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  • Big Island: 1.5-Hour Romantic Sunset Sail from Waikoloa

    1. Big Island: 1.5-Hour Romantic Sunset Sail from Waikoloa

    Explore the Waikoloa and Kohala Kona coastline aboard a 54-foot sailing catamaran. Catch the moment the sun slips below the horizon while you enjoy the cruise with a loved one. You may even see the green flash.  Board from Anaehoomalu Bay to snorkel, sail, and relax. The custom-designed sunset-orange and maile lei sail is a stunning contrast to the azure Pacific as it sails along the blue Pacific ocean. Bask in the romance and relaxation of a stunning Kona-Kohala sunset cruise.  While you are on board, benefit from snacks and beverages served to you. Enjoy unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, two free bar drink tickets per adult, or purchase extra alcoholic beverages to feel at ease all night.

    Everything about the sunset sail was awesome. Beautiful sailing and sunset; as well as expert/kind/wonderful captain and crew. I couldn’t have enjoyed it more.

  • Big Island: 3 Hour Waikoloa Snorkeling & Sailing Adventure

    2. Big Island: 3 Hour Waikoloa Snorkeling & Sailing Adventure

    The iconic Spirit of Aloha provides the ultimate in sailing comfort and snorkeling fun. Choose from morning or afternoon excursions, where you are likely to see dolphins, sea turtles and other marine life unique to the warm waters of Hawaii. Explore parts of the Big Island Kona coast on the Waikoloa and Kohala-Kona coastline aboard a 54-foot sailing catamaran. Dolphins, green sea turtles and seasonal whales are some of the creatures that can be seen. Board from Anaehoomalu Bay to snorkel, sail, enjoy and relax. The custom-designed sunset-orange and maile lei sail is a stunning contrast to the azure Pacific as it sails along the blue Pacific ocean. Itineraries include morning and afternoon snorkel sails, and sunset cruises. The beautiful 53-foot (16-m), custom-built catamaran offers a smooth, comfortable, and relaxing ride. There is onboard bar, plenty of shade, 2 restrooms, ample sea...

    Most of us were new to snorkeling but the crew were all very helpful. Ours was the only boat out there so we didn’t have the crowd that you would find at Captain Cook which made for a wonderful morning of snorkeling. The booking said maximum of 6 making it sounded like we would have a private group since all of us are seniors and weren’t sure about being in a crowd. That being said, the catamaran was large and at no time did we feel crowded or unsafe. All in all it was a wonderful experience and we’re looking forward to doing it again at our next gathering.

  • Big Island: Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfall Tours

    3. Big Island: Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfall Tours

    After hotel pick-up from Kona and Kohala area hotels, head toward Waipio Valley while passing through Waimea and Parker Ranch, before switching to a 4WD van to descend into the majestic Waipio Valley. As you traverse shallow river streams and pass by taro fields surrounded by native flora and fauna, your guide will share the stories and legends of this special place while you marvel at Hawaii Island’s tallest waterfall, Hi’ilawe Falls, which cascades down 1300 feet in the back of the valley. Marvel the rugged sea cliffs and mile-long black sand beach as you head back to Waipio Valley lookout for the stunning views as you enjoy a gourmet lunch. In the afternoon, continue the drive down the scenic Hamakua Coast and visit the towering Akaka Falls, which plummet 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge. If weather permits, you will get to swim or kayak under a private waterfall to cool down afte...

    The tour was not only breathtakingly stunning, but also very educational! I learned a lot while we drove across the big island and our guide Derek made everything very entertaining throughout the day. Seeing Waipio Valley was definitely my favorite part, you won’t regret the experience!

  • Big Island: Full Day Adventure through Kohala Waterfalls

    4. Big Island: Full Day Adventure through Kohala Waterfalls

    Immerse yourself in Kohala’s stunning beauty and rich history.  Begin your journey by traveling along the Kohala coastline enjoying the ocean views. After arriving in the historic and quaint town Hawi enjoy a fun off-road adventure that will take you onto a private nature reserve that once served as a sugarcane plantation.  Once at the trailhead enjoy your relaxed trail walk, experience dramatic views of Pololu Valley, charming foot bridges, historic taro terraces and intimate waterfalls. Take a refreshing dip after your hike under one of the private waterfalls and bask in the cool, cascading mountain water.  Then ramble down to an exclusive cliffside overlook of the Pololu Valley and valleys beyond to enjoy a picnic style lunch. With an opportunity to swim at a waterfall and stroll the quaint plantation village of Hawi, this is the perfect tour for all ages.

    We had a wonderful walk through the forest to see several waterfalls, with the highlight being a refreshing swim at the base of one of the falls. It was a nice sunny day but the trail was a little slick at some points. I’d recommend wearing tennis or hiking shoes and bringing water shoes for the swim. It is very rocky getting in the water. After the swim we had a picnic lunch with a gorgeous view of the ocean and neighboring cliffs and valleys. Our guide was excellent and we met some great people in our group of hikers.

  • Big Island: 3-Hour Kohala Canopy Zipline Adventure

    5. Big Island: 3-Hour Kohala Canopy Zipline Adventure

    Start your adventure in Hawi, and get geared up and ready to jump into the Pinzgauer for your oceanfront trek up the zipline. The 9 lines, 5 sky bridges, and a rappel make this the only full canopy tour on Hawaii Island. This significant forest reserve is part of the Halawa Lands of King Kamehameha.  Certified canopy guides will inspire you with stories and legends of Kohala while you zip from tree to tree in a completely natural setting. Rely on unique interpretive elements, innovative course design, expert guides, and compliance with the highest level of safety standards to make this adventure extremely safe, accessible and engaging. Stop for a re-energizing snack and drink break. Watch your fellow zippers fly through the trees as you catch your breath and prepare for round two! Finally, repel back down to land! Jump back into the Pinzgauer along the coastline back to the meeting poi...

    We had a great time! The guides were fun and knowledgeable, and the ziplines were so much fun!

  • Big Island: Private Kohala Zipline and Waterfall Swim

    6. Big Island: Private Kohala Zipline and Waterfall Swim

    Spend an inspiring and exhilarating day ziplining in North Kohala, set in a towering forest on a private nature reserve. This aerial adventure is perfect for beginners and experts alike. Join this fun-filled adventure and experience 8 lines, 6 sky bridges, and a rappel. This is the only full canopy tour on Hawaii Island. After your zipline adventure, picnic on the rim of Pololu Valley and swim under a private waterfall, fed by a cool mountain stream. Certified guides ensure your safety and comfort and share their extensive knowledge of the area’s natural and cultural history.

  • Big Island: Full-Day Kohala Zipline and Waterfall Adventure

    7. Big Island: Full-Day Kohala Zipline and Waterfall Adventure

    Start your adventure in Hawi, and jump into the Pinzgauer (an Austrian military vehicle) for your oceanfront trek up the zipline. The 9 lines, 5 sky bridges, and a rappel make this the only full canopy tour on Hawaii Island. Certified canopy guides will inspire you with stories and legends of Kohala while you zip from tree to tree in a completely natural setting. Rely on unique interpretive elements, innovative course design, expert guides, and compliance with the highest level of safety standards to make this adventure extremely safe, accessible and engaging. Next, head to a private picnic spot on a cliffside overlook of the Pololu Valley. After an energizing deli-style lunch, take an off-road trip up to your oceanfront trek to the waterfalls. Walk on the edge of a private nature reserve that once served as a sugarcane plantation. Experience dramatic views of Pololu Valley, charming f...

    I have never done zipline before. They made it very safe and fun. Tou are ziplineing through the jungle with a surprise at the end. We walked to 4 beautiful waterfalls. We swam in the last one. Be sure to bring shoes fro the waterfall swim as ot is filled with rocks. Amazing day

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What people are saying about Kohala

Most of us were new to snorkeling but the crew were all very helpful. Ours was the only boat out there so we didn’t have the crowd that you would find at Captain Cook which made for a wonderful morning of snorkeling. The booking said maximum of 6 making it sounded like we would have a private group since all of us are seniors and weren’t sure about being in a crowd. That being said, the catamaran was large and at no time did we feel crowded or unsafe. All in all it was a wonderful experience and we’re looking forward to doing it again at our next gathering.

The tour was not only breathtakingly stunning, but also very educational! I learned a lot while we drove across the big island and our guide Derek made everything very entertaining throughout the day. Seeing Waipio Valley was definitely my favorite part, you won’t regret the experience!

Dreu was great. Very knowledgeable with a fun presentation Douglas likewise who drove us down the valley was great He told us history, myths and showed us plants and fruits along the way I recommend going with these guys It was an awesome tour!

Derek Stuart our tour guide to the water falls was extremely informative and knowledgeable. We had a fantastic day and also enjoyed our lunch. Thank you Derek for a great day!!

Everything about the sunset sail was awesome. Beautiful sailing and sunset; as well as expert/kind/wonderful captain and crew. I couldn’t have enjoyed it more.