Hilo Botanical Garden Excursion Reviews

Take in the beautiful botanical gardens in Hilo, filled with orchids, palms, the pencil tree, and many other exotic tropical species.
Beautiful garden
Beautiful garden
Beautiful garden Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This is the most beautiful place we visited.
This is the most beautiful place we visited. Highly recommend this tour and the company that’s transports you and offered commentary in there mini buses. We are in our 70s and it was humid so we were very glad we paid the $10 ... Read More
This is the most beautiful place we visited. Highly recommend this tour and the company that’s transports you and offered commentary in there mini buses. We are in our 70s and it was humid so we were very glad we paid the $10 transportation fee by golf cart in and out the steep road . There is still plenty of walking and so much beauty to see after this. The garden ends at a beautiful beach. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful walk through nature.
Beautiful walk through nature. Absolutely gorgeous flowers, trees and plants all around you and then you get to the ocean! What wonderful views!
Beautiful walk through nature. Absolutely gorgeous flowers, trees and plants all around you and then you get to the ocean! What wonderful views! Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We usually like more adventurous excursions, but wanted a more laid back day.
We usually like more adventurous excursions, but wanted a more laid back day. The garden was incredidibly beautiful and had so many amazing plants! We had about 1 and 1/2 hours to explore the property, which was adequate, but I do wish we ... Read More
We usually like more adventurous excursions, but wanted a more laid back day. The garden was incredidibly beautiful and had so many amazing plants! We had about 1 and 1/2 hours to explore the property, which was adequate, but I do wish we had about 30 more minutes. There is a tiny bit of very steep walking, but most of the trails are very, very manageable. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
My wife very much enjoyed her walking tour of the Botanical Garden in Hilo.
My wife very much enjoyed her walking tour of the Botanical Garden in Hilo.
My wife very much enjoyed her walking tour of the Botanical Garden in Hilo. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very beautiful garden!
Very beautiful garden! I enjoyed the walk and the lovely plants and flowers.
Very beautiful garden! I enjoyed the walk and the lovely plants and flowers. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Gardens is not what you would expect.
Gardens is not what you would expect.
Gardens is not what you would expect. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
What a fabulous garden to visit!
What a fabulous garden to visit! Situated in a beautiful spot right by the sea with hundreds of different plants especially orchids!
What a fabulous garden to visit! Situated in a beautiful spot right by the sea with hundreds of different plants especially orchids! Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Was raining but there were free umbrella's to use.
Was raining but there were free umbrella's to use. There are golf carts to take you down or up. To me they are a hazard as the path is narrow so you constantly must watch for them. Been here before and it can be beautiful without ... Read More
Was raining but there were free umbrella's to use. There are golf carts to take you down or up. To me they are a hazard as the path is narrow so you constantly must watch for them. Been here before and it can be beautiful without rain. Nice gift shop. Waterfalls on path.Transportation in a shuttle van was not comfortable, but not too long of a ride. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A lot of beautiful plants and flowers, They have done a very good job of identifying all of the ...
A lot of beautiful plants and flowers, They have done a very good job of identifying all of the plants. We were also able to see a rain forest and a waterfall.
A lot of beautiful plants and flowers, They have done a very good job of identifying all of the plants. We were also able to see a rain forest and a waterfall. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We thoroughly enjoyed the gardens.
We thoroughly enjoyed the gardens. The guide drops you at the entrance, and you wander around on your own (with a map of the garden). The garden is quite recently built, in a private valley down to the ocean. The climb down is quite steep ... Read More
We thoroughly enjoyed the gardens. The guide drops you at the entrance, and you wander around on your own (with a map of the garden). The garden is quite recently built, in a private valley down to the ocean. The climb down is quite steep but worth the effort. If necessary, a cart can take you down. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Lovely garden, but it was raining during our visit so that restricted a lot of what we could see
Lovely garden, but it was raining during our visit so that restricted a lot of what we could see
Lovely garden, but it was raining during our visit so that restricted a lot of what we could see Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This is THE BEST garden I have experienced with everything in its natural state.
This is THE BEST garden I have experienced with everything in its natural state. Orchids galore and odd and exotic plants and flowers. It is lovingly cared for be a society of true plant lovers.
This is THE BEST garden I have experienced with everything in its natural state. Orchids galore and odd and exotic plants and flowers. It is lovingly cared for be a society of true plant lovers. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Walk through gardens and zoo.
Walk through gardens and zoo.
Walk through gardens and zoo. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Lovely, make sure you hve insect repellant on.
Lovely, make sure you hve insect repellant on.
Lovely, make sure you hve insect repellant on. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider:
Worth the time with stunning views!
Worth the time with stunning views!
Worth the time with stunning views! Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Should have done a little more research.
Should have done a little more research. Very steep incline.
Should have done a little more research. Very steep incline. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We had already seen Volcanoes NP, so we booked with the ship, Hilo Coast & Botanical Garden.
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, ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was not worth the close to $ 325.00 we paid the only good thing was the lunch served.
It was not worth the close to $ 325.00 we paid the only good thing was the lunch served.
It was not worth the close to $ 325.00 we paid the only good thing was the lunch served. Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our tour in Hilo was not very interesting and this was the 'highlight' stop.
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date February 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a surprisingly nice stop.
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.
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. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line