Walk along a volcanic black sand beach and swim in a pristine lagoon where sea turtles often frequent on this fully narrated and guided snorkel tour.
Hilo Bay Myths and Legends Waterfall Lagoon Adventure
Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture
Step into a 6-passenger inflatable boat and be transported into a Polynesian postcard setting with this relaxing tour of the calm waters of Hilo Bay.
This is one of the largest visible stretches of ocean anywhere on the island, and its immense, flat, deep blue profile make it a distinct landmark of east Hawaii. Pass by Coconut Island, a small isle that was a refuge for warriors back in ancient times. Legend has anyone who was ill could swim around the island 3 times to be healed. Visit other popular sites on the bay including the ice ponds and bay front black sand beach. Guests may swing from the banyan trees over the lagoon.
A busy farming and fishing area in early times, Hilo evolved into a commercial center for the sugar industry in the 1800s. Enjoy views of historic Hilo Town and learn about its history of thriving sugar plantations and a large sampan fishing fleet before 2 major tsunamis in 1946 and 1960 changed the nature of the town.
Keep an eye out for sea turtles swimming in the lagoon as you pass under the Singing Bridge on your way to the falls on Wailuku River. The Hawaii Belt Road runs across this repurposed railway bridge and the steel grid deck underneath the road creates a singing sound as cars drive across it.
Book this concise tour now for a fun introduction to Hilo Bay, Hilo Town and the Waikulu River Falls.
Please check in 10 minutes prior to the start time of your tour. Detailed check-in directions will be included in your confirmation email.
Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hour notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather, should a tour fail to reach our minimum capacity (2) or other unforeseen circumstances. In all cases we will do our 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. Contact us by phone (808-934-8344) to cancel or inquire about a cancellation.
This tour: Is not suitable for those who are pregnant, over 300lbs, have back problems, or cannot swim unassisted in the open ocean.
All tours: Leave promptly at the specified time. Tours will not be held back for late arrivals and missed tours will not be eligible for refund. If guests require rental gear for this adventure, they will be responsible for showing up before the specified time in order to have gear fitted and be ready for an on-time departure.
Certified Divers: Must show proof of Open Water Diver or higher certification upon check-in.
- Must be able to converse and understand detailed instruction in English.
- Must be able to carry 50lbs of equipment on your back unassisted.
- Must complete and submit PADI/NAUI mandatory medical questionnaire 72h prior to excursion (provided after booking). Those with lung, heart, or other major medical issues should contact the store for more information.
- Individuals must successfully pass classroom and confined portion of activity in order to proceed to ocean dive component.
- Refunds will not be honored for individuals who submit late medical questionnaires or who are unable to complete the activity in full.
ALL Divers: MUST wait at least 12 hours before ascending to altitude above 2,500 ft after your dive. A two-tank dive increases your wait time to 18 hours.