Top Water Activities on the Big Island

Go above and beyond on your next Hawaiian beach day. Spend a day in the warm, Big Island water surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, SUPing, kayaking, and more. From Hilo, Kona, and Kohala coast, choose one of these top rated water activity tours.

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Kohala & Waikaloa

Hulakai - Big Island Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Adventure & Lessons in Waikoloa

Check in: Hulakai Store at Kings' Shops in Waikoloa
Price: Starting at $157

Enjoy a 90-minute SUP ocean adventure as you glide across the tropical sea and take in the views of the amazing Kohala Coast. The local stand-up paddle professionals of Hulakai will teach you the ways of the water, and if you’re lucky you may see a turtle or dolphin too.

Ocean Sports Kohala Coast Snorkel Cruise with Lunch and Open Bar

Check in: Kawaihae Harbor
Price: Starting at $159

Adventure to some of the Big Island’s most remote snorkeling locations along the Kohala Coast. This cruis comes with a snorkel lesson, snorkel gear, snacks, beer and wins, and lunch.

Hulakai Hawaiian Canoe Paddling Adventure & Whale Watching Tour from Waikoloa

Check in: Hulakai Store at Kings' Shops in Waikoloa
Price: Starting at $157

Glide down the scenic Kohala Coast in a traditional Hawaiian canoe with a local expert guide. During winter, aka whale season, whale watching tours are also available.


Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors - Kona Private Surfing Lessons

Check in: Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructor Office
Price: Starting at $180

Paddle out with Kona’s #1 surf School, Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors! Bring a friend or get one-on-one attention with a private lesson.

Ocean Safari's Keauhou Bay Sea Cave Kayak & Snorkeling Adventure Kona

Check in: Keauhou Bay
Price: Starting at $94

Explore the beautiful Kona coast by kayak. Adventure into sea caves, along sea cliffs, over underwater lava tubes, and snorkel at Keauhou Bay. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, sea turtles, and manta rays.

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Lesson at Keauhou Bay

Check in: Keauhou Bay
Price: Starting at $125

Tour the gorgeous waters of Keahou Bay on a stand-up paddleboard. This Kona adventure includes a proper lesson and is the perfect experience for first-time stand-up paddleboarders.


Hilo Scuba Diving Tours - Introductory Shore Dives for Beginners

Check in: Hilo Ocean Adventures
Price: Starting at $172

Dive deep and get your scuba diving certification in Hilo. These professionally trained SCUBA instructors will guide you through the basics and introduce you to the underwater world.

Hilo Ocean Adventures - Black Sand Beach Snorkel Tour at Sea Turtle Lagoon

Check in: Hilo Ocean Adventures Store
Price: Starting at $124

Experience the beautiful black sand beaches of the Big Island. Swim and snorkel with turtles on this Hilo adventure.

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