Kona Ocean Experience: 2024 Best Deals

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Enjoy a scenic adventure at sea aboard a whale watching Big Island cruise from Waikoloa. Sightsee along the Kohala coast with a fast and fun powerboat ride in the morning, or a more leisurely sailing catamaran in the afternoon. The trip includes non-alcoholic beverages and guaranteed wildlife sightings or come back again for a free re-ride. Details
TripAdvisor user rating 4.50 out of 5
2596 Reviews
$106.19
Zipline over Umauma River and falls, rappel down waterfalls, get down and dirty on an ATV, explore on horseback and more with the entire family! Rain or shine the Umauma Experience will be the highlight of your Big Island visit! Details
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$229.00
Offered by Body Glove, the Dolphin & Snorkeling Cruise features an exciting 4.5-hour experience for guests of all ages. Cruises include a ride on a 65-foot catamaran, featuring two separate decks and cushioned seating, a full-service bar, a 20-foot waterslide, breakfast, BBQ burger lunch, beverages, and snacks, snorkel gear, underwater masks, flotation toys, plus fresh-water showers for after the experience. Details
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5088 Reviews
$182.00
Experience a morning of diving in and exploring Hawaii's pristine waters in this Big Island snorkeling tour! This highly acclaimed Spirit of Aloha catamaran adventure features a leisurely trip out to the open ocean to see marine animals such as dolphins, turtles, exotic fishes – and even whales. Truly a great experience from start to finish! Details
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$159.00 $157.79
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Join the intimate Big Island Circle Tour and immerse yourself in Kona coffee's rich aroma, savor sweet malasadas, and relax on the unique Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach. Enjoy tastings at the Volcano Winery & Tea Garden and explore Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Treat yourself at Big Island Candies and be captivated by Rainbow Falls. Includes hotel pick-up and meals. Details
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$278.39
Offered by Hawaii Forest & Trail, Maunakea Tour: Maunakea Summit & Stars Adventure offers an exciting experience for guests ages 13 and older to enjoy. The adventure includes a drive to the Mauna Kea summit to find picturesque views ideal for taking photos, a provided picnic-style dinner, a hooded parka and warm gloves, an interpretive guide of Hawaii’s spectacular cultural and geological history. Details
TripAdvisor user rating 5.00 out of 5
5148 Reviews
$295.00
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters' Big Island Spectacular helicopter tour features views of the still-active Kilauea volcano, black sand beaches, volcanic badlands, sea cliffs, the Kohala Mountains, cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests, ancient Hawaiian settlements, and more. The tour includes aviation-grade noise-canceling headsets and an in-flight recording. Details
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$714.53
Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Kilauea Volcano in just 8 hours with the Big Island Volcano Express tour. From central Kailua-Kona, journey through the park's wonders, stopping at Punalu’u Bake Shop and Rainbow Falls. Designed for those with limited time, this stress-free adventure includes park fees, transportation, drinks, snacks, and a meal. Details
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$258.43
Embark on an adventure in flight as you soar above Hawaii’s active volcanoes and black-sand beaches on this Big Island Circle of Fire helicopter tour from Hilo. This scenic helicopter tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has stunning views of the Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes as your pilot narrates about this geologically active environment. Details
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1626 Reviews
$407.87
Big Island sightseeing isn’t complete without a Kohala Coast helicopter tour! Witness awesome aerial views of the Big Island’s towering sea cliffs and meandering valleys aboard a Blue Hawaiian helicopter. Enjoy live narration by your State-of-Hawaii-certified tour guide/pilot as you fly over Hawaii’s most unforgettable and untamed regions. Details
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$407.87
Offered by Body Glove, the Historical Sunset Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay features a luxurious, three-hour guided cruise experience for guests of many ages to enjoy. Each cruise offers views of more than 50 points of interest and historical sites between Kona Coast and Captain Cook’s monument, a Hawaiian-style dinner, live entertainment, a complimentary cocktail and great views of the sunset. Details
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$182.00
Lasting about 12 hours (afternoon and evening), the Deluxe Volcano Experience offers a unique way to see some of the best points of interest in Kailua-Kona. Enjoy a high-altitude drive over Saddle Road to Hilo and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with narration from your knowledgeable driver/guide, bottled water, deli-style lunch, dinner at Kilauea Lodge, and more. Details
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$308.60
Explore the natural beauty of Hawaii’s volcanoes with a sunset background in this epic hiking adventure. Offered by KapohoKine Adventures, your narrated tour includes stops at recent lava flows, a lava viewing area in Kalapana, and the historic Painted Church. Next, discover the wonder of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, enjoy dinner, and watch the sunset in the park before heading back to Hilo. Details
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3529 Reviews
$240.91
Hit the backroads on this Hawaii Forest and Trail exclusive bird watching tour! Explore restricted lands at the Hakalau National Forest Reserve with a naturalist guide. Spend the day exploring the Hakalau Forest sighting endangered birds like the Akepa and Elepaio, native plants and rare animal species including carnivorous caterpillars and happy-faced spiders. Details
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$260.00
Get ready for an excursion unlike any other on the Hidden Craters Hike through Kona. Your tour brings you behind 3 locked gates to discover Hualalai, Kona’s infamous volcano. Throughout your tour, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the island’s volcanic eruptions in the 1800s, climb through a segment of a lava tube, and embark on a 3-4 mile hike you’ll never forget. Details
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$179.00
Set off on a remarkable kayak tour in Hilo Bay to unravel its historical treasures. Paddle through turquoise waters, amid lush greenery, and discover concealed waterfalls. Interact with friendly sea turtles, while a knowledgeable guide shares stories of Hilo and Moku Ola. Don’t miss this chance to explore the Historic Hilo Bay Waterfalls by kayak! Details
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$152.91
Offered by Hawaii Forest & Trail, the Kohala Waterfalls Adventure offers an 8-hour round trip through the rainforest, ideal for guests of all ages. The tour includes a trip up the North Kona and Kohala coastlines near the lava flows (caves) from Mauna Loa, Mount Kea and the Kohala Mountains, and more. Guests are provided lunch, as well as walking sticks, warm wear, backpacks, and ponchos. Details
TripAdvisor user rating 4.50 out of 5
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$229.00
One of the Hawaii Big Island’s top zipline tours, Kohala Zipline Adventure offers a one-of-a-kind experience for first-time and seasoned zipliners alike. Guests can enjoy riding through a lush mauka (mountain) forest, which spans a riverbed near the inactive volcano, Kohala. The three-hour tours are led by professional guides who are First Aid, CPR and ACCT certified. Details
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1370 Reviews
$225.00
Set off on an exhilarating Kona snorkeling adventure on the high-speed snorkel raft with ample shade, cushioned seats, and an onboard bathroom. Dip in Kailua-Kona’s pristine waters and swim with diverse marine life and friendly in-water guides. Stay hydrated and energized throughout the morning trip with refreshments, snacks, and a delicious picnic lunch. Details
$140.00
Enjoy a boat cruise along the sea cliffs and sandy sceneries of the Kona Coast. Kona is known for its beautiful seaside views, pristine crystal clear blue waters, fresh sea breeze and abundance of aquatic wildlife for you to spot! Six back and relax as you set sail for the morning, sunbathing under the Hawaiian sun or taking in the natural beauty of Kona! Details
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$159.00 $157.79
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Embark on a 2.5-hour Kona Sunset Cruise with Body Glove Cruises aboard Kona Explorer, a high-speed super raft. Enjoy stunning views of The Big Island’s west coast while savoring a light dinner as the sun sets over the tranquil waters of Kailua Kona. Relax while the experienced crew provides insightful commentary about coastal landmarks and local marine life. Details
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$120.00
Explore the Big Island's top attractions and even get the chance to go on a Hawaii Stargazing adventure! Hilo Island has a wide variety of stunning natural attractions, including twin volcanoes, towering waterfalls, lava tube systems, and historic waterfronts. Take this tour to view all of these locations as well as a glimpse of Hilo's stunning night sky with Kapohokine Adventures! Details
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$229.91
Go on a Hawaii stargazing adventure with ​​Kapohokine Adventures on Kona Island! One of the best locations in the world for stargazing is Mauna Kea due to its high altitude, remote position, and minimal light pollution. Take this Mauna Kea Stellar Explorer experience and use top-grade telescopes to look for constellations, planets, and flares! Details
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$251.91
Avoid touristy areas and travel up the mountain of Mauna Kea to one of the most unique spots in the entire Solar System and gaze upon a show of the constellations and planets combined with our light effects. We will point out constellations, planets, space objects and hopefully some fast moving shooting stars. Details
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$259.00
Enjoy a Kona sunset cruise that guarantees a leisurely and romantic experience along the Kohala Coast! Getting a Catamaran Sunset Sail ticket promises you a sunset cocktail cruise that highlights wildlife encounters along the journey and relaxing views of the open ocean horizon. Drinks and snacks are served onboard! Details
TripAdvisor user rating 4.50 out of 5
2596 Reviews
$139.16
Embark on an exciting Hawaii whale watching adventure in Kailua Kona, Hawaii—the perfect spot for up-close encounters with humpback whales in their natural habitat! Enjoy breathtaking views and marine life on a high-speed super-raft with ample shade and comfortable amenities. Stay energized for the adventure with complimentary snacks and soft drinks on board. Details
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$120.00
Discover Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from a whole new perspective when you tour the park with a local, interpretive guide. You’ll learn more about the historic events that changed the park and island forever while hiking throughout the park’s gorgeous natural landscape. Along the way, you’ll see a private lava tube, enjoy appetizers on a farm, and see parts of the park others may not get the chance to. Details
TripAdvisor user rating 5.00 out of 5
5148 Reviews
$279.00

Imagine immersing yourself in the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure that forms the quintessence of a Kona ocean experience. Set in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, the vast expanses of azure deep blue waters and the warm Hawaiian climate create the ideal setting for countless ocean-based activities.

Picture yourself embarking on a casual morning swim, the sun casting its golden embrace over the ocean surface, with the sound of waves serenely rolling onto the shore. Or perhaps, you might fancy an invigorating dive under the crystal clear waves in the company of vibrant tropical fish, friendly sea turtles, and wildly beautiful coral formations. The Kona ocean experience is a living postcard, a moving canvas of nature's most idyllic and stunning creations.

The afternoon might find you simply relishing a kayak or paddleboard session, exploring the coastline's hidden nooks, or maybe honing your surfing skills amidst the rhythmic dancing waves. As you gently glide over the water's surface, you'll witness the magical transformation of the ocean blending seamlessly with Hawaii's cloud-touched, mountainous skyline.

As the sun begins to set, painting the sky in hues of red and orange, you could embark on a serene evening cruise or a peaceful fishing expedition. The soothing lull of the ocean tides, the whisper of the tropical breeze, and the enchanting view of the setting sun offer a fitting end to the day’s adventures.

In essence, a Kona ocean experience is a delightful feast for all senses. It's a symphony of natural beauty, serenity, and unforgettable adventures, all harmoniously strung together by the unabated pulse of the Pacific Ocean. Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or a peaceful nature-lover, the Kona ocean experience promises to soothe your soul, energize your spirit, and gift you a taste of Hawaii's enchanting oceanic allure.

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Kona's underwater world is a magical universe that has unfolded before you, revealing its vibrant inhabitants and untouched beauty. From the adrenaline-pumping encounters with marine wildlife to the calming influence of the tranquil turquoise sea, Kona has presented an ocean experience that's hard to forget. So, here's to the enchanting Big Island experience – a journey worth embarking on time and time again.