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Cruise Ship Compatible Activities on "The Big Island" of Hawaii

There are 74 products in this category that range in price from $15.00 to $1409.90.

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Although there are a number of cruise ships that visit the Big Island we have focused primarily here on the Pride of America cruise ship from Norwegian Cruise Lines because they are the ones that arrive most frequently on the island and on a yearly basis carry the most people. All the tours we have listed below in our Cruise Ship Activity Finder are specific to the Pride of America Cruise. Many of these same tours may be applicable as shore excursions for other cruise line companies but you will need to call us for exact details as the various boats offer completely different schedules and are not always in exact alignment with shore excursion timing.

Shore Excursions for the Pride of America on the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii is the only island that has two landing ports on the cruise schedule for the Pride of America Cruise Ship. They arrive at both Hilo on the eastern side of the Big Island and later at Kailua-Kona on the western shore. The arrival at Hilo is 8:00am on Tuesday of the cruise schedule and they depart that day at 6:00pm. The following day, Wednesday, they arrive at Kailua-Kona at 7:00am and depart that evening at 5:30pm. Because of the fairly short window of time to participate in shore excursions from each port we have narrowed down the tour possibilities that will either pick you up at the boat or within a very short walk from the pier, or those that will generally allow you to rent a car, drive to the activity and then return the car within plenty of time to catch the ship's departure.

  • Many tours will provide you with pick-up directly at the boat dock.
    View all shore excursions on the Big Island that will pick you up right at the dock.

  • An additional number of tours and activities are available to you while you are docked in either Hilo or Kailua-Kona but will require a rent-a-car to drive to the event. Following is a list of tours that fall into this category. You can book these tours online or over the phone but a rent-a-car must be booked at the same time so you will be able to drive to the departure point of the activity. Please indicate when you make a tour booking that you would like us to arrange for a car. We often have a choice of rent-a-car models to choose from but we will always choose the one for you that is the least expensive price based upon the number of passengers unless you explain to us that you would prefer a price upgrade.
    View all Big Island shore excursions you can drive to if you arrange for us to provide you with a rent-a-car.

Disclaimer: Tom Barefoot's Tours will not be responsible for cancellation charges imposed by tours that were booked but not attended because of problems regarding rent-a-cars, taxis, shuttle services or any other form of transportation. Charges for missed tours within 24 hours of the departure time of the tour are always the total cost of the ticket. Any complications arising by missing the departures of Pride of America from any port due to transportation issues or any other reason are fully the responsibility of the cruise passengers.


We sell tickets to 74 items in the category Cruise Ship Compatible Activities on "The Big Island" of Hawaii.

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$128.90
(3 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Enjoy an amazing guided bicycle tour of the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawai'i and explore Kilauea Volcano from summit to sea. Your exciting day begins at the summit of…

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$51.90
(3 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Enjoy a one and a half to two hour fully narrated tour. Take a step back in time and learn about the history and legends of this beautiful valley. There will be three or four stops during the tour to take…

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$168.90 - $221.90
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Ascend from the helipad at the Hilo Airport and soar directly to Kilauea to view the current activity and the coastal region devastation by previous lava flows.

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$189.00
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

The Umauma Falls zipline experience is right off the main highway at mile marker 16. A great visitor center welcomes you. We offer 9 long ziplines, with almost 2 miles of spectacular zipping through paradise,…

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$135.00
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Go snorkeling aboard the Fair Wind II. This 4 hour cruise includes 2 hours of snorkeling at Captain Cooks Monument in Kealakekua Bay. Snorkel gear and instruction are provided. In addition, the boat…

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$79.00
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

The Deluxe Parasail Ride: Singles fly for approximately 10 minutes. Doubles fly for 12 minutes and triples fly for 14 minutes and to up to 800 feet high.

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$600.00 - $1200.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

This is a family friendly sportfishing outfit, helping youngsters reel in their first fish.

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$414.90 - $759.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Take advantage of the rare opportunity to go sport fishing with some of the best anglers in the world. Fish for marlin off of the Kona coast. This boat has scored the most billfish points in the world…

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$520.00 - $595.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Experience the fiery lava vents of the Big Island's active volcano, Kilauea. The tour continues on to the hidden tropical valleys of the Kohala Mountains and the beautiful rain forest of the Hamakua…

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$190.90 - $213.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Departing from Hilo, you will fly over miles of tropical rain forest on your way to the latest activity of Kilauea. View the volcanic rebirth of the island and witness the awesome power. On the return…

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$175.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Your 2 hour private lesson is taught by Kona Surf's lifeguard, CPR and first aid trained instructors. Lessons start on shore with a short and very informative briefing to teach ocean awareness, environmental…

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$120.00 - $150.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Volcano National Park is located at the summit of Kilauea volcano and is the biggest attraction on the Big Island of Hawai'i due to its unique features and long lasting volcanic activity. Visit the…

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$99.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Your 2 hour group lesson is taught by Kona Surf's lifeguard, CPR and first aid trained instructors. Lessons start on shore with a short and very informative briefing to teach ocean awareness, environmental…

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$78.90 - $110.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

This is an amazing experience, and we typically cover three dive sites in just one dive. Take a look at the map and make your request. The two tank morning charter is 4.5 hours in duration and includes…

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$99.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Enjoy an extreme two hour whale watch along the Kohala coast, a well known calving and nursing ground and the Big Island's only designated National Marine Humpback Whale Sanctuary. Close encounters…

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$223.90 - $249.90
(9 Reviews, 4.8 Stars)

Experience the volcanic activity firsthand and feel the heat with a doors off helicopter ride. Then, view the waterfalls above historic Hilo. This is the adventure of a lifetime for those looking for an…

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$409.90 - $450.90
(4 Reviews, 4.8 Stars)

Ascend the slopes of Hualalai between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea to witness Kilauea's current activity. Return via lush tropical rain forests and emerald green valleys with incredible waterfalls gently…

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$191.90 - $241.90
(2 Reviews, 4.5 Stars)

Fly directly to Kilauea to view the current activity, which may include cinder cones with lava lakes, skylights and lava flows entering the ocean to create black sand beaches. See where some of the homes…

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$513.16 - $563.15
(2 Reviews, 4 Stars)

Paradise'e Circle Island Experience is the only helicopter tour in Hawai'i that ventures south to encompass the entire island in just 2 hours! You'll see all 5 volcanoes, several waterfalls,…

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$115.00
(1 Review, 4 Stars)

Explore a 25 acre beautiful natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants on this 70 minute journey with 45 minutes of underwater time, aboard Atlantis Submarine. A new adventure awaits you at depths…

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$89.00
(1 Review, 4 Stars)

Parasail for about 10 minutes for a single flight, 12 minutes for a tandem flight, or 14 minutes for a triple flight, up to 1,200 feet.

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$61.90
(1 Review, 4 Stars)

From December to early May, the humpback whales call Hawai'i home. Orca, the Splashers Ocean Adventures boat, is ideal for whale watching tours. It is fast, has a low draft, is open air with a shade…

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$45.90
(1 Review, 4 Stars)

This is an excellent trip for families. Even those that do not swim or enjoy the water can view the spectacular colors of the underwater world. Learn about Hawaii's marine life and Kona's lore…

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$449.90 - $765.90
(2 Reviews, 3.5 Stars)

Have the entire boat to yourself! Depart from Honokohau Harbor aboard the Bite Me 3 for a day of sport fishing. Troll for Ahi, Ono, Opakapaka, Mahi-Mahi and Marlin. The crew makes sure that you have enough…

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$79.90
(1 Review, 3 Stars)

Three hour trip to snorkel at Captain Cook's monument for over an hour. Fresh fruit, island chips, cookies, water and tropical juices will be served. All snorkel gear and equipment are provided. Explore…

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$939.90 - $1409.90

Our professional captains and boat crews provide expert experience and top of the line equipment to ensure the best fishing advantage. Trip is for up to 10, additional passengers can be accommodated on…

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$42.10 - $432.00

Rent a compact car by the day or week out of Hilo. The fleets's are now 100% smoke--free vehicles.

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$42.10 - $432.00

Rent a compact car by the day or week. The fleets are now 100% smoke-free vehicles. Renters must be 25 years old and above, have a valid driver's license and must have a major credit card in the driver's…

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$1050.00

Join Wahine Charters for your customized private charter. The crew of Wahine Charters loves to fish, swim with dolphins, snorkel coral reefs and help others discover what the oceans of Hawaii have to offer.…

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$150.00 - $900.00

This fishing charter features a walk-around bow, covered open air cabin, outside seating, bathroom, plenty of cooler storage, big game fishing chair, various models of Penn International and Shimano rod…

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$600.00 - $950.00

Join Captain Tracy Epstein to experience some of the best offshore fishing in the world, and bring home some fish and memories to last a lifetime! Private Fishing Charters are available for 4, 6, 8 hours…

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$627.90 - $999.90

Full day, 3/4 day and half day private charters with complete instruction for the novice. We love teaching kids to fish and also provide whale watching, swimming and snorkeling for those who so wish. We…

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$164.90 - $948.90

The beautiful Kona Coast offers world class big game fishing at its best. Go fishing for marlin, spearfish, ahi (tuna), ono (wahoo), and mahi mahi.

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$782.90

We will tag and release billfish and cut table fish upon request. Enjoy your choice of trolling, lures, live and dead bait, whale watching when in season, and family trips.

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$615.90

We will tag and release billfish and cut table fish upon request. Enjoy your choice of trolling, lures, live and dead bait, whale watching when in season, and family trips.

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$569.90

Fishing Kona's calm, clear blue waters can get you a large fish that can be a challenge to a novice or even experienced angler. Kona has a worldwide reputation for producing record Pacific blue marlin…

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$459.90 - $623.90

Four and six hour charters are available in Kona, the world capital for Pacific Blue Marlin. Sport fish for Hawaiian "food fish": Aku, Mahi-Mahi, and Ono. Penn International fishing gear.

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$515.90 - $809.90

Have the entire boat to yourself! Depart from Honokohau Harbor aboard the Bite Me 2 for a day of sport fishing. Troll for Ahi, Ono, Opakapaka, Mahi-Mahi and Marlin. The crew makes sure that you have enough…

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$469.90 - $765.90

Have the entire boat to yourself and depart from Honokohau Harbor aboard the Bite Me 1 for a day of sport fishing. You can troll for ahi, ono, opakapaka, mahi mahi and marlin.

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$645.90

The Kona Coast is famous for sport fishing and giant blue marlin. Get the entire boat to yourself on our private charters. Depart from Honokohau Harbor aboard the Bite Me 6 for a day of sport fishing.…

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$365.90 - $639.90

The Kona coast is famous for sport fishing and giant blue marlin. Have the entire boat to yourself for a private 4, 6 or 8 hours, or do a shared 4 hour adventure. Depart from Honokohau Harbor aboard the…

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$505.90

The Kona Coast is famous for sport fishing and giant blue marlin. Get the entire boat to yourself on our private charters. Depart from Honokohau Harbor aboard the Bite Me 6 for a day of sport fishing.…

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$169.95 - $239.95

With seven ziplines that pass above jaw-dropping scenery along unrivaled spans, the Skyline Eco Adventure is one of Hawaii's most amazing zipline experiences. Cascading nearly 250 feet, one of the…

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$267.20

Enjoy 2 hours on an exotic rain forest Segway tour that takes you along a gentle section of the stunning Hamakua coastline. Smell the sweet scent of the forest and hear the soft trade winds as you glide…

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$189.00 - $239.00

Enjoy our 9 line zipline tour which includes 4 dual ziplines and suspension bridge, and tour Umauma River for refreshing swimming, kayaking and waterfall jumping.

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$235.20

The 90 minute Mala Pua Gardens tour will teach you how to ride a Segway and allow you to experience lush tropical gardens. You'll smell the flowers, taste the spices and listen to the soothing trade winds…

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$150.00

Kids who are 10 years old and younger can experience a 90 minute private surf lesson. This is a great way for younger ones to learn to surf or advance their skills with a personal surf coach in a one-on-one…

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$179.20

This 30 minute introductory glide will teach you how to ride a Segway and give you a brief taste of the rain forest. Silently glide past lush flower gardens on Hawaii's only rain forest Segway tour.…

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$167.00

Walk across a 150 foot suspension bridge over waterfalls that stretch as far as you can see. Ride on 7 exciting ziplines that range from 200 feet to the dual racing zip on the final 1,100 foot run, allowing…

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$167.00

Take the time to enjoy 2 hours on this exotic rain forest tour that takes you along a gentle section of the stunning Hamakua coastline. Smell the sweet scent of the forest and hear the soft trade winds…

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$94.90 - $157.90

This is a great way to sample scuba diving under the supervision of an instructor. This is also the first step in the scuba certification course, if you decide to continue the fun for two more days. You…

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$129.00

Your 2 hour semi private lesson is taught by Kona Surf's lifeguard, CPR and first aid trained instructors. Lessons start on shore with a short and very informative briefing to teach ocean awareness,…

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$149.00

Take this 5 hour cruise and enjoy 2 unique snorkel destinations along the Kona Coast aboard Fair Wind's newest vessel, the Hula Kai. Includes snorkel gear and instruction, a continental breakfast and…

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$149.00

The first four lines are dual, enabling you to zip side by side. At line 2 you will have time to view the beautiful scenery, including a 100 foot waterfall as you look toward the top of Mauna Kea. Most…

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$120.00

Explore the Nanawale rain forest and the surrounding lush, tropical setting located on the east rift zone of the most active volcano on earth, Kilauea. This is a driving tour through the back roads of…

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$150.00

This exclusive tour takes you along the Northern edge of the Big Island. You will pass through the hot dry lands of Kona to the tropical lush green rainforest. A brief stop is made by the Parker Ranch,…

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$169.90

Relax and enjoy the drive to the historical town of Honoka'a for a restroom break and time to enjoy the famous 'Honoka'a Boy' town environment. During the course of the drive, a Japanese and English speaking…

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$127.00

This 90 minute tour will teach you how to ride a Segway and allow you to experience lush tropical gardens. Smell the flowers, taste the spices and listen to the soothing trade winds and waterfalls. See…

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$125.00

Experience Umauma's spectacular hike, swim and picnic tour. Trail hike to our private swimming hole through lush green mountain sides and tropical gardens, and cross a 200 foot suspension bridge with…

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$99.00

Stand up paddling is the best of surfing and canoe paddling combined. On your introductory lesson, your instructor will take you out on the calm water, get you up and standing, then teach you to start…

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$119.90

Travel up the beautiful Hualalai Mountain. Here you will find the highest organic Coffee Farm in the states. Spend a little over an hour here where you will be given a forty-minute tour of the facilities…

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$61.90 - $117.90

Beach dives offered for certified dives, intro scuba dives for ages 10 and up, Snuba for ages 8 and up, Snuba doo for ages 4 and up, and snorkeling. Programs are designed for the whole family. Everyone…

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$110.90

Join Bike Volcano on an amazing guided bicycle tour of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawai'i, exploring the summit of Kilauea Volcano. Your exciting day begins at the immense…

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$67.90

Get out on the ocean for a two hour whale watching cruise, including snacks and beverages.

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$169.00

View the awesome beauty of the Kohala Mountains and tour the deep winding valleys such as Waimanu, Pololu and Waipio.

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$90.00

Ride through the 220 acre ranch on a variety of terrains, up and down hills, through rolling pastures, over the occasional puddle, and on gravel roads which were previously used by Puna Sugar during the…

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$90.00

Ride through a beautiful 220 acre working cattle ranch on well trained and reliable horses. This activity is perfect for riders of all levels of experience. You will be matched to a horse based on your…

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$78.90 - $78.90

Go to remote destinations on a boat and take in the scenery both in and out of the water. You never know when you might encounter a pod of dolphins or a manta ray. Combine that with hundreds of species…

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$76.90

During the winter months, the humpback whales visit Hawai'i for their calving and breeding season. They provide viewing experiences like no other. Our vessels keep the groups small and afford some…

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$57.00

On our exquisite walking tour, one of our horticultural experts will point out fascinating facts about the beautiful flowers and plants in our extensive botanical collection and answer questions about…

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$50.00

The Umauma swim and kayak experience takes place in a well preserved and private area complete with swimming hole, picnic area, lush Hawaiian hillsides and waterfalls. This is a special getaway for couples,…

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$56.90

The one hour mule drawn wagon tour goes across the valley stopping midway for a view of the back of the valley and the waterfall Hi'ilawe. Learn about the history of the valley and it's legends, spiritual…

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$15.00 - $33.00

On a self guided tour, drive to the spectacular Kamaee Falls waterfall. Along the way, you can view exotic palms, banana, kukui and hala trees, and wind your way through hau, hibiscus and native Hawaiian…

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$129.00

The Kona Coffee and Chocolate Tour is a great way to explore all of Kona's highlights. This tour travels South to explore Kona's well known coffee farms, white sand beaches, a chocolate factory, Kealakekua…

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