Historic Hilo Bay Myths And Legend Waterfall & LagoonRafting Adventure - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    01:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Hilo Ocean Adventures, 1717 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The only tour of its kind in Hilo.
Experience the last historical Hawaiian town. A rich and captivating culture of ancient Hawai'i on our Hilo Bay Myths and Legends Raft Adventure! Take a ride up river to the ancient boiling pots and Wailuku Falls. Swing from banyan trees, encounter turtles and dolphins along the way and you won't miss the stunning views of the Hamakua Coast.

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This tour departs daily from the Wailoa Boat Ramp at 1:00pmMondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Each tour is2 hours long on our 20' inflatable zodiac. You will be truly amazed by the beauty and culture that Hilo Bay has to offer. You'llvisit Coconut Island, an ancient Pu'uhonua or "Place of Refuge," then make your way across Hilo Bayand under the Singing Bridge and enter the longest river in the Hawaiian Islands and sneak a peek at it's iconic waterfalls. This is were the many stories of Maui reside, and you can even spot giant sea turtles wading in the lagoon and swimming through the banyan vines which dangle from the trees along the shore. You will not want to miss the incredibleculturalstorytelling experience anduniqueadventure.


USCG Certified Captain

Authentic Hawaiian Storytelling



Healthy Snacks


Bottled water


Gratuities (recommended) Gratuities are left to the discretion of the guests

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not wheelchair accessible

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Lap infants are not permitted.

Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship

Maximum of 6 passengers

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-May-2022

    Complete waste of time and money ! Guild took us out in the Bay and we just sat there while he rambled . Dock was small and had disgusting port a potty. couls not wait to get off this small boat and away from a guild that made us uncomfortable.

  • 23-Aug-2021

    Captain Kimo and Kelsey were wonderful--professional, knowledgeable, and fun. We had a blast on the rafting tour. In fact, this was the second tour with did with Hilo Ocean Adventures and Captain Kimo this week. Definitely a highlight of our trip.

  • 28-Feb-2018

    In all fairness, the week long rainy weather made it less than ideal, and the office was good about contacting us to reschedule....twice. Captain Kimo was nice and did share some interesting information, and just being out in a boat, even in the rain ...was fun. But, it really wasn't much of a tour, were barely out an hour, and so called waterfalls, weren't much to look at.

  • 02-Jan-2018

    We did the Hilo Bay tour and it was a joke and a complete waste of time. We rode 10 minutes along the bay into a cove and then just sat there for 20 minutes doing nothing. The guide finally let us out to walk around on the rocks. Then we were done. I think he was trying to figure out how to kill time for the next hour. No history of Hilo, no explanation of anything, just nothing. I wish I could get my money back. To waste more time, he drove us out into the bay. We fought over 10-12 ft swells in the small dinky boat. We were all planning our escape route of how to swim to shore when the boat sank or flipped. At least we will laugh about that part of it.....