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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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Sail up the scenic Kona coastline, getting views of ancient lava flows and verdant cliffs, and stopping at the Captain Cook Monument, on this afternoon sail in Kealakekua Bay. Slip into the water using the provided snorkeling gear to see vibrant schools of fish, living coral, and even pods of spinner dolphins. Learn about the area's underwater flora, fauna, and ecosystem through guided commentary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo
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Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is famous for its ever-flowing lava and the planet’s most massive active volcano. This tour journeys to top natural landmarks in and around the park. Visit Rainbow Falls, Richardson black sand beach, Historic Banyan Drive, Liliuokalani Gardens, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Akatsuka Orchid Nursery, and the active volcano of Kilauea. You also get the opportunity to walk through a lava tube.
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  • 6 hours
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Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee
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Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee

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Spend a full day exploring Kona. See green sea turtles, learn how Kona coffee is made, and visit archeological sites. Make the most of your time with a varied tour encapsulating Hawaii’s history, natural beauty, wildlife and culinary culture. Stop at white sand beaches, sample locally crafted world-famous coffee and then choose from a variety activities depending your tastes. You have the choice to snorkel, go souvenir shopping, or relax at the local brewery before returning the port.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument

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Ensure you find some of the best snorkeling sites in Hawaii on this sail and snorkel adventure leaving from Keauhou Bay Pier. Set sail along the Kona coastline toward the Captain Cook Monument, where your adventure begins. Jump into the clear water to explore the vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay, which is home to schools of colorful fish and pods of spinner dolphins. Your tour includes breakfast, lunch, and equipment such as snorkeling gear and boogie boards.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

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Sample a cross-section of outdoor sights on the Big Island during this shore excursion exploring Volcanoes National Park, waterfall, black sand beach and more. Discover the postcard-perfect Rainbow Falls before visiting the amazing volcanic steam vents and unique geology around Kilauea Volcano. Before your day is done, check out an ornamental Japanese garden, snack on macadamia nut treats at a local farm, and visit a gorgeous black sand beach. A guide, park entrance fees, and round-trip port transport are included.
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  • 6 hours
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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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The Big Island of Hawaii has a diverse ecosystem unlike anywhere else on the planet, and on this day-long nature tour, experience the beauty of its black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you’re lucky, find Hawaiian green sea turtles basking on the coast. Since the tour only requires a moderate amount of walking, it's an educational adventure for travelers of all ages, with snacks and refreshments included.
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  • 11 hours
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Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
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Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii

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Have a unique Big Island experience snorkeling with manta rays on this tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll take a short cruise out to the manta site, where you’ll watch the beautiful Hawaiian sunset before dipping into the water to watch the manta rays up close. All necessary equipment will be provided for your excursion, as well as light refreshments and snacks to enjoy on board. Your tour will conclude at its original departure point. If you don't see manta rays on this excursion, book again for another night--no charge.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay
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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay

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There are few places in all of Hawaii more historic than Kealakekua Bay, as it's the spot where Captain Cook was killed in a skirmish with native Hawaiians, and the Hawaiian monarch, King Kamehameha III was born just a few miles away. The history aside, it's also one of the best places to snorkel on the Big Island of Hawaii, and you'll have the chance to experience the beauty on this snorkeling tour from Kona. Search for dolphins on the way to the bay while admiring the volcanic coast, and after scouring the red for coral and fish, climb aboard for a lunch that's served by the friendly crew.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Wake Up With the Whales Cruise

Wake Up With the Whales Cruise

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Go in search of humpback whales as they pass through the waters off Hawaii on their annual migration. Cruise out in a comfortable and stable catamaran along the Kohala Coast. Enjoy expert commentary from an onboard naturalist, and the change to listen to whale songs with the underwater hydrophones. Snacks and beverages, including alcohol, are all included. Humpback whale sightings are guaranteed, or you can cruise again.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Whale Watching On The Big Island

Whale Watching On The Big Island

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Hawaii’s Big Island is home to migrating pods of humpback whales, which often breach as they build up energy for their northward migration. This narrated tour brings you to some of the best viewing grounds via 24-person catamaran. You’re able to hear the whales singing through the provided hydrophones. The tour provider guarantees whale sightings or the next trip is free.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel

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Swim with giant manta rays in their nighttime habitat during this 2.5-hour activity in Kona. Travel out into the seas offshore to watch the colorful Kona sunset, then jump in to swim with the docile rays as they feed on microscopic plankton. Follow your guides around the manta habitat and watch as the animals are attracted to the bright lights, creating a "manta rave" of lights, bubbles and mantas. All snorkel equipment, including flotation devices and wet suits, is included. Manta sightings are guaranteed, or you will be given a voucher for another tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Island - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour

Big Island - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour

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Explore the best sights at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island at your own pace with this flexible, self-guided driving tour. See highlights like Thurston Lava Tube, the Chain of Craters Road, Holei Sea Arch and more. Virtual tour guide provides hours of audio commentary that will give you background insights, interesting stories and legends, and even local music, along with turn-by-turn directions and maps, which can all be used offline.
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  • 2 days
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Volcanoes Adventure Tour from Hilo
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Volcanoes Adventure Tour from Hilo

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Embark on an epic adventure on this Volcanoes National Park tour from Hilo. Journey into the largest and most active volcano on earth with your friendly, professional guide, and pay a visit to the Richardson Blacksand Beach. Learn about the incredible landscapes that roll out before you and gain insight into the geological and ecological implications of Mother Nature on this stunning park. See the Akatsuka Orchid Nursery, Rainbow Falls, the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and so much more on this memorable tour that hits so many of Hawaii's hot spots.
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  • 6 hours
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Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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Journey back in time — when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged, fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands — on this 3-hour dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. Travel 12 miles down the Kona Coast to the Captain Cook monument. Learn the many secrets of the Big Island as a local historian points out more than 50 points of interest along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour
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Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour

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Explore the world’s most active volcano on a private eco tour around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. These 3- and 6-hour, education-based explorations focus on the native flora and fauna, the geology and the amazing Hawaiian culture that still thrives on the volcano today. Experience the highlights of Kilauea’s summit area, including a sunset eruption viewing or hike to both the hidden and highlight areas of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Hidden Craters Hike
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Hidden Craters Hike

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Discover Hawaii's Big Island which is famous for volcanoes—on an off-road craters Tour. Hop aboard a 4 Wheel Drive van for a breathtaking ride up the side of the Hualalai volcano. You'll pass giant craters and among both rainforest and lunar landscapes climbing 6,000 feet to explore an incredible lava tube on foot.
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  • 5 hours
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Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona

Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona

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Discover Kona’s underwater paradise on this snorkeling cruise and dolphin watch. Cruise through the protected marine sanctuaries of Red Hill, home to more than 600 species of enchanting ocean wildlife. After a safety briefing and some basic instruction from the lifeguard-trained crew, jump in the water for a snorkel. While you're enjoying the crystal clear snorkeling the crew will be grilling a delicious BBQ burger lunch. Then relax with a cocktail from the premium cash bar and enjoy the timeless beauty of the Kona coastline on the return trip. Bring a towel. Everything else is included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure

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Splash into the crystal-clear waters of Kealakekua Bay on this Big Island snorkeling adventure! Dart in and out of sea caves and explore the gorgeous Kona coastline in an agile Zodiac raft. Snorkel among colorful tropical fish, and keep an eye out for other marine life like whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Along the way, learn about the island’s geologic history and local legends from your expert guide, and see the spot where Captain Cook first landed in Hawaii.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

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Take a Kealakekua Bay snorkeling cruise, and depart from the waters of Keauhou Bay to scour the Kona coastline for dolphins, turtles or, even, whales in the winter months. Upon arrival in Kealakekua Bay, peer overboard at the crystal clear waters that teem with colorful reef fish. After receiving expert instruction and snorkeling equipment onboard, you'll jump in the water to experience some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kona Coast Snorkel Tour
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Kona Coast Snorkel Tour

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Make your boat ride a luxurious experience on this snorkeling tour to the South Kona coast. Theater-style seating, arm and headrests, and both a delicious plant-based breakfast and lunch ensure a comfortable cruise. High-quality snorkel gear for sighting tropical aquatic life while snorkeling off the remote South Kona coast is provided
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Captain Cook Exclusive

Captain Cook Exclusive

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Kealakekua Bay was famously the spot where Captain James Cook was killed and lies along Hawaii’s scenic Kona Coast. On this afternoon tour, discover the bay’s historic sites and natural wonders on a thrilling boat cruise. See the Captain Cook Monument, explore the sea caves and lava tubes around the bay, and dive in to swim and snorkel amid colorful marine life.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure

Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure

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The Kona Coast on the Big Island has some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii. On this small-boat cruise, explore the sea caves and lava tubes along the South Kona coast, enjoy swimming and snorkeling at Honaunau Bay and Kealakekua Bay, and look out for bottlenose dolphins, green sea turtles, and pilot whales.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Coffee and Chocolate Tours Plus Gift Shop

Coffee and Chocolate Tours Plus Gift Shop

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Hawaii is renowned for its coffee and chocolate, and this tour takes you behind the scenes of a traditional plantation. Learn how coffee is grown and produced, discover the chocolate-making journey from bean to bar, and have a chance to sample both delicacies. At the end of the tour, spend as much time as you like in the gift shop, where you can purchase homemade soaps and other products.
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  • 3 hours
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park and Rainbow Falls

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park and Rainbow Falls

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When you’re in port in Hilo, see two of the Big Island’s top natural attractions with a shore excursion to Rainbow Falls and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. From the lush landscape of Wailuku River State Park to the 13,667-foot (4,165-meter) summit of Mauna Loa volcano, this tour provides the opportunity to experience the geological wonders and diverse natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Half-day Tours in Big Island of Hawaii

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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
"Great experience. Friendly and helpful staff. Educational and entertaining. I would definitely book with them again."..."
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Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo
"Fun day! Auntie Karen was great! Saw waterfall, black sand beach, volcano and lava tube. Not strenuous at all. Felt very personalized."..."
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Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee
"Love the trip. Only recommendation is to bring ponchos if traveling in June or rainy months. And wear sneakers! My wedges and flip flops were no good."..."
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
"Our family (ages 5 to 68) had a fantastic experience! We snorkeled at 2 spots and enjoyed both. We saw an incredible variety of fish at the Captain Cook monument. The crew was friendly, knowledgeable and very safety conscious. The sailing was icing on the cake!"..."
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights
"Fantastic tour guide, extremely knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone. Great job"..."
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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
"This trip provided us with a glimpse of what the Big Island has to offer. We were able to visit sights that may have been overlooked. The tour guide Robert was knowledgeable and made the trip memorable. We were able to make memories that will be forever treasured. I highly recommend this tour!"..."
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Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island, Hawaii
"Awesome trip of a lifetime. Too bad there’s no picture of us watching the manta rays. Maybe the tours can add that on their tickets. We will come back again in the near future. Mahalo"..."
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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay
"It was a lot of fun and liked the information about the island. The crew was professional and friendly."..."
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Wake Up With the Whales Cruise
"Unfortunately the Whales left a little early for Alaska (and we were plenty warned that whale sightings were slim) but we welcomed the visit by the spinner dolphins and the lovely boat ride with plenty of good information! The crew was very friendly and gracious. Would recommend!!"..."
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Whale Watching On The Big Island
"Being on a boat on such a beautiful day, with a great speedy view on deck and seeing a few of the humpbacks for a couple hours, plus sightings of spinners and manta rays."..."
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Manta Ray Night Snorkel
"This was the best activity we did on the Big Island! It was the best priced thing to do for how fun it was also!"..."
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Big Island - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour
"The guide helped us narrow down the stops to the most impactful ones, and helped us navigate the various closures throughout the park. We would have been on a bit of a wild goose chase otherwise."..."
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Volcanoes Adventure Tour from Hilo
"Thank you Mr. Young for the lovely tour!! He knew his stuff and then some more so it made it that much more enjoyable"..."
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Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay
"This experience was absolutely incredible. The food was delicious and the whole night was perfect. Beautiful sunset cruise for couples or families. The crew is super nice and lots of fun. Worth every penny!!"..."
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Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour
"We had a great experience with Michelle. She is very knowledgeable person. We are family of 4 and everyone enjoyed the time during our tour."..."
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Hidden Craters Hike
"Loved it! Such a be peaceful day and a spectacular birthday!! The tour guide was humorous and well knowledged in Hawaiian culture and provided extra tid bits of knowledge. Definitely a must do hike!"..."
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Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona
"I loved swimming with the dolphins. At some point I lost my watch in the middle of the ocean. Cosmo somehow found it and gave it back to me! Staff was super friendly and it was so much fun!"..."
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour - 4 hour Kona Zodiac Adventure
"Crew was great, fun, and lively. Opted for this over a catamaran. Smaller and more flexible allowed us to see some awesome caves, turtles, and about 50 dolphins. The water was so clear and the snorkel was amazing. I would totally do this again with my family. Highly recommend!!!!"..."
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Afternoon Kealakekua Snorkel Tour
"It was great that all 3 of our granddaughters could go and enjoy this adventure. (Ages 9, 5 and 3) All loved seeing the fish and the ride. This is a tour we will do again on our next trip to the Big Island!"..."
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Kona Coast Snorkel Tour
"Everything was great right from the beginning. Captain and crew went overboard (get it) to make our tour fabulous. Stopped twice to see whales. The last stop was with the deckhands jumping in the water to attract sharks. Could not have picked better snorkling spots. Individually fit our masks and also had accommodations for people who wear glasses. The food was plentiful and good. Everyone was friendly and helpful. This tour is great for all ages. I highly recommend this tour. Don't miss out!!!"..."
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Captain Cook Exclusive
"Great for kids, not to long, not to short, beautiful views from the water of the island and a good price! We loved it!"..."
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Deluxe Morning Snorkeling Adventure
"Had an awesome time! Kevin. & Jasmine were excellent guides! The water was crystal clear! Amazing tour!"..."
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Coffee and Chocolate Tours Plus Gift Shop
"Greg and his staff were absolutely amazing. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves. It was beautiful. Greg was very passionate about what he does and it showed. Everyone should do this tour."..."
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park and Rainbow Falls
"Even thought it rained, it was still a great trip and our tour guide did the best he could in rearranging some stops. Great!"..."
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