When you plan a trip to the Hawai’ian Islands, make sure you add some adrenaline to the mix! Hawai’i is filled with incredible beauty, fun, and recreational pursuits. But go beyond the beach sometimes and get your heart racing through the best big island experiences for thrill seekers. Your trip will be a memorable one if you add one or more of the following activities to the agenda. Get ready to see Hawai’i in a thrilling new light.

Skydive for Thrills

Take the entire island in at once and go skydiving. Your plane will take you up several thousand feet, providing a view usually only enjoyed by pilots and birds. See the ocean and island all at once before exiting the plane and shooting toward the earth at over a hundred miles per hour. Whether you’re a certified diver or are partnered up with a professional for a tandem jump, you’ll feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair like never before!

Rappel a Waterfall

Seeing one of the islands’ many lovely waterfalls is thrilling enough, but imagine climbing alongside one. Picture the raging waters cascading above and around you as you climb down the solid rock cliff behind the waterfall. The experience is almost indescribable, the photo opportunities are staggering, and the memories are inextinguishable. Challenge your physical fitness while getting in greater touch with nature with the Hawai’i waterfall tours available at Big Island Backroad Adventures.

Visit a Volcano

This may be one of the best big island experiences for thrill seekers. The islands comprise 15 volcanoes, which slowly (and sometimes not so slowly) formed the landscape over thousands of years. Six volcanoes remain active, four of which are located on the Big Island, where you can see the breathtaking power and beauty of ongoing lava flows. There are multiple places where you can hike or bike and observe the volcanoes and their lava flows. Just remember to respect the safety signs; you don’t want to take too many risks and turn those thrills into chills!

Join Big Island Backroad Adventures for a Volcano Tour

Do you have your own vehicle or prefer to drive yourself? We can meet you at the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park! A UNESCO World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a must-see while on the Big Island! Our Kilauea volcano tours take visitors on a journey to witness this spectacular volcano in all its fiery glory. Led by expert guides, you’ll get up close and personal with this majestic natural wonder.

Our tours to the Kilauea volcano are not just about seeing the volcano; they’re also about experiencing it! Our expert naturalists can create a customized itinerary tailored to your preferences, ensuring you fully maximize your time in the park. You’ll receive detailed insights into the various volcanic features, enriching your understanding of the remarkable landscapes you’ll be exploring! Book your Kilauea volcano tour today if you’re ready for a sight that is unforgettable, ensuring exciting memories during your visit.

Hang Out With Sharks

There are some 40 species of sharks swimming in the waters surrounding Hawai’i. Some tours offer the chance to descend into the depths in a protective cage to view and photograph these majestic and intimidating creatures.

Experience Exhilarating Ziplining

Seeing the island’s topography while soaring down a zipline offers another unique perspective of the island’s beauty. You’ll be safe without feeling too safe, rolling above massive bodies of water, hundred-foot ravines, and more.

Need more ideas on how to turn your visit to the islands into an adventure? Contact us today! We’ll help you plan an itinerary that will leave you feeling more alive and open to nature than ever before.