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Kona Historic Coast Sightseeing Excursion S2122

Kailua - Kona, Hawaii / USA

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    4 hours 30 min
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  • Air conditioned and licensed round trip transportation from your Kona cruise tender pier!
  • English speaking local certified Kona shore excursion guides!
  • Scenic drive along the Ali'i Drive!
  • Photo stop at Kuamo'o Bay!
  • Tour a coffee farm and sample fresh Kona coffee!
  • Photo op of Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument!
  • Visit Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Historical Park!
  • Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy unique sights of Kona and the surrounding area!

A great exclusive introduction to the famous western shores of the Kona coast and the Big Island. Small group historical sightseeing in an air-conditioned van with only a maximum of 12! More personalized service.

After tendering ashore from your cruise ship, your small group will depart in the air-conditioned van and start your Hawaiian introduction. Enjoy a trip along scenic Ali'i Drive passing underneath majestic Banyan trees and past whitewashed church steeples behind lava rock walls.

Arriving at Kuamo'o Bay, you will learn a little of Hawaii's history at this Hawaiian Historic Place. It was here in 1819 that "tradition" and a new way of life clashed and civil unrest left many casualties. Within a year, American missionaries would arrive and change the culture forever.

You will continue south to the small town of Kealakekua, made famous by the 1933 song, My Little Grass Shack of Kealakekua Bay. Here, you will stop at a local coffee farm to learn how the world famous Kona coffee is grown. During the visit, you will also have the opportunity to sample some freshly brewed Kona coffee.

A stop will be made for photos and a history briefing of the nearby Captain Cook Monument across Kealakekea Bay, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Although not the first place Cook set foot in the Hawaiian islands, it would be the last as he was killed during a failed attempt to kidnap the local island chief in 1779. A small white monument marks the approximate site of his death. His body was returned to his ship and later buried at sea.

Your last stop is at one of the most significant sites in Hawaiian tradition, the Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Historical Park. For several centuries, this area was home to Royal Grounds, the primary religious and political center for this part of the island. Now a National Park, you can see the remains of the pu'uhonua (refuge place) which was surrounded by a wall 965 feet long. It served as a sanctuary for beaten warriors and those who broke the kapu (one of the ancient laws) could receive forgiveness from the priest and allowed to go free.

After your visit to the park, your Kona Historic Coast Excursion will make a bonus stop at one of 2 locations; then will wrap up and your van will drive back to your tender pier in Kona, approximately 30 minutes away.

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Kona Historic Coast Sightseeing Excursion Reviews

This exclusive small group, half day tour is a great introduction to the Big Island of Hawaii and the famous Kona coast. A little history, some white sand, a taste of Kona coffee and a big sampling of the Hawaiian way of life will make lasting memories for you. Only a maximum of 12!


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Baltimore, MD
A perfect journey
     5/5  March 2019
I really enjoyed this excursion. Not only was it fun, I learned a lot about this culture and history.
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Johnson City, TN
An enjoyable ride
     5/5  January 2019
Me and husband took this excursion in our last cruise. We needed an excursion where we could enjoy the Hawaiian coast and also learn more facts about the culture and history on the island. Our guide was the best and we tipped him very well, excellent and professional service. I loved the coffee we tasted in Kealakekua.
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Very interesting
     5/5  May 2016
Our day in Kona was packed with lots of information on Hawaiian culture and fun facts such as that every year Kona hosts the Ironman: it was great to see parts of the route the athletes use after seeing it on television over the years! My favorite part of this excursion was the visit to a coffee farm, the taste of Kona's coffee is similar to the one I tried on Costa Rica last year. I highly recommend this excursion!
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