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When cruising the Hawaiian Islands, a port of call on the Big Island of Hawaii offers Hilo shore excursions that range from interactive volcano explorations and walks in seriously gorgeous tropical gardens to breathtaking waterfall tours and spectacular zipline adventures in a rainforest setting.
When you feel the need for speed, sign up for one of the Hilo shore excursions that will show you Hawaii’s stunning beauty from both up-high and down-low perspectives. For an up-high perspective, soar over waterfalls, river gorges, and rainforests on state-of-the-art ziplines for over two miles. Cool off with a refreshing swim in a waterfall pool, then get ready for the down-low as you explore, flashlight in hand, the natural caves created by layers of ancient solidified lava.
If you can’t get enough of Hawaii’s exquisite tropical flora and fauna, book Hilo cruise excursions to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. Widely recognized as the most beautiful area in Hawaii, it’s also the only botanical garden in the world that’s situated on an ocean. From your cruise to Hilo, wander serenely through the Japanese Gardens, spend time admiring the waterfalls, and visit the colorful macaws in the bird house.
Make lifetime memories on a Hawaiian shore excursion to Rainbow Falls for a breathtaking look at a waterfall nestled in the pristine rainforest. When the sun shines on the falls, you’ll see a huge rainbow that forms in the mist that makes for the perfect frame-worthy photo op.
Hilo shore excursions offer several ways to see the Big Island’s volcanoes, and each is special and spectacular. Enjoy a four-mile nature hike that takes you to Akaka Falls, one of Hawaii’s most impressive waterfalls, then to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Jaggar Museum for an in-depth look at how volcanoes work, then explore the Thurston Lava Tube.
There’s no shortage of Hilo shore excursions to excite and delight the culinary senses. Savor magnificent views while sipping fine local wines and hearing stories of Hawaiian history and culture on a visit to Volcano House. Located at the summit of Kilauea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hotel dates back to the 1850s and has the distinction of being the only hotel in Volcanoes National Park.
Set off on a guided tour of Mauna Loa to see how macadamia nuts, one of Hawaii’s main exports, are grown, harvested, and processed. Tour the Volcano Winery, located 4,000 feet above sea level. Taste local wines, including specialty tea wines and wine blends made from grapes and local fruits.