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
    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 USD98.29

    Daily
    4 - 5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    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

    USD103.39

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
    3 hour(s) (evening)
  3. No.3
    Spend an evening that begins with dinner at a Parker Ranch outpost, followed by an ascent to Mauna Kea summit, Hawaii's tallest point, for the best stargazing on Big Island - warm drinks and brownies included!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD199.75

    15%
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    Daily
    5 - 9 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. 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 USD90.24

    12%
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    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. 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 USD119.35

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  6. Stand at the top of Hawaii at the famous Big Island observatory with Mauna Kea Summit Adventures. Watch a Mauna Kea sunset over the cloud line at 9,000 feet above sea level and marvel at millions of stars glittering above with guided stargazing.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD226.00

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    Daily
    4.5 - 8.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  7. Embark on on out-of-this-world adventure in Hawaii and the only one that lets you observe the sky at night and in daytime! Visit the area around Mauna Kea with expert guides & enjoy a nighttime stargazing at a special location on this heavenly tour!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD134.72

    8%
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    Daily
    6.5 - 9 hour(s) (afternoon)
  8. Submerge 100-feet under the water to explore a 25-acre natural, coral reef! Marvel at the beauty of the ocean and other marine creatures aboard a 48-passenger, air-conditioned submarine.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD133.22

    Daily
    1.5 - 5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. 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

    USD229.00

    5%
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    Mon, Wed, Fri
    10.5 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Snorkel with Keauhou Bay's Manta Rays! Using underwater lights, the sea is lit up electric green as the rays put on a show. Departs from Honokohau Harbor!
    Special

    USD109.31

    6%
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    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon, 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

    7%
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    Daily
    4.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. 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
  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
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    From USD148.70

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    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. 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
    Special
    Accessible

    From USD142.23

    5%
    OFF
    Daily
    5 hour(s) (morning)
  15. 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!
    Special

    From USD85.45

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning)
  16. 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)
  17. Kona Beach SNUBA Diving Tour
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    Experience the merging of scuba diving and snorkeling in this guided SNUBA tour of Kona's underwater world from the beach of Kamakahonu Bay.

    USD103.16

    Wed, Thu, Fri
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. 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!

    USD53.72

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  19. 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 USD78.33

    5%
    OFF
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning)
  20. Visit the sacred grounds of Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. Explore a honey farm, get a close-up look at a hive and taste island treats. Stop at a local coffee farm and learn more about the famous Kona coffee.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD124.28

    Weekday
    7 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
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