Hawaiian Islands Vacation Activities

Hawaiian Islands Vacation Activities
The state of Hawaii consists of the six major islands of Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii. Travelers to any of these Hawaiian islands have numerous options for day trips and vacation activities. In particular, outdoor enthusiasts may enjoy participating in active land, water and air tours of Hawaii's major attractions.

Hawaiian Vacation Activities on Land

One of the most popular vacation activities on Hawaii's Big Island involves visiting Volcanoes National Park, where visitors can hike through a lava tube or around the caldera of Kilauea Volcano on the Crater Rim trail.

On the island of Lanai, travelers can take a 4-wheel-drive vehicle off-roading up Munro Trail to the top of Mount Lanaihele and see panoramic views of some of the other Hawaiian islands. Avid cyclists may enjoy biking from the summit of Haleakala Crater to sea level on Maui, or beginning bicyclists can join a professionally led bike tour.

Many of the Hawaiian islands, including Oahu, offer horseback riding trails and tours. Photographers can even take a guided photo safari on the island of Kauai.

Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau
2270 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 801
Honolulu, HI 96815
(800) 464-2924
gohawaii.com

Hawaiian Vacation Activities in the Water

According to the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, the Travel Channel recently named Poipu Beach on Kauai one of the world's best beaches. On Kauai, vacationers can go surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling or deep sea fishing.

Hawaii's Big Island features kayaking and boat tours along the coastal coves or submarine tours where passengers can see dolphins, turtles and a coral reef. With Hawaii's longest barrier reef, the island of Molokai often serves as a home base for travelers who wish to dive or snorkel.

Near Molokai, you may also see humpback whales between December and April. Travelers can also enjoy windsurfing off the coast of Oahu.

Discover Hawaii Tours
955 Waimanu St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
(877) 333-9588
discoverhawaiitours.com

Hawaiian Vacation Activities in the Air

Many popular Hawaiian vacation destinations, such as hidden waterfalls and secluded beaches, require travel by helicopter or small aircraft. Numerous tour companies offer air tours from most of the islands in Hawaii.

Helicopter tours on Hawaii's Big Island often fly over active lava flows. On Oahu, travelers can parasail above Waikiki Beach. Oahu also offers skydiving opportunities from approximately 13,000 feet above the island's North Shore. On Kauai, helicopter or aircraft passengers can fly over the Napali coastline and view canyons and waterfalls.

The movie "Jurassic Park" featured Manawaiopuna Falls from the island of Kauai.

Discover Hidden Hawaii Tours
955 Waimanu St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 737-3700
discoverhiddenhawaiitours.com

Article Written By Lynn Mathews

Lynn Mathews is a freelance writer with a background in journalism and marketing. She holds a bachelor's degree in English/journalism and has been writing for more than 10 years. Most recently, her writing has appeared on eHow.

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