Hilo Culinary Tour Excursion Reviews

Visit unique homes and savor Hawaiian cuisine such as "stiff pudding," a coconut flavored dessert, on a culinary tour in the port city of Hilo.
WOW!
Sail Date: April 2019
WOW! Nice brunch at 3 private homes with amazing views. 2 had the owners talk about their homes and their histories. Fabulous excursion!
WOW! Nice brunch at 3 private homes with amazing views. 2 had the owners talk about their homes and their histories. Fabulous excursion! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A "Bon Appetit" brunch tour of three luxurious homes in the HILO area.
Sail Date: January 2019
A "Bon Appetit" brunch tour of three luxurious homes in the HILO area. Only 12 people in a van (cramped). Houses were terrific. In two/three cases the actual owners greeted us and gave us a tour. All were architectually and ... Read More
A "Bon Appetit" brunch tour of three luxurious homes in the HILO area. Only 12 people in a van (cramped). Houses were terrific. In two/three cases the actual owners greeted us and gave us a tour. All were architectually and visually excellent. The views breathtaking. The food on the other hand was not "gourmet" which the "Bon Appetit"signature suggested, but rather pre preapared small portions of largley sweet (cakes/cookies,fruits). Many were made with local ingredients, but not at the level we had expected. Summary: you want to see how the other "half" live in HILO, go. If you're looking for gourment of foodie style go to the Curtis Stone "SHARE" restaurant on board the cruise ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Culinary Home Tour was outstanding!
Sail Date: January 2017
The Culinary Home Tour was outstanding! It is of course provided by an independent 3rd party http://www.hometourshawaii.com/. We visited 3 homes for a 3 course brunch. Outstanding food and hospitality
The Culinary Home Tour was outstanding! It is of course provided by an independent 3rd party http://www.hometourshawaii.com/. We visited 3 homes for a 3 course brunch. Outstanding food and hospitality Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The culinary was great!!
Sail Date: October 2016
The culinary was great!! three homes, three gardens, three courses. Fun interesting way to see how the locals live and eat! Thankyou Lisa for a great experience.
The culinary was great!! three homes, three gardens, three courses. Fun interesting way to see how the locals live and eat! Thankyou Lisa for a great experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Hawaiian Culinary Tour not nearly as good as four years ago.
Sail Date: April 2015
Hawaiian Culinary Tour not nearly as good as four years ago. They doubled the size of the group. Very treacherous situation on the last house, they put a table right next to the raised hearth, that was hidden by a stool and the table. ... Read More
Hawaiian Culinary Tour not nearly as good as four years ago. They doubled the size of the group. Very treacherous situation on the last house, they put a table right next to the raised hearth, that was hidden by a stool and the table. Getting to a seat near the window, I discovered the step up when I tripped over it. Later one of the guides also tripped in the same place. The owner suggested I tell no one. But the owner of the company was already taking my statement. I asked for a copy, but didn’t get one. Also, the Princess.com video still shows Chef Ann's narrative, not the new owner's. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Pat was an awesome guide - she clearly loves Hawaii and her job.
Sail Date: March 2012
Pat was an awesome guide - she clearly loves Hawaii and her job. Provided knowledge and insight above and beyond a basic tour. Nice small group. A great overview of Hilo. I truly enjoy supporting local purveyors - coffee, chocolate, wine. ... Read More
Pat was an awesome guide - she clearly loves Hawaii and her job. Provided knowledge and insight above and beyond a basic tour. Nice small group. A great overview of Hilo. I truly enjoy supporting local purveyors - coffee, chocolate, wine. You could easily have spent a day alone at Volcanoes National Park. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line