Big Island Hawaii Tours

Big Island Hawaii tours cover every imaginable activity and sightseeing adventure you might be interested in. With so much to see and do, the Big Island is like no other place on Earth. Sometimes a guided tour will open doors to things you might not see on your own.

Plan early and book ahead. Many Big Island tours fill up fast. With a little advance planning, you have a better chance of finding the best Hawaii tours at the times you want. Cruise ship passengers will even find tours that are particularly suitable for your brief time in port. 

Don't see what you're looking for? Check out our long list of suggested activities and more fun things to do on the Big Island. An ocean of adventure awaits. Have fun exploring!

Ocean Adventure Tours

With its stunning clear water and offshore reefs, the Big Island is of course famous for spectacular snorkeling and diving.  There is no shortage of ocean creatures to enjoy. Humpback Whales, Spinner and Bottlenose Dolphins, and Manta Rays all call the Big Island home. 

Hawaii Big Island Tours

Snorkeling Tours

You don't need a boat to find some of the best spots for snorkeling Big Island, but a boat tour gets you there faster and provides a bigger thrill.

Manta Ray Night Snorkel

One of the more fascinating creatures of the deep is the manta ray. The manta ray night snorkel tour allows you to get up close and personal, coming within inches of their bodies gliding gracefully through the water. Many say this Hawaii Big Island tour is the highlight of their vacation.

Big Game Sport Fishing

Kona sport fishing is world renowned, and there are plenty of Big Island fishing charters to choose from. 

Whale Watching Tours

We just love our Humpback Whales! You can often spot them right from the beach, but a boat tour is better for whale watching in Hawaii.

Kayaking Tour

Enjoy an aquatic adventure on the Big Island during this 4-hour small-group excursion combining sea kayaking, snorkeling, and more.

Outrigger Canoe Tour

Skip the usual boat tours and embark upon a Hawaiian style kayak adventure in a traditional outrigger canoe

Hawaii Sunset Cocktail Cruise

The perfect way to begin your evening in paradise – a sunset party on the water! You'll enjoy the warm tropical breezes and unparalleled views of the Big Island aboard a well-appointed catamaran.


Big Island Air Tours

Fixed-Wing Big Island Air Tour

Big Island Hawaii Helicopter Tours

Big Island Helicopter Tours

The view is better up here! A Hawaii helicopter tour opens up parts of the Big Island you can't see any other way.

Many consider this the single most spectacular of all Hawaii adventure tours. Select from a thrilling Hawaii helicopter tour out of Hilo or Kona, or combine with other adventures for an even bigger thrill.

Oahu Day Trip & Tour of Pearl Harbor (includes flight from Kona)

On this day trip from the Big Island to Oahu and Pearl Harbor, experience the site of the Japanese attack that shook an entire nation, and stand in the spot on the USS 'Missouri' where the Japanese eventually surrendered.

USS Arizona Memorial by Viator

Big Island Land Tours

The sheer size of the Big Island provides endless opportunities for exploring. From ATV's to bicycles, ziplining to horseback riding adventures, there are Hawaii Big Island tours to fit every traveler. There's even a food tour!

ATV Off-Road Tour

This Hawaii Big Island tour allows you to explore Waipi'o Valley while driving your own ATV.

Bird Watching Tour

Get your binoculars and camera and discover an incredible number of unique, colorful, indigenous and even endemic species of Hawaiian tropical birds at the Mauna Kea Forest Preserve. Your expert local guides know a wide variety of birds and can locate them by ear to find ideal viewing locations. This Hawaii Big Island tour is highly recommended for all bird lovers.

Horseback Riding Tours

Hop in the saddle for a great Hawaii horseback riding adventure.

Hualalai Coffee Farm

Hualalai Hidden Craters Hike & Brewery Tour

Travel up the slopes of Hualalai for a rare glimpse into some of the forces that helped form the Big Island. Visit privately owned and seldom visited uplands of native dryland forest with stunning vistas, craters and lava formations. Sample local brews at a mountain brewery.

Waipi'o Valley Tours

Explore the lush Waipi'o Valley on foot, horseback, wagon or ATV.


Cruise Ship Shore Excursions

Several Big Island Hawaii tours have been specially selected to account for the unique schedules of passengers aboard a Hawaii Island cruise. From the port in Hilo and the Kona pier, these Big Island Hawaii tours provide the greatest opportunities for sightseeing during your time on shore.


If you have questions or need help deciding on particular activities or Big Island Hawaii tours, please contact us.

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