Kona (Kailua Bay) Cloud Forest Sanctuary Excursion Reviews

Discover the dense, lush forest and magical botanical gardens that cling to the slopes of the sleeping volcano, Hualalai. A guided walk through this peaceful sanctuary is a nature lover's dream.
Great walk through the forest, was suitable for average level of fitness, walking poles very handy ...
Sail Date: April 2019
Great walk through the forest, was suitable for average level of fitness, walking poles very handy as potential to slip. Also had walk about down near the sea where we saw petroglyphs drawn in the stones by ancient Hawaiian people. ... Read More
Great walk through the forest, was suitable for average level of fitness, walking poles very handy as potential to slip. Also had walk about down near the sea where we saw petroglyphs drawn in the stones by ancient Hawaiian people. Visited a coffee plantation & saw & smelt the coffee roasting & were able to taste & purchase if want to. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Loved Kona.
Sail Date: November 2018
Loved Kona. The hike through the Cloud Forest Sanctuary was a little strenuous, but it was beautiful. The rainbow eucalyptus trees and the blue marble trees were amazing.
Loved Kona. The hike through the Cloud Forest Sanctuary was a little strenuous, but it was beautiful. The rainbow eucalyptus trees and the blue marble trees were amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Historical tour through the national park, eye opening tour through the man made cloud forest, and ...
Sail Date: October 2016
Historical tour through the national park, eye opening tour through the man made cloud forest, and delicious coffee tasting tour through the Kona coffee farm!
Historical tour through the national park, eye opening tour through the man made cloud forest, and delicious coffee tasting tour through the Kona coffee farm! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Other reviews were not great and having taken this excursion, I can attest to that.
Sail Date: October 2016
Other reviews were not great and having taken this excursion, I can attest to that. It involved quite a bit of hiking on uneven surfaces which is not spelled out anywhere. I have a bad leg but managed okay. That is not why I say it was ... Read More
Other reviews were not great and having taken this excursion, I can attest to that. It involved quite a bit of hiking on uneven surfaces which is not spelled out anywhere. I have a bad leg but managed okay. That is not why I say it was just average. First you go to a park near the ocean to see pictographs. While that sounds very interesting, it wasn't. Then we went to this 'cloud forest' which is just the heavily planted lands of a private person. Since it is in the higher elevations, it is in the 'clouds'. The tour finished with a visit to a coffee farm. Perhaps it was the tour guide but I did not find a lot of value to this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was supposed to include tour of Kona coffee company but it was just a shack with samples of ...
Sail Date: December 2013
It was supposed to include tour of Kona coffee company but it was just a shack with samples of coffee. There was an area to walk for a view but you had to be with an employee and there was no employee there. Also it was not a cloud forest, ... Read More
It was supposed to include tour of Kona coffee company but it was just a shack with samples of coffee. There was an area to walk for a view but you had to be with an employee and there was no employee there. Also it was not a cloud forest, it was merely a jungle walk. You have to look down the whole time so you dont slip or trip on a root so there is not much to see if you have to worry about falling. Not worth the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line