What You'll Get
Waterfall tours by boat are one of the best things to do in Hilo. Big Island Volcanoes are nurtured with 200+ inches a year of rain, supplying the spectacular 420-ft. Akaka Falls, the three-tiered Umauma Falls & the popular Rainbow Falls. Downstream, Big Island waterfalls cascade cool waters over towering seacliffs into the Pacific Ocean. Few Hawaiian tours on the Big Island offer you the chance to take photography of whales, waterfalls & an array of wildlife from a luxurious, high-speed 49-passenger aluminum catamaran. Tours depart from Hilo's Wailoa harbor near the Suisan fish market.
Unique Big Island tour to see Hawaii Waterfalls begins cruising the protected waters of Hilo Hawaii. Coconut Island, Hilo Bayfront black sand beach, and views of historical Hilo Town paint you a picture of what Hilo once looked like before the devastation of 2 major tsunamis in 1946 & 1960. The Hamakua coast was best known in the 1900’s for its sugar companies, two of which you can see from the boat including the Papaikou sugar mill that resides on a beautiful black sand beach, now a secret surf spot.
Views of Mauna Kea set the backdrop for dozens of waterfalls cascading over large spectacular sea-cliffs into the ocean. Mauna Kea becomes snow-capped in the winter, adding an element of beauty to this giant mountain. To the south, view the 30-year eruption of the world’s most active volcano, Kilauea. In this region, bottle-nosed and spinner dolphins are always a crowd favorite, especially when you see large pods displaying their acrobatic spins close to the boat
The scenic Onomea Bay is botanical garden masterpiece with over 5000 plant species growing in the valley. Rich in beauty and culture, Onomea Bay offers a look into past of what Hawaii once was. From old legends to present day story, Onomea Bay continues to be a favorite place to visit for travelers and locals.
Humpback Whales are often seen swimming along the Hamakua coast, with sightings on almost every whale watch tour. Whale season in Hawaii is December 1 – April 1. You will see many types of behavior during this important mating time including breaching, fluking, tail slaps, baby Humpbacks (Calves), and competition pods.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Dress code is casual
- Not recommended for participants with back problems
- Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
- Not recommended for pregnant women
- Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
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- Live commentary on board
- Professional guide
- Sightseeing cruise
- Bottled water
- Admission ticket
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Hotel pickup
Centrally located in downtown Hilo near Suisan Fish Company is Hilo's Wailoa Small Boat Harbor first slip on the upper side of harbor next to the Wailoa bridge.
9 am; check in is 30 minutes prior to tour departure (8:30 am)
11 am; check in is 30 minutes prior to tour departure (10:30 am)
2 hours 30 minutes
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