Best of Big Island and Volcanoes National Park

Best of Big Island and Volcanoes National Park
July 17, 2023
We had an awesome time. We visited the volcano site one weeks prior to the eruption. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable in the history and culture of the Big Island, and the views were amazing! The tour bus was very clean and the ride to and from the park was very pleasant. I would definitely recommend.
Reviewer: Tamika Anderson
5 Stars
Highly Recommend
July 04, 2023
Kelvin, our tour guide, was wonderful. Overall a competitively priced excursion, with a great guide and comfortable bus. Highly recommend.
Reviewer: Sky
5 Stars
Excellent Tour!
June 29, 2023
We had a stellar tour (Best of Big Island and Volcanoes National Park). Our guide and driver was Donna, and she was both personable and informative. She gave us plenty of time at each stop, offered to take our pictures, and gave us a running commentary between stops. The bus (van) was spotless and well-maintained. I'm so happy that we chose this tour. We will look into Shore Excursion Group tours for future excursions!
Reviewer: Carla Burke
5 Stars
Best of Big Island and Volcanoes National Park
June 20, 2023
Recently went on the Shore Excursion-Best of Big Island and Volcanoes National Park and it was an amazing experience. Our tour guide, Grace, was excellent. She was very informative and knowledgeable about the island and the park. She made sure that we were comfortable throughout the trip and answered all of our questions. The tour took us to some of the most beautiful and scenic spots on the island. Volcanoes National Park was breathtaking. We saw the Kilauea crater and the stem vents which were both very impressive. The highlight of trip was the lava tube which was an incredible experience. We visited the Rainbow Falls which was a sight to behold. Overall, I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Big Island. It was well worth the money and Grace was excellent guide.
Reviewer: Gezim Koka
5 Stars
Very happy
June 04, 2023
We were very happy with our experience on this shore excursion. The guide was very informative and kept us on schedule to see everything promised. I would like to make a suggestion if I could. We and many others did not enjoy our stop at the candy store. I would recommend leaving that off of the tour and find something else to fill that time that is more special to visitors while at Hilo.
Reviewer: Dayna Mohr
5 Stars
Big Island
May 27, 2023
Fun tour of the big island. The erupting volcano is a can’t miss. Knowledgeable tour guide.
Reviewer: John Pirrello
5 Stars
Best of Big Island and Volcanoes National Parks
May 11, 2023
Was a very good excursion. The only thing is watch out for fog. We had a good time with the guide. He was very knowledgeable about the excursion (he actually lived there). Unfortunately we only saw some of the volcanoes, bad weather. The rest was interesting and good to see. I would recommend this to do.
Reviewer: Eugene Harrelson
5 Stars
Best of Big Island
May 10, 2023
Excellent excursion!!…..we saw all of the major highlights of the island and the guide was excellent…..very knowledgeable and fun……we were met right next to the ship …….highly recommend!!!
Reviewer: Dede
5 Stars
Passionate and knowledgeable guide
May 10, 2023
Driver shared his passion and knowledge of Island life and the excursion destinations.
Reviewer: Matt Peters
5 Stars
Best of Big Island and Volcanoes National Park
May 09, 2023
I highly recommend this excursion. It was our favorite one out of all the island excursions. We saw water spouts in the ocean from volcano tubes, got to see active steam coming out of several areas in the Volcanoes National Park. We captured amazing photos.
Reviewer: Pamela D Cramer
5 Stars
Volcano National Park
March 14, 2023
Great day exploring Volcanoes National Park with Volcano Bill. It was a rainy day in Hilo Hawaii. Viewed Kilauea, one of the two largest volcanoes in the world. Walked through a lava tube and rain forest. Went to the very active Rainbow Falls and then to the beautiful Lili’uokalani Japanese Gardens. A great day.
Reviewer: Kathleen Rokowski
5 Stars
Great day!
March 03, 2023
Recommend this full day of touring at the National Park! Guide was highly informative and added to the experience.
Reviewer: Karen Brule
5 Stars
Great tour!
February 28, 2023
Saw so much on this tour. Excellent guide!
Reviewer: Cheryl
5 Stars
Everything I wanted
February 27, 2023
This excursion was everything I wanted to do. The guide was informative but not boring. I feel like we got to do more because it was on a smaller bus. We had more than enough time to enjoy our stops, and Kelvin did his best to make sure we had the best experience possible. I highly recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Denise C
5 Stars
Big Island tour best ever
February 26, 2023
Our tour guide Maggie was great. Very informative and open to all questions. Her energy level was high and she infused us with it. She gave us plenty of time at all the stops. The tour covered many spot which was just what we wanted. This was our first tour of our cruise, and she set the bar high for all other tours. Thank you Maggie.
Reviewer: Lillian & Pete Bahamonde
5 Stars
incredible excursion
February 26, 2023
We initially booked this excursion because the similar excursion on the ship was full. Our tour was so much better than we could have hoped for The guide/bus driver was very knowledgable and showed us so much more than we expected to see. It was much better than any of the other excursions we had on our trip.
Reviewer: David Carr
5 Stars
Great Tour/Awesome Guide
February 26, 2023
We had a great time on this tour. Kamaki was a wonderful guide who really engaged all of us and was so knowledgeable. He always got out of the van and gave us information about what we were seeing - I did not see other guides doing that. We went to a Black Sand beach, to Rainbow Falls, to Volcano House to see the Caldera, walked through the Lava tube, saw the lava bubbling. We would do this tour again.
Reviewer: Cindy Van Kirk
5 Stars
A Perfect Tour
February 25, 2023
This was such an outstanding tour. We hit so many different stops: From black sandy beach, Japanese gardens, from water falls, to volcanos, Lava caves and big island candies. Also had an opportunity for a few minutes to stop at a grocery store and picked up a lunch for the family and had a wonderful outdoor picnic at Volcanos National Park. Our tour guide was so interested in us having a great time. This tour was definitly a major highlight for my family! Thank you for helping make our trip so special
Reviewer: Matt
5 Stars
Best of Big Island and Volcanoes National Park
February 21, 2023
Kelvin and his assistant provided a fun excursion and showed the group some great sites and helped take some great pictures for wonderful memories!
Reviewer: Robin J Necci
5 Stars
Volcanoes and Big Island
February 13, 2023
I enjoyed this excursion a lot – much better than the ones offered by Holland America. The guide/driver was personable and informative. Made it so the people who didn't want to walk much didn't have to, and those of us who did like walking could. Finding the right spot getting off the ship was easy, Seeing live volcanoes was a main purpose of this cruise, and when the ship-sponsored cruises were sold out when we started looking, I was devastated. It turned out to be a blessing. If we cruise again, I might skip the shop tours entirely and go with you.
Reviewer: Tom Atwell
5 Stars
February 13, 2023
Was a very thorough day. Driver was a great guide and helpful. He answered every question and was a safe driver.
Reviewer: Jacquelyn Morris-Smith
5 Stars
Shore excursion review
February 13, 2023
It was excellent excursion the process was easy from the terminal and it was in small groups of 14 people so more personalized and guide was driving and knowledgeable and was friendly and flexible I will choose it again as it’s more economical than purchasing from ship
Reviewer: Vijay Marwaha
5 Stars
Great Excursion
February 12, 2023
Prepare for a busy day, tour covers all the things you want to see and plenty of time for pictures and back to the ship on time. Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Brian Deveney
5 Stars
Best tour guide
January 25, 2023
Dana was an excellent tour guide/driver. Her enthusiastic explanations of history and geological formation of the volcano park made the tour rich with fun.
Reviewer: Seokho Kim
5 Stars
Awesome tour
December 29, 2022
Gabriel was a fantastic guide, friendly and knowledgeable. Saw everything promised amd has an amazing day.
Reviewer: Stephanie Alvarado
5 Stars
Nice tour
December 17, 2022
Got to see a lot, volcano, water fall. Great tour
Reviewer: Teresa Lanini
5 Stars
Shore excursion
November 29, 2022
Excellent guide. Loved the views of the volcano.
Reviewer: Mark Wentworth
5 Stars
Big Island and Volcanoes National Park
November 28, 2022
The driver was very informative and helpful.
Reviewer: Nancy Campbell
5 Stars
Great informative tour!
November 24, 2022
Kilauea was on my bucket list and we were fortunate to have Kelvin be our tour guide to the volcano site and other highlights of the island! He is a local Hawaiian and his extensive first hand knowledge and love of his heritage were shared throughout the tour. Kelvin was one of the best guides we’ve ever had!
Reviewer: Jean Williams
5 Stars
Best of Big Island Volcanoes National Park
November 21, 2022
Hello, There was no problem finding the excursion as it was clearly marked when we were in the terminal. The only problem was getting on the proper bus and since we were the last ones, we were seated 5 across on the back seat, so was a bit crowded and we got off and on several times. Would have been better to be 4 across instead of the 5. Once we were on the right bus everything went smoothly. We enjoyed all the stops and the highlight for me was seeing the active crater! That was amazing! The Black sand beach and the Rainbow waterfalls were very beautiful! Would recommend this tour to anyone as it was well worth the money we paid! Thank you!
Reviewer: Marilyn Stainer
4 Stars
One of the best excursions
November 02, 2022
A packed program, but well worth the effort. Enjoyed it, would certainly encourage others to take this tour!
Reviewer: Rudolfus Arts
5 Stars
October 18, 2022
This Tour was Amazing. Our guide Armond was great, he got off every stop with us and explained how thing came to be and the Hawaiian's beliefs. Seeing the Crater and walking through the Thurston Lava Tube is something you have to try once in your lifetime. Thank you Armond for your knowledge and kindness.
Reviewer: Donna
5 Stars
September 13, 2022
This was a wonderful excursion. Our guide was knowledgeable and experienced. He went out of his way to make sure we were able to see everything on this excursion.
Reviewer: Janet Ciangetti
5 Stars
Wonderful Tour
September 06, 2022
Edmund was our tour guide & he was awesome! Very knowledgeable, he provided so much information. You can tell he loves the island. He showed a video of the volcano eruption on the way to the national park & finished it on the way back. The stops along the way were great photo ops as well as learn a little more history. Highly recommend this small group of 24 tour.
Reviewer: Jeanine Hnatovic
5 Stars
Good tour
August 13, 2022
The tour guide was great and volcano park was excellent. The video was ok.. not fantastic but a good way to pass the time driving
Reviewer: Charles landauer
4 Stars
Loved it!
May 30, 2022
Our guide was so knowledgeable and made ours tour very interesting and fun!
Reviewer: Carolyn LeBlanc
5 Stars
Overall good tour
May 30, 2022
Guide did a good job. Liked the mix of local sights and the National Park.
Reviewer: Andrea Levenson
4 Stars
title is perfect
May 21, 2022
This is the second time we have done this tour. first was with many many other people during the day /this time it was a small group and at night.!! Very dramatic difference, the tour guide was awesome and very very knowledgeable, on time and returned us to the ship on time. I will book with Expedia again.
Reviewer: Lyn
5 Stars
Lava Tube Walk
April 25, 2022
Very informative videos of the volcano eruptions while driving to the Volcano National Park. But the best part was the walk through the lava tube!
Reviewer: Linda Mergel
5 Stars
Excellent tour
April 03, 2022
Very enjoyable and informative. Would recommend.
Reviewer: Alexandra Eaton
5 Stars
Extremely Happy and impressed with your Company.
March 20, 2022
Extremely Happy and impressed with your Company. We were greeted at the Pier by the Driver/Guide holding the Tour Sign. I hope I got it right with his name (Edmond or Redmond). He was confident and explained the Tour / Rules for a satisfactory Tour in the allowed time. We were very happy and currently have another cruised broked on the Emerald Princesss on January 2, 2023 for a 15 day (Ocean to Ocean). We looked up the stops and are picking the excursions we want using your service.
Reviewer: Rory
5 Stars
Great Excursion
April 01, 2020
We really enjoyed this excursion. Our guide was knowledgeable and gave us great information. He also showed us a video of the volcano and it was even more powerful when we actually saw the park. I would highly recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Deb Saplis
5 Stars
Good way to see it all
March 10, 2020
Nice highlight of the city. Our guide also lost his house in the volcano eruption so it was interesting to talk to him about it.
Reviewer: Nancy
4 Stars
Best of Big Island and Volcanoes National Park
March 03, 2020
After getting past some body odor issues with our tour guide, we enjoyed ourselves on this tour. We found out that he had lost his home and art studio to the volcano. He was informative and a good story teller. We saw a park in Hilo, King Kamehamea statue, Mauna Loa macadamia nut farm, Volcano National Park and Black Sand Beach. I would recommend this tour. It was a smaller group
Reviewer: Connie H Guillory
4 Stars
Nice tour
February 27, 2020
We enjoyed the tour. It was a damp day with light sprinkles some of the time. But nothing could be done about that. Ha.
Reviewer: Connie Oberender
4 Stars
Best of Big Island and Volcanoes National Park
February 24, 2020
Our guide was terrific. His knowledge of the island and his enthusiasm made the experience very informative and enjoyable.
Reviewer: Carmen Najork
5 Stars
Great tour; Giovanni was great!
February 23, 2020
Great tour by Giovanni. Very good use of time. There wasn't much dead time or times when we wanted to stay much longer. Giovanni's home was destroyed by the 2018 volcano so he was very familiar with the volcano and added a personal side to his tour. Couldn't say enough good things about his tour.
Reviewer: John Cobb
5 Stars
A full day of sights!
February 17, 2020
Giovanni, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the island. He was a pleasant guide and kept us on schedule. Visiting Volcano National Park was one of the highlights of the tour. The tour bus was comfortable. I don't remember the exact number of people on the tour, it was either 23 or 33. The group was manageable but would have been easier if smaller number. There were 7 different stops although Volcanoes National Park included 3 venues. With so many stops there wasn't much time allotted at some and some were just the right amount of time. Some places such as the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory seemed rush probably because a large number of people visiting and we were not able to find out information about the facility or walk around. Our lunch stop was at WikiFresh which was decent. The stop at Rainbow Falls was beautiful and a popular tourist stop. Overall, the tour was pleasant and interesting.
Reviewer: Patsy Lewis
4 Stars
Great Value!
February 08, 2020
Friendly and interesting tour guide who made our excursion fun! Less expensive and more inclusive than excursions offered by the cruise line. Big new beautiful bus. Meeting place accurate and convenient. It’s a win-win!
Reviewer: Joan Kelly
5 Stars
Big Island
February 08, 2020
I was a little disappointed that we did not get to see the active volcano just one that was inactive but the drive was great and the guide did a great job
Reviewer: Connie
4 Stars
the best of the big island
February 08, 2020
We enjoyed the tour our driver/guide Chris was very good, informative and friendly. The tour was full and worth the cost.Our only concern was return time after the tour. Being it was not a Princess tour, we would have preferred to be back at the ship with more than 15 minutes to spare; although I imagine they were trying to give us the most for our money.
Reviewer: Jackie Copeland
4 Stars
Overall a good tour
January 27, 2020
Overall, the tour guide did a good job showing a part of the big island. I wish we could spend more time at the national volcano park.
Reviewer: Ning fisher
3 Stars
Too long - but good
January 07, 2020
I was excited to see everything on this tour. The tour is well rounded, but longer than the 6 hours stated. It was an hour too long. I would eliminate first 2 stops and have longer at Volcano National Park. We we stopped for lunch way too early. I did not like how driver asked for tips.
Reviewer: Nancy
3 Stars
December 31, 2019
Our main purpose for booking this excursion was visiting the National Park. It was exactly what we hoped for and very educational. Would have liked to visit an area where the lava travelled. Lots of stops including an orchid farm, black beach to view turtles and the mauna loa macadamia factory. Enjoyed the variety of nuts available. Staff there were very personable. Lunch was at a local version of Chipotle. Food was very good and although two tour buses arrived at the same time, the line moved quickly and we weren't rushed.
Reviewer: Pat Behan
4 Stars
Hilo volcano park
December 17, 2019
We had a wonderful excursion to the park. Our driver/guide Chris was very knowledgeable and showed us sights we would never had gone to. Ideal tour for seniors.,
Reviewer: Renu
5 Stars
Great Tour
December 15, 2019
Tours covers all the key attractions of the tour. Great tour and good value. Well organized
Reviewer: Lm
5 Stars
Big Island
December 10, 2019
This was such a great way to spend the day.
Reviewer: Cindy Hausman
5 Stars
December 03, 2019
Giovanni was our guide and he was excellent! The content of the tour was also incredible. Giovanni pointed out special points of interest at many locations and the perfect place for photos. Despite a couple who ignored time limits, Giovanni ensured we had adequate time at each stop! He shared relevant information and added interesting tidbits at each location. Midway through the tour, he had memorized all guest's names. This tour and the guide were one of the best during our vacation.
Reviewer: Angela M Ackerly
5 Stars
Amazing Tour Guide!
December 01, 2019
This was our first trip to the Big Island! Giovanni, brought his personal touch to this tour. He took us to incredible places and his history of this island was amazing! A must do on the Big Island!
Reviewer: Nancy McClelland
5 Stars
Best of Big Island and Volcanoes National Park
November 27, 2019
The excursion was great. Our guide, Chris, was very knowledgeable about the island and made our tour very interesting and enjoyable. The Kilauea volcano, Rainbow Falls lookout, botanical garden filled with orchids, black sand beach and Dole Pineapple Plantation were wonderful places to visit. I would highly recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Dianne Diffin
5 Stars
great overview tour
November 12, 2019
Great overview tour. Although there is no longer any active lava to be viewed, still worthwhile visiting there, and this tour included many other great stops we would not have found on our own. Tour guide Giovanni was excellent. He lost his home to the 2018 volcanic flow so he was able to add a lot of personal insight to volcanic impacts in Hawaii.
Reviewer: suzanne
5 Stars
November 09, 2019
Excellent, well organized tour with very friendly, knowledgeable, capable guide.
Reviewer: Georgia
5 Stars
Impressive tour.
November 08, 2019
The guide tried to give a lot of information. It was a pity, that a big part of the vulcanoe park could not be visited. The visit of an orchid garden and a nut farm was less interesting.
Reviewer: Karl Graef
4 Stars
Great guide and tour
November 06, 2019
Dre was our driver and had great knowledge of the island and fun stories to share, kept us entertained, interesting tour!
Reviewer: Josee Blagdon
5 Stars
Big Island
November 06, 2019
Well worth the trip with this group- small, informative, personal touches and anecdotes ! Enjoyed it very much
Reviewer: Linda Harrison
5 Stars
Did a great job
November 05, 2019
Our guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job.
Reviewer: Robin Hansen
5 Stars
Volcanos & Turtles
October 28, 2019
This was a great tour and we are glad we took it. Guide was very nice and knowledgeable. I would recommend it to anyone interested in seeing the volcanoes.
Reviewer: Steve
4 Stars
Hilo excursion
October 23, 2019
Tour was well-structured with a variety of locations and sights. Our guide Dre was knowledgeable, passionate about his home and was entertaining.
Reviewer: Louise Brunelle
4 Stars
September 25, 2019
Excellent driver. Full of local information very circumspect
Reviewer: Kathleen M Brockliss
5 Stars
Tour guides make the difference
July 15, 2019
Tina was an excellent guide who took us to see the most recent lava flow. She has so much knowledge of the history and the area. The sights were amazing.
Reviewer: Sheryl Campbell
5 Stars
rxcellent guide, wonderful memories
July 15, 2019
Dre was a great guide, funny, knowledgable, and considerate. We enjoyed all of the stops, never felt rushed and liked that he rearranged the tour to try and avoid the rain as much as possible. His explanation of the eruptions of last year and before at the NP visitor center was very well done and helped us understand the current state of the volcanic activity.
Reviewer: Lee Stout
5 Stars
Big island
June 27, 2019
What started as a horrible tour on a bus with no air conditioning and not enough seats, turned into the best tour of all when Paul was brought in to save the day. We got a small van with a total of 8 people, with the old school tour guide. What fun we had! This turned out to be the best tour we had!
Reviewer: Pam
5 Stars
Absolutely the Best !!
June 23, 2019
This tour was fabulous! From the moment we were greeted by our tour guide Dre, we knew that we were in for an adventure. We were taught all about the Hilo side of the big island in an informative and entertaining way. Each stop was more beautiful than the last and the tour of Volcanoes National Park just one of the highlights. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Caroline Bottazzi
5 Stars
Best of big island and Volcanol National Park
June 19, 2019
Great day, the highlights were seeing the green sea turtles and the volcano craeter
Reviewer: Jillian McCluand
5 Stars
Learned and saw a lot!
June 19, 2019
Four of us went on this excursion during our Hawaiian cruise vacation. We all enjoyed it, particularly the Volcanoes National Park, stopping at the orchid garden (even had some shipped back home--they're doing great) and getting to see the sea turtles (with the exception of some tourists who were not in our group that kept touching them). Learned a lot and would highly recommend it!
Reviewer: Jennifer W.
5 Stars
Best of Big Island and Volcanoes National Park
June 05, 2019
The tour was nice but I would have liked to stay a little bit longuer in the Volcanoes National Park. Unfortunately, due to "mother nature", we were not able to see the lave tube.
Reviewer: Lucie Benoit
4 Stars
June 01, 2019
Our favorite part of our whole trip!!
Reviewer: Sherri Whitlock
5 Stars
The Best Hawaiian Tour!
May 30, 2019
This was by far our favorite tour in Hawaii! After a visit to a beautiful ark with a lesson about Tsunamis, we visited the macadamia nut plantation, the beautiful Rainbow Galls, gorgeous flowers at the greenhouse, and then the volcano national park! So much to see - cost me fortune to get all my pictures developed but it was worth it. Don’t miss this tour!
Reviewer: Steve S.
5 Stars
Awesome Tour Guide
May 27, 2019
The tour guide was very informative and I thought this was an awesome tour.
Reviewer: Dorothy Konschak
5 Stars
Spectacular Views
May 24, 2019
Hilo is just gorgeous with breathtaking views and a great environment everywhere you see. People are friendly and inviting. The tour guide was full of wonderful information and made us feel right at home.
Reviewer: Alonso Blanco
5 Stars
Edmund was wonderful.
May 24, 2019
Great tour and Edmund made it special.
Reviewer: Bill
5 Stars
Great day, awesome guide
May 22, 2019
Our tour guide Giovanni was very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw so much in the time that we had and enjoyed listening to his stories.
Reviewer: Carla Walli
5 Stars
Best of the Big Island and vol.....
May 16, 2019
Edmond our tour guide was exceptional. His interesting stories and history lessons about the Hawaiian people made for a great excursion. He went above and beyond to show us the best that Hilo offered and the lava fields were very interesting. To see the old lava flows up close was very special. Because visibility was very poor at the top of the Volcano he adjusted our tour accordingly.
Reviewer: Carol Guthrie-Kolins
5 Stars
Great Big Island Tour
May 16, 2019
This was a wonderful tour of Hilo and Volcanoes National Park. We were on the Big Island several years ago for 9 days with a rental car. We thought we'd seen everything, but our guide took us to places we'd not discovered on our own. Highly recommend.
Reviewer: Cindy
5 Stars
great tour
May 15, 2019
This was an excellent tour. Driver went out of his way to make sure we had a full day. He was very informative of the area. He also included extra places that were not advertised as part of the tour. Was very safety aware for his clients.
Reviewer: Dale Larsen
5 Stars
Great experience
April 19, 2019
Well informed driver....many stops along the way to take pictures...stopped at many of the same stops the cruise line would have... Enjoyed the time on the island...
Reviewer: Marc Friedland
5 Stars
Big Island and Volcanoes Nat Park
April 07, 2019
We enjoy our tour and will use your company again. Guide was great and knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Christine Smith
5 Stars
February 22, 2019
Excellent guide Dre
Reviewer: K g
5 Stars
Great Tour
February 07, 2019
Enjoyed this tour a lot. Tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Loved everything about this tour. Seeing the sea turtles and volcano was amazing. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Marcia Westrick
5 Stars
Great tour
December 19, 2018
Tiana was incredible in her knowledge of the Island and communicated it to us in a very humourous way! Again the small group (14) was great, and she made sure we were ahead of all of the large busloads of tours!
Reviewer: Alice Kubek
5 Stars
Excellent tour
November 02, 2018
Excellent tour and very informative guide. The information we printed from your web site indicated that a lunch voucher was included but the guide said that had not been provided in the last 10 years. You must give accurate information in your promotions.
Reviewer: Doug Wiebe
5 Stars
Great Tour Guide
April 23, 2018
Saw a lot, learned a lot, and was entertained a lot. The driver was funny, witty, knowledgeable and charming.
Reviewer: Carl Reinighaus
5 Stars
Volcano Tour
April 16, 2018
It took us a while to find the tour guide but after that, we had an enjoyable time. We were on a mini bus which was only half full so we were not cramped. We visited numerous places as well as the volcano. The weather was not the best, rain on and off. Our guide was great and continually kept up a running commentary for us. Great tour.
Reviewer: Alan Graham
5 Stars
Great tour!
January 16, 2018
Edmund, our driver, took us on an excellent tour of the island of Hawaii. First we stopped at Rainbow Falls which was lovely. The next stop was an orchid garden with beautiful displays of different kinds of orchids. Also the anthurium were spectacular. The macadamia nut farm and factory was a handy place to stop for lunch and sample various macadamia preparations. Also a good place for gifts boxes of nuts. Then on to the Lava Tube. Simply fascinating tour although you do have to be pretty fit. The path down to the tube is very steep and the stairs up are steep too. The tube is a very interesting cave-like feature but the informative panels are quite helpful. A quick stop at the steam vents was interesting and enough to wilt everything. We arrived at the volcano and museum in time to see the volcano erupt a bit! The museum was okay. Edmund was friendly, informative, interesting and gave everyone plenty of time at each stop. High marks all around for a great day.
Reviewer: Julia Christian
5 Stars
Wonderful Day
October 30, 2017
Edmond was a great guide. Lots of interesting things to say and answered everyone's questions. Small group (van holds up to 15). Never felt rushed, yet got everything in. Drove too Volcano National Park via one route and back by another, so we could see more of the island. We saw all we had wanted to see and felt it was a great value.
Reviewer: TSOP
5 Stars
Fantastic Volcano Park Tour!
August 07, 2017
This was a terrific tour! Loved it! The guide was so personable and funny! The only thing I would change is more time at the Visitor Center area.
Reviewer: Melissa Dannelet
5 Stars
Wonderful experience!
July 05, 2017
We took this tour on 6/27/17. Paul, our guide, was a lot of fun. We made several stops before going to the volcano itself. We never felt rushed; there were about 8 of us on the mini-bus. Paul was very knowledgeable about the area. I would highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Karen K Gaskins
5 Stars
Volcano National Park
May 23, 2017
It was a most enjoyable and fun filled experience. Would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more.
Reviewer: Robert
5 Stars
Volcano National Park
April 12, 2017
Good tour of the volcano. Got to see the lava and steam coming up from the volcano.
Reviewer: Joan Smith
3 Stars
March 18, 2017
The man that drove us gave us a lot of information about every thing we saw .We had beautiful walks and everything was just wounderful.
Reviewer: Beverly Wippert
5 Stars
Fantastic excursion!
January 27, 2017
I loved this! Terrific guide, great destinations, so scenic! Made me want to return to spend more time there!
Reviewer: Melissa Dannelet
5 Stars
Jam-Packed, Amazing Tour
December 23, 2016
You never have time to do it all, but this tour lets you come pretty darn close. We started with a brief visit to the King Kamehameha statue, then on to Rainbow Falls. Next stop was the Akatsuka Orchid Garden. Then on to my favorites - the Thurston Lava Tube and finally Volcanoes National Park. We were fortunate to see Kilaeua erupting stronger than it has in several years. Our guide even started taking pictures! Edgar is extremely knowledgeable and has plenty of stories to keep your interest throughout the day.
Reviewer: George Tower
5 Stars
Great adventure!
June 03, 2016
Reviewer: slim
4 Stars
Great tour!
April 29, 2016
We were very happy with our Volcano National Park tour. Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable - he gave us a great tour!
Reviewer: JudyG
5 Stars
Knowledgeable tour guide makes a difference!
April 25, 2016
Great sites, great info, and fun activities.
Reviewer: Atrain48
5 Stars
March 11, 2016
Nothing negative to report.
Reviewer: Glenda
5 Stars
Great Time !
November 24, 2015
lots of fun and lots to see
Reviewer: P & J
4 Stars
Wonderful experience.
September 20, 2012
Russ was a great guide.
Reviewer: sucograd
5 Stars