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"The Big Island" of Hawaii Sightseeing Tours

Sightseeing tours on the Big Island are among the most popular of all categories of tours available on the island.


This is simply because there is just so much to see and so much interest to see it.


First of all, "get a grip" on the "see it all" part.


The Big Island is so big and has so much to see that someone visiting for just a normal period of time could not possibly see all the goodies that the Big Island has to offer.


So be careful to make your choices wisely so you will be able to see the places that are of most interest to you.


Topping the list for most people would be visiting the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.


It's not often (or ever) that you'll have another opportunity to see molten lava in action.


Although this is how most of the earth's surface has been formed it is not something you will see every day.


Another intriguing destination would be a visit to the summit of Mauna Kea which is the home of the very most sophisticated telescopes and tracking devises in the world.


From this spot at this altitude over two miles high you will be able to see the heavens like from no other.


If forests and giant waterfalls are for you, then a sightseeing tour to Waipi'o Valley is in order.


How about a bird watching tour or a historic tour of Kailua-Kona.


Whatever your pleasure, the Big Island has a sightseeing tour available for you

Norwegian Cruise Lines - Pride of America Cruise Ship:

Sightseeing tours on the Big Island will often pick up directly at the cruise boat pier and other excursions can simply be reached by a short walk to the pick-up point or a taxi ride. Dependent upon the individual tour these are generally available on the Tuesday when you dock in Hilo or on the Wednesday when you dock in Kona.

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

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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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Kailani Tours Hawaii

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Make a reservation for Kailani Tours Hawaii

Kailani Tours Hawaii specializes in providing the most-interactive high-end sightseeing volcano tours on the Big Island of Hawaii. Their National Park certified guides deliver the highest quality customer service in Mercedes Sprinter Vans. See the night time glow and take in some stargazing. Includes lunch at Mauna Kea State Park and dinner at the world famous Kilauea Lodge.
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Paradise Helicopters

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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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Mauna Kea Summit Adventures

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Sunset and Stargazing Tour

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures was the original sightseeing company to begin tours up to the summit of Mauna Kea to view the dramatic landscape, get a glimpse of the variety of observatories there and to view the heavens from that altitude through telescopes that were carried up in the vans with them.
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Botanical World

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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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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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Polynesian Adventure Tours

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Experience the tropical beauty of the Hana Coast and visit O'heo Stream. Polynesian Adventure Tours,

One of the very largest sightseeing tour companies in all of Hawaii is Polynesian Adventure Tours. They operate a large variety of tours on all the islands as well as offer 'same day' interisland tours from your island of origin to the other islands allowing you to see an outer island without having to relocate and move to another hotel there. They operate the finest vans, mini-motor coaches and luxurious full size motor coaches with deluxe, large 'see out windows' for the very best views.
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Ride The Rim

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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

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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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Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours

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Experience the Volcano's National Park, Sightseeing Tour, Zipline along with Sightseeing Tours

The tours offered by Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours cover the gamut between driving and hiking the areas around the live volcano; Biking through the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; and tours of the beautiful Hamakua Coastline in addition to taking-in a full 7-stage Zipline course. Professional tour guides are informative and interesting. They have extensive knowledge of the Hawaiian Culture, geography, and the flora and fauna in the area.
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Robert's Hawaii

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Charter Bus, Land Tours, and Sightseeing Tours, Oahu Sightseeing Tours and Land Tours, Tours to Waim

Robert's Hawaii is the largest sightseeing company in Hawaii offering tour options on all the islands. In addition to running a variety of land tours on each island, they also offer "room and car" packages for inter-island travel. Robert's Hawaii has branched off into ownership of many of the other major activities found throughout the islands.
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Discover Hidden Hawaii Tours

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Oahu Circle Isle, Polynesian Cultural Center or WWII Begin to End, Hana Tour, Volcano Tour,

If you are staying on one Hawaiian Island but would like to visit the highlights of another island in the chain then the one-day inter-island flights and tours offered by Discover Hidden Hawaii Tours are just what you're looking for. These inclusive tours simplify your itinerary and make your touring experience 'care free'.
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Umauma Experience

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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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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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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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The Big Island is is a sightseer's paradise. There is so much to see on the big island, and we have so many tours that will take you there. Let's take a picture, or take a look at the island in general. Here's the Big Island, and we have a number of different tours that are available to you, but by far the vast majority of tours that are gonna be available to you that you'd want to take are gonna be in the national park area, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This is one of the most amazing places you will find in Hawaii or really anywhere else. When you go visit there, you'll see all sorts of calderas, and steam vents, and you'll see lava tubes, there's a giant ... The Thurston lava tube that you can just kind of walk through.

There is often lava that you can actually see, live lava. This is not an every day occurrence, it depends on what's happening with the volcanic activity during the time of day that you're there. The lava happens really, it's kind of yearly events, and it happens over decades. So, for a long period of time, you may have a lot of lava happening, and then it'll cease, or it'll be further up the mountain. You'll be able to see ... In the evenings, we have tours that you see the glow of the lava. Depending on where the lava is, you might be able to get right up to it.

The lava flow has been going on in Kilauea, this area, since the early '80s, and it has changed over the course of time what it's been doing, but it tends to come out of the, the lava is emitted from the cracks in the earth and it rolls down hill, down toward the ocean in lava tubes or in big flows. It's actually covered a lot of towns and areas that were populated and now there's just lava that goes over the top. These occurrences happen over a period of many years.

The tours we have there will be different depending on when it is that you're showing up and going to visit these locations, but we have many tours that will take you here. Tours that'll pick you up in Kona, drive you all the way over there, these are full day without a question, and then bring you back. Tours that'll take you from Hilo. Tours that're in large buses, tours that're in vans, we have tours that involve bicycles that you can get off and cruise around the park and so on. It's one of the things that you would definitely want to see. You can do this on your own, I'm not suggesting that you have to take a tour. You can take a car out there and walk around, visit the Jaggar Museum, Halemaumau.

If you're taking a tour, you're really not going to be missing the important things, and also, you're not going to be missing the specifics about the details and the geology, the geography, and everything else that has to do with the volcanoes. It's probably preferable, if you want to learn the most, to go with the appropriate tour for you. There's many, many, many that we have. This is not the only aspect of what we've got going on here on the island. We have tours that take you up the Hamakua coastline, which is so lush, and verdant, and beautiful, and take you up to Waipi'o, the beautiful valley that we have up here that was inhabited centuries ago by the Hawaiians and provided everything that they needed to live and to sustain life. You can visit that.

We have tours that'll take you down to the Green Sand Beach, one of only two that exist in the world, and one on the Galapagos Islands. The olivine is what makes it green, you'll be able to see that. We have black sand beaches over on this side of the island that you'll be able to see. We also have tours that will take you to areas that we have in the center of the island where you'll be able to do bird watching. These are some of the most exciting, truly, trips that we have. Long days, gets you really into the outback and observing some of the beautiful, natural, endemic species of birds that we have in Hawaii. Those are available to you. We also have, in this area down here, we also have coffee tour, tours that'll take you though the Kona ... famous Kona coffee, right? Get a chance to see how that is all made, just south of Captain Cook and Kealakekua, that area.

One of the most really memorable of the trips that we have on the Big Island are the trips that take you up to Mauna Kea. That's the mountain right here. You've got two big mountains, over 13,000ft. Mauna Kea is the tallest and it is where we have the observatories that view the heavens. It's one of the major, major areas on the planet that we do celestial viewing on these giant telescopes. The reason is that it's got 325 or sometimes days out of the year that it's fantastic for viewing the stars. Typically, what'll happen, actually let's get back to this, you can actually see it on this photo. Here's some observatories up on the top, and they're actually above the clouds. You can see that, the clouds have a ring below. This is very, very typical. You go through a ring of clouds and then the top pops up at 13,000ft, it just goes higher than the clouds, and then from there you've got this big view of the heavens.

We have tours that'll actually take you up to see these. You'll get up there at sunset time, and maybe get there in time to view some of these maybe turning and opening, and then these tours will descend, go back down to maybe 9,000ft or so, and they have portable telescopes, reflector scopes that they're carrying with them, and they set them up. You have a little dinner and then they actually focus on the heavens and you see all these celestial bodies that you've only seen in pictures that come to life in the real for you right there with people that are really trained in astronomy and can tell you all about what you're seeing. Very, very cool. Very different. Unique is the right word I think for this tour. This is just one of the many tours that are available for your sightseeing on the Big Island.

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"What tours in Hawaii should I take", is an often asked question. "Where to visit in Hawaii", is perhaps the most asked question. The places to visit in Hawaii will all be dependent upon which islands you choose to visit and your Hawaii sightseeing agenda should be planned prior to your arrival to make the most of your vacation to Hawaii.

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Interested in wanting to just take a sightseeing boat tour off the coastline of the island without going snorkeling, this is the page where you want to find your Hawaiian tour boat.

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