Skip getting off the boat. Though NCL people were wonderful getting my mom up and down the 12 stiars to tender and the 2-3 steps into the rocking tender, this experience was daunting and tiring. the tour itself was a debacle as the lift for the bus had mechanical issues that I spent much time fixing as the tour bus driver was clueless. Though they comped us for the tour, and the balloon wheelchairing in the national park Polynesian temple site was fun, overall the experience was harrowing for all. There are plenty of activities on the boat that day-stay on and enjoy!
84+ GRANDMA ON BLUE HAWAIIN HELICOPTER VOLCANOE TOUR WITH SCOTT-AWESOME. What a memory with my son, our instant helicopter tour pals, aussies Trevor and John, and grandma. She couldn't stop smiling, chatting, etc. Groundcrew golf carted her to the helicopter and helped her in. Excellent service and wonderful people. She saw real hot lava!