Ocean Wings Hawaii, Inc. is located in Kailua-Kona on the beautiful west coast of the island of Hawai’i, which is also known as the "Big Island".
Most people think the “Big Island” is where Honolulu, the capital, is located. Honolulu is in fact on Oahu, along with Waikiki, Pearl Harbor and famous surf spots on the North Shore. The State of Hawaii is actually made up of seven main islands: Kaua’i, Ni’ihau, O’ahu, Lanai, Moloka’i, Maui, and Hawai’i. All six of the other islands would fit inside the "Big Island" twice and still have room to spare. Covering 4,038 square miles (10,458 km^2), it stretches approximately 95 miles (153 km) from north to south and 80 (129 km) miles east to west.
The Big Island has much to offer to its visitors. It has 11 of possible 13 temperate zones and the tallest mountain in the world if measured from the sea floor. You can explore one of most active volcanos on the planet, tropical rainforest, majestic waterfalls, snowy summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, volcanic calderas, desert moonscapes, alpine skiing, white sandy beaches, coral reefs and many endemic species of flora and fauna including more than 100,000 species of orchids.
Mauna Kea, meaning White Mountain, raises from 19,000 ft (5,791 m) below sea level to about 13,700 ft (4,176 m) above sea level, which makes it in total the tallest mountain on the planet. In the winter months storms bring precipitation and clouds to the summit creating snow. There is almost 100 square miles of skiable area to ski or snowboard. Mauna Loa (Long Mountain) is situated just next "door" to Mauna Kea and is the largest volcano (in mass of land) in the world. It is about 13,600 ft (4,145 m) above sea level, a little shorter than Mauna Kea. The volcano “Kilauea” is located on the flank of Mauna Loa and it is one of the most active volcanos in the world. Visitors can have spectacular opportunities to view red hot lava and new earth being made by air, boat, and foot.
The activities on the Big Island are endless. There is some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in Hawaii, sailing, deep sea fishing, kayaking, wind surfing, beach-going, hiking, horseback riding, golfing, luau’s, an ancient Hawaiian heiau, the palace, petroglyphs and more. The humpback whales migrate to Hawaii in the winter months to give birth and to mate. Whale watching is a favorite in the winter months.
The average day time temperature in the summer is about 85ºF (29ºC) and will drop to about 78ºF (26ºC) in the winter months. The average water temperature is 71ºF - 73ºF (21ºC - 23ºC) in the winter and 78ºF - 81ºF (26ºC - 28ºC) in the summer.
With almost perfect weather and temperatures, such a variety of beauty and things to do, plus Hawaiian Aloha, you will understand why so many people call this place Paradise.