Top Experiences in Honaunau Bay


Wasabi Tours Hawaii

Kona Coffe, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau, Bee Farm Tour

USD 193.75

Discover the history, beauty and culture of the Big Island on this half day tour of the Kona coast. See sacred Hawaiian temples and ancient petroglyphs at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, and walk to Honokohau Beach to spot native wildlife. Admire scenic views of Kealakekua Bay, and go on a walking tour of Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, considered a sacred site. You’ll also visit a bee farm and coffee plantation for tastings at both, plus lunch. Numbers are limited to 12 to ensure you enjoy a small-group experience.

GuideAlong (GyPSy Guide)

Hawaii Big Island Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

USD 16.99

Don't miss a thing as GuideAlong's Audio Driving Tour takes you on an incredible journey across Hawaii's Big Island. Along the way you'll be guided to all of the island's famous highlights including Volcanoes National Park, the Place of Refuge and Akaka Falls, as well as the best spots for seeing turtles and more lessor known spots across the island.

Hear fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, local tips and directions play automatically along the route, all based on your location.

And enjoy the freedom to explore offline at your own pace so you can spend more time at places that interest you, and bypass any that don’t.

Stories, tips and directions play automatically based on your location
Travel at your own pace
Tours work offline using GPS, no cell service or WiFi needed
Suggested itineraries for half, full or multi day use
One-time purchase, no time limits or expiry, free updates
Like having a tour guide along for the drive

Purchase one tour per vehicle.

History with Action

Oahu, Kauai, and Maui Self-Guided Audio Tours

USD 39.99

Ready for a trip through paradise? This bundle includes tours of Hawaii’s most beautiful islands: O’ahu, Kauai, and Maui. Experience Honolulu’s rich culture, explore jungles so lush they appeared in Jurassic Park, and catch some sun on the best beaches in the world. Plus, dig into the fascinating history behind the Kingdom of Hawaii! Each island is packed with waterfalls, incredible vistas, and unforgettable hiking trails, and this bundle will make sure you get the most out of your Pacific vacation!

After booking, you can check your email before downloading the Tour Guide App by Action, enter your unique password, and access your tour. The preceding steps require good internet/wifi access. Simply follow the audio instructions and the route from there.

This is not an entrance ticket. Check opening hours before your visit.

New, extra validity — now, it’s yours for an entire year! Use multiple times over multiple trips!

Malahini Tours

Private Tour in Hilo & Kona

USD 3275

This is a private guided tour. We treat everyone with the utmost aloha and give you the best experience of Hawaii Island while keeping you safe.

Big Island Backroad Adventures

Private Kona Coffee and National Historic Parks Tour

USD 995

Join us for an unforgettable exploration that tantalizes the senses and leaves you with a greater appreciation for both cultural heritage and the renowned coffee of the region. Our immersive tour invites you to wander through the verdant coffee fields, where the story of Kona coffee unfolds from cultivation to the perfect cup. As the aroma of freshly brewed coffee lingers, we transition to Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historic Park, the City of Refuge, a sanctuary steeped in ancient Hawaiian history. Explore sacred temples, ancient dwellings, and the serene coastal landscape, where the past comes alive. From the rich aroma of freshly roasted beans to the echoes of the past, this tour promises an enriching blend of flavors and narratives, creating a memorable exploration of both Kona’s coffee heritage and the cultural significance that graces the national historic parks.

Sea Quest Hawaii

South Kona Coast Half-Day Morning Snorkeling Cruise

USD 163.72

Adventure down the Southern Kona Coast on our fleet of covered boats for everyone’s comfort. Snorkel the pristine Puʻuhonua O Honaunau (The Place of Refuge) and Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cooks Monument) on this 4.5 hour adventure. Our Captain and Crew will share the history and culturally significant sites as we journey the coastline, along with the geographically fascinating features of lava tubes and sea caves. Take advantage of our later start time and spend the day at two of the worlds magnificent bays. Lunch, sanitized snorkeling gear, flotation devices all included. An easy morning enjoying the very best of the Kona coast.

Roberts Hawaii

Cruise Ship Shore Excursion: Kona – Historic Kona

USD 70

Step off your cruise and step back in time on this tour of historic Kona. On this cruise ship excursion, we share Kailua-Kona’s history to set the stage for your trip back in time to Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park – an ancient Hawaiian village of refuge for kapu (law) breakers.

We show you a beautiful scenic view overlooking Kealakekua Bay – an underwater preserve and where a monument to Captain Cook stands. Here, he sailed in and was received as the god, Lono, yet he proved to be a mere mortal and was slain. Visit the Painted Church – the tiny church Belgian priests painted to be a grand cathedral. Experience history as rich as the brew at the Kona coffee factory we visit as well.

Polynesian Adventure Tours

Viator Exclusive: Oahu to Kona: Island Highlights & Volcanoes

USD 650

An unforgettable coast to coast journey, exploring Hawaii Island, known as the "Big Island." Visit Instagram worthy locales including Kona Joe Coffee, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge), Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea and Mauna Loa active Volcanoes), Hilo Town, Rainbow Falls and more. Sample world-famous Kona coffee, learn the legends and legacy of Hawaiian culture, walk barefoot at a black sand beach, and witness the raw power of the active Kilauea Volcano. Drive through Hilo Town and behold legendary Rainbow Falls.

An onboard local, expert will breathe life into every location and delve into captivating facts about the island and the Hawaii in the past and today.


Intimate Kona History and Culture Tour from Kona South

USD 167.6

Ancient Hawaiians used Kona, on the island of Hawaii, as the main capital city during the reign of King Kamehameha the Great. The area is rich with Hawaiian folklore and stories. From land divisions, ancient fishponds, Heiau-temples, and royal palaces, we will take you on a journey through this historic area. Pickups at all locations in Kona and south, including Kona and Keauhou.

Big Island VIP

Private Kona from Coffee to Culture Mercedes Tour

USD 1199

On this 5-hour small-group tour you will visit one of the oldest and most historic coffee farms in Kona from the comfort of an 11 passenger Mercedes van. Travel to a must-see site, the Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, plus the Painted Church, a Catholic cathedral in the Hawaiian jungle. Overlook the Captain Cook Memorial and visit Turtle Lagoon where Honu's Hawaiian green sea turtles can be observed. Includes free photography.

Shaka Guide Tour Apps

Big Island Bundle: Five Self-Drive Audio Guide Tours

USD 29.99

Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. This Big Island Tour Bundle comes with five socially-distanced audio driving tours:

• South Island Epic Coastal Journey (8-10 hour tour)
• North Island Jungle Adventure Loop (8-10 hour tour)
• Kona Big Kahuna Loop (4-6 hour tour)
• Kohala Coast and Backcountry Tour (3-5 hour tour)
• Volcanoes National Park Tour (6-8 hour tour)

The app uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn navigation to historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches and scenic hikes.

All Shaka Guide Tours...
• Never expire - take them multiple times or buy in advance
• Work 100% offline - no data or wifi necessary
• Let you take the tour when you want - download the tour and choose the day that works best for you

*Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*
*Download the Shaka Guide app to access your purchased tours.*

Dolphin Discoveries

Kona's Deluxe Snorkel - Beat the Crowds to Captain Cook and Place of Refuge

USD 139.95

Join us early and be one of the first each morning to see the underwater beauty near Cook's Monument and Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park. We leave early so that we can have you in the water before the crowds. Usually, at this time of day, the waters of the Kona coast are crystal clear and offer great visibility. View over 100 different varieties of tropical fish along with an occasional reef shark or sea turtle. These lively snorkeling spots are home to a variety of marine life.

Depending on the day, we may even enjoy a little sightseeing along the coastline where you can view sea caves and lava tubes. If you are lucky, you may spot a pod of dolphins or a whale, which can be found here year-round (humpback whale migration is seasonal!)

Shaka Guide Tour Apps

Big Island - South Island Coastal Loop Driving Tour

USD 19.99

Come with us as we explore the fascinating volcanic landscape looping around the southern coast of the Big Island!

Shaka Guide is your perfect companion with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to do & see, and a truckload of interesting stories and Hawaiian legends of this amazing island!

Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads.

Why you need it:

✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline

✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $19.99 for lifetime access

✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up

✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!)

✅ Hear cool and fun stories along the way (and some corny joke's that might make you laugh)

*Download the Shaka Guide app to access your purchased tours.*

Hawaii Island Time

Kona Cruise Ship Excursion Coffee Farm, Place of Refuge and More

USD 699

Aloha! Welcome to a private shuttle service! While you can't always rely on Uber and Lyft outside the city limits, we've got you covered for an unforgettable adventure. Here we are your super easy choice for a planned shuttle service to explore the wonders of the western side of the island. As you step off your cruise ship onto the shores of the Big Island, we will be waiting for you on the Kailua pier.

Our journey begins with scenic drive on the coastline of Kona and a visit to a local coffee farm, where you'll indulge in a tasting and have the unique opportunity to take home some authentic 100% Kona coffee, perfect for sharing with loved ones.

Next, we'll make a stop at Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau, a national historic sacred site. You'll have the chance for photo opportunities and self-guided relaxation around the temples, and ocean breezes at this revered location.

Let's explore beyond the downtown areas and uncover the hidden gems that make the Big Island truly special.

Shaka Guide Tour Apps

Big Island - Kona Big Kahuna GPS Driving Tour

USD 19.99

A fun bite-sized loop tour that begins in North Kona and takes you down south to Puuhonua and back!

Hear cool stories about King Kamehameha, Captain Cook, and the sacred rituals of ancient Hawaii.

Shaka Guide is your local guide with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to do & see, and a ton of fun stories.

Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads.

Why you need it:

✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline

✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $19.99 for lifetime access

✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up

✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!)

✅ Hear cool and fun stories along the way

*Download the Shaka Guide app to access your purchased tours.*