Shore Excursion: Historic Kona - Kona

23 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket
  • 4 hr

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.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

An ancient Hawaiian village of refuge. The Puuhonua protected the kapu breakers, defeated warriors, as well as civilians during the time of battle.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park

Captain Cook arrived here in 1779. Historical landmark views include the religious site Hikiau-heiau and Captain Cook’s monument across Kealakekua Bay.

Stop At: The Painted Church

Benedict’s Painted Church: Built between 1899-1902, Belgian priests painted this church to be a grand cathedral.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Royal Kona Coffee Center

The largest roaster of Kona Coffee in the world. Experience history as rich as the brew at the Kona coffee factory.

Duration: 20 minutes
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