Sea AdventuresSee all 101 Things To Do on the Big Island!

Walk on Water

Standing upright on a board and navigating the surf with a lightweight paddle is wildly popular on the islands. It’s called STAND-UP PADDLE SURFING, or SUP, and it has been revived on the islands in the past few years, quickly spreading to the mainland and beyond. Originating in Waikiki about 60 years ago, “BEACH BOY… Continue »

Snorkel, Dive at Pawai Bay

PAWAI BAY is an exquisite spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. A PROTECTED MARINE SANCTUARY, the bay is populated by more than 600 species of tropical fish, moray eels, manta rays, green sea turtles and the occasional dolphin. Underwater ledges, caves, shallow shelves and steep drop-offs all add up to an interesting terrain fit for… Continue »

Wade in a Tide Pool

TIDE POOLS are MINI-ECOSYSTEMS boasting everything from moray eels to coral reef life and fish. These pools tend to be shallow with calm, clear waters for casual snorkeling or toe dipping, and Hawai‘i Island has numerous great spots to splash around. KIKAUA POINT BEACH, near Kailua-Kona, is a kid-friendly option with a sand-bottom pool only… Continue »

Help Protect Hawai‘i’s Marine Animals

Hawai‘i Island’s shores are alive with wildlife. Some of these animals, like humpback whales, Hawaiian monk seals and sea turtles, are considered ENDANGERED SPECIES and are protected by federal laws. Dolphins and other whales, though not endangered, are protected by the MARINE MAMMAL PROTECTION ACT. Hawai‘i’s marine mammals are fascinating and easily observed creatures, which… Continue »