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Bucket List - Top 20 Things You MUST Do on Big Island!
Big Island is a treasure trove of unique activities, offering things that can rarely be found anywhere else. Home to Kilauea, one of the few continuously active volcanoes on Earth, no trip to the Big Island would be complete without a stop by Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for a chance to see flowing lava. But don't stop there. The Big Island is, well... big. There are vast stretches to be explored, to ride ATVs through or zipline over, and gorgeous coastlines to kayak or swim with mantas in.

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  1. Join the experts at Hawaii Forest & Trail on a full-day volcano tour to and explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Experience one of the most unique Hawaii sights and visit a large private lava tube with golden walls. Lunch & dinner are included.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD292.15

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    7.5 - 12 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. Embark on an all-inclusive guided tour to explore the summit of Mauna Kea, witnessing its observatories and catching the sunset from Hawaii's tallest mountain. Next, experience the finest stargazing tour in Hawaii for an unforgettable experience.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD260.00

    6.5 - 8 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. Embark on a top-rated Kealakekua Bay snorkel cruise with Fair Wind. Play on the high jump, waterslide & enjoy swimming in the protected pristine waters of Kealakekua Bay on a fun morning or afternoon Kona snorkel boat tour. A great family adventure!
    Meal Provided

    From USD128.32

    4 - 5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Embark on an incredible night adventure and swim with wild manta rays in their natural habitat. Witness the magnificence of manta up close on a night dive tour in Keauhou Bay. Snacks and beverages are included.


    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  5. Join Blue Hawaiian Helicopters on a 50-minute flight showcasing Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano! Fly high above tropical rainforests, black-sand beaches and lava flows both new and old. Witness current volcanic activity from a safe distance.

    From USD359.00

    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Fly with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and witness incredible aerial views of the lush Kohala Coast. See Waterfalls, dramatic cliffs and valleys, towering sea cliffs. Upgrade your Big Island Kohala Helicopter Tour to include a waterfall landing.

    From USD399.00

    2 - 2.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  7. Experience a taste of Hawaii on a 3-hour Kealakekua Bay dinner cruise departing from Kailua-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


    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  8. Enjoy Kona's best sunset booze cruise aboard Honi Olani catamaran, the perfect end to your day in Hawaii. Join Hawaii Nautical on a relaxing 90-min sail featuring happy hour drink specials. The tour includes snacks and 2 alcoholic beverages.


    Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  9. Experience the best Kona luau with an evening filled with food, drinks, and entertainment. The Royal Kona Luau will take you on a journey through Polynesia with a dinner buffet, open bar, authentic Hawaiian performances, and Samoan fire knife dance!
    Meal Provided


    Family Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  10. Experience a one-of-a-kind canopy zipline course through Kohala's lush eucalyptus forests and waterfalls! Zip across 8 lines, cross 6 suspension bridges, and a rappel. Combine your zipline with a waterfall swim for the ultimate Big Island adventure.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD235.60

    3.5 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. 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 USD227.23

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. Join Wailea Horseback Adventure on the best Hawaii's horseback riding tour. Enjoy scenic views of Mauna Kea, the Pacific Ocean and the Hamakua Coast, and hike down to the beautiful Umauma falls, where you can swim and play!


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. 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 USD240.73

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 - 7.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  14. 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 USD239.79

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    7 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  15. Kayak along the beautiful Kona coast. Paddle along sea cliffs, over underwater lava tubes and into a sea cave and go snorkeling among tropical reef fish at Keauhou Bay! Watch for dolphins, manta rays & sea turtles on this Big Island eco-adventure!


    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  16. Hike the historic lava flows of the Kilauea Volcano, and explore lava tubes, visit scenic lookouts at Volcanoes National Park including a caldera, Kilauea Iki Crater, steam vents, and see the best volcano spots on the Big Island with an expert guide.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD275.28

    Wed, Sat
    9 - 14 hour(s) (morning)
  17. Explore sea caves and snorkel at the best Big Island snorkeling locations along the South Kona Coast. Enjoy the thrilling ride in a 14-person ocean raft as you make your way to your snorkeling destinations, Honaunau Bay and Kealakekua Bay.
    Meal Provided

    From USD124.87

    3.5 - 5.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. Explore the undiscovered side of Kona on a 5-hour guided volcano hiking tour from Kona! Hike along the slopes of the Hualalai volcano. Get exclusive access to secret volcanic craters, lava tubes, and hidden caves.


    Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat
    5 hour(s) (morning)

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