NCL Excursion Information

 

7D_HI_Hon_Hon_021115a

Cruise Itin

Below are the offered shore excursions for the Hawaiian Cruise.

For more information about activity levels and restrictions please visit NCL website.

Click on the location below (click cancel to print to view more detail info about the tours):

Honolulu

Kahului

Hilo

Kona

Nawiliwili


HONOLULU, OAHU

Tour Descriptions for Honolulu, Oahu

Pearl Harbor & USS Missouri (Airport Drop Off)

Celebrate the honor, valor and courage of the World War II US servicemen on this special tour. This nostalgic journey takes you to the two places that marked the beginning and the end of the war for the United States – Pearl Harbor and the USS Missouri. At the site of Pearl Harbor, visit the Arizona Memorial where the remains of the USS Arizona lie silent beneath the waves.

The 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor will unfold in detailed narrations and photos. From here you’ll travel across the Ford Island Bridge to the historic USS Missouri battleship, nicknamed the ‘Mighty Mo.’ Explore the passages, rooms and corridors on a self-guided tour.

Note: This tour is offered for guests with flights after 6:00 pm and drops-off at the airport only. Guests are responsible for ensuring their debarkation tours are compatible with their flight departure times. Guests have the option to book their flights through our Premium Air Department to ensure that flight departure times do not interfere with debark tours.

Due to heightened security, absolutely no purses, backpacks, fanny packs or camera cases are allowed at Pearl Harbor. Cameras are permitted, but not camera cases. Snacks will be available for purchase. Participants must be able to safely climb a nearly vertical ladder if they wish to experience some areas of the USS Missouri. On rare occasions the Navy may discontinue the motor launch service to the Arizona Memorial due to weather and safety concerns – a visit to the Visitors Center will still be made.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$115* $79* 7½ hours

Pearl Harbor & USS Missouri (Designated Hotel Drop Off)

Celebrate the honor, valor and courage of the World War II US servicemen on this special tour. This nostalgic journey takes you to the two places that marked the beginning and the end of the war for the United States – Pearl Harbor and the USS Missouri. At the site of Pearl Harbor, visit the Arizona Memorial where the remains of the USS Arizona lie silent beneath the waves.

The 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor will unfold in detailed narrations and photos. From here you’ll travel across the Ford Island Bridge to the historic USS Missouri battleship, nicknamed the ‘Mighty Mo.’ Explore the passages, rooms and corridors on a self-guided tour.

Note: This tour drops off at the following designated hotels only – Hilton Hawaiian Village, Aqua Waikiki Wave, Aqua Palms Waikiki, and Waikiki Beach Marriott.

Due to heightened security, absolutely no purses, backpacks, fanny packs or camera cases are allowed at Pearl Harbor. Cameras are permitted, but not camera cases. Snacks will be available for purchase. Participants must be able to safely climb a nearly vertical ladder if they wish to experience some areas of the USS Missouri. On rare occasions the Navy may discontinue the motor launch service to the Arizona Memorial due to weather and safety concerns – a visit to the Visitors Center will still be made.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$115* $79* 7½ hours

Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City

Explore Honolulu’s highlights – from Pearl Harbor and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific to Hawaii’s first Christian church, and Iolani Palace and Washington Place, both former residences of the Hawaiian monarchy.

Pearl Harbor is one of Hawaii’s best-known landmarks and the scene of the devastating aerial attack by Japan that drove the U.S. into WWII. Following a short orientation at the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, travel by motor launch to the memorial, which straddles the hull of the battleship USS Arizona, sunk on December 7, 1941. Learn more about that infamous day, and pay your respects to ship’s 1,177 crewmen who died there.

In central Honolulu stand face to face with the larger-than-life statue of King Kamehameha I, the leader who united the Hawaiian Islands into one royal kingdom. Just across the street you’ll see the Iolani Palace, residence of Hawaii’s last two monarchs. European in design, it boasted Hawaii’s first electric lights, flush toilets and internal phone system. Also nearby is Kawaiahao Church, Hawaii’s first Christian house of worship, built of coral slabs from the offshore reefs.

At the heart of the downtown historic district you will notice the elegant Washington Place, now a museum, and once home to Liliuokalani, Hawaii’s last queen. Drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, in the extinct volcanic crater known as the Punchbowl. It is the final resting place of some 53,000 veterans who lost their lives in 20th century wars, including those who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Enjoy panoramic city views on your drive to the airport.

Note: This tour is only available for guests with flights after 4:00 pm. Guests are responsible for ensuring their debarkation tours are compatible with their flight departure times. Guests have the option to book their flights through our Premium Air Department to ensure that flight departure times do not interfere with debark tours.

Due to heightened security, absolutely no purses, backpacks, fanny packs or camera cases are allowed at Pearl Harbor. Cameras are permitted, but not camera cases. Snacks will be available for purchase. On rare occasions the Navy may discontinue the motor launch service to the Arizona Memorial due to weather and safety concerns – a visit to the Visitors Center will still be made.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$79* $59* 6 hours

Early Bird Pearl Harbor

Before departing Honolulu spend some time at Pearl Harbor, one of Hawaii’s best-known landmarks, and the scene of the devastating aerial attack by Japan that drove the U.S. into WWII. Following a short orientation at the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, travel by motor launch to the memorial, which straddles the hull of the battleship USS Arizona, sunk on December 7, 1941. Learn more about that infamous day, and pay your respects to the ship’s 1,177 crewmen who died there. Enjoy panoramic city views on your drive to the airport.

Note: This tour is only available for guests with flights after 2:00 pm. Guests are responsible for ensuring their debarkation tours are compatible with their flight departure times. Guests have the option to book their flights through our Premium Air Department to ensure that flight departure times do not interfere with debark tours.

Due to heightened security, absolutely no purses, backpacks, fanny packs or camera cases are allowed at Pearl Harbor. Cameras are permitted, but not camera cases. Snacks will be available for purchase. Additional viewing sights may be added if time permits. On rare occasions the Navy may discontinue the motor launch service to the Arizona Memorial due to weather and safety concerns – a visit to the Visitors Center will still be made.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$75* $49* 4 hours

Grand Circle Island Tour

Get to know Oahu as you circle the entire island, with views of the top sightseeing spots, including iconic Diamond Head, its 760-foot volcanic crater rim a part of the Honolulu skyline. Stop by Sandy Beach, a favorite for body surfers, and drive along the North Shore, home to the most celebrated surfing zones in the world, including the spectacular and treacherous Banzai Pipeline. Lunch is included.

Visit the Dole Plantation, and learn the story of James Dole, who established his first pineapple plantation on Oahu in 1900 and turned it into a worldwide agricultural empire. Stroll through the pineapple variety garden, sip some delicious juice, and shop for all sorts of local products, including Dole’s own specialty chocolates, and of course pineapples.

Note: This tour is only available for guests with flights after 8:00 pm. Guests are responsible for ensuring their debarkation tours are compatible with their flight departure times. Guests have the option to book their flights through our Premium Air Department to ensure that flight departure times do not interfere with debark tours.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$135* $79* 8 hours

Explore Oahu’s Famous North Shore

Discover Oahu’s North Shore – surf mecca and home to the perfect wave. Travel past pineapple and sugar cane fields to the island’s well-known surfing beaches, stretching for seven miles along this coast. They include Waimea Bay, a prominent spot in the early days of big wave surfing in the 1950’s, two-mile-long Sunset Beach, and the Banzai Pipeline, where waves breaking over a sharp reef make it one of the world’s most dangerous surfing scenes.

Continue past shrimp farms, and catch a glimpse of the small island known as Chinaman’s Hat for its interesting shape. Shop for irresistible macadamia nuts and other local products at the Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet. On your way to the airport drop by the Byodo Temple, a scale replica of a temple in Japan constructed entirely without nails and surrounded by a lovely and tranquil garden.

Note: This tour is only offered to guests with flights after 5:00 pm. Guests are responsible for ensuring their debarkation tours are compatible with their flight departure times. Guests have the option to book their flights through our Premium Air Department to ensure that flight departure times do not interfere with debark tours. You may experience some tour delays due to surfing competitions in the winter season November-February.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$79* $59* 5 hours

 


KAHULUI, MAUI

Tour Descriptions for Kahului, Maui

 

Road to Hana

Sit back and enjoy the sights along the famed Hana Highway without having to navigate the twisting, curving road yourself. With an expert driver at the wheel, you won’t miss any of the incredible scenery of lava cliffs, tumbling waterfalls, the rugged northern coastline, lush hillsides of feathery ferns and trees laden with tropical fruits. You’ll stop to explore various sites along the way to “Heavenly Hana,” in this wonderfully natural and pristine landscape.

Lunch is included before you continue beyond Hana to the Kipahulu District, inhabited by native Hawaiians for hundreds of years. Here you’ll have the chance to see and photograph the glistening pools formed by several waterfalls cascading down the side of the Haleakala volcano.

Note: Participants must be at least 6 years of age. This tour is not recommended for those guests who are prone to motion sickness or suffer from back problems, as part of the road traveled is unpaved.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$189* $189* 9½ hours

Road to Hana Deluxe

Sit back and appreciate all of the sights along the famed Hana Highway without having to navigate the curves yourself. Travel over bridges and along the twisting road in the air-conditioned comfort of an exclusive 8-passenger luxury limo-van.

Enjoy pastries and beverages at Paia, where your journey to Hana begins. Then relax and take in the incredible scenery of lava cliffs, tumbling waterfalls, lush hillsides of feathery ferns, and trees laden with tropical fruit. You’ll have plenty of photo opportunities and time to explore at a leisurely pace, with many stops made along this spectacular coastal drive.

Investigate the Keanae Peninsula, one of the last enclaves of native Hawaiians. Here tranquil taro fields and Waikani Falls, a cascade of fresh mountain rainwater, are just some of the sights for you to enjoy. It’s also the perfect place for you to learn about the native Hawaiian people, their culture and the land they call home.

Lunch is included, and there is time for you to stroll, swim, sunbathe or just relax. Bring your swimsuit and a towel and take a dip in a crystal clear, freshwater pool under a cascading waterfall – a perfect “Heavenly Hana” experience. The return journey takes you to Hookipa and the chance to snap a breathtaking photo of Maui’s world-class windsurfers.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$259* $205* 8 hours

Maui Plantation & Iao Valley

Learn about the cultivation of luscious fruits at the Maui Tropical Plantation and discover Iao Valley, an area rich in cultural and historical significance, as well as dramatic natural scenery.

Hawaii’s commercial fruit production includes much more than pineapples. Explore the Maui Tropical Plantation on a narrated tram ride through agricultural villages, macadamia nut orchards, sugar cane fields and flower gardens. You’ll see a demonstration of coconut husking and taste luscious tropical fruits. Take time to browse at the gift shop, featuring many Made in Maui items and fresh fruit grown on the plantation.

Then feast your eyes on the beautiful Iao Valley, where emerald peaks tower above the valley floor. In antiquity, the people of Hawaii called this place “supreme light” and considered it sacred. It is home to one of Maui’s most iconic sights, the Iao Needle, a 1,200-foot cinder cone pinnacle that dominates the lush surroundings.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$95* $69* 3½ hours

Molokini Crater & Turtle Snorkel

Put on your swimsuit and hop aboard a catamaran for the channel crossing to Molokini, a tiny crescent of an island just off the Maui coast and one of the top ten snorkel sites in the world. It is all that remains above water of a volcanic crater that resulted from an eruption some 200,000 years ago. Explore a lush reef with colorful coral combinations found nowhere else in these islands and home to more than 250 species of fish.

Weather permitting, you’ll make a second stop at Turtle Arches where you can swim and snorkel while keeping your eyes open for the Hawaiian green sea turtles that frequent these waters. A continental breakfast, lunch and beverages are included. A shopping stop is included on the return trip.

Note: Snorkel sites are subject to change depending on wind and sea conditions. All snorkel gear and floatation devices are included. Wetsuits may be available for rent. Turtle sightings are not guaranteed, subject to sea and weather conditions.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$125* $79* 6 hours

Molokini Express (May – Nov Only)

Hop aboard the Eco-Express for a cruise to Molokini, a tiny crescent of an island just off the Maui coast and one of the top ten snorkel sites in the world. It is all that remains above water of a volcanic crater that resulted from an eruption some 200,000 years ago. Spend an hour exploring the lush reef with colorful coral combinations found nowhere else in these islands and home to more than 250 species of fish. You’ll be accompanied by a certified marine naturalist will point out interesting fish and marine life to you. Lunch is included.

Note: Snorkel gear is provided. This tour is weather permitting; Captains may use their discretion in choosing alternate sites without giving prior notice. Tour operates May through November only.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$115* $69* 4½ hours

Haleakala Crater

Check out Maui’s massive Haleakala volcano from bottom to top, as you journey from sea level to the summit to view spectacular island scenery and the immense crater of volcanic rock. You can catch a glimpse of Haleakala, Maui’s massive dormant volcano, from almost any point on the island, but you will go all the way to the top on this scenic journey – from sea level to 10,000 feet. At the summit is a vast crater seven and a half miles long by two and a half miles wide, and 3,000 feet deep. It last erupted in 1790 and has slumbered ever since, though that does not mean it won’t one day wake up. The Hawaiians revere it as a sacred site, and tell tales of Pele, Goddess of Fire and Volcanos.

The views from the top are magnificent. If the day is clear, you may even make out two other towering peaks – Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island. From the crater’s rim, you’ll be able to appreciate first hand the unique beauty of this imposing caldera with its interesting mix of volcanic rock and plant life, some of which, like the silversword plant, is found only in Hawaii’s volcanic craters.

Note: This tour is not recommended for guests with respiratory or heart problems. We recommend you bring a sweater as temperatures range between 40-65 degrees Fahrenheit at the crater’s top.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$85* $59* 4 hours

Best Of Maui

Experience Maui’s lush tropical beauty in the Iao Valley, learn about the cultivation of luscious fruits at the Tropical Plantation and look closely at the creatures of Hawaiian seas at the Maui Ocean Center.

Visit beautiful Iao Valley, where emerald peaks tower above the valley floor. In antiquity, the people of Hawaii called this place “supreme light” and considered it sacred. It is home to one of Maui’s most iconic sights, the Iao Needle, a 1,200-foot cinder cone pinnacle that dominates the lush surroundings.

Hawaii’s commercial fruit production includes much more than pineapples. Explore the Maui Tropical Plantation on a narrated tram ride through agricultural villages, macadamia nut orchards, sugar cane fields and flower gardens. You’ll see a demonstration of coconut husking and taste luscious tropical fruits.

At the Maui Ocean Center, get a close look at Hawaii’s underwater world without getting wet. The residents of the huge tropical reef aquarium include marine life found only in these waters.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$145* $115* 6 hours

Haleakala Crater At Sunset

You can catch a glimpse of Haleakala, Maui’s massive dormant volcano, from almost any point on the island, but you will go all the way to the top on this scenic journey – from sea level to 10,000 feet. At the summit is a vast crater seven and a half miles long by two and a half miles wide, and 3,000 feet deep. You’ll marvel at the crater’s eerie landscape of cinder cones and ancient lava formations. It last erupted in 1790 and has slumbered ever since, though that does not mean it won’t one day wake up.

The Hawaiians revere Haleakala as a sacred site, and tell tales of Pele, Goddess of Fire and Volcanos. At sunset you may think that Pele has awakened, as the clouds are on fire till dusk quenches the flames and slowly transforms the sky into a starry dome.

Note: We recommend you wear comfortable clothing and bring a sweater as temperatures range from 40-65 degrees Fahrenheit. We do not guarantee the weather will permit viewing the sunset.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$85* $59* 4 hours

Haleakala Crater at Sunrise

Rise in the wee hours to travel from sea level to 10,000 feet and the top of Haleakala, Maui’s massive volcano. At the summit is a vast crater seven and a half miles long by two and a half miles wide, and 3,000 feet deep. It last erupted in 1790 and has slumbered ever since, though that does not mean it won’t one day wake up. The Hawaiians revere it as a sacred site, and tell tales of Pele, Goddess of Fire and Volcanos.

You’ll be perched on top as dawn breaks and the sun begins to rise, spreading a glow across the landscape. Once it is light enough you’ll marvel at the crater’s eerie landscape of cinder cones and ancient lava formations. If the day is clear, you may even make out two other towering peaks – Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island.

Note: This tour is not recommended for guests with respiratory or heart problems. Bring a sweatshirt as temperatures can be cool at the summit. Coffee and a pastry are also included. We do not guarantee the weather will permit viewing the sunrise.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$125* $125* 6 hours

Haleakala Sunrise (Exclusive)

Start your day “on top of the world” – the pinnacle of Haleakala at 10,000 feet. Travel there in an exclusive 8-passenger luxury limo-van, and enjoy a continental breakfast as you await the sun’s first rays. First light reveals a palette of glowing pastel hues and a 360-degree view. Once it is light enough you’ll marvel at the crater’s eerie landscape of cinder cones and ancient lava formations. If the day is clear, you may even make out two other towering peaks – Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island. There are numerous photo opportunities as you descend the mountain.

You’ll learn about the native Hawaiian people, their culture and the land they call home, and stop by a protea farm to see these ancient and exotic flowers. There are 1,500 types of protea, 90 of which grow in the cool Maui uplands and on the slopes of Haleakala. Their shapes are spiky and unusual and their colors intense.

Note: This tour is not recommended for guests with respiratory or heart problems. Tour departs at 3:30 am. We do not guarantee the weather will permit viewing the sunrise.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$259* $225* 6 hours

Waterfalls & Rainforest Hike

Spend the day in paradise hiking with Hawaii’s “Eco Tour Company of the Year” through the lush rainforest along streams punctuated by waterfalls from 10 to 40 feet high, each spilling into a large pool perfect for swimming or toe dipping. It’s unusual for a Hawaiian valley to have this many cascades so close together, making this a very desirable spot along Maui’s famous Hana Highway.

This hiking company is well known for their knowledgeable, naturalist guides, who provide a fascinating narrative on Hawaii’s unique ecosystems. The hike is two miles round-trip and footing can be tricky in the forest.

Note: Participants must be at least 6 years of age. Wear a swimsuit, bring a towel and wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet and muddy. Water shoes are suggested. Daypacks, bottled water, mosquito repellent and rainwear will be provided.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$189* $189* 5 hours

Maui Whale Watch

Each winter one third of all north Pacific humpback whales migrate 3,000 miles from their feeding grounds in Alaska to breed in the warm waters of Hawaii. Join a certified marine naturalist for an opportunity to experience these legendary creatures up close. Keep your eyes open and your cameras ready as the whales surface, slap their tails and spout water into the air.

Your guide will interpret their fascinating behavior, and will share with you the latest whale discoveries. Listen to their haunting songs through underwater hydrophones – a truly unforgettable experience. You’ll stop for shopping before returning to your ship.

Note: All efforts will be made to view the whales, but sightings cannot be guaranteed. Tour operates December through April only.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$115* $69* 3 hours

Maui Whale Watch & Lahaina On Your Own

Set out on the water with a naturalist guide in search of humpback whales that spend their winters here. Then enjoy some time to explore the quaint little town of Lahaina. Each winter one third of all north Pacific humpback whales migrate 3,000 miles from their feeding grounds in Alaska to breed in the warm waters of Hawaii. Join a certified marine naturalist for an opportunity to experience these legendary creatures up close. Keep your eyes open and your cameras ready as the whales surface, slap their tails and spout water into the air. Your guide will interpret their fascinating behavior, and will share with you the latest whale discoveries. Listen to their haunting songs through underwater hydrophones – a truly unforgettable experience.

Back on shore, enjoy some leisure time in Lahaina, where you’ll have access to dozens of boutiques, shops, restaurants, and historical sites within easy walking distance.

Note: All efforts will be made to view the whales, but sightings cannot be guaranteed. The return transfer back to the ship departs the meeting location at 3:00pm. Tour operates December through April only.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$125* $79* 6½ hours

Whale Watch & Sunset Cruise

Spend an afternoon searching for the humpback whales that migrate in winter to the warm waters of Hawaii to breed. You’ll join a certified marine naturalist for an opportunity to experience these fascinating marine mammals up close. Keep your eyes open and your cameras ready as the whales surface, slap their tails and spout water into the air. Your naturalist will interpret their behaviors, and will share with you the latest whale discoveries. Listen to their haunting songs through underwater hydrophones – a truly unforgettable experience.

The coastline takes on a magical glow as the sun slowly sinks in the west. Keep your eyes peeled for the green flash – the ray that might be visible on the horizon for a second or two just as the sun vanishes. Light appetizers and beverages will be served throughout the cruise. You’ll stop for shopping before returning to your ship.

Note: The likelihood of seeing whales is good, but sightings are not guaranteed. Tour operates December through April only.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$125* $79* 2 hours

Maui Downhill Bicycle Adventure

Bike Haleakala the easy way – downhill! You’ll travel up to 6,500 feet in a comfortable van, as your guide points out the scenic highlights – lush valleys, green mountains, the blue Pacific and, if it is a clear day, the neighboring Hawaiian islands of Molokini and Kaho’olawe. Then follow your guide for the exhilarating ride down the 21 switchbacks of this massive dormant volcano. You’ll be followed by an escort van, and are welcome to ride in the van at any time. Along the way there will be photo stops to capture your Maui moments.

The thrill of the ride is enhanced by the lovely landscapes surrounding you. You’ll coast through eucalyptus forests, glide past colorful lavender farms and travel along roadways lined with feathery jacaranda trees. Enjoy a stop in Hali’imaile, a beautiful and historic plantation town, where you may purchase lunch.

Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age, be at least 5 feet tall and weigh less than 250 lbs. This tour is not recommended for those who are pregnant, with heart conditions or who have had recent surgeries. It is required you wear closed-toe shoes and layered clothing. Your tour includes complete safety instructions by the guides, a helmet, windbreaker, gloves and custom-built bicycle. Approximate time riding bikes is about 45 minutes to an hour.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$149* $115* 5 hours

Haleakala Bicycling at Sunrise

Bike Haleakala the easy way – downhill! But first you’ll travel up to the crater rim at 10,000 feet in a comfortable van, arriving before daybreak to watch as the sun begins to rise, spreading a glow across the landscape. Once it is light enough you’ll marvel at the crater’s eerie landscape of cinder cones and ancient lava formations.

Then follow your guide for the exhilarating ride down the 21 switchbacks of this massive dormant volcano, followed by your escort van driver. You are welcome to ride in the escort van at any time. Along the way there will be photo stops to capture your Maui moments.

The thrill of the ride is enhanced by the lovely landscapes surrounding you. You’ll coast through eucalyptus forests, glide past colorful lavender farms and travel along roadways lined with feathery jacaranda trees. Enjoy a stop in Hali’imaile—a beautiful and historic plantation town, where you may purchase breakfast.

Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age, be at least 5 feet tall and weigh less than 250 lbs. This tour is not recommended for those who are pregnant, with heart conditions or who have had recent surgeries. It is required you wear closed-toe shoes and layered clothing. Your tour includes complete safety instructions by the guides, a helmet, windbreaker, gloves and custom-built bicycle. Approximate time riding bikes is about 45 minutes to an hour.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$169* $169* 8 hours

Atlantis Submarine & Lahaina On Your Own

Submerge yourself in the magnificent underwater world of Maui aboard an Atlantis Submarine. Investigate the coral reef through your personal viewport and come face-to-face with masses of exotic tropical fish, rays, eels and turtles amidst colorful coral gardens. You’ll cruise over the Carthaginian, a sunken replica of the whalers that once plied Hawaiian waters. From December to April, you may even find yourself escorted by whales.

Back on shore, enjoy some leisure time in Lahaina, where you’ll have access to dozens of boutiques, shops, restaurants, and historical sites within easy walking distance.

Note: Participants must be at least 3 feet in height and must be able to safely climb a nearly vertical 12-step ladder into and out of the submarine. The submarine dive is approximately 45 minutes. Viewing of the Carthaginian may not be possible in adverse weather conditions.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$185* $115* 6½ hours

Catch A Wave & Lahaina on Your Own

Unlock your inner surfer and head to the beach. Learn the basics on land with an expert instructor before heading into the water – then paddle out to ride your first wave. Practice on your own and you’ll be “hanging ten” in no time.

If you wish to relax on the beach longer than the time allotted, you may return to the ship on your own. When docking in Kahului, round-trip transportation to Lahaina is included.

Note: Participants must be at least 4 years of age. Wear a swimsuit and bring a towel.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$125* $125* 6½ hours

Lahaina Express Segway Tour

Have some fun and learn a little Hawaiian history too. Travel to the charming old whaling town of Lahaina where you’ll meet your Segway expert. After an orientation and safety tutorial you’ll take a guided tour of the historic downtown. Then you’ll have some free time to explore on your own. The return transfer to the ship departs the meeting location at 3:00 pm.

Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age and weigh between 85 and 260 lbs. Anyone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol will not be permitted to ride. Pregnant women will not be permitted to participate. Participants between the age of 10 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. A waiver must be signed. Closed toe shoes are required.

The rider must be able to step on and off the Segway PT without assistance. This tour requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending stairs without the support of a handrail or other walking aid. Guests must be able to stand up for at least 1 hour. Safety helmets and reflective vests are a must and are provided for each rider at no extra charge. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are available for additional purchase.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$129* $129* 5 hours

Lahaina On Your Own – Round-trip

This round-trip motorcoach transfer is a convenient and cost effective for you to travel to historic and charming Lahaina. The ride takes approximately 45 minutes each way, along a scenic route. Your motorcoach will make two stops – at Hilo Hattie’s, shopping mecca for all things Hawaiian and at the flagpole next to the Lahaina Wharf. Dozens of boutiques, shops, restaurants, and historical sites are within easy walking distance from both locations.

Note: Some shore excursions can be combined with this later return transfer, allowing for free time in Lahaina at the end of your morning tour. Check with the on board shore excursion desk for details. The return transfer departs the meeting location at 3:00 pm.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$55* $45* 6½ hours

Maui Beach Day

What’s a trip to paradise without a day at the beach? Spend some time on the golden sands of Wailea at Beach Club Maui, splashing in the surf and trying out your choice of water sports. You might want to try kayaking and canoeing or body boarding. Snorkel through dazzling coral gardens alongside sea turtles, eagle rays, and exotic, tropical fish at one of Maui’s best snorkel locations.

Note: Wear a swimsuit, bring a towel and sun tan lotion. Tour includes transportation, beach chair and filtered water! Double kayaks, snorkel gear and paddle boards are available for rent at an additional cost.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$85* $59* 5½ hours

Lanai Wildside Raft Snorkel (May – Nov Only)

Don’t miss this exhilarating small group raft adventure along the secluded coastline of the island of Lanai. You’ll ride on an ultra-smooth raft, past red-rock sea cliffs, caves, blowholes, and stretches of nearly empty sandy beaches. Lanai is famous for its large populations of dolphins, as well as toothed whales, sea turtles and the occasional monk seal. The snorkeling is world class, with warm clear waters and vibrant reefs teeming with marine life. You’ll explore anywhere along Lanai’s coast where the weather, wind and wildlife offer fun and adventure.

Note: Participants must be at least 6 years of age. This tour is not recommended for anyone with neck or back problems or pregnant women. Snorkel gear is provided. This tour is offered May through November only.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$175* $115* 8½ hours

Rappel Waterfalls

Set off along the famed Hana Highway for a one hour ride to a botanical garden, where you’ll gear up and literally “learn the ropes.” Then you’ll begin your hike into a great canyon lined with 30- and 50-foot waterfalls that plunge into deep pools. Your first rappel is a dry one, down an easy 60-foot slope that starts gently and becomes steeper and steeper, ending with the descent of a vertical rock wall. You can do this rappel as many times as you need to before moving on to the first waterfall.

The hardest part is going over the edge, but once you’re airborne, it’s just a matter of letting the pull of gravity take over. You’ll either walk down the cliffside or sail through the air, depending on the structure of the canyon. Swim in the inviting pools beneath the waterfalls before hiking a 300-foot ascent up a challenging jungle trail. Then enjoy a well-deserved lunch overlooking the valley, with panoramic views of the ocean.

Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age and weigh no more than 250 lbs. They must be in good health and condition, with no fear of heights. Minimum waist size is 22 inches, maximum 54 inches, to fit the harnesses. Bring a swimsuit and a change of clothes.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$229* $229* 6 hours

Hana Haleakala Helicopter Tour

Discover Maui’s spectacular sights from the air. Begin at the top with Haleakala, Maui’s massive volcano. From above you’ll get a good feel for the scale of this vast crater seven and a half miles long by two and a half miles wide and 3,000 feet deep. Its terrain is so otherworldly that NASA has used it to simulate the face of the moon.

You’ll see dozens of waterfalls dropping down sheer cliffs in Manawainui Valley, the beautiful Seven Sacred Pools of Oheo, charming and isolated Hana town and the incredibly lush Hana Rainforest Preserve. View the tranquil taro fields of Keanae Valley – one of the last enclaves of native Hawaiians and the rugged coast of East Maui.

Your pilot is also a certified tour guide and will narrate your flight. With two-way communication between pilot and passengers, you are also able to ask questions.

Note: Children two years of age and above require their own seat. Those with physical disabilities are required to travel with a companion who is physically able to assist in the boarding and disembarking of both the bus and helicopter. Due to aircraft weight and balance limitations, the flight company charges an additional rate for passengers that weigh 250 lbs. or more. Approximate weight of each participant must be provided. Space is capacity controlled, please call 1.866.625.1167 for assistance.

No oxygen tanks or concentrators are allowed on the aircraft. No scuba diving 24 hours prior to flight. Participants are welcome to bring sunglasses, bottled water, and a camera outside of its case. Bags, fanny packs, hats, iPads, and notebooks are not allowed on the aircraft and may be stored in lockers at the heliport. Dark clothing is recommended for photography.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$299* $299* 2½ hours

 


HILO, HAWAII

Tour Descriptions for Hilo, Hawaii

 

Volcano & Rainbow Falls

You’ll begin just outside Hilo at Rainbow Falls, an 80-foot cascade that plunges into a circular pool, creating rainbows in the resulting mist. Hilo is considered one of the world’s orchid capitals, and Akatsuka Gardens is the perfect place to appreciate these tropical beauties that come in a stunning assortment of shapes, sizes, colors and patterns.

A one-hour drive transports you to a very different scene in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where 70 million years of volcanic history are on display. Admire the remarkable view of Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. Learn about the birth of the still growing Hawaiian Islands at the Jaggar Museum where you’ll view the Halemaumau Crater – in Hawaiian mythology said to be home to Pele, Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes.

You’ll also have the opportunity to walk through the extinct Thurston Lava Tube, a cave formed by a river of lava. A visit to the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory completes your tour. A boxed lunch will be provided.

Note: Please be advised that while at Volcanoes National Park, you won’t see molten lava, but may encounter natural sulfur gases that can affect those with respiratory problems. Thurston Lava Tube is not wheelchair accessible due to uneven pathways and steps. An additional optional shopping stop may be made.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$115* $79* 6½ hours

Volcanoes National Park

Explore Volcanoes National Park, home to Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world. Learn how volcanic events have impacted the landscape and the lives of the people that live here.

A one-hour drive transports you to Volcanoes National Park, where 70 million years of volcanic history are on display. At just over 4,000 feet, Kilauea is not the tallest volcano on the Big Island, but as the world’s most active one, it leaves a large lava footprint. Drive along the crater’s rim for views of this dramatic landscape.

Learn about the birth of the still growing Hawaiian Islands at the Jaggar Museum, where you’ll view the Halemaumau Crater – in Hawaiian mythology said to be home to Pele, Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes. You’ll also have the opportunity to walk through the extinct Thurston Lava Tube, a cave formed by a river of lava. End your day with a visit to Big Island Candies.

Note: Please be advised that while at Volcanoes National Park, you may encounter natural sulfur gases, which can affect those with respiratory problems, and you won’t see molten lava. Thurston Lava Tube is not wheelchair accessible due to uneven pathways and steps. An additional optional shopping stop may be provided.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$95* $59* 4¾ hours

The Land of Frozen Fire

Head first to the small, off-the-beaten-path town of Pahoa with its inviting boardwalk. Nearby is Lava Tree State Park, a once lush rainforest that happened to be in the path of a lava flow. The trees burned from the inside out, leaving hollow stone skeletons. Now covered with moss, they make for an eerie panorama.

Visit Ahalanui’s volcanically heated warm springs. Along the way and during brief stops, view the striking scenery that results when lava meets the sea – cliffs, lava tubes, and blowholes. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to see a blowhole spouting water high in the air.

The small fishing village of Kalapana and Kaimu the site of the original black sand beach were both destroyed by a 1990 lava flow. Take a walk on this “frozen fire” and get a look at the active volcanic vent in the distance. Chat with a survivor of the eruption and view a photo exhibit of the area you just walked through to see how it looked before buried in 1990.

Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age, able to walk short distances unaided and wear closed-toe shoes.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$119* $119* 5½ hours

Secrets of Puna

On this deluxe tour to the Kilauea volcano, you’ll see how its eruptions have changed the life and landscape of the Big Island, devouring villages and forests, and extending the island’s shoreline. Learn how the residents cope, and how dedicated they are to saving what is precious from the onslaught of molten rock.

The lush greenery of Hilo gives way to stark black rock in Kalapana, a village completely destroyed by advancing lava in 1990. Your first stop is the lovely Painted Church. Now decommissioned, it was moved by determined villagers not once but twice, to evade the oncoming flow. You’ll see how the volcano engulfed everything in its path, completely filling in Kaimu Bay, and covering what was the best swimming beach on the island. Fortunately nature has provided a replacement – walk across now hardened stone to the new black sand beach.

Continue along the scenic Puna coastline to the jagged lava cliffs of MacKenzie State Park. Your guide knows the location of a volcanically heated cove where you can take a dip or snorkel among tropical fish and the occasional giant green sea turtle. You’ll also visit Lava Tree State Park, once a rainforest that happened to be in the path of a lava flow. The trees burned from the inside out, leaving hollow stone skeletons. Now covered with moss, they make for an eerie panorama.

A Hawaiian-style barbecue lunch, which includes complimentary beer and Champagne, is included. There are opportunities to purchase local products and souvenirs along the way.

Note: Participants must be at least 4 years of age. Tour capacity is limited and the order of the itinerary may change. Molten lava will not be seen. Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and bring a swimsuit and towel. Special dietary needs can be accommodated with advance notice.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$229* $215* 6½ hours

Kilauea 2 Ways

The lush greenery of Hilo gives way to stark black rock in Kalapana, a village completely destroyed by advancing lava in 1990. You’ll see how the volcano engulfed everything in its path, completely filling in Kaimu Bay and covering what was the best swimming beach on the island. Fortunately nature has provided a replacement – walk across now hardened rock to the new, beautiful black sand beach. Travel along the scenic Puna coastline to where the jagged 40-foot lava cliffs of MacKenzie State Park meet the Pacific Ocean for an amazing view.

Explore Lava Tree State Park, a rainforest that happened to be in the path of a lava flow. The trees burned from the inside out, leaving hollow stone skeletons. Now covered with moss, they make for an eerie panorama.

Note: If you have any back problems, existing heart conditions, or are pregnant, this tour is not for you. You must wear sturdy closed-toe shoes. The order of the itinerary may change, and molten lava will not be seen.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$139* $139* 4 hours

Hilo Coast & Botanical Gardens

Picture yourself in a lush, natural paradise. At the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden you can wander amidst 2,000 species of fragrant tropical flowers, colorful fruits and plants from all over the world.

The garden features nature trails and is graced with sparkling streams, several waterfalls, and dramatic ocean vistas. The collection includes an extensive assortment of palms – nearly 200 varieties – including a grove of towering Alexandra palms that mimics the hushed atmosphere of a cathedral. The air is filled with the fragrance of tropical flowers and fruits, and is also home to many birds.

All plants are labeled for easy identification. You’ll receive a map of the garden’s trails at the Visitor Center, and then enjoy your time wandering the grounds at your own pace, taking photographs or just absorbing the natural beauty of this unique place.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$55* $45* 2½ hours

Volcano & Tastes of Hawaii

Kilauea’s eruptions have changed the life and landscape of the Big Island. But even this destruction has positive side effects. Volcanic ash nourishes the soil, and eventually benefits local agriculture. Combine your exploration of stark volcanic landscapes with tastes of the island’s famous coffee and a picnic lunch at an art gallery.

Start your morning right with locally grown and freshly roasted Hawaiian coffee at the famous Hilo Coffee Mill on your way to Volcanoes National Park. Once there, guides will take small groups on short leisurely strolls through luxuriant rainforest alive with native birds and exotic foliage. Ramble through a lava tube, walk across new lava formations, and notice the rebirth of the native rainforest as it slowly recovers from the destructive force of molten stone.

Explore hidden overlooks off the beaten path and witness the explosive power of Halemaumau Crater Make a stop at the Jaggar Museum with its real time seismographs and eruption footage. Savor a specialty picnic lunch and a complimentary glass of wine on the lush grounds of Volcano Garden Arts, a gallery showcasing Hawaiian artists. No gourmet adventure would be complete without a stop at Big Island Candies, known for their handmade macadamia nut shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate!

Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age and all children less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. You must be at least 21 years of age to consume wine. Natural sulfur gases may affect those with respiratory problems. Closed toe shoes are required. Tour itinerary may change due to weather or volcanic activity.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$189* $185* 6½ hours

Flowers & Coffee

Visit some small farms that constitute the agricultural backbone of Hawaii, and spend time browsing in shade houses where blossoms in vivid hues are raised in beds. Investigate a modern orchid nursery with a large variety of spectacular blooms and learn about the biology, history, and economics of orchids. Wander through greenhouses crammed with thousands of potted plants and take a peek at a million-gallon reservoir of rainwater.

Then savor the aroma at a coffee mill where local beans, rated among the best in the world, are roasted. Learn about the varieties and processing methods before conducting a taste test of your own.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$99* $89* 4 hours

Circle of Fire Helicopter

Join this thrilling helicopter ride for a bird’s eye view of Earth’s most geologically active environment – the Kilauea volcano. This 45-minute flight-seeing adventure allows you to view current volcanic activity that can’t be seen from the ground.

Hover over Kilauea’s most recent eruption sites, where streams of hot lava may glow red against an otherwise blackened landscape. Follow the surface activity down to the devastated village of Kalapana and the black sand beaches formed as lava was cooled by the sea. You’ll receive an informative commentary from your tour guide/pilot over an individual headset.

Note: Due to aircraft weight and balance limitations, the flight company charges an additional rate for passengers that weigh 250 lbs. or more. Space is capacity controlled, please call 1.866.625.1167 for assistance.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$289* $285* 2½ hours

Ultimate Helicopter & Waterfall Adventure

Soar over Kilauea on a thrilling helicopter ride, travel by road to a remote location for a barbeque lunch overlooking a private waterfall, and return to Hilo along a stunning scenic route through dense tropical rainforests and past plunging waterfalls. This will definitely be a day to remember.

Board a comfortable, air-conditioned aircraft, and watch as the brilliant green of the forest gives way to stark black lava rock as you approach the volcano. Keep your eyes open for surface flows and lava entering the ocean. Head north past Hilo, flying over prime rainforest dotted with waterfalls. After landing you’ll be met by your guide and head off to enjoy a Hawaiian barbeque lunch overlooking a tumbling waterfall in the middle of the jungle. On your return make a stop for a refreshing swim and a visit to Rainbow Falls, an 80-foot cascade that plunges into a circular pool, creating rainbows in the resulting mist.

Note: Due to aircraft weight and balance limitations, the flight company charges an additional rate for passengers that weigh 250 lbs. or more. Space is capacity controlled, please call 1.866.625.1167 for assistance. Tour may run in reverse. Flight time is approximately 45 minutes.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$499* $499* 6 hours

Crater Hike & Akaka Falls

This is the ideal excursion for experienced hikers. From dramatic black lava flows to lush rainforests and plunging waterfalls, experience the scenic majesty of Hawaii’s natural landscape as you explore on foot.

In Volcanoes National Park, you’ll stride through a lava tube and trek down into a volcanic crater. The four-mile round-trip hike meanders through forests of trees turned to stone, and passes gaping, steaming fissures where lava once gushed over a thousand feet skyward.

Visit the Jagger Museum, with its real time seismographs, eruption footage, displays of lava and Hawaiian geology, and an overlook on the steaming vent in the Halemaumau Crater. Stop to admire Akaka, one of Hawaii’s most impressive waterfalls, dropping 442 feet over green leafy cliffs into a deep pool below.

Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age, experienced hikers, and in good health. The crater hike crosses some rugged sections requiring visual and balance acuity. Switchbacks, stairs, and uneven surfaces will be encountered, as well as highly variable weather patterns.

Infants are not permitted, even if carried by adults. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Due to natural sulfur gases, this tour is not recommended for those with respiratory or heart problems. A light lunch, water, and ponchos are included. An alternative waterfall may be visited depending on weather conditions.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$139* $139* 8 hours

Mauna Kea

Make the journey up to the summit of the dormant Mauna Kea volcano for an exhilarating experience and breathtaking views above the clouds. Your drive starts at sea level and climbs up almost 14,000 feet in two hours. This is the world’s tallest mountain, measuring 32,000 feet from its underwater base to its summit at 13,796 feet above sea level.

Due to the dry, cloud-free atmosphere and distance from city lights, it hosts the world’s largest astronomical site. Currently there are 13 powerful telescopes here, operated by astronomers from 11 countries.

You’ll also stop at the Visitor Information Center in the Onizuka facility at 9,200 feet, so that you can adjust to the altitude. The Center was built to allow astronomers and technicians to acclimatize before beginning their work at the summit.

Note: Participants must be at least 16 years of age. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, persons suffering from respiratory disorders or heart problems. Oxygen is carried for emergencies and warm parkas are provided, as the weather at the summit may be quite cold. In rare cases where the summit is closed due to sudden storms, an alternate will be provided. A light lunch is included.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$199* $199* 6 hours

Hilo Bay Waterfall & Kayak

Don’t miss the fun! Get out on the water on this guided kayak tour and paddle your way past amazing views and tropical scenery. Your adventure begins at a black sand beach in the heart of Hilo, just a short distance from the pier. Put on your safety gear, pick up some paddling tips, and follow your guide.

Hilo is America’s wettest city, so be prepared for plenty of rainbows and a lush tropical coastline. Your excursion will take you along Hilo’s shoreline with lovely views of the Wailoa River and Wailuku River estuaries to see some waterfalls. This is where the 18-mile river reaches the ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of the Mauna Kea summit.

Note: Participants must be at least 7 years of age and weigh no more than 250 lbs. This tour is not recommended for those with back problems or heart conditions. Wear a swimsuit and bring a towel. Tour is weather dependent.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$99* $99* 2½ hours

Kilauea Volcano Biking

Experience Kilauea up-close and personal as you pedal your 21-speed mountain bike on an eight-mile ride on paved roads around the crater rim. This fully narrated adventure is truly one of a kind!

Begin with a scenic drive to the Visitor’s Center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where you will collect your bike. The route is mostly level terrain with a couple of small uphill sections. After the ride, hike through a dense rainforest that leads you directly through an amazing lava tube. Other mini hikes will be made to scenic overlooks to observe the heart of the volcano and its most active crater.

Make a stop at the Jaggar Museum with its real time seismographs and eruption footage. Snack on fresh island fruit and macadamia nuts during the tour.

Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age, a minimum of 4’6″ in height and know how to ride a bicycle. Please be advised that while at Volcanoes National Park, you may encounter natural sulfur gases, which can affect those with respiratory problems. Bike, helmet, gloves and rain jacket are provided. Closed toe shoes are required. You won’t see molten lava on this tour. Tour itinerary may change due to severe weather or volcanic activity.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$169* $169* 6 hours

Rainforest Zipline & Waterfall

Imagine yourself flying through a tropical rainforest canopy over splashing streams and waterfalls on a seven-stage zipline course with a view of the crystal blue Pacific Ocean in the distance.

You’ll be surrounded by natural beauty as you hike from one line to the next. A portion of the hike is on a suspension bridge that cuts through the jungle with several small waterfalls below. This course was created to provide a safe and fun environment for the entire family. All lines are ground-to-ground making it easier for all to participate.

After your zip line adventure, enjoy a relaxing stroll through the World Botanical Gardens and the soothing view of a cascading waterfall.

Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age, weigh between 70 and 270 lbs. and must be comfortable with heights. If you have back problems, existing heart conditions or are pregnant, this tour is not for you. Must wear closed-toe shoes, pants or long shorts, long hair tied back, with no dangling jewelry.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$239* $239* 4 hours

Zipline through Paradise

Take your need for speed to new heights on this thrilling zipline adventure. Covering nearly two miles of gorgeous tropical river gorges, this 8-line zip course is fun for the whole family.

The certified staff will guide you over one of the longest lines on the island at more than 2,400 feet. Ride the only all side-by-side dual-track zipline on Hawaii. Elevated platforms connect with exciting features like suspension bridges and suspended staircases.

You’ll zoom 160 feet over multiple waterfalls, gaze at panoramic ocean views, and be serenaded by native birdcalls in the forest until they are drowned out by the roar of rapids from the river below. The last line is the longest at more than 1/2 mile. Glide directly down the middle of the river, for an amazing adrenaline rush. A fully narrated off-road adventure gets you to and from the zipline course.

Note: Participants must weigh between 35 and 275 lbs., must be able to lift 15 lbs. and walk up stairs and over uneven terrain. Wear closed toe shoes. If you are pregnant or have had past heart, neck or back problems, this tour is not for you. There will be a charge for guests who want to be observers only, and do the walk but not the zip.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$229* $229* 4½ hours

Doors Off Over Kilauea

Take to the air over the world’s most active volcano with the DOORS-OFF in what the Travel Channel has dubbed “The Hottest Helicopter Ride on the Planet.” You’ll feel the wind in your face and be glad of your distance from the 2,200-degree molten lava just 500 feet below.

The scenery of east Hawaii is both diverse and unique, and a helicopter is the best way to get an overview – literally. Take off from Hilo International Airport in a 4-seat Hughes 500 chopper. Skim over the dense rainforest of the Hilo area and check out Mauna Loa – Hawaii’s largest mountain. Fly over one waterfall after another in Rainbow Falls State Park.

The ultimate thrill is hovering over ongoing volcanic activity in Kilauea’s massive crater. DOORS-OFF is the way that professional photographers, videographers, and scientists get the absolute best view of the volcano, and now you can too.

Note: Participants must be a minimum of 12 years of age. Due to aircraft weight and balance limitations, the flight company charges an additional rate for passengers that weigh 250 lbs. or more. Space is capacity controlled, please call 1.866.625.1167 for assistance.

This tour will be very windy and may be chilly. Guests should wear warm clothes, long pants, long-sleeve shirts and light jackets. There should not be loose articles of clothing – hats or scarves, etc. Flight time is approximately 30 minutes.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$369* $365* 2½ hours

Zippin’ Volcano

Zipline through paradise on this 8 line course covering nearly two miles, delight in tropical scenery and discover the dramatic landscape of Volcanoes National Park.

Enjoy an adrenaline rush and a feast for the eyes as you zipline through the lush tropical scenery of the Big Island. This is the longest course on the island and dual track lines mean less waiting time. Soar over waterfalls and through the forest with the ocean in the distance. This is fun for the entire family.

After your zipline adventure, enjoy a picnic deli style lunch. Next, head out to explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, this fully narrated adventure with your Park Ranger trained guide reveals the highlights of the park, from active volcanic craters and steam vents to the historic Jaggar Museum.

Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age and weigh between 35lbs to 275lbs. Guests who are pregnant, have had previous neck or back injuries – this tour is not for you. Itinerary direction may be reversed. Wear closed-toe shoes.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$319* $299* 8¾ hours

ATV Ranch Adventure

Tucked away about 13 miles from Hilo, is a privately owned 220 acre cattle ranch nestled between snowcapped mountains and a smoking volcano. Your fun and scenic ATV adventure takes place here, on this sprawling ranch.

After a safety briefing and training, start your guided ATV tour and enjoy panoramic views of the Puna Coast, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa Mountains. See Black Angus cattle, horses, and other ranch animals graze peacefully as you ride by lush green pastures. You’ll be offered refreshments after your ride.

Note: Participants must be at least 16 years of age, weigh no more than 300 lbs. and have a height of at least 4ft 6”. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes to ride the ATV. Sunscreen, light jacket, and a change of clothes suggested. Guests that are pregnant, have had previous neck or back injuries, this tour is not for you.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$199* $199* 3½ hours

 


KONA, HAWAII

Tour Descriptions for Kona, Hawaii

 

Historic Kona

Embark on a journey of discovery as you explore the historic city of Kona and the sun-drenched Gold Coast. Travel past ancient temples, fields of coffee and macadamia nuts, and breathtaking coastal scenery. The big island is world-famous for its rich blends of Kona coffee, and a stop at a Kona coffee house gives you a chance to sip the flavorful brew while browsing through the shop and exhibits.

Enjoy views of beautiful Kealakekua Bay, and make a stop at St. Benedict’s historic painted church, noted for its colorful murals depicting biblical scenes. You’ll discover old Hawaii at Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. This place of refuge has served as a political and religious sanctuary for the breakers of sacred law, or kapu, since ancient times. Here you will find a temple that once housed the bones of deceased chiefs, and wooden images of the fierce gods that protect it.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$85* $59* 3½ hours

Kona Mocha

Kona is coffee country, and at Kona Joe’s Coffee they have adapted methods used by the world’s finest wine producers to cultivate their award winning trellised coffee. Their trees have actually been trained to grow like grapevines, exposing more beans to direct sunlight. You’ll see how coffee is processed and sample the uniquely brewed end product for yourself.

Your next stop provides an opportunity to appreciate another delicious bean – cacao. At the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, learn about the processing of chocolate, made from the fruit of trees grown on the property. And yes – tastes of this heavenly treat will be available here too.

Note: Participants will need to be able to walk on grass and uneven terrain.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$95* $95* 4 hours

Kona By Land & Sea

Explore Kona by land and sea. Start out by motor coach and follow the scenic western coastline of the Big Island, stopping along the way at a local coffee house to taste the famed Kona coffee. Enjoy views of beautiful Kealakekua Bay, and make a stop at St. Benedict’s historic painted church, noted for its colorful murals depicting biblical scenes.

You’ll discover old Hawaii at Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. This place of refuge has served as a political and religious sanctuary for the breakers of sacred law, or kapu, since ancient times. Here you’ll will find a temple that once housed the bones of deceased chiefs, and wooden images of the fierce gods that protect it.

Hop aboard a powered catamaran for a cruise through Kona’s history, when Hawaiian kings ruled these tropical isles. Your guide will provide the narration as you pass by noteworthy sites including temples, battlefields and an unusual recreation site, the holua or slide. Hawaiian royalty loved sports of all kinds, the most incredible of which they called sledding – down grass covered slopes and stone ramps.

Keep your eyes open for the resident spinner dolphins that frequent these waters year-round, and the humpback whales that visit from December through April. Enjoy a deli style turkey sandwich, fresh fruit, chips and cookies.

Note: All efforts will be made to view the dolphins and whales, but sightings cannot be guaranteed. A full service cash bar is available for an additional charge.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$135* $95* 7 hours

Captain Zodiac Raft, Snorkel & Dolphin Adventure

Head out on a fast-paced adventure tour aboard a 24-foot Zodiac raft for an exciting shore-hugging ride along the Kona coast. Keep your eyes open for the spinner dolphins, pilot whales, sea turtles, and manta rays that frequent these waters year-round and the humpback whales that visit from December to April.

You destination is scenic Kealakekua Bay, the only marine sanctuary on the island of Hawaii. Here you can swim and snorkel in protected waters. On the return ride, you’ll explore sea caves, lava tubes and learn more about the geology of the island.

Note: Participants must be at least 4 years of age and weigh no more than 320 lbs. wear a swimsuit and bring a towel. This tour is not for guests who are pregnant, who have chronic back or neck problems, or who have had previous back or neck surgery.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$139* $99* 3½ hours

Big Island Snorkel

All aboard to Redhill, a fun and sun destination for the whole family. It’s a snorkeler’s paradise – with underwater visibility up to 150 feet and enchanting coral gardens that are home to hundreds of brightly colored tropical fish. Dolphins may follow along as you cruise to your beach destination.

Once there you’ll find snorkel gear and instruction for those who need it. But that’s not all – there are also flotation toys, a 20-foot water slide and a 15-foot high dive platform. Two extra wide swim platforms make it easy to get in and out of the water.

This 4 1/2 hour cruise includes 2 1/2 hours of water time. Continental breakfast, a BBQ beef burger lunch, and soft drinks are included. After snorkeling, alcoholic beverages and smoothies are available for purchase at the cash bar.

Note: To consume alcoholic beverages, guests must be at least 21 years of age. A valid ID is required by law.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$139* $99* 4½ hours

Big Island Snorkel

All aboard to Redhill, a fun and sun destination for the whole family. It’s a snorkeler’s paradise – with underwater visibility up to 150 feet and enchanting coral gardens that are home to hundreds of brightly colored tropical fish. Dolphins may follow along as you cruise to your beach destination.

Once there you’ll find snorkel gear and instruction for those who need it. But that’s not all – there are also flotation toys, a 20-foot water slide and a 15-foot high dive platform. Two extra wide swim platforms make it easy to get in and out of the water.

This 4 1/2 hour cruise includes 2 1/2 hours of water time. Continental breakfast, a BBQ beef burger lunch, and soft drinks are included. After snorkeling, alcoholic beverages and smoothies are available for purchase at the cash bar.

Note: To consume alcoholic beverages, guests must be at least 21 years of age. A valid ID is required by law.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$139* $99* 4½ hours

Catamaran Sail & Snorkel

Get ready for an action packed day as you set out aboard the Kamanu, a sailing catamaran, perhaps escorted by the playful dolphins that often follow the boat. En route you’ll receive your snorkel gear and personalized instruction, then it’s into the water to look for rainbow colored reef fish, endangered sea turtles, and elusive manta and eagle rays. The underwater topography is amazing, filled with corals, lava cliffs, caves and arches. First time snorkelers are welcome.

On the return enjoy lunch and complimentary beer or wine as light winds fill Kamanu’s sails and she glides over Kona’s brilliant blue waters.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$129* $99* 4 hours

Gold Coast & Cloud Forest

Explore the slopes of volcanic Hualalai to visit an endangered cloud forest. You’ll walk under a canopy of 30-foot tall tree ferns, bamboo and the flowering evergreen trees known as Ohia, and learn about the tropical flora, birds and the forest eco system.

It’s a scenic drive to Kaloko Honokohau National Historical Park, where you’ll hike to some ancient temples and see petroglyphs carved by the native Hawaiians who once lived here. Walk to the sandy shore where fisherman stored their stocks of fish in traps and ponds, and from where Hawaiian green sea turtles, the very rare Hawaiian monk seal, dolphins and whales may be seen.

Coffee is always top of mind when in Kona, and you’ll visit the award-winning Mountain Thunder coffee plantation for a tour of the mill, and of course, a taste of their special brew.

Note: Closed-toe shoes and long shorts/pants required.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$129* $129* 3½ hours

Magical Seahorse Discovery

Discover the enchanted underwater world of seahorses at the only seahorse farm in the United States. Pet these exotic sea animals, and delight as they curl their tail around your finger! Learn why Animal Planet has rated the seahorse as the most extreme father. These amazing animals are the only fish species where the males undergo a true pregnancy!

Watch as pairs hook their tails together to swim around. Your guide will explain the value of seahorses in the ocean environment and field of medicine. With one of the largest collections of seahorses in the world, this guided tour is educational, fun and interactive.

Note: This tour is not available on Sundays. Participants under 4 years of age are not permitted to touch the seahorses.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$95* $59* 2 hours

Beach Transfer

Anaehoomalu Bay, or “A-Bay” as the locals call it, is a natural marine preserve, and one of the most beautiful beaches on the Big Island. The sand is a salt and pepper mix of coral and volcanic rock, and the entrance to the beach is through a lava desert. This transfer begins with a scenic drive across the lava fields of the Kohala coast. Once at the beach, you can rent snorkel equipment, boogie boards and kayaks at an additional cost.

Note: We recommend you wear a swimsuit and bring a towel. Food and refreshments are available for purchase.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$49* $39* 5 hours

Secret Waterfalls of Kohala

North Kohala is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Hawaii – rushing streams, sparkling waterfalls, abundant tropical foliage and rugged sea cliffs. Immerse yourself in its deep green lushness and explore its rich natural and cultural heritage. A scenic drive to the remote north end of the island is accompanied by informative narration. You’ll then switch to a rugged 6WD Pinzgauer for the short off-road adventure to the trailhead.

An interpretive guide leads the way on the mile and a half trail. Along with an abundance of waterfalls, the route will take you across three bridges, along two idyllic streams, and past traditional Hawaiian taro terraces and irrigation flumes. Refresh yourself in a cool mountain stream with cascades tumbling overhead, or simply relax trailside. A picnic lunch is provided.

Note: Participants must be at least 4 years of age. Wear comfortable walking shoes and a swimsuit. This tour is not for guests who have chronic back or neck problems, or have had previous back or neck surgery, or would have trouble walking on uneven terrain or slippery surfaces.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$199* $199* 6 hours

Parasailing in Paradise

Enjoy a scenic boat ride while waiting your turn to rise above it all. Parasailing is safe and fun for everyone and no experience is necessary. Enjoy a scenic boat ride while waiting your turn to rise above it all. Each participant will receive a 10 minute parasail ride when flying single and 12 minutes for tandem and triple rides.

Note: Participants must be at least 6 years of age. Minimum weight to fly alone is approximately 130 lbs. Maximum weight, to fly alone, tandem or triple rider, is approximately 450 lbs. The Captain may change these restrictions at any time for safety. This activity is not recommended for people who have physical limitations that may be aggravated by parasailing or by riding on a speed boat.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$139* $139* 1 hour

Big Island Spectacular

Soar above the Big Island on this thrilling helicopter tour. Get a bird’s eye view of Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. In Hawaiian mythology it is said to be home to Pele, Goddess of Fire. Hover over the most recent eruption sites, where streams of bubbling hot lava may glow red against an otherwise blackened landscape. After witnessing the spectacle of Madame Pele’s fury, you’ll make a brief stop at Hilo Airport.

Then, take to the skies again for an exploration of Hawaii’s lush rainforest and the Hamakua coastline. Discover the deep valleys of the Kohala Mountains where cascading waterfalls splash down amidst lush rainforest.

Note: Due to aircraft weight and balance limitations, the flight company charges an additional rate for passengers that weigh 250 lbs. or more. Space is capacity controlled, please call 1.866.625.1167 for assistance. The approximate flight time is 1 3/4 hours. Tour may run in reverse order.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$549* $505* 4½ hours

Atlantis Submarine

Submerge yourself in a magnificent underwater world aboard an Atlantis Submarine. Investigate the reef through your personal viewport and come face-to-face with masses of exotic tropical fish and other marine creatures amidst colorful coral gardens.

Your adventure begins with a short boat ride along the scenic coast to the boarding dock, where you’ll transfer to the submarine to begin your undersea adventure. Atlantis operates the world’s most technologically advanced passenger submarines, with spacious air-conditioned interiors, large viewports and comfortable seating.

In crystal clear waters, you will descend 100 feet to explore 25 acres of coral gardens and their inhabitants. The reef was formed on lava that flowed into the ocean 18,000 years ago. Inhabited by hundreds of species of tropical fish, coral and other sea life, it’s a popular site to see Hawaii’s marine life.

Note: Participants must be at least 3 feet in height and must be able to safely climb, without assistance, a vertical 12-step ladder into and out of the submarine.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$139* $89* 1¼ hours

Glass-Bottom Reef Tour

Explore Hawaii’s underwater paradise without getting wet. Sail aboard the Marian, a 36-foot glass-bottom boat specially designed to cruise within inches of the reef. Throughout your adventure, an onboard naturalist will share tales of the sea and related Hawaiian legends with you.

Have your camera ready to capture multi-colored corals, exotic tropical fish, and other marine life, as well as breathtaking vistas of the island’s rugged shoreline. Step forward to the bow and you might see frolicking dolphins or the humpback whales that spend time here between December and April.

The Marian is designed for comfort, with shaded seating and clear views. The boat departs directly from the Kailua Pier, allowing you time to enjoy other excursions or a stroll through the village.

Note: All efforts will be made to view the dolphins and whales, but sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$59* $35* 1 hour

Kona Certified Scuba

Join this two-tank guided dive on the custom-built vessel, Diversity. A PADI Scuba instructor or dive master will outfit you with your gear and give you an orientation. The whole dive proceeds at your own pace and your instructor is with you throughout the entire experience. Swim through lava tubes and watch for turtles, manta rays and even dolphins. Discover the incredible array of colorful fish and abundant coral found in the Kona area.

There are 60 possible dive sites to choose from and the Captain will make the selection based on weather and sea conditions.

Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age. Dive includes tanks, weights, refreshments and snacks. Gear rental is extra, payable to the operator ($10 for BCD and $10 for regulators). Maximum depth is 60 feet for dive number one and 50 feet for dive number two. Wetsuits are available for rent.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$229* $195* 4½ hours

Deep Sea Troll Fishing

Calling all fishermen, experienced or beginners – here’s your chance to try your hand in the billfish capital of the world. The calm, year-round deep-sea fishing grounds off the Kona coast are teeming with marlin, ahi tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo and short nose spearfish, to name just a few. Anglers from all over the globe have broken world records here.

Your tour includes transportation to and from Honokohau Harbor, a fully equipped sport-fishing boat that can accommodate up to six guests, and an experienced and licensed Captain and crew. Experience is not necessary, and even if you don’t catch anything, you’re sure to reel in some wonderful memories.

Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age. This is a catch-and-release program and we can’t guarantee catching any fish.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$249* $249* 5 hours

 


NAWILIWILI, KAUAI

Tour Descriptions for Nawiliwili, Kauai

 

Luau Kalamaku:

The luau is an essential part of the Hawaiian experience, and the cultural extravaganza at the historic Kilohana Plantation is a feast for all the senses. You’ll gather around the traditional fire pit and watch the roast pig emerge, a special treat to accompany the already lavish buffet of local delicacies and desserts. While torches blaze, graceful hulas and energetic fire dances will entertain you, and the ancient sea voyages that brought the original Hawaiians to these islands from Polynesia will be brought to life in story and song.

Note: Must be at least 21 years of age and provide a valid ID to consume alcohol. Participants between the ages of 3 and 17 years of age will be charged the child rate. *Price reflected on NCL.com is inclusive of the $10 Pre-book savings.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$135* $95* 4 hours

Luau Kalamaku & Plantation Train:

Take a narrated tour through fruit orchards and exotic tropical flower gardens. Then feast your eyes on hulas and fire dances and dine on a lavish luau. Climb aboard one of the elegant, mahogany passenger cars of the authentic, narrow-gauge Kauai Plantation Railroad for a 30-minute journey. You’ll be entertained by fun loving conductors, and learn about Kilohana Plantation history and commercial farming on Kauai today, as you travel through fields of sugar cane, pineapple, banana, papaya, coffee, tropical flowers and hardwood trees.

The luau is an essential part of the Hawaiian experience, and the cultural extravaganza at the historic Kilohana Plantation is a feast for all the senses. You’ll gather around the traditional fire pit and watch the roast pig emerge, a special treat to accompany the already lavish buffet of local delicacies and desserts. While torches blaze, graceful hulas and energetic fire dances will entertain you, and the ancient sea voyages that brought the original Hawaiians to these islands from Polynesia will be brought to life in story and song.

Note: Must be at least 21 years of age and provide a valid ID to consume alcohol. Participants between the ages of 3 and 17 years of age will be charged the child rate. *Price reflected on NCL.com is inclusive of the $7 Pre-book savings.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$155* $105* 4 hours

Kilohana Manor House & Kalamaku Show:

Enjoy an extended visit to Kilohana Plantation, with a ride on a train, dinner at the manor house, and a luau show of hula, fire dances and tales told in story and song. Begin your tour of Kilohana Plantation aboard one of the elegant, mahogany passenger cars of an authentic, narrow gauge railway. You’ll be entertained by fun loving conductors, and learn about plantation history and commercial farming on Kauai today, while traveling through fields of sugar cane, pineapple, banana, papaya, coffee, tropical flowers and hardwood trees.

Step back into the golden age of sugar at Kilohana’s perfectly restored manor house, 22 North. Richly crafted from fine woods with Art Deco details, it served as a family homestead and site for elaborate social gatherings. You’ll dine here on Kauai grown meats, fish and produce, including fruits and vegetables from Kilohana’s orchard and agricultural park.

After dinner, you’ll be escorted to the Kalamaku luau show. While torches blaze, graceful hulas and energetic fire dances will entertain you, and the ancient sea voyages that brought the original Hawaiians to these islands from Polynesia will be brought to life in story and song.

Note: Beverages at 22 North are available for purchase. Premium seating is included at the Kalamaku show. Must be at least 21 years of age and provide a valid ID to consume alcohol. Participants between the ages of 3 and 17 years of age will be charged the child rate. *Price reflected on NCL.com is inclusive of the $10 Pre-book savings.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$229* $165* 4½ hours

Best of Kauai

On this introduction to the “Garden Isle,” you’ll explore two of Kauai’s most dramatic natural attractions – the 3,000-foot deep Waimea Canyon and the lush landscapes lining the Wailua River, including the famed Fern Grotto.

From a lookout point high above, you’ll have a panoramic view of Waimea Canyon and its array of rainbow colors, created by the reds and browns of exposed volcanic rock mingled with the blues and greens of lush tropical vegetation. This magnificent gorge is 10 miles long, one mile wide and 3,000 feet deep. You’ll want to bring a camera to capture the spectacular beauty of this natural work of art.

Board a riverboat for a cruise up the tranquil Wailua River as it floats past jungle landscapes on the way to Fern Grotto. This beautiful lava cavern, dripping with ferns, forms a natural amphitheater with excellent acoustics. At the grotto, keeping with island custom, a chorus will serenade you with the traditional Hawaiian Wedding Song.

Note: The pathways at the Fern Grotto may be slippery. Fern Grotto may be substituted by the Pacific Paradise Gardens if not available. Lunch is included.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$145* $105* 8 hours

Discover Kauai & Luau

Enjoy the beauty, culture and tastes of Kauai, from sacred sites, waterfalls to the heart of the island, followed by a traditional Hawaiian Luau at the historic Kilohana Plantation. Drive along the coast and visit Hikinaakala Heiau, where ancient Hawaiians worshipped. Continue up to Opaekaa Falls, one of Kaui’s major waterfalls. You’ll pass through the town of Lihue and through Koloa Town, the birthplace of the sugar industry in Hawaii and enjoy a light lunch at Poipu Beach.

A highlight of your tour is a visit to Waimea Canyon, it will greet you with a spectacular array of colors created by the reds and browns of exposed volcanic rock, make sure to have your camera to capture this stunning sight. A stop will be made at Kauai Coffee Company where you can shop for coffee and souvenirs.

Complete your day at a traditional luau and immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture. At Luau Kalamaku, gather around the fire pit and watch the roast pig emerge to accompany the lavish buffet of local delicacies. While torches blaze, graceful hulas and energetic fire dances will entertain you and the ancient sea voyages that brought the original Hawaiians to these islands from Polynesia will be brought to life in story and song.

Note: There are about 30 steps at the lookout. Must be at least 21 years of age and provide a valid ID to consume alcohol.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$165* $119* 11 hours

Journey to Waimea Canyon

Discover Waimea Canyon, the breathtaking gorge in the heart of Kauai that is one of the island’s most dramatic natural attractions. You’ll begin your scenic drive by passing through a tunnel of trees, and traveling along Kauai’s south coast, on its one main highway.

From a lookout point high above, you’ll have a panoramic view of Waimea Canyon and its array of rainbow colors, created by the reds and browns of exposed volcanic rock mingled with the blues and greens of lush tropical vegetation. This magnificent gorge is 10 miles long, one mile wide and 3,000 feet deep. You’ll want to bring a camera to capture the spectacular beauty of this natural work of art.

Note: There are about 30 steps at the lookout.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$75* $55* 5 hours

Wailua River & Fern Grotto

Board a flat-bottom motor launch for your journey up the tranquil Wailua River as it floats past lush jungle landscapes on the way to Fern Grotto. This beautiful lava cavern, dripping with ferns, forms a natural amphitheater with excellent acoustics. At the grotto, keeping with island custom, a chorus will serenade you with the traditional Hawaiian Wedding Song.

Travel by motorcoach into the valley of the Sleeping Giant, where you’ll find Opaekaa Falls, cascading down the hillside into a hidden pool.

Note: The pathways at the Fern Grotto may be slippery. Fern Grotto may be substituted by the Pacific Paradise Gardens if not available. An additional optional shopping stop may be provided.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$95* $59* 3½ hours

Kauai – The Director’s Cut

The tropical paradise of Kauai is a Hollywood star, long sought after by filmmakers. Put yourself in the picture as you visit movie locations and watch related film clips on your specially equipped motorcoach. You’ll explore romantic, exciting and adventurous locales and learn about the rich history of the island along the way. Watch scenes from major motion pictures – then actually stand in or view the exact spots where they were filmed. This is definitely an occasion for a “selfie.”

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$145* $105* 6½ hours

Tubing Adventure

Witness Kauai’s lush flora as you float down a tropical waterway made up of a series of ditches and channels, all of which were engineered and dug by hand in the 1870’s to bring water to the sugar cane fields. Enjoy a relaxing two mile ride in and out of many tunnels that open up to beautiful views. At the end of your adventure, munch on snacks beside a pristine swimming hole.

Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age, weigh no more than 300 lbs. and be at least 43 inches in height. Not recommended for guests who are claustrophobic, pregnant or those with back problems. Wear a swimsuit and bring a towel.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$189* $189* 3 hours

Kauai Canopy Zipline Adventure

Harness up and zip across lush valleys and gorges. Soar over the green jungle canopy, streams and rainforests, and view scenes of incredible natural beauty. It’s a backcountry adventure that will take you deep into and above Kauai’s interior, as you glide down a mountainside via seven exhilarating ziplines, into the lush valley below. After, enjoy a snack and relax, bask in the sun or just float in a natural swimming pool.

Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age and weigh between 100 lbs. to 250 lbs. Not recommended for guests who are prone to seizures, uncomfortable with heights, pregnant, or those with neck, back, shoulder, hip, or knee problems. Wear a swimsuit, bring a towel and hair ties to secure long hair.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$219* $205* 3½ hours

Tree Top Zipline Adventure

This thrilling canopy adventure combines ziplines with bridges and treetop observation platforms. Experience seven zipline runs up to 800 feet in length and four bridge crossings as you soar through the canopy of Kauai’s silent giants, a grove of 200-foot tall Norfolk pines. Gliding 60-85 feet above the forest floor, you’ll experience nature from a bird’s eye view.

Once you are up in the trees, you’ll stay in the trees. Fly through the forest over pine, mango, eucalyptus, and bamboo, with birdlife all around you. The mountain views are outstanding.

Note: Participants must be at least 9 years of age, weigh between 70 lbs. and 250 lbs. and be comfortable with heights. If you have an existing heart condition, back problems, or are pregnant, this tour is not for you. Must wear closed-toe shoes, pants, with long hair tied back, and no dangling jewelry.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$189* $189* 4 hours

Zip & Splash

Soar high above towering trees and by breathtaking mountains. Experience the wonder of Kauai’s tropical paradise on a series of suspension bridges and six ziplines, totaling well over a mile of air time. Four of the six lines are tandem or side-by-side which gives you the opportunity to share a shriek with a buddy. The 1,800 feet tandem, center-dismount lines are the ultimate rush. A short hike through a swaying bamboo forest will bring you to a picnic lunch area at the spectacular Blue Pool and the Water Zip. Hold on to zip across the pool and splash in the cool, clear water or just float and enjoy the view. Imagine the most unforgettable adventure in the most incredible place.

Note: Participants must be at least 7 years of age and weigh less than 275 lbs.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$219* $195* 4 hours

Discover Jungle Falls by Kayak

This river kayak adventure takes you into the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge, home to many of Hawaii’s native wetland birds and plants, and not open to the general public. Keep your eyes peeled for the endangered nene – the Hawaiian goose that is the official state bird. You’ll paddle downriver for 2 1/2 miles and take a nature walk down an exotic forest trail.

A van will drive you to the head of a lush jungle trail where you’ll begin your 1/2 mile hike to two secluded waterfalls. The largest – Jungle Falls cascades down 50 feet to a shallow pool where you can relax and enjoy the tropical setting. Finish up with a picnic lunch on a bluff overlooking the Huleia Valley.

Note: Participants must be at least 6 years of age and weigh no more than 250 lbs. Wear a swimsuit, water shoes or sport sandals and bring a towel.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$149* $149* 4½ hours

Hidden Valley Falls Kayak

Hike in the rainforest, paddle a kayak and learn how ancient Hawaiians lived in harmony with nature. This river kayak adventure takes you into the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge, home to many of Hawaii’s native wetland birds and plants, and not open to the general public. You’ll paddle a comfortable, stable, sit-on-top double kayak. Listen to the legend of the Menehune Fishpond as you float past it. This ingenious pond was built to catch fish nearly 1,000 years ago.

Take a one-mile guided walk through the rainforest and learn about the unique plant and animal life of the area, and how the ancient Hawaiians lived in harmony with nature. See film locations from Raiders of the Lost Ark. And with Indiana Jones in mind, take a leap off a rope swing for a refreshing dip in a cool mountain pool. Stop for snacks and cold drinks at a fern-shrouded waterfall and make the return trip aboard a super cool, twin-hulled, powered Hawaiian canoe.

Note: Participants must be at least 3 years of age and weigh no more than 280 lbs. Wear a swimsuit, sport sandals or water shoes, and bring a towel.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$159* $129* 3¾ hours

Mokihana Helicopter

Travel deep into Kauai’s magnificent interior on this spellbinding aerial tour. For approximately 50 minutes, you’ll fly aboard a helicopter specially designed for panoramic viewing. Marvel at the colorful cliffs of Waimea Canyon and the ruggedly scenic Na Pali coastline. Explore from above the mysterious Valley of the Lost Tribe and other secluded glens.

Enjoy breathtaking views of mist-shrouded Mount Waialeale – its summit is one of the wettest spots on earth, with rain falling between 330 and 360 days a year. And view beautiful Wailua Falls, where scenes of television’s Fantasy Island were filmed. Narration will be provided on an individual stereo headset.

Note: Due to aircraft weight and balance limitations, the flight company charges an additional rate for passengers that weigh 250 lbs. or more. Space is capacity controlled, please call 1.866.625.1167 for assistance. If confined to a wheelchair and able to transfer to a lift, please call 1.866.625.1167 to confirm arrangements.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$349* $305* 2 hours

Heaven & Earth Quest

Soar above a tropical paradise so stunning that it has gained movie star status. This exciting tour combines exploration by helicopter and by land. The island’s golden beaches and lush vegetation have appeared in many films, including Dragon Fly, South Pacific, Jurassic Park and Blue Hawaii.

A helicopter takes you on an approximately 45-minute flight that includes narration on the culture, history and myths linked to the spectacular scenery you’ll see. You’ll have a bird’s-eye view of magnificent waterfalls, majestic canyons and inaccessible beaches. Rain swells the waterfalls, and Mount Namolokama has many tumbling down all the way from its 3,400-foot summit. Fly over Waimea Canyon with its array of rainbow colors, the scenic Na Pali coast, and – weather permitting – Mount Waialeale, one of the wettest spots on earth and a sacred site in the Hawaiian culture.

You’ll make a stop at the picturesque Kilauea Lighthouse, built in 1913 and at Hanalei Bay for an unforgettable view, made famous in the movie, South Pacific. A boxed lunch is included.

Note: Due to aircraft weight and balance limitations, the flight company charges an additional rate for passengers that weigh 250 lbs. or more. Space is capacity controlled, please call 1.866.625.1167 for assistance.

This tour runs rain or shine. If the flight portion of the tour is cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions, guests will receive a partial refund and the land portion of the tour will be completed.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$429* $429* 6 hours

Mudbug – Get Down & Dirty (Maximum 4 Guests)

This ultimate off road experience gets you up close and personal with Kauai’s lush tropical paradise in a fully automatic ATV that you can drive yourself. You’ll be provided with shorts, t-shirts, goggles and a helmet to wear because you’re going to get dirty! That‘s why they’re called mudbugs.

The course takes you on back roads, through cane fields, over hills and across streams that wind through the thick vegetation. If the weather permits, you might want to swim in a natural mountain pool. Snacks are included.

Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age and weigh no more than 315 lbs. Drivers must be at least 16 years of age. If you have any back problems, existing heart conditions or are pregnant, this tour is not for you. Participants must wear closed-toe, water friendly shoes and a swimsuit. Bring a towel. Rate covers up to four passengers in one mudbug, only the driver will need to book this tour.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$699* $699* 5½ hours

Mudbug – Get Down and Dirty (Maximum 2 Guests)

This ultimate off road experience gets you up close and personal with Kauai’s lush tropical paradise in a fully automatic, two-passenger ATV that you can drive yourself. You’ll be provided with shorts, t-shirts, goggles and a helmet to wear because you’re going to get dirty! That‘s why they’re called mudbugs.

The course takes you on back roads, through cane fields, over hills and across streams that wind through the thick vegetation. If the weather permits, you might want to top for a swim in a natural mountain pool. Snacks are included.

Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age weigh no more than 315 lbs. Drivers must be at least 16 years of age. If you have any back problems, existing heart conditions or are pregnant, this tour is not for you. Participants must wear closed-toe, water friendly shoes and a swimsuit. Bring a towel. Rate covers a two-passenger mudbug. Only the driver will need to book this tour.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$459* $459* 5½ hours

Kauai Horseback Riding

The Mahaulepu area is popular with beach goers, windsurfers and local fishermen alike. It is also a habitat for rare and endangered plants and animals, and is sacred to native Hawaiians. You’ll enjoy its unspoiled landscapes as you cross a sandbar and stream, ride past secluded beaches and bays and underneath tall shady trees, and observe abundant native foliage and birds. Your guides will share ancient legends and local lore with you. There will be a basic riding and safety instruction before you head out for approximately 1 1/2 hours on horseback.

Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age and weigh no more than 225 lbs. Not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back, hip and knee problems. You must be comfortable riding a horse, although experience is not necessary. This trail ride is at a walking pace only. Closed-toe shoes are required.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$189* $189* 3½ hours

Poipu Beach Surfing Lessons

No visit to Hawaii would be complete without some fun in the surf. Learn to manage a board at Chava Greenlee’s Surfing School, where one of Kauai’s professional surfers will have you “shooting the curl” in no time. You’ll get coaching on dry land at Poipu Beach before you paddle out to ride your first wave. Instructors will be in the water with you for one hour – then you’ll practice on your own for 45 additional minutes, under shore side supervision. A souvenir photo of your accomplishment will be available for purchase.

Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age and able to swim. Wear a swimsuit and bring a towel.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$139* $129* 3¼ hours

Na Pali Explorer

Sail aboard the Na Pali Explorer to the base of imposing, emerald green sea cliffs towering as high as up to 4,000 feet above you. You’ll feel dwarfed and exhilarated by their sheer size and majesty. Sea caves and cascading waterfalls are scattered along this breathtaking stretch of remote rainforest coastline.

The Captain and crew will provide narration on the history and mythology of the area before you take the plunge and begin to snorkel crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life. You may even spot dolphins – or they may spot you and swim by to see what’s going on. Your boat is a hard-bottom inflatable. A deli-style lunch will be provided onboard.

Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age. Wear a swimsuit and bring a towel. This voyage may be bumpy, so it’s not recommended for pregnant women, those with bad backs, heart conditions, or who suffer from seasickness. Some guests may be assigned to sit on the pontoon part (inflated side of vessel). Tour is only offered from March through September.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$249* $159* 7 hours

Jewels of Hawaii – Waterfall & Tropical Gardens

McBryde and Allerton Gardens are breathtaking wonders and part of the network of gardens and preserves that make up the National Tropical Botanical Garden, you’ll have an opportunity to explore both of these jewels on this tour.

Allerton Garden is a masterpiece of landscape design. Stroll through the expertly crafted, colorful garden rooms and marvel at the collection of exotic plants, towering Jurassic trees, sculptures and water features.

Further up the Lawai Valley in the McBryde Garden – the flagship garden of National Tropical Botanical Garden and home to the largest collection of native Hawaiian plants in existence. Discover spectacular displays of vivid tropical plants and visit a beautiful waterfall surrounded by the garden’s lush tropical flora.

A deli lunch is served stream side under a covered gazebo. After the tour you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy the South Shore Visitors Center and a stop at Spouting Horn blowhole before returning to the pier.

Note: Participants must be able to walk at least one and a half miles on uneven terrain.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$169* $165* 5½ hours

Koloa Zipline Sunset Tour

Koloa Zipline Sunset Tour will take you on eight of the most beautiful, exciting and longest ziplines on Kauai. Each platform is designed with your education, adventure and amazing views of the south shore in mind. The Flyin’ Kauaian Harness gives you the freedom to fly like a bird and participate in zipline acrobatics or simply enjoy the views with the ease of the handlebars. Refuel with locally made granola, juice and water halfway through the tour and get ready for the the island’s only 1/2 mile line. This sunset tour captures the first few ziplines in the daylight and the last few in the evening. Lighted platforms and headlamps will assist you in the fun.

Note: Participants must be at least 7 years of age, weigh less than 280 lbs. This tour is not recommended for pregnant woman or anyone with pre-existing back, neck, knee or heart conditions. Wear a t-shirt that covers upper arms with mid-thigh length shorts to protect against harness discomfort.

Adults from Children from Approximate Duration Tour Features
$229* $229* 3½ hours