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

KapohoKine AdventuresHistoric Cannario ComplexHilo, HI 96720
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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!


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.

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

- 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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"Excellent trip the guide was fantastic our day was extremely utilised and great value for my money"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2018 NEW
Excellent value for money guide was fantastic and the day was fully utilised dinner was not catered for vegetarians a roll may have been added to the menu
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"Great time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2018 NEW
The staff was very professional and super nice! We had a great time and the views were fantastic. Our driver,Jon, was also very friendly and knowledgeable. He told us all kinds of interesting information about the island, its history and Pele. This day was outstanding.
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Brenda M
Redwood meadows
"Awesome adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
Loved this hike, beautiful views and a very patient guide Erik. Made it enjoyable even in the rainy weather. A lot of knowledge, great food and wine. Anyone who enjoys the outdoors will love this tour.
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"Night volcano tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
It was a literal torrential downpour with so much fog you could not see the crater or even the glow from the Caldera..extremely disappointing. Also could not go thru Thurston lava tube because of flooding. Dinner was very small, glass of wine and walk thru jager museum. Not worth the $290 I paid for our 13th anniversary tour
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Honolulu, Hawaii
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
We did the Zippin Volcano tour. My mom, who is 73 really wanted to do the zip line portion. I on the other hand am deathly afraid of height and bridges and this tour does have some suspension bridges and obviously there are heights. I decided to do the tour because I could not let my mom and my 12 year old son show me up. We did the Volcano part first and our driver was Jesse. This was interesting and educational and we saw some amazing sights. Then we made our way to the zip line course, Orie was our driver and he was polite and respectful. We got suited up and were ready to zip. At this point I had a meltdown. My fear got the best of me but luckily for me Devin was one of our guides. He ended up being my therapist through the course. He did some breathing exercises with me and was super encouraging. He was not pushy and allowed me to take my time and when I was ready I jumped. It really was an amazing day. The other zip line guides, David,Tiffany, and Dishman (?), were great too. They made us all feel safe and cared for and were never made us feel rushed. I normally don’t give reviews but this excursion was so fantastic that I had to give a shout out to the amazing guides and drivers on this tour.
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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.