Tips for Traveling to Hawaii for the First Time

When traveling to Hawaii for the first time, more than likely you may become overwhelmed with choosing a daily activity. One of the best ways to start any vacation is by taking a tour and getting familiar the surroundings. Taking a quick glimpse of the area will help you become familiar with activities, landmarks, and exciting adventures that may be tucked away. There are a large variety of tours available, depending on your likes and interests with prices to fit every vacation budget. Here is a look at many of the tours that are offered and what’s included.

Eco Tours

Get ready, nature enthusiasts. You can go on specific tours, such as our “Volcano Eco-Adventure,” which offers an all-day tour to the most active volcanoes in the world on Hawaii’s Big Island. We have day tours from Maui, Oahu and Kauai to the Big Island to view the various volcanic areas of Hawaii. This is just one of the many features offered through our Eco tours. Others include the “Ultimate Circle Island Adventure,” “Koko Head Crater Sunrise Hike” and “All Inclusive Hidden Adventures of Hawaii.”

Historical Tours

Historical sites are as fun as they are educational for families traveling with children. Discover real life warships from World War II such as the USS Battleship Missouri and the USS Bowfin Submarine. Experience the interactive Pearl Harbor Visitor Center before boarding the USS Arizona Memorial. After taking this glimpse back in time, add something refreshing to your day, because the “Pearl Harbor/Dole Plantation/Polynesian Cultural Center Tour” offers a 3-in-1 delight! The Dole Plantation offers a giant maze along with narrated train ride tours through pineapple field. When finished, try the famous Dole Whip ice cream. They also have a gift shop with lots of unique souvenirs. If you are hungry, the next stop, the Polynesian Cultural Center is the last stop on this tour and here you will learn about culture of Pacific Islanders and enjoy a BBQ lunch.


Sea life is fun to watch and a great family activity. Did you also know that some studies have shown that watching sea life has a calming effect on individuals with high blood pressure? Unique sea life tours include “Shark Encounters,” where participants can check out some underwater danger firsthand and watch this sea predator in its natural habitat. For something a bit tamer, try the “Sea Life Park Adventures,” where we offer an opportunity to swim with the dolphins and pet sea lions. Whatever you hope to see or do on your vacation to Hawaii, one of our knowledgeable and friendly tour guides can transport you to vacation bliss.

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