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Hilo Akaka Falls Excursion Reviews

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Travel to Akaka Falls State Park to experience the spectacular 422-foot waterfall, one of Hilo's must-see attractions.

FarEast33

2 reviews

Disappointing water falls. If you have walking difficulties, you may not be able to get to the viewing area. Also be careful of straying off the path as one lady with us stepped into the bog on the side of the path and sank down to her knee losing her shoe in the process.


Provider: Princess Cruises

moonzblue

1 review

Loved the volcano hike, very tough terrane, 4 hours mostly in full sun. After hike group was taken to park headquarters for lunch. Turkey and cheese wraps were quite warm having been kept in a plastic bin in the hot van with no ice! With mayo and sprouts inside. Note to tour operator...proper food storage is more than just a good idea; it's potentially deadly. One bite then in the trash, leaving a bag of chips for lunch.

We stopped on the way back to Hilo (1 hour drive time) at Mauna Loa tourist trap, er....candy factory for a factory tour. Nothing to see there, operation is closed, so just shopping opportunity.

Once back in Hilo, Akaka Falls was another 1 hour drive north. All nine people groaned when we realized this. Sweaty and tired after a 4 hour hike, if I would have known 2 more hours in that van stuck to the plastic seat was ahead I would have bailed out in Hilo and taken a taxi back to the ship. This day was WAY too long and WAY too much drive time.

Especially since we essentially had a bag of chips to eat all day!


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

RetiredNTraveling

3 reviews

Given a choice, we usually take the waterfall tours. The scenery was spectacular and of course the weather was perfect! Since neither my wife nor I are much at shopping and since walking long distances are not our cup of tea, well, guess what.


Provider: Princess Cruises

ANTIGUA1

1 review

Nut store - can get the same nuts in the midwest for less. Same brand. County zoo - animals sick, o.k.. at best between rain showers Falls was mostly rain filled. Dangerous steps were discouraged by driver-guide.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

rudyusc

1 review

On the dock we chose a waterfall tour with Authentic Hawaiian Adventures. We waited until the guide found enough people (7 total) to begin the tour. The 15 passenger bus was more than adequate for our little group but still allowed for an intimate tour. The guide, Kamaki, was very knowledgeable about Hawaii's history, geography, and vegetation. We stopped at the Liliuokalani Gardens that are near the cruise port, then made the scenic trip to Akaka Falls. Leaving the falls we stopped at a roadside fruit stand to sample fresh coconut and tropical fruits. We then stopped at a pastry shop for some lunchtime snacks. Back on the bus we continued to the Rainbow Falls in Hilo.

Provider: Independent Operator

stretch1942

1 review

Rain and Wind

Provider: Princess Cruises

Dragongourd

1 review

I enjoyed the tour, but since we had several stops, I don't think we were given enough time at each one. I would have liked to linger a bit longer to take pictures.

Provider: Princess Cruises

rgbujoy18

1 review

The Falls was amazing.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Baboon

1 review

Very dissapointed that Bengal Tiger had his day off on our visit.Main reason we booked this excursion.However nice to see Hawaii and our Tour Guide John was Excellent.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Begavalley

2 reviews

Some beautiful scenery, but felt the tour was rather overpriced for what we did.

Provider: Holland America Line

soxfan1495

2 reviews

Probably the best falls we saw. Very high.

Provider: Independent Operator

Maxroadster

2 reviews

I recommend!

Provider: Independent Operator

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