Again, discount Hawaii car rental and Jeep on over to Volcano National Park. Get the Gypsy guide app for the Big Island and it will direct you to all the must see areas. I suggest going to the Punaluu Beach Park first to see the black sand and sea turtles and then make your way to the Volcanos.
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Waimea Canyon in the early morning was breath taking! It truly is the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Shipwreck beach was the perfect place to finish our vacation. If you go when the king tides are there, where a one piece, clothing is not optional but the current and tide pull of the ocean doesn't know that! I was in the water for about 15 minutes before I realized nature was winning and wanted my bathing suit bottoms as a trophy.
I love Waikiki. Go to the Hula Girl Grill at the Outrigger at sunset for dinner. You will not be disappointed.
Lava java for breakfast. Rent mopeds from Fun in the Sun Rentalz. Get snorkel equipment there too. Head over to Kahalu'u Beach _ark for some great free snorkeling!
Don't do an excursion from the ship for the Road to Hana. Go to discount Hawaii car rental online and rent yourself a Jeep Wrangler and download the Gypsy Guide Road to Hanna app. It's a guided tour through the app and it's awesome. Just make sure you bring a blue tooth speaker because you can't plug your phone into the car unless you have an aux jack (IPhone 7 & 7 plus, you need a speaker)
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Remember, you will need to get a tender ticket for a time to get off the ship in Kona. Get an early time so you can maximize your time in Kona. Go to Kona Brewing Company for lunch. The pizza is delicious! The beer is pretty ok too. ;)