Things To Do In Kailua-Kona

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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.

73-1254 Old Homestead Rd
Kailua Kona,
HI
US

A journey around the world, testing and traversing the waters of many lands, eventually brought the husband-and-wife owners of NeverDry Divers to Hawaii. Mike and Jen got their first taste of professional scuba training on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand, where they discovered their love for diving and underwater videography. Searching the globe for a new land to develop their skills, they ended up in Bocas del Toro, Panama, where they earned their PADI instructor licenses, married, and had a son. Not long after their son was born, they headed to Hawaii, where they now provide basic to advanced scuba instruction and lead underwater excursions around the beautiful coastline.

Hotel Pickup
Kihei,
HI
US

• For $19, you get one VIP ticket for a child younger than 13 (a $39 value). Children age 3 and under are admitted free. • For $37, you get one adult VIP ticket (a $75 value).

200 Nohea Kai Dr
Lahaina,
HI
US

Come get your creative on at Akimbo Studios - Maui's best out of the sun (and rain) activity! No experience necessary for our fun glass art classes held most days from 9-12. Come make a fantastic glass art piece to remind you of your time in Maui.

118 Kupuohi St
Lahaina,
HI
US

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.

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway
Hakalau,
HI
US

The traditional Hawaiian concept of 'ohana, meaning "extended family," dictates that its believers appreciate diversity and unity alike. This idea permeates every aspect of Kalani, a nonprofit retreat center dedicated to promoting Hawaiian culture and nature set on 120 acres of tropical rainforest. The center hosts a series of all-inclusive yoga retreats designed for yogis of all skill levels. Visitors can choose from the following retreats:Kalani’s instructors bring decades of yoga experience to the mat, having learned at the feet of eminent yogis around the world, authored yoga books, and hosted television shows on the subject. They share a passion for Kalani and its inclusive ethos, welcoming retreat participants of all backgrounds and levels of yoga experience. Each of the retreats varies in theme—from meditation to shamanism—but all are deeply rooted in the practice of yoga. Over the course of four or five days, participants will immerse themselves in Vinyasa flow, Hatha, and Kundalini techniques. Hawaii Yoga Escape attendees clear their minds and align chakras during up to 12 yoga and meditation sessions interspersed with a variety of daily activities such as hula class, nature tours, and volleyball. The Holiday Yoga Retreat brings practitioners together over the Winter Solstice and Christmas, with two daily yoga and mediation sessions punctuated by group adventures including trips to Volcano National Park and Kehana Black Sand Beach, where dolphins can often be seen perfecting their sun salutations.Between asana poses, yogis fuel up on thrice daily meals served at an alfresco dining patio. Resident chefs transform fresh, local produce and fish into Thai, Indian, and Italian cuisine. Kalani’s facilities include a heated saltwater Watsu pool, a sweat lodge, and a 25-meter lap pool.After the deep-pink sunset sky fades to black and fills with bright-white stars, guests retreat to their 200-square-foot lodge room. Known as "hales" in Hawaiian, the eco-friendly, two-level dwellings have no TVs, phones, or air conditioning, but ample screens filter in a mixture of crisp sea breeze and sweet jungle air.

12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Rd
Pahoa,
HI
US