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Hawaii Island volcanoes are shield volcanoes. Known as a Hawaiian eruption, magma from the Hawaii hotspot penetrates the Pacific Plate.
So many things to do in Kona! Explore Kona beaches, historical sites, Atlantis submarine, Hawaii jet ski, great farmers market and Kona restaurants.
Fun things to do in Hilo include the Hilo zoo, Wailoa State Park, farmers markets, spectacular Hawaii waterfalls, and easy access to Kilauea Volcano.
The Hawaii State Bird is also the world’s rarest goose, known as Nene. Endemic to Hawaii, approximately 500 Nene live on the Big Island.
Ahalanui Park near Pahoa is a naturally heated pool and one of the best family beaches on the east side of the Big Island.
Kekaha Kai State Park connects three Hawaii Big Island beaches with one of the great Big Island hikes along the Ala Kahakai Trail.
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 in their natural ocean habitat is the ultimate highlight for many visitors to the Big Island.
The Hawaii State Flower, Ma'o Hau Hele or yellow Hawaiian hibiscus, grows on all the main islands of Hawaii.
‘Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo combines Hawaii culture and astronomy, paying tribute to ancient Hawaiian explorers.
Flights to Hawaii - 7 airlines have direct flights to the Big Island from North America. 4 airlines fly to the Big Island from neighboring islands.
Five of the 8 National Parks in Hawaii are on the Big Island, including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail.
Puukohola Heiau is a well preserved ancient Hawaiian temple and a fascinating historical remnant of the reign of Kamehameha the Great.
Our Hawaii Big Island Travel Guide lets visitors share their own experiences and favorite Big Island vacation memories.
Mauna Kea Volcano is a dormant volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. Nearly five miles above the ocean floor, Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain on earth.
Manini Beach Park provides a secluded and scenic alternative for those wishing to enjoy Kealakekua Bay away from the crowds.
Honaunau Bay holds the secrets of an ancient Hawaiian civilization at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau, and some of the best Hawaii snorkeling and scuba diving.
Lapakahi State Park is a historic fishing village that is one of the most well preserved settlements of ancient Hawaii.
14 Hawaii State Parks, State Monuments and State Recreation Areas grace the Big Island. Explore them all!
Honomalino Bay is one of the larger south Kona beaches with a beautiful white and black sands beach. The quiet, scenic hike offers plenty of reward.
Book a Hawaii Island cruise and discover a fascinating and entirely unique way to experience the Big Island.
Big Island Hawaii tours. Hawaii volcano tours, Hawaii adventure tours, Hawaii helicopter tours, ocean adventures and more Hawaii Big Island tours.
Anaeho'omalu Beach is scenic and serene, one of the best Hawaii beaches to explore or simply relax in the shade of a coconut palm.