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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maggiejeanmain
Ellensburg, Washington
"Awesome"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2018 NEW
Will definitely do again! Great activity for all ages. Great staff and wonderful views. Waterfalls and wild hogs for some great photos.
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Hawaiidreamer1
Los Angeles
"Excellent tour group for zipline"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2018 NEW
This was an awesome zipline experience. Went with 2 young kids who had a blast. Min 35lb weight requirement. The company matches any groupon deals out there. Our tour guide kekei was awesome. Very knowledgeable about hawaiian culture and history. Paulina was also awesome in helping the little during the zipline. Would definitely recommend
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infoP4280LT
Castaic, California
"Went zip lining and loved it."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2018 NEW
We are a family of 4 with a youngster of 4, so we had to split up. Kapohokine offered a walk along for myself and our young child while my wife and older son went zip lining. I loved doing this with them as it made us part of their experience. Plus, all the camera pictures I was able to get while they went zip lining above my head. My wife and older son loved the course too while they went over waterfalls. The course was great, the guides made my family feel safe. And a special shout out for our tour driver Kekei, for making that trip just that much better with your local stories and making it feel special. Absolutely recommend this company, can't wait to get back to the Big Island and go zip lining again!
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jbsharrock
Fort Collins, Colorado
"Zippin' Volcano with Kent"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2018 NEW
Even with the alternate locations due to closure of the Volcano National Park, this tour was a highlight of our trip. We had a great time with the zipline (kids' favorite activity in a 10 day trip full of fun activities) and the volcano winery was awesome. However, the most surprising favorite part of the day was our tour guide, Kent. His expansive knowledge of culture, history, botany, and volcanic / geologic areas was impressive - mostly these were presented in entertaining stories. Kent was our
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Susan B
"Adventure in Paradise "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2018 NEW
I was very nervous about zip lining, but the team of Kapohokine Adventures made sure I was comfortable and confident every step of the way. Allison, Destiny, Ona, and Jessica were the dream team! If you are hesitant about zip lining this is the group to hang out with. With their help and expertise I was able to have the thrill of my life zipping over waterfalls and the rainforest.
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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.