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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pattim129
"Fantastic Trip!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 19, 2017 NEW
Ask for Levi - he was an awesome tour guide! The coffee plantation was beautiful. The winery and BBQ were delicious and being that close to an active volcano is humbling. Well with the time! Oh, and don’t forget to ask for Levi and ask about TRex!!
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Lori-ann B
Lloydminster
"Mother Daughter Delightful Day Adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
What an amazing way to explore the Volcano, the crater, the lava tubes and the lava glow! The hikes, the stories and all the extras( snacks, water, peppermint refreshing clothes) all made this an unforgettable experience. Jessica, our guide was amazing, and we loved listening to her stories of the area and the time she took with us to make certain our time was exactly what we wanted it to be. The steam vents, Pele’s hair, running into some NASA Scientists, the rainbows, and the old lava waves made the hike across the crater -AMAZING! Ending the night watching the glow from the lava lake was a perfect way to end an incredible day of adventuring. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves hiking and we will be back!
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keithhammock
"Excellent experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
Tour was very informative and exciting for my wife and i. John is very knowledgeable of this area and kept the whole tour entertaining. Would highly recommend.
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Kay E
Dunedin, New Zealand
"Evening volcano explorer"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2017 NEW
We had a fabulous day and PJ was excellent. The entire trip was comfortable, informative and really enjoyable. Thanks for a great day PJ, except for the jokes!
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desiree220
"walk in the crater on the Big Island"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 15, 2017 NEW
This was a fantastic full day experience with a very good guide (Glenn) who provided a lot of background information.
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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.