Volcanoes National Park & Waterfalls Explorer in Hilo, HI

KapohoKine AdventuresHistoric Canario ComplexHilo, HI 96720
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Offering a unique opportunity to see some of the best scenery on Hawai’i Island, Volcanoes National Park & Waterfalls Explorer is an ideal experience for guests of many ages. Adventures include a hearty lunch, plus views of Rainbow Falls, Hilo and the two largest volcanoes— Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea—on the island. Guests can also enjoy a visit to the Jaggar Museum, Thurston Lava Tube and more.


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Want to see it all in one day? This tour covers everything that makes Hawai`i Island unique. See Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, the two largest volcanoes of Hawai`i Island, on the way to famous Rainbow Falls and quaint Hilo-town, the site of two devastating tsunamis. Includes a brief stop at the KapohoKine Adventures store to top off on provisions before heading to Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park where your Park Ranger-trained guide will walk you through Thurston Lava Tube, past active steam vents, and into the Jaggar Museum. The return to Kona includes a stop at the beautiful Punalu`u black sand beach where endangered sea turtles feed and rest. A picnic-style lunch is included. Tour duration is approximately 10 hours.

Molten lava will not be seen. 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. Tour runs rain or shine.

Guests should be able to negotiate stairs and walk for 20 minutes unassisted, 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 advance 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

  • 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

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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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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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"Zipline tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2018 NEW
Took my 3 teens on this Super fun zip line tour!! Felt safe and in good hands entire time. Plus staff was so great kept us laughing all day.
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Joseph R
Indio, California, United States
"Zip line adventure "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2018 NEW
Went on this trip 4 years ago and it’s just as awesome today!! Awesome views, great for couples and families too. Cameras take photos on a few lines also! Able to see the coast as well as smoke plume of volcano fissure on this trip.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Volcanoes National Park & Waterfalls Explorer

What is included in the trip?
In addition to your admission fee, you will receive umbrellas, walking sticks, sunblock, transportation, bug spray, snacks and beverages throughout the day, a deli-style lunch, and pre-paid park entrance fees.

What should I wear?
Guests are required to wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Layers are recommended.

How much walking is required for the tour?

Guests must be able to navigate stairs and walk unassisted for 20 minutes.

Will I see molten lava?
Molten lava will not be seen on this exploration. In addition, volcanic activity cannot be guaranteed due to the ever-changing natural activity conditions.

Can my child come on the tour?
Of course. The following safety restrictions are in place and strictly followed for children:

-Children under the age of 4 must use a child safety seat. These can be available for no charge if given advance notice.

-Children ages 4-7 or individuals less than 4 feet and 9 inches tall or weighing less than 80 pounds must use a booster seat. These are also available for no additional charge if proper advance notice is provided.

-Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

What should I bring on the tour?
All guests should bring a government issued ID and a camera.

How long is the tour?

Including pick-up and drop-off, the entire experience is approximately 12 hours long.

Does the tour operate when it rains?
Yes. Tours are available rain or shine.

I need to cancel my reservation. Will I receive a refund?

Any cancellations made by the listed cancellation date will receive a FULL REFUND with absolutely NO CANCELLATION FEES. Any reservations past the cancellation date cannot be changed or canceled.