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Affectionately dubbed Big Island because of its size, Hawaii Island AKA Big Island of Hawaii, is large enough to fit all seven of the other surrounding islands inside…and still have lots of room left over!

 

The newest of the Hawaiian Islands, Big Island is still growing every day due to its most famous landmark - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where Kilauea Volcano has been erupting continuously for over 33 years.

 

On one of our Big Island tours or activities, you’ll have the opportunity to explore this natural wonder in all its glory…and more!

 

Check out some of our best Big Island tours and attractions below and score our best price guarantee!

 

Big Island’s Nature Tours

Looking for a Big Island tour or activity that gets you out and about into the thick of all the things that make this place so magical?

 

'Our top-selling Big Island Big Day Out with Volcanos, Black Sand and Waterfalls Tour is an exciting Hawaiian adventure that includes a journey through Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, a stop at Punalu’u

 

Black Sand Beach, a Kona coffee tour visit to the iconic Big Island waterfall – Rainbow Falls!

 

This full-day tour also includes ​​all taxes, a delicious island-style breakfast at a historic coffee farm plus a gourmet Hawaiian-style lunch served on the slopes of a volcano, with wine tastings and the guidance of friendly and knowledgeable guides who will provide informative and entertaining commentary throughout. Return transfers aboard a luxurious small-group Mercedes-Benz mini-coach also make this tour the ultimate day out for those who are wanting to get out and explore all the Big Island has to offer!

 

Snorkel and Dive Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii is home to some of the best snorkelling sites in all of the Hawaiian Islands.  With the waters surrounding the island comprised of many sheltered volcanic bays, this is a place where corals, reef fish and larger marine life thrive!

 

Experience the crystal clear waters of the protected marine sanctuaries of Red Hill, home to more than 600 species of enchanting ocean wildlife on this Deluxe Snorkel and BBQ Adventure. Discover Kona’s underwater paradise as you experience a snorkel and dolphin adventure in Hawaii complete with breakfast, lunch, sodas, juices and snacks. With all snorkel gear, instruction, and flotation toys provided, make the most out of the 20 ft water slide and 15 ft high-dive platform, as well as paddle boards and much, much more!

 

Big Island Kona Coffee Tour

Experience two of Big Island’s best brews on a Kona Cloud Forest, Coffee and Brewery Tour. Coffee lovers rejoice as this tour pays a visit to Mountain Thunder Coffee, where you'll learn how coffee is grown, dried, and roasted.

 

Then the tour will travel down the mountain to cool off with a cold Kona beer or cider at Ola Brew Co. You'll get to see Kona’s newest, local brewery and taste from a flight of beers and ciders. Best of all, you even get to enjoy lunch provided by the tour!

 

Cruise Big Island 

Add some extra magic to your Big Island experience with a 1 Hour 30 Minute Kona Sunset Cruise.

 

Catch the moment the sun slips below the horizon as you enjoy this spectacular experience with family, friends or a special someone. 

 

While on board, enjoy free snacks, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and two, free bar drink tickets per adult - so feel free to relax and indulge the senses a little!

 

Big Island Volcano Tours

Known for its geological diversity, the Big Island includes almost all of the earth's major geological zones…it even has its own desert, the Kau Desert.

 

With its beautiful waterfalls, deep valleys, tropical rainforests, and wonderful beaches, there’s so much to discover here - so why not take on the Big Island with an Elite Volcano Hike?

 

Spend the day getting up close with The Big Island's volcanic landscapes on this exciting hike where you’ll explore the Kaumana Caves, hike the Halema’uma’u trail into the Kilauea Caldera & see the Halema’uma’u Crater.

 

Follow the Byron Ledge and stop at Waldron Overlook for incredible photo opportunities, with the opportunity to visit other amazing sites in the park, including the lava flow of Mauna Ulu & Nahuku lava tube, with convenient return transfers from selected Hilo, Kona or Kohala accommodation.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About ​Day Trips In Big Island

 

How many days do you need for Big Island?
With so much to see, do and experience, you should plan on staying at least 7 days in Big Island…even then, longer is better! Check out our range of Day Trips and Excursions on Big Island and discover just how easy for time to fly while venturing around like paradise. 

 

What is the best month to visit Big Island?
Our travel industry experts suggest taking a trip to Hawaii’s Big Island between September and November - that's when the island's room rates are generally at their cheapest thanks to family summer vacation season reaching a close.

 

What are the top attractions to visit in Big Island?
Rich in natural beauty, definitely check out a tour like this Big Island Grand Circle - Waterfalls, Turtles and Volcanoes to see as much of the magic as possible all in the one day!

 

What is the best Big Island tour or activity for families?
Perfect for all ages, this Pelagic Wildlife Excursion is a unique experience, where you and the whole family can explore the diverse habitat of Hawaii’s deep underwater geography.