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. 

Snorkeling Tours

Hawaii Big Island Tours

Due to its relatively shallow coastline and natural reefs, the Big Island has some fabulous snorkeling spots.  And while you certainly don't need a boat to have a great underwater experience, a snorkeling tour gives visitors a truly unique adventure in some of the best spots for snorkeling Big Island, Join a boat tour for an even bigger thrill.

Manta Ray Night Snorkel

Manta Ray snorkel tour

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

Big Game Sport Fishing charter

Kona sport fishing is world renowned, and there are plenty of Big Island fishing charters to choose from, ranging from a few hours to a full day on the water.

Whale Watching

Whale Watching Tour

Humpback Whales call Hawai'i home, navigating thousands of miles each fall from summer feeding grounds in Alaska. At certain times of the year, you can often spot them right from shore. But to truly experience these majestic beasts, a Whale watching tour is a must!

Ocean Kayaking

Ocean 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 across Kealakekua Bay

Outrigger Canoe Tour

In the spirit of the ancients, join your teammates and embark upon a Hawaiian style sightseeing adventure in a traditional outrigger canoe, paddling across Kealakekua Bay.

Kona-Kohala Coast Sunset Catamaran Sail

Kona-Kohala Coast sunset tour

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. Departs from A-Bay in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Big Island Air Tours

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.

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


Enjoy an adrenaline fueled ATV ride on one of these unique tours. Pilot your own ATV or ride along with the guide. A fun way to explore different parts of the Big Island.

Tropical Bird Watching

Hakalau Forest Reserve Birdwatching

Get your binoculars and camera and discover an incredible number of unique, colorful, indigenous and even endemic species of Hawaiian tropical birds at the Hakalau Forest Reserve. 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.

Waipi'o Horseback Riding

Waipio Horseback Riding

Ride Waipi'o on horseback, from mountain to ocean on a 500-acre working cattle ranch. See native animals, exotic fruits, expansive views and forest canopy. Learn about Hawaiian culture, customs, and the ahupua'a.

Hualalai Hidden Craters Hike & Tour

Hualalai hidden craters 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. 

Big Island Farms Tour

Hawai'i Farm Tour

Learn about Hawai'i Island farms and the diverse products we grow on this private tour. Your guide can answer questions about regenerative design, and explain how they cultivate their crops. Enjoy plenty of fresh samples from the farm along the way.

Kona Coffee - Private Coffee Farm Tour

Kona coffee farm tour

Discover all there is to know about world famous Kona coffee on this private coffee farm tour. Located high on the slopes of the Hualalai volcano, guests will visit with the farm owners while enjoying free samples of their delicious private-estate coffee.

More Hawai'i Island Tours!

Can't decide? There are plenty more Big Island tours and activities to choose from! Check out the expansive list here.

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

By booking tours directly on our site, you help us provide scholarships for underprivileged teens to join Big Island Student Travel and experiential education. Mahalo! 

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