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The Island is over 4000 miles of area, and home to the finest fishing ,diving and snorkeling in the entire state. It also offers the most diverse and scenic landscape of any island.
The Kona Coast is king for these activities. For Beaches, the Kohala coast north of the airport is best. Water temp vairies from 74 to 82, the latter in September. Visability on the shore is about 60 to 75 ft, Off shore and in the rock bound coves and bays it exceeds 100 to 150 ft. The Area of Capt cook and place of Refuge are the best snorkeling in all Hawaii. To access these areas there are several excellent half day snorkel tours that will offer you a better option than trying to see these fragile areas on your own. Diving and fishing are centered out of Kona at the Kona marina, and Puako and Kawaihae on the Kohala Coast.. Fishing is outstanding all year.... it is a jurassic park of the sea .
Owing to the size of this island and the sheer mass of scenic options an air tour by Helicopter or fix wing is necessary to grasp the basics of the land. 80% of the island cqant be seen by foot or car, thus air is the key. Flying also saves several days of driving and hit and miss experiences. By flying one can better plan and better enjoy this vast place much more effectively. If you do only one activity, make it a circle island orientation of 2 hours Coach tours are also offered and they take a minimum of 12 hours to do a basic tourIndependent travelers can find detailed directions to all the trails and good places to snorkel in the guide Hawaii the Big Island Trailblazer. Pololu Valley and Waipio Valley are remote destinations worthy of half day adventure excursions.
Accessibility information regarding water sports and land tours for people in wheelchairs and with other mobility issues, including a great accessibility map for exploring the historic Alii Drive area of Kailua-Kona, can be found here: http://www.disabledadventureshawaii.com