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Hilo: 2-Hour Historic Hawaii Hamakua Cruise

Hilo: 2-Hour Historic Hawaii Hamakua Cruise

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

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
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

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon cruise along Hamakua's coast with gorgeous views of waterfalls and sea cliffs as you learn about Hawaii's interesting past. Listen to your captain as they explain the hundred-year-plus colonial history of downtown Hilo and its original architecture. Hear about the treacherous tsunamis that have ravaged the town and discover how the region was Hawaii's busiest sugar exporting hub. 

While floating by the picturesque landscape, understand how Hawaii's history and role contribute to the globalization of the food industry. Relax into the sunset as you enrich yourself with historic knowledge about Hawaii.

  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please check-in 15 minutes before the tour at Hilo Ocean Adventures located at 1717 Kamehameha Ave Hilo HI 96720.

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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

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 2 reviews

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September 1, 2021

The guide was excellent and so informative. It was so fun, and we saw a sea turtle, which was on my bucket list. Love sitting on the front of the boat.

September 20, 2021

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