Shore Excursion Details

Secrets of Puna

Hilo, Hawaii

Secrets of Puna


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    hrs Estimate Duration

Explore volcanic highlights including the historic 2018 eruption sites on this small-group adventure to the Puna District.

Visit Kapoho, inundated in 1959, 1960, and completely overrun by lava in 2018. Step out onto the still-steaming black lava. Visit both MacKenzie State Park and Isaac Hale State Park which were both miraculously spared, but surrounded by lava.

Enjoy a Hawaiian-style BBQ lunch at Star of the Sea Painted Church in Kalapana which was moved three times in 1990 to avoid approaching lava. Check out Lava Tree State Park and the fascinating tree molds before heading to Hilo for some swimming and snorkeling in protected Hilo Bay. Grab some souvenirs in the gift shop before heading back to the ship.

Need to Know:

Note: There are opportunities to purchase local products and souvenirs along the way. Note: Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, and bring a swimsuit and towel. Tour capacity is limited, molten lava will not be seen, and order of itinerary may change. Participants must be at least 4 years of age.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Wildlife Tours

Activity Level:

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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.
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