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Kona Shore Excursion: Kona Historical Coast and Culture Tour with Coffee Plantation

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Family friendly
Kona Shore Excursion: Kona Historical Coast and Culture Tour with Coffee Plantation
From US$ 114.58
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Early Morning - Kona TourMost Popular
Departs Kailua-Kona pier at 8:00am. Recommended for most cruise ship passengers. Beat the heat and enjoy the early morning in Kona.
From US$ 114.58
Mid-Morning - Kona Tour
Pick-up at 10:30am at the Kailua-Kona pier. Meeting times may be rescheduled and adjusted to accommodate your ships port time.
From US$ 114.58
Explore the Kailua-Kona coastline and learn about its history on this 4.5-hour tour with a guide who introduces you to the Big Island's scenery while telling you about ancient Hawaiian culture, the arrival of Captain Cook, and the development of modern-day Hawaii. Plus, visit a coffee plantation. Tour is limited to 14 people for a small-group experience.
What to Expect
Begin your tour in Kailua-Kona with morning or mid-morning pickup from your hotel, the airport, or port. Then head down scenic Ali’i Drive along the waterfront, scattered with white-sand beaches and surf breaks.
Stop at Kahalu’u Beach Park, a popular snorkeling spot home to Hawaiian green sea turtles, and then learn about Kuamo’o Bay, a historic battle and Hawaiian burial site.
Travel up to the Kona coffee belt corridor, and stop at a coffee plantation that has been in production since 1850. Take a tour to learn about the coffee process, from farm to cup, while you sample specialty coffee roasts. Then continue south to Kealakekua Bay, and view the Captain Cook Monument and marine life conservation district where spinner dolphins gather. Explore Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, a place of refuge and sacred Hawaiian cultural site.
Finally, enjoy the scenic drive back to Kailua-Kona with optional stops at the Painted Church or a local chocolate factory. Your tour ends with return to your starting point.
Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Semi Private Tour with Jill!

I booked this excursion with a private tour company called Mauka Makai Adventures after I had to cancel a ship's tour because there was only one left and I needed two!. It was recommended through my travel agent’s site through Shore Excursions. You do have...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank handson64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fantastic tour with Josh!

We took the Kona Historical Coast tour with Josh, and couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. Our group on nine enjoyed a tour of the area, stopping at many historic and scenic sites as well as a stop for a very informative tour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Howcraft
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile
Great time with Jill!

We had a very informative and pleasant half day with Jill who provided a wealth of information on Kona’s history and nature. From a coffee plantation visit (a must when in Kona) to a walk through ancient sacred refuge grounds Jill’s expertise helped us learn...More

Thank MarinaW154
Reviewed 29 November 2018
Nice excursion

We were on Pride of America Cruise and decided to book a small private tour for our time in Kona, we were not disappointed with our choice of using Mauka Makai Adventures. Josh picked us up at the Pier with no issues all very simple....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 9 August 2018
You could not have a better experience during a half day in Kona if you wanted to learn about the area

As a regular user of reviews, I have seldom seem such a high score! After my wife and I spent five hours touring the Kona area with Josh, I understand why Mauka Makai Adventures is so appreciated! Josh was easy to find as we got...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vtcc64
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