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Hawaii Forest & Trail - Bird Watching Tour at Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge

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Embark with Hawaii Forest & Trail on a guided eco adventure with sensational bird watching opportunities! Explore amazing trails and experience the Big Island's unique wildlife. The best Hawaii's bird watching tour.

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Hakalau Forest Adventure
Total:
Price per Adult :
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 235.60
USD 235.60
Total:
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 235.60
USD 235.60
Price per Adult :
Child (Age 8-12)
USD 235.60

Hakalau means “many perches,” and was the first National Wildlife Refuge in the country established for forest birds. It is also home to some of the rarest plants and animals on earth. Access the Pua 'Akala tract, which is not open to the general public, and see a variety of birds, such as the Nēnē, Palila, 'Akiapōlā'au, 'Amakihi, 'Apapane, Hawai'i Creeper, 'I'iwi, 'Elepaio, 'Ōma'o, 'Io and Pueo.

Child (Age 8-12)
USD 235.60

Overview

Morning
8.5 - 11.5 hour(s)
Available Tue
With pick-up
Breakfast, Lunch
Not Accessible
Inclusions: Bottled water / Breakfast / Lunch / Warm clothing / Rain Gear / Walking Sticks / Binoculars / Day Packs / Guide

Schedule

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06:30-08:00

Check-in at Kona Office & Pick-up from Waikoloa

08:30

Breakfast at Mauna Kea State Park

10:00

Arrive at Hakalau National Refuge

12:30

Picnic style lunch

15:45

Depart Hakalau National Refuge

16:30-18:00

Drop-off in Waikoloa & Return to Kona Office

Transportation add-ons

You can choose either Pick-up or Check-in (free).

Location

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Notes

Restrictions

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. We sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions.
  • Children 12 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Additional notes

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • The menu is subject to change without notice.
  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Closed toe shoes
  • Long pants

Booking requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)

  • You can book a maximum of 9.
Hakalau Forest Reserve - Private Ohana Outing Tour (4 to 9 passengers)
Total:
Price per 1 Group :
1 Group (persons 1-4)
USD 1,570.68
USD 1,570.68
Total:
1 Group (persons 1-4)
USD 1,570.68
USD 1,570.68
Price per 1 Group :
1 Group (persons 5)
USD 1,727.75
1 Group (persons 6)
USD 1,884.82
1 Group (persons 7)
USD 2,041.89
1 Group (persons 8)
USD 2,198.96
1 Group (persons 9)
USD 2,356.03

The Ohana tour is a private tour option for small to mid-sized parties. This package charges for a minimum of 4 guests at the standard rate and then offers a reduced rate for each guest after the 4th person.

1 Group (persons 5)
USD 1,727.75
1 Group (persons 6)
USD 1,884.82
1 Group (persons 7)
USD 2,041.89
1 Group (persons 8)
USD 2,198.96
1 Group (persons 9)
USD 2,356.03

Overview

Morning
8.5 - 11.5 hour(s)
Available Tue
With pick-up
Breakfast, Lunch
Not Accessible
Inclusions: Bottled water / Breakfast / Lunch / Warm clothing / Rain Gear / Walking Sticks / Binoculars / Day Packs / Guide

Schedule

View All
06:30-08:00

Check-in at Kona Office & Pick-up from Waikoloa

08:30

Breakfast at Mauna Kea State Park

10:00

Arrive at Hakalau National Refuge

12:30

Picnic style lunch

15:45

Depart Hakalau National Refuge

16:30-18:00

Drop-off in Waikoloa & Return to Kona Office

Transportation add-ons

You can choose either Pick-up or Check-in (free).

Location

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Notes

Restrictions

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. We sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions.

Additional notes

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • The menu is subject to change without notice.
  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Closed toe shoes
  • Long pants

Booking requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)

  • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 1.

Reviews

I truly enjoyed the birdwatching trip.

2013/05/17 Solo Travelers Ms Williams

I truly enjoyed the birdwatching trip. Our guide, Mark, was fantastic -- he educated us on the birds we would hopefully see and was helpful with questions about other wildlife in the area. I also enjoyed meeting the re...

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Went above my expectations

2011/11/04 Couples Tanya W

This trip was worth every penny and more. The guide, Garry, was knowledgeable and went beyond to find all the birds on our list and spent extra time helping all see them. Guide, John, knew every native plant I asked abou...

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surprisingly fun

2011/06/30 Couples Mr. Anonymous

My wife, who is an avid bird watcher, convinced me to come on this tour. Okay, she basically dragged me here...and I seriously thought I was going to be miserable and bored the whole time....but I was honestly amazed at ...

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FAQ

Q. Are we allowed to feed the birds?
A. No, for the health and safety of the birds, you are not allowed to feed them.
Q. Can I bring my own snacks and drinks?
A. Yes, you can bring your own snacks and drinks, but please note that lunch and drinks are included.
Q. How far in advance should I book this activity?
A. We recommend booking at least 4-5 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.
Q. Is giving a tip (gratuity) required?
A. Gratuity is never required, but if you enjoyed your experience a tip is always greatly appreciated!
Q. Is this activity suitable for children?
A. This activity is not recommended for children under 8-years-old since it is a rather strenuous four-mile up-hill hike.
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Payment / Cancellation Policy

Payment Methods
  • Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 15:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change Policy
  • Any changes made after 15:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount. This includes, but not limited to, change of the activity date/ time, package, the number of participants, etc.

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Hawaii Forest & Trail - Bird Watching Tour at Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge
Embark with Hawaii Forest & Trail on a guided eco adventure with sensational bird watching opportunities! Explore amazing trails and experience the Big Island's unique wildlife. The best Hawaii's bird watching tour.