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Best Family-Friendly Activities on the Big Island
The Big Island is a place for adventure; off-road jeep rides, wild ziplines and hikes through lava fields. It can be a challenge to find fun activities that are safe for the whole family. That’s why we put together this list of amazing activities for all ages, taking the stress out of designing the perfect family vacation. With just the right length and just the right amount of excitement, these activities will leave everyone with a smile.
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  1. Book your Kona Submarine tour today! 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.

    From USD144.34

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. See the beauty of Hawaii's underwater world without getting wet while in the comfort of a glass bottom boat. On-board the Big Island's best glass bottom boat experience, you will see sea turtles, fish, and unique reef through six full-sized windows.
    Accessible

    From USD29.00

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. Embark on a fun Kona snorkeling tour and dolphin watching adventure! Hawaii's most popular boat trip! Swim at the protected Red Hill marine sanctuary, teeming with sea life. Includes island style breakfast, lunch, water toys, and a 20’ waterslide.
    Meal Provided
    Accessible

    From USD170.81

    6%
    OFF
    Daily
    5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Head out on a thrilling off-road adventure from mountain to sea, and explore Hawaii’s rich cultural landscape of a working cattle ranch and farm as you enjoy exclusive views of the Hamakua coastline while driving a side-by-side tandem or solo ATV.

    From USD156.66

    5%
    OFF
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Experience a taste of Hawaii on a 3-hour Kealakekua Bay dinner cruise departing from Kona. Journey down to Captain Cook’s monument and watch a stunning sunset while enjoying tropical cocktails, Hawaiian-style dinner, and live music.
    Meal Provided
    Accessible

    From USD170.81

    6%
    OFF
    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  6. 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 USD123.87

    5%
    OFF
    Daily
    3 hour(s) (evening)
  7. Sail with Hawaii Nautical and see diverse marine life in the warm tropical waters of the Big Island. The Spirit of Aloha catamaran offers a wonderful 3-hour snorkel cruise with lunch and drinks, great for families with kids.
    Meal Provided

    From USD172.85

    5%
    OFF
    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  8. Experience the only Mauna Kea stargazing tour on the Big Island that includes daytime solar viewing. Departing from both Kona and Hilo, enjoy a delicious dinner before looking up into Hawaii skies with high-powered telescopes to see the sun & stars.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD206.84

    5%
    OFF
    Early Booking
    Daily
    4 - 7 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  9. Explore Big Island on a zipline adventure over the famous Umauma Falls! Ride 9 ziplines over a tropical paradise of rainforests, waterfalls, and river gorges. Upgrade your experience to include swimming & kayaking in a private waterfall!

    From USD207.91

    5%
    OFF
    Early Booking
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2.5 - 4.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. Discover the beauty of Kohala! Hike through a private nature reserve, swim at a tropical waterfall & enjoy a picnic overlooking Pololu Valley. The perfect option for anyone wanting to head off the beaten path of Hawaii!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD225.13

    5%
    OFF
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    7 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  11. 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

    From USD138.74

    Family Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  12. Get set for a thrilling off road adventure at Umauma Falls! Tear through 5.5 miles of off-road trail, take in incredible views and swim at the private waterfall. Solo and multi-passenger vehicles available, making this a great family activity.

    From USD210.89

    5%
    OFF
    Early Booking
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. Dive into an ocean-fed Hawaiian lagoon and swim with a dolphin during a unique interactive Hawaii dolphin experience with friendly dolphins! You will have the experience of a lifetime in a safe and controlled setting that is perfect for all ages.

    From USD219.90

    Daily
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. Catch a wave in Kona and learn to surf with Kona’s #1 surf school, Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors! Paddle out for a private one on one lesson or bring a friend to share the stoke in a semi-private lesson for 2.

    From USD141.36

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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