Kona Coast to Puuhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge) Tour & Shore Excursion

The Historical Kona Tour is fully compatible with the Kona cruise ship schedule. We pick you up at the dock and drop you off on time for the ship!

Join Hawaii Outdoor Guides on a tour of Historic Kailua Kona and the picturesque Kona Coast. This guided and fully narrated Tour is your 5 hour journey of the historic town of Kailua Kona and its surrounding coastal areas. Along the way, you’ll discover why the ancient Hawaiian kings settled on the western slopes of the Big Island. There are many historic sites to view along the Kona Coast. As we walk from the Kailua pier we will see the royal Hulihee palace and Hawaii’s oldest stone church called Mokuaikaua. Heading south of Kona we’ll visit a local coffee farm, join a farm tour, and sample world renown gourmet Kona coffee.  We will stop at a local lunch spot where guests have the option to purchase food. Big Island Bees will welcome us and let us sample the local honey while learning about their Hawaiian bee farm. On to enjoy views of Kealakekua bay where a famous monument for the British explorer Captain James Cook sits. The Place of Refuge or Pu’uhonua O Honaunau is a highlight for many guests visiting the island and learning about Hawaiian history. Here, guests will be able to walk on royal and sacred grounds that are part of a US National Historical Park and take pictures of Hawaiian temples, Ki’i (tiki statues) and learn about their purpose, history and present day use.

Departing from Kailua Kona.

Price: $85 plus tax
Capacity: 14 guests maximum
Highlights:

+ 5 hour (approx.) tour / shore excursion
+ Hawaiian royal grounds
+ Place of Refuge (Pu’uhonua O Honaunau) – Hawaiian temple
+ Oldest church in Hawaii - Mokuaikaua
+ Painted church
+ Snacks provided (lunch stop with option to buy lunch)
+ Big Island Bees
+ Views of Kealakekua bay and Captain Cook monument
+ Coffee farm with a coffee tour and free samples
+ Air conditioned transportation

To reserve this tour / shore excursion:
Call us at 888-886-7060 or 808-937-5472
Or send us an email to info@hawaiioutdoorguides.com

Enjoy your time in Kona while learning about the towns’ history and enjoying the ocean views!

We bring you to our favorite places, provide the transportation and snacks for a great day in Kona.

Sit back, relax and enjoy your time in and around Kona!

 

Hale o Keawe Temple Architectural Model - Native Hawaiian Architecture

 

Place of Refuge - Hale o Keawe

 

Place of Refuge - Two Ki'i images of Hawaiian gods

 

Place of Refuge - Six Ki'i statues

 

Hulihe'e Royal Hawaiian Palace in Kona

 

Hulihe'e Royal Hawaiian Palace in Kona

 

Magic Sands Beach

 

Cruise ship in Kailua Bay

 

Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument

 

Mokuaikaua Church

 

Ripening of Hawaiian Coffee Cherries

 

Hawaiian Coffee Farm

 

Lunch Option

 

Hawaiian Bee Farm with Local Honey

 

View Inside a Bee Hive

 

To reserve this tour / shore excursion:
Call us at 888-886-7060 or 808-937-5472
Or send us an email to info@hawaiioutdoorguides.com

 

Kailua Kona Cruise ship schedule

April 2019

03 PRIDE OF AMERICA

10 PRIDE OF AMERICA

17 PRIDE OF AMERICA

22 CARNIVAL LEGEND

23 EURODAM

24 PRIDE OF AMERICA

25 MS SEA PRINCESS

26 CELEBRITY ECLIPSE

30 CELEBRITY ECLIPSE

 

May 2019

01 PRIDE OF AMERICA

02 CELEBRITY SOLSTICE

04 CARNIVAL SPLENDOR

08 PRIDE OF AMERICA

09 RADIANCE OF THE SEAS

15 PRIDE OF AMERICA

22 PRIDE OF AMERICA

29 PRIDE OF AMERICA

 

June 2019

05 PRIDE OF AMERICA

12 PRIDE OF AMERICA

19 PRIDE OF AMERICA

26 PRIDE OF AMERICA

 

July 2019

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17 PRIDE OF AMERICA

24 PRIDE OF AMERICA

31 PRIDE OF AMERICA

 

August 2019

07 PRIDE OF AMERICA

14 PRIDE OF AMERICA

21 PRIDE OF AMERICA

28 PRIDE OF AMERICA

 

September 2019

04 PRIDE OF AMERICA

11 PRIDE OF AMERICA

14MS SEA PRINCESS

18 PRIDE OF AMERICA

19 RADIANCE OF THE SEAS

20 CELEBRITY SOLSTICE

25 PRIDE OF AMERICA

29 OVATION OF THE SEAS

30 CELEBRITY ECLIPSE

 

October 2019

02 PRIDE OF AMERICA

04 CARNIVAL LEGEND

05 CELEBRITY ECLIPSE

09 PRIDE OF AMERICA

16 PRIDE OF AMERICA

22 NOORDAM

23 PRIDE OF AMERICA

26 CARNIVAL MIRACLE

27 NORWEGIAN JEWEL

29 OOSTERDAM

30 PRIDE OF AMERICA

 

November 2019

02 CELEBRITY ECLIPSE

06 PRIDE OF AMERICA

07MS AMSTERDAM

13 PRIDE OF AMERICA

15 OOSTERDAM

20 PRIDE OF AMERICA

27 PRIDE OF AMERICA

 

December 2019

04 PRIDE OF AMERICA

07 CARNIVAL SPLENDOR

11 PRIDE OF AMERICA

15 CARNIVAL MIRACLE

18 PRIDE OF AMERICA

25 PRIDE OF AMERICA

30 CRYSTAL SYMPHONY

 

January 2020

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15 PRIDE OF AMERICA

18 CARNIVAL SPLENDOR

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27 PACIFIC PRINCESS

29 PRIDE OF AMERICA

29 PRIDE OF AMERICA

 

February 2020

05 PRIDE OF AMERICA

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12 PRIDE OF AMERICA

19 PRIDE OF AMERICA

26 PRIDE OF AMERICA

 

March 2020

01 CARNIVAL MIRACLE

04 PRIDE OF AMERICA

07 EURODAM

11 PRIDE OF AMERICA

18 PRIDE OF AMERICA

25 PRIDE OF AMERICA

26 MAASDAM

29 EURODAM

31 NORWEGIAN JEWEL

 

April 2020

01 PRIDE OF AMERICA

07 NORWEGIAN JEWEL

08 PRIDE OF AMERICA

13 CARNIVAL SPIRIT

15 PRIDE OF AMERICA

19 CELEBRITY ECLIPSE

21MS SEA PRINCESS

22 PRIDE OF AMERICA

23 CELEBRITY ECLIPSE

24 CARNIVAL MIRACLE

25 EURODAM

29 PRIDE OF AMERICA

 

May 2020

02 CARNIVAL SPLENDOR

05 NORWEGIAN JEWEL

06 PRIDE OF AMERICA

07 RADIANCE OF THE SEAS

10 OVATION OF THE SEAS

13 PRIDE OF AMERICA

15 CELEBRITY SOLSTICE

18 SEABOURN SOJOURN

20 PRIDE OF AMERICA

27 PRIDE OF AMERICA

 

June 2020

03 PRIDE OF AMERICA

10 PRIDE OF AMERICA

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24 PRIDE OF AMERICA

 

July 2020

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August 2020

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September 2020

02 PRIDE OF AMERICA

09 PRIDE OF AMERICA

14 SERENADE OF THE SEAS

16 PRIDE OF AMERICA

18 SERENADE OF THE SEAS

20 NORWEGIAN JEWEL

22 SUN PRINCESS

23 PRIDE OF AMERICA

24 OVATION OF THE SEAS

25 CARNIVAL MIRACLE

26 CELEBRITY SOLSTICE

27 PACIFIC PRINCESS

28 NORWEGIAN JEWEL