From Water Adventures to Cultural Experiences: Tours in Kona, Hawaii Have It All.
Kona, located on the West Side of the Big Island of Hawaii, is home to some amazing natural and man made landscapes. From the mountains that tower over the city to the underwater lava tubes and sea caves, even to the delectable food and drink found around this area– there is so much to explore!
With the extensive amount of adventures to be had, we decided to narrow it down to our 4 top tours that we recommend you check out during your Hawaiian vacation.
Go on a Snorkel Tour of Captain Cook
Captain Cook Monument is home to one of the most incredible reefs in all of the Hawaiian islands. Hundreds of bright tropical fish weave through the coral and plants thriving in the shallow waters of the bay. While we have other articles which go in depth on a guide to snorkeling Captain Cook, here is what you need to know.
Captain Cook is not only a culturally significant site regarding modern Hawaiian history, it is one of the most ecologically diverse on the island. If you book a snorkel tour with a trusted boat you may get the chance to see the spinner dolphins who live in the depths of the bay as well as cruise around the reef finding the perfect place to drop in and explore.
Dive With Manta Rays at Night in Kona
This is by far and away the most exciting tour that Kona has to offer; reserved for the aquatic thrill seeker in your life. You will get the chance to come face to gills with these giant, seemingly prehistoric, sea creatures. Manta rays, while non aggressive, feed on the phytoplankton which are attracted to the surface of where you will be in the water by a beam of light created through the flotation device your guide will bring into the ocean.
We go more in depth on what you can expect on a manta ray tour and how to book the perfect adventure in this article.
Visit the Kona, Hawaii Coffee Farms
Kona is undoubtedly known for its amazing coffee. If you love a good cup of joe then make sure and visit one of the wonderful Kona coffee farms on the Big Island of Hawaii. You will get the chance to tour the grounds, taste test the java, and see how your favorite cup of coffee is made from the ground up– literally!
Embark on a Sunset Boat Cruise of Kona Coast
As romantic as it is exciting, a sunset cruise of the Kona Coast is a memorable experience. There are options to embark on a vessel with a small group of people or even charter a small boat for your own private adventure. You may see dolphins jumping out of the water, whales slapping their tails as the sun sets on the water, or even a honu (Hawaiian sea turtle) cruise by as you enjoy the last bits of sunlight.
There is hardly a limit to what this experience will offer so be sure and look into booking a Hawaiian boat charter for your Big Island vacation.