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Evening Volcano Explorer Waikoloa/Kohala Pick-Up in Hilo, HI

KapohoKine AdventuresHistoric Cannario ComplexHilo, HI 96720
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Overview

Marvel at the sunset while at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park during this one-of-a-kind tour. Visit a world-famous Kona coffee farm, search for sea turtles at the black sand beaches, and Volcano Winery. While at the park, your expert tour guide will bring you to the best viewing spots, teach you about the park’s history, and help you spot a lava sighting or two!

Description

from Evening Volcano Explorer (Waikoloa/Kohala Pick-Up)
Make Kilauea Volcano and Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park your destination and stay past sunset! This is a fully narrated adventure starting at a world famous Kona coffee farm where a deli-style lunch is served. Next, visit the famous Punalu'u black sand beach and look for giant sea turtles before arriving at the Park. Your trained, park ranger guide reveals the highlights of the Park, from active volcanic craters and steam vents to the historic Jaggar Museum. Enjoy dinner at Volcano Winery. Guests can expect a private vineyard and tea orchard tour, plus a wine tasting or glass of wine included with dinner at the Winery. Return to the Park and watch for current volcanic activity as the sun sets before returning to Waikoloa/Kohala.

Red molten lava may not be seen and cannot be guaranteed. Volcanic activity changes constantly and cannot be guaranteed. Comfortable walking shoes required. We’re happy to accommodate special dietary needs and restrictions, including children’s meals, with advance notice. Order of itinerary may change. Advanced 24-hour notice required to cancel tour for full refund. Tour runs rain or shine.

What to Bring:
Video and/or still cameras, government issued ID, and tour vouchers or method of payment

What to Expect:
Moderate air temperatures at sea level with cooler temperatures at higher elevations on the drive from Kona; occasional rain showers; strenuous hike across uneven and steep, rocky terrain including black lava rock.

What to Wear:
Comfortable clothes, shorts are fine, light jacket or sweater, sunglasses and hat, comfortable closed-toe shoes are required (sandals and flip-flops or “slippahs” will not be accepted)

What's Included:
Military-grade LED flashlights, umbrellas, walking sticks, camera tripod to share, mosquito repellant, sunblock, snacks and beverages (water, juice, soda) all day, picnic lunch at the Kona coffee farm and dinner at Volcano Winery (dietary requirements and restrictions accommodated on request with advance notice), all entrance fees and access to private locations.

Duration:
Approximately 10-12 hours depending on pick up and drop off locations

Restrictions:
- Guests should be able to negotiate stairs and walk for 20 minutes unassisted
- Volcanic emissions, including sulfur gas, may affect those with respiratory concerns
- Participants should be prepared for immediate evacuation in accordance with directions given by County, State and/or Federal officials
- All ages can be accommodated with the following restrictions:
State law requires child safety seats for all guests under 4 years of age (we’re happy to supply seats at no charge with advanced notice)
- Booster seats required for all guests between ages 4 and 7 and under 4 feet 9 inches tall and 80 pounds weight (we’re happy to supply seats at no charge with advance notice)
- Guests under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

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lauracohrs
Cypress, Texas
"Puna District Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2017 NEW
What a great trip! Smaller group! Glenn, our tour guide, was amazing! Very knowledgeable about volcanoes and the islands history! Super friendly! Visited the Lava Tree Park, Kaimu Black Sand Beach, Star of the Sea Painted Church (where the tour guides BBQ'd and amazing lunch for us) and several other places where the views were beyond amazing!
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Anonymous
"Hilo Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2017 NEW
Our tour guide Glenn was amazing! Very knowledgeable and interesting! Especially enjoyed Kalapana and the black sand beach of Kaimu! Highly recommend!
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naiahemsher
San Diego, California
"Thrill of a Lifetime"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2017 NEW
KapohoKine Adventures made our two hour drive to Hilo worth it! We were greeted with friendly staff at check in who helped us along with paperwork and the weighing process- the staff was so efficient that our entire tour group of 11 was checked in early. Our driver Emily escorted us to our very spacious and clean shuttle van to take us to the Ziplining location and shared some cool facts during the drive. Emily seemed to know every answer to every question the group asked, and also suggested some other cool spots to visit on our Hilo trip. Once at location, we were greeted by three Zipline instructors- Dishman, Shelly, and Kalua who were all very friendly and reassuring. They made it a point during our safety briefing to share about their top of the line equipment and their number one priority of safety. Our guides took us through ziplines, over waterfalls ontop of suspension bridges, and finally to our half way "clubhouse". There was an amazing view of a waterfall as we snacked on some local fruit and drank some refreshing water (there is also another bathroom at this point). On the last half of our tour, the ziplines got longer and higher- the last being about a minute long! The zipline with KapohoKine is definitely worth all the hype! Amazing and fun for all ages!
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norbert t
"Great Time Ziplining with professional guides"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2017 NEW
Our zip lining crew was great! Ashley, Nicole and Shelby were first-class guides. There wasn't a time I didn't feel safe. The dynamic of the group was fantastic and it made the trip that much more enjoyable. The guides were very knowledgeable with the surrounding area and you could tell they loved what they did. The intermission break with some of the local fruit and nuts was a nice break, while enjoying a great waterfall scene. Our Driver, Dishman, was awesome as well. He had some really good advice for the local eatery's. I don't think there was another crew like theirs who could've made the experience as enjoyable! Much love! - Norbert Trejo (Austin, TX)
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Susan C
Waikoloa, Hawaii
"Great all-round Island experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2017 NEW
I opted for the heli-zippin-volcano experience and it turned out to be an exceptional way of discovering the Big Island in a day. Marcus (our guide) was extremely knowledgeable and kept the day interesting. I would recommend that people do the tour at the beginning of their stay.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Evening Volcano Explorer (Waikoloa/Kohala Pick-Up)

Will I see molten lava during this tour?
Due to the rapidly changing nature of molten lava, we cannot guarantee lava sightings.

What should I wear?
Guests must wear sturdy hiking shoes in order to participate in the Evening Volcano Explorer tour. Flip flops, sandals, and slippers are not permitted on the tour. A light jacket, sunglasses, and hat are recommended. Guests should wear weather and activity appropriate clothing.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 10-12 hours long from beginning to end depending on pick-up and drop-off locations.

Should I eat before the tour?
A picnic lunch and dinner is included in your tour price and experience.

Will the tour operate in the case of rain?
Yes. Tours operate rain or shine.

What health restrictions are in place?
Guests must be able to navigate stairs, walk for 20 minutes unassisted, stand without assistance, and walk on uneven terrain. In addition, volcanic emissions, including sulfur gas, may affect those with respiratory concerns.

What should I bring on the tour?
Guests must bring and present a government-issued ID. If desired, guests may bring a video camera/camera.

What is included in my tour?

  • The following items are included in your tour experience:
  • Military-grade LED flashlights
  • Umbrellas
  • Walking sticks
  • Camera tripod to share
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Sunblock
  • Snacks and beverages (water, juice, soda) all day
  • Picnic lunch at the Kona coffee farm and dinner at Volcano Winery (dietary requirements and restrictions accommodated on request with advance notice)
  • All entrance fees 
  • Access to private locations


I have a food allergy or dietary restriction. Can this be accommodated?
Yes. Given advance notice, all food allergies and dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please note this request when making your reservation.