Crater Hike & Akaka Falls Shore Excursion Detail
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  • 5.0/5 Stars.
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Port: Hilo
Approx. Duration: 8 hours
Adult Pricing: $119*
Child Pricing: $119*

*Prices vary by sail date.

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Adventurous:
  • 4.9444/5
Cultural/Educational:
  • 4.8235/5
Family Oriented:
  • 4.0625/5
Fun:
  • 4.7778/5
From dramatic black lava flows to lush native rainforests and magnificent waterfalls, you’ll experience the best Hilo has to offer. At Volcanoes National Park, visit a lava tube, discover remarkable volcanic formations and hike out to a crater. Drive along the scenic Hamakua Coast to one of Hawaii's most impressive waterfalls - 442 foot Akaka Falls.
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Crater Hike & Akaka Falls

From dramatic black lava flows to lush native rainforests and magnificent waterfalls, you’ll experience the best Hilo has to offer. Take in the beauty of Hawaiian nature as you pass wild orchids, ferns and Kahili ginger plants. Once in Volcanoes National Park, visit a lava tube, discover remarkable volcanic formations and hike down into a volcanic crater. The four mile round-trip hike crosses pahoehoe lava and A’a lava, meanders through forests of lava tree and passes gaping, steaming fissures where lava once fountained over a thousand feet skyward. This part of the tour is for experienced hikers as a good pace must be maintained. It does cross some rugged sections requiring visual and balance acuity. Switchbacks, stairs and uneven surfaces will be encountered, as well as highly variable weather patterns.


Your next stop is Jagger Museum, overlooking the current heavy venting of Kilauea Crater. After the park, you’ll head north passing charming, historic Hilo and drive along the scenic Hamakua Coast to one of Hawaii's most impressive waterfalls. You’ll stop at Akaka Falls State Park, where the 442 foot Akaka Falls drops over lushly green coated cliffs into a deep pool below. The jungle creates a magical backdrop on a journey full of beauty and adventure. From the beauty of the rainforests flora and fauna to the beast of the devastation at Volcanoes National Park, this is a part of Hawaii you’ll always remember.


Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age, experienced hikers and in good health. Infants are not permitted, even if carried by adults. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Due to natural sulfur gases, this tour is not recommended for those with respiratory or heart problems. Light lunch, water and ponchos are included. An alternative waterfall may be visited due to weather conditions.
Activity Level
  • 5.0/5 Stars.
(18 Reviews)
Write a Review
Port: Hilo
Approx. Duration: 8 hours
Adult Pricing: $119*
Child Pricing: $119*

*Prices vary by sail date.

rollover for activity details:
Adventurous:
  • 4.9444/5
Cultural/Educational:
  • 4.8235/5
Family Oriented:
  • 4.0625/5
Fun:
  • 4.7778/5

  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.

  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.