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Hilo Volcano National Park & Hilo Waterfall Tour Excursion Reviews

Pass through lush rainforest and explore a fascinating world of active volcanism, biological diversity, and Hawaiian culture, past and present.
Great to see volcanoes up close.
Sail Date: October 2016
Great to see volcanoes up close.
Great to see volcanoes up close. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good tour.
Sail Date: September 2016
Good tour. Driver knowledgeable. Walking through lava tube was good . View of craters good. Lunch was poor...gave you a bag when departing ship of a crushed roll which we were sure if it had any meat. Including water, Apple, chips ans 2 ... Read More
Good tour. Driver knowledgeable. Walking through lava tube was good . View of craters good. Lunch was poor...gave you a bag when departing ship of a crushed roll which we were sure if it had any meat. Including water, Apple, chips ans 2 cookies Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Volcano National Park is a must see.
Sail Date: September 2016
Volcano National Park is a must see. Walking through a Lava Tube was quite an experience. If you expect to see flowing lava, you will disappointed. You do not get to see this. What you will see is lava flows from years ago. It is ... Read More
Volcano National Park is a must see. Walking through a Lava Tube was quite an experience. If you expect to see flowing lava, you will disappointed. You do not get to see this. What you will see is lava flows from years ago. It is really something to see. If you want to see a lava flow, you can see it from the starboard side of the ship on the evening when leaving Kona. Bring a tripod if you want to take photos!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent hike down into crater (but a little strenuous) and beautiful waterfalls
Sail Date: September 2016
Excellent hike down into crater (but a little strenuous) and beautiful waterfalls
Excellent hike down into crater (but a little strenuous) and beautiful waterfalls Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Rickey's Tour was exceptional.
Sail Date: September 2016
Rickey's Tour was exceptional. Small tour, typically 12 but only 2 on our tour. We went to the Volcanos and lava tubes. Brief stop at the macadamia nut factory.
Rickey's Tour was exceptional. Small tour, typically 12 but only 2 on our tour. We went to the Volcanos and lava tubes. Brief stop at the macadamia nut factory. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Volcano National Park should not be missed.
Sail Date: September 2016
Volcano National Park should not be missed.
Volcano National Park should not be missed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We again booked this Volcanoes National Park & Rainbow Falls excursion through Skymilescruises.com ...
Sail Date: September 2016
We again booked this Volcanoes National Park & Rainbow Falls excursion through Skymilescruises.com and were picked up by Roberts Hawaii. This time our driver was cousin Jeff. This guy was not only intelligent but talented and ... Read More
We again booked this Volcanoes National Park & Rainbow Falls excursion through Skymilescruises.com and were picked up by Roberts Hawaii. This time our driver was cousin Jeff. This guy was not only intelligent but talented and hilarious. He even played the ukulele for us! I will never forget him. We were told that the Kilauea volcano had been quiet for some time but the day before we were there it started erupting again so we could see the smoke rising and the active lava on the caldera…that was a site to see! After that they take you to see and walk through a lava tube formed by the volcanoes lava. We also went to the Akatsuka Orchid gardens which was beautiful. You can purchase orchids here and have them shipped to your home or bring them with you. We found out that you are allow to purchase fruit, plants, vegetables on this cruise and bring it on the ship since everything is inspected, just make sure to consume it before getting to the airport with the exception of the orchids. I was able to bring them in my carry-on all the way to Florida since the plants are certified. You may want to check out https://hawaiibookmarks.com/ for fashion and souvenirs made with real Hawaiian wood. If you become a fan, make sure to visit them while in Hilo. The owner, Jeff Gomes will welcome you into his warehouse which is walking distance from the Mauna Loa macadamia plant. We got off the shuttle bus and did exactly that and since we were on our own after this we got a chance to see something that you would normally miss during an excursion. It’s called the Boiling Pots which is in the Wailuku River State Park surrounded by a few waterfalls. The water from this river travels and forms the Rainbow Falls but the view from the boiling pots is so much beautiful and you can even get in the water if you want to. To top off the experience, that night as you leave Hilo the captain will turn off the lights on the decks so you can appreciate the lava coming out of the volcano and into the water. You really get to appreciate the power of our Creator. This made the entire cruise worthwhile! Words cannot describe what you get to experience that night. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Rainbow Falls was disappointing as it's just a small waterfall with no rainbows because Hilo is ...
Sail Date: August 2016
Rainbow Falls was disappointing as it's just a small waterfall with no rainbows because Hilo is always overcast. Volcano National Park was interesting.
Rainbow Falls was disappointing as it's just a small waterfall with no rainbows because Hilo is always overcast. Volcano National Park was interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
beautiful
Sail Date: July 2016
beautiful
beautiful Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very nice, was a bit rushed but so are all of these cruise excursions.
Sail Date: July 2016
Very nice, was a bit rushed but so are all of these cruise excursions. Bus was crowded and cramped, but no more than you'd expect.
Very nice, was a bit rushed but so are all of these cruise excursions. Bus was crowded and cramped, but no more than you'd expect. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked a 5-tour Hawaii package from Roberts Hawaii – much less expensive that the same NCL ...
Sail Date: June 2016
We booked a 5-tour Hawaii package from Roberts Hawaii – much less expensive that the same NCL tours (they us Polynesian Adventure Tours). We took a great tour to Volcanoes National Park and Rainbow Falls. There were extra stops at an ... Read More
We booked a 5-tour Hawaii package from Roberts Hawaii – much less expensive that the same NCL tours (they us Polynesian Adventure Tours). We took a great tour to Volcanoes National Park and Rainbow Falls. There were extra stops at an Orchid Farm (with a nice Hawaiian gift shop) and the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut factory/store. Both were ok stops. Here, we had an excellent driver/tour guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fabulous tour of Hilo and VNP - very informative about Hawaiian culture and history
Sail Date: May 2016
Fabulous tour of Hilo and VNP - very informative about Hawaiian culture and history
Fabulous tour of Hilo and VNP - very informative about Hawaiian culture and history Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Enjoyed the tour and cousin Earl our driver was great.
Sail Date: May 2016
Enjoyed the tour and cousin Earl our driver was great.
Enjoyed the tour and cousin Earl our driver was great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked with Roberts again, but had a horrible guide.
Sail Date: May 2016
We booked with Roberts again, but had a horrible guide. The Rainbow Falls are very nice. The Volcanoes park took up maybe an hour of the entire six plus hours. A rental car tour would have been preferred.
We booked with Roberts again, but had a horrible guide. The Rainbow Falls are very nice. The Volcanoes park took up maybe an hour of the entire six plus hours. A rental car tour would have been preferred. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour was excellent.
Sail Date: May 2016
Tour was excellent. Really enjoyed Sun, our tour guide.
Tour was excellent. Really enjoyed Sun, our tour guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The volcano was very interesting though you don't get to see any lava just steam.
Sail Date: May 2016
The volcano was very interesting though you don't get to see any lava just steam.
The volcano was very interesting though you don't get to see any lava just steam. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Booked through Big Island Marketing, highly recommend this reasonable tour.
Sail Date: April 2016
Booked through Big Island Marketing, highly recommend this reasonable tour. We not only did the park, lava tubes & rainbow falls, but also the macadamia nut factory, cookie factory, black sand beach & orchid farm
Booked through Big Island Marketing, highly recommend this reasonable tour. We not only did the park, lava tubes & rainbow falls, but also the macadamia nut factory, cookie factory, black sand beach & orchid farm Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great to see the area, but too many buses from the ship there at the same time.
Sail Date: April 2016
Great to see the area, but too many buses from the ship there at the same time. This tour was booked with Roberts which offered a package of tours for all the islands on this cruise.
Great to see the area, but too many buses from the ship there at the same time. This tour was booked with Roberts which offered a package of tours for all the islands on this cruise. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
beautiful scenery ,very good tour guide, we had a great time.
Sail Date: March 2016
beautiful scenery ,very good tour guide, we had a great time.
beautiful scenery ,very good tour guide, we had a great time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Enjoyed the crater hike very much.
Sail Date: March 2016
Enjoyed the crater hike very much. Around trip mileage was a little over 5.5 miles. This included the Thurston Lava Tube. The hike is not easy but most adults in good shape should have no problem. It is gorgeous. Mauna Lau was great. ... Read More
Enjoyed the crater hike very much. Around trip mileage was a little over 5.5 miles. This included the Thurston Lava Tube. The hike is not easy but most adults in good shape should have no problem. It is gorgeous. Mauna Lau was great. The Rainbow Falls was disappointing not really too much there to see. Our guide Ben was terrific. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
From the ship, we drove down Banyan Drive and through Queen Liliuokalani Gardens, then went to ...
Sail Date: January 2016
From the ship, we drove down Banyan Drive and through Queen Liliuokalani Gardens, then went to Rainbow Falls. From there, we stopped by a macadamia nut farm and an orchid garden before heading to Volcano National Park. You get to see the ... Read More
From the ship, we drove down Banyan Drive and through Queen Liliuokalani Gardens, then went to Rainbow Falls. From there, we stopped by a macadamia nut farm and an orchid garden before heading to Volcano National Park. You get to see the national park exhibit and can see the active crater from a distance, plus steam vents, an older crater, lava tube and a lava field. The lava tube is the most interesting. Afterwards, they stop by a "candy" company, which is largely a shopping stop. It's a long day and they encourage you to buy a packaged lunch while at the mac nut farm, which you eat on the bus. Great tour, but they could have cut the last stop and it would have been fine. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This tour was excellent, and the driver/tour guide Earl was amazing!
Sail Date: January 2016
This tour was excellent, and the driver/tour guide Earl was amazing! We saw the Rainbow Falls first, then were driven to Volcanoes National Park where we witnessed a volcano steaming sulfur into the air! Be warned, though - the air smells ... Read More
This tour was excellent, and the driver/tour guide Earl was amazing! We saw the Rainbow Falls first, then were driven to Volcanoes National Park where we witnessed a volcano steaming sulfur into the air! Be warned, though - the air smells like latex balloons, and the tour guide said that this tour is not for those with respiratory conditions. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very well organized.
Sail Date: December 2015
Very well organized. Beautiful sites.
Very well organized. Beautiful sites. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very scenic and informative.
Sail Date: November 2015
Very scenic and informative.
Very scenic and informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A OK.
Sail Date: October 2015
A OK. Large bus, good, informative driver, beautiful scenery
A OK. Large bus, good, informative driver, beautiful scenery Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line