Evening Volcano Explorer Kona Pick-Up in Hilo, HI

KapohoKine AdventuresGrand Naniloa DoubleTree by Hilton LobbyHilo, HI 96720
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Overview

A unique way to experience Kilauea Volcano at sunset, Evening Volcano Explorer offers an exciting experience for guests of many ages to enjoy. Each fully narrated adventure begins with a picnic-style lunch, then proceeds with a visit to the renowned Punalu’u black-sand beach. Guests can also enjoy a delicious dinner at the Volcano House, as well as volcanic activity as the sun sets in the evening.

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from Evening Volcano Explorer (Kona Pick-Up)
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 their gift shop.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Evening Volcano Explorer (Kona Pick-Up)

How long is the experience?
The entire tour lasts approximately 11 hours.

Will I see volcanic activity?

We cannot guarantee that guests will see red molten lava or volcanic activity.

What happens in the case of rain?

Tours occur rain or shine. In the case of severe weather, a judgment call will be made.

Can you accommodate my food allergy or dietary restrictions for the picnic lunch?
Yes, if given advance notice.

Is this tour physically demanding?
Guests should be able to walk unattended and climb stairs. Guests with respiratory concerns should be cautious of the volcanic emissions (which include sulfur gas).

By state law, children under the age of 4 are required to use a child safety seat. Provide advance notice to avoid a charge. Booster seats are required for children ages 4 through 7 or those under 4' 9" and weighing less than 80 pounds.

Am I required to go on the tour with my child?
Yes. All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.

What should I wear on the tour?
Guests should wear comfortable clothing and closed shoes.

Can I be picked up at my hotel?
Pick up times and locations can be arranged if given advance notice. Call customer service for more information.