Hilo Cruise Ship Tours, Volcano Tours From Hilo Hawaii. Tour the Big Island with us. Small groups to the Volcano and Falls.

Big Island Volcano Tours for Cruise Ship passengers - Pickup inside Hilo Hawaii cruise port.

We are a very short walk from your ship.  As a family owned and operated company you will have Gil or Tina as your guide.  See More with our Small Group Tours where we take a maximum of 10 guests in the vehicle. We do offer private tours for those that would like the vehicle to themselves.  See below.

Our tours include bottled water, local pineapple and chocolate covered macadamia nuts to enjoy while on the tour.  Also a welcome flower for the ladies.

This Big Island Volcano Tour is a 6 to 6.5 hour tour that takes in the Volcano Park plus many other locations listed below. We will take one of our comfortable vehicles.  

After we pick you up at the ship, we take you right up to the Volcano National Park to beat the crowds and see more of the Volcano sights than many other tour companies.  Plus we walk with you at each stop to explain the volcano formations. 

  1. While in the Volcano Park we will stop at the following:
    1. Thurston Lava Tube where we will walk through a 500 year old lava tube
    2. 1974 Lava flow where you can walk out on a past lava flow. We will see some of the different formations including Tree Molds, Ramparts, Lava Tree and a fissure.
    3. Puhimau Crater - The deepest crater in the park and also referred to as the Echo Crater
    4. Kilauea Iki is our next stop. The location of a 1959 eruption that filled in an existing crater with over 400 feet of new lava
    5. Kilauea Caldera and Jagger Museum. Here we will see the smoke rise from the crater and view the main caldera along with a walk through the Jagger Museum.
    6. Steam Vents We will stop and you can walk right up to one and feel the heat. We will walk to the crater rim which is where the steam bluff is and where a 400 foot drop off to the Kilauea Caldera offering another great view of the volcanoes main caldera.
  2. Macadamia farm - where you can try samples and have some macadamia ice cream. They also have sandwiches for those that would like to eat something. 
  3. Rainbow Falls - Just up from Hilo we will view a 90 foot waterfall with a giant lava tube underneath the waterfalls. 
  4. Banyan Drive - Drive by the Hilo Bay on our way to Banyan Drive where we will see some very old Banyan trees.
  5. Liliuokalani Garden - where we will see a beautiful park and view of Hilo Bay.
  6. Hilo Black Sand Beach - is next where you can view a black sand beach and sometimes we will see turtles (nature does not always cooperate with the turtles but we do see them often)
  7. By request - Akatsuka Orchid farm. They charge 5.00 per person to walk through their orchid maze. (Please let us know when booking)

 Tour Price:  $89.00 per person (this includes the National Park entrance fee and taxes).

If you like private tours for just your group check out our  private tour option 

  If you would like more room to spread out you can purchase the 3rd seat in the row for $45.00 to keep that seat empty.  

If you are ready to book the tour please provide the following information:                                               

Date in Hilo port (not available Sunday):                                                                                          
Number of guests:
Cabin number (If it has been assigned):
Mobile Phone if you will have one:

You can email tours@ainatours.com or call us at number below.  We will then make sure we have availability.  If we are available we will send a confirmation email.  If we are not available we will  provide a referral.

If you have any questions please let us know.

                                                We will always have you back to the ship on time.

   Payment Options: 1) Cash is preferred on the day of the tour.
2) Credit Card - $3.00 per person processing fee

We welcome cruisers on NCL Pride of America, Veendam, Westerdam, Ruby Princess Pacific Princess, Star Princess, Sun Princess, Grand Princess, Dawn Princess, Crown Princess, Carnival Miracle, Queen Victoria, Statendam, Zaandam, Noordam, Celebrity Solstice,  Celebrity Millenium, Aurora, Radiance of the Seas, Legend of the Seas, Carnival Legend, Costa Atlantica,  Disney Wonder, and any others that may visit us!

What We Do

We take you to those hidden spots.  Why pay to rent a car and then try and find your way around wasting precious time.   Get the most out of the time you have on the island.   And no big bus.  We can spend more time seeing the sights! 

Our state bird the Nene using the sidewalk

Contact Information

Email: tours@ainatours.com

Phone: Area Code 808 Then for Tina: 315-3097

(if no answer please leave a message. We live in an area with poor coverage - or you can call our Skype Number 76O-239-7738)

As a family owned and operated company we will cater to your needs. 

It is Your tour!  We also offer exclusive tours for just your group.

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Hawaii Time:

We are available Monday through Saturday, but we are not available on Sunday.

All tours depart from Hilo except our Meet in the Park Tour. If you are in Kona or Waikoloa and you have a car you can drive over to Hilo for our 6 hour tour or we can meet you in the park to begin our 3 hour Volcano park tour. Water as well as local pineapple and chocolate macadamia nuts are provided during the tour.

Please bring a jacket as it can be cool at higher elevations.  Good sturdy shoes are recommended for our hiking tours.  We do have some umbrellas and jackets.

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