Larger than all the other Hawaiian islands combined, Hawaii’s Big Island offers an amazing variety of things to see and do. Home to 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones, there are tons of Big Island activities, no matter what your interests. Unique to the Big Island are sightseeing trips to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Explore lava tubes and sulphur banks, hike the “Devastation Trail” and take amazing photos of volcanic craters and lava fields.

Hawaii Discount offers the best selection of activities on Hawaii’s Big Island as well as a wide variety of Big Island tours, so you are sure to find what you are looking for. Our discounts help you save on your favorite things to do on the island. Check out the popular Big Island activities below, or find the activity of your choice in our detailed list on the right.

Captain Cook Dinner Cruise with Body Glove Cruises

If you happen to be on the largest island or planning to visit, we tell you it is not complete without exploring this historical monument.

If you do, why don’t you do it in style? Body Glove Cruises, which is passionate about sharing the beauty of Hawaii to visitors, brings you the Captain Cook Dinner Cruise.

Pau Hana Sunset Sail with Ocean Sports

Just as the day work is done, it’s time to join the biggest party in the ocean with the Pau Hana Sunset Sail by the Ocean Sports, where every day’s an adventure. “Pau Hana” is a Hawaiian phrase, which means “finished work.”

Kona Sunset Sail with the Spirit of Aloha by Hawaii Nautical

This trip requires you to wade through the water from a tender boat so you may come with your casual clothing that easily comes in contact with water. Your adventure starts at the beautiful and sandy A-bay beach, so wear shoes that you don’t mind getting sandy. Also, you need to remove your footwear when going to the shore from the beach.

 

Ocean Encounters – Kealakekua Reef Snorkel

Ocean Encounters’ Kealakekua Reef Snorkel begins with a relaxing cruise down Kona Coast, on board a spacious 46-foot Delta boat that guarantees a smooth and comfortable ride to Kealakekua Bay.

Kona Coast has breathtaking coastline and ocean views that you can enjoy and take photos of from the boat’s upper deck, especially designed for guests’ sightseeing pleasure.

Kona Diving Eco Adventures - Reef & Dolphin Snorkel Tour

  • See the beautifully rugged Kona coastline and sapphire waters of the Pacific
  • Look for a dolphin pod and once found get in the water for a little snorkeling/swimming with them
  • Look for more marine life such as green sea turtles, manta rays and tropical reef fish

Hang Loose Boat Tours - Wild Dolphin Watch & Snorkel

  • Snorkel over a beautiful coral reef (or if you would prefer to stay on the boat and just watch, choose the Rider option)
  • See marine life up close, including tropical fish, turtles, dolphins and whales (during the winter whale season)
  • Plenty of great photo opportunities, both above and below the water’s surface!

Dolphin Discoveries - Dolphin Discovery Adventure

  • Morning dolphin watching cruise
  • Head to a snorkel spot to see other marine life in the area
  • Plenty of great photo opportunities

SeeLife Adventures - Dolphin Swim

  • See the beautifully rugged Kona coastline and sapphire waters of the Pacific
  • Look for a dolphin pod and once found get in the water for a little snorkeling/swimming with them
  • Look for more marine life such as green sea turtles, manta rays and tropical reef fish

Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 1

 Its waters are teeming with different varieties of fish species, especially big game ones, so if you’re headed to this part of Hawaii, take advantage of its abundant waters by booking a fun fishing adventure! With lots of fishing tour operators in Big Island, you can never go wrong with booking with Bite Me Sportfishing!

Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 2

It is not everyday that you get to be in a spot hailed as a mecca for fishing, so make sure to take advantage of your trip by experiencing Kona deep sea fishing! Bite Me Sportfishing, with its different charters, can take you to a fun-filled day catching some big game fish, just like the Bite Me 2 tour!

Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 3

While other Hawaiian Islands offer big game fishing as one of their outdoor activities, Kona, as many anglers can attest, is truly something else. With its diverse and abundant marine life, you can be sure that fishing is well worth your trip to the BIg Island! Come and join Bite Me Sportfishing on one of its state-of-the-art vessels, the Bite Me 3!

Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 4

Truly, if you’re vacationing in a place surrounded by pristine waters, and is hailed as Hawaii’s “fishing mecca”, you can’t not seize the opportunity to go deep sea fishing! Let Bite Me Sportfishing, a renowned fishing tour operator in Big Island, show you the thrill and beauty of big game fishing in Kona through its Bite Me 4 fishing tour!

Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 6

It might not seem so for some, but truly, fishing is an exciting activity, especially when you finally get to hook and reel in your catch! It is not only a way to get us to experience the lives of our ancestors, it is also a great way to connect with nature and appreciate its abundance and diversity. Don’t miss out on this opportunity when you visit Kona, the “fishing mecca” of Hawaii!

Camelot Sportfishing

If you’re looking for an outdoor activity to try out with your family during your stay, make sure to consider a deep sea fishing adventure with Camelot Sportfishing!

Truly a great way to experience the Big Island, known as the “fishing mecca” of the entire Hawaiian Islands, a fishing adventure with Camelot Sportfishing is an experience you will never forget!

Ocean Encounters – Deep Sea Fishing Charter

One of Ocean Encounters’ fishing vessels is the Ocean Encounters 2. The Ocean Encounters 2 is a 33’ Radon, which can accommodate up to 18 guests. If you are travelling with a large group, the Ocean Encounters 2 is perfect for you and your companions’ great fishing adventure!

SeeLife Adventures – Kona Fishing Charter

SeeLife Adventures is one of the many boat tour companies in Big Island that offers fun and family-friendly ocean adventures to travellers from different parts of the world. What’s great about booking any of SeeLife Adventures’ package tours is that it is established and run by locals who have spent most of their lives in the water, so they really know the fundamentals and the how-to’s in the ocean tourism business.

 

Bite Me Sportfishing – Kila Kila Luxury Vessel

For years, Bite Me Sportfishing has been voted as the “Best of West Hawaii”, so booking any of its tours, getting to experience first-hand its world-class facilities and services, would definitely be worth every buck.

 Big Island’s Kona Coast is known for a lot of beautiful things, and perhaps, at the top of the list is its abundant and diverse marine life.

Fazio Golf Course (Turtle Bay Resort, North Shore)

  • customer service is a priority so expect tender loving care from pick-up from and to your hotel.
  • the Turtle Bay resort also features elegant and comfortable rooms with breathtaking views, including the ocean.
  • different rooms in their three-wing building, which let you watch the ocean from different perspectives.

Hawaii Prince Golf Club (Oahu)

  • boasts a practice facility with an expert golfer at your service, full-service clubhouse, and a fine dining restaurant.
  • Located at the sunny Ewa Beach, it is designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, and features 27 dramatic holes!
  • It has three courses with interchangeable nines that test your skills.

Royal Kunia Country Club (Oahu)

  • Offers a wide range of physical, social, and mental benefits, whatever your skill level is.
  • Royal Kunia Country Club is inviting you to experience the majestic sights of Pearl Harbor, Waianae, and Koolau mountain ranges while golfing
  • Don’t forget your camera because you couldn’t help it, but you’re going home with a lot of postcard-like pictures!

Island Breeze Luau - King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel

  • Takes place on the shores of scenic Kamakahonu Bay in Kailua-Kona
  • Luau grounds are on King Kamehameha the Great’s former estate
  • Opportunity to learn about traditional arts & crafts
  • Lavish all-you-can-eat Hawaiian buffet with a wide variety of delicacies, plus an open bar
  • Spectacular Polynesian revue – live entertainment

Royal Kona Luau - Royal Kona Resort

  • Located oceanfront overlooking Kailua Bay
  • Shell lei greeting
  • Arts & crafts demonstrations & hula group lesson
  • Imu ceremony to unearth the kalua pua’a (roast pig)
  • All-you-care-to-eat Hawaiian luau buffet dinner
  • Dynamic Polynesian revue with dance, song and live music
  • Samoan fire-knife dance finale

Haleo Luau - Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

  • Scenic Keauhou Bay location
  • Participate in cultural activities that take place before dinner
  • Luau buffet features delicious island cuisine
  • Open bar serves standard cocktails and other drinks
  • Dynamic Hawaiian show with music and dances from Hawaii

Island Breeze Luau - King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel

  • Takes place on the shores of scenic Kamakahonu Bay in Kailua-Kona
  • Luau grounds are on King Kamehameha the Great’s former estate
  • Opportunity to learn about traditional arts & crafts
  • Lavish all-you-can-eat Hawaiian buffet with a wide variety of delicacies, plus an open bar
  • Spectacular Polynesian revue – live entertainment

Royal Kona Luau - Royal Kona Resort

  • Located oceanfront overlooking Kailua Bay
  • Shell lei greeting
  • Arts & crafts demonstrations & hula group lesson
  • Imu ceremony to unearth the kalua pua’a (roast pig)
  • All-you-care-to-eat Hawaiian luau buffet dinner
  • Dynamic Polynesian revue with dance, song and live music
  • Samoan fire-knife dance finale

Haleo Luau - Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

  • Scenic Keauhou Bay location
  • Participate in cultural activities that take place before dinner
  • Luau buffet features delicious island cuisine
  • Open bar serves standard cocktails and other drinks
  • Dynamic Hawaiian show with music and dances from Hawaii

Hawaii Turtle Tours - North Shore Express Tour

  • Watch cliff jumpers at Waimea Bay’s famous jump rock (approx an hour)
  • Snorkel with Hawaiian green sea turtles or lie down and relax with them on the beach.  Gear is provided.  (approx an hour)
  • Spend time at Tsue’s Farm for no host lunch.
  • Small Stop at Dole Plantation (approx 30 minutes)

Captain Bob's Picnic Sail & Snorkeling

  • Enjoy a boat cruise in Kaneohe Bay on Oahu’s east shore
  • Boat will anchor on a shallow sandbar for a game of volleyball
  • Snorkel over a coral reef and see a variety of colorful tropical fish
  • Observe and take pictures of green sea turtles
  • Learn about prehistoric Oahu and the history of Hollywood in the Kaneohe Bay area

Kama'aina Kayak and Snorkel Eco-Ventures - Guided Kayak and Snorkel Educational Adventure

  • Educational briefing of Kaneohe Bay, surrounding area and local marine life
  • Safety Briefing and paddling instruction on land
  • Kayak tow with escort boat halfway to snorkeling site
  • Roughly 45-minute snorkel with green sea turtles, fish, live coral and sea cucumbers

Pacific Whale Foundation - Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch

  • Professionally fitted, premium snorkel gear including optical masks for eyeglass wearers
  • Flotation devices
  • Expert narration by onboard marine naturalists
  • Snorkel skills improvement lesson
  • Guided reef tour
  • Junior Naturalist program
  • Free Marine Life Picture Card

Maui Adventure Cruises - Lanai Dolphin Adventure

  • Snorkel cruise to the island of Lanai
  • Snorkel at two prime locations
  • Chance to see a variety of marine life, including dolphins, turtles and tropical fish
  • Plenty of great photo opportunities, above and below the water’s surface

North Shore Shark Adventures

  • Custom aluminum boats, the 36-foot KAIOU, and the 42-foot ABUNAI, which include a canopy for shade and cushioned seating for comfort
  • Snorkel and mask will be provided, but guests may also bring their own
  • Shark cage dive takes place about 3 miles offshore in water with visibility of 200 feet or more
  • Guaranteed shark encounter or you get your money back

Hawaii Shark Encounters

  • Three mile boat ride to the shark ground off Oahu’s North Shore
  • See sharks up close from within the safety of a shark cage
  • Plenty of great underwater photo opportunities
  • Snorkel and mask are provided (but guests may also bring their own)
  • Refreshments

Hans Hedemann Surf School - Surfing in Waikiki Group Lesson

  • Surf in one of the most popular beaches in the world
  • Lelarn from professional surfer instructor
  • Small group of four people

Surfing with Hans Hedemann

  • Personalized surf instruction with Pro Surfer Hans Hedemann
  • All equipment and gear provided, including surfboard, rash guard lycras, and reef shoes
  • Open daily with your choice of two locations – North Shore or Waikiki

Kailua Beach Adventures – Stand-Up Paddling Guided Tour

This 1.5 hour lesson takes you along Kailua’s pristine beach. Participants will learn the basic paddling strokes and the secrets to turning & balance on a Stand Up Paddle Board Hawaii. On the Hawaii Stand Up Paddling Guided tour, wildlife encounters are common due to the high vantage point while standing on a board.

Kailua Beach Adventures – Stand-Up Paddling Self-Guided Tour

On your Hawaii stand-up paddle adventure cruise along Kailua Bay’s miles of protected waters, visit offshore islands & miles of sandy beach.

On this Self Guided Stand Up Paddling in Oahu you can also surf the seasonal waves or paddle the canal to Enchanted Lake.

Hans Hedemann Surf School – North Shore Surfing Group Lesson

A team of lifeguard and CPR trained instructors and safety guides provide a great experience for the beginner, intermediate and advanced surfer.

Four people per instructor.

You are guaranteed to get up and riding during this 2-hour lesson.

Hans Hedemann Surf School – 2 Hour Private Lesson all Oahu Locations

1:1 surfing instruction with instructor.

The private lesson provides a higher wave count and more specific instruction with guidance and detail to paddling technique, turning the surfboard, maneuvering over waves and positioning.

Hans Hedemann Surf School – North Shore Tour

A team of lifeguard and CPR trained instructors and safety guides provide a great experience for the beginner, intermediate and advanced surfer.

Begin with a 2-hour surf lesson on Oahu’s famous North Shore. An experienced guide will take you on a tour up and down the North Shore coast.

Group Surf Lessons at Manawale’a Surf School

At Manawale’a Surf School, they understand each student’s needs.

That is why their knowledgeable and skilled surf instructors designed unique teaching strategies that target your difficulties, which are also based on personal experiences.

Private Surf Lessons at Manawale’a Surf School

At Manawale’a, their goal is to share not only the knowledge, wisdom, and essential dynamics of surfing, but also the Aloha spirit.

In addition, they ensure your safety and utmost enjoyment, while splurging in the magnificence of the Waikiki Beach.

Kualoa Ranch - Jurassic Valley Zipline Tour

  • Zipline course begins at a scenic overlook within Ka’a’awa Valley
  • Course features 7 exciting tandem sections plus 2 suspension bridges
  • 7 zipline runs in total, ranging from 200 feet to 1,320 feet in length
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of natural streams and native flora and fauna

Kualoa Ranch – Treetop Canopy Zipline Tour & Horseback Combo

Get ready for a fun day at Kualoa Ranch with this great combo package.

Your adventure begins at a scenic overlook within Ka’a’awa Valley. The 7-course zipline tour has tandem sections so you can ride next to your family member or friend.

Coral Crater Adventure Park – Full Zipline Tour

  • Educational briefing of Kaneohe Bay, surrounding area and local marine life
  • Safety Briefing and paddling instruction on land
  • Kayak tow with escort boat halfway to snorkeling site
  • Roughly 45-minute snorkel with green sea turtles, fish, live coral and sea cucumbers

Na’alapa Stables – Waipi’o Valley Adventure

The Na’alapa Stables has been providing fun horseback riding adventures to tourists, and even interested locals, for around 40 years now. Established in the early 1980s, Na’alapa Stables’ riding tours let its guests take an unforgettable sightseeing journey through the Big Island’s countryside, with the beautiful ocean views in the distance.

 

Na’alapa Stables – Kahua Ranch Adventure

Na’alapa Stables’ Kahua Ranch Adventure offers riders a fun time meandering through the spectacularly breathtaking and ultimately relaxing Kahua Ranch, one of the oldest working ranches in Hawaii. In this tour, you and your companions will enjoy a guided horseback riding tour in the ranch, which features panoramic views of the mountains, cinder cones, and coastline of Big Island, while riding through the lush pastures of Kahua Ranch.

Pa’ani Ranch – Paniolo Ride

Not everyone may know, but paniolos, or Hawaiian cowboys, form an important part of Hawaii’s culture. The Pa’ani Ranch is a 220-acre working cattle ranch that offers a number of fun and wholesome activities for the whole family to enjoy. What’s great about Pa’ani Ranch’s package tours is that even children will get to join and have a pleasurable time in, so if you are travelling with your little ones, the ranch is open for you and the rest of the group for an unforgettable tour adventure!

Na’alapa Stables – Waipi’o Valley Adventure

The Na’alapa Stables has been providing fun horseback riding adventures to tourists, and even interested locals, for around 40 years now. Established in the early 1980s, Na’alapa Stables’ riding tours let its guests take an unforgettable sightseeing journey through the Big Island’s countryside, with the beautiful ocean views in the distance.

Kailua Beach Adventures – Kailua Kayak Rentals

Rent a kayak for a day and enjoy Kailua’s scenic bay offering miles of white sand beaches to land on, coral reefs to snorkel above, and offshore islands to explore.

Kailua Beach Adventures is the only kayak company within walking distance to Kailua Beach and authorized to issue island landing permits for the offshore islands within Kailua Bay. 

Twogood Kayaks Hawaii – Mokulua Islands Kayak Tour

  • Guided kayak tour to Moku Nui Island
  • Island exploration – see a natural tide pool and a hidden cove
  • Relax on the beach or go snorkeling in crystal clear waters
  • Chance to see a variety of marine life, including tropical fish and turtles

 

Kailua Beach Adventures – Self-Guided Kayaking Discovery

This kayak tour will satisfy the independent adventurer looking to explore at their own pace.

  • Self-guided kayak tour in Kailua Bay
  • Paddle to several offshore islands, which are seabird sanctuaries
  • Swim and snorkel in turquoise waters and keep an eye out for green sea turtles

Kailua Beach Adventures – 5 Hour Twin Islands Guided Kayak Tour

This is the perfect kayak tour for athletic or experienced kayakers!

  • Guided kayak tour from Kailua Beach to the Mokulua Islands
  • Eco-tour and tide-pool hike to Queen’s Bath on island’s deserted beach
  • Paddle to Lanikai Beach and enjoy snorkeling, swimming, kayak surfing and a picnic lunch

Kailua Beach Adventures – 2 Hour Guided Kayak Excursion

Enjoy a 2 hour kayak excursion on Oahu’s beautiful east shore in Kailua Bay.

  • Two hour guided kayak tour from Kailua Beach to Popoi’a Island
  • Short hike on the island, which is a seabird sanctuary
  • Paddle back to Kailua Beach and enjoy two hours of beach activities

Kahua Ranch Sunset Dinner: An Authentic Hawaiian Upcountry Experience

If ever you’re in Big Island, a Kahua Ranch Sunset Dinner is one of the best ways to end your day’s adventure. 

After hitting the sun-kissed and white sandy beaches, get calm and relax at an upcountry ranch with a sumptuous dinner and refreshing beverages under the sunset.

 

Roberts Hawaii - Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour

  • Drive by Diamond Head and exclusive Kahala estates (Beverly Hills of Oahu)
  • Hanauma Bay Lookout* Closed Christmas & New Year’s Day
  • Halona Blowhole Lookout*
  • Drive by Sandy Beach and Makapu’u Beach
  • Waimanalo Town*
  • Nu’uanu Pali Lookout*
  • Byodo-In Temple* Closed Christmas & New Year’s Day
  • Kualoa Ranch* Closed Christmas & New Year’s Day – Lunch stop will be at Coral Kingdom instead
  • Chinaman’s Hat Island
  • Laie Hawaii Mormon Temple*
  • North Shore Surfing Beaches
  • Dole Plantation* Closed Christmas & New Year’s Day

All of Oahu in One Day Tour

Experience 120 miles of Oahu’s most scenic locations on this All of Oahu in One Day Tour!

 

  • Drive by Diamond Head and exclusive Kahala estates
  • Stop at Hanauma Bay (except Tuesdays when it is closed)
  • Stop at Halona Blowhole
  • Drive by Sandy Beach and Makapu’u Beach
  • Oahu North Shore surfing beaches
  • Sugar cane and pineapple fields
  • Stop at the Dole Pineapple Plantation
  • Stop at the Nu’uanu Pali Lookout
  • No-host lunch option available (at Coral Kingdom)
  • Expert narration by professional tour guide