Aloha! 8 Must-See’s And Must-Do’s In The Big Island Of Hawaii

Image source: Flickr - Steve Dunleavy

Aloha, The Big Island … is the youngest and largest of the Hawaiian Islands, and thanks to Kilauea’s constant eruption over the last 20 years, it’s still growing! The Big Island is almost twice as large as all other Hawaiian islands combined. While it is the biggest, it isn’t the most populated … there are about 186,700 residents.

These are the top 8 Must-See’s and Must-Do’s in the Big Island of Hawaii.


Image source: Flickr - Doug Finney
Image source: Flickr – Doug Finney

1. Manta Ray Night Snorkel

This Manta Ray Night Snorkel tour is done on a 40′ Coast Guard certified vessel that is fast and comfortable and is well-laid out. Manta rays are often called “the butterflies of the sea” … they are shy, harmless, and graceful. They don’t have any stinging spines on their tail. They don’t bite or chew. Their mouths are designed like a giant funnel to filter plankton. Swimming with them is completely safe for both humans and for the manta rays. They truly are gentle giants – most of the mantas found along the Kona coast have a “wingspan” of 8-13 feet!

Schedule: Daily at 5pm (time changes seasonally)

Duration: 3.5 hours

Manta Snorkel – 40ft. Speedboat:

$84.00 per Adult,

$74.65 per Child (12 & under)