Experience the rich and captivating culture of ancient Hawai'i on our Hilo Bay Myths and Legends Zodiac Adventure! Step aboard our 20ft inflatable zodiac and be transported back into time, where ancient Polynesian explorers discovered this volcanic island and gave meaning and stories to the land beneath their feat. Immerse yourself in mo'olelo, or oral histories, of islets of refuge with healing waters, of Hawai'i Island iconic goddesses of fire and ice, Pele and Poli'ahu, and the legendary Maui, a frequent visitor of Hilo, who paddled his canoe into Rainbow Falls where his mother Hina resides. Explore Hilo's immensely culturally rich coast within the calm of the protected Hilo Bay, with a peek at the mysterious jungle waterfall as you traverse upstream on Hawai'i's longest river for a visit to Maui's "canoe".
This tour departs daily from the Wailoa Boat Ramp at 1:00pm Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Each tour is 2 hours long on our 20' inflatable zodiac. You will be truly amazed by the beauty and culture that Hilo Bay has to offer. You'll visit Coconut Island, an ancient Pu'uhonua or "Place of Refuge," then make your way across Hilo Bay and under the Singing Bridge and enter the longest river in the Hawaiian Islands and sneak a peek at it's iconic waterfalls. This is were the many stories of Maui reside, and you can even spot giant sea turtles wading in the lagoon and swimming through the banyan vines which dangle from the trees along the shore. You will not want to miss the incredible cultural storytelling experience and unique adventure.