Arnott’s Adventures is currently accredited for tours from the port of Hilo, Hawaii with Norwegian, Princess, Carnival, Holland and Royal Caribbean. We urge guests on these lines to book their Hilo tours through their respective cruise lines. We cannot take reservations directly.
We welcome guests from the following cruise lines for some of the best tours in Hilo not offered by your ships. Queens Ship by Cunard, Disney, Costa, Silver Sea Cruises, Seven Seas Mariner by Regent Seven Seas Cruises and others do not avail themselves of some of the best tour operators in Hilo because they visit infrequently and choose not to develop relationships with smaller operators who run some of the best custom tours for the more frequently visiting ships. For instance we run one of the Big Island’s most unique tours to the summit of Mauna Kea yet you will not find this even offered by your cruise ships. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us for details at 808-339-0921.
Arnott’s Adventures provides three highly rated tours to the cruise industry. You can go online at any of the websites of frequent visitors listed above and read reviews for our tours. The tours that we perform are:
1. Crater Hike and Falls, also known as Kilauea Crater Adventure Hike, is a vigorous 4 mile hike through Volcanoes National Park followed by a visit to one of our famous waterfalls. This adventure is structured for the more adventuresome and fit cruise guests.
2. Land of Frozen Fire is a tour which takes place in comfortable 25 passenger full-height buses and visits the fastest growing area on the Big Island, which has recently also been the scene of active lava flows, now cooled. We also take you to an area formally a black sand beach and ocean which is now a extra half mile of coastline created in 1992, you will see sea cliffs, lava tubes, volcanically heated warm springs and tree molds at Lava Tree State Park as well as a visit to the famous Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm.
3. Mauna Kea, Arnott’s signature tour as we are the only permit holder for this adventure in east Hawaii. This tour consists of a highly scenic drive to the Mauna Kea Visitor’s Center at 9,300 feet (3,000 m) followed by acclimatization while you take in amazing scenery. We then proceed with our 4wd vans to the summit at 13, 700 feet (4,200m) where you have a chance to walk around and, where available, to visit one of the telescopes.
4. Private/Custom Tours: We can perform any combination of the above tours or craft completely customized tours depending on your interest be it geology and the Volcanoes or astronomy and Mauna Kea. This is for those who want to see it all and have flexible budgets. We can also take you to delightful swimming adventures where you can normally see Hawaii’s green sea turtles and other sea life as well as black sand beaches and waterfalls.
To book these cruise ship tours please email us at email@example.com
However, please note that we will not entertain inquiries from the regularly visiting ships that are listed above as we are contracted with them.