Evening Volcano Explorer (Waikoloa-Kohala)
Make Kilauea Volcano and Volcanoes National Park your destination, and stay past sunset on this fully narrated adventure from Waikoloa/Kohala that includes coffee and more.
100% Refund Policy
Guests must cancel tour no less than 48 hours before tour departure for a full refund.
Lava flowing is an act of nature, therefore we do not guarantee sighting of lava. Surface lava flows may be present but may not be visible due to environmental conditions or time constraints.
Why Can't I Select A Specific Departure Time?
We arrange each flight in order to maximize comfort and ensure that the aircraft is properly weighted and balanced. For this reason, we can provide you with your specific flight time once we receive the passenger information requested in our confirmation e-mail. We will contact you with a confirmed flight time at the email address and/or phone number provided during purchase.
Should We Take Motion Sickness Pills?
If you know you may get motion sickness then we suggest taking something before you fly. We provide a smooth ride and most people do great!
What is the Window Seat upgrade?
For an additional $50.00 per seat you will be guaranteed a window seat. Please Note: guaranteed window seating is included in the capacity surcharge for passengers over 250 lbs., but are subject to weight and balance restrictions.
Children under the age of 24 months (2 years) will fly free when seated in the lap of a paying adult – proof of age required for lap children. Children that are 24 months and over require an individual full-fare seat.
Can I go scuba diving before the tour?
For safety and health reasons, no scuba diving before 24 hours prior to the tour date.
After pickup in Waikoloa and Kohala we make the first stop at a world-famous Kona Coffee farm where you'll enjoy a delicious deli lunch with incredible views over Kealakekua Bay, upon it's shores rests Captain Cook Monument. Sample the incredible 100% Kona grown coffee, grown right there on the farm. From there we head further south making a quick stop at the Painted Church, Punalu'u Bake Shop and Punalu'u Black Sand Beach. (Watch out for Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles). We next take a break for dinner before heading into Volcanoes National Park for sunset.
- Tour departs from Waikoloa/Kohala
- Narration from experienced local tour guides
- Stroll on a black sand beach (Punaluu) while looking for giant Sea turtles
- Sample world-famous Kona coffee farm
- The Kalapana Star By The Sea Painted Church
- Kalapana Lava Fields
- Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Watch for volcanic activity at Kilauea Volcano
- Picnic lunch and Dinner
- Comfortable tour vehicle featuring panoramic windows
No upgrades available
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Travel south into Kona coffee country for the first stop at Bay View Farm, a working 24 acre coffee farm nestled on the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano just above beautiful Kealakekua Bay and known for the best Kona coffee since 1984. Here you’ll see coffee growing on the trees and learn about the various steps and processes in making coffee, all of which happen right here on the farm. You’ll sample 100% Kona Coffee at a gorgeous overlook with stunning views of Kealakekua Bay and the monument to Captain Cook standing on the only sliver of British land in the United States. The adventure continues as you head through the South Kona and Ka’u Districts. Stunning views, alternating between stark lava flows and Hawaiian dry forest, are visible through the huge picture windows of your tour vehicle.
We stop briefly at Punalu’u Bake Shop, the southern most bakery in America. Offering the finest time-honored Hawaiian sweetbreads since 1991, the Bake Shop offers an array of breads and cookies. Shortly thereafter, you’ll arrive at picturesque Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. Lined with swaying coconut palm trees, this is one of the best black sand beaches on the island. Stroll along the beach and look for honu (Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles) feeding just offshore or sun-worshipping on the sand. Picnic-style lunch will be served here weather permitting.
Next travel to the crown jewel of the Big Island, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Visit the Kilauea Visitor’s Center, the Volcano Art Center, and famed Sulphur Banks. Take a hike out to Keanakako’i Crater and step over the sinkholes and cracks in the roads left behind the historic 2018 eruption here, then on to Mauna Ulu. One of the most culturally sensitive locations in the Park you will see a landscape at Mauna Ulu like no other on Earth. Photo ops abound here, and the closer you look the more unusual and striking shapes and fascinating colors you will see. Take a quick break at Volcano House, welcoming guests such as Mark Twain and Jack London to Kilauea since 1864. Enjoy the views or check out there gift shop
Know before you book:
- Comfortable clothes in layers, 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)
- Moderate air temperatures at sea level with cooler temperatures at higher elevations; occasional rain showers; strenuous hike across uneven and steep, rocky terrain including black lava rock; red lava cannot be guaranteed on this Big Island volcano tour.