Top 5 Extreme Destinations in Hawaii
Looking to take things to the extreme? You can in Hawaii! If the same old, same old bores you to tears, you need something a little extra to kick the adrenaline up a notch. There are plenty of opportunities for extreme sports and entertainment in Hawaii, no matter which island you stay on. Check out these top five extreme destinations that are sure to get your heart pounding.
1. Helicopter ride around Mt. Kilauea, The Big Island:
Literally translating to “spewing” in Hawaiian, Kilauea is a must-see destination from the air. You’ll get a bird’s eye view of this angry volcano that has been around for an estimated 600,000 years. With eruptions since 1952, this mountain isn’t for the faint of heart. Get impressive volcano views from a helicopter as you fly just hundreds of feet above the lava rivers.
2. Grass surfing on the Big Island:
Say what? Yes, this type of surfing doesn’t take place in the water. Head to dry land for some mountain surfing. You’ll need a custom made board (aka “papaholua”) to challenge yourself to the grassy mountain slopes of the Big Island. Tom Puhaku Stone, owner of the Hawaiian Boarding Company, still crafts these ancient boards, using kukui oil that allows you to reach speeds up to 40 mph.
3. Cliff diving, Big Island or Oahu:
Head to Ka Lae, or South Point, on the Big Island, or check out Waimea Bay on Oahu. Either one is sure to meet your need for speed. Free jumping is common at these two places, especially in the summer.
4. Cave diving, Oahu:
Are you a speleologist? That means underwater cave explorer. Oahu is popular with all manner of cave divers who love to explore the vast underwater caverns, sea caves and shipwrecks that this part of Hawaii is famous for. Try the Spitting Caves on the East side or Makaha Caverns on the West side.
5. Swimming with sharks, Oahu and Maui:
Swim up close and personal with nature’s most powerful and fearsome predators. Oahu and Maui are both revered spots for shark tours, where you can view all manner of hammerhead sharks and much more.
If the normal tours of Hawaii just don’t cut it for you, it’s time to take an extreme tour. Call Hoku Hawaii Tours to see which type of tour would be best for you to get the thrill of your life!