Top 25 Big Island Activities

Land Activities

Mauna Kea Summit Tour

A dormant volcano at 14,000 feet with a martian landscape and world famous stargazing

From $197 / adult
Mauna Kea

Active Volcano Lava Tour

Unique natural wonders and lava flowing down a volcano or bubbling in a crater

From $139 / adult
Volcano

Ziplining

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


From $178 / adult
North Kohala

Kohala Waterfalls Adventure

Easy 1.5 mile hike through tropical rainforest to 7 waterfalls with option to swim in one


From $184 / adult
North Kohala

Water Activities

Snorkel Cruise

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

From $132 / adult
Kona, North Kohala, Waikoloa

Whale Watching

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

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


From $99 / adult
Kona

Standup Paddle Board Lessons / Tour

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 $99 / adult
Kona

Kayaking / Canoeing

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

From $49 / adult
Kona

Manta Ray Night Dive or Snorkel

Unique adventure observing large manta rays at night


From $115 / adult
Kona

Scuba Diving

Explore the west coast’s clear waters with vibrant coral, lava flows, and diverse marine life

From $135 / adult
Kona, Waikoloa

Private Boat Rental/Charter

Create your perfect day out on the water, whether snorkeling, wildlife viewing, scuba diving, fishing, or a sunset sail

From $300 / boat
Kona, Kona, Waikoloa

Dining & Entertainment

Hawaiian Luau

Experience a traditional Hawaiian feast, cultural performances, and hands-on activities

From $102 / adult
Kona, Waikoloa

Sunset Dinner Cruise & Kona Historical Tour

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


From $128 / 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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