Lewis and Clark were both hobbled during their great expedition—Clark from resentment at his second billing and Lewis from a lego slipped into his hiking boot by Clark. Enjoy noncompetitive nature excursions with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $95 for a three-hour Queens snorkeling tour for two (up to a $190 value)
- $165 for an eight-hour Volcanoes National Park and Black Sand Beach tour for two (up to a $330 value)
- $190 for a three-hour Queens snorkeling tour for four (up to a $380 value)
- $330 for an eight-hour Volcanoes National Park and Black Sand Beach tour for four (up to a $660 value)
Strap on goggles for the Queens tour in Kealakekua Bay, which covers topics ranging from the local ecosystem to Hawaiian history. Guides will teach you to identify marine life such as tropical fish and coral as you explore the reefs.
Combining snorkeling and hiking, the eight-hour Volcano National Park tour begins with a sea-turtle-watching session on the obsidian shores of Punaluu Black Sand Beach. Guides then lead you to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where they divulge facts about the area's diverse wildlife—and its ties to the island's cultural history—while pointing out ongoing volcanic activity. The tour concludes with a 4-mile hike along the Kilauea Iki Trail, which descends 400 feet through the forest to the bottom of a volcanic crater. Click here for info on what to bring on tours.
Hawaii Pack and Paddle
Explore coastal caves and rock formations. Walk past active lava flows and tubes. Paddle through schools of tropical fish against the underwater landscape of a reef. These outdoor adventures make up the daily commute for the five guides who helm Hawaii Pack and Paddle. In addition to belonging to the same family, these guides—each certified lifeguards trained in first aid and CPR—share a passion for the untamed splendor of Hawaii's outdoors. It's a passion they bestow upon others during 10 organized tours that challenge participants to kayak, snorkel, and embark on day or night hikes.
As a fully-insured kayak and snorkel-tour company, Hawaii Pack and Paddle sometimes leads forays into little-seen areas, such as the rugged Keauhou Bay or the cave where high-school senior Tiffany keeps her diary. Some tours lead adventurers through the lava flows and jungles of Volcanoes National Park, along the shore of Punaluu Black Sand Beach, or past the waterfalls and ridges of Waipi'o. Other tours focus on special topics such as spear-fishing and underwater geological exploration. Alternatively, multi-day tours may blend several outdoor activities or include overnight camping. On each excursion, guides elucidate facts about the local ecosystem and its ties to Hawaii's cultural history, and they often train participants in one of their favorite skills: marine-life identification.