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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.19
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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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$95.00
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano Waterfall Black Sand Beach

Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano Waterfall Black Sand Beach

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Experience some of the Big Island’s top attractions during this day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the sights around Hilo. Learn all about volcanoes as you marvel at Halema'uma'u crater and explore the massive Kilauea Volcano. After an included picnic lunch, you’ll see Rainbow Falls and visit a black sand beach known for its green sea turtles.
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  • 7 hours
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Kohala Waterfalls Small Group Adventure Tour
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Kohala Waterfalls Small Group Adventure Tour

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Delve into Hawaii’s history and prepare to get wet on this full-day waterfall adventure tour of the Big Island’s Kohala coast. Begin with a drive up the Kona coastline past lava flows, and take in sweeping views from the old Kohala Mule Station lookout. Rumble through the rugged landscape in an off-road vehicle and hike along the tunnels and aqueducts of a historic sugar plantation. Admire the seven Kohala waterfalls and cool off with a dip under the final cascade. A picnic lunch and hotel transport are included.
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  • 8 hours
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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
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Dolphin Encounter and Reef Snorkel

Dolphin Encounter and Reef Snorkel

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Enjoy two Hawaiian underwater adventures for the price of one with this 4-hour combination dolphin-swimming encounter and snorkeling trip. Start by exploring the 600+ species of marine life like sea turtles, coral and tropical fish that call the reefs of Kealakekua Bay home. Then meet up with a local pod of wild spinner dolphins for an optional swimming session. A trip choice without the dolphin swimming portion is also available.
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  • 4 hours
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Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Tour

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Casually cruise the Kona coastline and snorkel with tropical marine life, as you splash in the waters of Kealakekua Bay on this deluxe Kona snorkeling cruise. Snorkeling equipment is provided on board, and professional instruction makes this Big Island snorkeling cruise a fun-filled family adventure. On the cruise between shore and the snorkeling site, keep your eyes peeled for spinner dolphins, turtles or even manta rays, and enjoy views of volcanic formations along the Kona coast.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small-Group Adventure Tour
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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small-Group Adventure Tour

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Experience big skies and incredible nighttime views on this Mauna Kea stargazing trip with a small group. Join no more than 28 guests for a pre-trip picnic at a historic Hawaiian ranch, proceeded by a ride in a 4x4 luxury van to the summit of the Big Island's tallest peak. After admiring a sunset view, continue down to 9,000 feet (2,743 meters) for a stargazing session, complete with a telescope, hot chocolate, and dessert. The trip also includes a guide and a hooded parka to keep you warm.
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  • 8 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
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Night Manta Ray Adventure
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Night Manta Ray Adventure

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

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Set sail down the Kona coastline aboard a trimaran, arriving in the Kealakekua Bay Marine Preserve for an afternoon of snorkeling. Splash into the turquoise waters near the Captain Cook Monument, and search for pods of spinner dolphins that frequent the bay. All equipment is provided along with light snacks and reef-safe sunscreen to make the trip convenient.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.73
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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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This half-day boat cruise takes you to the two best snorkeling sites in Kealakekua Bay: The reef beneath Captain Cook's monument and the underwater lava formations of Red Hill. In addition to breakfast and lunch, your guides provide all necessary equipment, basic snorkeling tips, and identification charts to help you spot fish and dolphins in their natural habitat. Don’t forget your camera—the route showcases sweeping views of the Kona coastline.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Big Island Highlights Small Group Tour

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Big Island Highlights Small Group Tour

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is unlike anywhere else on the planet, where one of the world’s most active volcanoes sends lava dripping towards the sea, and a towering mountain lies dormant and ready to pop. On this tour of the National Park, hear the legends of Madame Pele, the mythical Hawaiian fire goddess, a tour from Hilo to the eastern coastline and climb to the rim of Kilauea volcano. On this small group tour, your guide will customize the pace and number of sights. When you book, note your lunch requirements in the checkout field.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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9-Line Zipline Experience
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9-Line Zipline Experience

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See the Big Island from a different angle on this 9-line zipline adventure that takes you over tree tops, waterfalls, and rivers. With four dual lines, you can even race a friend. With views of the Pacific Ocean from every platform, it’s the most scenic zipline experience on the island.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour
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Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

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Pack in some of Hawaii’s most mesmerizing sights during this Big Island twilight volcano tour. Sample Kona-grown coffee from a local coffee farm, keep an eye out for sea turtles at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, and taste Hawaiian sweet bread at Punalu’u Bakery. Then, explore Volcanoes National Park before ending your experience by stargazing in a secluded location—perfect for taking in views of the night sky.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Island Kohala Canopy Zipline Adventure
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Big Island Kohala Canopy Zipline Adventure

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Fly across the lush forest of the Big Island’s northern Kohala region on a zipline adventure near Kapaau. Trek through the treetops in a canopy park featuring a series of suspension bridges, platforms, and thrilling ziplines. Expert instructors are on-hand to ensure everyone’s safety while cruising across the customizable, whisper-quiet course.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hilo Zipline over KoleKole Falls
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Hilo Zipline over KoleKole Falls

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The city of Hilo is surrounded by some of Hawaii’s most scenic wonders, and on this 7-line Hilo ziplining tour, you can literally soar past thundering falls as you zip through a tropical rainforest. Learn about traditional Hawaiian agriculture as you zip by Akaka Falls State Park, and once you’re comfortable sitting in the harness and feeling the exhilarating rush, prepare for the dramatic crossing that’s one of the longest zipines in Hawaii, and feel the rush of wind on your face as the forest opens up beneath you.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 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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9-Line Zip-N-Dip Experience
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9-Line Zip-N-Dip Experience

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Get your fill of ziplines, swimming, kayaking and more during this 4-hour adventure at Umauma Falls Zipline Experience. This outdoor activity park offers nine adrenaline-pumping zipline runs, a 200-foot (60-meter) suspension bridge, kayaking and stand-up paddle boards all set amidst the lush scenery of the Umauma River and its 2,000-year old lava tubes. Take a thrilling zipline ride above the area’s amazing scenery before cooling off at the park’s private pond and picturesque waterfall. A guide, entrance frees and lunch are also covered.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Island Zipline Adventure - 2 1/2 hours

Big Island Zipline Adventure - 2 1/2 hours

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Soar through a Hawaiian rainforest with a 2-hour zipline experience in a lushly preserved setting. Enjoy the security of the Big Island’s longest-operating zipline destination, and follow a series of seven exciting ziplines from tree to tree. Travel through the jungle with knowledgeable guides, and learn about the plants and animals that thrive in this unique environment. After finishing the zipline experience, explore the scenic property at your own pace, from the delicate Kamaee Falls to a rainforest trail and living maze.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure

Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure

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Explore three volcanic craters during one great trip on this 11.5-hour excursion on the Big Island. Travel aboard a high-end Mercedes van as you trek to the still-steaming Mauna Ulu, enjoy an amazing hike across Kilauea Iki crater and discover the summit of Kilauea Caldera. All entrance fees, plus a deli-style lunch and and local-style dinner are included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Island Kohala Zip and Dip Tour from Kona
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Big Island Kohala Zip and Dip Tour from Kona

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Combine ziplining and swimming for a double adventure on the Big Island of Hawaii. This day trip from Kona takes you to North Kohala where you'll soar across the forest on a zipline, enjoy a picnic at Pololu Valley, and take a dip at the base of a waterfall.
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  • 9 hours
  • 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 Hawaii's active volcano with our GPS driving tour app! Shaka Guide is your perfect companion with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to look for, places to explore, and a truckload of interesting stories and Hawaiian legends of this powerful volcano. Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii! Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads. Why you need it: âś… You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline âś… Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $4.99 for lifetime access âś… Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up âś… Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) âś… Hear fun stories & great local music along the way
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  • 2 days
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What people are saying about On the Ground in Big Island of Hawaii

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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
"Long but awesome day! Our guide Awanna was knowledgeable, funny, a great driver and an all around nice guy. We experienced a teaser trip of what the big island offers. Just wish there was an opportunity to swim in a waterfall. Overall a fun experience."..."
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Captain Cook /Kealakekua Bay
"My wife and I booked this trip in Hawaii September 2021. It was a ice boat, good snorkeling and excellent crew."..."
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano Waterfall Black Sand Beach
"Jill was our tour guide and did an excellent job. We had a fun, educational, interesting tour. Hilo is beautiful. Would definitely do this again."..."
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Kohala Waterfalls Small Group Adventure Tour
"It was a great tour and our tour guide, Mark was excellent. We enjoyed the whole team. Besides the waterfalls, we loved the views when we had our picnic."..."
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
"That was an awesome snorkeling trip to Captain Cook monument. The water was so clear, we could see a lot of tropical beautiful fishs and corral. I & my friends love it."..."
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Dolphin Encounter and Reef Snorkel
"This was awesome the crew were great and deserve a huge raise the best experience I could’ve had and will do it again"..."
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Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Tour
"We did the morning tour and it was fantastic! Awesome professional, helpfully, and friendly crew. Clean boat, nice large bathrooms. Great area to snorkel. Would definitely do again and recommend to anyone. Only thing we missed was not having a non vegan option for the lunch."..."
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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small-Group Adventure Tour
"Jeff was an awesome tour guide..informative and fun. Mauna Kea Summit was amazing. Had a great time. Glad we booked thru you guus."..."
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
"Captain Cook’s Cove was beautiful with calm waters and lots of different varieties of fish to see. The highlight of the trip was when a white tip reef shark swam right under us at Iguana Cove. Captain Tony, Ellie and Josh were great and it was a great excursion."..."
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Night Manta Ray Adventure
"The crew was AMAZING on last night 9/18. Mike and his crew. The Manta Rays were absolutely stunning."..."
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
"We had such an amazing time! The crew was very attentive and entertaining and the snorkeling was amazing. The most bang for our buck on our trip for sure!"..."
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel to the Captain Cook Monument
"We had such a great time! Small group experience, food, fun and knowledgeable crew. Highly recommend"..."
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Big Island Highlights Small Group Tour
"Great spots visited. Very well explained the history and facts. All questioned answered. Great guide."..."
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Hidden Craters Hike
"The tour is AWESOME! Physically rewarding. I love it! Our guide Mark is knowledgeable and wonderful. Highly recommended!!!"..."
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9-Line Zipline Experience
"Unbelievable height and fun zip lines we ever had- the team Sydney, Decardo, Shay, Shawn were a great team that made this 9 sections zip line tour enjoyable. We strongly recommend this tour."..."
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Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour
"Great tour! Aaron is a great tour guide and very knowledgeable. I loved the lava tube, the volcanoes and the starts gazing, everything!"..."
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Big Island Kohala Canopy Zipline Adventure
"Curtis and Colleen were amazing. Would do it again. The tour guide was very patient and helpful. Thanks"..."
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Hilo Zipline over KoleKole Falls
"Really great experience! Crew was super nice and made the experience better! Would definitely do it again."..."
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Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour
"Erik was an excellent guide! He was very knowledgeable about the volcano, as well as local plant life and even Hawaiin culture. The hikes were quite easy. Overall a very intersting tour, well worth it."..."
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9-Line Zip-N-Dip Experience
"The guides were amazing! So nice and knowledgeable and funny. The lines were fun, fast and the views were awe inspiring! Would definitely go here again!"..."
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Big Island Zipline Adventure - 2 1/2 hours
"This was our first time zip lining and didn’t know what to expect. It was great! Our group ages ranged from 9 to 45 and everyone loved it. Can’t say enough great things about the awesome guides or the beautiful terrain!"..."
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Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure
"The whole day was amazing. Mike was a great guide and we hot to enjoy all aspects of the big island!"..."
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Big Island Kohala Zip and Dip Tour from Kona
"Travis and Mike was fantastic for the zip lining! Mark was a great tour bus driver and a tour guide to the water falls. They were all very knowledgeable! Zip and dip is a must! Oh bring water shoes to the water fall for swimming. A lot of rocks."..."
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Big Island - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour
"This was one of the best decisions we made on our Hawaii trip. We did several of the Shaka guide driving tours. So much nicer than taking a guided tour in a bus. Very flexible and no technical glitches!"..."

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