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Big Island Itinerary

Day 1:  Depart to Big Island 

TBA Depart Courtyard Marriott North Shore Hotel to Honolulu International Airport.

Arrival TBA Board bus and transfer to King Kamehameha Hotel

http://www.konabeachhotel.com

Check in your hotel and enjoy an evening in Kona Town!

Day 2:  Big Island Volcano Tour

7:00 a.m. Breakfast.

8:00 a.m. Drive North to Kohala and Kamuela

Volcano National Park   http://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm

Jagger Museum

Thurston Lava Tube

Kilauae Iki

Kalapana Black Sand Beach

Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Dinner at Punaluu Bakery (Dinner on your own)

6:00 p.m. Return to Hotel.

Day 3:  Free Day or Manta Ray (Optional Tour)

8:00 a.m. Breakfast.

Optional Tour

3:00 p.m. Take taxi to Manta Ray diving or snorkel adventure.

9:00 p.m. Return to your hotel.

Day 4:  Dolphin Adventure Tour   

8:30 a.m. Walk to Kona Pier, (5 minutes) begin your Dolphin Snorkel Adventure aboard the 65’ ft. Double Hull power catamaran as you make your way to Red Hill snorkel site.  Along the way enjoy views of dolphins and Kona coastline.  Continental Breakfast included, along with a hearty Deli lunch.

View this site for more info.

http://www.bodyglovehawaii.com/snorkeling-cruise

1:30 p.m. Return to hotel, relax at your hotel or lounge at the pool or beach.

Dinner on your own

Optional Tour

5:00 p.m. Island Breeze Luau-This is a great option to add this fantastic Luau. 

9:00 p.m. Return to Hotel

Day 5:  Departure Day

TBA On departure day there are a variety of things to do before departing for home.

Optional Tours

Island Breeze Luau at the King Kamehameha Hotel.  Price per person $88.00

The Island Breeze Luau features a 22-dish buffet, open bar, Polynesian arts & crafts demonstrations, and the Royal Court procession.  Highlighting the evening is the spectacular Polynesian Revue.  Held at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, this luau on the Big Island of Hawaii fully absorbs its namesake into the show.  Watch as the Royal Court of King Kamehameha I as he arrives by canoe, his arrival greeted by a Couth Conch Herald and a Court Chanter.  Follow his procession into the royal grounds to experience a luau that truly deserves Hawaii’s Royal title.

Manta Ray Dive or Snorkel Tour.  Dive:  $165 per person.  Snorkel:  $115 per person

The Travel Channel calls the manta ray snorkel and dive “One of the Top-Ten things to do in your lifetime” .  Experiencing the beauty of the manta ray up close and personal is an experience you will always cherish.  The snorkel and dive adventure is at night for the best viewing of the manta rays.  Although you can view manta rays during daylight hours, they feed most actively at night when many plankton rise towards the surface providing one of the favorite foods on which mantas feed.  Using dive lights that are safe for the manta, we are able to attract these plankton which attracts the mantas.

Manta Rays do not have stingers like the Sting Rays; mantas are completely safe to be around. 

Price includes professional snorkel gear and tanks for divers.  However cost of taxi service is not included.  We will send participants in groups to save cost, $10 per person for taxi service.

Manta rays do not have stingers like the Sting Rays, mantas are completely safe to be around. 

Price includes professional snorkel gear and tanks for divers.  However cost of taxi service is not included.  We will send participants in groups to save cost, $10 per person for taxi service.