Humdinger Sportfishing's resident skipper, Jeff Fay, brings more than 40 years of deep-sea-fishing experience aboard his 37-foot fishing vessel. Passengers command the boat's supply of sturdy Penn International rods and reels, which can withstand the prodigious strength of tuna, blue marlin, and seahorses riding land horses. A proponent of conservationism and catch-and-release fishing, Jeff lets fishers take home their hard-fought nautical prizes but confers extra environmental brownie points on those who tag and release their catches, which helps to preserve populations and aids local research efforts.
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.
Hawaii’s lush beauty is too abundant to be experienced solely on foot, which is why Botanical World offers up-close-and-personal views of the Big Island's meticulously kept botanical gardens with services including ziplines and Segway tours. Segway riders speed past swaths of exotic plants, trees, and scenic waterfalls as they explore the garden's meandering pathways during self-guided or guide-guided tours. Elevated zipline trips, meanwhile, send guests soaring over the Hanapueo Streams falls, showing off trees’ receding hairlines as well as stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the nearby Mauna Kea volcano.
Elsewhere in the garden, guests can explore the arboretum, which houses a sampling of Hawaii's vast array of trees, whereas the paved quarter-mile Rainbow Walk contains a cactus garden, perennial plants, and a wall of orchids. Adventurous young ones can attempt to navigate the world's second-largest permanently-planted maze, covering a space as large as a football field.
Hang Loose and See Hawaii from a New Angle!!! Come enjoy Zip Isle Zip Line Adventures at World Botanical Gardens & Waterfalls on the Hamakua Coast just a few minutes from Hilo. We are open every day of the week, every week of the year for your enjoyment! Before or after you go zipping, view the Botanical Gardens & Waterfall
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Zip Isle Zip Line and Segway Adventures
Pro Tip: Make sure to get your photo package. Our guides are expert at taking photos that capture your tour
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What inspired you or the owner (if that?s not you) to start or run this business?
The beauty and wonderous nature of being surrounded by Hawaiian culture, flora, fauna and wonderful people inspires us daily to share this mystical place with our guests.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Knowing that I get to introduce the local culture to our guests and share it in a way that few ever experience in their lifetime.
What makes your business stand out?
The experience of [zip-lining] in, under and through the rain forest canopy, and gliding on Segways through real Hawaiiana tasting fruits and spices [to learn] about the wonders of the gardens and her history is an experience never to forget.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
There is a feeling that comes over our guests. One that interweaves peace and harmony with nature with the excitement and fun that comes from the adventures we offer. It is an amazing combination.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
Tears of joy from a woman that celebrated her 90th birthday by flying through the rainforest on the zip line. I am sure she will have a smile on her face on her last day from that memory.