Kailua-Kona (Things to do near your resort), Big Island tours & activities, fun things to do in Big Island | HawaiiActivities.com

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For guests staying in Kailua-Kona hotels, nestled at the bottom of Hualalai Volcano, this area is a bustling seaside town where balmy weather conditions and crystalline waters make it optimal for almost any ocean adventure. Kailua-Kona was once home to Hawaii’s greatest kings and today this city center is the perfect spot for those who seek area attractions that resonate with rich tradition and history, from petroglyphs and battlefields to sanctuaries and ancient temples.
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  1. No.1
    Embark on the only stargazing tour in Hawaii that features nighttime astronomical observing on the slopes of Mauna Kea & daytime solar viewing. The most family-friendly stargazing tour, all ages are welcome! Tour departs from Kona and Hilo.
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    From USD176.96

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    6.5 - 9 hour(s) (afternoon)
  2. No.2
    Watch the sunset from the top of a volcano! On this Mauna Kea sunset and stargazing tour you’ll get to view a sunset from above the clouds. After sunset prepare to be amazed as the night sky lights up with thousands of glittering stars.
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    Meal Provided

    From USD223.82

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    Daily
    5 - 9 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Catapult down a water slide into the pristine waters of Big Island's Kealakekua Bay! Sail out on the Fair Wind II and enjoy snorkeling and diving in Hawaii's crystal clear waters! Depart in the morning or afternoon to explore Hawaii's waters.
    Meal Provided

    From USD105.17

    Daily
    4 - 5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Enjoy total privacy by booking an exclusive charter for a luxury catamaran departing from Honokohau Harbor. Set sail for prime snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay on this private luxury charter from Kona.

    From USD584.10

    Daily
    5.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Embark on a sunset helicopter journey to some of the Big Island's most famous sights, such as the Place of Refuge, including a volcano pass for lava viewing.
    Pick-up Provided
    Accessible

    From USD639.00

    Daily
    3.5 - 5.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  6. Journey to the highest peak in Hawaii for a spectacular sunset and stargazing tour with Mauna Kea Summit Adventures. Watch a Mauna Kea sunset from the summit then marvel at the glittering stars and planets through professional telescopes!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD226.00

    11%
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    Daily
    4.5 - 8.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  7. Have an evening of Polynesian food and entertainment that you will not soon forget with one of the best luau on the Big Island! The Royal Kona Luau awaits with authentic Hawaiian music and dance, and even a thrilling Samoan fire knife dance.
    Meal Provided
    Accessible

    USD109.95

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
    3 hour(s) (evening)
  8. Come and join Hawaii Nautical's whale watching tour! Their Whale Watch Guarantee means if you don't see whales, you can sail again for free. The on-board naturalist and captain will make sure you find whales and enjoy your whale watching cruise!
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    From USD77.10

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    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Experience an evening of delicious food and authentic Polynesian entertainment with an unforgettable luau, rated the best Family Luau on the Big Island!
    Meal Provided

    From USD119.66

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    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  10. This is the Captain Cook dinner cruise you've been looking for! Dinner, live music & 1 free cocktail on Body Glove's Kona dinner cruise - the only Big Island boat tour of its kind!
    Meal Provided
    Accessible

    USD149.19

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    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  11. Best Kona Parasailing Tour (from Kailua Pier)
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    Fly high on a parasail ride hundreds of feet above the Big Island's Kona Coast. Take in awe-inspiring, panoramic view of the volcanic coastline as you take part in one of the most exciting things to do in Kona!

    From USD95.62

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    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. Submerge 100 feet under the water's surface to explore a 25-acre, natural coral reef! Marvel at the beauty of the ocean and other marine creatures from the comfort of a 48-passenger, air-conditioned submarine.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD133.56

    Daily
    1.5 - 5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. Fly over the Big Island by airplane to see Hawaii's most scenic sights in an unforgettable air tour! See epic views of Kilauea Volcano, Waipio Valley, waterfalls, black sand beaches, and more in a stable flight with guaranteed window seating!

    From USD397.00

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  14. One of Kona’s top bucket list experiences! Swim with giant manta rays after watching the sunset on the horizon. An encounter with these gentle giants is guaranteed to create memories that will last a lifetime!
    Special

    From USD104.38

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    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  15. See all of the Big Island from above, on a circle island helicopter tour flying over Kilauea Volcano, stunning coastlines, and thundering waterfalls! See the island's most popular attraction in a single flight departing from Kona Airport.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD559.00

    Daily
    3 - 5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. Explore Kona's unique marine life by glass bottom boat! Kailua Bay's crystal clear waters offer great visibility through the boat viewing panels. Enjoy this eco-tour suitable for all ages and spend time just inches from coral reefs!

    USD53.86

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    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. Embark on a full day adventure around Big Island! Visit all the must see sights of Volcanoes National Park, stop at Punaluu black sand beach, explore a private lava tube, visit a Tropical fruit farm and see Rainbow Falls from a private viewing deck.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD223.82

    10%
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    Mon, Wed, Fri
    10.5 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  18. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, experience an aquatic adventure as you swim with Spinner Dolphins before snorkeling the coral reefs along the Kona coast!
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    USD145.41

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    Daily
    4.5 hour(s) (morning)
  19. Join a tour on the Big Island of Hawaii that will take you back to the historic era of Kailua, Kona. Visit Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park, an sacred place where ancient Hawaiians once took refuge to defy death!
    Pick-up Provided

    USD69.00

    Daily
  20. Learn How to Surf - Kona Surfing Lessons
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    Learn how to surf with HLSI's surfing family of professional lifeguards. HLSI's Hawaiian Surf School provides all you need to ride the Kona style waves with them!

    From USD82.72

    5%
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    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning)

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