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Kona Shore Excursion: Kona Historical Coast and Culture Tour with Coffee Plantation provided by Mauka Makai Adventures

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Kona Shore Excursion: Kona Historical Coast and Culture Tour with Coffee Plantation

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  • You'll start at
    Kailua Pier
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Kealakekua Bay
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Ali'i Drive
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Greenwell Farms
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 5
    The Painted Church
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Kailua Pier
    Kaahumanu Pl, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
    Upon disembarking the cruise ship tender, look for your guide standing under the covered tent area with a sign that reads "Mauka Makai Adventures".
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kailua Pier, Kaahumanu Pl, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Help protect our island environment and bring your own refillable water bottle!
  • Light snacks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Kailua-Kona Pier pickup and drop-off
  • Kailua-Kona Hotel pick-up and drop-off (we may arrange meeting location for hotels outside of Kona)
  • Kona Airport pick-up and drop-off (please contact us to make arrangements first)
  • Entry/Admission - Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (be prepared for sun, wind and rain)
  • Covered walking shoes are required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required and a maximum of 12 passengers per departure
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and must have proper safety seats as required by Hawaii state law through age 7 (seats will be provided only upon request at time of booking). No lap children are allowed. Please confirm if you will be bringing a safety seat for your child.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We highly recommend ACCOMMODATIONS in the Kailua-Kona area to get the most out of your tour. We provide pick-up service in the Kailua-Kona area or will arrange a meeting point as needed.
  • For CRUISE SHIP passengers, we pick-up directly at Kailua-Kona Pier and will adjust the tour time as needed to accommodate your ships time in port.
  • For a one DAY TRIP to the Big Island, please make your travel arrangements to and from the Kona International Airport. Please contact us first prior to making your flight arrangements to confirm availability.
  • Please contact us if you are traveling with a wheelchair or scooter (they must be collapsible). All passengers must be able to step up on a stool and into a 15-passenger van on their own. Some stops are not wheelchair accessible.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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bsking603 wrote a review May 2019
georgia7 contributions3 helpful votes
We toured all over Hawaii and I have to say Josh and Jill (the owners and tour guides) were the most amazing guides I have ever had. At the end of each tour we felt like we were really friends. There was never a question they could not answer and they made us feel so
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Date of experience: May 2019
handson64 wrote a review Mar 2019
Jericho, New York9 contributions2 helpful votes
I booked this excursion with a private tour company called Mauka Makai Adventures after I had to cancel a ship's tour because there was only one left and I needed two!. It was recommended through my travel agent’s site through Shore Excursions. You do have to take a tender in
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Date of experience: March 2019
Steve H. wrote a review Feb 2019
New York, USA22 contributions32 helpful votes
We took the Kona Historical Coast tour with Josh, and couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. Our group on nine enjoyed a tour of the area, stopping at many historic and scenic sites as well as a stop for a very informative tour at the Greenwell Farms Coffee Plantation.
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Date of experience: February 2019
Marina W wrote a review Feb 2019
Short Hills, New Jersey42 contributions25 helpful votes
We had a very informative and pleasant half day with Jill who provided a wealth of information on Kona’s history and nature. From a coffee plantation visit (a must when in Kona) to a walk through ancient sacred refuge grounds Jill’s expertise helped us learn a lot in a short
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Peter R wrote a review Nov 2018
Marlboro, New Jersey11 contributions17 helpful votes
We were on Pride of America Cruise and decided to book a small private tour for our time in Kona, we were not disappointed with our choice of using Mauka Makai Adventures. Josh picked us up at the Pier with no issues all very simple. we were traveling with another couple and the
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Date of experience: November 2018
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About the operator

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By: Mauka Makai Adventures
Awesome tour with Jill!!!!
This was one of our best tours. The vehicle was more than adequate - everyone was comfortable.Jill was very informa
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Holy Volcano
The tour of the volcano was excellent! Our tour guide Josh did a great job and was extremely informative. I highly
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Trip to Volcanoes National Park and other highlights around Hilo
Josh and Jill Grotkin provide wonderful tours of the island of Hawaii through their Mauka Makai Adventures. Josh w
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Rebecca W
Why Private tours are worth the extra expense
There were 4 in our group wanting to get the most out of our time available. Our tour hostess and owner was amazin
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Great walking tour
Signed up for a bus tour of various parks. Great sites, good information. Walked around inactive volcanoes, saw ste
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Excellent tour !
This tour was great. Jills commentary was heartfelt and scientific at the same time. She personalised the tour to t
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Great family experience
Josh provided a great tour of the local area, he was knowledgeable and interesting. He shared a great deal of infor
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Enjoyable Tour
Good pace and was able to walk extra to serve our desire to be active. However, at optional stops at end, tour guid
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Great tour
Josh was an excellent and personable guide. He was friendly and answered every question. I would highly recommend M
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Excellant tour!
Jill is an excellant guide. We learned all kinds of things about the big island. I highly recommend this tour wit
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Awesome trip.
This is a must use company. Josh is an unbelievably awesome guide. If you want the best this is your choice hands d
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Rainy Day Adventure
We had a good time at Volcano National Park even though it was a rainy day. Josh was very informative and he was on
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Barbara L
Great Tour!
Josh was an excellent tour guide. He took our group all around to see the lava flows and gave us some great insight
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Excellent time in Hilo and Kona
Jill and Josh took our group of 7 on 2 tours (Hilo Volcano adventure and Historic Kona). This husband and wife team
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Wonderful Day
Jill was excellent. She was very informative and responsive. The day was delightful and we loved each area. Highly
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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