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2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Beautiful "jungle" side of the big island. We went to Ken's House of Pancakes, Akaka Falls state park, shave ice off the beaten path (Low Store), and Coconut Grove.
Beautiful "jungle" side of the big island. We went to Ken's House of Pancakes, Akaka Falls state park, shave ice off the beaten path (Low Store), and Coconut Grove. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Really liked Hilo, seemed like more of a "real town" than other stops. Be ready for rain and bring a raincoat or umbrella; NCL will charge you a fortune for theirs. And surprising, our tour included the town zoo and it was well ... Read More
Really liked Hilo, seemed like more of a "real town" than other stops. Be ready for rain and bring a raincoat or umbrella; NCL will charge you a fortune for theirs. And surprising, our tour included the town zoo and it was well worth a visit (as was the Macadamia Nut factory, of course). Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Guide spent alot of time talking about his trash. Not very informative. Park is amazing.
Guide spent alot of time talking about his trash. Not very informative. Park is amazing. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
We took an Uber to Carlsmith Beach, per recommendation of locals. Fabulous if you just want to enjoy the scenery. Sea turtles! Public restrooms and changing area. Not crowded. Not much around the port within walking distance. I would ... Read More
We took an Uber to Carlsmith Beach, per recommendation of locals. Fabulous if you just want to enjoy the scenery. Sea turtles! Public restrooms and changing area. Not crowded. Not much around the port within walking distance. I would suggest planning an excursion for this port so that you have a plan if the beach doesn't appeal to you. Hilo Urgent Care and Hilo Medical Center ER were wonderful to us on an unplanned excursion to the ER. Hope you don't need to go there. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We rented a car and went to a place I went to 57 years ago. Kilauea Military Camp. Tour buses didn't go there.
We rented a car and went to a place I went to 57 years ago. Kilauea Military Camp. Tour buses didn't go there. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We had a helicopter flight booked but the weather was atrocious and flights were cancelled. We went shopping instead
We had a helicopter flight booked but the weather was atrocious and flights were cancelled. We went shopping instead Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
The port was once again a taxi ride into town. There were various local operators offering tours from the port, ranging in price from around $50 upwards. I got a good deal for $50USD with a 4 hour tour including the Japanese Garden and ... Read More
The port was once again a taxi ride into town. There were various local operators offering tours from the port, ranging in price from around $50 upwards. I got a good deal for $50USD with a 4 hour tour including the Japanese Garden and harbour area, the rainbow falls, then onto exploring the area of many volcanic eruptions. We saw the current unsettlement where the steam was rising up from the road and the ground where people had previously lived – lots of activity. We saw damaged houses with rooves covered in lava etc. We saw where the road is now closed with the lava having settled on the road. We went to a lava beach, where the lava had flowed into the ocean to create a new area of land around 30 years ago. We walked out to the ocean to see the lava cliffs that edge the sealine with no sand in sight. We went on to look at an estate that had been decimated by an eruption maybe 30 years ago, and people have begun to rebuild. Then it was off to the Macadamia Nut Factory, followed by the Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens. From here I chose to be dropped off at the Farmers Market in town, where I walked around the historic area, before catchiing a local bus for $1 (pensioner rate) to the Mall and Walmart after which I caught the free bus back to the ship. A great overview of Hilo in one day. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
We visited the Lyman House. Worth the time to see how the island was served by Christian missionaries and the architecture of the time. The visitor center is good place to spend time in.
We visited the Lyman House. Worth the time to see how the island was served by Christian missionaries and the architecture of the time. The visitor center is good place to spend time in. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
We took a taxi and our driver took us to all the locations that we wanted, and a few additional ones. For 4 hours, full history of the island and a few off the beaten path stops we had a great time and got a lot of pictures.
We took a taxi and our driver took us to all the locations that we wanted, and a few additional ones. For 4 hours, full history of the island and a few off the beaten path stops we had a great time and got a lot of pictures. Read Less

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