This fascinating tour will show you some of Kona's most popular attractions from land and sea. Your tour begins as you board your motorcoach and set off for a look at historical Kona and a view of lovely Kealakekua Bay where the legendary western discoverer of the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook, lost his life. During the tour, you will stop at the Royal Kona Coffee where you will have the opportunity to sample Hawaii's famous gourmet coffee and shop for a souvenir of your trip. You'll then arrive at Puuhonua-O-Honaunau, or "Place of Refuge". This beautifully maintained National Historical Park played a very special part in the lives of ancient Hawaiians. It was a refuge where absolution would be granted for law breakers and vanquished warriors if they were fortunate enough to keep ahead of their pursuers. Today, the park features attractive grounds and interesting displays of Hawaiian history.
From there you will visit the "Painted Church", known for its dramatic murals. Your motorcoach will return you to the cruise ship pier for your historical lunch cruise along the Kona coastline. Board your 65’ catamaran for a three hour cruise and step back in time as our Historian points out Kona’s points of interest, shares legends, and the local history. Unwind along the way to Captain Cook’s Monument in historical Kealakekua Bay for a different perspective while you enjoy a deli style lunch and complementary non-alcoholic drinks. If you prefer, a premium cash bar is also available. In between our historian’s narration and during your return cruise to the pier, enjoy live Hawaiian-style music and keep an eye out for our neighbors, the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin and Green Sea Turtle!