Big Island of Hawaii

Kona Walking Food Tour

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Kona Historical Walking Food Tour

From USD 129.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


You already know about the coffee—now it’s time to dive into Kona’s full culinary scene. The city is a true foodie paradise, from mixing craft cocktails to plating some of the world’s freshest seafood. Follow your guide for a little bit of Hawaiian history, too, adding depth to your deliciously whirlwind 7-stop tour.
  • With a maximum of 12 travelers, get a more intimate Kona culinary experience
  • Get a taste of Kona's best spots, from drinks to dessert
  • Explore Kona's history too, including stops at Hulihe'e Palace and Mokuaikaua Church
  • Try local spots featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities for Tour Guides

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Kailua Pier
    Kaahumanu Pl, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    12:15 MEETING TIME at the Entrance to the Kailua Pier, by the yellow swinging gates. Look for your guide wearing bright green or orange Aloha Wear. There is public parking at Banyan Court Parking, Kona Farmer's Market and Coconut Grove Marketplace.

Start time

12:15 pm

End point

  • Gypsea Gelato
    75-5817 Ali‘i Dr F-16, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    At Gypsea Gelato, south end of Ali'i Drive, near Humpy's Alehouse. This is about 1/2 mile from starting location.

What To Expect

Hulihe'e Palace

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Mokuaikaua Church

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Kailua Pier

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ahuena Heiau

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with gluten allergies
  • Not recommended for travelers who are vegans
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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192 reviews
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Great foodie tour
Jeff_F, Sept 2023
Great tour guide in Kai! Great food, drinks, and stories! We learned much about Hawaii, history, and culture. Will recommend this tour to others
Good local eateries
Jessica_M, Sept 2023
This was a fun tour with great local snacks/drinks. I tried food and drinks and likely never have tried on my own. Kamakea and Evie were super sweet, helpful, and knowledgeable about the areas we visited.
Fantastic Walking Food Tour!
Remembrance_B, Sept 2023
Easy and scenic walk! Kai and Ellie shared great stories from Hawaii’s past, we discovered historic buildings and many restaurant gems. Food was delicious and abundant.
Good food
Tara_T, Aug 2023
The clam chowder was the best I had ever ate, along with the poke! The guides were a little different, as it appeared that they were trying to out do each other at times.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you so much for the review, and for joining us on the Food Tour! We love the chowder, and the story behind it is fascinating!
Fun relaxing afternoon
greg_s, Aug 2023
Good food. Guides were knowledgeable and easy to chat with. Git a little history lesson along the way.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for the kind review Greg! We appreciate you joining us.
Great afternoon
Cherie_F, Aug 2023
Great food and knowledgeable guides. Enjoyed all the places we visited. The walking was comfortable and easy.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Cherie, mahalo for joining us on our tour! We certainly enjoyed eating and drinking with you!
Great Walking Food Tour!
dinaleah, Aug 2023
Ani and Kai were wonderful tour guides. They had loads of great information and history they shared with us in addition to the great foods.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you so much for the review and for joining us on the Kona Food Tour! Kai and Ani are locals and love the history and traditions here on the Big Island, and love to share that with others!
A great way to learn more...
Mary_N, July 2023
A great way to learn more about Kailua Kona and experience different foods. I ate foods I normally wood not have tried. A fun experience!
Response from Host, July 2023
Thank you so much for the review! We are glad you were adventurous on our tour and tried new foods!
Great food tour of kona
Kathy_M, July 2023
Nice variety of food and drink. Ellie was very knowledgeable and had lots of recommendations for other places.
Response from Host, July 2023
Thank you so much for the kind review! We strive to recommend places in town to visit while you are in Kona. There are so many great places to try!
A taster of Hawaii
Katalin_N, July 2023
Easy walking in good company exploring the local specialties combined with Hawaiian history and great views. From clam chowder, to Lua pizza and exceptional fish and chips. Topped off with amazing gelato and cocktails. A fantastic taster of local offerings. Time flew with our easy going , knowledgeable guide.
Response from Host, July 2023
Thank you so much for the kind review! We just love the Luau Pizza, it is a new addition to the tour!! Aloha, Kris
Ethel_B, June 2023
My husband and I had an amazing time! We were lucky to be in a small group for our tour. Our guide took us to the best spots in Kona and we learned so much about the culture and history of the Hawaiian people. We even went back to one of the spots for dinner that night! We highly recommend this tour, especially in the beginning of your trip.
Response from Host, July 2023
Thank you for joining us! One of the main goals of the tour is to introduce guests to our wonderful restaurants and encourage them to return for dinner! Aloha, Kris
25th Anniversary Trip
Michael_W, June 2023
The walking food tour was great. Kai was a great tour guide. We did this trip early in our vacation, and returned to most of them for meals.
Response from Host, July 2023
Mahalo for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the tour. Happy Anniversary from us at Kona Tasting Tours! Kris
Natasha_H, June 2023
We had a great time. Ani was a wonderful tour guide. She mad sure to engage all parties in the group. The poke was amazing!
Response from Host, July 2023
We appreciate the kind review! Thanks for joining us on our delicious tour, aloha!
Most food I've ever had on a food tour!
Christopher_S, June 2023
Wow, what a great tour! Not only were our guides super welcoming & personable, but we had a great variety of food & drinks while strolling through the very tourist-friendly port town. Absolutely would recommend to friends who are hungry but also want to try some distinctly Hawaiian fare & views.
Response from Host, July 2023
Mahalo for joining us and for the kind review! We pride ourselves in providing plenty of food and drinks on the tour, thank you for mentioning that! Aloha, Kris
Really good food
Sean_P, May 2023
Ani the guide was very friendly ans knowledgeable. She made the rour very enjoyable. The food and drinks that we had was really tasty bur I expected more.
Warm Welcome to Kona
Melisa_K, May 2023
The history of buildings on our walk. The amazing tour guides (Kia and Kama) were so friendly and helpful. They taught us some Hawaiian words and we felt like one big family. Food and drinks were amazing too!
Great taste of Kona food and drink
Nancy_T, May 2023
Ani, our guide, led a fun tour of the best bites and drinks in Kona. We met her on the pier from our cruise and went on a 1/2 mile walking tour with many favorite restaurants. It was about a 15 minute walk back to our starting point. No one went hungry!! I would definitely recommend this tour.
Very Good a casual must do in Kona.
James_B, May 2023
We had a good time. Our tour guide Kai was very good. The food and drinks were good and the Gelato at the last stop was yummy.
great food tour!!
NANCY_T, May 2023
The food tour was well worth the money. We went to 7 different places, all nice with good food and drink. Ani was a perfect guide. She was very personable and informative. I enjoyed Kai as well.
Walking tour
Evgeniia_B, May 2023
It was very nice your. Food was good. Really liked that we got chance to stop at multiple places. The only problem is was guid lady didn’t had microphone. So with traffic on the street and waves right near by, I couldn’t not hear anything. But it was lovely and both guides was very nice

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