The Big Island is an outdoor-lovers paradise. The Pacific Ocean offers a playground for everything from fishing, diving and snorkeling to whale watching and kayaking. Or find dry land adventures with ziplines, horseback riding and bike tours.
Deep Sea Fishing
One of the premiere destinations for big game sport fishing. Kona’s deep waters are home to yellowfin ahi (tuna), striped marlin, mahimahi (dorado), ono (wahoo), spearfish and the ultimate prize, the Pacific blue marlin.
Snorkeling & Diving
Kona’s coastline provides some of the best snorkeling and diving anywhere in the world. Keauhou Bay is world-renowned for manta ray watching. Locals will tell you that the best diving spots are just off Hokuli‘a’s shoreline, including Nawawa Bay and Driftwood. They’ll also tell you to keep that a secret.
Surfing, Paddle Boarding & Kayaking
For those seeking adventure on the water, the Kona coast does not disappoint. It is home to some of the best surf breaks in Hawai‘i and to an impressive array of bays offering great kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkeling. Adventure is just outside your front door at Hokuli‘a.
Humpback whales return to Hawai‘i every year to give birth and nurture their newborn in warm waters of the Islands. From December to March, there are so many whales in these waters, it’s nearly impossible to not see a mother and calf together.
The Big Island is known for its dramatic, rocky coastlines. But there are many beautiful sandy beaches as well. Kua Bay, Hapuna Beach, Kahaluu Beach (renowned as the best snorkel spot on the west coast), Makalawena, Kekaha Kai, White Sand Beach and Green Sand Beach.