Big Island Full Day Volcano Tour in Hilo, HI

Hawaii Tours & Transportation"Hotel Pick-up"Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718
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Overview

Hosted by Discover Hawaii Tours in Hilo, the Big Island Full Day Volcano Eco-Tour offers an exciting experience unique to the island of Hawaii. Guests can walk along the gaping Hale’mau’mau Crater, visit the Jagger Museum, discover exotic birds in the rainforest, see black sand beaches, walk through the Thurston Lava Tube and more. Tours last from 10:30 a.m. until approximately 7:30 p.m.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approx. 9 hours.
  • Round trip Hilo area hotel transportation available.
  • Cost of lunch is not included with tour. Snack opportunities available throughout tour.
  • Wear comfortable, sturdy footwear for uneven terrain.

Description

from Big Island Full Day Volcano Eco-Tour
On this exciting Hawaii volcano tour, you will explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where you will walk beside the gaping Hale’mau’mau Crater and visit the fascinating Jagger Museum. Learn the geology of the volcano and what its fascinating history and ever changing climate. Spot exotic birds in a native rainforest, walk inside the Thurston Lava Tube, and witness, firsthand the Kilauea Iki Steam Vents.

Also enjoy the Big Island's awe-inspiring Rainbow Falls, and historic Hilo Town. Stopping at a black sand beach along the way up to the volcano, get out and enjoy the experience of how different and unique black sand feels between your toes!

Tour Operation:
Mon. - Thurs., Sat.
10:30 am-7:30 pm (approx.)

Lunch/Dinner:
- No-host lunch and dinner stops made at local restaurants

What to Bring:
- Wear covered shoes
- Comfortable clothing
- Light jacket or sweatshirt
- Bring Sunscreen
- Shirts are required
- No swim suits

Departure time varies due to neighbor island passenger arrival. Exact pickup time will be printed on your confirmation letter.

Pick-Up from Most Hotels in Hilo area: Pick-Up at a consolidated location no more than 3 minutes from your hotel. The phone number for pick-up location is provided after reservation is complete. (Located on E-Ticket). Professional Tour Guide Included. Transportation in clean, air-conditioned mini-coach.

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

Susan-Jane Bynoe
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fabulous Day"
February, 2015
This tour was amazing. Our guide, YB (Yong Bok), was knowledgable, personable and very enjoyable to spend the day with. He really tried to make people welcome and was always willing to take photos and answer questions. The sights around the volcanoes were incredible. Having never been this close to active volcanoes we were amazed at the variety and beauty of what at first seems desolate landscape. The lunch location was the best of any of our 4 tours. Thanks YB for a great day.
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Tip: Long day Some hiking involved but not bad

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Laura C
"SCAM - DO NOT BOOK ANYTHING"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2018 NEW
SCAM COMPANY - DO NOT BOOK ANYTHING WITH THEM. They have taken almost $1000 from us when we booked for the Chief Sielu Luau. Then I received an email 22nd May saying that that Luau was no longer available and asked me to call them. I called them (from Australia at my expense) and she asked for the credit card details again so she could refund me and told me to book Paradise Cove Luau with another company, which we did at the same cost. However it no refund has been issued and after chasing them on multiple occasions they no inform me there is a ‘glitch’ with their bank where it will not let them refund to the credit card and they will issue a cheque instead which of course will bounce. They are offering all sorts of tours etc DO NOT BOOK ANYTHING WITH DISCOVER HAWAII TOURS
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Judy A
Virginia
"A+++ AUTHENTIC, AWESOME, ACTION PACKED, ALL HEART= 'Ariel" THE BEST TOUR GUIDE/DRIVER EVER! ALOHA!-"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 30, 2018 NEW
The Bar for Tour Guides has reached it's HIGHEST Level if your Discover Hawaii Tour Driver is Areil- THIS Guy is AMAZING!! Each mile, each stop, Pearl Harbor, USS Bowfin Submarine, Battleship Missouri, Aviation Hangers, State Captiol of Hawaii, and lastly a beautiful serenade by Ariel on his ukulele made this Tour perhaps ALL TIME BEST EVER! Ariel's Love of Hawaii and it's people, culture, history and beauty has left a lasting mark- what a True Tourist wants when they get back home and folks ask "Tell me about your trip" I can smile and say "Mahoalo (Thank You) Ariel & his Aloha State is not just a place on the map, rather a Beautiful State in my Memory for it's People and Ohana (Family). You are Part of This Wonderful Family if you take this Adventure Tour with Ariel!
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G-Bug26
Melbourne, Australia
"2 tours, 2 different experiences"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 29, 2018 NEW
We did 2 tours with Discover Hawaii. The first was the circle island tour (we originally booked the Ultimate circle island tour but this got cancelled and they put us on this one instead, which was fine). Our tour guide was Keith, and he was great. Friendly, knowledgeable and engaging - he made the day not only educational but a lot of fun. I particularly enjoyed his (terrible!) jokes. He provided a lot of historical info as well as sharing some personal stories and this made his commentary really interesting and engaging. The tour itself was great - lots to see and many photos were taken. A fantastic day, I highly recommend it. Thank you Keith! Our second tour the next day was the Pearl Harbor & Historic Honolulu City Tour. Our guide on this day was a nice man but unfortunately his commentary was very scripted, almost robotic, and we found it quite difficult to stay engaged with what he was saying, which was a shame. He dropped us at Pearl Harbor and then later at the USS Missouri (the tour guide doesn't come with you to these but there's heaps of info/commentary at Pearl Harbor and a free 30min tour of the USS Missouri so the driver doesn't really need to be there) and we had ample time at both sites; both were a great experience. The guide then drove us through Honolulu and pointed out some historic monuments and buildings - this was good, however it would have been better if we'd had an opportunity to stop at least at a couple of them for photos. The view from the Punch Bowl Crater was amazing and 5 minutes to get out of the bus and take that in would have been great. Again, the driver's commentary was very scripted and several people in the bus were asleep. Still, I got to see some parts of Honolulu that I wouldn't have seen without the tour and I'd still recommend it, particularly for people who may be short on time and want to see as much as possible in one day.
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TedandMarni
Red Deer, Canada
"Circle Island and Pearl Harbour Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 27, 2018 NEW
We escaped from the terrible rain in Kauai early in the morning and weren't even sure if our flight would go to Oahu, but thankfully it did because we would have missed a wonderful tour otherwise! Keith was our guide and D.J. for the trip and we felt like we had made a new friend ! He was super knowledgeable and entertaining with stories and facts that gave us background about the places we were seeing. Loved the day! Mahalo from your Canadian friends !
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Paul D
"The booking people are a waste of Oxygen"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2018
We booked a trip. They took the money. They found the trip offering had been cancelled several months earlier. They offered a refund. Good so far. One month later after returning - I note I have no refund. They offer a refund again - 7 days later still no funds I ask which account they refunded 3 times. Each time they just reply it may take a few days, they have refunded (but no hint as to who/where). Finally the refund is received. They NEVER apologised for forgetting the refund. If I had not checked - I guess it would have been too bad. I'd never book here again. Expedia was great and rebooked this trip for us with no dramas, they also booked a bunch more as a result.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Island Full Day Volcano Eco-Tour

Can your vehicles accommodate wheelchairs?
At this time, our vehicles can accommodate collapsible wheelchairs only. We ask that you let us know at the time of booking your tour that you will be traveling with a collapsible wheelchair. Many of the spots we are visiting on this excursion are not wheelchair accessible.


What type of vehicles do you use?
We use Luxury Deluxe Mini-Coaches equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats and extra large sightseeing windows. Each bus seats 12-25 passengers.


What do I need to bring on my Big Island Tour?
We suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, camera, hat, sunglasses and a light jacket. Also, bring money for a no-host lunch stop; cost of lunch is not included with this tour. No swim suits.


Can anyone participate on this tour?
Volcanic fumes (VOG) are hazardous to your health. Persons with breathing and heart difficulties, pregnant women, infants, and young children are especially at risk should consult a health care professional before taking this tour to avoid potential health problems from exposure to fumes. All passengers are required to sign a release of liability form.