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Hawaii Island volcanoes are shield volcanoes. They are formed by magma from the Hawaii hotspot penetrating the Pacific Plate.
So many things to do in Kona - you will love your time here! Fun activities, great beaches, historical sites, local artisans and much more to explore.
Fun things to do in Hilo include exploring lush parks, gardens, museums, sailing on Hilo Bay, Hilo zoo, waterfalls, and easy access to the active volcano.
Nene, the world’s rarest goose, is also the official Hawaii State Bird. Endemic to Hawaii, approximately 500 Nene currently live on the Big Island.
The naturally heated pool at Ahalanui Park near Pahoa is one of our favorite Puna beaches on the Big Island’s southeast coast.
Kekaha Kai State Park is a wonderfully wild and scenic stretch of coastline, with pristine Hawaii beaches connected by remote stretches of the Ala Kahakai Trail.
Mellow and secluded, Mahai'ula Beach has a long crescent of sand in a beautiful bay that offers decent swimming, at the southern end of Kekaha Kai State Park.
We are excited to be welcoming a group of students from Port Townsend High School in Washington to the Big Island on March 26, 2014. This 10-day experiential education program is part of the culminating senior project for one of the students. During their brief visit we will study the vast ecosystems and remarkable diversity of the Big Island, explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, swim/snorkel with dolphins in the open ocean, travel to the top of Mauna Kea and much more!
We offer personalized tours, camps and retreats throughout the year, including Diving Camp that includes PADI open water scuba certification, marine sciences and land-based adventures, and even meditation retreats for adults.
We will custom make a program to suit your particular interests, and we'll make it affordable! Come explore the Big Island with us. Use our Contact form if you, or a teen you know, might be interested! Aloha.
After fascinating visitors to the Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens near Hilo for more than 15 years, our beloved Namaste died on January 16, 2014. Please click on the link for the full story. For those who did not have a chance to meet Namaste, rest assured there are still plenty of wonderful animals, exotic birds and tropical plants to enjoy at the Pana'ewa zoo.
To swim with dolphins in Hawaii is the ultimate highlight of many Big Island vacations. We'll tell you how to have the best chance of swimming with dolphin.
Yellow Hawaiian hibiscus, the Hawaii State Flower, grows on all the main islands of Hawaii
Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo combines Hawaii culture and astronomy, paying tribute to the study of space and navigation by ancient Hawaiian explorers.
Flights to Hawaii include 7 airlines with direct flights to the Big Island from North America. Four airlines fly to the Big Island from neighboring islands.
The Big Island is home to five of the seven National Parks in Hawaii, including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail.
Puukohola Heiau is one of the best preserved ancient temples in Hawaii, a fascinating historical remnant of the reign of Kamehameha the Great.
This Hawaii Big Island Travel Guide lets visitors share their own experiences and favorite Big Island vacation memories.
Mauna Kea Volcano is the tallest mountain in the world, nearly five miles above the ocean floor. At the summit is the Mauna Kea Observatory.
Secluded and scenic, Manini Beach Park provides a relaxing alternative for those wishing to enjoy Kealakekua Bay in a more private setting, away from the crowds.
Honaunau Bay holds the secrets of an ancient Hawaiian civilization at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau, and some of the best diving and snorkeling in Hawaii.
Discover Lapakahi State Park, a historic fishing village that is one of the most well preserved settlements of ancient Hawaii.
There are 14 Hawaii State Parks, State Monuments and State Recreation Areas on the Big Island. Explore them all!
Honomalino Bay is home to one of the larger south Kona beaches. The beautiful white and black sand beach is an easy hike with plenty of reward for your efforts.
Book a Hawaii Island cruise and discover a fascinating and entirely unique way to experience the Big Island.
Our Big Island Hawaii tours offer everything from ocean adventures to volcano tours to Hawaii helicopter tours. Choose your Hawaii adventure tours today!
Scenic and serene, Anaeho'omalu Beach is a delightful place to explore or simply relax in the shade of a coconut palm.