Do you have a Hawaiian vacation coming up? The big island of Hawaii is a place where tourists can enjoy an array of exhilarating and adventurous activities. From ziplining through the rainforest to exploring volcanoes, there is something for everyone who wants to get their heart racing. This article will discuss some of the most popular adventurous tours available on the big island. So if you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, be sure to check out one of these tours!
Sea Paradise Sail And Snorkel Tour
At 2 p.m., the Hoku Nui departs from Keauhou Bay. After cruising along the beautiful Kona coast for 45 minutes, you’ll arrive at Historic Kealakekua Bay, where Captain Cook Monument can be seen. The skippers will give you a site briefing and some fundamental snorkeling instructions when you get on the boat. Jackets, flotation noodles, viewfinders boards, masks, fins, and snorkels are all provided; crew members will assist you if required.
The Kealakekua Bay Marine Sanctuary is one of the most popular snorkeling stops on the Big Island. Bring an underwater camera to photograph the brilliant schools of fish and the landscaped lava slopes of ancient flows. If you are lucky, you may even see pods of spinner dolphins in the area! If you don’t have an underwater camera but wish to capture video or photos, you may rent a GoPro with a 16GB SD card for a day. This trip is perfect for both first-time and experienced snorkelers.
Umauma Falls Zipline Tour
On this 9-line zipline excursion, you’ll have a bird’s eye view of the big island above treetops, waterfalls, and streams. It’s the most beautiful zipline course on the island, with views of the Pacific Ocean from each platform. You can even race your friends with four dual lines during the tour for the competitive groups.
The first step in exploring the region on this excursion will be arriving at your destination and checking in. The group will then be called together and given a quick orientation by a staff member. After that, the guide will transport the group a short distance to the gear-up area, where they will meet their tour guide and go through a quick safety briefing. The trip will then set up their gear and get loaded into vehicles.
Finally, the visitors will be driven to the top of their property, where they will hear a final safety talk before beginning the nine-line guided tour. The last line finishes at the Visitor Center, where the visitor signed in. Depending on the size of the group and the weather, this excursion may take 2-2.5 hours.
All About The View Scenic UTV Farm Tour
A spectacular UTV + Farm journey that begins with fertile gardens and a working cattle ranch before finishing on sweeping grasslands, oceanfront, and tree canopies. This excursion goes through a traditional land division (Ahupua’a) that extends from the mountains to the sea and is home to indigenous plants and animals. The farm tour that they offer is unlike most ATV and UTV adventures. Of course, it’s a UTV trip since people will ride in a UTV vehicle around the farm, but the experience is quite spectacular behind the wheel.
Start by pushing the UTV off a ramp and onto a dirt path. Then, after a quick briefing, you’ll be out there exploring the farm on UTV and making 4 to 8 stops based on the weather and condition of the route. The local guides greet and talk about the ranch’s history, current planting initiatives, and the significance of the rich cultural environment at every stop. This land has a lot of history, and the tour guides are highly informed!
Hilo Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure
During this journey, you’ll get a chance to discover what Kilauea Volcano’s recent eruptive episode has left in its wake. Witness otherworldly settings like the breathtaking 8-mile river of frozen lava from Fissure 8 to the Pacific Ocean, the earth’s newest black sand beaches, and enormous craters formed by these latest events. View magnificent Mauna Loa’s vistas, lush Puna rainforests, and stunning Hilo waterfalls while on the journey.
There are no windows to look through, so there’s no better method for you to capture breathtaking photographs and videos of your trip than riding in this doors-off flight! This aerial adventure is a must-do for adrenalin junkies and nature lovers alike. And, it’s a great way to see the island if you’re short on time! The helicopter tour will last approximately 60 minutes. And every second is full of great sites that you can see anywhere else!
Kahalu’u Bay Group Surfing Lessons
You’ll never forget the excitement of standing up and riding your first wave, and the entire experience is enhanced when shared with family or friends. So allow a highly experienced local instructor to teach you the foundations of surfing, from paddling out correctly to how to stand up on a wave while on the Big Island of Hawaii. Your instructor will be by your side in Kahalu’u Bay’s waters with pointers and kind assistance — and maybe even give you a little push to get you started.
The first part of this Kona surf lesson will take place across the street from Kahalu’u Bay, where you’ll meet your professional, local instructor outside a beach store. Here you’ll choose aboard and get fitted for boots and a rash guard to protect your feet from the rocks and skin from the hot sun. After you’ve got all of your equipment, visit Kahalu’u Bay to learn sand skills such as paddling, positioning, safety, etiquette, and choosing the best waves. You’ll even discover what to do if you fall. Once you have completed the training on land, it’ll be time to hit the water!
So, there you have it! Some of the most popular adventure tours are available on the big island of Hawaii. Which one will you choose? Whichever one you decide on, you’re sure to have an incredible time. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today! If you need help booking any of these tours, or if you have any questions, give each place a call or shoot them an email. They would be more than happy to assist you in any way possible. Mahalo!