Best Tour Company in Hawaii (2019)


Sugary white sand beaches, colorful coral reefs and pleasant weather throughout the year make Hawaii synonymous with paradise. Beyond the beach, Hawaii is an adventurer’s playground, with activities for just about every interest, both on and off the water.

  • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

    Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

    Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has been showing off the Hawaiian Islands from the air since 1985. Tour options include Maui, Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island, with narration from the pilots (who are all State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guides).
    Photo courtesy of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

  • Hawaii Forest & Trail

    Hawaii Forest & Trail

    Hawaii Forest & Trail offers small guided tours of tropical Oahu and the Big Island, each focusing on a topic like volcanoes, farm-to-forest or bird watching. Tour goers might summit Diamond Head for a picnic breakfast, seek the endangered Hawaiian monk seal or swim at the bases of Hilo’s waterfalls.
    Photo courtesy of Hawaii Forest & Trail

  • Kipu Ranch Adventures

    Kipu Ranch Adventures

    Kipu Ranch Adventures takes Kauai visitors off road on tours of a private 3,000-acre cattle ranch in Kauai’s interior. Options include a waterfall picnic tour, 4x4 jungle adventure or the Ultimate Ranch Tour which includes a stop at a lookout point on Mt. Haupu.
    Photo courtesy of Kipu Ranch Adventures

  • Alii Nui

    Alii Nui

    Visitors to Maui who want to spend some time out on the water can do so with Alii Nui, a company known for their snorkeling excursions, whale watching tours and romantic sunset sails.
    Photo courtesy of Alii Nui

  • Kailani Tours Hawaii

    Kailani Tours Hawaii

    Kailani Tours Hawaii shows off the Big Island with circle island tours that allow visitors to sample coffee in the Kona region, walk along Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, snap photos of scenic Waipio Valley and see some of the island’s most impressive waterfalls.
    Photo courtesy of Kailani Tours Hawaii

  • Trilogy Excursions

    Trilogy Excursions

    With Trilogy Excursions, travelers to Maui can go snorkeling in Molokai, sailing at sunset along the Kaanapali coast, snuba diving in Lanai or whale watching.
    Photo courtesy of Trilogy Excursions ~ Island Dream Productions

  • Safari Helicopters

    Safari Helicopters

    Safari Helicopters helps visitors see Kauai and the Big Island from a different perspective. On Kauai, tours take in the sights of the Napali Coast, Waimea Canyon and Waialeale, while Big Island flights soar above volcanoes, rainforests or the Hamakua Coastline.
    Photo courtesy of Safari Helicopters

  • Valley Isle Excursions

    Valley Isle Excursions

    Valley Isle Excursions takes travelers on a journey along the Road to Hana or to the summit of Haleakala in Haleakala National Park for sunrise. Those interested in Hawaii’s volcanoes can learn more about the formation of Maui on a Volcanoes of Maui tour.
    Photo courtesy of Valley Isle Excursions

  • Ocean Sports

    Ocean Sports

    Ocean Sports offers boat cruises from Hawaii’s Kona-Kohala Coast, with options for snorkeling, whale watching, scuba diving or glass-bottom boat cruising. The company also outfits beachgoers at Anaeho’omalu Bay with kayaks, hydrobikes, boogie boards, paddleboards and snorkeling gear.
    Photo courtesy of Ocean Sports

  • Blue Dolphin Charters

    Blue Dolphin Charters

    No trip to Kauai would be complete without seeing the spectacular Napali Coast. Blue Dolphin takes guests on snorkeling and scuba diving tours along this scenic stretch of coastline. Those who prefer to stay dry can opt for a sunset dinner cruise instead.
    Photo courtesy of Blue Dolphin Charters


The top 10 winners in the category Best Tour Company in Hawaii are as follows:

  1. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
  2. Hawaii Forest & Trail
  3. Kipu Ranch Adventures
  4. Alii Nui
  5. Kailani Tours Hawaii
  6. Trilogy Excursions
  7. Safari Helicopters
  8. Valley Isle Excursions
  9. Ocean Sports
  10. Blue Dolphin Charters

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning tour companies!

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