the trip was when a white tip reef shark swam right under us at Iguana Cove. Captain Tony, Ellie and Josh were great and it was a great excursion."


Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm

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54
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.55
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$145.55
There’s much more to the Big Island of Hawaii than volcanoes, waterfalls and luaus, and on this informative tour of the South Kona region, you’ll learn the sacred history of this shoreline and sample the local honey and famous Kona coffee. With the help of a knowledgeable guide, you’ll visit petroglyphs, look for green sea turtles and visit sacred Hawaiian temples. Even better: you'll hear the legends, mythology and lore of ancient Hawaii through today. This tour is capped at 15 people, so you’re ensured a personalized experience.
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* A traveler said: "Dreu was the beat tour guide we have ever had. He was super accommodating and made sure everyone was having maximum fun. His knowledge of the Big Island was beyond amazing. What a great tour! Highly recommend this one!"


Ultimate Circle Island Explorer From Kona Or Kohala Resorts
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Ultimate Circle Island Explorer From Kona Or Kohala Resorts

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46
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.26
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$250.26
Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Akaka Falls, and the Waipio Valley are just some of the natural wonders on this Big Island sightseeing tour. Don’t miss a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and sample local products like Kona coffee and macadamia nuts at stops along the way. This comprehensive itinerary is ideal for anyone who wants an overview of Hawaii in one day. All entrance fees are included.
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* A traveler said: "Our weather wasn’t ideal for volcano viewing, but Hank went out of his way to provide the best experience possible for our tour. Also, Hank was the best driver, clearly an expert at navigating the terrain safely in spite of the rainy conditions."


Evening Volcano Explorer from Hilo
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Evening Volcano Explorer from Hilo

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46
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.31
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$229.31
Explore the fascinating world of active volcanism, biological diversity and past and present Hawaiian culture at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Visit Kalapana, a village destroyed by advancing lava, and the black sand beach on the island. Learn about everything from active volcanic craters and steam vents to the historic Jagger Museum. Enjoy dinner at Volcano Winery, featuring a private tour with wine tasting, then watch for current activity at Kilauea Volcano, the most active of the five volcanoes in Hawaii. Hotel pickup and drop-off provide for a seamless experience.
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* A traveler said: "We had an excellent time on our tour with Spencer. He was a wealth of knowledge and gave us so much information throughout the entire tour. He is passionate about the island and exudes the Aloha spirit we have come to love when visiting the islands."


Coffee and Chocolate Tours Plus Gift Shop

Coffee and Chocolate Tours Plus Gift Shop

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44
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
Awarded BADGE OF EXCELLENCE! We offer one of the most fully detailed and comprehensive tours of coffee and chocolate production in Hawaii. You'll learn how coffee is produced from the moment it blossoms to the final roasted bean. We'll also go over how chocolate is grown from the beginning to the final award-winning chocolate bar. Tasting is available too! And finally, we will walk you through the soap factory and discuss how we created a unique product that uses its own farm-grown ingredients and pure plant botanicals to make a soap that is nonallergenic. No fragrance is used, so those that are allergic to fragrances you'll be just fine. So come enjoy an award-winning and 5 star-rated tour. It all starts at 9 am. Please note that the event takes a little over 2 hours but we schedule for 3 hours because people really get involved and interact with the tour. We love to talk story with everyone! We look forward to meeting you and if you're returning we can't wait to see you again. Aloha
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* A traveler said: "This was an awesome experience. Our group truly enjoyed learning about coffee an chocolate as well as the natural soaps"


Volcano and Kohala Landing Helicopter Tour on the Big Island

Volcano and Kohala Landing Helicopter Tour on the Big Island

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$758.05
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$758.05
Soar over the rugged coastline, active volcanoes and cascading waterfalls of the Big Island on this unforgettable helicopter tour. Listen to expert narration from your pilot while soaking up incredible aerial views of smoking Kilauea Volcano and the magnificent mountains and sea cliffs of the Kohala Coast. Touch down on a lush and remote part of the island that most visitors never get to see, and enjoy your own private slice of paradise before taking to the skies again.
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* A traveler said: "Had a great trip. Well worth time and money. Lots of fun, interesting, and beautiful sights."


Kona Coast Helicopter Tour
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Kona Coast Helicopter Tour

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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$176.00
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$176.00
We are the only Private Helicopter Tour Company in Hawaii! Come and experience a truly special tour with us - especially for the whale watchers!
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* A traveler said: "It was an amazing experience! I was afraid but Maria was an outstanding guide and pilot. I would recommend it to anyone."


Circle Island Experience from Kona
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Circle Island Experience from Kona

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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$719.83
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$719.83
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 newly created black sand beaches, 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. For a guaranteed window seat, make sure to upgrade to the preferred seating option.
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* A traveler said: "What a great way to see the island! The staff was all very friendly and knowledgable. We loved the valleys and seeing the volcano caldera the most! Such a beautiful island with so many different landscapes to see. This tour really captured all of them!"


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