5 hrs
Minimum Age
Big Island

Private Waterfall Swim in Hilo (plus kayaking, SUP, and rappelling options)

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Whether you’re between hotels, catching a late flight, or just looking for an off-grid escape, you’ve found it here. Escape for a relaxing day under a breathtaking waterfall and explore over 40 acres of land at Kulaniapia Falls.

Departs From: Big Island – Hilo (and the East side)
Duration: 5 hour access
Included in the price: Access to the property and a discount for other on-site activities

Private Waterfall Swim in Hilo Highlights

  • Times and Duration:

    • Discounted Arrival Time: Daily 10am (your whole party may arrive early if any of you book an activity that starts before 10am).
    • Additional entry times (full price) at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
    • 4pm admission time is for dinner guests only.
    • Access for 3-4 hours, depending on entry time.
    • Most guests choose to stay for 1.5-2 hours.

Book Direct for Kulaniapia Falls Day Pass Here

Our family was hesitant to book this day pass at first based on the price and not knowing what to expect. We loved our experience, hence we’re recommending it!

Everyone down at the swimming hole enjoyed the private waterfall swim, taking the kayaks and standup paddle boards (SUPs) out on the water, and relaxing with their picnic lunches.


Explore 40+ acres of natural beauty and Hawaii’s largest privately accessible waterfall, just 15 minutes from Hilo! Enjoy miles of nature trails, bamboo gardens, and swim, kayak and/or paddleboard under a 120 foot waterfall (river safety conditions permitting). Your booking includes access to the property and trails. When river conditions are safe for swimming, you may also rent kayaks and paddle boards (it’s still an amazing experience, even if they are not).

You booking also includes a DISCOUNT on our other experiences, like Waterfall Rappelling, Cooking Class, Farm Tour and more. You will receive information about how to book additional experiences using this discount in your email confirmation. You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for any reason, including none of your desired additional activities being available on the day you plan to visit.

Please bring everything you will need to enjoy your day, such as water, lunch, bathing suit, towel, etc. We do not have any food / beverage service onsite, unless you are joining our cooking class or you prebook a grab and go lunch by 8pm the night before (details in confirmation email).

You must purchase a daypass in advance. We do not allow walkups, and you will not be provided access to the property without an advance booking.

Private Waterfall Swim in Hilo (plus kayaking, SUP, and rappelling options)

Adults 10+

Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 48 hours notice of cancellation for 2 guests, 72 hours for 3-4 guests, and 7+ days for 5 or more guests. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to safety or other unforeseen circumstances, however, please note, we operate rain or shine. On days when swimming is not safe, you may still access the trails, etc, but we do not provide refunds in such cases. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.