Big Island of Hawaii

Kona Haunted Hele ghost tour

Kailua-Kona, United States
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From $59.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the dark side of Kailua-Kona as you explore the town by night. With this guided walking tour, explore the haunted houses and spooky sites along Ali'i Drive, visit little-known landmarks such as Hulihe'e Palace and Mokuaikaua Church, and hear stories about Hawaiian kings, gods, and luakini heiau (sacrificial temples).
  • Soak up the atmosphere after dark on an evening walking tour
  • Escape the crowds and visit little-known sites and landmarks
  • Convenient central meeting point in downtown Kona
  • Personalized small-group experience with a maximum of 10 people

What's Included

  • Professional guides
  • Kona Haunted Hele Guidebook

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Big Island Ghost Tours
      75-5744 Ali‘i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

      We gather and begin the tour at the Big Island Ghost Tours shop inside the Kona Inn Shopping Village (75-5744 Alii Drive, Suite #63, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740) across from Rokoff Gallery.

    End point

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

      The tour will conclude at the Kailua Pier across from the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel.

    What To Expect

    Kona Inn Shopping Village

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Hulihe'e Palace

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Traveler Tips

    I would probably not recommend this tour unless changes are made in the future.
    73 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Tour name misrepresented
    Gina_L, Mar 2023
    This is really a history tour done at night with a bit of ghost stories. Lady was nice but hard to hear and was not able to keep crowd entertained which would have been good since it was not truly a "ghost" tour.
    One of the BEST ghost tours we've ever been on
    Mustafa_R, Jan 2023
    One of the best ghost tours we've been on, and we've been on close to a dozen across numerous cities. Our guide was fantastic. He was informative and really knew the region. It was a great mix of history and paranormal exploration.
    So So not really exciting
    Linda_S, Nov 2022
    The history was interesting. I think our guide was trying to hard to make the paranormal more believable. Nothing happened on our tour so he was desperate to make us believe in hauntings.
    A very fun night!!
    Maria_P, Sep 2022
    All the historical information was very interesting and the videos and pictures that the guide showed us were fun to see!
    Zach is an excellent...
    Lisa_C, Sep 2022
    Zach is an excellent guide and is extremely knowledgeable about Hawaiian history and folklore. Our tour gave us an amazing educational and fun-filled evening visiting historical sites that came alive in his gifted storytelling and personal experiences.
    Good spooky 👻
    Olga_B, Jul 2022
    It was interesting and insightful. Lots of history and legends were told. Recommending to anyone who likes spooky stuff
    A fun paranormal tour
    Shelby_R, Jul 2022
    The best way to experience some history in Kona. Zack was an incredible tour guide and made our night fun and informative. We might have even seen something…
    Augustine_B, Jul 2022
    Experience very educational Fun Spooky!! Tour ZAKE GREAT would do again to see uf any thing new Tour of hotels & Churches history of town.
    The experience was very...
    Valarie_M, Jun 2022
    The experience was very disappointing. We spent an hour standing in a lighted parking lot with the narraitor talking but we couldn't hear him. We didn't finish the tour. We have requested a refund.
    Uninteresting and disappointing
    Diana_L, Jun 2022
    This is a tour of Zach's supposed experiences with the supernatural on ohter ghost tours. There is little of interest in his stories of moving beer bottles and suspicious shadows. Worst of all, he had a companion surreptitiously take photos of our group of minors and proceded to use those photos to promote himself on social media. The young ladies involved were completely creeped out and felt violated.
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    We appreciate your participation and wish you would have notified us sooner (during the tour) about the alleged photos you mention. The ‘companion’ you mention is our backup tour guide and he saw a nice photo moment with the historical bay and heiau in the background. It was not done surreptitiously as you’ve suggested and it’s since been removed from our fan page. Despite your claim, the guests in the photo appear to be having a great time.
    Girls Trip 2022-Kailua-Kona
    Kathy_T, Jun 2022
    I was very disappointed with the ghost tour. It lacked more ghost stories. I felt like I was in a history class. It was not all that.
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    We are disappointed with your review and lack of appreciation for the history of Kona which has led to many of the supernatural occurrences we highlight on tour. Perhaps you would have preferred actors jumping out of bushes but Unfortunately we don’t do that. Our tours are a nice blend of history and mystery and It says that on the website and tour description.
    Regina_Y, Jun 2022
    Tour was a history lesson and disorganized. Not interesting for us at all. We lost interest in it as the presentation was rambling and disjointed. Hearing about old fishing tournaments and restaurant mane changes was of no interest to us on a ghost tour.
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Thanks for your feedback. We’ll take it in to consideration for future improvements. Have a great day!
    Interesting ghost tour
    Dawn_R, Jun 2022
    Zach, our guide, was well informed and very knowledgeable. He showed us some EVP's from previous tours and one of the people on our tour had an EVP app on her phone that gave us some EVP's even though Zach's equipment didn't pick up any. It was fun and gave some insight to interesting places on the island and some of the local history.
    Fun, entertaining and educational
    cynithia_r, May 2022
    Listening to the local ghost sightings and experiences. And the history behind the stories gave context and depth.
    Ghost tour 👍🏻
    Barry_S, Mar 2022
    Zach was a awesome story teller. He’s very knowledgeable about the Hawaiian culture, myths and legends. From burial sites to haunting interactions around the Kona area. We were pleased with this tour.
    The stories of the Whit...
    Candace_D, Mar 2022
    The stories of the Whit lady at the palace with the pictures to prove if! Great way to spend an evening and learn more about Hawaii! Zach is a great guide too.
    Haunted Kona Tour
    Shelby_B, Feb 2022
    There were several times during the tour that a shiver ran down my spine. Especially by the gate on the beach. Our guides, Zack and Bob are very knowledgeable. We not only got a ghost tour but a great lesson in Hawaiian history. Our tour also included a wonderful book written by Zack with even more stories. I highly recommend this activity.
    GeriJacobs, Nov 2021
    Great to hear the history of how Kona was settled. Zach has a lot of knowledge and is very great telling the history.
    Great Evening Family Tour
    John_B, Oct 2021
    Great history, nice evening stroll, great group conversation. 1st ghost / haunted tour and Zach made it great. He is very passionate spirits, respect, Hawaiian history
    Stephen_H, Aug 2021
    It was very good I enjoyed it had family with me wife brother and his wife kids and grandkids but they have to put in 100 characters is kind of stupid