SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Rainbows & Waterfalls

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Start your tour with a leisurely drive through the "Hilo Walk of Fame” known for all the banyan trees that have been planted by celebrities. Visit Liliuokalani Gardens, the largest ornamental Japanese garden outside of Japan. Your experienced guide will provide commentary of Hilo Town as you make your way to Wailuku State Park and Rainbow Falls.


    While visiting Akaka State Park, you can see two gorgeous waterfalls- 100 foot Kahuna Falls and towering Akaka Falls which plummets 422 feet into an eroded gorge. Stop at Pana’ewa Zoo the only naturally occurring rainforest zoo in the United States. Enjoy a 3 mile drive through macadamia nut orchards as you approach the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center. Discover a world of marine science at the only black-sand beach in the Hilo region.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Boxed lunch included.
    • Adult from: $135.00 USD
    • Child from: $95.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
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    Hilo Town & Waterfalls

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 4 3/4 hrs

    Your experienced guide will provide information and narration as you drive through the "Hilo Walk of Fame" known for all the banyan trees planted by celebrities. Visit Liliuokalani Gardens, the largest ornamental Japanese garden outside of Japan. Your experienced guide will provide commentary of Hilo Town as you make your way to Wailuku State Park and Rainbow Falls.


    While visiting Akaka State Park, you can see two gorgeous waterfalls- 100 foot Kahuna Falls and towering Akaka Falls which plummets 422 feet into an eroded gorge. Stop at Big Island Candies, home of the famous diagonally dipped shortbread cookies. You have a chance to purchase your Big Island souvenirs that are beautifully packaged. A true Hawaiian Classic!


    Need to Know:

    Note: Lunch is not included.
    • Adult from: $104.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 4 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Guests with Disabilities
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    The Land of Frozen Fire

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    Depart Hilo Pier and head to Liliokulani Gardens with views of Hilo and the mountains. Proceed through historic downtown Hilo and up to Rainbow Falls. Continue on to new Saddle Road Highway stopping at scenic points of interest until reaching the vast lava fields of Mauna Loa Mountain. Disembark and experience this amazing area, while gaining an understanding of how this huge Island was formed and continues to grow.


    Next stop is Mauna Kea Recreation Park, which has been recently upgraded with excellent amenities and nice views and limited vending. Walk around the park (7000 foot elevation) and take pictures of the 3 mountains. The journey back is very different even though you are on the same road and again, stop at scenic points of interest and possibly see volcanic activity at a great distance. Continuing back into Hilo drive to Mauna Loa Macnut Farm with its informational displays and broad range of products and snacks as well as ice cream, sandwiches and coffee (not included). As this tour does go to 7000 ft. it is highly recommended that guests have good mobility and can walk at least 100 yards unaided. The highway is new and of US highway standards.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age, able to walk short distances unaided and wear closed-toe shoes.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
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    Hilo Coast & Botanical Gardens

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Picture yourself in a lush, natural paradise. At the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden you can wander amidst 2,000 species of fragrant tropical flowers, colorful fruits and plants from all over the world.


    The garden features nature trails and is graced with sparkling streams, several waterfalls, and dramatic ocean vistas. The collection includes an extensive assortment of palms – nearly 200 varieties – including a grove of towering Alexandra palms that mimics the hushed atmosphere of a cathedral. The air is filled with the fragrance of tropical flowers and fruits, and is also home to many birds.


    All plants are labeled for easy identification. You'll receive a map of the garden's trails at the Visitor Center, and then enjoy your time wandering the grounds at your own pace, taking photographs or just absorbing the natural beauty of this unique place.

    • Adult from: $65.00 USD
    • Child from: $55.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Tastes & Falls of Hawaii

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Awaken your senses to the best the Big Island has to offer. Explore the Big Island with a small group of no more than 12 guests per departure. Entice your taste buds with 100% Hawaiian grown coffee, complimentary wine and handmade chocolate treats created exclusively on this island.


    Start your morning right with a stop at the oceanfront Liliuokalani Gardens and then on to enjoy locally grown and freshly roasted Hawaiian coffee at the famous Hilo Coffee Mill on your way to lunch.


    Enjoy a picnic style specialty lunch and a complimentary glass of wine on the lush grounds of Volcano Garden Arts, a fine art gallery showcasing Hawai’i artists. A definite treat for the senses.


    After lunch explore the lush, tropical east side of the island as you walk through tropical gardens and private waterfalls. We will also be visiting Rainbow Falls on this adventure.


    No Hawaiian adventure would be complete without a stop at Big Island Candies known for their handmade macadamia nut shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate!


    Need to Know:

    Note: Lunch includes freshly made wraps (including vegetarian), island fresh fruit, homemade “purple” potato salad, macadamia nuts, assorted snacks, aloha fruit drinks and bottled water.
    • Adult from: $189.00 USD
    • Child from: $189.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
    • Age
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    Flowers & Coffee

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 4 hrs

    Visit some small farms that constitute the agricultural backbone of Hawaii, and spend time browsing in shade houses where blossoms in vivid hues are raised in beds. Investigate a modern orchid nursery with a large variety of spectacular blooms and learn about the biology, history, and economics of orchids. Wander through greenhouses crammed with thousands of potted plants and take a peek at a million-gallon reservoir of rainwater.


    Then savor the aroma at a coffee mill where local beans, rated among the best in the world, are roasted. Learn about the varieties and processing methods before conducting a taste test of your own.

    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Circle of Fire Helicopter

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Join this thrilling helicopter ride for a bird’s eye view of Earth’s most geologically active environment – the Kilauea volcano. This 45-minute flight-seeing adventure allows you to view current volcanic activity that can’t be seen from the ground.


    Hover over Kilauea's most recent eruption sites, where streams of hot lava may glow red against an otherwise blackened landscape. Follow the surface activity down to the devastated village of Kalapana and the black sand beaches formed as lava was cooled by the sea. You'll receive an informative commentary from your tour guide/pilot over an individual headset.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Due to aircraft weight and balance limitations, the flight company charges an additional rate for passengers that weigh 260 lbs. or more. Space is capacity controlled, please call 1.866.625.1167 for assistance.
    • Adult from: $299.00 USD
    • Child from: $299.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Flightseeing Tour
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    Ultimate Helicopter & Volcano Adventure

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 7 1/2 hrs

    Imagine soaring over Kilauea Volcano on a thrilling helicopter tour, driving to a remote location for a BBQ lunch overlooking a private waterfall and enjoying a swim before your return drive that visits scenic waterfalls and tropical rainforests. Head off on a scenic drive through Onomea Bay with stops at Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls. Next enjoy a Hawaiian style BBQ lunch prepared by your guides while you relax in a private pavilion overlooking a beautiful waterfall in the middle of the jungle. Enjoy a refreshing swim or just relax at the private waterfall.


    After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive to the heliport where you’ll board your comfortable, air-conditioned aircraft and head out towards the active volcano. Lush tropical rainforests give way to stark black lava that flows as you approach the volcano. Look for surface flows and lava as your pilot safely navigates the helicopter over the volcanic landscape. Then, you’ll circle back and head north past Hilo. Fly over prime rainforests, laced with waterfalls before your return drive to the pier. Tour may operate in reverse order.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 3 years of age. Due to aircraft weight and balance limitations, the flight company charges an additional rate for passengers that weigh 250 lbs. or more. Space is capacity controlled, please call 1.866.625.1167 for assistance. Tour may run in reverse. Flight time is approximately 45 minutes.
    • Adult from: $499.00 USD
    • Child from: $499.00 USD
    DURATION 7 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    • Flightseeing Tour
    • U Tour
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    Mauna Kea

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 6 hrs

    Make the journey up to the summit of the dormant Mauna Kea volcano for an exhilarating experience and breathtaking views above the clouds. Your drive starts at sea level and climbs up almost 14,000 feet in two hours. This is the world’s tallest mountain, measuring 32,000 feet from its underwater base to its summit at 13,796 feet above sea level.


    Due to the dry, cloud-free atmosphere and distance from city lights, it hosts the world’s largest astronomical site. Currently there are 13 powerful telescopes here, operated by astronomers from 11 countries.


    You’ll also stop at the Visitor Information Center in the Onizuka facility at 9,200 feet, so that you can adjust to the altitude. The Center was built to allow astronomers and technicians to acclimatize before beginning their work at the summit.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 16 years of age. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, persons suffering from respiratory disorders or heart problems. Oxygen is carried for emergencies and warm parkas are provided, as the weather at the summit may be quite cold. In rare cases where the summit is closed due to sudden storms, an alternate will be provided. A light lunch is included.
    • Adult from: $199.00 USD
    • Child from: $199.00 USD
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
    • Age
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    Hilo Bay Waterfall & Kayak

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Don’t miss the fun! Get out on the water on this guided kayak tour and paddle your way past amazing views and tropical scenery. Your adventure begins at a black sand beach in the heart of Hilo, just a short distance from the pier. Put on your safety gear, pick up some paddling tips, and follow your guide.


    Hilo is America's wettest city, so be prepared for plenty of rainbows and a lush tropical coastline. Your excursion will take you along Hilo's shoreline with lovely views of the Wailoa River and Wailuku River estuaries to see some waterfalls. This is where the 18-mile river reaches the ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of the Mauna Kea summit.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 7 years of age and weigh no more than 250 lbs. This tour is not recommended for those with back problems or heart conditions. Wear a swimsuit and bring a towel. Tour is weather dependent.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Weight
    • Age
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    Rainforest Zipline & Waterfall Adventure

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 4 hrs

    Imagine yourself flying through a tropical rainforest canopy over splashing streams and waterfalls on a seven-stage zipline course with a view of the crystal blue Pacific Ocean in the distance.


    You’ll be surrounded by natural beauty as you hike from one line to the next. A portion of the hike is on a suspension bridge that cuts through the jungle with several small waterfalls below. This course was created to provide a safe and fun environment for the entire family. All lines are ground-to-ground making it easier for all to participate.


    After your zip line adventure, enjoy a relaxing stroll through the World Botanical Gardens and the soothing view of a cascading waterfall.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age, weigh between 70 and 275 lbs. and must be comfortable with heights. If you have back problems, existing heart conditions or are pregnant, this tour is not for you. Must wear closed-toe shoes, pants or long shorts, long hair tied back, with no dangling jewelry. If a child is 4 years old or older and at least 35 lbs., they can ride tandem with a guide for this adventure. We need a 24 hour notice to ensure there are enough guides to accommodate the child.
    • Adult from: $219.00 USD
    • Child from: $219.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Weight
    • Age
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    Zipline through Paradise

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Take your need for speed to new heights on this thrilling zipline adventure. Covering nearly two miles of gorgeous tropical river gorges, this 8-line zip course is fun for the whole family.


    The certified staff will guide you over one of the longest lines on the island at more than 2,400 feet. Ride the only all side-by-side dual-track zipline on Hawaii. Elevated platforms connect with exciting features like suspension bridges and suspended staircases.


    You’ll zoom 160 feet over multiple waterfalls, gaze at panoramic ocean views, and be serenaded by native birdcalls in the forest until they are drowned out by the roar of rapids from the river below. The last line is the longest at more than 1/2 mile. Glide directly down the middle of the river, for an amazing adrenaline rush. A fully narrated off-road adventure gets you to and from the zipline course.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age and weigh between 35 and 275 lbs., must be able to lift 15 lbs. and walk up stairs and over uneven terrain. Wear closed toe shoes. If you are pregnant or have had past heart, neck or back problems, this tour is not for you. There will be a charge for guests who want to be observers only, and do the walk but not the zip.
    • Adult from: $229.00 USD
    • Child from: $229.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Weight
    • Snack

Please note: The information in this document was current at time of printing. Tour descriptions and prices vary by ship and sailing date and are subject to change without notice. Log into My NCL for the applicable information specific to your cruise.

Printed on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 07:12pm