Our Favorite Adventures on a Hawaiian Cruise

Hawaii continues to be a popular destination for a cruise, and for good reason. Lush green forests, dormant volcanoes, beautiful beaches, amazing waterfalls, and perfect weather make the islands an ideal destination for a cruise adventure. Several major cruise lines offer some exciting shore excursions and adventure as part of your itinerary.

Here are five incredible adventures to enjoy on your cruise in Hawaii:

ATV Off-Road Adventures

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If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, drive the backroads in an ATV to discover the sugarcane fields, mountain tunnels and natural pools of Kauai. This is a popular excursion for those who want to discover some destinations off the beaten path and spend some time in nature.

Deep Sea Fishing Excursions

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You’ll find several deep sea diving destinations on the coast of Kona, a popular Hawaiian destination for fishing enthusiasts. Experience the thrill of a catch-and-release adventure as you discover mahi-mahi, wahoo, and ahi tuna around the coast. These guided tours are a great way to enjoy the water from a fresh perspective and learn about Hawaii history from local guides.

Trip to the Haleakala Volcano

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This is the highest point in Maui and offers magnificent views of the island on a sunny day. You can take a driving tour up to the mountain and bike the way down to make the most of this adventurous experience. The landscape is relatively untouched and more than three quarters of Haleakala National Park spill over into the crater.

Kilauea Volcano Helicopter Ride

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Take a helicopter ride over the Kilauea Volcano, one of the active volcanoes in Hawaii where you can see flowing lava and hardened volcanic rock. The guided tour will give you more insights about the volcanic activity of this volcano and some tours will take you to the ground to visit rainforest-based waterfalls.

Whale Watching Trip

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Many travelers head to Hawaii during the winter and early spring months just to see the whales making their way across the water. You can go on a whale watching excursion to see humpback whales swimming across the ocean right before your eyes. The best time to book this experience is between December and April.

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