Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano Waterfall Black Sand Beach

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30am, 10:00am (for ships arriving after 8:30am)  Departure times may be adjusted to your ships port time., Please contact local service provider if you are flying into Hilo for the day with your ai.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Hilo Harbor, Hilo Airport or Hilo Hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point.


A day trip to Hilo is not complete without a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to one of the world's most active volcanoes, Kilauea Volcano.  View volcanic activity at the summit of the volcano, experience the rainforest and walk out amongst hardened lava flows and take a trip through an ancient lava tube.  Conclude your day with the beautiful sights around Hilo town including Rainbow Falls and a Black Sand Beach on this small group tour. 2018 VOLCANO UPDATE:Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt.  It is still very safe to travel to both Hilo and Kona.  We are offering an Alternative Volcano Tour itinerary that take you to experience some great sights on the island that are far from any hazards of the volcano.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Begin your day with a drive through old sugar plantation towns on your way up the mountain slope to Kilauea Volcano.  Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park including a visit to the steam vents and viewing of the active Halema'uma'u crater where molten lava is brewing just under the crater floor.  Take a walk along the crater rim and through the rainforest to Thurston Lava Tube.  View other volcanic formations and older lava flows along the Chain of Craters Road.  
Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch before heading back to Hilo town.

Highlights of Hilo including a stop at a local chocolate factory, a drive through downtown Hilo to Rainbow Falls, and visit a black sand beach to scout for Hawaiian green sea turtles.
Learn about the Hawaiian culture, history and geology of the islands on this small group tour.  Your personal guide will provide narration throughout the tour.  This is a day in Hilo not to be missed!
2018 Volcano Alternative Tour Itinerary:
As of May 2018 Kilauea volcano continues it's 35th year of eruption.  Please be assured that both Hilo and Kona remain largely unaffected by the current eruption of Kilauea volcano and that it is still safe to travel to the Big Island of Hawaii (Hawaii Island).  We are still operating all scheduled tours.

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is currently closed as of May 11, 2018.  However, we are adjusting our tour to visit other areas on the island that are away from Kilauea volcano where you are still be able to experience the volcanic landscape of past eruptions.

The Alternative Volcano Tour itinerary includes a trip up the Saddle Mountain road to view Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, two of our largest volcanoes that are not currently erupting (and a fair distance away from Kilauea).  You will experience older lava flows with optional hiking trails and bird watching, the Kaumana cave lava tube, native rainforest, waterfalls and Hilo's black sand beach. 

If the national park happens to reopen before your tour date, we will resume the original tour itinerary.  
We are closely monitoring ongoing volcanic activity and your safety is our top priority.  We only operate in areas deemed safe by the national park and local county government.  Please understand that volcanic activity changes frequently and we reserve the right to adjust or cancel tours to ensure the safety of all our guests.


  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees to National Park 
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Hilo Harbor Port pickup and drop-off
  • Hilo Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Hilo Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Kona or Waikoloa Hotels - we will do our best to accommodate requests for pick-up, however we will contact you if we need to arrange a meeting location.


  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (be prepared for sun, wind and rain)

Covered walking shoes are required and a rain jacket is recommended

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required and a maximum of 12 passengers per departure

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.

We highly recommend ACCOMMODATIONS in the Hilo area to get the most out of your tour. If you are staying in Kona, we will do our best to accommodate your request for pick-up however we will contact you if we need to arrange a meeting location.

For CRUISE SHIP passengers, we pick-up directly at Hilo Harbor and will adjust the tour time as needed to accommodate your ships time in port.

For a one DAY TRIP to the Big Island, please make your travel arrangements to and from the Hilo International Airport.