Bio & Testimonials

Read rave reviews and learn about the owner of Kona Adventure Tours

About Jon Knight

“As a certified interpretive guide with over 15 years experience, I’ve cultivated a deep passion for the island and an intense desire to share my knowledge of it with travelers looking for a more profound and lasting impression of Hawai’i. I’ve learned through my years of guiding that giving visitors the best possible experience requires a more immersive and personal setting. I look forward to sharing my passion with you.”
Jon Knight- Owner/Operator



What guests are saying about us.

“A+ all the way”!!
“As a travel consultant for over 20 years, I’m constantly looking for the best values for my clients. I’m all about Customer Service and going beyond what is expected. With that said because I give it, I expect it. I found it with Jon Knight at Kona Adventure Tours!!  I highly recommend booking with Jon for an amazing custom experience you’ll always remember”!!

– Karencruises

“Don’t Miss this Opportunity!”
“Last month we spent our last day on the big island with Jon, owner, and guide for Kona Adventure Tours. What a great find! Jon has an encyclopedic knowledge of the outdoors and is an expert guide and host. His trips are intimate, personal experiences. This time he took us on a birding trip to Hakalau Preserve up off the saddle road. We saw many birds, some not yet on our life list, including a Hawaiian Owl cruising in front of us for miles; and on our hike into the preserve: nene, Apapane, I’iwi, Akepa, and more. Many he first identified by song. So fun! Next year we’ll be back for his astronomy tour. This guy is the real deal. Don’t miss any trip he offers”.

 – Bill

“Private/Custom Tour Winner!”
“We travel often with family and friends. No matter where we go, our preferred method to sightsee is on private/custom tours. We contacted Jon the day prior and booked a 13-hour tour to include each of our diverse interests. Jon was super-duper fantastic! Knowledgeable. Fun. Flexible. Thoughtful. Prepared. Thorough. Jon didn’t miss a detail. Yep, there are other tour companies on the island – and probably even a few good ones. But, Jon provides a memorable experience with a new local friend vs an impersonal tourist transaction. Concierge level service not to be missed! Don’t trust your vacation memories to just anyone”.

– DoctorB-dub

The best-guided tour in Big Island“!
“Jon was a fantastic person to spend time with on an island full of wonders. He was extremely considerate and caring. We were a family of 4 including our parents, and they thought it was the best tour they’ve had in a while.”.

-Sean P, Santiago, Chile