Hawaii

KONA BIG KAHUNA TOUR

DurationDuration 4-6 hrs
DirectionTour Directions 1
tour Tour Stops 19
$19.99

Description

The Kona coast is lined with turquoise shores and rural towns. You’ll get an in-depth look at this picturesque side of the island on Shaka Guide’s Kona Big Kahuna Loop. From visiting some of the island’s top snorkel beaches to stopping at cultural sites that tell the story of Hawaii, this bite-sized tour packs a lot in.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Stop at a bee farm for local honey
•⁠ Learn about and visit the site of Captain Cook death
•⁠ Visit an ancient historic site with neat “tiki” statues
•⁠ Learn about the Kona Coffee legacy and try free samples

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Kona and Waikoloa
Direction: Counterclockwise loop, ending where you began

Looking for even more adventure? Combine this tour with our South Island Epic Coastal Journey.

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Tour Stops

Preview Audio

Intro to Tour
Hualalai Volcano
Kua Bay Beach
Kona Airport Story
Into Kona Town
Little Church & Heiau
Kam III Birthplace Intro
What to do at Birthplace Area
Return from Birthplace
Royal Holua Slide
Geology & Culture of Bay
The Fair American
Big Island Bee intro
Narrow Road
Things to Do at Puuhonua
At the Puuhonua
Painted Church Intro
Kona Living Museum
HISTORICAL KONA

Tour FAQs

Start the tour in Waikoloa on the western coast of the island. You’ll travel counterclockwise, ending in Kona. Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 

  • Kiholo Bay and Queen’s Bath
  • Kaloko-Honokohau Historical park
  • Birthplace of King Kamehameha III
  • Big Island Bees
  • Kealakekua Bay
  • Pu'uhonua, Place of Refuge National Park
  • Two Step Beach
  • Painted Church
  • Kona Living Museum & Greenwell Coffee Farm

For help planning your day check out our Kona Big Kahuna Loop suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go

  • Sneakers & hiking clothes
  • Jacket, temperatures vary drastically across the island 
  • Water
  • Bug spray
  • Towel
  • Bathing Suit & sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat
  • Snacks
  • Car Charger
  • Camera
  • Cash (see budget below)

How much you spend really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs. 

  • $14.99: Shaka Guide’s Kona Big Kahuna Loop Tour
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch
  • $15.00 per car: Pu’uhonua Honaunau National Park
  • $15.00/ adults and $5.00/children per person: Guided tour of Kona Coffee Living Museum
  • $20.00/adults and $8/children per person: Beekeeping tour at Big Island Bees


Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

No, this tour can only be done in one direction.


Do you have other questions that we didn’t list here? 

Feel free to message us through the in-app chat box, Facebook Messenger, our emailor give us a call at 1-888-250-2261. We will be glad to help and answer your questions as soon as possible!


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