Hilo, Hawaii - Hawaii Cruises

The Big Island is also known as the Volcano Island, as the 14,000-feet peaks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea create a backdrop of uncompromising beauty. Another nickname, the Orchid Isle, hints at the abundant flora within its rich rainforests, while macadamia nut plantations add their mark to the patchwork landscapes. Amidst all this, Hilo greets you with a sedate friendliness and delightful clapboard buildings.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Gourmet Volcano Adventure

    Awaken your senses and entice your taste buds with Hawaiian coffee and gourmet treats.

    Gourmet Volcano Adventure

    Start the day with a cup of locally grown, freshly roasted Hawaiian coffee at the famous Hilo Coffee Mill. Your guide will host you on a stroll through the lush rainforests of the National Park, alive with native birds, incredible foliage and a ‘walk through’ lava tube. Venture off the beaten path and witness the explosive power of Halema’uma’u Crater. Cross new lava formations and discover the rebirth of the Hawaiian rainforest in its first stages of life. Explore the Jagger Museum with its real time seismographs, eruption footage and displays of lava and Hawaiian geology.

    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 Hawai’i artists. A definite treat for the senses!

    The gourmet finale is completed with a stop at Big Island Candies Store known for their macadamia nut shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate.


    This excursion will operate by minivan and on foot. This tour includes 1½ miles of leisurely hiking over some uneven ground. Walking on the lava formations is optional and they are considerably uneven. Comfortable enclosed walking shoes are recommended and Guests should bring a lightweight jacket and warm layers. All participants to enjoy the wine must be 21 years or over and carry ID. Children under 8 years cannot participate and if under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Natural sulphur gases may affect those with respiratory problems. The advertised itinerary may vary due to adverse weather or volcanic activity.

    Tour code

    ITO_008

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Search Category: Countryside and Scenery

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    6½ hours

  • Rainbow Falls Farm & Orchards

    Go off the beaten track to explore remote treasures nestled above the historic town of Hilo on this small group option.

    Rainbow Falls Farm & Orchards

    This adventure will take you to the hidden treasures of OK Farms opposite the famous Rainbow Falls. Travelling parallel to the Wailuku River, take in the outstanding views of expansive lush greenery and beautiful hidden vistas.

    Adventure through the 500 acre farm in a comfortable 4-wheeled drive minibus. You’ll explore a wide variety of tropical crops that are cultivated on the land and you can see, taste, and feel the experience of being on a Hawaiian farm.

    Taste delicious samples of fresh seasonal produce grown and processed on the farm, such as tropical fruit, coffee, macadamia nuts, and fresh heart of palm. While visiting the farm you will be enticed with captivating views, cool breezes, and pure Hawaiian beauty.

    As you take in the gorgeous view at the private Rainbow Falls overlook, you’ll get a have a hands-on experience in cracking and tasting raw macadamia nuts, while you relax in the shade. You’ll even have the opportunity to come face to face with a Hawaiian boar at the feral pig exhibit and learn about how animals interact with the land.

    Held within the tropical landscape of the farm, you will have a glimpse at what our ancient Hawaiian ancestors experienced. Your local guide will tell stories of Hawaiian culture. It will be an adventure for your senses, as you spend the day experiencing one of Hilo's most exclusive treasures!


    . This excursion operates bu coach and on foot. Please wear suitable clothing, along with tennis shoes or comfortable walking shoes. Sunscreen, insect repellent, camera and hat are recommended. Participants must be able to walk on slightly uneven and inclined grass area. Minimum age to participate is 8 years old, and an adult must accompany passengers that are under 18 years of age. The tour will run rain or shine but may be cancelled at short notice, due to severe weather conditions.

    Tour code

    ITO_013

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Search Category: Countryside and Scenery

    • Search Category: Local Experience

    • Search Category: Panoramic

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Waterfalls, Cave & Black Sand Cove

    Experience the beauty of Hilo and venture off the beaten track to explore remote treasures often unseen by the average traveller

    Waterfalls, Cave & Black Sand Cove

    Visit local surf spots hidden rivers and a waterfall surrounded by 40-feet-tall Royal Palms. Enjoy the scenic views of Rainbow Falls while taking in the rich rainforest surrounding the lookout. Take a short ride by van to the Boiling Pots, where water from the Wailuku River rushes through old lava rocks and lava tubes creating a ‘boiling’ effect.

    You’ll have the option to navigate down 20 steep steps and over a natural trail to explore the mouth of Kaumana Caves. These natural wonders were formed by the 1881 eruption of Mauna Loa, the largest volcano in the world. Continue through historic Hilo to the rugged coastline and a black sand cove where you will be surrounded by unique lava formations and marine life.

    Before your journey ends visit the delectable Big Island Trading Company where you will indulge in handmade Hawaiian Treats and 100% Hawaiian Coffee.

    Throughout the day, your local guides will tell stories from long ago and show you breathtaking sights. Hilo’s Hidden Treasures are sure to remain long in your memory.


    This excursion will operate by minivan and on foot.Participants must be able to traverse over uneven terrain and navigate 20 steep stairs (optional). Guests can opt to view the cave at the entrance without descending the steps into the cave. Minimum age to participate is 8 years old, guests under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. This tour runs rain or shine. Please wear a swimsuit under clothing along with trainers. Sunscreen, camera, hat and a towel are recommended .

    Tour code

    ITO_007

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Search Category: Countryside and Scenery

    • Search Category: Panoramic

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Kilauea Volcano Hiking Adventure

    Experience a thrilling hike through rainforests and off the beaten track to the Kilauea Volcano Crater and explore the Jaggar Museum’s seismographs.

    Kilauea Volcano Hiking Adventure

    Begin your adventure with a 45 minute drive to the Volcanoes National Park. Follow your experienced guide on a 5 mile hike through the lush rainforests alive with native birds, incredible foliage and a crater floor that erupted only 50 years ago.

    The hike will take you up and down the crater walls by way of 'switchback' trails and you’ll cover the expanse of the crater floor. It is an amazing way to ‘feel the heat’ of an active volcano below your feet. Witness the explosive power of Halema’uma’u Crater and walk across new lava formations to actually see the rebirth of the native Hawaiian rainforest in its first stages of life.

    Afterwards you 'll make a stop at the Jaggar Museum, located near the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. This museum offers panoramic views of Kilauea Caldera and Halema’uma’u Crater, with its real-time seismographs, eruption footage and beautiful displays of lava and Hawaiian geology. Embrace this natural wonder which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.


    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion operates by minibus and on foot.Elevation at the National Park is 4,000ft, so please wear comfortable clothing in layers, a light jacket and covered shoes (good walking shoes with a closed toe required). Bring a camera, sunglasses and hat. There is approximately 5 miles of strenuous hiking on this tour. Guests should anticipate a 400ft elevations change. The terrain consists of dirt paths and uneven surfaces. Children under 8 cannot participate and any passengers under than 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Natural sulphuric gases may affect those with respiratory problems. Tour itinerary may change due to weather or volcanic activity.

    Tour code

    ITO_012

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Search Category: Activity

    • Search Category: Countryside and Scenery

    • Search Category: Small Groups

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    6½ hours

  • Hilo Bay Kayak

    Explore the waters of Hilo Bay and take in spectacular views of the Hamakua coast, on this guided kayaking adventure.

    Hilo Bay Kayak

    Your adventure begins from a black sand beach in the heart of Hilo, just a short distance from the cruise ship pier. After a safety briefing and instructions, you’ll kayak across the bay for approximately one mile to reach the Wailuku River.

    Continue upstream and paddle your way under the ‘Singing Bridge’ and up the Wailuku River, which takes you to a beautiful waterfall where you ‘ll have the opportunity to cool off or just enjoy the mist coming from the waterfalls.

    Enjoy a couple of hours on the water, with fun guides and amazing views. Look out for a glimpse of the Mauna Kea Summit. Hilo is situated in a portion of Hawaii’s rainforest country, so be prepared for plenty of rainbows and a lush tropical coastline.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This tour operates by kayak. Please wear a swimsuit, under comfortable clothing and bring a towel. Sunscreen, camera and a hat are recommended. Two-person ocean kayaks, safety gear and paddling instructions will be provided. Itinerary subject to change depending on the weather and water conditions. Children under 5 cannot participate. Participants must be in good physical condition and must not weigh more than 250 pounds. This tour is not recommended for those with back problems or heart conditions.

    Tour code

    ITO_011

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Search Category: Activity

    • Search Category: Beach and Water

    • Search Category: Small Groups

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Highlights of Hilo

    Visit Three of Hilo's favourite attractions: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo and Garden and breathtaking Akaka Falls.

    Highlights of Hilo

    At the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, you will have the opportunity to sample the various macadamia nut flavours,and visit the popular gift shop, and snack bar. Macadamia is one of the islands premier exports, so see for yourself why these tasty treats are so popular.

    Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo & Garden is the perfect destination to learn more about Hawaii’s beautiful flora and fauna, for which it is famed. Sit in the shade of over 100 varieties of palm or stroll with peacocks amongst the extensive collection of orchids, bamboo and tropical rhododendrons. Enjoy the sights and breathe in the fragrance from the many tremendously coloured tropical flowers on display.

    Enjoy the scenic journey en route to the Akaka Falls. On arrival, you will see one of the most stunning waterfalls on the island. Take a walk through lush tropical forests on the mile of circular pathways, which offer magnificent views of the 442-foot- high Falls.

    During this scenic tour you will travel along the scenic Hamakua Coast.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Passengers are advised that there is a considerable amount of walking at the Falls. Ground may be uneven in places. Comfortable footwear and a rain jacket are recommended. Please remember US$ if wishing to purchase nuts and souvenirs. This tour will operate by either minibus or coach. The Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory is closed on weekends, therefore the visit will include the visitors centre only.

    Tour code

    ITO_004

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Search Category: Towns and Cities

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Best of Hilo

    Experience some of the best of Hilo with volcanoes, spectacular views, botanical garden and the Macadamia Nut factory.

    Best of Hilo

    Hawaii Botanical Garden features over 2,000 different species of flowers, fruits and plants. Explore the trails independently for approximately one hour. The Orchid Garden is a photographer's paradise.

    Continue to the King Kamehameha Statue, located in downtown Hilo and stop for lunch at a Hilo hotel overlooking the beautiful Hilo Bay.

    You will visit Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and learn how macadamia nuts are processed. Sample the nuts and browse the gift store for souvenirs.

    Your next stop is the Volcanoes National Park. Drive through portions of the Crater Rim that circles Kilauea's summit caldera and craters. You will make frequent stops and experience the beauty of Hawaii's volcanoes. View smooth and jagged lava, lava tubes, sulphur banks and take a short walk through a rain forest path leading to the famed Thurston Lava Tube, a natural wonder unique to Hawaii.

    At the Jaggar Museum, view videos of volcanic eruptions and working seismic equipment relating to the Volcano Observatory.

    Finally visit the Big Island Candies Store. Here you will be able to stock up on world famous handmade Hawaiian treats.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour does not view molten lava flows. Elevation is 3,999 feet above sea level and is not recommended for passengers with respiratory conditions. This tour involves extensive walking over paths and rough uneven terrain inside the Thurston Lava Tube. Naturally occurring sulphur gases are present. There is a steep incline at the Botanical Garden. This itinerary may run in reverse order. The Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory is closed on weekends, therefore the visit will include the visitors centre only.

    Tour code

    ITO_002

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Search Category: Countryside and Scenery

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    8 hours

  • Circle of Fire Helicopter

    Take to the Skies on a helicopter adventure of a life time.

    Circle of Fire Helicopter

    Explore the most geologically active volcano environment on earth—the legendary Kilauea Volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983, making Hawaii’s Big Island the world’s youngest land mass.

    Your expert pilot is also a State of Hawaii certified tour guide, and with 2 way communication between pilot and guests, your exploration of Madame Pele’s spectacular, fiery wonders will be a powerful learning experience and an experience not to miss.

    Fly over the most current areas of volcanic activity, search for lava flows and view black-sand beaches, lush tropical rain forests and small cascading waterfalls while being enriched with fascinating facts about the history and culture of Hawaii.

    Upon return to the heliport you’ll have some free time to review your DVD (available for purchase) or shop for souvenirs, before heading back to the pier.


    This excursion operates by minivan and helicopter. The flight lasts approximately 35-45 minutes. Videos of flights are available for purchase. Guests weighing 250lbs or more are required to purchase an additional seat. Guests and personal belongings will be weighed upon check in. Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions. Volcanic activity varies hourly.

    Tour code

    ITO_009

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Search Category: Once In A Lifetime

    • Search Category: Panoramic

    • Search Category: Small Groups

    Duration

    2 hours

  • Kilauea Volcano Bicycle Adventure

    Hop on your bicycle for an adventure with a difference. Experience the Kilauea Crater Volcano up close and personal.

    Kilauea Volcano Bicycle Adventure

    Enjoy the sights during your drive from Hilo to the Visitor Centre at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Here, you will receive a detailed orientation and safety briefing, and be fitted with a 21-speed mountain bicycle and safety equipment.

    Your 8 mile bicycle ride around the Kilauea Caldera is on paved roads and takes place over mostly level or downhill terrain with scenic view stops. You will take short walks to see the Kilauea Iki Overlook, Thurston Lava Tube, Pu’u Pua’i Overlook and the Halema’uma’u Overlook. The ride includes 2 short uphill sections, but if you do not wish to ride the hills, you can hop in the van at any time. After your bicycle ride, you will stop at the Jagger Museum to see videos of the volcano erupting.

    A fantastic adventure, and a great way to see the wonderful sights of the ‘Big Island’.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by minivan, bicycle and on foot. Guests must be physically fit to participate in this tour. Elevation is 4,000 feet. Layered clothing, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and covered shoes are recommended. Vans will follow the ride; cameras and personal belongings may be left in the van. Participants must be over 12 years old, 4½ foot tall and comfortable riding a bike. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Natural sulphur gases may affect those with respiratory problems. You will not see molten lava. Tour itinerary may change due to weather or volcanic activity .

    Tour code

    ITO_006

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Search Category: Activity

    • Search Category: Countryside and Scenery

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    6 hours

  • Hawaiian Culinary Home Visit

    What's it like to live in paradise? ‘Go local’ in the homes of three ‘Big Island’ residents and enjoy a delicious progressive island brunch.

    Hawaiian Culinary Home Visit

    On this exclusive tour to three Kama'aina (local-style) residences, you will enjoy an inside look at various types of island homes, whether they are mauka (mountain-side) or makai (ocean-side) and immerse yourself in the local culture.

    Our knowledgeable guides will share the stories and history of life in paradise, as well as giving you interesting local trivia and information about each home. The three homes visited will be selected from our repertoire of over a dozen families to give you a real “taste of Hawaii lifestyle”.

    At every stop, a scrumptious course is served, showcasing fresh and local ingredients and you’ll be given a fresh Hawaiian fruit demonstration.

    The brunch is served in three courses: fresh breakfast breads, Kona coffee, local pineapple and fresh squeezed guava juice start your meal. An organic green salad with shrimp, chicken and macadamia nut salad in papaya, and avocado and salmon salad, combine to make your generous second course. At your third stop, you are served an array of fabulous island desserts.

    This tour is an exclusive insight into island life in private homes and gardens and a truly memorable experience.


    This excursion will operate by minivan and on foot. In Hawaii, it is customary for guests to remove their shoes before entering a house.Transport vehicles do not have storage facilities. To fully participate in this tour, and as we are entering a variety of private homes, the ability to walk up stairs is a necessity. Children under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for children under 10 years of age.

    Tour code

    ITO_010

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Search Category: Local Experience

    • Search Category: Small Groups

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Waves & Waterfalls

    See the breathtaking Rainbow Falls, visit the , Tsunami Museum, Shinmachi Memorial, and learn about the King Kamehameha.

    Waves & Waterfalls

    Breathtaking views await you at Rainbow Falls, a beautifully dynamic waterfall on the Wailuku River. The falls get their name from the colourful rainbows that can often be seen in the mist that rises from the circular collecting pool 80 feet below.

    At the Tsunami Museum you will watch an interesting film about the awesome power of the tsunami, including real footage of the tsunami of 1946 that devastated so much of Hilo. You will also have a chance to listen to informative talks given by local docents.

    You will visit the beautiful Shinmachi Memorial, erected in honour of the many residents of Hilo who lost their lives to the Tsunami of 1946. This visit will be even more powerful, as you will understand the magnitude of the devastation caused by the powerful tsunami.

    No visit to the ‘Big Island’ would be complete without a stop to the Big Island Candies Store. Here, you will be able to stock up on world famous handmade Hawaiian treats.

    Before returning to the ship, you will pass the King Kamehameha Statue, the most beloved and illustrious of Hawaii's heroes.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Guests are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and take protection in case of rain.There is minimal walking on this tour.

    Tour code

    ITO_005

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Search Category: Countryside and Scenery

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Hilo & Kilauea Volcano

    Experience the diversity of Hilo the ‘Big Island’, the flower capital of the world and visit the Kilauea Volcano.

    Hilo & Kilauea Volcano

    Enjoy a drive through charming Hilo town and into the lush tropical forests of the Volcano National Park, 4300 feet above sea level. Here you will enjoy the spectacular 11-mile Crater Rim Drive of the Kilauea Volcano. From the many viewpoints, you will experience the wonder and unique beauty of Hawaii's volcanoes. See 2 kinds of lava, smooth and jagged, lava tubes, sulphur banks, and bleak desert areas.

    After your volcanic experience you will have worked up quite an appetite. Enjoy a buffet lunch at Nani Mau Gardens.

    During your tour of the island you will make a brief stop at the charming Rainbow Falls and Akatsuka Orchid Garden. Here you can photograph the enchanting falls, beautiful flora and fauna, and capture the many colours of the showy blooms in the orchid garden. Enjoy the calming atmosphere of this serene location.

    You will visit the popular Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory for shopping and take a look at the production facility.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. On this tour your driver will be your guide, and the order of this itinerary may vary. Passengers are advised that there will be a moderate amount of walking over very uneven and volcanic surfaces. This tour does not view molten lava flow. Comfortable closed shoes and a jacket in case of rain is recommended. The tour is not recommended for passengers with respiratory or heart problems due to high elevation at the volcano. The Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory is closed on weekends, therefore the visit will include the visitors centre only.

    Tour code

    ITO_001

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Search Category: Countryside and Scenery

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    7½ hours

  • Kilauea Volcano

    Take in the mystery and magic of Hilo’s most visited attraction, the mighty Kilauea Volcano.

    Kilauea Volcano

    Take an amazing drive along the 11-mile Crater Rim, which circles the Kilauea Volcano summit, caldera, and craters. You will make frequent stops to experience the wonder and mystique of Hawaii's volcanoes. See smooth and jagged lava, lava tubes and bleak lava fields.

    After your drive, take a short walk through a rain forest path leading to the famed Thurston Lava Tube, a natural wonder unique to Hawaii.

    The Thomas A. Jaggar Museum is located 3 miles inside the National Park and offers a fascinating insight into the history of the volcanoes. Watch videos of volcanic eruptions; see geologic displays, and seismic equipment relating to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

    There are spectacular overlooks into the Kilauea Caldera and Halema’uma’u Crater. Kilauea Caldera is 2 miles across and 400 feet deep in places. Smell the brimstone, and hear steam hissing out of fissures in the rock.

    After leaving the park, you will visit the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory to see the production of the nuts, and have the opportunity to purchase a variety of nut products.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The order of this itinerary may vary. Guests are advised to wear comfortable closed toe shoes and take protection in case of rain. Due to rough uneven terrain, steps and the high elevation at the Volcano, this tour is not recommended for those Guests with walking difficulties or respiratory or heart problems. This tour does not view molten lava. The Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory is closed on weekends, therefore the visit will include the visitors centre only.

    Tour code

    ITO_003

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Search Category: Countryside and Scenery

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4½ hours

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