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$129 Shore Excursions

Kona Shore Excursion: Kona Coffee Chocolate and Sea Turtle Small Group

Join us to Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, covered in black lava, along with a beautiful white sand beach, sets the scene of this hidden gem. Explore Hawaiian cultural history, Hawaiian archaeology, petroglyphs, ancient fishponds, and several sacred temples. This area is also home to our local wildlife, including local birds and the Hawaiian green sea turtles. There is an optional 30 min – 40 min trail walk for passengers wanting to stretch their legs, and for those who like a more relaxing stroll, a shorter trail ( 100 yards 10 min walk ) is available to get to the sea turtles. Kailua-Kona was primarily a small fishing village. Now the historic seaside town hosts many historical sites, souvenir shops and markets. Going south towards South Kona and through Captain Cook Village, we will visit the famous nick named, “Painted Church”, due to its painted 3D depictions of the bible in the interior wooden walls all done with ordinary house paint.  Along the volcanic slopes is a perfect climate for our famous Kona Coffee. Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows coffee and the coffee beans are all  hand-picked.  Learn how Kona coffee is grown, harvested and packaged.There is also a volcanic lava tube customers are able to walk through and explore. Enjoy the coffee museum will sampling some of kona’s finest coffee.  Now let’s go tastes some sweet and buttery chocolates. A small local novelty shop with, “a sense of humor,” produces chocolate candies made with local Hawaiian fruit. There is a wide assortment from gourmet chocolate covered macadamia nuts, brittles, hot sauces and much more!  To conclude this fabulous tour we offer an optional ending. Yep, that’s right, this tour has an optional ending and not everyone in your group has to do the same. Option 1:  Snorkel at Turtle Beach ( Kahalu'u)  for about 1hr. If you decide to snorkel please remember your bathing suit and towel and a few dollars to rent snorkel gear from the vendors at the beach, unless you have your own.Option 2: Shops and sites on Alii Dr.  As mentioned earlier in the description, Alii Drive has many historical sites, souvenir shops and markets. Option 3: Kona Brewery & Pub. At the end of a hot sunny day enjoy a locally crafted cold brew. This Kona brewery is famous for its classic ales and lagers, including, Longboard Island Lager, Big Wave Golden Ale, Hanalei Island IPA, Fire Rock Pale Ale and many more. This is also pub if you were wanting a local bite to eat before returning to the ship.

$139.95 Water Sports

Dolphin Swim and Captain Cook Snorkel Combo

Your excursion will begin with an narrative on spinner dolphin behaviors and how to have a memorable experience while having utmost respect for these beautiful marine mammals. After a night of feeding offshore, they come in to the coastline, and they are social and interactive with boats and with people before they find a spot to settle in to their rest state. This is the time they will most often bow ride, jump and spin, and show you why they are called "spinner dolphins"! It's during this time, we will find them and let you slip in to the water to view them swimming below and all around you. Quite often you will hear their vocalizations, signature whistles and echolocations! and if you are lucky, they may just come over to look you in the eye , and you'll see their intelligence as well as their beauty and grace.! Once they begin to settle in to their rest state, we'll get you back on the boat and go snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay!  ** Every so often , the wild dolphins may be out of range to snorkel at Kealakekua Bay, if that is the case, the Captain will choose an alternate snorkel site.*