Hawaii Tours and Activities Directory

Big Island Activities and Tours

We have created this comprehensive listing of Tours and Activities on the Big Island to make planning your Hawaii vacation easier.  In addition to planning your Hawaii fishing charter, here is where you will see many popular activities on the Big Island such as Snorkeling Trips, Hawaii Sunset Cruises, Scuba Diving, Whale Watching, Dolphin Watching Tours, Golf, Hiking Tours, ATV Tours, Big Island Sightseeing Tours, Kayaking Trips, Horseback Riding Trips, Hawaiian Luaus, Big Island Helicopter Tours, Hawaii Eco Tours and Adventures, Parasailing and Jet Ski activities to name just a few.

Whether you are looking for land based activities and tours or watersports activities on the Big Island of Hawaii, you can find it all right here.  Be sure and book your Hawaii Activities and tours early as many of the more popular tours and activities book up quickly.  Check back often to see more discount Tours and Activities on the Big Island.

The Best Hawaii Fishing Charter on the Big Island

Humdinger Sportfishing – Honokohau Harbor – Captain Jeff Fay

Big Island Hawaii Helicopter Tours

Safari Helicopters – Safari combines the right equipment, practices and experience to make this the safest and most comfortable experience possible fro your tour of Hawaii. After all we want you to relax, and be awestruck at the amazing sights we’re going to show you.

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters – Blue Hawaiian has been Hawaii’s air-tour leader for over 25 years, and is now the only helicopter tour company serving all four major Hawaiian Islands. We want you to know what our quarter-century of experience and dedication really means to you. Because choosing your helicopter tour company isn’t like choosing any other activity on your vacation.

Sunshine Helicopters – Sunshine Helicopters offers air tours of Maui, Molokai, Big Island Hawaii and Kauai. Over 90% of the State of Hawaii is accessible only by helicopter. Soar with us in the blue skies above the Hawaiian Islands aboard our “Black Beauty” state-of-the-art helicopters.
Hawaii air tours offer spectacular aerial views of erupting and dormant volcanoes including Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui and Volcano National Park on the island of Hawaii.

Paradise Helicopters – Take our Hawaii helicopter tour and see nature in its most beautiful form. Much of Hawaii’s fauna and flora can only be found on these Islands, and you can experience it all from the comfort of our helicopters. On our 90 minute helicopter tours, Hawaii will reveal itself to you in a way never imagined. So ride along as our experienced guides show you the wonders of the islands, and happily answer any question you might have along the way.

Big Island Airplane Tours

Iolani Air Tours – Hawaii Air Tours / Fixed-Wing Flights – Sightseeing the Big Island by airplane.

ATV Tours of Hawaii and Off Road Adventures on the Big Island

ATV Outfitters Hawaii  – Hawaii ATV Tours and Adventures

Pa’ani Ranch & ATV Adventures – Big Island ATV Tours and off road adventures

Ride The Rim - Ride the Rim ATV Tours on the Big Island (Also Known as the ‘Valley of Kings’)

Sunset Dinner Cruises on the Big Island of Hawaii

Big Island Discovery -Tour the  Kahua Ranch Cowboy Style – Dinner Included

Blue Sea Cruises – Sunset Dinner Cruise and Tour on board a 70′ Power Catamaran with Glass-Bottom Viewing

Body Glove Cruises – Hawaiian Sunset Tour cruises along the Kona Coast on board the Kanoa II a 65′ custom catamaran.

Hawaii Forest and Trail – Merriman’s Farm Tour and Dinner. A top pick for the Foodie in your group.

Golf Courses on the Big Island of Hawaii

Fairmont Orchid Hawaii Golf Resort
– In the world of golf, the Big Island is regarded as the pinnacle of playgrounds, a land of uncommon beauty, startling diversity, and welcoming weather. Here, alongside The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, is an award-winning 36-hole championship golf course.

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii golf resort provides a beautiful and challenging course for pros and amateurs alike. The resort is adjacent to the award-winning Francis H. I’i Brown Golf Course, offering 36 holes of continuous play, and is consistently lauded as one of the world’s top golf resorts by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. The course has spectacular scenery with ocean views and green fairways patterned with black lava.

The Francis H. I’i Brown Course opened in 1981, and has secured its place among the finest courses in the world. Golf Magazine called it ‘one of the most breathtakingly beautiful seaside golf courses in the world’ and awarded it a gold medal as one of this country’s finest golf resort courses.

The course was designed to have two distinct 18-hole complexes, the south and north course, each capturing unique characteristics of the Big Island, Hawaii landscape. Both courses will satisfy every level, appealing to the recreational golfer and ready to be tightened up to meet the demands of tournament play.

The Four Seasons Resort at  Hualalai – Jack Nicklaus Signature Hualalai Golf Course – Like all the other splendid amenities of the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature Hualalai Golf Course has been crafted with extreme sensitivity to the land. Winding over 7,100 yards, this carefully groomed course begins in a lush kipuka (oasis) and then flows across brilliant green fairways contoured against black lava. Finally, the course returns to the ocean, where the finishing holes capture the drama and the beauty of direct seaside golf. After an exhilarating game, relax in the clubhouse where tropical refreshments, ocean views and a club-away-from-home experience await you.

Mauna Kea Golf Course – Without changing the essential character of his father’s design, Rees Jones Inc. re-planted the championship Course with highly efficient ultra-dwarf Tifeagle Bermudagrass on the greens and Tifway 419 hybrid Bermudagrass on the tees, fairways and roughs. State-of-the-art irrigation systems, liners in the bunkers, and advance drainage improvements keep our Hawaii golf course in top shape and save on environmental resources.  As for play, the number of bunkers has been increased to 99, overall yardages have expanded by about 200 yards from the tips, and multiple tees will challenge all levels of players.

Hapuna Golf Course – In 1997, the U.S. Golf Association named Hapuna “The Course of the Future.” This Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay-designed 18-hole championship course is nestled into the dramatic natural contours of the land from the shoreline to about 700 feet above sea level. This beautiful course features spectacular views of the Kohala Coast and the Pacific, with snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano as a backdrop. Hapuna’s challenging play and environmental sensitivity make it one of Hawaii’s most unique golf courses.

Kona Country Club – Kona Country Club provides the perfect environment for golf. Situated in scenic Keauhou just 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) away from downtown Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kona Country Club features spectacular ocean and mountain views, excellent facilities and friendly service. Beautiful Hualalai Mountain protects us from the strong winds. One can always expect pleasant sunny skies and gentle ocean breezes. We are open to the public.

Mauna Lani Golf Resort – Mauna Lani Resort’s two championship golf courses, Mauna Lani North and South, offer a challenging experience to novice and professional golf enthusiasts alike. Mauna Lani has received Golf Magazine’s Gold Medal Award every year since 1988 and was host to the Senior Skins Golf Game for 11 years. The courses are masterpieces of design, each strikingly different, yet equally challenging. Each course is a world apart geographically, and in playing experience.

Waikoloa Beach Resort – The golf experience at Waikoloa Beach Resort fires the competitor and inspires every golfer with bold greens against rugged lava blacks, the vast blue Pacific beyond and the brilliant Kohala Coast sunshine overhead. Two breathtaking Big Island golf courses await your best game. Prove yourself at the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Beach Course. Take it to the next level at the Kings’ Course, designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. And let the satisfaction sink in, surrounded by color, immersed in the moment, blown away by Big Island golf.

Scuba Diving, Night Dives and Manta Ray Dives on the Big Island of Hawaii

Big Island Divers

Jack’s Diving Locker

Kona Honu Divers

Kohala Divers

Sandwich Isle Divers

Whale Watching Tours and Dolphin Adventures on the Big Island of Hawaii

Captain Dan McSweeney’s Whale Watching Adventures –  Whale Watching Tours and Dolphin Excursions 

Adventure X Rafting – Raft Whale Watching Tours and Dolphin Excursions – Waialea Bay.

Blue Sea Cruises - Whale Watching Tours and Dolphin Tours on a 46′ or 70′ Power Catamaran in Kona Hawaii.

Body Glove Cruises – Dolphin excursions and Whale Watching tours on a 51′ Trimaranin Kona.  Private Whale Watching tours available.

Capt. Zodiac – Snorkel Tours and Dolphin adventures on 23′ Inflatable Zodiac Rafts out of Honokohau Harbor in Kona.

Kamanu Charters - Kona Whale Watching tours and Dolphin Adventures from Honokohau Harbor on a 36′ Custom Sailing Catamaran

Fair Wind – Big Island Ocean Guides.  Whale Watching tours, Dolphin Excursions and Snorkel Tours.

Kona Sunrise Charters – Dolphin Adventures and Whale Watching Tours near Kona on the Big Island.  The Hula Kai is a 55′ Teknicraft Catamaran

Mauna Lani Sea Adventures – Whale Watching Tours and Dolphin Excursions – Mauna Lani – Kohala coast on a 50′ Sailing Catamaran

Sea Quest Rafting – Keauhou, South Kona – Rigid Hull Inflatable Raft for Whale Watching Tours and Dolphin Tours

Sunlight On Water – Whale Watching Tours and Dolphin Swim Adventures in Kona Hawaii

Kayak Tours on the Big Island of Hawaii

Adventures In Paradise – Snorkel, Kayak, and Hiking tours in Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island.

Kohala Ditch Adventures – An amazing Kayaking Journey exploring the famed Kohala Ditch.

Ocean Safari Adventures – Hawaii’s Big Island Ocean Kayak Adventures.

Kohala Kayak – Ocean Eco Kayak Tours on the Big Island.

Parasailing Adventures

UFO Parasail Tours on the Big Island

Hawaiian Luaus on the Big Island

Fairmont Orchid Mauna Lani Gathering of the Kings Luau – Just another luau? Think again! A Polynesian blend of traditional and modern choreography, music and performance built around a feast fit for the ali’i (royalty). Island Breeze Productions and The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii partner together to bring the story of the settlement of Samoa, Tahiti, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Hawaii to you with “islands” of food representing these islands before the performance.

King Kamehameha Hotel Kona Luau – Enjoy a torch lit evening on the grounds of the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Guests of the Island Breeze Luau will be amazed with a display of authentic Polynesian activities, cuisine, and performances.  Island Breeze Luau is rated the best lü’au on the Big Island by kama’äina (local residents)visitors and travel writers. The luau begins with a lei greeting and picture taking. An open bar, arts and crafts await you. There are many ways to participate in the luau activities: weave a coconut frond, learn how to open a coconut, learn the art of hula, get a Polynesian tattoo, and take the time to meet and talk to some of the performers.

Sheraton Keauhou Resort Kona (Firenesia Luau)- Island Breeze Productions presents Firenesia each Monday evening in the incomparable oceanfront setting at Sheraton Keauhou Bay’s Bay View Lawn.  During Firenesia guests journey along with a young man as he travels through Polynesia seeking to reignite the gift of fire. With skill, grace, drama and exhilarating dance, entertainers showcase the beauty of fire while their inspiring performances tell a mesmerizing story.  Dinner features Hawaiian favorites such as kalua pork, poi, and lomi lomi salmon coupled with contemporary fare such as green salads, fresh fruit, teriyaki New York strip loin, mahi mahi and desserts.

Royal Kona Resort Luau – The sky a brilliant furnace of color. The muted pounding of the waves. Deep-voiced drums thundering out a Polynesian rhythm. The sweet, smoky scent of succulent roast pig, traditionally prepared in an Imu – an underground oven. This is the Royal Kona Resort’s Lava Legends & Legacies – Journeys of the South Pacific Luau, a feast of tropical delicacies, song, and dance celebrating the legends and lore of Polynesia. Presented by award-winning Tihati Productions, the Luau is an evening not to be missed, from the Aloha Shell Lei welcome to the dramatic Fire Dance finale. A feast for all the senses, this truly is paradise.

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Luau – Sunset Luau every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.