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Hilo Botanical Garden Excursion Reviews

Hilo Botanical Garden cruise excursion
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Take in the beautiful botanical gardens in Hilo, filled with orchids, palms, the pencil tree, and many other exotic tropical species.
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3 reviews
Mar 2016
We had already seen Volcanoes NP, so we booked with the ship, Hilo Coast & Botanical Garden. 2.5 hours. If you take the earliest one, you have time for other things when you return. Scenic drive there. This is not a formal garden, but a stroll down a meandering paved walkway from a high elevation all the way down to a beautiful bay. Lush tropical rainforest chock full of one gorgeous flower or tree after another. I took a million pictures. Beautiful high waterfall and some smaller ones as well. The walk back up can be taxing. A shuttle offers a quick ride back up if it is too much. After our return we went to downtown Hilo and walked through the Farmers Market and about a block back from there is Pineapples, an open air restaurant with good drinks and food. Fantastic Pineapple Jalepeno Margarita.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image oceansblue1968
1 review
Feb 2015

It was not worth the close to $ 325.00 we paid the only good thing was the lunch served.

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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image FarEast33
2 reviews
Feb 2014

Our tour in Hilo was not very interesting and this was the 'highlight' stop. The zoo was poor and the main attraction, a Bengal tiger, had died a few months earlier. Some interesting plants and a play area for the local children / families to use.

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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image soxfan1495
2 reviews
Jun 2012
This was a surprisingly nice stop. It was beautiful and we would definitely recommend seeing this. It doesn't take too long but is really special.
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Provider: Aina Tours

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