Hilo Bay Cruise
Join a Hilo Bay Cruise to see the popular sights surrounding Hilo town including the locals favorite Coconut Island, the Hilo bayfront black sand beach, Reeds Bay Ice ponds, Hilo Breakwall, Queen Lili’uokalani Japanese Gardens, Mauna Kea, Suisan Fish Company and much more. Enjoy a professional guided narration from a local guide while you leisurely cruise about Hilo Bay.
A Hilo tour boat of choice for those looking for a family fun outing on the water accommodating both groups large and small on our 49 passenger Luxury catamaran “Lavaone”
Tour meets a Wailoa Small Boat Harbor home to Hilo’s Sampan fishing boat fleet prior to the 1960 tsunami which greatly impacted Hilo and thus the reason for the creation of the Hilo Breakwall. Once onboard in your comphy covered seat we will see Suisan Fish Market ( the largest fish supplier on the Big Island) while exiting the harbor. To the left is Hilo’s black sand beach most prominently know for its canoe paddling regimes and the exceptional Hilo Bay surf spot. The old railroad loading docks, general occupied by local fishermen, lay next to Queen Lili’uokalani Gardens (Japanese gardens with fishponds, gazebos, bridges) named after Hawaii’s queen. The small crescent island in the bay Coconut Island houses an old Navy dive tower a local favorite attraction. Historically this area was known as Waiakea Town meaning “broad waters” was once the heart of the community home to many. Reeds Bay connects to ice cold spring waters making this a favorite place for locals to swim on a hot day also noted for the mooring of Hilo sailboats. The port of Hilo is one of 2 supply ports on the Big Island and where Hilo Cruise ships dock when in town. The quiet Radio bay is where the US coast guard vessel “Kiska” is stationed as well as Hawaiian sailing canoes. The Hilo breakwall was erected on Blond Reef, completed in 1929 with a total length of 2 miles using an estmated 950.000 tons of rock. You can expect a unique educational family friendly cruise on this historical Hilo Tour boat.