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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.

Embark on a journey of discovery as you explore the historic city of Kailua – Kona and the sun-drenched Gold Coast. Travel past ancient temples, fields of coffee and macadamia nuts, and breathtaking coastal scenery.

The Big Island is world-famous for its rich blends of Kona coffee, and a stop at Royal Kona Coffee gives you a chance to sip the flavorful brew while browsing through the shop and exhibits.

Enjoy views of beautiful Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii Island’s top marine sanctuary and where a monument to Captain Cook stands.

You will make a stop at St. Benedict’s historic painted church (noted for its colorful murals depicting biblical scenes), and then discover old Hawaii at Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. This place of refuge has served as a political and religious sanctuary for the breakers of sacred law (or kapu) since ancient times. Here you will find a temple that once housed the bones of deceased chiefs and wooden images of the fierce gods that protect it.

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



Adult (12+): $65.00 + taxes and fees
Child: (4-11): $65.00 + 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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Historic Kona and Farm Tour

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See the ultimate sights and attractions around the Island of Hawaii on this exceptional tour.