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Onomea Bay Tours

Onomea Bay
On a grand section of the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, the best way to see Onomea Bay is with a scenic drive — granting views of the coastline, turquoise waters, and tropical forest. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is located along the route, as is the Onomea Arch (which collapsed during an earthquake in 1956.)  With many streams and waterfalls, it is a particularly lush area of the Big Island.

Historically the bay was a small fishing village for early Hawaiians, and became one of the Big Island’s biggest landing spots for large ships. There were once taro and sugarcane fields growing in the hills above, with both products being shipped out from the bay. The “Donkey Trail” is the path (now hike) from the remains of the old sugar mill that was used to take products down to the water for wider distribution. Now the bay is a much-loved scenic spot popular with snorkelers and those driving through.

Practical Info

Onomea Bay is located just outside of Hilo on the eastern side of the Big Island of Hawaii (8.5 miles.) It can be accessed via Highway 19.
Address: Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA, USA
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6 Tours and Activities to Experience Onomea Bay

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Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure

Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure

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See three of the Big Island's most famous waterfalls in a single day on this guided tour. Travel along the Hamakua Coast to Akaka Falls, Hi’ilawe Falls, and Rainbow Falls, and swim at a private waterfall. Learn about the history and legends of the island from a guide. Lunch, snacks and hotel transport are included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Island Adventure Bundle: 5 Epic Audio Driving Tours

Big Island Adventure Bundle: 5 Epic Audio Driving Tours

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Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. This Big Island Tour Bundle comes with five socially-distanced audio driving tours: • South Island Epic Coastal Journey (8-10 hour tour) • North Island Jungle Adventure Loop (8-10 hour tour) • Kona Big Kahuna Loop (4-6 hour tour) • Kohala Coast and Backcountry Tour (3-5 hour tour) • Volcanoes National Park Tour (6-8 hour tour) The app uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn navigation to historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches and scenic hikes with stories about the places you’re visiting and music to entertain you along the way. All Shaka Guide Tours... • Never expire - take them multiple times or buy in advance • Work 100% offline - no data or wifi necessary • Let you take the tour when you want - download the tour and choose the day that works best for you *Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*
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  • 5 days
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Big Island - North Island Jungle Driving Tour

Big Island - North Island Jungle Driving Tour

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Shaka Guide's driving tour app works like a tour guide in your car! On this tour drive along beautiful green coastlines, through tropical jungle roads, and go star gazing on the tallest mountain in the world. We've done our research so you will not miss a thing! Just sit back and listen to fun stories along the way. Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii! Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads. Why you need it: ✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline ✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $9.99 for lifetime access ✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up ✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) ✅ Hear cool and fun stories along the way (and some corny joke's that might make you laugh)
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  • 2 days
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Kona Shore Excursion: Lava Tubes, Waterfalls & Parker Ranch

Kona Shore Excursion: Lava Tubes, Waterfalls & Parker Ranch

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Make the most of your time on land on this guided Kona shore excursion timed to your ship's arrival and departure. Skip the worry of getting around as you travel in a small group along the northern edge of Hawaii's Big Island. Go from hot, dry Kona to lush, tropical rainforest, and through Parker Ranch (once the biggest ranch in the United States). Visit old cowboy towns, see two volcanoes, and visit Akaka and Kahuna Falls, two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Hawaii.
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  • 7 hours
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Epic Private, Group, Custom & VIP Hawai'i Island Tours to Top Sites

Epic Private, Group, Custom & VIP Hawai'i Island Tours to Top Sites

*An absolute favorite experience for guests. Contact us with questions and for private experiences! Discover your wonderland! We will chat and discover those things that most interest you. Is it waterfalls, beaches, the volcano, shopping for memorabilia, eating at the best local hole-in-the-wall places, visiting a winery - or all of the above? This is my island. This is your tour. I will take your wish list and infuse it with in-depth cultural experiences to ensure your experience is epic. It will be a melding of the minds to ensure you're living your best life in this beautiful paradise. Arranging your time to ensure you hit all the "must-see" spots is just scratching the surface. Now, you are hanging with a local who herself has explored many parts of the world. Thus, what you get is a deeper, far more intriguing perspective. This offer is for four hours. The list of stops are suggestions for things to include on your customized list. Contact us for six & eight-hour increments.
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  • 4 hours
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Top Things To See: Waipi'o Valley, Akaka Falls, Onomea, Honoli'i Surf, Moku Ola

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Top Things To See: Waipi'o Valley, Akaka Falls, Onomea, Honoli'i Surf, Moku Ola

*A cruise ship friendly activity. Contact us with questions and for private experiences! ALOHA! We offer a playful, genuinely local experience with a native guide. As you're guided by our light-hearted, and knowledgeable native guides, you'll hear about their daily lives in Hawai'i, as well as, old Hawaiian customs. On this epic tour, you will see a: -healing island -top surf spot -former sumo wrestling locale -422 ft waterfall -statue of the King that unified the Hawaiian Islands -beach park with extremely cold water springing up into it from Mauna Kea -Hawaiian treasure from the Waipi’o Valley Lookout To top it all off, you will also enjoy a picnic lunch from an epic local place and try authentic local snacks (the snacks are free)! All this in one relaxing tropical day - a rare find! *Route may be altered based on the weather
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  • 6 hours
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What's the best way to experience Onomea Bay?