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.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD218.84

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    6 - 7.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  2. No.2
    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 stars and planets through professional telescopes!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD226.00

    Daily
    4.5 - 8.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Enjoy total privacy by booking an exclusive charter for a luxury catamaran departing from Honokohau Harbor. Set sail for prime snorkeling at Kona or Kealakekua Bay on this luxury charter from Kona. Shared and private options available.

    From USD422.89

    Daily
    4.5 - 5.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. On this Mauna Kea sunset and stargazing tour you’ll get to view the stars and sunset from above the clouds, at the summit of a volcano! After a beautiful sunset, prepare to be amazed as the night sky lights up with thousands of glittering stars.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD235.60

    Daily
    5 - 9 hour(s) (afternoon)
  5. 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

    USD105.00

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
    3 hour(s) (evening)
  6. 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!
  7. The ocean is at your fingertips with an affordable and family friendly ocean adventure on a private glass bottom boat cruise! Head out over tropical reef to observe marine life, and enjoy narration by knowledgeable and expert marine naturalists.

    From USD1,292.54

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  8. 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 USD105.18

    Daily
    4 - 5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. 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 USD615.00

    Daily
    3 - 5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. 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
    Accessible

    USD119.66

    Sun, Tue, Thu
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  11. Kayak to Kealakekua Bay, morning or afternoon, and snorkel with tropical fish, dolphins, over coral gardens and visit the Captain Cook Monument with this permitted guide.

    USD109.11

    Daily
    4.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. 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!

    USD109.87

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  13. 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

    Sun, Thu, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. 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 USD106.63

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. 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)
  16. Cruise the Big Island in a styling, convertible beach buggy! Turn heads as you cruise the highway to a secluded beach or create your own adventure and visit the sites that captivate you! Half day, Full Day and Multi-Day rentals available!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD150.55

    5%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  17. Embark on a fun Body Glove snorkel tour, Kona's most popular boat trip! Swim at the protected Red Hill marine sanctuary, teeming with sea life, and watch for spinner dolphins in transit, as sightings are guaranteed or you ride again free!
    Meal Provided
    Accessible

    USD149.19

    Sun, Tue, Thu
    5 hour(s) (morning)
  18. 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

    Wed
  19. Experience the thrill of riding your own quick and maneuverable jet ski around the waters of Kona! Choose a 30-minute or 1-hour ride for maximum fun!

    From USD91.57

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. Experience the Big Island's remote Kona Coast on a speedy 24-foot, Zodiac ocean raft and snorkel nature's secret wonders at Kealakekua Bay!
    Meal Provided

    From USD135.11

    Daily
    4.5 - 5.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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