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Shore Excursion: Historic Kona Tour from Kona

Step off your cruise and step back in time on this tour of historic Kona.

On this cruise ship excursion, we share Kailua-Kona’s history to set the stage for your trip back in time to Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park — an ancient Hawaiian village of refuge for kapu (law) breakers.

We show you a beautiful scenic view overlooking Kealakekua Bay — an underwater preserve where a monument to Captain Cook stands. Here, he sailed in and was received as the god, Lono, yet he proved to be a mere mortal and was slain. Visit the Painted Church, the tiny church Belgian priests painted to be a grand cathedral. Experience history as rich as the brew at the Kona coffee factory we visit as well.

Don’t miss your chance to discover Kona on this Hawaii cruise excursion!

*Prices shown are for current schedules only and may be subject to change.



Adult (12+): $70.00 + taxes and fees
Child: (4-11): $70.00 + taxes and fees

Available on Wednesdays for PRIDE OF AMERICA cruise ship passengers only.

  • Pick up time from the Pier: 10:00 AM
  • Approximate return time to the Pier: 1:30 PM
  • Tour Duration: 3.5 hours

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