Kilauea Lava Fields, Hawaiian BBQ & Hilo Bay Snorkel

6.5 hours | Hilo | ITO-505
From
$ 189.95
Medical restriction (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Black Sand Beaches
  • Outdoor Adventures
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT

Mackenzie State Recreation Area
This remote and beautiful 13-acre park boasts jagged lava cliffs, lava tubes and blowholes formed when hot lava met the cool sea waters. Once closed in 2018 by the marching 40-foot-tall wall of crumbly a'a lava as it oozed its way to the sea, the park reopened to an altered coastline and a new black sand beach.

Isaac Hale Beach Park
Lava flows encircled this popular park on Pohoiki Bay miraculously sparing the infrastructure while completely destroying everything around it. Be sure to check out the boat launch ramp, now sitting in a pond cut off from the ocean by a natural berm of lava.

Star of the Sea Painted Church
This church was built in 1927-1928 under the direction of the Belgian Catholic missionary priest Father Evarist Gielen, who painted the upper section of the church interior. In 1990, the church was moved to its present location just ahead of an advancing lava flow.


Hilo Bay
Enjoy a dip in a coastal lagoon protected by a reef. Grab a free snorkel set or just jump in the water and explore the unique lava rock coastline; kayaks and paddle boards are available to rent.

LUNCH
Relax with a delicious Hawaiian-style BBQ lunch prepared by your guide and served with champagne and beer.

SHOPPING
Stock up on fresh roasted Kona coffee, Hawaiian macadamia nuts, and other local products with a stop at Hilo Bay.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Your exciting day begins with a drive through quaint Hilo town where you'll drive along the historic waterfront past Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens before heading out to Kilauea. Your National Park Service certified guide will discuss the volcanology, geology, and history of Hawaii, as well as providing in-depth narration on the various lava flows and flora and fauna that you'll be passing by.

Special Notes:

Wear closed toe shoes, your swimsuit under your clothes and bring a towel. Children 7 years and under require a car seat per Hawaii state law. The tour operator can supply a child safety or booster seat at no charge with advance notice to the onboard Tour Desk. This tour is not for passengers with heart, neck or back problems.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Medical Restriction:

No neck or back injuries; must be able to walk over uneven terrain.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for scenic drive to Kalapana and Kaimu black sand beach

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
13
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
300
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit to Mackenzie State Park

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
13
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:15
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Lunch

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
13
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
10
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Arrive at a black lava lagoon for exploring and swimming

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
13
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Steps:
6
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided tour of Lava Tree State Park

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
13
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Scenic drive through Downtown Hilo for restroom and local shopping stop

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
13
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:15
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
10
Steps:
1
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board vehicle for return to ship

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
13
Travel time:
00:15