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Hilo Ocean Adventures - Hamakua Coast Sightseeing (Seasonal Whale Watching)

See the most of the east coast of Big Island with Hilo Ocean Adventures on their 3 hour Hamakua Coast sightseeing adventure. A photographer's dream, this cruise offers highlights of tropical landscapes, lush palm tree gulches and secret coves. See ancient Hawaiian villages and the remains of Hilo's plantation era sugar mills and railroads that connected to ship landings. Two of the Hamakua Coast's best known sugar companies can be seen from the boat, including the Papaikou sugar mill on a black sand beach.  Mauna Kea fills the backdrop view with ocean entry waterfalls and is snow-capped in the winter. Also to the south you can see the evidence of eruptions of Kilauea (lava sightings are not guaranteed).

Tour Highlights:
  • Scenic 3 hour boat tour
  • Sights of tropical landscapes, palm tree gulches and secret coves
  • Sights of sugar mills, railroads and two sugar companies from the boat
  • Views of Mauna Kea and evidence of eruptions from Kilauea (when available, lava sightings not guaranteed)
  • Views of spinner and bottlenose dolphins if they're in the area
  • During whale season (mid December - April) there can also be whale watching on the tour
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Special Instructions
Where and When:
Tour departs at 2:30 pm. Returns at approximately at 5:30 pm.
Check in at 2:20 pm at the Wailoa Boat Harbor. View Map
Tour requires a minimum of 3 guests to go out.
All passengers must be at least 4 years old and in good health with no recent injuries, pregnancies, back or neck issues.

Trips go rain or shine, unless Hilo Ocean Adventures must cancel for the safety of guests.
Special Notes:
Please use Reef Safe sunscreen. This is sunscreen that does not contain oxybenzone, which is the leading cause of reef stress and coral bleaching.
Operation Days:
Monday - Saturday
Approximately 3 hours
Hilo Ocean Adventures
Big Island
6 (if you have more guests please call to discuss options)
Total : $0.00


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