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Our most recommended Hilo Canoe & Kayak Tours

Hilo Bay: Myths & Legends Waterfall & Lagoon Raft Adventure

1. Hilo Bay: Myths & Legends Waterfall & Lagoon Raft Adventure

Step aboard a 6-passenger inflatable boat and explore Hilo's culturally rich coast within the calm of the protected Hilo Bay. Take a peek at the mysterious jungle waterfall and traverse upstream on Hawai'i's longest river.   Travel back in time to when Polynesian explorers discovered this volcanic island and gave meaning and stories to the land. Pass by Coconut Island, a small isle that was a refuge for warriors in ancient times. Visit popular sites on the bay including the ice ponds and bayfront black sand beach.  Have the chance to swing from the banyan trees over the lagoon. 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.

Hilo: Hilo Bay and Coconut Island Guided Kayak Adventure

2. Hilo: Hilo Bay and Coconut Island Guided Kayak Adventure

Head out on a 2-hour guided kayak tour around Hilo to experience the history and natural beauty of old Hawaii. After your safety briefing as per PADI/NAUI regulations, be shown to your kayak, where your life jacket and paddle are waiting. Departing from Reeds Bay, kayak around the coast, with the majestic snow-capped peaks of the Maunea Kea crater in the distance. Hear fascinating stories from your local guide and learn more about the unique history of Hilo Bay. Learn about the history of the last Hawaiian monarch at Queen Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens. Discover secluded coves, witness marine life that gathers in tidal pools, and enjoy a stop at Coconut Island.


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What people are saying about Hilo

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

I had a great time! My guide was super sweet and informative. She had a lot of information about the island and its history. It was just me but we went the full tour time and we had plenty of snacks. I loved my time kayaking and highly recommend them!