Looking for adventure? The Big Island of Hawaii offers limitless adventure from ocean to rainforest, volcano to desert, lush green valleys to snow-capped mountains and black sand beaches. Holualoa Inn is proud to partner with the premier tour operators on the Big Island. Here are a few possible excursions. Come explore the Big Island by air, by land, and by sea!

By Air

Helicopter Tour with lush greenery

Experience Hawaii with Paradise Helicopters
2 hours, $559 per person
Explore all 5 volcanoes, hidden white and black sand beaches, lush waterfalls cascading down 2,000-foot valley walls, breathtaking coastlines, lush rainforests and 11 different climate zones. Morning and afternoon departures from Kona Airport.

Circle Island Experience with Paradise Helicopters
2 hours, $599 per person
Fly around the entire Big Island in just over two hours, including the Kona coffee district, slopes of Mauna Loa and south to Punalu’u.

Oahu Ridgetop View with Paradise Helicopter

Sunset Experience with Paradise Helicopters
2+ hours, $639 per person
Explore beautiful beaches, mountains, valleys, waterfalls and volcanoes as the sun begins to set, turning the sky into vibrant shades of bright yellow, deep orange, burning red and brilliant purple. Leaves from Kona Airport on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Volcano Kohala Landing with Paradise Helicopters
$659 per person
Soar over Kilauea crater, the lush rainforests of Hilo, white and black sand beaches and hundreds of waterfalls before landing at a remote overlook.

By Land

Off-road tour with water in the distance

Kohala Waterfalls
8 hours, $185 per person
This adventure begins with some off-roading through North Kohala. After a relaxed, guided hike through a private nature reserve, you’ll have a chance to cool off under a beautiful cascading waterfall. Enjoy your picnic lunch at a breathtaking scenic lookout and end with a stroll through Hawi.

Epic Island Volcano Journey
11.5 hours, $216 per person.
Explore private lava tubes, tropical rain forests, black sand beaches with basking sea turtles, scenic valleys, waterfalls, historic landmarks and more. This circle-island exploration with Hawaii Forest & Trail reaches the island’s most exclusive sites and must-see experiences.

Mauna Kea Summit & Stars

Mauna Kea Summit & Stars
8 hours, $221 per person
Hawaii Forest & Trail takes you from sea level to the 14,000-foot summit of Mauna Kea to enjoy the magnificent sunset and explore the wonders of the Hawaiian night sky. Enjoy a picnic dinner while your guide shares stories of early travelers before sipping hot cocoa during your star-show with an 11″ Celestron telescope.

Kohala Zip & Dip
9 hours, $264 per person
Spend an exciting day in North Kohala with Hawaii Forest & Trail. Zipline high above the forest floor and picnic with stunning views of the North Kohala valleys before swimming under a private waterfall.

Packahes Volcano

Volcano by Air and Land
10 hours, $779 per person
Explore the Big Island of Hawaii by flight and on foot. After soaring above Kona coffee country, Hualalai, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, your Paradise Helicopter pilot will fly over the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in search of the day’s active lava flow. Once on the ground, Hawaii Forest & Trail will guide your exploration of the park’s craters and lava tubes and Jaggar Museum before exploring Punalu’u’s black sand beach. Enjoy a picnic lunch and sample Kona coffee, macadamia nuts and other local grown treats before your return flight over waterfalls and beaches.

By Sea

Beautiful Boat in the Ocean off the Big Island

Wild Dolphin & Reef Snorkel with Into the Blue
3-4 hours, $115 per person
Explore untouched coral reefs, swim with wild dolphins, explore sea caves and lava tubes from Into the Blue’s catamaran.

Kealakekua Snorkel with Kona Style
4.5 hours, $130 per person
Sail aboard a 50’ catamaran and snorkel with tropical fish, sea turtles, dolphins and whales (seasonal). Continental breakfast, coffee, snacks and snorkel gear provided.

Morning Magic with Kona Boys
5 hours, $189 per person
Begin your morning kayaking and snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay while learning about the history, culture, and marine life that make this spot so special.

Whale tail slapping the ocean

Seasonal Whale Watch with Kona Style
2.5 hours, $74 per person
Enjoy a afternoon sail in search of the great Humpback whale, from December 17 through March 31st. Revel in their underwater whale songs with a hydrophone and an on-board stereo system. Snacks provided.

Midday Meander with Kona Boys
3 hours, $139 per person
Enjoy afternoon kayaking and snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay while learning about the history, culture, and marine life that make this spot so special.

A Day at the Beach with Kona Boys
5 hours, $159 per person
Kayak out from Kamakahonu Cove into Kailua Bay, snorkel the pristine reef and stand-up paddle back to shore. All gear and lunch included.

Catamaran boat on sea at sunset

Manta Ray Snorkel with Eka Canoe Adventures
2.5 hours, $107 per person
Immerse yourself in the crystal waters of Keauhou Bay to snorkel with magnificent and gentle manta rays. Wetsuit tops and snorkel gear included.

Captain Cook & Sea Cave Snorkel with Into the Blue
3-4 hours, $145 per person
Explore Captain Cook’s Monument and the reef at Kealakekua Bay by catamaran. Snorkel with wild dolphins, whales (seasonal), explore sea caves and lava tubes.

Private Sunset Sail with Into the Blue
3 hours, $650 for up to 6 guests
Toast the sunset with Hawaiian music and complimentary cocktails in your privately-chartered catamaran.

shells with pink flowers

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We strive to make it as easy as possible to book an excursion along with your room reservation. We look forward to hearing about your adventure!

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