Visiting the Kona Coastline with a knowledgable tour guide is the best way to get an authentic experience and deep understanding of the historic town of Kailua-Kona. Experience vintage Hawaii along the waterfront of downtown Kona, rustic coffee plantations, historic sites of Kealakekua Bay and ancient Hawaiian heiau at a sacred place of refuge.
We begin your Kona tour in Kailua-Kona by heading down scenic Ali’i Drive along the waterfront scattered with white sand beaches and local surf breaks.
Next we visit Kuamo’o Bay and learn the history of an ancient Hawaiian battle and burial site.
After that we head south along the Kona coffee belt corridor and stop at a local coffee farm for a tour and coffee tasting. Here your expert guide will explain the lengthy process of cultivating and producing the interesting bean into a delicious drink.
As we continue along you will take in the outstanding views of Kealakekua Bay, the marine life conservation district rich with aquatic life.
Here you will also see the famous Captain Cook monument and learn about the history of this brave British explorer who met his end here on the Big Island at the hands of the Hawaiians.
Next, we explore Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, a place of refuge and sacred Hawaiian cultural site. This site is scared with authentic tiki statues that stand as tall as a person.
Lastly, we visit the Painted Church which is covered in beautiful murals depicting scenes from the Bible. These images were used to teach the story of the Bible in a time when reading and writing as not widely know. During our drive back we enjoy views overlooking the scenic coastline on your way back to Kailua-Kona.
Transportation is provided in either a 6 passenger mini-van or 14 passenger full-size van, all vehicles are clean and comfortable rides. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult and must have proper safety seats as required by Hawai’i state law through age 7 (seats will be provided only upon request at time of booking)
We do provide transportation directly from Kona and Waikoloa Hotels and Kailua-Kona pier for cruise ship passengers.
A FULL REFUND will be issued for any cancellation notice received 48 HOURS PRIOR to the start of the tour. Reservations cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the start of the tour will be charged in full. If your cruise ship cancels port or we have to cancel the tour due to extreme weather, we will issue you a full refund.
We reserve the right to adjust or cancel tours to ensure the safety of all of our guests.