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To really experience Hilo, forget first impressions and dive right in to old Hawaii. Unpretentious and just a little bit gritty, this often-overlooked city on the Big Island is abundantly authentic ...
marden1970
04/15
We had been here before so did not take a ships excursion but would if it were my first time. There is a hop ... Read more
Necademus
04/15
We loved Hilo. We didn't have time to go to Kona, however we went to Richardson black-sand beach and saw the ... Read more
ceilidh1
04/15
MaryLou's tours were very good - Mary Lou picked us and another couple up at the cruise terminal and we did a ... Read more
AAMELVIN
04/15
Standard shore excursion. Read more
Musiconnie
04/15
I took this morning to tour the farmers market and the downtown area, as well as a visit to the Lyman museum. ... Read more
songbirdfeeder
04/15
Just before arriving in port we saw our first whale outside our cabin window! Magnificent! Then we looked ... Read more
climbmike
04/15
We were still tired from the activities on Maui, so we got a late start in Hilo. We were still able to stop ... Read more
blue22girl
03/15
we rented a car (super easy and didn't take long at all - we were close to the first off the boat, and ... Read more
ShootinRN
03/15
Tour went to Lava Tree State Park, hot spring fed lagoon, and Kaimu Black sand beach. Lunch provided--BBQ ... Read more
bestnana2007
02/15
We just went to Hilo Hatties and did some shopping. I did go to Maui Divers and picked out two oysters to see ... Read more
TexasHM
02/15
Did Marylou's Big Island Tour with Marylou herself and she was great! Met us in the terminal, we had a young ... Read more
MSINCAMOM
01/15
Kilauea Caverns of Fire. Steve did a great job. Customized the tour for my family. Easy for first part for my ... Read more
tatanka49
10/14
.. Hilo on the big Island has a lot to learn about car rentals. Shuttles were very slow and the airport could ... Read more
duff314
10/14
In Hilo, we got a rental car (also a shuttle right to the pier) and just drove around to various beaches and ... Read more
BeckNCall
07/14
Took the tour to Volcanoes National Park out of Hilo. This is a tour that was almost 7 hours long that could ... Read more
wilika
06/14
If it’s Tuesday, it must be Hilo. We walked off the ship and took a free shuttle to the Farmer’s ... Read more
CactusFlower527
06/14
We used a Private Guide for Hilo - Ricky's Tours. Ran $65 (+ tip for all day). Ricky picked us up at the Pier ... Read more
Rackemup
06/14
Got a rental car for the day. It was a little rainy off and on, but no downpours. Did not need a jacket. ... Read more
Home on the range
04/14
The zipline part of this was so much fun!! The guides are wonderful and knowledgeable not only about the ... Read more
Rogerdob
04/14
Hilo is an interesting city to walk around. The farmer's market is quite interesting to see...fruits and ... Read more
missqueenie
04/14
Took a private excursion with Green. They did a great job and put a personal Perspective on things. We ... Read more
Bluenjg
04/14
Cunard set us free and there was little by way of assistance or organisation. I accept that it is not really ... Read more
talltex3
04/14
Waterfalls and the garden is so cool. The Garden is 15 dollars at the cash register per person Read more
twinnie18
01/14
We rented a Mustang convertible and drove around this side of the Big Island. We went to Volcanoes National ... Read more
robbob1833
11/13
Hilo is a very plain port, especially after the first two ports we visited. We had been here before. We ... Read more

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