Hawaiian Islands Experiences
Activities - The Aloha Experience
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Hawaii Island Day Adventures
Captain Zodiac Morning Excursion
A whirlwind of opportunity, this adventure encompasses rafting, snorkeling, whale watching and dolphin sightings. Plus you'll explore Lava Tubes, a sea cave and a superb marine preserve. Get a tantalizing taste of all Hawaii has to offer. Excursion is approximately four hours.
Evening Volcano Explorer
This narrated adventure takes you on an amazing journey through Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park and Kilauea Volcano. Visit Punalu'u Black Sand Beach to search for giant sea turtle, and learn the park's highlights, from active volcanic craters and steam vents to the historic Jaggar Museum. Then watch for incredible views of volcanic activity at sunset. 9-10 hours; dinner included.
Hakalau Forest Hike Adventure
Still a critical bird habitat, the Hakalau Wildlife Refuge was the first National Wildlife Refuge in America established for forest birds. It offers unparalleled glimpses at a variety of rare tropical birds and plants, in their natural surroundings. Some of Hawaii's rarest species residing there are the akepa, akiapolaau and Hawaii creeper. Excursion is 7.5 hours, leaving from the Hawaii Forest & Trail Office, and includes lunch, water access fee, walking sticks, daypacks and raingear.
Kohala Waterfall Adventure
This off-road adventure and relaxed trail walk takes you through charming foot bridges, historic terraces, intimate waterfalls and the unsurpassed views of Pololu Valley. Take a swim in a crystalline waterfall and stroll the plantation village of Hawi. A great way to explore Hawaii, the Big Island. Meet at the Hawaii Forest & Trail Office for seven hours of exploration.
Miss Mojo Sport Fishing
Enjoy an exhilarating day of chartered or shared fishing aboard a 41-foot G&S boat, featuring air-conditioning, shower, refrigerator, microwave, TV, stereo and more. It's an invigorating ocean day adventure with no fishing license required. Includes lunch, snacks, drinks, fishing gear and bait. Meet at Honokohau Harbor for nearly 10 hours of fun. Pickup service is available for a nominal fee.
Ride the Rim
Grab an ATV or open-air buggy for an adventure over mountainous terrain and valleys. Learn about the sugar cane industry, taro cultivation, aquaculture and ancient Hawaiian legends as you discover extraordinary vistas of Hawaii, the Big Island. Half the time will be enjoying activities and the scenery, and half will be an exciting ride, ascending to an elevation of 2,000 feet. Light snacks and beverages will be served for this 3.5-hour adventure.
Waipio Naalapa Stables
A refreshing way to explore the beauty of Waipio Valley. Enjoy a relaxed horseback ride through lush trails, fresh streams, taro patches and glistening waterfalls. Experienced guides will take you on a mesmerizing journey through Hawaii's spectacular vistas and nature. Meet at Naalapa Stables for this four-hour excursion.
Hawaii Island Evening Delights
Evening at Kahua Ranch
Unwind from your day adventures with a sunset dinner at beautiful Kahua Ranch. You'll indulge in a delicious steak and chicken buffet complete with an array of sides and macadamia nut pie. Enjoy live music by Jack Martin and an open bar offering beer, wine, soft drinks and juice. Try your hand at unique activities such as roping, branding, line dancing and horse shoe pitching. Pickup and drop-off available from your resort, for nearly four hours of entertainment.
LAVA - Legends and Legacy Luau
Presented on the shores of the Pacific in a coconut grove, experience the call of the conch, the lighting of the torches and the beat of the native drums beckons you to escape. Relax with a cool tropical drink as enchanting Hawaiian Melodies are preformed by the Tahiti Serenaders. This authentic journey features a vivacious cast of singers, drummers and dancers performing native songs and dances. Savor a traditional meal of Kalua pig, teriyaki chicken, mahi mahi, lomi lomi salmon, poi, white rice, sweet potato, haupia and pineapple upside down or coconut cake as you bask in the evenings entertainment.
Mauna Kea Sunset and Stargazing
One of America's top star-gazing programs, this excursion takes a special look at the Onizuka Center, set at 9,000 feet and lodging some the world's largest telescopes. Continue up the mountain in a special vehicle to the 14,000-foot summit of dormant volcano Mauna Kea. There you'll delight in a striking sunset and enchanting view of the stars and planets. Meet at Kailua Kona, Waikoloa or the junction of highway 190 and 200 for this seven-hour night-time excursion.
Night Manta Snorkel
A truly mesmerizing experience. Watch in amazement as manta rays glide gracefully around you, feeding on plankton attracted to the light. Enjoy a spectacular sunset together with snacks, fresh fruit, sodas, beer and wine, in an incredible evening of wonder. Meet at Kamanu Charters for a three-hour adventure.
Kauai Day Exploration
Deluxe Catamaran Excursion
Climb aboard a well-appointed 60-foot catamaran for a visit to Napali Coast's cliffs, waterfalls and sea caves. This spacious vessel offers a viewing deck and forward sun deck with great seating for watching playful dolphins. Learn the enchanting history and legends of this once inhabited coast and snorkel with top-quality gear in unspoiled ocean waters. Continental breakfast and gourmet deli lunch are included, plus beer, wine and mai tais after water sports. Sodas, juices and water are available throughout the day. Meet at Port Allen Harbor for this six-hour adventure.
Hidden Valley Falls Kayaking
An incredible land and water adventure. Paddle through Huleia National Wildlife Refuge with an unforgettable look at rare tropical birds and plant life. Then cruise past Alekoko (Menehune Fishpond) around the base of Haupu Mountain Range. Visit Huleia, filmed in various motion pictures, and try out the same rope swing Indiana Jones once used. Relish an exclusive look at Hidden Valley, stopping at waterfalls and swimming holes for inspiring fun and a delicious picnic lunch. Approximately four hours; meet at Outfitters Kauai Office.
Kauai ECO Adventure
Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight to Hanapepe Valley and Mana Waipuna known for its waterfall in Jurassic Park. Next visit Olokele Canyon, Waimea Canyon, the Napali Coast and Hanalei Bay. If weather permits, fly directly into Mount Waialeale's breathtaking crater with its surrounding 5,000-foot walls and 3,000-foot waterfalls. Meet in Lihue for an incredible 50-55-minute excursion.
Kipu Safari: Zipline and More
A full-day adventure that holds nothing back. Kayak along the Huleia River and learn Kauai's ecology, culture, history and legends. Hike private footpaths and tour Kipu Ranch landscapes, made famous by Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark. After a sumptuous picnic lunch, zipline through a wild forest and cool off in a refreshing blue pool. Then relax as a Hawaiian-style motorized canoe takes you home. Meet at Outfitters Kauai office for eight hours of adventure. Price includes lunch, water, juice, a deluxe two-person kayak and day pack.
Experience Kauai's unspoiled nature with an exhilarating water tubing adventure along streams and water flumes. Relive old traditions, gliding along the private water flumes of Lihue's old sugar plantation, never before open to the public. Delight in views of lush valleys, mountains, fresh streams and the pristine coastline. Conclude your day with a tasty picnic lunch and swim in a natural pool. Meet at Port Allen Harbor for a six-hour total adventure.
Rafting Beach Landing Nualolo Kai
An unforgettable experience on the Napali Coast. Visit the ancient fishing village of Nualolo Kai and delight in sea caves, waterfalls, and personal interaction with dolphins or sea turtles. Visit the exclusive Nualolo Kai Valley for a cultural walk and eco-tour and learn the deep history of the area. Then enjoy a delightful picnic lunch, and snorkel over a pristine ocean reef. Meet at Port Allen Harbor for this eight-hour excursion.
Waimea Canyon Downhill Biking
Start the day off right with an exhilarating bike ride from the rim of Waimea Canyon down to Kauai's awe-inspiring beach shores. You'll enjoy 13 miles of smooth-winding blacktop, along with a fascinating narrative of Hawaiian history and folklore from a knowledgeable local guide. Cruise past native plants, trees, wildlife and unforgettable vistas. Blueberry muffins, coffee, juice and water are included. Meet at Outfitters Kauai office for a 4.5-hour excursion.
Kauai Evening Entertainment
Awaken your Aloha spirit with a lively luau celebration. Start with craft demonstrations and Hawaiian games, then turn to a sumptuous buffet and imu ceremony for a true Aloha Experience. Allow hula dancers and musicians to entertain you with the ancient legend of the dangerous journey from Tahiti to Kauai. This tantalizing luau leaves you with a sense of Hawaii's legends, history and deep culture. Meet at Kilohana Plantation for more than four hours of entertainment.
The Challenge at Manele Golf
High above the crashing surf of Hulop'e Bay, The Challenge at Manele is an outstanding golf course that more than lives up to its name. Built on lava outcroppings, the course features three holes on cliffs, which use the Pacific Ocean as a water hazard. The five-tee concept challeges the best golfers - tee shots over natural gorges and ravines must be precise.
Experience at Koele Golf
Legendary golfer Greg Norman and architect Ted Robinson together designed the 7,017-yard par 72 course. The mountain course begins on a plateau nearly 2,000 feet above sea level, set off by panoramic views of Maui and Molokai. The dramatic signature hole number 8 presents a spectacular 200-foot drop in elevation from tee to green through wooded ravines.
Explore the hillside surrounding Koele and learn of Lanai's ranching history. Wooded upland trails lead to hidden valleys that are home to deer and other wildlife, offering spectacular views of Maui, Molokai, Lanai City and the Lodge.
Lana'i Sporting Clays: This rustic 14-station sporting clay course allows shooters to tackle a variety of target angles. Meandering through a pine-wooded valley that overlooks Moloka'i, this skeet range with trap and a compact station is fun for shotgunners of all skill levels.
Maui Day Exploration
Atlantis Submarine Tour
Explore Maui's underwater treasures from a high-tech, air-conditioned 48-passenger submarine, as featured in the National Geographic television series. You'll stay cool and dry as you view untouched coral reefs, tropical fish and a vast array of colorful marine life. Departs from Lahaina.
Ecostar Helicopter Adventure
Soar over the entire island, including Oheo Gulch and the West Maui valleys. Land at an exclusive spot at Ulupalakua Ranch, on the breathtaking slopes of Haleakala to enjoy refreshments, then continue your flight to view East Maui's Hana, Haleakala Crater and more.
Hana Classic Picnic
Enjoy a personalized tour to Hana in an air-conditioned limo-van through the 617 curves and 54 one-lane bridges on the Road to Hana. Revel in the beauty of waterfalls, tropical flora and lava sea cliffs, and enjoy an elegant picnic lunch on a stunning black sand beach.
Hana Helicopter Sky Trek
Revel in Maui's beauty from both worlds - by ground and a 35-minute helicopter ride. First enjoy an incredible coastal drive with scenic stops at Waikani Falls, Keanae Village, Waianapanapa State Park and others. Enjoy a refreshing waterfall swim or stroll through the exotic flowers of Kakala Gardens. Then fly back on an air-conditioned jet helicopter. Soar above waterfalls, rainforests and Haleakala Crater - the world's largest dormant volcano. Excursion is six hours and includes a delightful beachside lunch.
Ka'anapali Skyline Adventure
An exhilarating eight-zipline adventure, full of panoramic vistas, lush valleys and plunging cliffs. View West Maui from a 1,000-ft overlook, and soar by zipline through the verdant valleys of Mauna Kahalawai, enjoying stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and four Hawaiian islands. 3.5 hours; includes breakfast or lunch.
Molokini Snorkel and Turtle Town
Let a luxury glass-bottom boat whisk you away to Turtle Town and Molokini - a partially submerged crater, now one of the most beautiful snorkeling and scuba diving spots in the world. You'll also enjoy a thrilling dolphin encounter off the coast of La Perouse Bay. Trip lasts approximately six hours and includes breakfast and a barbeque lunch.
Summit Sunrise Downhill Biking
From Haleakala's summit to Maui's eucalyptus forests, this downhill bike safari provides you with unparalleled sunrise views of Maui. You'll descend 21 exciting switchbacks, exploring Haleakala National Park, Maui's Central Valley, and the West Maui Mountains. Learn Polynesian history from an experienced and knowledgeable guide, and conclude with a van excursion from Pukalani to the ocean. Approximately 8.5 hours and includes continental breakfast.
Trilogy - Discover Lanai
After a breakfast of homemade cinnamon rolls, fruit, coffee and juice, sail to Lanai for a full day of entertaining activities and guided excursions. Trilogy is the only company with permission to show guests Hulopoe Marine Preserve, with its untouched tide pools, marine life and tropical fish. Enjoy snuba, snorkeling, swimming, volleyball and a guided tour of Lanai's historic plantation town. Includes a delicious wood barbeque dinner overlooking Manele Bay, and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day. Meet in Lahaina for this 8.5-hour day of fun.
Maui Evening Delights
Maui Princess Dinner Cruise
Enjoy a decadent dinner and refreshing drinks aboard the Maui Princess â€“ an elegant 120-foot yacht. From full tableside service to dancing and live entertainment, guests are pampered with a delightful evening just off the picturesque coast of Maui. Three beverages are included at the full bar.
Old Lahaina Luau
This authentic luau begins with a fresh flower greeting, and then continues with Hawaiian music, hula dancing, and island craft demonstrations. Guests feast on regional cuisine and immerse themselves in the Aloha spirit through an entertaining Hawaiian celebration overlooking Maui's sunset. A fantastic evening of fun and entertainment.
Oahu Day Excursions
Blue Skies Helicopter Excursion
Phenomenal scenery awaits you in this incredible tour from the sky. You'll soar over Waikiki's coral reefs, Diamond Head's extinct volcano, Sacred Falls, Hanauma Bay, Pearl Harbor, Waimanalo Beach and more. Don't miss the hidden rainforests, lush valleys, and other countless wonders Oahu has to offer.
Diamond Head Crater Adventure
Hike up the world's most famous crater with a professional guide as you learn Diamond Head Crater's fascinating history, geology and archaeology. Discover numerous bird and plant species as you reach the summit for 360° panoramic views of Oahu and receive a photo souvenir. Trip is approximately 2.5 hours.
Kailua Windsurfing Tour
Perfect for beginners, you'll start the day with a two-hour lesson, including hands-on practice on a windsurfing simulator. Then you'll enjoy two liberating hours of windsurfing across azure waters. Kailua offers perfect conditions for learning, plus easy-to-handle sails and special training boards make the experience fun for everyone. Revel in the views of a pristine three-mile beach in this extraordinary day of fun. Transportation is included for a total of 7.5 hours.
A private aircraft brings you to Kalaupapa for an insightful tour of crucial Hawaiian history, including Father Damien's devotion to Hansen's patients. Then enjoy breathtaking aerial views of waterfalls, valleys and Molokai sea cliffs - the highest in the world. Transportation is provided from Waikiki for a seven-hour excursion.
Kayaking: 4-hour Guided Adventure
After a visit to Popoia Island, kayak over to Lanikai Beach to enjoy tranquil waters, exquisite photography and exceptional snorkeling among reef fish and live coral. Next head to the Mokulua Islands to visit a bird sanctuary and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. Transportation is included and trip is 7.5 hours.
Kualoa Ranch Full Day Adventure
Life is better with choices. Pick not one, but four adventures for a day of unforgettable fun: ATV exploration, horseback riding, jungle expedition, ancient fishing grounds and tropical gardens tour, hula kahiko lessons, ranch and movie set tour, or a secret island full of kayaking, snorkeling and swimming. Kualoa Ranch is famous for a number of movie filmings, including Jurassic Park and Godzilla. Excursion totals seven hours and includes transportation.
Pearl Harbor/Circle Island/Polynesian Cultural Center
A true and complete Oahu experience. First explore the USS Arizona Memorial and Oahu's famous North Shore, including the Dole Plantation and Sunset Beach. Then head to the Polynesian Cultural Center for a taste of Hawaiian culture and history. Explore five Polynesian villages, watch the Pageant of the Long Canoe, and enjoy an exquisite dinner buffet and evening show Breath of Life. Transportation is provided for an exciting 14-hour day. Experience Oahu to the fullest.
Polynesian Cultural Center: Ambassador Tour
A mesmerizing journey through the Polynesian culture, this full-day excursion includes a Laie tour, IMAX viewing and canoe rides. Explore diverse Polynesian villages then indulge in your choice of an elegant restaurant dinner or Hawaiian luau. After your delectable meal, youâ€™ll enjoy premium seating at the Breath of Life night show. Transportation is included for a total of 12 hours.
Oahu Evening Splendor
Paradise Cove Deluxe Luau
After a fresh flower or kukui nut lei greeting, you'll be ushered to VIP royal box seating at a genuine Hawaiian luau feast and show. Indulge in decadent local cuisine and mai tais amidst friendly hosts, plus enjoy a demonstration of arts and crafts, imu ceremony, shower of flowers and more. You'll also receive an arrival souvenir photograph. Roundtrip transportation is provided from Waikiki for a total of six hours.
Royal Sunset Dinner Cruise
Praised by Forbes Magazine for "reinventing the boat," this remarkably smooth dinner cruise gives guests a taste of Hawaii - both literally and figuratively. Indulge in a five-course dinner as you glide beyond Diamond Head to view Kahala's hidden shores and Honolulu's lights, enjoying a contemporary revue of Hawaiian music, song and dance. Guest may enhance their night with a post-cruise drive to view the scenic city lights. Transportation is included, for a total of about four hours.
Times may vary and may include transportation time. Age and weight restrictions may apply; ask your travel advisor for details. Activities may be available only on certain days of the week. To ensure access to the most in-demand experiences, please book in advance.