Water activity

Hilo: Historic Hawaii Hamakua Cruise

3.7 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Hilo Ocean Adventures

Hilo: Historic Hawaii Hamakua Cruise

Activity provider: Hilo Ocean Adventures

From US$ 138.89 per person

Spend the afternoon cruising by the Hamakua district and enjoy stunning views of the coastline. Learn about the complex and interesting history of Hawaii with the sea in the backdrop.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Take in the spectacular scenic views of Hilo's lush coastline
  • Have the opportunity to encounter pods of dolphins
  • Enjoy a small-group experience during your cruise
  • Learn about the interesting history of Hamakua
Full description

Grab your camera and get ready for a sightseeing cruise that will provide you with stunning photographs and beautiful memories for years to come. During this small and intimate tour, spend 2 hours viewing lush tropical landscapes, secret coves, beautiful waterfalls, and visiting ancient Hawaiian villages.

You will see the remains of Hilo's plantation-era sugar mills including the 1900s-era Papaikou Mill that is now a popular spot with surfers. Be sure to capture majestic photos of Mauna Kea, the world's largest volcano, as well as Kilauea, the world's most active one.

The two tallest and most active volcanoes in the world, all visitors should be sure to make time to see these mountains of fire, which are both located in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

While on the waters keep an eye out for playful spinner and bottle-nose dolphins; these crowd favorites love to put on an acrobatic show next to the boat. Throughout the tour, your guides will share insightful stories and fascinating facts about the history and culture of Hilo and Hamakua. Reserve your spot in the boat today.

  • 2-hour historical sightseeing experience
  • Certified captain
  • Water
  • Juice
  • Local snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

Please check-in 15 minutes before the tour at the Wailoa Small Boat Harbor 181 Manono St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Waterproof camera
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • Customers will receive a full refund in the case of cancellation due to weather, should a tour fail to reach minimum capacity (3), or other unforeseen circumstances. In all cases, the local partner will do their best to offer alternative dates for your tour.
  • No-shows will be charged the full price.
  • Late arrivals may be charged a late arrival fee.
  • Please contact the local partner by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation.
  •  This tour will take place rain or shine.
  • Seasickness medication is recommended.
Customer reviews

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3.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

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July 27, 2022

Unfortunately the tour was not what we expected. We were picked up by a nice guide in a rubber dinghy and sailed across the rather wild sea. Unfortunately we didn't really see much. It was way too expensive...

July 17, 2022

Great guide fun ride

June 18, 2022

Product ID: 327271