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Hawaii Travel Blog - Traveling on the Big Island & Oahu


In these articles we started on the Big Island where we hiked the volcano, kayaked into sea caves, rode on zip lines through the forest, rode submarines and went snorkeling at multiple locations. Then we journeyed over to Oahu to go swim with some dolphins off of the coast of Waianae and then go on a dinner cruise in the waters off shore of Diamond Head.




Travel Blog - Articles #130 to #139

The morning we went on the Body Glove I woke up and looked out the window and was delighted to see that there was not a breath of wind in the sky and the ocean was completely calm...... Perfect weather for snorkeling!

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The Big Island Eco Adventures Zipline is located in the town of Hawi on the North Shore of the Big Island, right in the middle of the Kohala District. This area is known for it's grass lands, eucalyptus forests and thick jungles.

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Today we decided it would be fun to go on a submarine ride with Atlantis Submarines. We checked in at their office which is located just across the street from the Kailua Pier.

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This morning we checked in for our days snorkel excursion down at boat ramp at Keauhou Bay, which is located on the southern end of Kona Town. As we pulled into the parking lot we could see the large blue shape of the Fair Wind II tied up to the pier.

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One of the most frequently asked questions that we get from our customers is: "Could we arrange to swim with dolphins while we're in Hawaii?" When asked this question we always give the same answer, which is: "Yes.

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There are few places on earth that have a landscape as diverse as the one you will find on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Big Island contains almost every kind of climate zone on earth (11 of the 13 to be precise).

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Today we went out on a smaller sized sailing catamaran named the "Kamanu". We met the boat down at Honokohau Harbor to check in for the trip. As I entered their office I noticed some amazing pictures of Manta Rays on the walls that the receptionist told me were taken on the evening "Manta" snorkel, I was impressed.

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After spending most of the day down in Kona snorkeling we had worked up quite an appetite. During the drive up to Waikoloa all I could think about was the huge luau buffet that was waiting for us once we got there.

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The Navatek is not your normal boat. When it was built (and in many ways even to this day) it stood on the absolute pinnacle of maritime technology. It is a SWATH style vessel which is a design that is essentially a cross between a hydrofoil and a catamaran.

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When we pulled into the parking lot at the Keauhou Bay we could immediately see that the day's ocean conditions were absolutely perfect for kayaking. We selected our two person kayak from a group of kayaks that were lined up on the shore.

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