608 Hilo Cruise Reviews

Shuttle bus into town. Heavy rain had flooded streets. Went to Farmer's Market on Saturday. Buy bucket of flowers for $6 for your cabin! Lots of things to do in town.
Shuttle bus into town. Heavy rain had flooded streets. Went to Farmer's Market on Saturday. Buy bucket of flowers for $6 for your cabin! Lots of things to do in town. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Wet day on Big Island. Town rather run down, not a port I’d want to return to.
Wet day on Big Island. Town rather run down, not a port I’d want to return to. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
We took the Hoppa on Hoppa off bus, which had its office very close to the cruise ship. Getting off the ship was better this time.
We took the Hoppa on Hoppa off bus, which had its office very close to the cruise ship. Getting off the ship was better this time. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Tour of outskirts of Volcano National Park. Neither independent or ship tours let you know in advance that you cant go to the park observatory because there are protestors that have been blocking the entrance for months now.
Tour of outskirts of Volcano National Park. Neither independent or ship tours let you know in advance that you cant go to the park observatory because there are protestors that have been blocking the entrance for months now. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Got a taxi to Walmart,Ross dress for less and the nearby shopping mall. We got a taxi back to the ship but the rain was incredibly heavy and we got soaked getting back on the ship.
Got a taxi to Walmart,Ross dress for less and the nearby shopping mall. We got a taxi back to the ship but the rain was incredibly heavy and we got soaked getting back on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We rented a minivan and went to the volcanoes National Park. My wife's sister's ashes were spread by one of the overlooks in the park 10 years ago. It was a special moment.
We rented a minivan and went to the volcanoes National Park. My wife's sister's ashes were spread by one of the overlooks in the park 10 years ago. It was a special moment. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Great experience. Vans need updating for transportation but otherwise great
Great experience. Vans need updating for transportation but otherwise great Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Hired a car again - make sure you get off the ship early and send the driver to the hire place as the queues can be ridiculous. We had a trip to see the volcanos and the waterfalls. Definitely worth the effort, we especially loved the ... Read More
Hired a car again - make sure you get off the ship early and send the driver to the hire place as the queues can be ridiculous. We had a trip to see the volcanos and the waterfalls. Definitely worth the effort, we especially loved the blow holes - just wish I could have seen the volcanos before the eruption so that I could compare and contrast. The distances are large so make sure you plan in advance and you will make the most of your day. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Walked to Richardson Beach park (about an hour) to go snorkeling. Coral is quite good. Also visited Carlsbad park, nicer for relaxing and swimming but snorkeling poor.
Walked to Richardson Beach park (about an hour) to go snorkeling. Coral is quite good. Also visited Carlsbad park, nicer for relaxing and swimming but snorkeling poor. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We rented a car and drove to the Volcano National Park. Unfortunately, a few sites were closed due to the 2018 eruption. The scenic drive to the Akaka Falls was lovely.
We rented a car and drove to the Volcano National Park. Unfortunately, a few sites were closed due to the 2018 eruption. The scenic drive to the Akaka Falls was lovely. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We rented a Turo car and drove to the beaches and the volcano national park. We enjoyed this port the most in our rental.
We rented a Turo car and drove to the beaches and the volcano national park. We enjoyed this port the most in our rental. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We rented a car. Again these were made ahead of time. Again there were people who got great deals on tours just be getting off the ship. Next time, that's what I would do. The cruise ship excursions were ridiculously expensive. Also ... Read More
We rented a car. Again these were made ahead of time. Again there were people who got great deals on tours just be getting off the ship. Next time, that's what I would do. The cruise ship excursions were ridiculously expensive. Also anyone having a Golden Age pass could get into Volcano's National Park for free. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Rented a car and visited Volcano National Park, Volcano winery for wine tasting, Hilo coffee mill and Akaka Falls. We'd been to Hilo 36 years ago.
Rented a car and visited Volcano National Park, Volcano winery for wine tasting, Hilo coffee mill and Akaka Falls. We'd been to Hilo 36 years ago. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Well worth booking and had a beautiful island tour that included lunch and was tailored to our liking. Guide was very knowledgeable.
Well worth booking and had a beautiful island tour that included lunch and was tailored to our liking. Guide was very knowledgeable. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
When we arrived in Hilo, we rented a car. All of the major car rentals had shuttles to the airport rental counter, so that was easy. Since the volcano has stopped erupting, we chose to drive along the Hamakua coast instead of going to ... Read More
When we arrived in Hilo, we rented a car. All of the major car rentals had shuttles to the airport rental counter, so that was easy. Since the volcano has stopped erupting, we chose to drive along the Hamakua coast instead of going to Volcanos NP. It was a beautiful drive and we stopped at Akaka falls. Next we checked out Carlsmith beach park. It had a bunch of really great lagoons for swimming and the sea turtles supposedly like it too, but not when we were there. I recommend it, but beware! There or large volcanic boulders in the water so be careful! You can easily cut yourself or break a toe. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019

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