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5 Best Big Island, Hawaii Tours

The Big Island, Hawaii

There’s never a shortage of things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii. You can swim with manta rays, hike through a lush rainforest and swim in a waterfall, watch molten lava flow as you soar above the island in a helicopter, zip through the tree tops, speed over the ocean in search of whales, dolphins, and other marine life before snorkeling and discovering the life below, or go a little deeper while scuba diving.

While the options are endless, here are my top five Big Island, Hawaii adventures:

Manta Ray Night Snorkel with Hula Kai Adventures
The manta ray night snorkel was voted “one of the top 10 things to do in your life” by the Travel Channel! As the vessel’s diving lights shine through the crystal-clear water, these gentle giants arrive to feed on plankton. Jump in the water for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to night snorkel with Hawaii’s friendly manta rays.

Big Island Kohala Canopy Zipline Adventure
Swing across the lush trees of North Kohala and get a bird’s-eye view of the Big Island’s tropical forest! Experience the thrill of rushing through the air on this state-of-the-art, nine-line zipline system. Whether you are a zipline enthusiast or a first-time adventure-seeker, this Kohala zipline adventure in Kapaau, a small town on the northern tip of the Big Island, will be an exhilarating experience you’ll never forget!
Zip-and-Dip Hawaii Forest & Trail

Paradise Helicopters Tours
This exclusive Big Island helicopter tour includes not only wonderful views of Hawaii’s famous volcanoes, but also a private landing in a secluded location so you can enjoy your own piece of paradise! The three-hour adventure starts with a flight over Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes on the planet and often spews lava from its crater. Then fly north to the lush Kohala Coast, where you will land in a remote area and enjoy your own private paradise for an hour.
Paradise Helicopters

Captain Zodiac Raft Cruises
Skim across the waves on an exciting Big Island Zodiac tour to Kealakekua Bay, site of the Captain Cook monument and Hawaii’s finest marine sanctuary. Snorkel with a rainbow of tropical fish among beautiful coral gardens in the bay’s clear, crystal waters. Enjoy the delightful picnic snack provided before you head out again, exploring vast sea caves, lava tubes and the rugged beauty of the coastline. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a close up glimpse of Hawaii’s marine life.

Deluxe Morning Snorkel & Dive Cruise with Hula Kai Adventures
Hula Kai is the Big Island’s newest snorkel and diving vessel –designed and built specifically for those seeking Hawaii’s ultimate snorkel and dive adventure. Hula Kai’s unique Hydrofoil Technology allows for faster speeds and smoother rides than other conventional catamarans. Many remote and exotic destinations are now easily accessible. This is an adventure not to be missed!
Hula Kai Adventures

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7 thoughts on “5 Best Big Island, Hawaii Tours

  1. Ben says:

    Manta Ray Night Snorkel seems like an awesome tour. Sure would love to do that.

    1. Lesley says:

      It was one of the best experiences of my life. I was nervous getting into the water in Hawaii at night but it was all forgotten when the manta rays showed up. There were at least 10 of them and they were brushing against me as they collected food. It was magical.

  2. We have been to Hawaii a few times but never to The Big Island. I am seriously tempted by the snorkelling though.

  3. Alyssa says:

    Perfect timing to find your post, I am finalizing plans for a trip to Hawaii the end of October. Swimming with the manta rays is high on my list. Glad to know you enjoyed the experience and would recommend it. Can’t wait!

  4. Hannah says:

    I want to go to Hawaii so bad- that night snorkel with Manta Rays would be top of my list! WOW!

  5. Hawaii has been the top of my list for so long. We were supposed to honeymoon here but didn’t make it. Love the different tours that are available and great resource for those that visit. The ziplining looks amazing and my little Asventurers would love it 🙂

  6. Sophie says:

    I’d love to go to Hawaii – the helicopter tour sounds amazing. The views look awesome and I like the idea of having my own private paradise!

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