Hilo Cruise Ship Guest Special

Botanical Gardens, Waterfalls, Farmers Market

A breathtaking journey through lush botanical gardens, stunning waterfalls, and vibrant farmers markets of the Big Island!

Experience the enchanting allure of nature’s finest treasures on this immersive tour, where lush botanical gardens, majestic waterfalls, and vibrant farmers markets await your exploration! Wander through vibrant gardens bursting with a kaleidoscope of colors and fragrances, where exotic blooms and towering trees create a serene oasis of tranquility. Then, venture to awe-inspiring waterfalls, where cascading torrents of water plunge into shimmering pools below, filling the air with the soothing sounds of nature’s symphony. Finally, indulge your senses at the local Hilo farmers market, where fresh produce and local delicacies await! Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a photography aficionado, or simply seeking solace in the beauty of the natural world, our tour promises an unforgettable journey through some of Big Island’s most captivating landscapes.

Tour Highlights

Book an unforgettable private tour that will take you to some of the most scenic destinations on the Big Island of Hawaii:

  • Iconic waterfalls in the North Hilo area
  • Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden
  • Wailuku River State Park
  • Akaka Falls State Park
  • Hilo Farmers Market

$1,295 For up to 4 Guests

$125 per Additional Guest 

Full Tour Details:

7 Hours

7 Hour Tour Time


  • Start Time: 9:00 AM

  • Embark on your Big Island waterfall exploration with a convenient pickup from the Hilo cruise ship terminal. The journey begins at the iconic Wailuku River State Park, where you’ll be captivated by the majestic beauty of Boiling Pots and Rainbow Falls. Witness the picturesque cascade of Rainbow Falls as it gracefully descends over a legendary cave. Just a mile upstream, encounter the intriguing Boiling Pots—an extraordinary feature of the Wailuku River shaped by the forces of ancient lava flows. Gain insights into Hawaii’s geological wonders and volcanic legacy as you immerse yourself in the natural splendor of these iconic sites.
  • Experience the captivating beauty of the Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Gardens, where lush rainforest flora, including rare orchids and towering palms, flourish amid the backdrop of cascading waterfalls. Delve into the intricacies of Hawaiian biodiversity as you explore winding paths, encountering endemic species and learning about conservation efforts aimed at preserving these precious ecosystems.
  • Discover the lush rainforest and rugged coastline while cruising along Onemea scenic route. Stop along the way to capture the beauty and magic of the panoramic views of beautiful waterfalls.
  • Once you’ve worked up an appetite, indulge in a delightful break at a local restaurant. Savor a delicious lunch crafted from locally sourced ingredients, offering a taste of the region’s culinary treasures.
  • Take a guided exploration through Akaka Falls State Park, where your naturalist guide will illuminate the diverse botanical life that graces the park. This immersive experience goes beyond mere observation, providing the opportunity to witness two spectacular waterfalls. Akaka Falls, boasting a remarkable 442-foot cascade down a vertical cliff face adorned in vibrant green, stands as an incredible spectacle and an essential highlight of any Big Island waterfall tour.
  • Before returning back to the Hilo cruise ship terminal, explore the Hilo Farmers Market, a bustling hub of local flavors and artisanal crafts. Discover an array of fresh produce and cultural delights while immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Hawaii’s culinary scene.
Rainbow Falls
Guests enjoying water time at Kulaniapia Falls
Scenic view point in Hawai'i Tropical Bioreserve
Botanical Gardens Hilo
Akaka Falls State Park
Waterfalls along Onomea Scenic Route

What’s Included

Tour Inclusions

Guests looking at waterfall flowing through lava tube on big island waterfall tours.
  • Admission into all venues and parks
  • Pick up and drop off at the Hilo Cruise Ship Terminal
  • Fully guided naturalist tour with educational materials and commentary provided by our top of the line tour guides
  • Complementary Photo package: 20-25 professional, edited photos shared via Adobe Cloud for easy accessibility while traveling

Food & Drink

Gold dust day gecko eating nectar from flower on waterfall hikes Hilo.
  • Lunch: a delicious locally sourced meal at a local restaurant on the Hilo coast
  • Snacks: trail mix, fruit snacks, granola bars, chips, beef jerky, chocolate
  • All non-alcoholic beverages: water, juice, soda, hot tea, coffee and hot chocolate

Tour Gear

Boiling Pots at Wailuku River State Park Hilo
  • Patagonia rain jacket and Nano puff
  • Nikon ProStaff binoculars
  • Hiking Poles
  • Umbrellas
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Tours can be adapted to accommodate all ages and abilities. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have specific needs.
  • Assuming no modifications to this tour, guests should be able to walk at least 1-2 miles with some steps included.
  • Guests must be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain and we may encounter cool, wet, or muddy conditions.

Customizing Your Tour

Upon booking your tour, one of our guides will contact you to discuss custom options we have available for your tour. Whether you’d like to spend more time star gazing, enjoy more time at our private waterfall location, or enjoy an extended guided hike, we’re here to make this experience memorable and most importantly – ALL ABOUT YOU!

Want a custom tour? Give us a call: (808) 315-9278

Ready to Book a Tour?

We look forward to taking you on an amazing adventure!