Kona Boys Beach Shack
After uniting the Hawaiian islands in 1810, Kamehameha the Great established his kingdom's royal court in Lahaina on Maui, but he...
Kailua Bay Charter Company
See Kailua-Kona's coastline, and its underwater reef and sea life, from a 36ft glass-bottomed boat with a pleasant crew and onboard...
Kailua Bay was once a major cattle-shipping area, where the animals were stampeded into the water and forced to swim out to steamers...
Island Breeze Luʻau
Luau benefits from a scenic oceanfront setting but crowds can reach 400. Forgo if rainy – an indoor show ain't worth it.
Rapanui Island Café
The New Zealand owners know curry, which they prepare with a delicious tongue-tingly warmth. Choose from various satays, spiced pork,...
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Lonely Planet review
With celebrated Hawaiian paddler Uncle Jesse as your guide, experience what original Polynesian settlers must have felt with the water rushing under their hull as they approached the volcanic shores of the Big Island. Prices for outrigger canoe trips are per person for a minimum of two people. Also rents kayaks, stand up paddleboards and surfboards, as well as offering lessons.