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There are 131 tours in this category with adult prices that range in price from $15.00 to $2700.00.

"The Big Island" of Hawaii Cruise Ship Compatible Activities

(If You're Coming To Hawaii on A Cruise Ship This Page Will Save You Time & Money.)


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 Car, 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.

Look for this symbol in the tour descriptions below to indicate if it is Pride of America compatible.

Cruise Ship Compatible Activities Sorted by Specific Tour


Cruise Ship Compatible Activities Sorted by Company

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Kamanu Charters Inc.

4 Activity Options

36' Sailing Catamaran

You'll enjoy "real sailing", snorkeling and whale watching on this trip with Kamanu Charters on their 36' custom designed sailing catamaran "Kamanu" to Pawai Bay. This area, located just north of Kona, is under State Fishery Management . The bay is within the Queen Liliuokalani Trust Land at Kaiwi Point and it is private. They also offer night manta ray snorkels.
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Adventures In Paradise

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Snorkel,Kayak, and Hiking

Why not consider a kayak snorkeling tour into the famous Kealakekua Bay with Adventures in Paradise? Kayaks are among the most eco-friendly marine vessels available and are a wonderful way to experience the marine environment. You can also choose to take a night-time kayak tour out to see the giant Manta Rays and jump overboard for a 'once in a lifetime' swimming experience.
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Fair Wind Charters

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50' Sailing Catamaran, 55' Teknicraft Catamaran

Well established as a tour boat company on the Kona Coast of the Big Island, Fair Winds Charters has two beautiful and distinctive boats that offer a complement of tours which include snorkel tours to Kealakekua Bay and evening Manta Ray excursions. Also included as a part of the day snorkels are SNUBA diving and the new sea rocket underwater propulsion vehicles.
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Kohala Zipline

1 Activity Option

Zipline Tours and Adventures in Kauai

Whether you are a real zipline enthusiast or a first time adventure seeker, the Kohala Canopy Adventure will be an unforgettable experience. From the moment you enter the aerial trekking course, you'll be enthralled by the Magic of Kohala. Exclusive features, such as twin Whisperlines and smooth stop braking, ensure your safety and comfort and deliver an experience like no other.
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Umauma Experience

5 Activity Options

Wailele Experience - Hike, Swim and Picnic, Umauma River Swim and Kayak Experience, Most Scenic

The Umauma Zipline and the other activities of this beautiful area along the Hamakua Coast that are collectively referred to as the Umauma Experience, provide one of the best ways to spend a day on the Big Island. You will be able to enjoy zip-lining, hiking, kayaking, swimming, picnics, riverside strolling and beautiful gardens in these forested areas created by the Umauma River Valley.
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Big Island Air

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Cessna Grand Caravan EX

Big Island Air offers three different tours on their air conditioned Cessna Grand Caravan EX, which is the only turbine-engine, jet prop tour airplane in the State of Hawaii. Turbine engines are superior to piston or reciprocating engines in terms of safety, reliability and performance. The added power of a turbine allows us to show many places/things a conventional engine will not allow while operating well within the aircraft's normal range limits.
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Hang Loose Boat Tours

2 Activity Options

Hang Loose Boat Tours

Wild dolphin watch & snorkel, evening sunset & manta snorkel, Kealakekua Bay snorkel.
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Torpedo Tours

3 Activity Options

An amazing experience!

Want to have a unique diving experience, try a trip with Torpedo Tours off the coast on Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. The torpedoes are safe and easy to operate and allow you to cover much more distance than you normally could. The torpedo provides all the power to propel you in the water instead of you kicking, which means you'll be expending a lot less energy on your dive. You will likely even be able to swim along with the dolphins as they join the groups for a frolic every couple of days.
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Waipio Ridge Stables

1 Activity Option

Ride Waipio Rim

The Waipio Ridge Stables offers spectacular horseback riding at one of Hawaii's most beautiful and sacred valleys, the Waipio Valley. They offer two separate tours. One is a 2.5 hour horseback ride that follows the contours of the ridge surrounding the valley. The other is a 5 hour tour that descends deep into the valley, and allows for a swim and a picnic at a beautiful private waterfall.
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Botanical World

9 Activity Options

Zipline, Segway Garden Tours, Waterfalls

The Botanical World Ventures and Botanical Gardens is located in the beautiful jungle area of the Big Island's Hamakua Coast. Combining a rare look at some of the most amazing botanical gardens in the state with Segway tour adventures and a first class 7-line zipline course you will be able to enjoy an entire day here on the Hilo side of the island and enjoy every minute.
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Kona Blue Sports Fishing

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53' Hateras Yacht

Big game fishing isn't just for the pros, this unique experience can be customized for families, friends or even an executive gathering. Grab your sunscreen, hat and a lunch and the Kona Blue crew will take care of the rest. The tackle is new and the crew is there to help the beginners as well as the pros.
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Pa'ani Ranch & ATV Adventures

2 Activity Options

ATV Tours, Horseback Riding, Lil Wrangler Program

On the eastern slopes of the Big Island between the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the city of Hilo is the 220 acre working cattle ranch known as 'Pa'ani Ranch'. Here a number of activities are offered including ATV rides and Horseback Riding in addition to a fabulous children's program which is ideal for children between the ages of 2 and 8. Children will be taken on a wagon ride, will try their hand at pole fishing, be led on a pony ride and enjoy animals at a petting zoo.
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Wahine Charters

3 Activity Options

Dolphin Excursions, Whale Watch Tour - Wahine Charters, Snorkeling and Manta Ray trips from Honokoha

Wicked Wahine Charters operates a series of boat tours out of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. Their 29' custom power vessel can easily traverse the 12 miles of coastline between Honokohau Harbor and the Captain Cook Monument while snorkeling and dolphin watching on the way, or it can take you out on a night time Manta Ray adventure or whale watching.
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Kona Style

1 Activity Option

Kona Style

Kona Style offers morning and afternoon snorkeling and sailing on the "Noa Noa," our 50 foot sailing catamaran. Certified for 43 passengers and permitted for operations from Kailua pier, she boasts roomy seating in an open-air shaded cabin and up front in netted trampolines on each side of our retractable swim ladder. She provides a comfortable ride, safe and easy water access and is equipped with a fresh water shower and his/her restrooms.
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Dollar Rent A Car

14 Activity Options

Reserve a car from Dollar Rent A Car.

Dollar Rent A Car has been a longtime provider of car rentals to Hawaii's visitors. Their combination of quality cars and low prices made them a staple in the car rental industry for decades.
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Flumin Kohala - Big Island

1 Activity Option

Flumin Kohala - Big Island

The KOHALA DITCH has been called a masterpiece by some of those who, over its 110 years of existence, have explored its course from its headwaters in the high forests of the Kohala Mountains to its terminus over twenty miles away in the lowland sugar cane fields near Hawi.
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Aloha Dolphin Tours

7 Activity Options

Aloha Dolphin Tours - 25 Foot Power Catamaran, Group and Private Cruises

Aloha Dolphin Tours offers a variety of sea tour choices for exciting ocean adventures. Ideal for small group or intimate private charters this power catamaran makes Kealakekua Bay accessible to enjoy with your family and friends.
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Safari Helicopters

2 Activity Options

Helicopter Tours, ASTAR Helicopters Tours

Operating on Kauai and exclusively out of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii, Safari Helicopters specializes in air tours of the entire island of Kauai and specifically the Hawaii Volcanoes area of the Big Island. Safari is a family owned and operated business that began on the island of Kauai and then expanded to the Big Island. They fly the popular A-Star helicopters that offer great visibility and communication systems for pilot-passenger conversations.
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Ride The Rim

1 Activity Option

Known as the 'Valley of Kings'

Ride the Rim is an ATV ride on the Big Island of Hawaii that is located in the beautiful and majestic Waipio Valley. This is more than just an ATV ride, it is a true Big Island adventure and a lesson in the history of this very special place by a Kumu (Hawaiian Teacher) and Director of Cultural Affairs, that will captivate you with the legends and lore of Old Hawaii, leaving you with an incredible appreciation of our host, Waipi'o. .
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Waipio Valley Shuttle

1 Activity Option

Drive in comfort through one of the most spectacular valleys on the Big Island of Hawaii

Join the Waipio Valley Shuttle and treat yourself to a short, but beautiful and informative 4-wheel drive tour of the dramatic 'Waipio Valley' on the Northern coastline of the Big Island. This is one of the most impressive locations in all of Hawaii, and was the summer home of Hawaiian royalty. Waipio Valley is known as the "Valley of the Kings."
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UFO Parasail

3 Activity Options

Parasail, Custom Speed Boats

UFO Parasail offers exciting parasail flights on both Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. Maui tours only operate between May and early December when the whales are not visiting these waters but the Big Island is in operation year round. You will have an opportunity to fly on a parasail pulled by 800' or 1200' of line and will be in the air either 8 to 10, or 10 to 12 minutes.
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Ocean Safaris Adventures

2 Activity Options

Kayak and Whale Watch, Kayak Adventures, Kayak and Whale Watch, Stand Up Paddle Classes, Watching Do

If you think you might enjoy the adventure of an ocean kayak experience, Ocean Safari Kayak Adventures me be just the ticket for you. Established in 1994, the pristine Kona coastline has been the 'water world' playground of this popular kayak company which has hosted thousands of kayak enthusiasts. A variety of fish, dolphins, beautiful reefs and possibly even cliff diving can all play a part in these exciting kayak adventures.
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Paradise Helicopters

5 Activity Options

Scenic Helicopter Tours of Oahu, Pearl Harbor Flights, Door's Off Adventure Tours

Paradise Helicopters is one of the premier helicopter touring companies that services both the Big Island and Oahu. One of the biggest differences between this company and many others is the fact that they will offer you the opportunity to take a flight with the doors off. As nerve racking as that may sound, you are completely strapped in an just a secure as you would be in an enclosed helicopter. The big difference is that your view from this perspective will be absolutely amazing.
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ATV Outfitters Hawaii

3 Activity Options

ATV Tours and Adventures

ATV Outfitters Hawaii is the premier All Terrain Vehicle tour company in the State. They were the first company to begin offering ATV tours and continue to provide a fun and exciting trip for the entire family to enjoy. Each trip is a guided adventure through the scenic and remote areas of North Kohala on the northeast coast of the Big Island.
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Sunlight On Water

1 Activity Option

Snorkeling Tours

Sunlight on Water is the name of an amazing boat that takes you out for a 'dolphin swim' off the coast of Kona on the Big Island. This very stable and smooth riding 40' vessel with quiet engines, comfortable seating, restroom and warm shower accommodates as many as 25 passengers. You will be in search of the dolphins and swimming with them in the open ocean. Manta Ray snorkels are also available in the evenings.
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Atlantis Adventures

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Submarine tours of Hawaii.

Atlantis Adventures will provide you with an opportunity to dive in absolute comfort in a 'state of the art', window filled submarine to a depth of about 100' for about forty minutes. Very spacious and air-conditioned these vessels hold just under fifty passengers as they are taken on one of the most unique rides of their lifetime.
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Splashers Ocean Adventures

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30' RIGID Hull Inflatable Raft

Splasher's Ocean Adventures is an eco-friendly adventure rafting company which operates out of Honokohau Harbor on the Kona Coast of the Big Island. It's 19 passenger, 30' rigid hull inflatable raft offers snorkel and dolphin tours down the coast to Kealakekua Bay, whale watches in season and two exciting evening Manta Ray snorkel tours.
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Sea Strike Sportfishing

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31' Bertram

The Sea Strike is one of the premier sport fishing boats to angle the famous Kona Coastline of the Big Island of Hawaii. She is a 31' Bertram Sport Fisher which is considered to be one of the finest fishing boats in the world. Evidence of her worthiness as a world class boat would be that the Sea Strike holds the world's record for largest Pacific Blue Marlin ever caught on 50 lb test line, at 1166 lbs.
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Kailua Bay Charter Company

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Glass-Bottom Boat Tours

The Kailua Bay Charter Company is a roomy thirty six foot glass bottom boat that offers cruises to view the underwater activity from Kailua Kona on the Big Island. These trips are very affordable and last about one hour. The Kailua Bay Charter Company limits the number of passengers to 24, so everyone can be comfortable. The on board naturalist is highly trained in Hawaiian marine life and will provide information about the local sea life. The Kona coastline is packed with colorful coral and fish just waiting to be explored.
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Bite Me Charters

4 Activity Options

40' Uniflite

The waters off the coast of Kailua Kona on the Big Island are considered by many to be the very best Sportfishing waters on the planet. The company with the largest fleet of sportfishing boats in Kona is Bite Me Charters. Professional Sportfishing boats are available for all types of charters and are in tournament ready condition every day of the year.
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Sea Quest Rafting

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Inflatable Rafts, Rigid Hull Inflatable Raft

Quick, maneuverable and personal are all words that accurately describe the tours offered by Sea Quest Rafting. Leaving from Keauhou Bay their 26' rafts travel the distance down to famous Kealakekua Bay to snorkel and the various tours they offer will include other locations as well. These tours are all marine intensive and dolphins almost always seem to play a big role in each ocean outing.
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Bike Volcano

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Breathtaking tours of Hawaii visiting lava activity zones old and new.

When is the last time you had an opportunity to ride a bike and cruise alongside the flowing lava of an active volcano? This may be something to add to your "bucket list" and can be done on the Bike Volcano lava tour. Mostly downhill and flat surface terrain make this a comfortable bicycle and hike adventure that you will remember for a lifetime.
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Chauffeured Services, LLC

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Choose from Sedan, SUV, Limousine or 10 passenger Van for your airport transportation or hourly chau

On Hawaii, Kauai and Maui choose from a chauffeured Sedan, SUV, Limousine or 10 passenger Van to get you to your vacation destination with ease and in comfort.
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Fire Hatt Sportfishing

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43' Hatteras Convertible

The Fire Hatt is one of Kailua-Kona's luxury fishing charter boats. A 43' twin diesel Hatteras has all the top amenities and you may find it difficult at times to realize that you are actually on a fishing boat. You'll have an air-conditioned clean and comfortable main salon, a full galley and a modern bathroom complete with shower.
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Hawaii Forest and Trail

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Merriman's Farm Visit and Dinner, Hiking, Nature Trails, Land Tours, Bird Watching Hawaii

Hawaii Forest and Trail is one of the premier hiking and eco-adventure tour companies on the Big Island. They offer a variety of hiking tours which visit vastly different areas of the island and concentrate on the geology, biology, botany and history of each region. Small groups are led by naturalist guides. Their international reputation has made them a requested and popular touring option on the Big Island.
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Hawaii Nautical

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Leid Back' Dinner Cruise, Snorkeling and Dolphins, Whale Watch off the leeward coastline,Oahu Scuba

Hawaii Nautical offers a large variety of boat tours throughout the island of Oahu and on the Big Island of Hawaii. Snorkel tours and dolphin watches are offered in the mornings and the afternoons and in addition they offer sunset sails, dinner cruises, scuba and snuba options, whale watching in season and private charters.
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Hawaii Oceanic

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Private Charters, Swim with Dolphins, Kealakekua Bay Tour, Whale Watching

Personalization is the key word describing the ocean adventures offered by Hawaii Oceanic on the Big Island. Six passengers is the maximum number that will be on board so you will have all the personal attention you will need on these adventurous tours on a comfortable 30' power catamaran. Tours will include snorkels to Kealakekua Bay, swim with the dolphin adventures, swim with Manta Ray trips and whale watches.
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Inter-Island Sportfishing

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53' Custom Built Sportfisher

Inter Island Sportfishing is undoubtedly the very oldest of the fishing charters to operate on Oahu dating back to its beginning in the 1950's. It is also the very largest of the companies in operation offering four separate boats to take you on an outing. The most recognizable name of the boats in its fleet is the Maggie Joe.
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Iruka Hawaii

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Dolphin Snorkel Tours, Manta Tour, Whale Watch

Iruka Hawaii offers snorkel and dolphin watch tours off the coasts of the two islands in Hawaii that provide the very best venue for observing dolphins, the Waianae Coast of Oahu and the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.
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KapohoKine Adventures

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KapohoKine Adventures

Upscale sightseeing tours of the Big Island are offered by Kapohokine Adventures. Tours range the gamut between the Kona Side and the Hilo/Volcano side of the island and the smaller sizes of tours make them very personalized. In addition Kapohokine also offers a tremendous zipline course on the Hilo side of the island with 8 separate double lines the last of which is one-half mile long.
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Last Chance Sportfishing

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43' Cabo

Last Chance is a 43 foot Cabo powered by 2MAN engines (always in excellent condition), along with a generator and air conditioning.The flying bridge design features a comfortable tournament-style layout with a helm chair and companion chair overlooking the cockpit. State of the art electronics are in excellent working order. The boat is comfortable for up to 6 anglers and is equipped with an arsenal of new tackle, lures, fighting chair, outriggers, bait and fish storage.
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Mauna Lani Sea Adventures

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21' Power Catamaran, 50' Sailing Catamaran

The beautiful Mauna Loa Resort in Waikoloa is the departure point for all the activities provided by the Mauna Lani Sea Adventures. Pristine snorkel adventures, scuba diving trips, sunset sails and whale watching trips in season are all available. The 55' Polynesian style catamaran 'Winona' carries intimate groups of passengers on tours along this gorgeous coastline.
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Ocean Encounters

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46' Delta

The Kona Coast of the Big Island is famous for its manta rays, dolphins and whales and Ocean Encounters 46' Delta is the perfect boat from which to find and observe these beautiful underwater creatures. Being both seaworthy and stable this is a great boat for anyone but is especially ideal for an extended family with older persons on board or for anyone who is tentative with movement on the ocean.
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Sea Paradise

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Snorkel - 50' Catamran

Sea Paradise is a 50 foot sailing catamaran, the Hokuhele, which explores beautiful locations along the Kona coastline. Trips depart from Keauhou Bay heading down the coastline towards the historic marine preserve, Kealakekua Bay. Dolphins or even whales when in season will often become a major focal point of these trips. Evening tours are also available to see the amazing giant Manta Rays.
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Silky Sportfishing

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45' Viking

The Silky is a luxury sport fishing boat departing out of Honokohau Harbor on the Kona side of the Big Island. This boat is well equipped for catching fish which it does on a continuous basis but it is also equipped with creature comforts such as two staterooms, two bathrooms, AC throughout, a full kitchen, an entertainment center and comfortable sleeping for five passengers on overnight charters.
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Skyline Eco Adventures

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Haleakala Summit Tours and Downhill Bike Tours, 7 Ziplines, Zipline Haleakala, Tree-Top Zipline Tour

Skyline Eco-Adventures is the originator of zipline courses in the United States and one of the exclusive providers of tours to the Haleakala Summit. The very first zipline in the U.S. was opened by Skyline on the slopes of Haleakala on Maui in 2002. Leading the explosion of zipline courses to later be constructed in Hawaii they have since built beautiful courses in Kaanapali, at Akaka Falls on the Big Island and in Poipu on Kauai.
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Waipio Valley Wagon Tours

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Four Wheel Drive GM Van and Mule Drawn Wagon

The Waipio Valley Wagon Ride Tours offers a quaint way to visit the beautiful Waipio Valley. Riding through this peaceful valley being pulled by horses seems a totally appropriate and natural way to enjoy the grandeur of this picturesque place. You will find this tour informative as well as you learn about the valley's past when it was home to hundreds of Hawaiians, and was the summer home of Hawaiian royalty.
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Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures

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Ocean Warrior is a 36 Foot Navy SEAL assault raft boat

Among the fastest power vessels in Hawaii is the 36' Navy Seal Assault boat. Its used by Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures to take tours up the coastline to remote locations to Snorkel and enjoy the caves viewing sea life. Then Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures takes you out to sea to visit and play with the dolphins and whales in season. It also offers a speedy tour all the way to Capt. Cook's Monument to snorkel and returns in just two hours.
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Ohana Sportfishing Adventures

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Ohana Sportfishing Adventures

Ohana means family in Hawaiian, and this family-owned and family-friendly company wants to show you our island paradise from a unique perspective.
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Mauna Loa Helicopters

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Book a flight with Mauna Loa Helicopters

Mauna Loa Helicopters flies the Robinson R44 Helicopters. These machines have a smaller capacity than their competitors which enables them to offer more customized tours.
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High Flier Sportfishing

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Book the High Flier Sportfishing.

High Flyer is a 40 foot custom sportfisher that has been newly renovated with beautiful teak wood, state of the art electronics, satellite TV, DVD, microwave and a full range of tackle. If you want one of the best blue water fishing experiences Hawaii has to offer you have found your boat. With many years of deep sea fishing experience Captain Guy Terwilliger is a sea captain with years of consistently reeling in the biggest catches in Kona.
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Anelakai Adventures - Big Island

2 Activity Options

Kayak with Anelakai Adventures

Anelakai offers kayak, outrigger canoe and stand up paddling adventures off the Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Epic Tours

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Epic Tours - Hawaii

Epic Tours offers Jeep and 4 wheel drive SUV tours to hard to reach areas of the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Hula Kai

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Hula Kai part of the Fair Wind

Join us aboard Fair Wind's sister vessel, Hula Kai.
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Grander Marlin Sportfishing

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Grander Marlin Sportfishing  on the Big Island of Hawaii

Benchmark is a 37 foot Merritt boat. Located at Honokohau Harbor on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Kona Town Surf Adventures

4 Activity Options

Surf Activities on Big Island

Learn to surf Kona side of the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

5 Activity Options

Astar and luxury Ecostar Helicopters both provide spectacular Group and Private charter tours

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters offers spectacular Group or Private Charter helicopter tours on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Big Island of Hawaii. Eco-Star and A-Star Helicopters are available for privates from all locations and the Maui and Hilo tours.
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If you're on a cruise ship and you're coming to visit the Big Island, you might want to take advantage of some of our shore excursions that are available to you. Many ships throughout the course of the year will come, and land in Hilo, or they'll come into Kailua Kona on that side. Then you'll have an opportunity to get out and see some of the things that are available to you in terms of activities in that portion of the island. The way it normally works if you're on a cruise ship is that the cruise ship can actually arrange some of these activities for you. They'll have certain things that they'll have put together. You can choose to do those, and that's fine.

The one advantage that you might have with operating Tom Barefoot's Tours is that we are going to have a much larger variety of options for you, and also, most likely a better pricing, a better price point. What we've done is we have a look at all the tours and see how they can relate with regard to the cruise ships. So there are certain tours that will come, and pick you up at the cruise ships. So that's one possibility that can happen. What really gives us the expanse of options for you is we've actually figured out which tours there are, of which there are many, many. That if you had a rental car, you could just drive to that activity. You could participate in that, enjoy it, and then you can drive that car back, and catch the ship.

We figured out which ones have enough time so that you could arrange for the rental car, and then get to the activity, enjoy the activity, and then get back, return the rental car before the ship sails. We handle the rental car for you. We can organize that as well as the tours. You will find when you look through the options that you've got, that there are just literally dozens, and dozens, and dozens of different options that are available to you on either side of the island. So please take a look. We're more than glad to work with you, and set up whatever you want. It may broaden your horizons, and allow you to see a little bit more of the Big Island then you would normally be able to see without using us, and just coming in, and landing at the port with one of the big ships.

So if you have any questions about tours or activities in Hawaii, just give us a call, or check out TomBarefoot.com. We're here to help.

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