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Hualālai, Island of Hawaii

Hualālai, Island of Hawaii: Our most recommended tours and activities

Big Island: Captain Cook Sightseeing & Snorkel Expedition

1. Big Island: Captain Cook Sightseeing & Snorkel Expedition

Discover the natural beauty and history of Kealakekua Bay on this eco-friendly snorkeling adventure. This stunning 315-acre marine sanctuary boasts protected waters, making it the best place in Hawaii for snorkelers of all levels of experience. Jump in the turquoise waters and marvel at the tropical fish, colorful coral, and marine life. Keep your eyes peeled—you might even catch a glimpse of playful Hawaiian spinner dolphins. After a full hour of snorkeling, let your friendly captain and crew transport you and your small group to the historic Captain Cook's Monument. Hear about the dramatic history of this location as you gaze toward the cove where the white stone monument stands.  On your way back, enjoy snacks and beverages while you ride up the coast learning about local legends and history.   Maneuver into the sea caves at the base of Hualalai, hugging the coast and detailing the culturally significant and geologically fascinating features along the way. Watch for dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and even herds of thousands of goats. Afterwards, you’ll head back to the dock, having seen some of the most stunning natural beauty that Hawaii has to offer.

Big Island: Off the Beaten Path Volcano Crater Hike

2. Big Island: Off the Beaten Path Volcano Crater Hike

Experience an adventure like no other on a rocky hike up the cool and misty lava-scaped slopes of Kona's own Hualalai Volcano. Enjoy exclusive access to this stunning mountain, which offers a bird's eye view of Kona's lava history. Your guide will take you off-road, through multiple locked gates and then by foot at a 6,500-foot elevation, where you will experience the surreal scene of black lava flows and native dryland forest. You will see firsthand the geologic forces which created the islands at the heart of Hualalai’s 1801 eruption, the Kaupulehu Crater. Travel to magnificent coastal viewpoints and stunning lava formations, walk amidst a forest of native birdsong and scramble through a "lava tube".

Big Island: Private Hidden Craters Hiking Tour

3. Big Island: Private Hidden Craters Hiking Tour

Meet at the designated location and embark on a hike up the cool and misty lava-scaped slopes of Kona's own Hualalai Volcano. Enjoy exclusive access to this stunning mountain which offers a bird's eye view of Kona's lava history.  Experience the surreal scene of black lava flows and native dry land forest at 6,500 feet (1,981 meters) of elevation as your guide takes you off-road through multiple locked gates.  See firsthand the geologic forces that created the islands at the heart of Hualalai’s 1801 eruption, the Kaupulehu Crater. Travel to magnificent coastal viewpoints and stunning lava formations, walk amidst a forest of native birdsong, and scramble through a "lava tube."

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  • Guided tours
  • Water activities
  • Private tours

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What people are saying about Hualālai, Island of Hawaii

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 50 reviews

First time, excellent for beginners! Just pay attn to the requirements and wear good hiking apparel. Tour guides are excellent in treating us with educational stories of the area and care!

Awesome experience. One of the best tours we have taken in awhile. perfect for our family of 3. My 11 year old daughter especially loved the lava tube tour.

It was a lot of fun. If you like water activities this activity will be one of the best one. You will have a lot of fun.

The crew was great the small group allowed more opportunity to see more enjoyable experience

This was a wonderful adventure. Easto find, the staff was great!!