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Hawaii's breathtaking natural wonders are the focus of this fascinating tour.
The Big Island is home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes (Kilauea), the tallest sea mountain in the world at more than 33,000 feet (Mauna Kea), the most massive mountain in the world (Mauna Loa), and the largest park in the state (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park).
Your journey begins with a drive along historic Banyan Drive to Liliuokalani Gardens & Coconut Island. Marvel at the spectacular views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, and Hilo Bay. Your guide will give you a brief geological history of the Hawaiian islands and recount the stories of the two major tsunamis that impacted the town of Hilo.
Next, travel up 4,000 feet to view the volcanic wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Descending from the volcano, we'll stop at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, with its wonderful array of orchids and tropical flowers. From here, it's on to Historic Downtown Hilo and the “Shark Shop.” Enjoy a cup of some of the best locally-gown and hand-roasted Hawaiian coffee before heading north on the Hamakua "sugar cane" Coast to the famous Akaka Falls.
On the way to the historic sugar town of Honomu, we'll gain an elevation of 2,000 feet before arriving at the spectacular 439-foot Akaka Falls. Take a walk along a loop trail through the tropical rain forest to view the majestic falls before making the journey back to your ship.
- After you have purchased the charter, there is no charge for children 5 and under. Children under 4 require a car seat.
- Please wear good walking shoes.
- Umbrellas will be provided in the event of rain.
- This tour can accommodate collapsible wheelchairs, with two exceptions. The Thurston Lava Tube is not accessible to wheelchairs and Akaka Falls requires a 7-minute walk down 4 flights of stairs.
- If you have more than 7 people in your party, please call ShoreTrips for pricing.
- Volcanoes National Park is currently not fully accessible. Alternations may be made to your itinerary. Your guide will explain the current conditions and make suggestions at the start of your tour.
Days offered: 7 days a week