Hilo Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Excursion Reviews
Our guide was Alan, born and raised on Hilo. He is very funny, extremely knowledgeable about volcanos and the island and so proud of his side of the island and Hawaii. He is terrific! This was a longer excursion that started at coffee plantation where we learned to appreciate the high price of coffee. Next the Volcano Park where we learned about volcanoes, walked on lava, thru a lava tube, carefully learned over a steam vent and saw amazing views in every direction. Next was a gallery with a great lunch followed by a chocolate store with samples galore/ This one was well worth the money!
We had a great tour guide who was very knowledgeable about the island and the route along the way. We stopped at the Mauna Loa factory (a big disappointment-mostly a store and not very wheelchair accessible) and then the Dole plantation (again a disappointment as it is pretty much a store with Dole merchandise, no exhibits or cultural information at all but completely accessible). The view from the visitors center was excellent even though it rained off an on throughout the day.
Yes a must see for those making this trip..... If you've been there, Try something new!
Absolutely go see the volcano's It is in( National Park) The tour is your best bet! Worth the money if you've not ever been,.. It is active all the time.. This is the YOUNGEST of all the Island, yet the largest!
Very green, and the climb to the mountain tops are very high in elevation BRING A SWEATSHIT if traveling in Oct. Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb. May thru Sept its very humid Anywhere in the Islands!
Totally nice gentleman and a regular guy met us at the pier in his own vehicle, and he was ours for 6 hours - to do or see anything. PERFECT!! Took us directly where we wanted to go, told us about Hawaii as a local and as a tour guide, ansered all our questions 1 on 1, was charming, informative, funny, positive, supportive, just ... perfect! We toured the Volcanoes National Park and a little around Hilo.
Loved this part. Not for the feeble.
good tour of volcano in Volcano Nat'l Park. Seeing and sampling at the coffee factory was a nice added feature. The lunch they provided us at the Art Gallery was very good.
Awesome! My husband and I had a personal tour by Marylou -- fabulous! Enjoyed the VNP, saw the HI state Nene bird, lava tube, Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Hilo Coffee Plantation, Macademia Nut Factory, Rainbow Falls and black sand beach. Great day!
At this port, you can easily book a rental car and drive to Volcanoes National Park yourself, it's really close to the cruise port. It's only ten bucks (2010)for a car load of people to get in and the car was a hundred and ten bucks so still cheaper than booking with the cruise line and you get to do what you want when you want. This was my favourite port in Hawaii.