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Big Island Shore Excursion - Hilo Nature & Waterfalls (from Hilo Pier)


Tour the best of Hilo in Big Island. Marvel at the beautiful waterfalls of Akaka, munch on some mac nuts at Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and enjoy a stroll at Panaewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens.

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See the best of the Hilo side of the Big Island on this short shore excursion that visits a macadamia nut factory! Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory is a local business famous for its mac nuts, the perfect souvenir or gift for family back home! Here at the factory, you'll be able to see how macadamia nuts, originally from Australia, are processed and packed and also be able to visit their gift shop for fresh snacks. Next, see Hilo's lush and beautiful nature with a visit to Akaka Falls, a 442-foot tall waterfall with a lookout along a short, 1-mile nature walk!
  • Activity days: Varies per ship.
  • Pier Pickups & Pier Returns: Varies per ship.
  • Tour Duration: 4.75hrs
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In an effort to maintain the health and safety of both guests and employees, this activity will be temporarily pausing operations. Resumption date is subject to change and bookings cannot be guaranteed past April 10th, 2020.
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 89.00
USD 89.00
Child (Age 4-11)
USD 79.00
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 89.00
USD 89.00
Child (Age 4-11)
USD 79.00
USD 79.00
Infant (Age 0-3)
GE Tax included
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Transportation fee / Guide
Additional Luggage + USD 6.00
Additional Luggage + USD 6.00
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
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  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  • Drop-off
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  • Pick-up at the Cruise Ship Pier
  • Akaka Falls
    shutterstock_648678979 Take a short hike (0.4 miles) and follow the paved trail towards the Akaka Falls lookout. From atop, admire the marvelous cascade of water that falls from a great height of 442 feet. Bring out your camera and take photos of this natural wonder for a souvenir.
  • Rainbow Falls State Park
    shutterstock_503999752 Stop at Rainbow Falls and see how these most iconic waterfalls of Hawaii received its name as water cascades 80 ft. over an ancient lava cave.

  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo & Garden
    shutterstock_66426472 Visit a 12-acre Tropical Garden Zoo showcases over 60 species of animals, including a white Bengal tiger. Walk over a pathway through the diverse flora and fauna in the forest. This zoo is the only natural tropical rainforest in the U.S.A. Relax in nature before heading back to your ship.
  • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm & Factory
    Generic_macadamia_nuts_food_shutterstock_543195007 Get the chance to witness how macadamia nuts are processed, right before your very eyes. Then, visit the gift shop & snack bar at the visitor center where you can make some purchase at your own expense. Don't miss tasting the luscious chocolate-covered mac nut!
  • Drop-off
    • The tour is ADA accessible. Due to limited availability, we require that ADA vehicle reservations be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to date and time of service.
    • For electric wheelchairs or scooters: The combined weight of the wheelchair and guest cannot exceed 500 lbs (226.5kg). and the maximum width of the wheelchair cannot exceed 29 inches (73.5 cm).
    • The Akaka Falls Lookout is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Children under the age of 4 are FREE and must be seated on an adult's lap. If the guardian requires a seat for a child under the age of 4, the regular rate will be applicable.
    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Each passenger is allowed 2 pieces of luggage and one carry-on at no additional charge. Charges apply for additional and/or oversized pieces of luggage.
    • Carry-ons must be placed on your lap and in your possession at all times.
    • Cash
    • Walking shoes
    • Comfortable clothing
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Lunch is not included.
    • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory is closed on the weekends and Holidays but the visitors’ center is open daily.
Additional Note(s)
    • You will be refunded if the tour is canceled due to changes in the cruise ship’s itinerary (i.e. force majeure, weather cancellations). Please contact VELTRA for your refund.
    • Due to circumstances beyond our control (i.e. National Park advisories, traffic congestion, inclement weather,
      etc.) the routing and times are subject change.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • Meals are not included in the price.
    • Drinks and meals are available for purchase
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Will I be back in time before my ship departs from the pier?
  • Yes. Shore Excursions Tours are created specifically to cater to popular tours for cruise line passengers and designed around your cruise ship’s itinerary. For most of the Shore Excursions, the driver will pick you up from the pier and return you to the pier before your ship leaves the dock. All you need to do is book the tour and look for the Roberts Hawaii Staff when you arrive at the pier.
What if the cruise ship changed the port and we missed the port.
  • If the cruise ship’s itinerary changes for any reason (i.e. force majeure, weather cancellations), you will be provided a full refund for the specific tour that was missed.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 16:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 89.00
USD 89.00

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Big Island Shore Excursion - Hilo Nature & Waterfalls (from Hilo Pier)