Hawaii Activities for Adventure Seekers
Hawaii promises a lot of activities that are not for the faint hearted. From surfing to a variety of extreme water sports, adventure seekers will surely find what they are looking for on whichever island they step foot on.
Here are a few of the most thrilling and extreme activities you can find in Hawaii:
Swim with Dolphins in Oahu
If you wouldn’t mind going for a swim on the wild side, you shouldn’t miss swimming with the Hawaiian Spinner dolphins. A number of companies take early morning tours to the west side of Oahu were you can go for an early swim and snorkel with pods of Dolphins. This is a once in a lifetime experience that offers tourists and locals alike to share common ground with a majestic creature in its home environment.
Hike the Na Pali Coast in Kauai
If you want to do something that doesn’t involve the sea, try hiking the famous NaPali coast.
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The trail is definitely not a walk in the park, making it perfect for adventure seekers. The Kalalau Trail is 11 miles long and weaves up and down and in and out of the Kalalau Valley. Many parts of the hike can be dangerous, including a section called Crawler’s Ledge.
Because of this, the hike is not for beginners or families. It’s also important for guests to learn about and be aware of the many stream crossings that require caution, especially during the island’s rainy months. However, the view from the Kalalau Trail is just perfect. As the only way to access the valley and the Na Pali Coast by land, this iconic expanse of majestic land is largely untouched.
Get an Up Close View of an Active Volcano on the Big Island
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Step up your usual mountain climbing and get as close to an active volcano instead. If exploring volatile volcanoes, volcanic craters, and lava tubes doesn’t get you fired up, we don’t know what will.
Private companies offer special and private tours over to Hawaii Island for the day. The highlight of this daylong adventure is a visit to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where participants can get their blood boiling as they come face to face with Kilauea and Mauna Loa, two of the most famous active volcanoes on the planet today.
Hawaiians named the summit of the volcano Kilauea, but today scientists and visitors have extended the name to include the entire volcano. Kilauea rises more than 4,190 feet above sea level and makes up close to 15 percent of the land area on Hawaii Island. Flanking the southeastern coast of Hawaii Island, the name Kilauea in Hawaiian translates to “spewing” or “much spreading.”
Go Sky Diving!
Whether its your first time or hundredth, sky diving in Hawaii never gets old. Professional and amateur skydivers flock from around the world. This is to experience free fall from 14000 ft and see what the Hawaiian Island have to offer from above.
One of the highlights of sky diving in Hawaii, regardless of which island you do it on, is the ability to see the curvature of the Earth while you have the adrenaline flow through you as you plummet to the earth. Sounds like fun right!!