Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee

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WANT TO SEE HAWAIIAN SEA TURTLES! Cruise ship-friendly tour is approx 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! This tour has an optional ending, whether it is snorkeling at Kahaluu Bay also known as "Turtle Beach", Shopping and site seeing on the historical oceanfront Alii Drive, or enjoying a cold brew at our local Kona brewery. Departure times may be adjusted to fit your ship's arrival & departure.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: C Big Island LLC

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kailua Pier

Tour departs from the Kailua Kona Pier

Duration: 6 hour

Stop At: Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

We will go to the Kaloko-Honokohau Visitor center and then your guide will drive you to a shorter trail walk to get to the turtles. Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park where you can explore Hawaiian history, archaeology, and ancient fishponds. This beautiful white sand beach is also home to many of our Green Sea Turtles and local wildlife! Take a relaxing stroll, (10-minute walk) to get to the sea turtles.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Greenwell Farms

Next you'll visit the Kona Coffee Farm which will be Greenwell Farms or Royal Kona to sample the tasty roast, home of the legendary beans farmed in the rainforest. Your guide will walk you through to see the beans and learn how they are farmed and processed.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

Stop is made to purchase lunch at local vendor. Our regular stop provides an authentic Hawaiian food known as Lau lau along with other local favorites such as lomi lomi salmon and home made mac salad. This lunch stop is not guaranteed to be open on some days and we will include another option to purchase.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Painted Church

Going south towards South Kona and through Captain Cook Village, we will visit the famous nick named, "Painted Church", due to its painted 3D depictions of the bible in the interior wooden walls all done with ordinary house paint.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kona Brewing Company

Our third optional stop available to guest is the Kona Brewery & Pub. At the end of a hot sunny day enjoy a locally crafted cold brew. This Kona brewery is famous for its classic ales and lagers, including, Longboard Island Lager, Big Wave Golden Ale, Hanalei Island IPA, Fire Rock Pale Ale and many more.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ali'i Drive

Kailua-Kona was primarily a small fishing village. Now the historic seaside town hosts many historical sites, souvenir shops and markets.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kahaluu Beach

This tour has 3 optional endings. Snorkeling, Shopping or Kona Brewery. Upon driving through the lush rainforest, you'll reach Kahalu'u Beach, where you will have the option to snorkel around the nearby reef (snorkel gear is not included and can be rented at the beach). Depending on the season, there are a wide variety of colorful fish to see.

Duration: 1 hour
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