Hilo, Hawaii

Welcome to the Big Island of Hawaii - a paradise of black-sand beaches, tropical rainforest and volcanic mountains. Mauna Loa, the largest mountain on the planet, soars above the bleak lava fields of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In the heart of the Big Island's lush rainforest lies the remote and stunning Wai'po Valley (Valley of the Kings). Hawaii's history matches its incomparable landscape - it is a saga of mighty Polynesian kings, sugar barons, war and treachery.

The landscape of the Big Island ranges from black-sand beaches to tropical rain forest to the alpine terrain of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. At 13,796 feet above sea level, the summit of Mauna Kea is the highest point in the entire Pacific basin.

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Points of Interest

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Tropical Botanical Gardens
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Waipi'o Valley
  • Maunakea
  • Akaka Falls
  • Black Sand Beaches
  • Outdoor Adventures
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  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    See two of the world's most active volcanoes, dramatic lava landscapes and get insight into the birth of the Hawaiian Islands from 70 million years of volcanic activity.

  • Tropical Botanical Gardens

    The Big Island is home to numerous garden wonderlands. Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is rich with fertile volcanic soil and protected from trade winds. Find more than 2,000 plant species in this unique garden situated in a 40-acre valley. Nani Mau Gardens, does not disappoint with 20 acres of tropical flora as well as picturesque waterfalls and walking paths. Panaewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens showcases animals from rainforest climates around the world in a lush garden setting.

  • Rainbow Falls

    The picturesque Rainbow Falls get its name for the rainbows that appear when the 80-foot cascade hits the water below and the mist creates a prism of color in the dazzling sunlight.

  • Waipi'o Valley

    This lush green valley is one of the Big Island's most beautiful areas. Once a meeting place of Hawaiian kings, legend claims an otherworld gate is here and a spiritual "mana" can be felt.

  • Maunakea

    Its summit rises to 14,000 feet and is the only place on the Hawaiian Islands that snows in the winter. View the stars from the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy located at 9,000 feet.

  • Akaka Falls

    Hike a half-mile loop on the walking path through lush tropical vegetation to a scenic vista overlooking the Akaka Falls cascading 442 feet down to the gorge below.

  • Black Sand Beaches

    Created when flowing lava touches ocean waters and explodes, the inevitable forces of nature caused by the island's volcanoes result in stunning beaches of black sand.

  • Outdoor Adventures

    Hiking, caving, snorkeling, and kayaking amidst waterfalls are just some of the incredible outdoor activities you can participate in on Hilo.

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Akaka Falls, Macadamia Nut Shop & Tropical Gardens

4 hours | Hilo | ITO-205
  • Tropical Botanical Gardens
  • Akaka Falls

Experience the Big Island's tropical splendors on a drive along the scenic coastline. Visit Akaka Falls, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm and the Pana'ewa Rainforest Gardens & Zoo on this half-day excursion. At Akaka Falls, take in the breathtaking views as the cascade of water plunges 442 feet over a volcanic ledge framed by rainforest. A one-mile circular stepped-path leads through the forest to the falls. A visit to the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm shows how macadamia nuts are processed and packaged. Browse the gift store for souvenirs and sample some nuts. Visit the 12-acre Panaewa Rainforest Gardens & Zoo; the only tropical rainforest botanical garden and zoo in the United States. It is home to more than 100 varieties of palms, orchids, bamboo and tropical plants as well as animal species including the endangered Nene (Hawaii State Bird).

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Explore Hilo Town Highlights

3.5 hours | Hilo | ITO-120
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Black Sand Beaches

A taste of Hilo, this 3.5-hour adventure takes in a smattering of the island's most scenic natural sites and "nibbles" its way through some of its tastiest attractions. Begin your mini-coach trip down tree-lined Banyan Drive and through Liliuokalani Garden, the largest Japanese-style garden outside of Asia. Take a moment to stop at Big Island Candies, where goodies galore are available for purchase. Continue through Hilo and see the iconic statue of King Kamehameha dramatically overlooking Hilo Bay, then stop at the local farmer's market brimming with colorful, tropical fruits. You'll want to have your camera at the ready at Rainbow Falls, an 80-foot-tall cascade surrounded by tropical flora. Go nuts at the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm. then marvel at a magnificent black-sand beach, where, if you're lucky, green sea turtles will be basking in the sun. Return to port at the conclusion of this enjoyable day.

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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

2.5 hours | Hilo | ITO-305
  • Tropical Botanical Gardens

Tour the Hawaii Botanical Garden, home to thousands of tropical plant species, on this approximately 2.5 hour excursion. Enjoy a self-guided tour of this extraordinary garden set in a valley where more than 2,000 species of tropical flowers, fruits and plants reside. Be sure to visit the Onomea Museum in the Vistors' Center and stop by the stunning Orchid Garden. The garden's gift shop offers a fine array of art glass, ceramics, jewelry and other items handcrafted by local artisans. Tropical flower bouquets can be shipped the day you order. (Check shipping destinations at the gift shop.) On your return route, get a narrated tour of old Hilo town passing the statue of King Kamehameha - the islands' esteemed monarch's statue before heading back to the pier.

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Land of Frozen Fire

5.5 hours | Hilo | ITO-215
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Black Sand Beaches

Experience the land of frozen fire, firsthand, on this half-day excursion. Your journey begins as you board your air-conditioned van or mini bus and set out to discovery the duality of the Volcano Goddess, Pele, on this tour highlighting the beauty of Puna. Learn how volcanoes like Kilauea can both destroy and create, a phenomenon spectacularly on display in the lower east rift zone that experienced the 2014 and 2018 eruptions firsthand. Pass through Pahoa town, a unique place full of resilient people who truly know how to "go with the flow". See the island's newest black sand beach and learn the story behind its creation. Along the way, stop at some of Puna's most iconic landmarks, such as the nearly inundated county Transfer Station, Sea Arch and Painted Church. See world famous Rainbow Falls, an 80-foot marvel where the Wailuku River plunges 100 feet into a turquoise pool. Finish your tour with a chance to shop in charming downtown Hilo and the option to treat yourself (at your own expense) to Hawaii's favorite treat, a refreshing shave ice and local delicacy poke. As this tour is intended to show you latest volcanic events, your guide will inform you of any changes on the day of your tour.

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Waterfalls Spectacular: Akaka Falls & Rainbow Falls

3.5 hours | Hilo | ITO-480
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Akaka Falls

Discover the Big Island's rainforest waterfalls. Travel to Akaka Falls, a free-falling waterfall that plummets 442 feet into the rainforest. Explore views along the Wailuku River and Rainbow Falls, surrounded by orchids and wild ginger. Board your tour vehicle and drive along the northeast shore to Akaka Falls State Park. An approximately one-mile trail leads through the rainforest and offers views of the Big Island's most beautiful waterfall, Akaka Falls. Here Kolekole Creek plummets 442 feet into a densely forested gorge. Return to your tour vehicle for the return drive to Hilo, enjoying views of Onomea Bay. Your destination is Rainbow Falls, where the Wailuku River plunges 100 feet past a large lava cave into a turquoise pool. View the Wailuku River through stands of orchid, bamboo and wild ginger as you return to your tour vehicle.

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Rainbow Falls, Kaumana Caves & Black Sand Beach

3.5 hours | Hilo | ITO-475
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Black Sand Beaches
  • Outdoor Adventures

Experience some of the best Hilo has to offer in this small-group half day adventure. Take in dramatic views of two of Hilo's famed waterfalls, walk through a lava tube, sample local favorite sweet treats and search for the endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle on a black sand beach. An interpretive guide narrates the history of Hilo during your drive to hidden waterfalls at Honoli'i Beach Park. Take in views of world-famous Rainbow Falls and the surrounding tropical jungle. Drive to Kaumana Caves, where you have the option to navigate down 20 steep steps and over a natural trail to explore the mouth of the caves. Satisfy your sweet tooth as you sample locally made treats at Big Island Candies. Then travel Hilo's rugged coastline to visit a black sand cove.

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Ultimate Hilo Coast & Botanical Garden

4 hours | Hilo | ITO-325
  • Tropical Botanical Gardens
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Akaka Falls

Hilo's stunning coastline and lush rainforests are on display on a four-hour adventure that makes the most of the natural, scenic highlights of the island. Begin with a scenic vanride to Rainbow Falls. This picture-perfect, 80-foot-tall twin cascade produces a rainbow effect that gives the waterfall its name. Continue on to the four-mile Onomea Scenic Route to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, a floral oasis showcasing over 2,000 plant species, birds and water features. Next, you'll enjoy Akaka Falls State Park, the site of the largest easily accessible waterfall on the island. A paved walking trail takes you into the center of a dense rainforest to a stunning 442-foot plunge that falls dramatically down a sheer cliff into a pool below. Keep your camera out for the Hilo icon, the King Kamehameha statue, then do a little shopping for macadamia nuts, local crafts, Kona coffee and more. Return to port at the conclusion of this lovely day.

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Crater Hike & Hilo Waterfalls

6 hours | Hilo | ITO-470
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Outdoor Adventures

Avid hikers will get a great workout while taking in spectacular scenery on a trek to Kilauea Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Lace up your sturdy shoes and set off on a six-hour adventure by van or mini bus, stopping first to admire cascading Rainbow Falls or neighboring Boiling Pots, pools resembling a steaming Jacuzzi. Travel Volcano Highway, flanked by native foliage, and arrive at the crater rim. Set off on a strenuous three-mile hike into this active volcano, taking in the outer-worldly beauty of the now cooled lava rock flows. Enjoy provided snacks and water. Continue by van or mini bus to Big Island Candies for their chocolate-dipped macadamia nut shortbread cookies. Purchase an ice cream, or gifts for folks back home followed by return to the pier.

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Jungle Falls Bike Adventure

6.5 hours | Hilo | ITO-455
  • Tropical Botanical Gardens
  • Outdoor Adventures

Discover why Hilo has just what your spirit's looking for with a day-long adventure in the beautiful Hamakua Coast beginning with a scenic drive to the rainforest at Botanical World Adventures, a 300-acre paradise of flowers, winding streams, waterfalls, and lush greenery. Here, you'll don a helmet and rain jacket and set off on a guided bike ride through old plantation villages, over bridges, with views of beautiful streams and waterfalls originating from the slopes of Mauna Kea while surrounded by tropical trees and plants. The guides will then transport you by van to their private waterfall for an amazing photo opportunity. The experience continues as you journey back to the pier with a stop at Low Store where you can purchase tropical smoothies and Hawaiian shaved ice with a final stop at Big Island Candies, famous for handmade macadamia nut shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate!

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Hilo's Waterfalls & Gardens Experience

7 hours | Hilo | ITO-115
  • Tropical Botanical Gardens
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Akaka Falls
  • Black Sand Beaches

Take in nature's bounty on this full-day excursion. Enjoy expert commentary about Hilo town as you see the "Hilo Walk of Fame's" banyan trees planted by celebrities. Visit Liliuokalani Gardens and view an iconic statue of King Kamehameha. Continue to picturesque Rainbow Falls, where the Wailuku River plunges 100 feet into a turquoise pool. Travel north along the scenic coastline to experience two gorgeous waterfalls - the 100-foot Kahuna Falls and the towering Akaka Falls, plunging 442 feet into an eroded gorge framed by lush rainforest. At the Nani Mau Gardens, discover different species of flowers, fruits and plants on a self-guided tour. You will also enjoy a delicious island-style lunch buffet the garden restaurant. Finally on the way back to the pier you will discover a world of marine science at the only black-sand beach in the Hilo region.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Tastes of Hawaii

6.5 hours | Hilo | ITO-300
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Embark on a full day of scenic beauty and specialty treats. Board your air-conditioned van and begin the day at the famed Hilo Coffee Mill for a tasting that will awaken your palate. Then, visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where an experienced guide will lead your small group on short leisurely strolls showcasing the incredible changes the landscape has undergone sine the May 2018 lava eruption. Explore hidden overlooks off the beaten path, walk across new lava formations and actually see the rebirth of the native Hawaiian rainforest in its first stages of life. Embrace this natural wonder named a World Heritage Site UNESCO in 1982. Enjoy a picnic style specialty lunch and a complimentary glass of wine on the lush grounds of Volcano Garden Arts, a fine art gallery showcasing Hawaii artists. A definite treat for the senses! We'll also make a sweet stop at Big Island Candies where they make artisanal chocolates and macadamia-nut cookies. There will be time for shopping before heading back to the ship.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Orchid Garden

4.5 hours | Hilo | ITO-125
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Take in nature's bounty on this half-day excursion. Journey to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to view its major sights. Get an overview of the park at the Visitor Center then see otherworldly landscapes: twisted lava rock flows, sulfur banks and lava beds. According to Hawaiian legend, it is bad luck to take home pieces of lava rock (and many disbelievers have found out the hard way, as many rocks are mailed back to Hawaii each year. See the amazing Kilauea Volcano - home of Pele, the legendary Goddess of Fire. From the visitor center and Kiauea Iki, witness the results of Hawaii's newest eruptions. Walk along the volcanic ridge and explore the natural steam vents. Next up, Akatsuka Orchid Garden. Its stunning displays of many varieties and colors of orchids make this garden a prime example of why Hilo is called the "flower capital of the world." Remember your camera, as the colors and varieties are worthy photo subjects.

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Summit of Maunakea

6 hours | Hilo | ITO-110
  • Maunakea

Go from the Pacific to the highest peak on the islands: the summit of Maunakea on this all-day excursion. We'll drive through historic downtown Hilo, passing Rainbow Falls, the Mauna Loa lava flows and the Kipuka Pu'u Huluhulu Native Tree Sanctuary, en route to Maunakea. The ancient Hawaiians considered Maunakea a sacred burial ground and home of Poli'ahu, the snow goddess. Today, the mountain is the world's premier spot for astronomy. We'll stop at the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy then head on up to the summit at 13,796 feet above sea level and Keck Observatory. The view from atop Maunakea is best described as a majestic moonscape. Bring your camera for views unlike any other throughout the islands. On the way back down, we'll stop at the Onizuka Center for lunch before returning to the pier.

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Farm, Fork & Fire

6 hours | Hilo | ITO-315
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Nature's bounty is on display on this six-hour adventure focusing on the environmental stewardship of the Big Island's farming community. Board your passenger van and enjoy a picturesque 45-minute drive to a family-owned orchid farm and discover why Hilo is the orchid capital of the world. Continue on to the island's only vineyard, Volcano Winery and Tea Garden, for a tour and tasting. A Hawaiian-style BBQ is waiting for you after your winery tour. Refreshed, continue on to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore with your park ranger-trained guide and stop at various lookout points to take in the panoramic views of the park's major sights. The otherworldly landscapes dazzle with twisted lava rock flows, sulfur banks and lava beds. Return to the pier.

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Highlights of the Hamakua Coast

7.5 hours | Hilo | ITO-235
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Waipi'o Valley
  • Akaka Falls
  • Outdoor Adventures

Hilo's spectacular waterfalls are on full display on this full-day adventure that not only takes in these sparkling cascades but also offers the opportunity for a private waterfall swim. Begin with a stop at Tex Drive-In, for an option to purchase their famous made-to-order malasadas, fried Portuguese sweet treats. Then, journey through the Valley of the Kings and descend into Laupahoehoe Point. Laupahoehoe village was located here until a tsunami in 1946 forced the town to move to higher ground. Continue to Akaka Falls State Park, where a paved walking path leads to Akaka Falls, a stunning 442-foot cascade that plunges down a sheer cliff. Next, a bumpy old sugar cane gravel road brings you to a remote waterfall hidden in a tropical rainforest. Here, take a refreshing swim and enjoy a Hawaiian style barbeque lunch. Continue on to Rainbow Falls, featuring an 80-foot-tall twin waterfall. A photo stop at the iconic King Kamehameha statue and souvenir shopping completes this delightful day.

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Waterfall, Volcano Winery & Black Sand Beach

6.75 hours | Hilo | ITO-320
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Black Sand Beaches

The vibrant Big Island comes alive on this full-day adventure that takes in a variety of sights and scenic splendor. Board your van and set off to the Hilo Coffee Mill, the perfect spot for a little liquid fuel to start your day. Here, you'll tour the farm and learn about production of some of the richest coffee in the world and sample its aromatic flavors. Next, you're treated to the beautiful fragrance of flowers at Akatsuka Orchid Farm. Established in 1974, Akatsuka has grown into one of the world's leading cultivators of cattleya orchids, and a variety of blooms are displayed in huge greenhouses. Continue to Punalu'u Black Sand Beach for a stroll along the shoreline to look for honu (green Hawaiian sea turtles). At the famous Volcano Winery, you'll sample several varietals as well as its estate-grown teas. Here, you'll also tuck into a Hawaiian-style BBQ lunch. Stop to photograph the Boiling Pots, where the Wailuku River "boils" through depressions in the rocks, and the 80-foot cascade at Rainbow Falls before a souvenir stop and the return to port.

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Island-Style Progressive Brunch – Bon Appetit Exclusive

4.5 hours | Hilo | ITO-250

Spend a day wrapped in the Aloha Spirit with a progressive brunch that welcomes you into three different Hawaiian homes. Get a glimpse of what it's like to live on the Big Island on both the mauka (mountain side) and makai (ocean side). Learn stories of the land as you dine on seasonal items like Kona coffee, maladadas, Portugese sausage, fresh salads and more.

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Zipline Through Paradise

4 hours | Hilo | ITO-400
  • Outdoor Adventures

Take your need for speed to new heights on this thrilling zipline adventure. Covering nearly two miles of gorgeous tropical river gorges, your 8-line zip course takes you over endless and ever-changing views. Thrill to the sight of multiple waterfalls while soaring over 160 feet above their thunderous roar. Traverse over 5 different suspension elements with certified staff members to ensure your complete safety and comfort. You'll soar over more than 2,400 feet of non-stop thrills with stunning ocean, forest and river views to keep you in a constant state of awe. This is the only all side-by-side dual-track zipline on the Big Island of Hawaii, so it's perfect to share with the whole family. With a refreshment stop mid-way through the course, you're sure to stay energized from the beginning to the end of this spine-tingling half-day excursion.

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Kona & Open-Ocean Dolphin Swim

8 hours | Hilo | ITO-725
  • Outdoor Adventures

Exclusively for Princess Cruises passengers, travel to Kailua Kona on a scenic drive between the two main volcanoes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Here, you will board your Zodiac raft for the ocean portion of the tour. From the ocean, the captain will point out the historic highlights of the town. The objective is to find a pod of Hawaiian Spinner dolphins that frequent the coastline. You will have the opportunity to do an open-ocean swim that puts you in close proximity to these amazing marine mammals. The "Open-Ocean Dolphin Swim" is a once in a lifetime experience. This portion does require you to be good swimmer, have snorkel experience, and be in good physical shape. The dolphins are wild animals and sightings cannot be guaranteed. Should there be extra time after the dolphin swim, you may be able to snorkel along a beautiful reef where colorful tropical fish and coral can be viewed. You will be provided with a lunch of deli sandwich, chips and cookies, along with soft drinks, at the end of the water portion. Once back at the dock, you have a brief time to change into dry clothes. Relax on the return drive to your ship in Hilo.

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Maunakea Summit & Stars Exclusive Adventure

7.25 hours | Hilo | ITO-230
  • Maunakea

Reach for the stars at the summit of towering Maunakea Mountain. Revered by astronomers from around the globe, it plays host to the most expansive astronomical complex on Earth. Your full-day adventure begins with a 4-wheel-drive transit vehicle ride up the mountain, stopping at magnificent Pu'u Huluhulu for a short, guided walk through a native koa forest. Then it's on to the Visitor Information Station at 9,000 feet for spectacular views and your deli-style picnic lunch. Reach Maunakea's summit for a peek inside the Keck Observatory, a cutting-edge astronomical installation. Also at the 13,796-foot summit, you'll find telescopes monitored by 11 countries, taking advantage of the highest number of clear nights on the planet. Visit the the Imiloa Astronomy Center for an exclusive planetarium show focusing on the history of stargazing in the Hawaiian culture. Reflect on the powers of the universe on your return drive.

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Zippin' Volcano

8 hours | Hilo | ITO-405
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Outdoor Adventures

Fly high above lush tropical foliage and enjoy spectacular island views on an exhilarating zipline adventure and so much more on this full-day excursion that makes the most of Hilo's spectacular natural scenery and attractions. A picturesque 40-minute drive brings you to the zipline facility, nestled within a gorgeous tropical river gorge. Begin with a safety orientation, then embark with your certified guide on a heart-pounding, eight-platform zipline course, covering nearly two miles of gorgeous tropical river gorges over the treetop canopies and multiple waterfalls while soaring more than 160 feet above them. Thrill to one of Hawaii Island's longest runs, at more than 2,400 feet in length, and grab a friend for the only side-by-side dual-track zipline on Hawaii. At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore with your park ranger-trained guide and stop at various lookout points to take in the panoramic views of the park's major sights. A picnic-style lunch is provided.

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Volcanic Landscapes by Helicopter

2.25 hours | Hilo | ITO-800
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Survey one of Earth's most active volcanoes from the air! Get an unforgettable vantage point from the safety of a helicopter on this approximately two-hour excursion. This flightseeing tour emphasizes the most current areas of volcanic activity on Kilauea Volcano. Fly over Kilauea's most recent eruption sites and see the glow of active lava flows. Get a bird's-eye view of the surface activity and its toll on the devastated town of Kalapana and the Puna Forest before heading back to Hilo to the heliport where your transfer to the ship awaits. Actual flightseeing time is approximately 45 minutes and an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Volcanic Landscapes by Helicopter (Wheelchair Accessible)

2.25 hours | Hilo | ITO-801
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Survey one of Earth's most active volcanoes from the air! Get an unforgettable vantage point from the safety of a helicopter on this approximately two-hour excursion. This flightseeing tour emphasizes the most current areas of volcanic activity on Kilauea Volcano. Fly over Kilauea's most recent eruption sites and see the glow of active lava flows. Get a bird's-eye view of the surface activity and its toll on the devastated town of Kalapana and the Puna Forest before heading back to Hilo to the heliport where your transfer to the ship awaits. Actual flightseeing time is approximately 45 minutes and an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Maunakea Trail ATV (1 or 2 Guests)

4 hours | Hilo | ITO-525
  • Maunakea
  • Outdoor Adventures

Get off road and see the sights of the Big Island's Hamakua coast on your own ATV on this exciting four-hour adventure. Engage in a safety briefing before heading out caravan style on your fully automatic 4X4 Polaris RZR vehicle led by a guide. Rev your engines and be prepared to get dirty and wet as you set off through dramatic scenery, taking in panoramic vistas of the Maunakea, Mauna Loa, Kilauea and Pu'u O'o volcanoes, and the sparkling Pacific Ocean. You'll follow a trail through lush rainforest canopies, up muddy mountains, through emerald fields and down river gorges leading to a beautiful waterfall, where you can take a swim (bring a towel and wear a swimsuit under your clothes). At key points of interest, your guide will stop for photos and to elaborate on the history, flora and fauna of the area. Refresh with local fruit. Return to port at the end of your thrilling day.

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Helicopter, Waterfalls & Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

7 hours | Hilo | ITO-805
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Soar south from Hilo to Kilauea Volcano, one of the five shield volcanoes that formed the Big Island. View basalt formations created by millennia of eruptions and watch for surface activity. Little wonder native Hawaiians considered Kilauea the home of Pele, Goddess of Fire. Your flight heads north for views of rainforest valleys and waterfalls. After landing back in Hilo, head off to explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This fully narrated adventure with your park ranger-trained guide reveals the highlights of the park including its active volcanic craters, sulfur banks and steam vents. Enjoy a Hawaiian-style BBQ lunch at the Volcano Winery with wine and tea tasting. Return to your tour vehicle and the drive back to the ship.

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Maunakea Trail ATV (3 or 4 Guests)

4 hours | Hilo | ITO-526
  • Maunakea
  • Outdoor Adventures

Get off road and see the sights of the Big Island's Hamakua coast on your own ATV on this exciting four-hour adventure. Engage in a safety briefing before heading out caravan style on your fully automatic 4X4 Polaris RZR vehicle led by a guide. Rev your engines and be prepared to get dirty and wet as you set off through dramatic scenery, taking in panoramic vistas of the Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Kilauea and Pu'u O'o volcanoes, and the sparkling Pacific Ocean. You'll follow a trail through lush rainforest canopies, up muddy mountains, through emerald fields and down river gorges leading to a beautiful waterfall, where you can take a swim (bring a towel and wear a swimsuit under your clothes). At key points of interest, your guide will stop for photos and to elaborate on the history, flora and fauna of the area. Refresh with local fruit. Return to port at the end of your thrilling day.

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Hilo by Private Car - Full Day

7 hours | Hilo | ITO-900

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle and driver at your service. A perfect solution for guests who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary. Private car maximum capacity is 3 guests.

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Hilo by Private Van - Full Day

7 hours | Hilo | ITO-910

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle and driver at your service. A perfect solution for guests who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary. Private van maximum capacity is 6 guests.

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Hilo by Private SUV - Full Day

7 hours | Hilo | ITO-905

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle and driver at your service. A perfect solution for guests who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary. Private SUV maximum capacity is 4 guests.

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Easy Activity, Shopping Opportunities

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$1099.95