Hawaiian Salt Farm Tour

20 Reviews | Big Island of Hawaii, USA

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45 minutes (Approx.)
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Tour Hawaii Island's only Salt Farm. Recently featured on Guy Fieri's show, we are located on a beautiful 7 acre oceanfront site, in an area that was has been for salt gathering by Hawaiians for centuries and now is part of the Hawaii Ocean Science & Technology Park.

Our Chief Salt Maker brings tradition and modern technology together, she hand harvest the only salt in the world made from Deep Ocean Waters 2,200 feet below the surface.

Your guide will give you a brief overview of the history of our area, the special place salt has in Hawaiian Culture, our salt making process and the centuries-long travel through deep sea currents our ultra pristine and mineral rich water took before arriving to us here.

To finish we offer a salt tasting of our various salts, flavored and smoked.

You are welcome to stay after and enjoy our beautiful coastline; in the winter months you can frequently see whales right offshore. Or come visit our store if our tour does not fit into your schedule.



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Average 4.95 out of 5 stars based on 20 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Hawaiian salt tour was terrific
Joan V, Aug 2022 Verified
Salt tour was a great experience. Beautiful setting right on the coast. Great historical overview of the importance of salt to the Hawaiian people and culture. Jeff provided a great tour!
Hawaiian Salt Farm .. Fun & Educational Tour
Carol M, Apr 2022 Verified
We easily signed up on line. Arrived for 10 am tour, greeted and given a plumeria flower for our hair, and glass of water. Tour guide explained history, process for getting water from deep in Pacific Ocean, challenges and “cool science” used in the process. We purchased flavored salts at gift shop. Left with info, appreciation of Hawaiian culture and smiles.
Hawaiian Salt Farm Tour
23MICHAELB23, Jan 2022 Verified
You guys, this was a last-minute addition to our vacation and completely worth it! We booked the tour the night before because we've seen so many options for sea salt in the stores. This tour was so informative and interesting and even our teenager had a great time while learning something! Give this place some of your time and you won't be disappointed.
Hawaiian Salt Farm Tour
donnamI6220FH, Dec 2021 Verified
This is a great tour that includes information not only about how salt is harvested and marketed on the Big Island but the tour also includes a discussion of history of the area and the cultural relevance of salt. I recommend the tour.Also, for most of the tour you are outside or in an open air setting. There was only myself, my partner and the tour guide so we did not wear masks (we would have had there been other people). The gift shop was incredibly clean and open. We felt safe on the tour.
Great experience, learned a lot.
Pamela E, Nov 2021 Verified
Enjoyed the tour immensely. Guide was excellent and very informative. I won’t recommend this to anyone.
Hawaiian Salt Farm Tour
kathy032044, Nov 2021 Verified
Very educational tour & we all learned something new. Sam made it fun as well as easy to understand. Recommend highly.
Hawaiian Salt Farm Tour
vdub1705, Nov 2021 Verified
Rare to find someone as truly passionate about their work as Ipo Lani. Prepare to become fascinated with the Sea Salt farming process. Enjoy an amazing variety of the purest salt that exists on Earth. They use sustainable farming techniques to protect the ocean and sea life. And you can find many unique and useful gifts to bring back home to your family. This tour is a must!
Hawaiian Salt Farm Tour
JPinHawaii, Nov 2021 Verified
This is a visit not to miss. Ipo was our guide through this most interesting business on the Big Island. She is so knowledgeable about the history of the Island and how salt has always been a part of it. The Salt Farm uses the deep cold water from far below the surface to produce this beautiful pure white salt. I highly recommend a visit and tour for visitors and locals alike
Hawaiian Salt Farm Tour
Joe R, Nov 2021 Verified
Awesome experience as well as educational. Those of you into science will really appreciate this tour. Tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable on the whole operation. Recommend for anyone.
Hawaiian Salt Farm Tour
Kris A, Nov 2021 Verified
Great educational-type tour. Tour guide has worked at the facility for many years and is so knowledgable on the whole process. We got to see the various steps in the process of getting the salt water from 2200 feet. The only part not on the tour is the actual packaging building due to sanitation requirements. Nice salt sampling at the end with fruits and veggies. Tour was closer to 1 1/2 hrs instead of the 45 minutes advertised. Some walking short distance. We recommend this if you are interested in learning.

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