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Private Volcano Eruption Tour and World's Newest Black Sand Beach

From $119.00/person to $1309.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 11 guests maximum. Groups with more than 11 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
Volcano Eruption Tour and World's Newest Black Sand Beach
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Private Volcano Eruption Tour and World's Newest Black Sand Beach

Lives of the local population were forever changed in 2018 with the latest volcanic eruption in the Puna district of the Big Island, long known as volcano country.

This beautiful island is home to one of the most active volcano systems in the world that has wreaked devastation both by lava and the resulting tsunamis. After this latest eruption the island is now larger and differently shaped.

Spend the day traversing the Puna landscape and roadways as you learn about the Kilauea eruption in 1990 that destroyed 173 homes, as well as the large tsunamis that clobbered the island in 1946 and 1960. You will journey up the historic Red Road with its enchanted forests and visit the majestic sea cliffs at McKenzie Park before heading to Issac Halle Park to see the devastation of the Pohoiki boat ramp. Discover how the Halemaumau Crater in Volcanoes National Park collapsed in the 2018 eruption, resulting in huge 40-foot tall walls of black lava that blanketed the area.

You and your guide will follow along the flow to where it entered the ocean and changed the shape of the island, creating over 600 acres of new land while sadly destroying over 700 homes. Watch your footing as you step over cracks and sink holes left behind by the eruption and walk along the world’s newest black sand beach. Along the way, stop at the Lava Tree State Park to view trees encased in black lava.

Book this private, 6-hour, unforgettable experience today to learn and experience the volcanic history - and its impact - on the land and lives of the people of the Big island of Hawaii.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation).
Food/Beverage Provided
Snack, Beverage
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing clothing for hot temperatures, a hat and sunscreen is also suggested. Flat strap on sandals or enclosed shoes (athletic shoes) are recommended.
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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