Hawaii Big Island Activities

Written by Michael Federico
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The Big Island often gets overshadowed by Maui, Kauai, and Oahu when people are planning trips to Hawaii. Many believe that the Big Island is overpopulated and highly commercialized. In fact, some people make the mistake of placing the city of Honolulu on the Big Island. In actuality, the Big Island is not home to the bustling metropolis, and it is not overrun with chain stores and fast food restaurants.

Tours on the Big Island are some of the best in Hawaii. There are adventures to be had, and hidden gems to explore. Helicopter rides allow visitors to truly take in the beauty of the island. They also give people the chance to fly right over a volcano. There are also bike tours that cut through coffee country, or plunge riders down a hill for 14.5 miles. The Big Island also provides fantastic hiking trails for those who want to explore the island on foot.

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Taking to the water is always a good idea when visiting Hawaii. The ocean is pristine, and it is home to a number of unique creatures. Snorkeling and scuba diving trips take people to the depths of the blue waters, letting them get up close and personal with several species of sea horse, Java eels, and a variety of native fish. There are even nighttime dives that allow people to see the ocean in action while they track down the elusive manta ray.

If brushing up next to skates and rays is a bit too much adventure, there are water activities that are gentler. The Big Island is one of the few places that has an interactive dolphin attraction. Guests can meet these incredible animals face-to-face, and watch as the dolphins play, and do their very best to get attention from the crowds.

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