Seeking Hawaiian island adventures that are fun for the entire family? Look no further than the island of Hawaii itself – the largest in the Hawaiian chain and commonly known by its nickname, the Big Island. Widely renowned for its stunning biodiversity and incredible range of activities, the Big Island is home to both a rainy side and a dry side, meaning that whether you prefer the dried lava beds of Kona or the lush tropical foliage of Hilo, Hawaiian island adventures are guaranteed to await you at every turn!
1. Snorkel with Captain Zodiac
From snorkeling in the beautiful Kealakekua Bay to sailing past ancient lava tubes while snapping photos of spinner dolphins, Captain Zodiac’s raft and snorkel excursions are a must on your list of can’t-miss Hawaiian island adventures. Departing daily from Kona, Captain Zodiac tours range from a three-hour whale watch (offered December through April) to a five-hour midday extravaganza that comes complete with an on-board lunch. Zipping across the waves in one of Captain Zodiac’s open-air rafts puts you in closer proximity to sea life than you would be when traveling by catamaran, and the calm Kealakekua Bay snorkeling site guarantees a great experience, even if you’re a beginner.