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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm

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Kailua-Kona, United States

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

There’s much more to the Big Island of Hawaii than volcanoes, waterfalls and luaus, and on this informative tour of the South Kona region, you’ll learn the sacred history of this shoreline and sample the local honey and famous Kona coffee. With the help of a knowledgeable guide, you’ll visit petroglyphs, look for green sea turtles and visit sacred Hawaiian temples. Even better: you'll hear the legends, mythology and lore of ancient Hawaii through today. This tour is capped at 15 people, so you’re ensured a personalized experience.
  • Small-group tour of Kona and the Kealakekua Bay region
  • Look for Hawaiian monk seals and green sea turtles at Honokohau Beach
  • Taste honey at a bee farm and sip Kona coffee on a tour of a coffee plantation
  • Includes lunch and round-trip hotel transport by minivan
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch
Honey and coffee tastings
Use of rain gear, if needed
Professional guide
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from Kona Pier for this tour. This tour is suitable for cruise ship guests.

Ports

  • Kailua Kona


Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Kona Area Pickup
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
Monday - Friday:07:30 AM - 08:00 AM
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Saturday:07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Kohala/Waikoloa Area Pick Up
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
Monday - Saturday:07:00 AM - 07:30 AM
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Saturday:07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Start  with a hotel pickup, either from your Kona or Waikoloa hotel before you travel south down the coast. You’ll first head to the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, where your guide will point out petroglyph sites that are hidden amongst the black rocks. Passing by sacred Hawaiian temples, and hearing tales of the past, you’ll stroll to the shoreline and make a stop at the white sand Honokohau Beach, where you’ll look for sea turtles surfacing for air, and maybe even spot a Hawaiian monk seal.

Traveling by comfortable minivan, you’ll next arrive in Kona, where you’ll see historic landmarks such as Mokuaikaua Church: the oldest Christian church in Hawaii and an important historical sight. Continuing south along the west facing coast, you’ll stop and look at Kealakekua Bay where Captain Cook met his end, and learn about the ancient village that was here when Captain Cook first arrived. 

Next, make a stop at Big Island Bees, a local farm that has produced organic honey since 1972. You’ll meet with the beekeeper to tour the property, and from the safety of a protected viewing area, see a thriving, open beehive where thousands of bees buzz inside. While sampling the raw, organic honey, learn how vital bees are to keeping a healthy, functioning ecosystem, and learn the tricks and tools of the trade of harvesting jars full of honey.

Even farther south, in Honaunau, enjoy a guided walking tour of Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park, and learn how this site was a city of refuge for those who broke the law. To end the day, drive up the mountain towards the 'coffee belt' to the home of Kona coffee, and explore the orchards of a coffee plantation in the refreshing mountain mists. While here, learn everything there is to know about harvesting Kona coffee, from the growing, harvesting, processing and roasting the beans into famous, world-class coffee. The tour finishes with lunch on the farm — and, of course, some Kona coffee — before you’re transported back to your Kona hotel in the middle of the afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
abundant sea life attracted settlements for centuries. Learn about the amazing handmade fishponds and seawalls along the beach, and walk along a trail to sacred temples and petroglyphs. You might even spot a sea turtle or monk seal on the salt and pepper sands.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Greenwell Farms
Walk through the orchards and learn about the harvesting and milling process, and sample a warm cup of Kona-grown java before head back for the day.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Big Island Bees
Ride along the rugged volcanic coastline to Big Island Bees, which has been producing organic honey since 1972. After a presentation from a beekeeper, get a close-up look at a hive and sample some of their sweet island nectar.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Kealakekua Bay
Hear about Captain James Cook’s arrival at Kealakekua Bay and enjoy a fresh picnic lunch at the lookout
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Set out for a narrated walking tour at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park to learn how Hawaiians who had broken an ancient kapu (law) could flee to this seaside location to be absolved by a priest.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wear closed toes shoes and summer attires
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wasabi Tours Hawaii

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm.

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Excellent details
Sue_O
, Feb 2020
Dreu was an outstanding guide. He provided an enormous amount of interesting detail about the geology and history of this island.
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Nice Tour
Jay S
, Jun 2019
Everything was great, Tour guide was nice and this was like a something new to us, me and my family enjoy,
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Kona Tour Review
, Jul 2018
I booked the Kona Tour on June 13th, 2018 for my family of four. On the morning of the tour day, I got a bad cold (headache, sore throat, and fever), so I had to stay in the hotel room while the rest of my family went on the tour. My husband communicated the situation with the tour guide, and he was told to talk to the owner about a partial refund. When we called and emailed the owner, we were told to submit a doctor’s note. We explained to her that we could only access emergency care while on vacation in Hawaii, and a cold was not a severe enough reason to visit the ER. She never returned our email.
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Our tour experience was spectacular...
John W
, Jun 2017
Our tour experience was spectacular, especially because of our tour guide Kai. He provided so much extra information about the Big Island and historical events that it made the tour come alive. We enjoyed the places we visited, but the tour commentary is what made the trip complete. It was also really great that we almost had a personal tour because there were only four of us in the van. By the way, did I happen to mention that Kai was great!
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Kind of mixed on this one, some...
David J
, Mar 2017
Kind of mixed on this one, some stops were good some were just ok. Kaloka-Honokohau park and Puuhonua o Honaunau were educational and interesting. The bee farm was more there for tourists than an actual bee farm. The part we saw was little more than a gift shop and a few hives setup for demonstration. Presumably there was a much larger real operation somewhere else. The coffee farm was a good mix of actual groves and production. The tour was run by one of the employees there and good. Our tour guide was excellent at presenting content both on the van and with us at each stop. This wasn't great, but just ok. It's a bit pricy for what you see.
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Very good tour - a lot depends on...
John D
, Jan 2017
Very good tour - a lot depends on the weather- since part of the tour gets close to Hilo where it almost always rains everyday.
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Our guide for the day, Kala, was...
Susan P
, Aug 2016
Our guide for the day, Kala, was very informative. The tour is long, with lots of stops. Wear good walking shoes! We did the tour on the next to last day of our visit and we were worn out due to the length. Maybe best to do this tour early in your trip.
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Nick was our guide/driver who was...
Charles F
, Jan 2016
Nick was our guide/driver who was very personable and knowledgeable. Enjoyed the National Park - Royal Grounds most of all - lot of history and Nick was certainly able to explain it. Saw turtles sunning on the beach as well. Thanks Nick for a great day and the lunch!
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Guide was very knowledgeable, nice...
Mary Beth M
, Nov 2015
Guide was very knowledgeable, nice, caring, polite. Enjoyed it a lot.
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Trip was excellent--docent was very...
Glenn W J
, Nov 2015
Trip was excellent--docent was very knowledgeable about all we saw. Went out of his way to provide for wants/wishes of those on trip.
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