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Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Experience the enchanting and eerie side of Hilo on the Hilo Ghost Tour. Explore the mystical town, filled with captivating stories of supernatural encounters, ancient legends, and the spiritual forces that shape Hawaiian culture.

👻 Prepare to be captivated by stories of Hawaiian and Japanese supernatural encounters

🌊 Begin at the confluence of the Wailuku River and the Pacific Ocean, where the river's history unfolds, and watch for mystical beings like the mo'o

🗿 Touch the 5,000-pound Naha Stone, a megalith with a mysterious journey from Kauai, and ponder its significance

👑 Pay homage to King Kalākaua, the Merrie Monarch, in Kalākaua Park, and dive into the supernatural events surrounding the Merrie Monarch Festival


When do I choose a date?

After purchase, you can request your preferred dates and times by following the instructions in the email you receive. If it's a gift, the recipient will also get an email with booking instructions.

Daily 5:00pm
*excluding Wednesdays

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: Recommended for 12+. If under 18 years old, participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: While tours do not contain anything too graphic or inappropriate, we find that kids that enjoy history have the best time. You know your children best and that's left up to you. We do not recommend bringing children in strollers because sometimes that can be difficult with larger walking groups. All participants must pay to join, children included.
  • Individuals with disabilities: The tour route is wheelchair-accessible and service animals are welcome. If anyone in your group will be using a wheelchair please make a note at the time of booking.
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.


What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 1.5 hours. The tour may go slightly longer based on participant engagement throughout the tour.
  • What’s included: Fully narrated walking tour and expert paranormal guide.
  • Who will be present: Your guide and up to 30 participants.
  • Spectators: No spectators are allowed, everyone must have a ticket.
  • Photo/ video: You may take your own photos.

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: Rain or shine, the experience will be running.
  • Arrival: Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of the tour.
  • Parking: Free parking is available in the lot near the historical marker, but there is also ample street parking throughout the area.
  • What to wear: Comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for weather conditions.
  • What to bring: Camera and bottle of water.
  • Gratuity: Gratuity for your guide is greatly appreciated if you enjoy the tour. $10 per person is suggested.
  • Restrooms: It is recommended to use the restroom prior to the tour.

Full description

This adventure takes you on a journey through a town that's not only rich in history and culture but also steeped in mysticism and the supernatural. Hilo, often referred to as the New Orleans of the Pacific, offers a colorful tapestry of tales, from tragic tsunamis to the spirits they've left behind.

Sample Itinerary:

  • Wailuku River Confluence: Meet your guide at the historical marker and gaze at the Wailuku River, known as the "water of destruction" in Hawaiian. Hear real accounts of tragic incidents linked to supernatural forces.
  • Pacific Tsunami Museum: Explore the museum to learn about wandering spirits following the deadly tidal waves in 1946 and 1960. Discover the traditional Bon Odori dance performed by priests to honor the troubled dead.
  • Palace Theater: Visit the Palace Theater, a site of contemporary ghost stories. Featured on the TV show "Haunted Towns," it's associated with apparitions and ghostly presences.
  • Naha Stone: Encounter the massive Naha Stone, an ancient megalith with a vital role in Hawaiian prophecy.
  • Kalākaua Park: Pay homage to Hawaii's last king, the Merrie Monarch, at his statue in Kalākaua Park. Explore the resurgence of Hawaiian culture under his reign and stay informed about supernatural events during the Merrie Monarch Festival.
  • Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill Hilo: Dine at this popular restaurant, once a Masonic Lodge. Whether due to its enigmatic history or the impact of past tsunamis, today's staff report paranormal activity, adding a mysterious touch to your meal.

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule in the case of an emergency, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows mean losing the value of your experience.

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
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Ethan W.

Ghosts, history, and a dash of humor! The ghost walk was an absolute delight. The guide struck the perfect balance between spooky and entertaining, keeping the group engaged from start to finish. A fun and informative way to spend an evening discovering the city's haunted secrets.

Olivia M.

Spine-tingling and fascinating! The ghost walk was an eerie journey through the haunted history of our city. The guide's storytelling skills brought the ghosts to life, and the mysterious ambiance added an extra layer of excitement. A must for thrill-seekers and history buffs alike!

Ava K.

What a hauntingly good time! The ghost walk was equal parts spooky and entertaining. The guide's knowledge of local legends and ghost stories made the experience truly captivating. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, this tour is a unique and enjoyable way to explore the darker side of our city's past.