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Island Adventure Kids | Lava Hike Episode 13

Island Adventure Kids | Lava Hike Episode 13

Island Adventure Kids’ Host Ginger, takes us on the hike to see the Lava flow entering the ocean.  As of September 21,2016 the lava flow is viewable from Kalapana, Hawaii.
The hike is 4.5 each way for a total of 9 miles.  The hike is along a gravel road shown here in the video.  You need to wear tennis shoes or hiking boots.  As you can see in the sign above in the photo, slippahs or flip flops are not allowed.  Bring plenty of water. Depending on the time of day that you do the hike, it is recommended to bring flash lights or headlamps and sunscreen.  The hike is not hard, it is basically a pretty flat gravel road the whole way.  Many people ride bikes.  We have done this as well.  Ginger found the gravel a bit tricky to navigate on her bike at times. Mom and Dad found the bike method to be good.  There are bike rentals at the location. Ginger downloaded and audio book to listen to on the walk hike.  If you are walking the hike takes about 2 hours each way.
There are porta-pottys on the trail too. Bring some snacks and plenty of water and a camera. At night the star viewing is amazing.
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Island Adventure Kids Snorkel at Two Step – South Kona- Episode 12

Island Adventure Kids Snorkel at Two Step – South Kona- Episode 12

Host Ginger and the Island Adventure Kids take us snorkeling at Two Steps.  Two Step is located South of Kona near the Place of Refuge (See video 11)
Two Step has pretty limited parking depending on what time of day you arrive.  Early morning and late afternoon are recommended.  There are some locals providing parking in a nearby lot for around $5.00.  There are no facilities except Portopotties.  There is a boat launch there too.

Two-step is a fairly easy place to go in the water for kids ages 10 and up.  There are two step of lava that make entry into the water pretty easy.  We recommend sitting on the bottom on the second step and just jumping in.  And the same for getting out just sort of pull yourself up and sit on the step.

There are tide pools nearby that littler kids can play in as well. Along with a small sandy beach area on the other side of the boat launch.
As always check the water conditions before going.  If it seems rough then don’t go.  Spinner dolphins can sometimes be spotted here if you are lucky.

Bring water, reef friendly sunscreen and provisions.

 

 

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Island Adventure Kids Go to Place of Refuge – Episode 11

Island Adventure Kids Go to Place of Refuge – Episode 11

Host Ginger and the Island Adventure Kids, Honua, Maluhia and Puako visit the Place of Refuge on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Place of Refuge is State Park located about 45 minutes south of Kona.  Entrance to the park is by the car load and costs $5.00.  There is ample parking.

Bring water and sunscreen it’s pretty hot and dry.

 

 

Island Adventure Kids Body Glove Snorkel Cruise in Kona

Island Adventure Kids Body Glove Snorkel Cruise in Kona

Host Ginger takes us on the Body Glove Snorkel Cruise in Kona.  Where she meets Doctor McGillicuddy on the Kanoa II Catamaran.  They Snorkel, paddle board, tube and spott dolphins off the Kona Coast of the Big Island. The crew on the boat provide you with a light breakfast and beverages.  All the equipment you will need to snorkel, stand up paddle board, scuba dive, rentable GoPro’s, and even underwater scooters.  After your snorkel they cook up burgers and brunch and then you head up the coast checking for whales or dolphins.

All of the cruises are complimented by the first-class amenities on board our state-of-the-art, 65-foot catamaran. The Kanoa II is an award winning, multi-million dollar vessel designed with quality and comfort in mind. Our guests enjoy plenty of shade, cushioned seating, flat screen televisions, a full sound system for live entertainment, and our full service premium bar. The Kanoa II is equipped with three restrooms, two fresh water showers, a 20-foot water slide, a 15-foot high dive platform, two large double swim platforms, and flotation toys for everyone and Reef safe Sunscreen.

Their crew includes a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, First Mate, licensed bartender, deck hands, and all of our crew is trained in first aid and C.P.R. All of our cruises are wheelchair friendly and kids 5 and under are always FREE.

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Island Adventure Kids Akaka Falls Zip Line Episode 9

Island Adventure Kids Akaka Falls Zip Line Episode 9

Island Adventure Kids host Ginger and her Aunt Mel, who is visiting from Idaho. Go for an adventure on the Akaka Falls Zipline.  The zipline is located on the East side of the Big Island of Hawaii in Honomu. While on the zipline you go over two scenic waterfalls. The zipline is a fun adventure for kids that are 80lbs and up. Make sure and check out SilverBotanica while visiting the town of Honomu.

 

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Island Adventure Kids Kapoho Tidepools Episode 8

Island Adventure Kids Kapoho Tidepools Episode 8

Island Adventure Kid host Ginger and her family check out Kapoho Tide Pools.  The tide pools are on the Eastern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii, near Pahoa.  Once you arrive at the sign that reads Wai Opae you will park your vehicle and mind the signs about leaving valuables in your car.  You will then walk down the road following the white spray painted arrows. At the end of the main road you will turn left to the water.  Depending on the time of year, what the weather is like and what the water conditions are your experience may vary.  We have found arriving in mid morning on a sunny day when there is little to no surf is a good time. You will need to pack in and then back out anything you bring.  The tidepools are amazing.  Consider using a rash guard or cover up and not wearing sunscreens in the water.  The chemicals in the sunscreens do affect the tide pools.  Since this is a neighborhood please make sure and be respectful of people’s private property.  The tidepools vary on depth based on the tides.  Many of the pools are very calm and kids of all ages will enjoy them.  As you progress out towards the ocean is when the scenery in the pools gets better but also the currents and such can get stronger so be cautious.  Also, many of the tide pools have sea urchins or in Hawaiian – wana (pronounced vah-na) and also morey eels so pay attention. Do not remove any animals or living shells from the pools.

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Island Adventure Kid’s Leleiwi Beach Episode 7

Island Adventure Kid’s Leleiwi Beach Episode 7

Island Adventure Kid’s check out Leleiwi Beach near Hilo an encounter a sea turtle while Snorkeling and enjoying the water for the day.
This location has a variety of depths of water from very shallow to semi-deep.  You could bring kids from 1-2 years here to teens.  There are picnic tables, restrooms, showers and limited parking.

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Surfing at Honolii with Island Adventure Kids Episode 6

Surfing at Honolii with Island Adventure Kids Episode 6

Island Adventure Kids Ginger and Pohaku get in some fun surfing at Honolii. Honolii is located on the East side of the Big Island just outside Hilo. This footage spans a couple of days. There are surf board rentals available in Hilo at stores such as HulaKai Board Rentals.

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Panewa Zoo Visit with Island Adventure Kids Episode 5

Panewa Zoo Visit with Island Adventure Kids Episode 5

Island Adventure Kids Visit the Panewa Zoo near Hilo, Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii. The zoo is open daily 9-4 and admission is free. There is a sizable playground at the zoo which is great for burning off extra energy.  There are also lots of places to picnic.  Just make sure you bring your own food.
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Kaumana Caves Lava Tube Island Adventure Kids Episode 4

Kaumana Caves Lava Tube  Island Adventure Kids Episode 4

Island Adventure Kids travel to Kaumana Caves on the East Side of the Big Island of Hawaii. The Kids explore a lava tube. Make sure and bring flashlights, rain protection (if it’s raining heavy outside in Hilo as it often does in rainforests, the caves do drip water) and tennis shoes for this journey into the earth.

 

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Carl Smith Beach Park | Island Adventure Kids Episode 3

Carl Smith Beach Park | Island Adventure Kids Episode 3

Ginger of Island Adventure Kids takes us to Carl Smith Beach Park for Swimming and Snorkeling Fun. Carl Smith Beach Park is located on the East side of the Big Island of Hawaii near Hilo. You will see a variety of tropical fish and even turtles at this swimming spot.

 

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Snorkeling North of Kona|Island Adventure Kids Episode 1

Snorkeling North of Kona|Island Adventure Kids Episode 1

Your Host Ginger traveled to Puako located North of Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii to take in some fun snorkeling with her family.
Ginger recommends wearing a rash guard when your in the water instead of sunscreen which can be harmful to our precious reefs here in Hawaii. Ginger also snorkels with a youth sized snorkel, mask and fins that were purchased at Costco in Kona. Any time your going into the water it’s good to know your weather and water conditions first.

Snorkeling Location in Puako, Hawaii.

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