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Parrots in Paradise Sanctuary
Every parrot has a story. You’ll learn all about our rainbow-colored rescues in Kona’s only parrot sanctuary. We’ll start with our mission: to give every displaced parrot a nutritious diet, large space to fly, and a safe place to interact with other parrots (and people). Next, we'll take a walk around the sanctuary, where you can get to know the range of personalities of cockatoos, lovebirds, macaws, and more species. Throughout the tour, you will have many photo opportunities, especially with our well-trained parrots. Other things to note: Wear casual clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, and bring a camera. Parrots in Paradise Sanctuary is also home to two rescue dogs, two Holstein cows and two sulcata tortoise. While we like to keep our group sizes small to enhance a personal experience, we are open to hosting larger family/friend groups with more than six individuals.
Cow Cuddle Therapy
Our pasture is located in Hl Pepekeeo, about 20 minutes from Hilo. Our Cow Cuddle Therapy starts with a basic safety tutorial, and then we enter the paddock to meet the cows. After a brief introduction we will then: -Pet cows -Hug cows -Lay Down and Cuddle Cows! -Milk the cows -Learn all about cows, their milk, and how they benefit the garden and the environment! (Note: we are a sanctuary for cows we never sell or kill any bovines. We do milk cows, but only the excess milk the calves cant drink. We call this cruelty-free dairy! In the past we have had vegan guests that loved the experience, but also have had upset vegan guests, so this is just a full disclosure!)
Essential Hawaii Beach PhotoShoot, Magical Big Island
During this hour-long photo shoot, we'll capture beautiful natural photographs featuring you and your party set upon some of the most breathtaking and scenic Hawaii views. We'll begin our photo-journey at the Famous Waikaloa Oceanfront and shoot just after sunrise or just before sunset. This will give us the most epic scenery, moderate temperatures and graceful lighting. Depending upon your experience you'll be gently guided to produce the most magnificent photos expressing your personality in the beautiful Hawaii Beach environment. You'll receive 80-100 high resolution photographs instantly or within 12 hours. Wishing you a magical experience and wonderful visual memories for your Hawaii AirBnb vacation! This photo shoot is perfect for: - solo travelers - couples - families - engagements - Fashion - Models - Instagrammers - Groups: Bachelor and Bachelorettes - Maternity - Wedding elopements And more. Other things to note You shall receive 80-100 high resolution photos instantly or within 12hrs
CHOCOLATE, VANILLA & COFFEE FARM TOUR
Aloha and Welcome as we gather around the information table at Sharkey's 100-year old farmhouse in the historic plantation village of Papaikou. Sample our freshly brewed 100% Hawaiian coffee or cacao tea, grown right here on the farm. From there we begin an easy walk through our orchards where you'll learn about Hawaiian coffee growth and production. Interwoven the coffee are rows of cacao trees. Depending on the time of year, you can usually see tiny flowers and large, multi-colored pods hanging from trunks and branches. Long, heavy vanilla vines grow up the cacao trees, nature's perfect trellis! We'll show you how each vanilla orchid is delicately hand-pollinated to produce long "hands" of vanilla beans. We'll then proceed to the "Slab" where the pods are 'cracked' before the fermentation process. Next we move into the greenhouse where flats of newly planted seedlings just beginning their journey grow alongside large screens filled with coffee and cacao beans slowly drying to perfection. Finally we'll move into our certified Chocolate Kitchen where the Magic happens! Who wants a taste? Free samples! Other things to note Refreshments (coffee/tea/water/juice) Tastings & Snacks Included Parents, please supervise young children at all times There are no stairs to navigate and the restroom is equipped with handrails Adults $75 + $3.75 tax=$78.75 Children $35 + $1.75=36.75
Big Island 'Ukulele on the Lānai
Whether you're new to 'ukulele or already know a dozen chords we'll present a 90 minute lesson tailored to your experience level. You'll learn to play 'ukulele in Hawaiian Old Style. No 'ukulele? No problem, we can provide 'ukes for up to 6 students. All those attending must pay the participant fee, so why not learn to play? *Please note, social distancing will be observed and masks will be required during the session. * What's next? Once you've completed the session you'll be ready to join any of the kanikapilas (Hawaiian jam sessions) that take place around the Big Island.

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Kealakekua Bay: Capt. Cook Snorkel Tour!
Go snorkeling at Captain Cooks Monument located at Kealakekua Bay! ( Zodiac Navy Seal Speed Boat sitting on the RIB ) For the adventurous adrenalin riders ONLY ( this boat ride / ocean can be rough, bumpy & choppy on rare occasions) this is not a slow cruise boat, please don't come us if you feel you'll have a negative experience, feel free to cancel with us after booking. Boat Capacity: We need a minimum of 6 guest for the tour to operate. It’s rare we don't meet the capacity. If your tour time slot doesn't fill up or or bad weather conditions at a certain point in the day we will move you to a different time slot or day which ever works best for you, no cancellations or refunds if you can’t make the other times slots or days. If this policy does not work please don’t book, aloha!! Captain Cook monument is the best place for snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay! Kealakekua Bay is located perfectly, it protected from the wind and remote to give you a true sense of paradise. While at Captain Cooks Monument we will talk about all the history of Kealakekua Bay after snorkeling the beautiful coral reef! PRIVATE CHARTERS ARE AVAILABLE! Please message us or book through Airbnb's "private booking" request feature. Other things to note Bring towels, swimwear, sandals, hats & sunscreen if needed
Small Kona Coffee Farm Tour/ Pour Over Lesson with Tasting
USE GOOGLE MAPS up a one way road to “The Hippie and the Rasta Coffee Farm.” We will walk along the road viewing our two acre fields to see the coffee trees including some over 100 years old. We can visit the sheep and ducks along the way. We will pick some cherries if in season and look at the bean in every step. Once we have gone over the processing procedure of how the coffee reaches your cup we will prepare coffee together using the pour over method. We will compare our coffee to a major brand. We will explore the timing of all aspects of farming and preparing coffee. The setting is outdoors open air and distanced. The format is open so questions and comments are encouraged. After the tour we will drink coffee and have a snack. You can buy coffee direct on location. The Tour will be led by family farm owners. This is a casual laid back environment experience and is located on the farm. We are flexible about young children and appreciate your flexibility with other guests. Other things to note Inclement weather, please wear shoes and clothes appropriate to farm exploration. Please use google maps to “the Hippie and the Rasta Coffee Farm” to ensure easy, accurate directions. Don’t type in address.
Sunset Ho’o Ponopono Ceremony
You will participate in a Ho'oponopono Bowl of Light sunset ceremony. Ho'oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian practice of setting things right. Ho'o = to make. Pono = good/right. We will prepare for the ceremony with an opening chant to bless the land and deepen our connection to it. Then I will teach you how to make your own sacred ki leaf lei for your wrist or ankle. I will share cultural insights and practices as we prepare for the Bowl of Light Ceremony by learning the 4 powerful healing statements of Ho'oponopono. I will also teach you a sacred Aloha chant. At sunset, you will be ready for your personal Bowl of Light Ceremony! You can practice this any time or at any sunset for the rest of your life. Your bowl and lei will be your reminders to live in the peace of this practice. Your ki leaf lei will dry as a keepsake. You may also choose to make another lei to give as a sacred offering when you leave the island. I look forward to celebrating this special ceremony with you on your Hawaiian holiday. Other things to note We will be on grass and sand, and perhaps walk out to tide pools on rocky shore at sunset. You may also walk into water if you like. So you may want swim suit and/or warm comfortable clothes.
Parrots in Paradise Sanctuary
Every parrot has a story. You’ll learn all about our rainbow-colored rescues in Kona’s only parrot sanctuary. We’ll start with our mission: to give every displaced parrot a nutritious diet, large space to fly, and a safe place to interact with other parrots (and people). Next, we'll take a walk around the sanctuary, where you can get to know the range of personalities of cockatoos, lovebirds, macaws, and more species. Throughout the tour, you will have many photo opportunities, especially with our well-trained parrots. Other things to note: Wear casual clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, and bring a camera. Parrots in Paradise Sanctuary is also home to two rescue dogs, two Holstein cows and two sulcata tortoise. While we like to keep our group sizes small to enhance a personal experience, we are open to hosting larger family/friend groups with more than six individuals.
Night Manta Adventure
You'll check in approximately 45 minutes before sunset in order to get in position for an amazing Kona sunset. You'll gear up and be briefed on ocean safety and etiquette then be off for a 20-30 minute boat ride to the giant manta rays. Once the sun goes down and it gets dark enough you'll jump in the water to experience an under water ballet of a lifetime. The giant manta rays of Kona will come so close they might even bump into you during the show, Not to worry, they are completely harmless. Other things to note You don't have to be a diver or an expert swimmer to enjoy this experience.
Mauna Kea Stargazing Experience & Photos
**For special perks, send us a message on Instagram @EpicTours before booking.** All experiences are led by James, an Analog-Astronaut and Pro Astro-Photographer. He will take you on a journey through the galaxy with his laser pointer and astro-camera that captures more stars than you can ever see looking through a telescope. See faint details of nebulas, star clusters and galaxies that will blow your mind. Epic photos will also be taken of you with the stars. All medium resolution photos taken throughout the trip of deep space objects and of your group are included in the price. Photo upgrades are available **This is the only stargazing adventure in Hawaii that doesn't do stargazing tours when the moon is brighter than 20%. When the moon is brighter than that, the night sky is too bright and the stars are too few to properly enjoy stargazing. All time slots are hand-selected for optimal stargazing views. Maximum of 12 guests per experience
Cow Cuddle Therapy
Our pasture is located in Hl Pepekeeo, about 20 minutes from Hilo. Our Cow Cuddle Therapy starts with a basic safety tutorial, and then we enter the paddock to meet the cows. After a brief introduction we will then: -Pet cows -Hug cows -Lay Down and Cuddle Cows! -Milk the cows -Learn all about cows, their milk, and how they benefit the garden and the environment! (Note: we are a sanctuary for cows we never sell or kill any bovines. We do milk cows, but only the excess milk the calves cant drink. We call this cruelty-free dairy! In the past we have had vegan guests that loved the experience, but also have had upset vegan guests, so this is just a full disclosure!)
Manta Ray Night Snorkeling Adventure
Manta Ray Night Snorkel tours run 7 days a week Duration: Approximately 3.5 Hours Check in: 3:30 pm Departure: 4:00 pm Return: Approximately 8:00/8:15 PM Effective 12/15/2021 You will enjoy a comfortable sunset cruise up the Kona coast on our brand new boat, the Maheli-Heli as we head towards the world famous Manta Ray Village. The Travel Channel says, “It’s one of the top ten things to do in your lifetime.” We agree wholeheartedly and there is no better place to book this adventure than here with Manta Adventures. This once in a lifetime adventure await’s you and yours. Aloha Don’t Worry! If you have NO swimming or in water experience book as an OBSERVER. The MANTA show is visible from the boat. You can enjoy the experience along with your family and friends. A Lifetime Experience! Offshore of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Big Island, our visitors have the rare treat to experience – the Manta Night Snorkel. Mantas come to feed on an accumulation of plankton off the shoreline. The mantas glide through the water like birds feeding on the plankton. The Kona mantas are gentle giants, in many instances are 16 feet from wing to wing. exhilarating and makes for an incredible Night Manta Snorkel show. Mahalo Other things to note: This is a 24 person open charter - during summer tours we do a pre-snorkel before sunset with our guest as a bonus!
Essential Hawaii Beach PhotoShoot, Magical Big Island
During this hour-long photo shoot, we'll capture beautiful natural photographs featuring you and your party set upon some of the most breathtaking and scenic Hawaii views. We'll begin our photo-journey at the Famous Waikaloa Oceanfront and shoot just after sunrise or just before sunset. This will give us the most epic scenery, moderate temperatures and graceful lighting. Depending upon your experience you'll be gently guided to produce the most magnificent photos expressing your personality in the beautiful Hawaii Beach environment. You'll receive 80-100 high resolution photographs instantly or within 12 hours. Wishing you a magical experience and wonderful visual memories for your Hawaii AirBnb vacation! This photo shoot is perfect for: - solo travelers - couples - families - engagements - Fashion - Models - Instagrammers - Groups: Bachelor and Bachelorettes - Maternity - Wedding elopements And more. Other things to note You shall receive 80-100 high resolution photos instantly or within 12hrs
Reiki Sound Bath
Please read full description so you know what to expect during session! Mahalo. Let your feet leave the ground for a little while. Through all your senses, become light from the love of sonic alchemy. Awaken your taste buds (Digestive System) with a delicious cup of organic locally grown herbal tea while we discuss a little about what Reiki and energy healing is. I incorporate aromatherapy as well, to stimulate a cleansing of the Limbic and Lymphatic Systems The session will consist of 30-45 minutes of sound therapy to retune your energetic body through the vibration of sound with some light hands on Reiki specifically to assist and stimulate the flow of qi in the physical, mental, and emotional bodies within your 7 primary Chakra systems. I will vocally guide you through a meditation of breath to drop you into a relaxed state of mind. Each session carried out uniquely to each guest and what their specific body, mind, spirit is calling for. I use various instruments, vocal toning, channel singing, and my own pre-record production to serenade you in a moment of bliss. This is a small intimate studio for one on one sessions or couple sessions only at this time. If a guest is already booked and you are not apart of their party please pick/request another time slot.
Tropical Fruit Tasting & Farm Tour
The experience consists of a farm tour of our organic fruit orchard and garden. Easy Walking. We will show you exotic fruit trees, aromatic flowers and herb trees. Orchids are draped all over the property. Followed by a tasting of seasonal, organic, non-GMO tropical fruits grown here on our 6 acre diversified food forest. "We learned how to sprinkle green mangos with chili salt to offset their sourness" "We discovered that slivers of fresh jackfruit taste like juicy-fruit gum, but with the texture of chicken" Put simply, the sort of next level fruit knowledge, AND FLAVOR EXPERIENCE, that everyone deserves to gain on vacation in Hawaii.
Fat Tire E-Bike Tour - Volcanoes National Park
As a resident of the Big Island of Hawaii, and owner of Volcano Ohana LLC, I will meet you and go over safety practices for these comfortable Electric Bicycles. As your host, I will take you through the gates of Volcanoes National Park where you will experience all the park has to offer through backwood trails and paved roads inside the park. We will dismount the bicycles and walk through a lava tube that is well lit and a short hike down stairs and a paved path from the trail. This is a great time to create memories with photos and taking in the natural sights of the forested paths with flowers and foliage. Back on the bikes, we will travel on trails and roads to get to the different craters of the most active volcano on the planet. You will learn about different eruptions through the ages and how this volcano has created the Hawaiian Islands. The volcano has been flowing intermittently and is spectacular to see. weather permitting! (May stop at any time!) This tour is unique where we are able to ride on sand, gravel and pavement. The fat tires on the bikes offer comfort and stability. We will see much more of the park because we are on bicycles. We don’t have to fight for parking places and travel much faster through the park to get to the main points of interest.
Hawaiian Sea Turtle & Reef Snorkel Tour
Have you dreamt of swimming with sea turtles? Snorkeling with various fish? Swimming in pacific waters as the vigorous ocean waves crash upon lava rocks not far away? Then this is the tour for you! We will ocean hop to two different spots where we will swim with wildlife, snorkel, explore, float and enjoy Hawai'i and all her majestic beauty! While wildlife is certainly on no strict schedule, we are sure to encounter various species throughout the tour. Our hope is always to see turtles, however since it’s wildlife and not a zoo I cannot guarantee anything. What I can guarantee, is that we WILL see beautiful coral, HUGE sea urchins, tons of colorful fish and sea cucumbers. Sometimes we see eel and unicorn fish too! It is a rare occasion that we do not see the Hawaiian honu (turtle), but either way I will teach you about the coral, reef fish, āina and share Hawaiian legends and turtle facts with you! Please keep in mind, we must stay 10 feet from turtles by law at all times. The currents can be quite strong which can make swimming harder. Terrain is also rough in some areas. Check out Bathing Suits & Rainboots on YouTube for videos of my tours! I CAN CUSTOMIZE ANY TOURS & SCHEDULE DATES NOT PROVIDED ON THE CALENDAR. I HAVE ADDITIONAL TOURS FROM RELAXING GEOTHERMAL HEATED PONDS TO ADVENTUROUS HIKES WITH WATERFALLS/WATER SLIDES OR MIDNIGHT LAVA VIEWING. MESSAGE FOR INFO.
CHOCOLATE, VANILLA & COFFEE FARM TOUR
Aloha and Welcome as we gather around the information table at Sharkey's 100-year old farmhouse in the historic plantation village of Papaikou. Sample our freshly brewed 100% Hawaiian coffee or cacao tea, grown right here on the farm. From there we begin an easy walk through our orchards where you'll learn about Hawaiian coffee growth and production. Interwoven the coffee are rows of cacao trees. Depending on the time of year, you can usually see tiny flowers and large, multi-colored pods hanging from trunks and branches. Long, heavy vanilla vines grow up the cacao trees, nature's perfect trellis! We'll show you how each vanilla orchid is delicately hand-pollinated to produce long "hands" of vanilla beans. We'll then proceed to the "Slab" where the pods are 'cracked' before the fermentation process. Next we move into the greenhouse where flats of newly planted seedlings just beginning their journey grow alongside large screens filled with coffee and cacao beans slowly drying to perfection. Finally we'll move into our certified Chocolate Kitchen where the Magic happens! Who wants a taste? Free samples! Other things to note Refreshments (coffee/tea/water/juice) Tastings & Snacks Included Parents, please supervise young children at all times There are no stairs to navigate and the restroom is equipped with handrails Adults $75 + $3.75 tax=$78.75 Children $35 + $1.75=36.75
Lava Fissure Hiking Tour Wicked Eight
As you arrive down our private driveway and park you will be greeted and given a history of the 2018 eruption thru our eyes. A short walk through replanted areas that were covered with volcanic tephra leads to a giant view of fissure 8 and fissure 24. Experience 70 varieties of trees and plants that will produce food. Plenty of time for sharing video links and taking photos. We will show the process of replanting every plant and sharing what it takes to live on the lava. Guest will be able to experience the lava farm up close and personal. We also offer history to other fun things to do near by like hiking, snorkeling, tide pools, museums, waterfalls and thermally heated hidden hot ponds. We are a dog, cat and goat friendly farm. There are no restrooms but we do provide a shaded picnic area and will provide water and snacks. Looking forward to sharing our incredible experience with you! If you don’t see a time slot just ask we will adjust to fit your schedule. Mahalo Stacy and Maddy Welch
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