Top 25 Big Island Activities

Land Activities

Mauna Kea Summit Tour

[OPEN - Sunset] A dormant volcano at 14,000 feet with a martian landscape and world famous stargazing

From $191 / adult
Mauna Kea

Active Volcano Tour

[OPEN - Kona] See massive craters and past lava flows and learn about historic and recent eruptions

From $179 / adult
Volcano

Ziplining

[OPEN] Thrills and views above the trees on a 9 zipline course with 5 suspension bridges and 13 tree-based platforms


From $199 / adult
North Kohala

Waterfalls Tour

[OPEN - Kohala] Explore picturesque waterfalls (with option to swim) and learn about Hawaiian agriculture (with tastings)

From $149 / adult
Hilo, North Kohala

Water Activities

Snorkel Cruise

[OPEN] Tropical fish, lively coral, and marine life such as turtles and dolphins in clear warm water

From $148 / adult
Kona, North Kohala, Waikoloa

Whale Watching

[SEASONAL] Observe and learn about the gentle giants of the sea in their natural habitat (December - April)

From $98 / adult
Kona, North Kohala, Waikoloa

Surf Lessons

[OPEN] Learn how to surf or improve your skills with a group or private lesson


From $99 / adult
Kona

Standup Paddle Board Lessons / Tour

[OPEN] Experience the fastest growing sport in the U.S. (which started in Hawaii) with a lesson or tour in the calm waters of Kailua Bay


From $129 / adult
Kona

Kayaking / Canoeing

[OPEN] Explore beautiful calm bays along the Kona Coast by kayak or outrigger canoe

From $59 / adult
Kona

Manta Rays at Night

[OPEN - South Kona] World famous underwater experience to observe giant graceful manta rays up close

From $112 / adult
Kona

Scuba Diving

[NOT OPEN] Explore the west coast’s clear waters with vibrant coral, lava flows, and diverse marine life

From $139 / adult
Kona, Waikoloa

Private Catamaran Deluxe Charter

Exclusive use of a catamaran with captain and crew for snorkeling, sunset sailing, and whale watching


From $5,760 / charter
Kona, Waikoloa

Dining & Entertainment

Sunset Luau at Waikoloa Marriott Resort

Hawaiian feast with open bar and cultural entertainment overlooking a bay at sunset


From $148 / adult
Waikoloa

Sunset Dinner Cruise & Kona Historical Tour

[OPEN] View 12 miles of Kona coastline with dinner, history, and musical entertainment


From $148 / adult
Kona

Lodging

Kohala Coast Vacation Rentals

South Kohala Management

Find your perfect vacation home among these 100 selections on the Kohala Coast renowned for its natural beauty, pristine beaches, sunny weather, and first class resort facilities

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Waikoloa

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