Outdoor Adventures on Hawaii Island

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Nearly twice the size of all the other islands in the chain combined, Hawaii Island is more than large enough to contain the most exhilarating experiences your clients could possibly imagine. Here’s a taste of why the destination is widely regarded as Hawaii’s Island of Adventure.

Skyward Escapades
Travelers can strap themselves in for an adrenalized helicopter or fixed-wing air tour, each delivering an unparalleled view of Hawaii Island’s stunning diversity: the fire of active volcanoes balanced by powerful waterfalls; snow-capped mountains contrasted by sunlit beaches. Zipline tours offer another exciting activity and unique perspective of the sites for adventurous visitors. For clients who want to keep their feet firmly planted on the ground, the destination’s stargazing is nothing less than stellar. Atop Maunakea the nearly 14,000-ft. elevation and minimal light pollution make for quite a star-studded show. The sunsets above the clouds can also be spectacular.

Terrain-Bound Thrills
The island is also a true haven for hikers. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park alone boasts 150 miles of trails, including challenging treks across otherworldly lava fields. Currently, 15 miles of the Ala Kahakai, National Historic Trail is open to the public, providing hikers the humbling opportunity to explore many of the island’s important cultural and historic sites. And extraordinary white-sand beaches are just waiting to be rediscovered by your clients on the Kohala Coast.

Pacific Pursuits
With a wingspan up to 20 feet, manta rays are one of the most majestic marine species on the planet. Plan an unforgettable experience for your Hawaii Island–bound clients with a manta ray snorkeling or diving encounter. Unlike stingrays or eagle rays, these graceful behemoths don’t have stingers, so there’s no danger (but plenty of awe!) when they sail within inches of swimmers. Perhaps your clients would want to partake in Hawaii’s “sport of kings” and try their hand (and feet) at surfing. Several beaches on Hawaii Island should only be tackled by experienced surfers, but three spots that are suitable for intermediate surfers are Kohanaiki (Pine Trees Beach), Kahaluu Beach or Holualoa (Banyans). There are also several beaches with calmer waters perfect for beginners.

But there’s even more for your clients on Hawaii Island—and all the Hawaiian Islands—and only one place to learn about it all. The Official Hawaii Destination Specialist Program delivers the knowledge you need to plan and book the rich experiences that add up to the perfect vacation—again and again. Begin your journey to expertise at Agents.GoHawaii.com today!