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Circle of Fire: 50-Minute Helicopter Ride
Circle of Fire: 50-Minute Helicopter Ride From £125.86 per Traveller
View Hawaii’s only erupting volcano from the best seat on the island—a helicopter! Your ride also glides over miles of tropical forests, waterfalls, and the slopes of Mauna Loa.
  • World's longest running volcanic eruption
  • Newly created rugged coastline
  • Sights only accessible by air
  • Bose noise cancelling headset
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Grand Circle Island Volcano Tour
Grand Circle Island Volcano Tour From £59.59 per Adult
Spend the day exploring some of Big Island's most scenic attractions. Drive through lush, tropical rainforest, sample Kona coffee and explore Volcanoes National Park to name a few.
  • Circumnavigate the Big Island
  • Volcanoes National Park-a World Heritage Site
  • Explore a lava tube
  • Visit a Kona coffee plantation
  • Tour bus with large viewing windows
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Morning Snorkel Sail
Morning Snorkel Sail From £77.76 per Adult
Make friends with a sea turtle or soar with a manta ray. Hawaii's waters are among the richest in the world, and the captain knows just where to find the finest snorkeling along the beautiful Kona Coast.
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings
  • Snorkel spots only accessible by boat
  • Barbecue lunch served onboard
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Events and Shows
Royal Kona Resort Luau
Royal Kona Resort Luau From £50.46 per Adult
As the evening sky settles into a spectacular sunset, join an acclaimed cast of musicians, drummers, and dancers for a musical journey through the South Pacific. Lava, legends, and legacies are presented under the stars, set to the sound of waves lapping the shoreline.
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The Sunset Waikoloa Luau
The Sunset Waikoloa Luau From £68.22 per Adult
Feast on Hawaiian delicacies while experiencing traditional Polynesian live music and dancing. Enjoy a full bar, contemporary buffet, and boisterous entertainment while enjoying an unforgettable Hawaiian sunset.
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Island Breeze Luau
Island Breeze Luau From £57.46 per Adult
A favorite amongst visitors and locals alike, this popular luau comes complete with tropical drinks, delicious buffet dinner, fire dancing, and much more for a memorable night in the heart of Kona.
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Evening at Kahua Ranch
Evening at Kahua Ranch From £86.27 per Adult
Enjoy a fun-filled evening on a working cattle ranch, nestled high in the Kohala Mountains. After a scenic tour complete with local tales, dinner is served! Round out the evening with dancing and star gazing.
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Tours and Sightseeing
Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Adventure
Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Adventure From £133.10 per Traveller
Journey from sea level to the cosmos. Witness a sunset from Hawaii's most sacred location, Mauna Kea, amid its largest collection of telescopes on earth.
Limited space—must book in advance
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Pearl Harbor and Historic Honolulu One-Day Flyaway
Pearl Harbor and Historic Honolulu One-Day Flyaway From £242.45 per Adult
Journey back to World War II-era Hawaii and experience the pivotal sites that changed the face of America.
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Kilauea Volcano Adventure
Kilauea Volcano Adventure From £119.73 per Adult
Experience the awesome spectacle of Pele’s creation. Watch as the elemental forces of fire and water do battle at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, a World Heritage site.
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Kilauea Volcano and Sunset Lava Walk
Kilauea Volcano and Sunset Lava Walk From £113.04 per Adult
Explore Volcanoes National Park and experience the wonders of the active Kilauea Volcano. View spectacular volcanic landscapes, see lava in motion, wander through a lava tube, and see first-hand how powerful mother nature can be.
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Air and Land Adventures
Zipline through Paradise
Zipline through Paradise From £119.73 per Adult
Fire up your adrenalin and awaken your senses on a thrilling zipline adventure. Tropical river gorges, Big Island’s volcanoes and multiple waterfalls come into view as you zip some of the longest tandem ziplines in the state.
Complimentary use of GoPro camera (1 per party) when booked online.
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The Hawaii Experience: 105-minute Helicopter Ride
The Hawaii Experience: 105-minute Helicopter Ride From £279.87 per Traveller
Take flight over Hawaii’s idyllic landscapes for a perspective like no other! Soar for up to two hours through 11 different climate zones as you hover above the indescribable panoramas of Hawaiian paradise.
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Doors-Off Helicopter Tour of Waterfalls and Volcanoes
Doors-Off Helicopter Tour of Waterfalls and Volcanoes From £180.62 per Traveller
Feel the heat from the world’s most active volcano on this unforgettable, totally unique helicopter experience that includes scenic vistas of the Hawaiian Islands. Window seat guaranteed!
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Waipio ATV with Waterfall Swim
Waipio ATV with Waterfall Swim From £119.73 per Adult
Prepare for mud on this 3-hour ATV ride through the scenic Waipio Valley. Swim under the Big Island's tallest single-fall waterfall and take in spectacular views.
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Kilauea Volcano Bike Adventure
Kilauea Volcano Bike Adventure From £92.97 per Traveller
Geared up for a 2-wheel adventure? Take off on an exhilarating bike ride through the natural wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Waipi'o on Horseback
Waipi'o on Horseback From £50.16 per Traveller
Saddle-up and wander through Hawaii’s secluded Waipi’o Valley on horseback. Lush jungles, tumbling waterfalls, winding paths, and ancient villages await you on this island adventure.
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Kohala Coast - 45 Minute Helicopter Ride
Kohala Coast - 45 Minute Helicopter Ride From £151.58 per Traveller
Depart from the Waikoloa Heliport and explore the stunning Kohala Coast, where the towering sea cliffs open to the deep, meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains.
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Water Activities and Cruises
Sunset Dinner Cruise
Sunset Dinner Cruise From £135.33 per Couple
Treat yourself and your special someone to a panoramic sunset and underwater sightseeing on this 2-hour sunset dinner cruise, featuring a buffet style dinner, complimentary bar service, and glass-bottom viewing wells.
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Atlantis Submarine
Atlantis Submarine From £75.00 per Adult
Dive beneath the waves of the Big Island for an unforgettable journey aboard an Atlantis submarine. Explore 25 acres of natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants as you head more than 100 feet (30.5 m) underwater.
Receive a FREE child ticket per each paying adult
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Dolphin Quest - Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin Quest - Swim with Dolphins From £140.46 per Traveller
Feel the thrill of a lifetime as you touch, swim with and even kiss a dolphin! Let loose, laugh and have loads of fun swimming with dolphins in our tropical paradise.
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Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise
Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise From £91.25 per Adult
This is not your average snorkel adventure. Dive into pristine waters and swim with marine life, then live like royalty with organic fruit for breakfast and juicy cheeseburgers for lunch.
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South Kona Snorkel Expedition with Lunch
South Kona Snorkel Expedition with Lunch From £68.12 per Adult
Colorful tropical fish, coral gardens, and graceful sea turtles fill the pristine waters of the coast of South Kona. Join this snorkeling adventure to explore these hidden paradise treasures and more.
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Sea Quest Deluxe Morning Adventure
Sea Quest Deluxe Morning Adventure From £55.73 per Adult
Board a high-speed rigid hull inflatable raft and set off to explore the rugged Hawaii coastline. Stop for snorkeling at the popular Honounau Bay and Kealakekua Bay, famous for their colorful coral gardens.
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Captain Cook Express
Captain Cook Express From £41.97 per Adult
Enjoy snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay followed by a spectacular rafting exploration of sea caves and lava tubes along the rugged Kona Coast.
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Manta Ray Night Adventure
Manta Ray Night Adventure From £58.49 per Traveller
Snorkel or dive among the more than 200 resident manta rays on the Kona Coast in waters only 25 feet (8 m) deep—where the rays dance and feed in the glow of underwater dive lights. A true wild life encounter awaits.
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Kona Parasail Adventure
Kona Parasail Adventure From £51.61 per Traveller
Soar high above the Pacific for a bird's eye view of the Kona Coast on this thrilling parasailing adventure. As you climb, look out toward the Big Island's mountains and the infinite blue horizon.
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Glass Bottom Boat Manta Ray Encounter
Glass Bottom Boat Manta Ray Encounter From £61.01 per Adult
Watch giant manta rays feed on plankton forming within the ocean. See the marvelous creatures up-close, just inches from the glass-bottom boat.
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Spa and Beauty
SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card
SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card From £25.00 per Traveller
Rejuvenate your mind and body or unwind and relax with a fitness class or spa treatment of your choice! Your SpaFinder Wellness e-Gift Card gives you access to over 20,000 spas and wellness practitioners worldwide.
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Mandara Spa at Waikoloa Marriott Resort  & Spa
Mandara Spa at Waikoloa Marriott Resort & Spa From £120.39 per Traveller
Enjoy an exotic spa treatment that includes a facial and/or massage. Find tropical Balinese and Hawaiian influences in 7 luxurious treatment rooms with specialty packages.
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Ground Transportation
Shared Transportation:<b> Kona International Airport</b> via Shared Shuttle
Shared Transportation: Kona International Airport via Shared Shuttle From £16.37 per Traveller
Book ahead for a hassle-free airport transfer between Kona International Aiport and your hotel. Sharing a shuttle means you can keep your costs down and do your bit for the environment.
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Private Roundtrip or One-Way Transfer between Kona Airport and Hotel via Town Car Sedan
Private Roundtrip or One-Way Transfer between Kona Airport and Hotel via Town Car Sedan From £82.77 per Car
Ride in and comfort and luxury between Kona Airport and your Big Island hotel. Please choose your transfer according to the zone your hotel is in (please refer to the list of zones and corresponding hotels below). Listed rate per Town Car Sedan is valid for up to 2 passengers.
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