Big Island



The Kona coast is lined with turquoise shores and rural towns. You’ll get an in-depth look at this picturesque side of the island on Shaka Guide’s Kona Big Kahuna Loop. From visiting some of the island’s top snorkel beaches to stopping at cultural sites that tell the story of Hawaii, this bite-sized tour packs a lot in.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Stop at a bee farm for local honey
•⁠ Learn about and visit the site of Captain Cook death
•⁠ Visit an ancient historic site with neat “tiki” statues
•⁠ Learn about the Kona Coffee legacy and try free samples

Recommended Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Kona and Waikoloa
Direction: Counterclockwise loop, ending where you began

Looking for even more adventure? Combine this tour with our South Island Epic Coastal Journey.

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Half-Day Tour (4-6 hours) 84 Narration Points


  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • Kiholo Bay and Queens Bath

  • Kua Bay Beach

  • Huehue Lava Tube

  • Kaloko Honokahau National Park

  • Kona Town

  • Magic Sands Beach

  • Kahaluu Beach

  • Birthplace of Kamehameha The Third

  • Kuamoo Battlefield and Lekeleke Graveyard

  • Big Island Bees

  • Captain Cook Monument/Kealakekua Bay

  • Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park or 'The Place Of Refuge'

  • Two Step Beach

  • St. Benedict’s Painted Church

  • Manago Hotel

  • Kona Coffee Living Museum

  • Greenwell Farms & Museum

  • Kona Grill House

  • Aloha Theatre

  • Donkey Balls Factory and Store



Tour FAQ’s

Where does the tour go?

Start the tour in Waikoloa on the western coast of the island. You’ll travel counterclockwise, ending in Kona. Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 

  • Kiholo Bay and Queen’s Bath
  • Kaloko-Honokohau Historical park
  • Birthplace of King Kamehameha III
  • Big Island Bees
  • Kealakekua Bay
  • Pu'uhonua, Place of Refuge National Park
  • Two Step Beach
  • Painted Church
  • Kona Living Museum & Greenwell Coffee Farm

For help planning your day check out our Kona Big Kahuna Loop suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go

What should I pack and budget?

  • Sneakers & hiking clothes
  • Jacket, temperatures vary drastically across the island 
  • Water
  • Bug spray
  • Towel
  • Bathing Suit & sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat
  • Snacks
  • Car Charger
  • Camera
  • Cash (see budget below)

How much you spend really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs. 

  • $9.99: Shaka Guide’s Kona Big Kahuna Loop Tour
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch
  • $15.00 per car: Pu’uhonua Honaunau National Park
  • $15.00/ adults and $5.00/children per person: Guided tour of Kona Coffee Living Museum
  • $20.00/adults and $8/children per person: Beekeeping tour at Big Island Bees

Can I join the tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour can only be done in one direction.

Other Questions? Contact Us!

Still have questions? Send us an email at or give us a call on 1-888-250-2261.

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Hunter & Dawn H. | June 2021
Our family has done 2 out of the 5 tours for the Big Island and these GPS guided tours are absolutely fantastic! The information shared throughout each tour has been easy to understand and very great to have. Only wish there was a little more Hawaiian music in between each of the recordings. This is a great app! We would’ve never seen or done half of the things on this island without this app. Thank you Shaka Guide!! Buy this app today… you won’t regret it! Aloha’oe


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