Hawaii Ironman Fan Experience

The 5 day Kona Spectator Experience is perfect for the spectator or athlete who has not qualified to race in Kona but still want to soak up all the action and explore the Big Island.

Start Date 10.10.18
Days 5
From $1,905
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Want to watch the best show on earth? Then the Kona Spectator Experience is for you!

This tour is the ideal way for spectators to witness the spectacle of the IRONMAN World Championship. You will be treated like a VIP from the moment you arrive on the Big Island, and Tri Travel provide the best schedule for spectators to soak up all the action and excitement of race week.

KAILUA KONA: THE SUNNY OUTDOORS CAPITAL OF THE BIG ISLAND

The west coast of Hawaii is known as the “Kona Side” and Kailua-Kona is the lively center of it all. This historic seaside town sits in the middle of the Kona coast, a few miles south of the Kona International Airport (KOA). Not too long ago Kona was a sleepy fishing village. Now, because of its central location and great weather it has transformed into a lively town that is the activity capital of the Big Island. It is the city on the Big Island that is best equipped for tourism.

There are many shops and farmers markets selling locally produced items and there is a good offering of restaurants. This makes Kona a good and central home base to explore the west coast of the island. Relax and look at the waves crashing over the black lava rocks while sipping from a cup of the world-famous Kona coffee, or have some freshly caught ahi (tuna) while recovering from your busy day.

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What's Included?

Accommodation

Accommodation

Our location and race knowledge allows us to secure some of the best accommodation covering all budgets.

Full transport and Logistics

Full transport and Logistics

From the moment we meet and greet you at the airport, through the tour experience. We provide the best quality transport and logistics.

Recovery

Recovery

Access to Tri Travel massage therapist

Race Week Event Access

Race Week Event Access

Transport and reserved seating to the welcome dinner and presentation night

Chill Zone

Chill Zone

Full access to the Tri Travel House, which is a great spot on Alii Drive for our team to relax - it's also a perfect spot for spectators to watch the race

Merchandise Pack

Merchandise Pack

So your looking your best ever! We make sure your decked out in some cool tri Travel gear.

Detailed Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

It's nice to have some structure and plan, especially when you're about to do the race of your life!

Free time for you and your family/ friends

Free time for you and your family/ friends

It's not all go go go, we allocate plenty of time to relax and enjoy your tour experience with friends and family.

Highly experienced team

Highly experienced team

All staff on hand are there to deliver an awesome experience. Nothings too much to ask.

Tri Travel Functions

Tri Travel Functions

Our group breakfasts and dinners are always a laugh and some fun. Get to know other like-minded athletes and people.

Extras

Pre and Post Travel

Looking to holiday before or after the race. We provide full travel solutions

Flights

Let Tri Travel find the best flight options

Travel Insurance

Through our partners we offer discounted travel insurance

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The Tri Travel Difference

The little things that make your experience unique with us.

  • Create life time friends
    Connect with like-minded athletes. Who knows, we might have another marriage proposal on your tour!
  • Money can’t buy experience
    This is often a once in a life time experience for you and your entourage. We make sure you make the most of your time at the event.
  • No limits, no judgements
    Ask all the questions you need to prepare yourself for the race. We have all the answers.
  • Network with the Pros
    We have hand selected the best for you. They are here to support your race.
  • Jokes are for free
    We have fun on our tours, and you’ll take away memories that last a lifetime.
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Day 1

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10

 

Arriving in Kona

The Tri Travel team will greet the main Tri Travel group upon arrival at Kona airport. We will help you load your bikes, luggage etc. and get you to your accommodation as quickly as possible. If bikes do not arrive with your flight, please do not worry, Tri Travel will collect them and deliver to your accommodation.

 

We will point out the smaller local shops near your accommodation for you to purchase incidentals with the larger shopping done tomorrow.

 

Note: PLEASE CHECK YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR TRANSFER TIME

 

 

 

Welcome Party at Humpy’s Showroom at 5:30pm

Tonight, the Tri Travel Team is hosting a welcome party with finger food at Humpy’s Showroom, located on Alii Drive for spectators only.

 

For people staying at Sea Village the Tri Travel van will bring you into town at the below times and return you home after the party.

 

All other guests, we will see you at Humpy’s Showroom on Alii Drive at 5:30pm.

 

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Day 2

THURSDAY OCTOBER 11

 

Shopping at Safeway

Last chance shopping before the race to get your supplies. Could be a good morning for the athletes to sleep in while the spectators make their way to Safeway.

 

Hawaii Ironman Event Welcome Dinner 

Tonight, is the traditional carbo party that welcomes all the athletes to Kona, recognizes last year’s champions and inducts this year’s Hall of Fame recipient. This is a great night out and the beginning of the build-up to race day.

 

The return journey will be approximately 10 mins after the conclusion of the briefing in the car park.

 

Please note: tickets need to be purchased from the race office or on line for non-athletes.

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Day 3

FRIDAY OCTOBER 12

 

Captain Cook Spectators morning 7am-11am

This morning spectators will be picked up from their meeting places and taken to the Captain Cook monument and see the stunning coastline of Kona.

 

Bike Check-in at the Kona Pier

Today is the day to place your BIKE, HELMET AND RACE GEAR into the transition area for the race. Athletes ride their bike to the pier whenever they like, however there is a Tri Travel van stationed at Lava Java at the below times to help athletes get back to their accommodation, so we advise to check your gear in 45 mins to 1 hour before one of the pick-up times.

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Day 4

SATURDAY OCTOBER 13

Race Morning Pick-ups

The Tri Travel bus will pick-up at the below times to take you to the start, which for many, is a realisation of a dream – the Hawaii Ironman.

Race Day Buses: Spectator to Waikoloa for race viewing

The Tri Travel race day bus will leave at 8:00am sharp.

 

Supporters must meet at the corner of the Queen K Highway and Palani Road by 7:45am. You will be able to watch the race from this position before the buses begin to leave for Waikoloa where you will have a great view of the athletes at 50km into the race in the lava fields.

 

Tri Travel Recovery house

After the bus returns from Waikoloa you can make your way down to the Tri Travel recovery house on Alii Drive. Here we will have cool drinks, a wading pool and plenty of shade. You can watch your athletes run past twice before walking to the finish line.

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Day 5

SUNDAY OCTOBER 14

 

Breakfast at Humpy’s

Tri Travel has arranged a morning breakfast at 9:00am at HUMPY’S. It is a great morning to celebrate and talk about yesterday’s events and watch the Tri Travel Tour week video.

 

Hawaii Ironman Awards Dinner

It’s time to enjoy the party. The awards dinner is an incredible night, the pressure is off and it is time to celebrate. So, enjoy the meal, the show and then make your way down to Laverne’s Sports Bar for a night of dancing and fun.

 

The return journey will be approximately 10-15mins after the conclusion of the show in the car park.

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Day 6

MONDAY OCTOBER 15

 

Departures to Kona Airport

Airport pick-ups will begin this morning. Everyone is to be checked out of their accommodation and at their meeting point at their allotted time.

 

Note: PLEASE CHECK YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS FOR TRANSFER TIMES

 

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