Hawaii has something for every traveler. On this Kona tour, you'll find yourself enjoying island history, scenery and culture at some of the area's top attractions. Join us now for a tropical adventure!
This coastline tour provides the perfect opportunity to capture the area's natural beauty. You'll have the chance to travel along the Kailua-Kona coastline and look at beautiful surf breaks and white sand beaches. During the tour, you'll stop at multiple attractions including Kalahu'u Beach Park and Kuamo'o Bay. The former is a favorite snorkeling location for locals; the park is known for its large population of sea turtles. As for Kuamo'o Bay, it was once the site of a notable battle and doubles as a burial location.
Kona is known for its delicious coffee, and you'll get to try some on a farm tour at a local coffee plantation established in 1850. Next you'll visit Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, a sacred refuge site. Here, individuals who broke sacred laws could escape the punishment of death; anyone who entered this place was considered untouchable. Before heading back to Kona, pay a visit to the scenic Kealakekua Bay and its notable Captain Cook monument.
After a fun-filled morning of culture and history, leisurely spend the rest of your day in Kailua-Kona browsing local boutiques or with your toes in the sand at the beach just along the waterfront.
Reviewer: Bill Remorenko
Josh, a native Hawaiian was pleasant and extemely knowledgable. His tour van held 6-8 passangers - much better than a 50 seat bus! Both water and lunch were provided. Josh did his best to avoid the big buses at all of our stops. Stops included the Hawaiian Volcanos National Park ( lava flows, stream vents and a walk-thru lava tube). Other stops were at an orchid farm, candy factory, Rainbow Falls and a black sand beach. We highly recommend Josh's Tour!
Our ship had an emergency that caused our ship to arrive hours late into Kona. We texted with Josh to let him know we would be late and he was great! He told us to just let him know when we would be coming on the tender and we would figure out the rest when we got there. He was waiting (in the rain) and off we went to make the most of the trip. Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park was our favorite. The only thing that we would have like to have had something to eat along the way, but that was not Josh’s fault because if the ship had come into port as scheduled there would have been plenty of time for this.
Reviewer: D Beck
Josh did a great save on our tour at Kona in March 2017. The ship had a medical emergency that caused our arrival time at port to change. I called Josh to let him know we would be late and inquire about what we could do since we would only be in Kona for about 5 hours, on top of that it was raining. He texted back that he would be waiting when we arrived and there he was. He asked us about what our priorities were and off we went. My favorite was Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park because Josh knew so much about the site. Love those "Donkey Balls" wish I had bought more!
We recently went on this excursion. It was excellent! Josh was a great guide, and we saw many beautiful places and learned a lot!