Top Experiences in Kailua Pier


Kona Walking Food Tour

Kona Foodie Small-Group Walking Tour

USD 149

The only Walking Food Tour in Kona! Experience the best restaurants in Kona, some of which were featured on the show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Kona is a foodie paradise, immerse yourself in the Kona food scene, with at least 7 stops at establishments on beautiful Ali'i Drive. Each place will be serving delicious treats that will delight your senses. The focus is on local, fresh ingredients, with an emphasis on the fresh fish that Kona is known for. Each restaurant will be serving their best and most popular items. Enjoy drink pairings with your food, featuring Hawaiian cocktails, wine and beer. This is a local experience that will give you great ideas for restaurants to visit during your time in Kona. In addition to tasting fabulous food and drinks, you will also hear stories about the restaurants you visit, and the Kona restaurant scene. Your knowledgable guides will inform and entertain you with stories about Kona's fascinating history and our famous Kings and Queens of the past.

American Ghost Walks - Hawaii

Kailua-Kona Haunted History Walking Ghost Tour

USD 59

When the high priestess Kuiapoiwa II became pregnant she had a strange craving. Unlike the mothers of today, she didn't desire pickles and ice cream, but instead hungered for the eyes of sharks. The ruling chief Alapainui of the Big Island gathered kahunas, priests of traditional Hawaiian religion, to explain what this meant.

They prophesied that the child would be as ravenous as a shark on land. Alapainui sought to destroy the baby at birth, but the chlild was ultimately rescued by family friends. The child would grow up to become King Kamehameha, the conquerer who defeated all the island chiefs and united Hawaii under his rule.

This is just one of many curious tales from Kailua-Kona, a stunningly beautiful town, still overflowing with spirits and supernatural creatures from its mystical past. Beneath the surface of black lava rock are ancient forces that manifest in the most surprising ways. Discover Hawaii's haunted heritage and hear accounts of Kona's unique paranormal activity.

C Big Island LLC

Kona Shore Excursion: Sea Turtles, Historic Kona & Coffee

USD 139


Cruise ship-friendly tour is approx 5-6 hr long. This is truly a wonderful experience showing all the highlights in and around Kailua-Kona. Explore historical cultural sights, our famous Kona coffee, scenic sights, and best of all our local wildlife!

Departure times may be adjusted to fit your ship's arrival & departure.

Body Glove Cruises

Deluxe Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Aboard a Luxury Catamaran from Kailua-Kona

USD 182.7

Step aboard this double–decker catamaran, loaded with luxury features to provide you with the most comfortable snorkeling experience on Hawaii Island. Cruise 10 miles to a marine sanctuary teeming with thousands of tropical fish. Bring your suit and towel, everything else is included: island style breakfast, lunch, sunscreen, snorkel gear, flotation toys, 20’ waterslide, bathrooms, showers and a full service cash bar. On board upgrades include wetsuit rentals.

Wasabi Tours Hawaii

Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing

USD 242.46

This 12 hour nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii’s youngest and largest island. Explore the diverse landscape and natural wonders, including a visit of the Volcanoes National Park, walk through rainforests to soaring waterfalls and stroll black-sand beaches as you scan the horizon for green sea turtles. This family-friendly tour requires easy walking and introduces people of all ages to the island, and includes lunch, snacks, refreshments, and park entrance fees.

Big Island Ghost Tours

Kailua-Kona Haunted Hawaii & Ghost Evening Walking Tour

USD 49

One of Kona's most popular nighttime activities and rated excellent on TripAdvisor! Step into the spooky past and supernatural happenings of Kona on this evening walking ghost tour. After the sun dips down, follow an expert local guide as you explore eerie tales of hauntings and real-life historical events that are sure to send chills down your spine.

​Meet up with your guide and set out on foot down the historic Ali'i Drive, beginning your excursion with a brief overview of Kona's fascinating, mystery-filled history. From there, make your way to various locations where supernatural events are believed to have occurred, from the historic location of human sacrifices to the paths where the ghostly, torch-wielding Night Marchers are believed to walk. See authentic paranormal photos captured during the tours including one of the "lady in white" as well as various different orbs.

The Kona Haunted Hele Guidebook and the all new Paranormal Passport is available to purchase on our website.

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.

Body Glove Cruises

4 Hour Super-Raft Snorkeling Experience in Kailua-Kona

USD 140.54

Body Glove Cruises newest ocean adventure awaits you!

Step aboard our luxurious 41ft Super-Raft for a fun filled morning on the water. Enjoy the thrill of a raft ride with none of the drawbacks. Our vessel is equipped with tons of seating, shade, and a bathroom! The Kona Explorers speed and agility allows for snorkeling in at least two different snorkeling sites! There's also an excellent chance of seeing marine mammals in route!

Light breakfast, picnic style lunch, island crafted soft drinks and all snorkeling gear are included.

Just bring your towel and a smile!

Body Glove Cruises

Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island

USD 118.92

This two-and-a-half hour whale watch tour with a certified naturalist departs from the Kailua-Kona pier during whale season (December to April). Hear singing males on the PA system through a hydrophone and take photos of whales up-close. Snacks and beverages are included (no-host bar also available). Whale sightings are guaranteed, or you can come again free!

Body Glove Cruises

Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

USD 182.7

Set sail on the west coast of Hawaii Island for a 3-hour cruise to Captain Cook’s Monument for dinner, as a local historian shares stories and legends of the sites you will see along the way. First cocktail is on the house! Listen in to live Hawaiian music and enjoy a magnificent sunset as you sail back to Kona. Don’t forget your camera and keep an eye out for dolphins and seasonal whales.

Current menu is
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts
Local Baby Spinach, Rincon Farms Strawberries, Big Island Feta Cheese, Candied Macadamia nuts with a Waimea Strawberry Vinaigrette (GF)
Kona Coffee Braised Short Rib (GF) with Creamy Mashed Potatoes featuring a Kona Coffee Red Eye Demi-Glace (GF) and Island Baked Coconut Dinner Rolls served with Butter (Vegetarian)
Vegetarian Option: Thai Coconut Curry with Hamakua Sweet Potatoes, Hawaiian Breadfruit, Carrots, & Bell Peppers (Vegan/GF) and Steamed Jasmine Rice (Vegan/GF) Must be requested 48 hours in advance.
Dessert: Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Topping