Hilo City Tour Excursion Reviews

Discover colorful Hilo, Hawaii's fourth largest city, on a city tour. Popular stops include historical museums, scenic waterfalls, and lush public parks and gardens.
Best of Hilo tour was a short 4 hour trip and showed the key places like rainbow falls, akaka ...
Sail Date: March 2019
Best of Hilo tour was a short 4 hour trip and showed the key places like rainbow falls, akaka falls, King Kamehameha statue etc. It kept raining that day so we could not enjoy the Liluokalani garden walk but everything else was good.
Best of Hilo tour was a short 4 hour trip and showed the key places like rainbow falls, akaka falls, King Kamehameha statue etc. It kept raining that day so we could not enjoy the Liluokalani garden walk but everything else was good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a bigbus type of tour and the driver was the guide.
Sail Date: March 2019
This was a bigbus type of tour and the driver was the guide. A ship's personnel provided translation for the French. It had several photo stops, as well as stops at a coffee factory.
This was a bigbus type of tour and the driver was the guide. A ship's personnel provided translation for the French. It had several photo stops, as well as stops at a coffee factory. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Ponant
This guy was so nice.
Sail Date: March 2019
This guy was so nice. We got him right off the ship and we were happy we did. $65 each in a nice cool van. We toured a lot of places, saw the falls, saw the oriental gardens, the market and a lot of the lava fields...even the newest one ... Read More
This guy was so nice. We got him right off the ship and we were happy we did. $65 each in a nice cool van. We toured a lot of places, saw the falls, saw the oriental gardens, the market and a lot of the lava fields...even the newest one which was still smoking in some places. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The tour office is just a minutes walk from the cruise terminal.
Sail Date: April 2018
The tour office is just a minutes walk from the cruise terminal. We took a lovely hop on hop off tour of the city with several stops.
The tour office is just a minutes walk from the cruise terminal. We took a lovely hop on hop off tour of the city with several stops. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We were a small group of 7, but I didn't feel that the vehicle used was large enough to accommodate ...
Sail Date: December 2017
We were a small group of 7, but I didn't feel that the vehicle used was large enough to accommodate 7, better suited for 5 or 6. Tour guide was great & personable. A better choice of restaurants could have been made. He did ... Read More
We were a small group of 7, but I didn't feel that the vehicle used was large enough to accommodate 7, better suited for 5 or 6. Tour guide was great & personable. A better choice of restaurants could have been made. He did give us a discount for lack of air conditioning in the SUV, which was nice. I think our tour guide was just trying to show us too much of his beautiful island that he was obviously proud of- but it could have been better organized. Over all, we visited a lot of different parts of the island- including tide pools, a swimming area, & volcanic flow. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nice walk around
Sail Date: June 2017
Nice walk around
Nice walk around Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
They took us into town and showed us several points of interest.
Sail Date: February 2017
They took us into town and showed us several points of interest. It was $20 and well worth it. You could go all day. Someone told us about this. Great tip!
They took us into town and showed us several points of interest. It was $20 and well worth it. You could go all day. Someone told us about this. Great tip! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Hilo was the first port but, I wasn't able to save review for some reason.
Sail Date: October 2016
Hilo was the first port but, I wasn't able to save review for some reason. We visited Volcanoes National Park. Walked thru the old lava tube, the old lava flow, and the crater. You do not get to see the active lava flows on this ... Read More
Hilo was the first port but, I wasn't able to save review for some reason. We visited Volcanoes National Park. Walked thru the old lava tube, the old lava flow, and the crater. You do not get to see the active lava flows on this tour. This tour included a buffet lunch with time to walk thru some beautiful gardens. Then a visit to the macadamia nut farm. I highly recommend getting some ice cream there. There is a drive thru old Hilo. Our tour guide was very knowledgable Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
gget value for money only $20.00 each
Sail Date: July 2016
gget value for money only $20.00 each
gget value for money only $20.00 each Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Liliuokalani Park is a beautiful park.
Sail Date: June 2015
Liliuokalani Park is a beautiful park. Visited Rainbow Falls. Lovely tour. Easy walking.
Liliuokalani Park is a beautiful park. Visited Rainbow Falls. Lovely tour. Easy walking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Great!
Sail Date: June 2013
Great!
Great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful flowers to see at the orchid farm and to purchase if we chose.
Sail Date: October 2012
Beautiful flowers to see at the orchid farm and to purchase if we chose. Worth the stop. Moana Loa location was fun to taste all the macs and the ice cream. Small coffee processing business was very interesting to hear how it all worked. ... Read More
Beautiful flowers to see at the orchid farm and to purchase if we chose. Worth the stop. Moana Loa location was fun to taste all the macs and the ice cream. Small coffee processing business was very interesting to hear how it all worked. Sea turles were very cooperative the day we were there and we saw five of them swimming and sunning themselves. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great tour -- small group (6) and a great tour guide (co-owner of the business).
Sail Date: April 2012
Great tour -- small group (6) and a great tour guide (co-owner of the business). Despite the short port day and the intermittent rain, we managed to see a lot of the island -- would definitely recommend this private tour operator to others!... Read More
Great tour -- small group (6) and a great tour guide (co-owner of the business). Despite the short port day and the intermittent rain, we managed to see a lot of the island -- would definitely recommend this private tour operator to others! Read Less
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We had used the same tour guide, Ricky's Tours, last year, however, we followed a different ...
Sail Date: March 2012
We had used the same tour guide, Ricky's Tours, last year, however, we followed a different itinerary. Although it rained, we did see Banyan Tree Drive, The Rainbow Falls, which were really flowing because of all the rain. We ... Read More
We had used the same tour guide, Ricky's Tours, last year, however, we followed a different itinerary. Although it rained, we did see Banyan Tree Drive, The Rainbow Falls, which were really flowing because of all the rain. We went to Mauna Loa Nut Company and had the best pineapple ice cream! We visited the Akatsuka Orchid Garden and it was very interesting. We went to Richardson Ocean Beach park to see the black sand beach and the waves were really high! I would recommend booking a private tour, since with fewer people is was nice getting in and out of the van quickly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises