Recommended Tours


City of refuge

  • Location: Departs from all locations
  • Duration: 12-14 Hours
  • Suggested start time: 8-830am
  • 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 Nature & Culture Circle Island Tour

View the incredible sights of the Big Island in this full-day tour, filled with must-see attractions unique to the Big Island. Experience both sides of nature and culture, as a local guide takes you through scenery and native life of Kona, Hilo and other parts of the island. Explore what it’s like to live in one of the most beautiful places in America.

After you’re picked up at your hotel, you’ll travel around the island to get a chance to taste delicious coffee at a Kona coffee farm, swing by the historic refuge site at Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park, and catch a view of the Captain James Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay.

This island-wide circuit gives you the opportunity visit multiple towns and eateries, as well as scenery found in the Big Island’s diverse climate zone such as waterfalls, greenery and scenic views. Take in the whole island for a tour that offers an amazing experience all around.

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



  • Location: Departs from Hilo
  • Duration: 6-8 Hours
  • Suggested start time: 8-10am
  • 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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Natural Beauty & Island Gifts Tour

Blanket your senses with the beauty of the big island with an experience of the waterfalls Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls. Nearby we take a casual stroll through Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden found with an array of island fauna, coastal post card views and Onomea Falls.

10 minutes away in Hilo town, there’s an opportunity to dine at the local eatery Hawaiian Style Café. Close by, you’ll find Big Island Candies, a favorite by locals and visitors for handmade island treats.

A rise in elevation provides an opportunity to view Akatsuka Orchids, one of the largest displays of orchids in the state of Hawaii. Lastly, our travels take us to the black sands of Punaluu where endangered green sea turtles are often found.

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


  • Location: Departs from Hilo, Kohala and Kona
  • Duration: Hilo 8-10, Kohala and Kona 12-14 hours
  • Suggested start time: 8-10am
  • 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 Volcano by Day & Night Tour

Travel back in time to explore the natural forces responsible for the creation of Hawaiian Islands: the ancient volcanoes. This tour will take you through Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and up to the summit of Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

Your local guide will pick you up from your hotel on your way to visit Rainbow Falls. Prior to entering Hawaii Volcanoes National Park you will have the option to visit the black-sand beach of Punalu’u, where the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle rest.

You then embark on an expedition through the famous Thurston Lava Tube, a prehistoric tunnel where a river of lava once flowed. Your adventure will take you past steam vents and old lava flows along the Chain of Craters Road on your way to the Holei Sea Arch. Take an optional trip to see the Puu Loa petroglyphs, considered sacred to the natives of Hawai’i. Along the way, you’ll see unique native flora such as the fiery evergreen o’hia lehua flowers, which flourish in the mineral-rich soil.

Before you head back to your hotel, we will catch a glimpse of the lava glow at Halemaumau Crater.



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.



waterfalls hilo

  • Location: Departs from all locations
  • Duration: 9-10 Hours
  • Suggested start time: 8-9 am
  • 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 otherwise 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 Historic Kohala & Waterfall Tour

Visit the remarkable sights of the Big Island as a knowledgeable local tour guide shows you unique, historic sites hidden away in the island’s wilderness. These are must-visit locations that will take your breath away, such as Pu‘u Kohola a sacrificial temple assembled to gain favor of the war god Ku, a gorgeous look-out over the Waipio Valley and majestic waterfalls near the Hilo coast.

Thanks to this tour’s customizable schedule and expert guide, you’ll find your day can be adjusted according to your desires. View a statue of King Kamehameha I in Kapa‘au, famously recovered after being lost at sea. Stretch your legs to trek down to the Polulu Valley and view spectacular scenery in the cool ocean breeze. View the Big Island’s renown Parker Ranch, once the largest privately owned ranch in the United States, on your way through Waimea to the Waipio Valley Lookout. For a memorable local snack, visit Tex Bakery, home of the world-famous malasadas, before you venture inland to view the 442-foot (134-m) Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls just outside of Hilo.

Travel back to North Kona, Kohala or Hilo by way of Saddle Road, nestled between the majestic volcanoes of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. If you’re visiting during a colder month, you might catch the breathtaking sight of the mountain peaks capped in beautiful snow.


  • Location: Departs from all locations
  • Duration: 4-5 hours or 8 hours plus segments
  • Suggested start time: customized
  • 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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Customized Private Tours

Customize a private tour to get exactly what you want during your trip. You tell us what you want to see and experience, and we will use our expertise to make your perfect day happen. Whether it’s eating at local spots, lounging on the beach, combining fun activities, receiving local insights or simply needing transportation between activities, this is the best way to maximize your experience in the islands. Customized tours are charged in segments of 4-5 hours and 8 hours plus with maximum of 14 hours.


  • Location: Departs from Kohala and Kona
  • Duration: Kohala 6-7 hours

    Kona 4-5 hours

  • Suggested start time: 8-11am
  • 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 Highlights

Pristine ocean views, history and fresh flavor are what this tour is about. From central Kona, the tour takes us to coffee country where you will have an opportunity to taste Kona coffee. Our tour includes at least two coffee stops where your guide will give you choices based on your preference for coffee, such as Greenwell Farms and Royal Kona Coffee Museum.

Your tour continues on to Big Island Bees to sample the island’s delicious honey and experience a small tour of the life of local bees. Descending down the slopes to the coast, our next stop is at Kealakekua Bay where you will be able to view from a distance Captain Cook’s Monument. Our last descent takes us to the City of Refuge to learn what native life was like hundreds of years ago.

Looking to the slopes of Mauna Loa, we ascend to view St. Benedict’s Painted Church. Before heading back to your pick-up location, the tour concludes at an eatery of your choice. Often it is fresh seafood, but it can be modified to fit your preference. Your expert guide will maximize your time window, whether you are coming in on a cruise, a lay-over at the airport, a work conference, or already have other activities planned. This tour is the best way to experience what Kona has to offer in a 4-7 hour timeframe.


  • Location: Departs from Hilo
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Suggested start time: 8am-1pm
  • 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 Hilo Highlights

View Hilo’s natural beauty, from the cascading 442-foot Akaka Falls and the 80-foot Rainbow Falls. Continuing up the Wailuku River, we arrive upon Boiling Pots – named after the way the water in the pools looks to be boiling, because of the way the pools are shaped. We conclude our tour with Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, dining at Hawaiian Style Café and a stop at Big Island Candies. Your expert guide will maximize your time window, whether you are coming in on a cruise, a lay-over at the airport, a work conference, or already have other activities planned. This tour is the best way to experience what Hilo has to offer in a 4 to 7 hour timeframe.


  • Location: Departs from Kohala/Kona
  • Duration: Kohala Departures 4-5 hours
    Kona Departures 6-7 hours
  • Suggested start time: 8-11am
  • 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 Kohala & Hamakua Highlights

Experience history and nature in a short period of touring time. Start with the Hawaiian temple Pu’u Kohola, where King Kamehameha’s superhuman and tactical feats are summarized. Travel 20 miles north to find where many of stones were passed hand-to-hand to build the renowned Polulu. From this scenic point, it is a 300-foot drop to the valley floor and ocean.

On our way back, we take the Kohala Mountain Road passing through drier climates into a lush green hill landscape. More than 3,500-feet above sea level, it is possible to get clear views of Hawaii’s four tallest mountains.

Following our descent from Kohala Mountain Road, we pass through Kamuela Town which is often shrouded in mist and clouds, en route to Waipio Valley lookout. Before we head back to your hotel, we will make a stop at Tex Drive Inn for delicious malasadas. Your expert guide will maximize your time window, whether you are coming in on a cruise, a lay-over at the airport, a work conference, or already have other activities planned. This tour is the best way to experience what Kohala and Hamakua has to offer in a 4-7 hour timeframe.


Private Highlight Tours

If you’re here for a convention, have a 4-7 hour airport layover, or simply looking to get a general insight to our islands in a shorter period of time, then these tours are perfect for you. Expertly utilizing a short period of time with a knowledgeable native Hawaiian guide, we are able to take you to enjoy some local food bites, a few hours at the beach, a glimpse into Hawaiian history or a view of local animal life.


  • Location: Departs from Hilo
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Suggested start time: 8-11am
  • 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
  • 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 Volcano by Day

Step into an experience out of this world as you see Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This tour will take you to geological extremes of the summit of the volcano Kilauea where Tutu Pele (volcano goddess) resides enroute to massive crater views, lava tube walks, island fauna while descending to the 60-foot Holei Sea Arch found on the seacoast of the volcano. While in the park we will see steam vents and Jagger museum situated on the rim of Halemaumau Crater.

Your guide is a native-born Hawaiian raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, with a college degree in Hospitality specializing in Tourism and Transportation. As a local Hawaiian, his tours are full of native and cultural intellect, and a unique perspective of all things nature and spiritually significant to the home of Madam Pele. With a historical background of Western geological and Hawaiian history, your guide promises you the best of both worlds.


Inquire for more information with your unique request. The tours are customizable to your interests and needs, so call us to see how we can work out a private tour for you and your group. For example, those interested in seeing how certain native, tropical plants and fruits are propagated (mangoes, vanilla bean, coffee, dragon fruit are a few), we can provide a specialized tour just for you!