Kailua Excursions & Kailua Shore Excursions, Kona, Hawaii
When you think of Kona, paradise comes to mind. There is much to see and do in Kona on the big island of Hawaii from sightseeing, water activities and of course Kailua Excursions to exploring the lush island.
As part of the United States 50th state, Hawaii is actually made up of 137 islands with six major islands including the big island of Hawaii which is the furthest south. The cruise port of Kailua is located on the western coast of the big island. The town is commonly known as Kailua Kona. The Hulihee Palace was once home to Hawaiian royalty is located in the center of town. The area of Kona stretches for about 60 miles and offers guests some amazing sites. Catch some of the best on our Kona Historic Coast Excursion or Kona Ancient Hawaii and Northern Coast Sightseeing Excursion.
Visitors can find many Hawaiian landmarks along the lava-lined coast of Kona. The area is where Captain James Cook first set foot on the island and also lost his life. The Captain Cook monument commemorates his place in history. The National History Park of Puuhonua o Honaunau was once a place of refuge and has deep historical ties. The Kaloko-Honokohau National Park has many examples of early temples called heiau and petroglyphs. It is easy to see why eco-tourism and eco-shore excursions are big in the Kona area.
Situated on the wind-sheltered side of the island, there are many areas that boast great snorkeling, diving and other water sports excursions in from Kailua. Wild dolphins and green sea turtles are just some of the marine life you may spot. The waters off Kona are also popular spots for deep sea fishing. Some of the world's largest marine creatures, the humpback whale, is also a yearly visitor. Whale watching Kailua Shore Excursions are very popular.
The three things guests most commonly associate Kona with are coffee, macadamia nuts, and the Ironman Triathlon. On the cooler slopes of the mountain areas around the town of Holualoa, you can find some of the famous Kona coffee growing. You shouldn't leave without trying a sample! Macadamia nuts have also become a popular crop and export. And every year in late fall, the World Championship Ironman Triathlon is held. Although you won't be competing, you can certainly find souvenirs of the event to purchase and see some of the route of the famous endurance sporting event.
Join in one of our Kailua Shore Excursions to enjoy the beauty of Kailua Kona and take home some great memories. Here at Shore Excursioneer we offer you the best Kailua Excursions at the best prices!
Fun fact: During the winter months you can see snow in Hawaii! The peaks of the tallest sea mountain in the world, Maunakea are often covered in snow at 13,796 feet.