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$69 Shore Excursions

Kona Shore Excursion: Kona History and Culture Tour

The Big Island isn’t only breathtaking scenery and beaches – it also has a history and culture just waiting to be explored on a shore excursion. On this historical and cultural tour of Kona, you’ll take a step back in time to Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, which translates to “Place of Refuge at Honaunau.” In ancient Hawaii, residents who broke Hawaii’s system of kapu (law) would receive death as punishment. The only option for survival would be to escape to the nearest puuhonua, or place of refuge. Today, you can experience the peace of Puuhonua o Honoaunau National Historical Park, where ancient temples and ki’i (carved wooden images) hint at stories from the past. Stroll around this palm-covered sanctuary and enjoy the view of Honaunau Bay.Continue your historical journey to St. Benedict’s Painted Church, where Belgian-born Father Velghe’s three-dimensional paintings depict heroes from the Bible. This artwork served as an important teaching tool in a time when many people couldn’t read and write. Father Velghe painted this church in 1842, and this parish continues the work Father Velghe began more than a century ago.Finish your shore excursion at the Royal Kona Coffee Visitor Center, where you’ll see how coffee “cherries” are processed into delicious Royal Kona coffee. Enjoy the view of Kealakekua Bay in the distance and savor a sample of Kona coffee.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Kona Pier for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$4.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Big Island - South Island Coastal Loop Driving Tour App

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Big Island Bees, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: The Painted Church, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: The Captain Cook Monument, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Papakolea Green Sand Beach, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Ka Lae, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Pahala, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Lava Tree State Park, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Whittington Beach Park, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Imiloa Astronomy Center, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Mauna Kea Observatories, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!Pass By: Saddle Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiDownload the app for more info!

$175 Day Trips & Excursions

Kayak tours on a majestic isolated coastline & a tour Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Park

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiAre you ready to escape to an isolated andpristine coastline with warm tropical waters?Are you ready to escape from the crowded tour boats, and the daily hustle and bustle of life?Join us on an adventure, and discover a uniqueand magical kayaking experience to a remotearea of the Big Island that only our company canoffer.We begin our day at Honaunau Beach Park withan informative safety briefing to ensure yoursafety. We then head due north approximatelytwo and a half miles following the ruggedcoastline. This stretch of coastline is veryisolated. Once we begin our trip and leave thebay of Honaunau, there are no points of exitdue to the rugged nature of the coastline. If thewater is calm, we will explore the mysterioussea caves lining the coast.That is what makes our trip so very special — itis just our small group surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature. The only sounds you shallhear will be the calls of the seabirds and thecrashing of waves on the coast. If we are lucky, we may be visited by a pod of dolphins that regularly frequent the area.At the half-way point, we take a refreshmentbreak consisting of local tropical fruits andbeverages while your guide shares stories aboutthe rich history and geology of the area beforereturning to Honaunau Beach.After an enchanting paddle, you will enjoy ascrumptious buffet lunch under the palm treesat the City of Refuge, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau. Once we are well rested, you will be able totour the National Park at your own pace whilebeing swept into the ancient ways of old Hawaii.The State Park, nicknamed “Two Steps,” isalso known for some of the most incrediblesnorkeling in the Hawaiian Islands, so bring yoursnorkel gear for after the trip.Duration: 7 hours

$500 Day Trips & Excursions

2-day Hawaii Vortex Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Kona Side VortexesStop At: Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiThe ancient Lemurian dolphin vortex energy of Kealakekua Bay is the strongest during sunrise and sunset and from here we set our intention for day one of our journey. Connect with ancient energies, warm your body up with some sun salutations and take in all that your senses allow. (Detailed itinerary emailed upon reservation)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiExperience the peace and serenity of Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary, the crown of the golden triangle vortex. Look inside yourself while visiting this former Buddhist sanctuary. There are shrines and sacred offerings for many of the world's ancient traditions. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiExperience the humility and reverence of the Place of Refuge. Many people have reported supernatural activity here as well as a deep spiritual connection to the land. Enjoy a guided tour of these sacred grounds and stop to meditate in the shadows of the Ki'i statues.Duration: 1 hourStop At: South Point Complex, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiTravel down to the southernmost vortex in the entire USA! See why locals refer to this area as having a 'rift in time.' According to NASA, astronauts orient their compasses to South Point upon reentry because of the intense magnetic energy there. If they can detect it from space, imagine what it does in person! A total recharge of your bio-battery, among other beneficial things.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Pahala, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiPunaluu Black Sand Beach is a magnetized beach that will leave you feeling charged and refreshed. Experience the Big Island's magnetic energy in person while you tune in to the earth energies present. Let yourself relax among the numerous Honu (sea turtles) who also use the energies of the land to charge. "Be like the honu."Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch: We stop for lunch at Punalu'u Bakery in Na'alehuNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Hilo Side VortexesStop At: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiVisit and hike at the Big Island's most active vortex, Kilauea. Hike with your guide down to Kilauea Iki crater, visit the steam vents, and learn about the magnetic anomalies in the area.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Mauna Kea Summit, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiExperience the Big Island's strongest vortex, Mauna Kea (White Mountain) and meditate in the sun's rays at 14,000+ feet. Up here, your thoughts and prayers reach the heavens and those who dwell there a lot faster than usual.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: We stop for lunch in Waimea on the way back from Mauna Kea.No accommodation included on this day.

$70 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private, personalized, cultural, historical, sightseeing tours of the big island

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kona Joe Coffee, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiSpectacular coffee farm, amazing views, coffee tastings and moreDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiWalking historical tour of an ancient Hawaiian place of refuge Duration: 35 minutesStop At: The Captain Cook Monument, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiVisit Kealakekua Bay and the site of the arrival of Captain Cook and his ships in 1778, Also the site of the death of Captain James CookDuration: 15 minutes

$145 Water Sports

Kayak tours on a majestic isolated coastline & a tour Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Park

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productWe begin our day at Honaunau Beach Park withan informative briefing to ensure yoursafety. We then head due north approximatelytwo and a half miles following the ruggedcoastline. This stretch of coastline is veryisolated. Once we begin our trip and leave thebay of Honaunau, there are no points of exitdue to the rugged nature of the coastline. If thewater is calm, we will explore the mysterioussea caves lining the coast.That is what makes our trip so very special — itis just our small group surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature. The only sounds you shallhear will be the calls of the seabirds and thecrashing of waves on the coast. If we are lucky, we may be visited by a pod of dolphins that regularly frequent the area.At the half-way point, we take a refreshmentbreak consisting of local tropical fruits andbeverages while your guide shares stories aboutthe rich history and geology of the area beforereturning to Honaunau Beach.After an enchanting paddle, you will enjoy ascrumptious buffet lunch under the palm treesat the City of Refuge, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau. Once we are well rested, you will be able totour the National Park at your own pace whilebeing swept into the ancient ways of old Hawaii.The State Park, nicknamed “Two Steps,” isalso known for some of the most incrediblesnorkeling in the Hawaiian Islands, so bring yoursnorkel gear for after the trip.Duration: 7 hoursLocation: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii