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Guided Kayak Adventure Of Hilo Bay And Coconut Island

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Join in on this small group, guided kayak tour and paddle with the majestic snow-capped peaks of Mauna Kea crater in the distance. Learn about the history of the last Hawaiian monarch and discover secluded coves and marine life that gather in the tide pools with a stop at Coconut Island.

This guided kayak adventure provides you with a local, knowledgeable nature-lover who can't wait to show you what makes their home so special. Experience the history and natural beauty of old Hawaii, unlike anywhere else in the islands, as you will soon discover Hilo Bay captures the feeling of going back in time.

Hilo Bay is a large bay located on the eastern coast of the island of Hawaii. The modern town of Hilo overlooks Hilo Bay and located north of the bay runs the Hamakua Coast on the slopes of Mauna Kea and south of the bay is the Puna district on the slopes of Mauna Loa. Your group is kept to a small, intimate number of no more than six guests at a time to offer a true one-on-one experience with your guide.

After your safety briefing as per PADI/NAUI regulations, you will be shown to your kayak, where your life jacket and paddle are waiting. Now it's time to set off on this amazing expedition on the water! As you paddle, you will be surrounded with the majestic snow-capped peaks of Mauna Kea crater in the distance.

Your experienced guide will share with you the history of the last Hawaiian monarch at Queen Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens as you make your way to Coconut Island. Coconut Island or Mokuola, is a small island in Hilo Bay, just offshore from Lili'uokalani Park and Gardens. The island is popular with local families that come here to relax on the grass and have picnics in the small pavilions. The two sandy beaches are sheltered by the Hilo Pier, so the waters are calm. There are also several tide pools to explore, where the local marine life thrives and can easily be seen.

Get out and spend approximately 1.5 hours on the water in picturesque Hilo Bay and take part in an experience like no other, your day in Hilo will certainly be special and memorable. Space is very limited and will sell out fast, sign up today!

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $112.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Tour Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
A taxi (not included, approximately $15 US round trip) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided
Snacks, Beverages
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing your swim suit under a cover-up or comfortable, casual clothing. Remember to bring a towel, change of clothes, flat comfortable shoes that can get wet, reef safe sunscreen, sunglasses and hat.
The tour is not available to those with neck or back injuries, those who utilize a wheelchair or have limited mobility. The maximum allowable weight is 250 lbs. The tour is not recommended for small children and participants should be in good physical condition and able to swim.