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Private Kona Gold & Wildlife Refuge Tour

April 7, 2015| By

Hawn monk & GST

  • Location: Departs from Kohala and Kona
  • Duration: 8-10 Hours
  • Suggested start time: 8-9am
  • What to bring: Guests are required to use covered toe shoes. Lighter footwear may be appropriate pending on the terrain and weather. Guests are advised to bring a sweater or jacket as the weather on the Big Island varies. Guests are advised to bring extra cash or credit card to cover cost of food, souvenirs, gifts or incidentals
  • Group size: Minimum of 2, maximum of 15
  • Included with tour: Bottled water, sunscreen, bug repellent, umbrellas, ponchos and towels
  • Not included with tour: Airfare, souvenirs, gratuity and cost of food
  • Availability: 7 days a week unless booked or other-wise noted
  • Cancellation policy for online bookings:
    72 hours prior to scheduled pick-up time receives full refund. Tours not cancelled before the 72-hour timeframe will not receive a full refund unless tour operator cancels.
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Private Kona Gold & Wildlife Refuge Tour

Immerse yourself in the flora and fauna of Hawai’i, while also learning about the history and folklore of the Big Island, as you embark on a tour that explores Kona’s rich culture and background. You’ll have the chance to try local specialties like the world-famous Kona coffee, and learn about the region’s role in sheltering endangered native marine life throughout the years.

Start your adventure at the Kaloko Honokahau National Historic Park, the site of an ancient settlement that now has a partially restored fishpond and a stretch of wetland dedicated to sheltering endangered native wildlife. Pass by the Kona Brewing Company to view Mokuaikaua Church, Hawai’i’s oldest Christian Church, and Hulihee Palace, once a vacation home for ancient Hawaiian royalty.

As your expert tour guide takes you further south, you’ll have the chance to taste Kona coffee on your way towards Kealakekua Bay, where you’ll make another stop to try a variety of Big Island Bees’ signature honey.

The final part of your excursion takes you to view Captain James Cook Monument across from Kealakekua Bay. Feel the climate shift as you cross a few miles south into Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park, a famous natural bay that harbors a variety of sea life – a perfect place for snorkeling! Your guide will also inform you that here, native Hawaiians fled to receive refuge for breaking the law.

Take the time to relax and enjoy unique island flavors around the area, before heading back to your hotel as the memorable tour comes to an end.

Please contact us for more information as we can make recommendations and adjust the tour to fit your interests and requests.