Shore Excursion: Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo

Hilo, United States
Shore Excursion Volcanoes National Park Adventure Tour from Hilo

From $195.99

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is famous for its ever-flowing lava and the planet’s most massive active volcano. This tour journeys to top natural landmarks in and around the park. Visit Rainbow Falls, Richardson black sand beach, Historic Banyan Drive, Liliuokalani Gardens, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Akatsuka Orchid Nursery, and the active volcano of Kilauea. You also get the opportunity to walk through a lava tube.
  • Visit top sites around Hilo like Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • See the area’s only black sand beach and walk through a lava tube
  • Complimentary snacks and bottled water available
  • Hilo Port or Hilo Harbor pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Hilo Port or Hilo Harbor pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch Stop - Un-hosted
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Fully Narrated Tour
  • Gratuities are recommended

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Please provide proper contact phone number for pickup arrangments

What To Expect

Rainbow Falls

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Banyan Drive (Pass By)

Liliuokalani Gardens

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Richardson Beach Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

King Kamehameha Statue

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Big Island Candies

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Volcanoes National Park weather changes are frequent, please bring warm clothing.
  • Need to provide : Arrival date and time, departure date and time, name of cruise ship
  • Near public transportation
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Please note that tour will likely take longer than 6 hours, ours lasted 8, so plan accordingly.
Pickup time, location and distance from cruise terminal to avoid confusion and uncertainty).


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Volcano tour with my family
Judy_R, Sep 2023
My family and I had the best time on out adventure of the volcano tour!! Our guide was pleasurable and she filled us with so much Knowledge!! We definitely will do this again! Thank you!!
Auntie Karen great tour guide
Jim_T, Jul 2023
Auntie Karen was a wonderful tour guide for the whole day. She knows the big island backwards and forwards with her 40+ years on the island. There were several special tidbits that she passed along that no other tour guide would have known. Amazing job. The only item would have been a larger lunch. One small sandwich and bottle of water just did not cut it for a 7 hour tour.
Great day on the island!
Thomas_B, Jun 2023
I booked this tour via the internet and it was great. It was going to be my first time there and I wanted to see the island, especially the volcano, which had been active. We were on a cruise and they picked us up at the pier on time. They contacted me ahead of time to get everything set. We were met at the pier and informed of where to board the van. Our driver was Eddie. He has a thorough knowledge of the island as he lives there. He took us to a candy factory before heading to the volcano. He fielded questions from all of us as well as teaching us about the island. We made several stops to view the volcano as well as opportunities to make a couple of short hikes. Eddie took us to a lava tube and a waterfall that is absolutely beautiful. He would always tell us how much time we had at each spot and pretty well stuck to it. My wife and I thought it was plenty. Eddie wanted to show us as much as he could. He ended the day stopping at some parks that he told us were his favorite. They were all beautiful. It was funny that the last spot he stopped at, noone wanted to get out of the van! They were exhausted! It was a perfect day from my point of view. I wanted to see the island, not just the volcano. And who better to show it all to you than a resident of the island. It was well worth the price.
great visit
ursula_m, Jun 2023
where lucky and witnessed active magma/ lava ! perfect amount of time when traveling with kids thanks to our volcano tour guide - Aunti Karen - included great stops.
Great tour!
Charles_W, Jun 2023
Auntie Karen gave us a great tour! Lots of colorful, local stories while driving. Great visit to Volcano NP, made more stops than expected for all the best sights. Caught many other sites around Hilo area, especially enjoyed Rainbow Falls.
Amazing sites
Michelle_S, May 2023
Enjoyed the history/narration and many side trips to Liliuokalani Park, Big Island Candies, Rainbow Falls, but the highlight was Volcanoes National Park. The Kaluapele crater was amazing. I just wished we had a sunnier day! Also was cool to see the vents and very cool to walk through the lava tube. A little crowded when we walked through, but what an amazing natural formation! Don't book this trip for the lunch though - gas station sandwich left much to be desired!
Good tour
Denise_B, May 2023
Volcano tour in Hilo was very good. Our guide Mike was really informative and very nice. Lots of knowledge shared. Highly recommend.
Excellent experience
Susan_P, Apr 2023
Our tour guide auntie Karen was great! We saw much more than we would have seen in a self guided tour. Would recommend this tour as it is informative, fun and a good value.
Very nice tour
Elaine_P, Apr 2023
Loved seeing the Volcano crater, laba tube and rainbow falls. This tour was very informative. Aunt Karen our tour guide was great
Little too long
Juan_R, Mar 2023
The start of tour through gardens could be skipped to give more time at the state park. Less personal details from the guide and more natural history.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Sounds like you wanted to go on our private tour where you can decide how long and what you want to see. All the places that are listed for enjoyment of all others. Our private tour would have fit your needs very well. Please choose private tour for just for your group. We do offer private tours on all islands.
Patrice_R, Mar 2023
Driver was very knowledgeable about the area and the entire island. Very informative, I would definitely recommend this tour.
Great trip great tour guide.
Teresa_L, Feb 2023
Long walk to n from volcano overlook. Tour guide cindy was the best. Even wirh rain was worth it. Was a trip of a lifetime.
Volcano View
Randy_L, Feb 2023
The chance to get a closer view of the volcano crater. We could see the lava bubbling up and actually hear the sound that it was making.
Reene_D, Jan 2023
Wonderful tour. Would highly recommend to get the best volcano views. The lava tube was a great experience. Very kind knowledgeable guide.
Excursion great, Guide outstanding!
Jeff_G, Jan 2023
The excursion was great but our tour guide, Auntie Karen, was absolutely outstanding. We had so much fun with her and appreciated her "thingys" along the way. The stops were great, the ride was comfortable, the lunch was a nice treat, and we would highly recommend this excursion to anyone. Fingers crossed you get Auntie Karen like we did:)
The Tour guide was just...
Puja_J, Dec 2022
The Tour guide was just amazing Ernest helped us understand the history in detail He went out of the way to accommodate our requests too
rained all day...
sherry_c, Dec 2022
rained all day but the tour leader keep us moving to different locations some of which may not have been part of the tour
Maria_F, Dec 2022
the weather was not great but Mike made the most of it!! We got to see some neat things. He was very fun and informative.
Amazing tour with a knowledgeable tour guide!
Kendra_C, Nov 2022
Ernie was a great tour guide! It was so interesting and informative! He was flexible and tailored the tour to our multi-generational family of 9!
Great excursion for seeing craters.
Kathleen_M, Nov 2022
Excellent driver. Very knowledgeable. Only disappointment was the black sand beach. It was full of trash and homeless people.

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