Hawaii: Big Island Tours And Activities
Excursions From Hilo Or Kona Hawaii
Where you are staying on the Big Island of Hawaii will depend on what tours are available. Located on opposite sides of the island, Hilo is wetter with lush rainforests and huge waterfalls. Kona is much drier, making for wonderfully warm, sunny days. The snorkeling (with manta rays), luaus, and sunsets are definitely amazing experiences here!
We are here to help you uncover all there is to see and do on the Big Island. From land, sea, and air tours, luau experiences, volcano visits, and neighbor island excursions, we know the best companies to choose that will bring you and your family stories to cherish for years to come at a price to accommodate every budget!
Dive in and explore the stunning underwater realm of the Big Island’s reefs. With hundreds of miles of coastline, you’ll have your pick of reef to explore! The reefs are full of life and the honu (turtles) swimming alongside you are magical. It could be said that half of Hawaiʻi’s beauty lies in its underwater reefs and we have plenty of ocean activities to choose from!
The landscape of the Big Island is formed by volcanoes, wind, and water, making every view dramatic. Take a trip across the island to see jagged cliffs and mountains that dominate the skyline while you get immersed into the rich history, culture, and beauty around every corner. Going sightseeing means seeing everything; Volcanoes National Park, the rainforests along the Hamakua and Hilo coastlines, and the beautiful beaches, coffee farms, historical sights of Hilo & Kona and so much more.
Seeing any of the Hawaiian Islands from the air is an amazing experience, but a helicopter tour of the Big Island is more worthwhile than anywhere else. The island is so extensive that it can take several days just to get an idea of where to go. By kicking off the trip with an air tour, you’ll get an invaluable overview of the entire island, learning all you need to know about where to go and what to do. That’s why we recommend doing an air tour early-on in your trip to grasp just how big the Big Island really is!
Luaus are celebrations of the Polynesian cultures that migrated to Hawaiʻi centuries ago. They also embody the meaning of “Aloha”, now known worldwide thanks to the welcoming spirit of Hawaiian culture. Check out these great luaus or read more about this history of these celebrations that are now a focal point of everyone’s Hawaiian vacation. It’s no mystery why that is: they are a lot of fun for the entire ʻohana (family)!
On the more wet side of the Big Island, not far from Hilo, the rainforest environment provides a lot of opportunties for fun. Go river kayaking, rappel waterfalls and have a lot of fun swimming in waterfall pools. There are all sorts of opportunties some great river-based fun!