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.

Mauna Kea Golf Course

Whether you are a beginner or professional, the award-winning Mauna Kea Golf Course offers fun and challenging games. Designed by world-renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1964, this 18-hole championship course features scenic views that are worth capturing. So after booking your tee times, come with your best game and camera!

Hapuna Golf Course

You can only experience this and more at Hapuna Golf Course located in Big Island, which stretches along the awe-inspiring Kohala coastline before rising to more than 700 feet above sea level. On top of an affordable price and accommodating and professional staff, you will never regret coming here, probably even wish to come back for more!

Makalei Gold Club

Everybody knows all of Hawaii’s major islands, including Maui, Big Island, Kauai, and Oahu, are special in their own ways. If you are one of them, let us walk you through why you should go for Big Island and head straight to the beautiful town of Kailua-Kona.

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

Island Breeze Luau in Kona, Hawaii (Ohana Package)

In Hawaii, everyone is a part of the family (Ohana), so all are invited to the party.

For Island Breeze, they believe that everyone is connected from the same roots, that is why they came up with the best luau experience you’ll ever have in Kona. They offer four packages, but they invite you to join and experience their award-winning package called Ohana Package.

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

Body Glove - Deluxe Morning Snorkel and Dolphin Watch

What better way to maximize your Big Island getaway than by going on a Kona Coast ocean adventure! Come and join Body Glove’s most popular tour package, the Deluxe Morning Snorkel and Dolphin Watch, for a morning of breathtaking views and marine life encounter in a tropical paradise that is Kona. If you are looking to make things more fun and exhilarating, then this activity is exactly what you need!

Ocean Encounters - Midday Snorkel Cruise

Promising an unforgettable afternoon in the lovely waters of Kona Coast, Ocean Encounters’ Midday Snorkel Cruise is what you need for some ocean adventure and fun. Kona Coast is a marine sanctuary that is home to a wide variety of sea creatures, as well as majestic reefs and formations, and surely, you would not want your Big Island getaway to come to a close without getting to take advantage of Kona’s natural charm and wonder.

Captain Zodiac - Raft and Snorkel Adventure

Calling the adventure seekers out there, this tour package is especially for you! Captain Zodiac combines two thrilling activities in this tour, particularly speed rafting and underwater snorkeling, so if you choose to book this tour, you’re in for a treat and an adventure of a lifetime! Come and join Captain Zodiac’s Raft and Snorkel Adventure for the ultimate ocean adventure that will undoubtedly make your Big Island experience even more exciting and memorable.

Captain Zodiac - “Beat the Crowd” Hawaii Snorkeling Tour

Aptly named by Captain Zodiac, this midday tour package’s time slot and duration promise the ultimate ocean adventure experience. Captain Zodiac’s famous “Beat the Crowd” Hawaii Snorkeling Tour is timed not only to allow you to snorkel with lesser tourists around, but also to give you longer water time—the ultimate experience, indeed!

Hang Loose Boat Tours - Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Tour

More than just a popular surfer slang, Hang Loose is a renowned tour operator that offers exciting water activities in Big Island. Let Hang Loose Boat Tours accompany you to an exhilarating underwater escapade at the famous Kealakekua Bay by booking its Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Tour!

Hang Loose Boat Tours - Wild Dolphin Watch & Snorkel

Perhaps one of the most popular surfer slang expressions,“hang loose” is a friendly phrase that means to be relaxed and stay cool. It is thus no surprise that this tour operator named themselves so! Hang Loose Boat Tours promises a fun and relaxing time on the island by offering safe and reputable ocean adventure activities. If you want to take things up a notch and level up your stay in Big Island, then Hang Loose Boat Tours’ Wild Dolphin Watch & Snorkel is exactly what you need!

Hawaii Oceanic - Dolphin Dreaming Wild Dolphin Swim

Dreaming of an enchanting morning with Hawaii’s precious dolphins and many other lovely sea creatures? Then this is the perfect excursion for you! Hawaii Oceanic’s Dolphin Dreaming Wild Dolphin Swim is a popular tour package in Big Island, which takes small-group tours to a scenic cruise and snorkeling expedition in the beautiful waters of Kona Coast. Hawaii boasts an exceptionally stunning underwater world, and what better way to savor this than by booking Hawaii Oceanic’s Dolphin Dreaming Wild Dolphin Swim!

Hawaii Oceanic - Kona Snorkel and Dolphin Watch

You can never go wrong with some dolphin watching and snorkeling, especially when you are travelling to a tropical paradise like Big Island! This major Hawaiian island is home to spectacular seas that are teeming with dolphins and many other precious sea creatures, and there really is no better way to maximize your vacation and experience these features than by going on an ocean adventure.

Kona Diving EcoAdventures - Reef and Dolphin Snorkel Tour

What’s great about going on an eco-adventure is that you do not only get to appreciate the beauty of nature, but you also get to learn how to properly preserve and take good care of it, too. This, precisely, is what Kona Diving EcoAdventures prides itself in. One of the few tour operators on the island that guarantees an educational and insightful tour package in Big Island, Kona Diving is definitely what you need for an enjoyable and illuminating time at sea. For an entire morning of learning and fun under the sun, come and join Kona Diving EcoAdventures’ Reef and Dolphin Snorkel Tour!

Hawaii Nautical - Luxury Dolphin Sail and Snorkel

Have a lavish time in Kona Coast’s enchanting waters with Hawaii Nautical’s Luxury Dolphin Sail and Snorkel! One of Hawaii Nautical’s most sought-after tour packages, this luxury tour sets sail in the morning via a deluxe catamaran, complete with all the amenities to enhance your overall ocean adventure experience. If you are looking for something grand to highlight your Hawaiian getaway, then Hawaii Nautical’s Luxury Dolphin Sail and Snorkel is the perfect option!

Sea Paradise - Deluxe Morning Snorkel Sail

It cannot be denied that Big Island is an awe-inspiring tropical paradise. With its sapphire seas, magnificent coastlines, majestic above and below water formations, and its abundant marine life, the island’s charm is absolutely exceptional and unsurpassable. Thus, you cannot let your Big Island getaway go by without going on a snorkel sail, wherein you will get to fully appreciate and experience all the beauty that this part of Hawaii has to offer. Come and join Sea Paradise’s Deluxe Morning Snorkel Sail for a fun-filled day of sightseeing, snorkeling, and enjoying Big Island to its fullest!

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.

Surfing Lessons by Kona Town Surf Adventures

Do you want to go onboard on Big Island’s inviting waters but don’t know how to start? Kona Town Surf Adventures offers surfing lessons and rentals at affordable prices. With their friendly and professional coaches, you can now experience riding the waves in no time!

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