Kona Village | 2 Hours
Kona Village | 2 Hours
Step aboard as you tour through Kailua-Kona Village.
- Person + Japanese Speaking Guide
Approximately 2 Hours
9 a.m. and sunset (4 – 5 p.m., depending on the season)
Kona Village Segway Experience
Step aboard as your Kailua-Kona Village Segway tour takes you back in time as you experience one of the most fascinating technologies, personal forms of transportation – the Segway Personal Transporter (PT).
We start with a quick learn to ride session before you and your guide set off on your Big Island Segway adventure. Glide along Kuakini Highway heading to the “Old Kona Airport” or the “Old A” – originally built as a WWII landing strip and today is a mile-long State Recreational Park where we glide freely through a botanical garden while taking in the oceanfront activities and enjoying the expansive ocean views.
We then head back to Kona Town and oceanfront Ali’I Drive – designated as a Hawaii Scenic Byway – as we get comfortable on our Segways and taking in the beauty of the ocean views and the “Royal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast.” This Hawaiian byway is home to archaeological sites that have survived over hundreds of years.
We glide through the Village, learning about the area’s rich Hawaiian history and enjoy a stop at the Kailua Pier, the starting and finishing point for the Ironman World Championship Triathlon in October. Our Kona Village Segway tour continues north of the pier to Ahu’ena Heiau (place of worship), a temple in the location of King Kamehameha the Great’s personal retreat and temple and where he spent the last years of his life. We glide by the historic Kona Beach Hotel – next to the heiau that is built on the grounds where King Kamehameha once resided and Hulihe’e Palace. This Palace, now a museum, was the vacation residence of Hawaiian royalty. We then stop at Moku’Auikaua Church, the Island’s first Christian Church built in 1820 and is located across the street from the Palace.
Our Segway tour comes to a close as we continue gliding along Kona Village’s main thoroughfare with all its fun beach shops and activity stops to our starting point. Guests 10 years and older can experience this fun Kona Village tour.
Included in Tour: Training, safety helmet, bottle of water, and a friendly and knowledgeable guide.
Gratuity is not included.