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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  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

  • Cultural Sites

  • Parks

  • Gardens

  • Waterfalls/Lakes

  • Stargazing

  • Music

  • Fees & Reservations

Tour Stops

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    Kua Bay Beach

  • huehue lava tube cave-thumbnail8

    Huehue Lava Tube

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    Kaloko-Honokohau National Park

  • Kona Downtown

    Kona Town

  • Magic Sands Beach

    Magic Sands Beach

  • Kahaluu_Bay-thumbnail12

    Kahaluu Beach

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    Birthplace of Kamehameha The Third

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    Kuamoo Battlefield and Lekeleke Graveyard

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    Big Island Bees

  • Captain Cook Monument Kealakekua Bay

    Captain Cook Monument/Kealakekua Bay

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

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    Two Step Beach

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    St. Benedict’s Painted Church

  • Restaurant_Manago Hotel

    Manago Hotel

  • Kona Coffee Living History Farm

    Kona Coffee Living Museum

  • greenwell farm

    Greenwell Farms & Museum

  • Sun Dried Specialties

    Kona Grill House

  • aloha theatre

    Aloha Theatre

  • donkeyballs

    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. 

  • $14.99: 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 Sunrise at Haleakala 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!

Do you have other questions that we didn’t list here? 

Feel free to message us through the in-app chat box, Facebook Messenger, our emailor give us a call at 1-888-250-2261. We will be glad to help and answer your questions as soon as possible!


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