The Hawaiian islands are the most isolated populated land mass on earth. They are volcanic rock islands surrounded by thousands of miles of deep blue pacific ocean. From the water the view of the Big Island is amazing. You will be looking back at the massive snow covered peaks of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and the active volcano of Kilauea. From the Kona / Waikoloa side you will see black lava rock deserts inland and the gold sand beaches that dot the coastline. From the Hilo side you will see the beauty of Hilo Bay and the Historic town with its buildings from the 1920's and earlier along with black lava rock cliff sides that dramatically drop vertically into the ocean from hundreds of feet. One of the best things to do while visiting is to experience Hawaii from the water. You will be enjoying the same view that Polynesian Voyagers gazed at thousands of years ago. It will connect you to the history of the island and engage your adventurous spirit. Whether by catamaran, powerboat, fishing charter, etc you will find yourself out on the deep blue in awe of the ocean.