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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

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Sample a cross-section of outdoor sights on the Big Island during this shore excursion exploring Volcanoes National Park, waterfalls, orchids and more. Discover the postcard-perfect Rainbow Falls before visiting the amazing volcanic steam vents and unique geology around Kilauea Volcano. Before your day is done, check out a botanical garden filled with rare orchids, snack on macadamia nut treats at a local farm, and visit a gorgeous black sand beach. A guide, park entrance fees, snacks, and round-trip port transport are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Island BIG Volcano Adventure from Kona: Small Group
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Big Island BIG Volcano Adventure from Kona: Small Group

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The Big Island is one of the most diverse places on earth. For visitors, it can be difficult to comprehend the vastness of the island's diversity but this tour offers the chance to immerse yourself in it. You'll explore the rainforests and waterfalls along Mauna Kea's Hamakua Coast and the summit of the active volcano Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, before watching Kilauea's lava lake glowing after sunset.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.65
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Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo
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Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo

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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.
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  • 6 hours
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$195.99
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm

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There’s much more to the Big Island of Hawaii than volcanoes, waterfalls and luaus, and on this informative tour of the South Kona region, you’ll learn the sacred history of this shoreline and sample the local honey and famous Kona coffee. With the help of a knowledgeable guide, you’ll visit petroglyphs, look for green sea turtles and visit sacred Hawaiian temples. Even better: you'll hear the legends, mythology and lore of ancient Hawaii through today. This tour is capped at 15 people, so you’re ensured a personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.02
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$156.02

Unique Buggy Rental on the Big Island, Hawaii

Unique Buggy Rental on the Big Island, Hawaii

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Explore the Big Island of Hawaii in your own VW Manx-style buggy with this independent 4- or 8-hour rental. Drive yourself around the island, stopping wherever you like for as long as you like (with the exception of off-road destinations). Stop by historical sites, volcanic sand beaches, and coffee farms; take the soft top off the buggy for unobstructed views and photo ops.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA
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Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA

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Hawaii’s natural wonders aren’t only on land and in the sea—the Big Island is also a prime spot from which to admire the wonders of the solar system. This tour is the only one that includes both afternoon solar viewing and nighttime stargazing, accompanied by astronomy experts. Visit different destinations and use a state-of-the-art solar telescope and Dobsonian telescope to spot solar flares, galaxies, star clusters, and planets.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$239.79
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo Highlights Small Group Tour
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo Highlights Small Group Tour

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is unlike anywhere else on the planet, where one of the world’s most active volcanoes sends lava dripping towards the sea, and a towering mountain lies dormant and ready to pop. On this tour of the National Park, hear the legends of Madame Pele, the mythical Hawaiian fire goddess, a tour from Hilo to the eastern coastline and climb to the rim of Kilauea volcano. On this small group tour, your guide will customize the pace and number of sights.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Evening Volcano Explorer from Hilo
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Evening Volcano Explorer from Hilo

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Explore the fascinating world of active volcanism, biological diversity and past and present Hawaiian culture at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Visit Kalapana, a village destroyed by advancing lava, and the black sand beach on the island. Learn about everything from active volcanic craters and steam vents to the historic Jagger Museum. Enjoy dinner at Volcano Winery, featuring a private tour with wine tasting, then watch for current activity at Kilauea Volcano, the most active of the five volcanoes in Hawaii. Hotel pickup and drop-off provide for a seamless experience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.31
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Ultimate Circle Island Explorer From Kona Or Kohala Resorts
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Ultimate Circle Island Explorer From Kona Or Kohala Resorts

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Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Akaka Falls, and the Waipio Valley are just some of the natural wonders on this Big Island sightseeing tour. Don’t miss a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and sample local products like Kona coffee and macadamia nuts at stops along the way. This comprehensive itinerary is ideal for anyone who wants an overview of Hawaii in one day. All entrance fees are included.
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  • 12 hours
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$250.26
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano, Lava Tube, Waterfall and Gardens
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano, Lava Tube, Waterfall and Gardens

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Experience some of the Big Island’s top attractions during this day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the sights around Hilo. Learn all about volcanoes as you marvel at Halema'uma'u crater and explore the massive Kilauea Volcano. Immerse your sense in the beauty of Hilo including a visit to Rainbow Falls and stops to indulge in local chocolates and orchids.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

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Make the most of your time in port on this Kona shore excursion timed to your cruise's arrival and departure. Get picked up from the port and head out on a sailing adventure to the Captain Cook Monument and Kealkeaua Bay where you can snorkel, swim, and explore caves and lava tubes. Expect to see spinner dolphins, sea turtles, colorful fish, and ancient reefs. Lunch, snacks, and use of snorkeling gear are all included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee
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Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee

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Spend a full day exploring Kona. See greens turtles, learn how Kona coffee is made, and visit archeological sights. Make the most of animated amount of time with a varied tour encapsulating Hawaii’s history, natural beauty, wildlife and culinary culture. Stop at white sand beaches, walk through lava tube, sample locally frozen coffee and hand made sweets, then choose from a variety activities depending your tastes. Opt to snorkel, go souvenir shipping, or relaxant local brewery, before returning the port.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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$139.00

Big Island Tour : Hilo Tour with Waterfall
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Big Island Tour : Hilo Tour with Waterfall

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Discover the gardens, scenic wonders, and tasty treats of Hilo on a half-day group shore excursion. This tour is perfect for travelers who want to see it all, but are short on time. Comfortable transportation takes you from port to the city's most noteworthy natural attractions, including Rainbow Falls, Kilauea Crater and the Steam Vents. Amateur botanists are sure to enjoy visits to the Japanese style Liliuokalani and Atasuka Orchid Gardens.
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  • 6 hours
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$189.99
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Volcanoes Adventure Tour from Hilo
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Volcanoes Adventure Tour from Hilo

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Embark on an epic adventure on this Volcanoes National Park tour from Hilo. Journey into the largest and most active volcano on earth with your friendly, professional guide, and pay a visit to the Richardson Blacksand Beach. Learn about the incredible landscapes that roll out before you and gain insight into the geological and ecological implications of Mother Nature on this stunning park. See the Akatsuka Orchid Nursery, Rainbow Falls, the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and so much more on this memorable tour that hits so many of Hawaii's hot spots.
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  • 6 hours
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$189.99
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Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only

Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a blockbuster sight on the Big Island, but reaching the park from the Hilo port on your own can be time consuming. With this driving tour, save hours with port pickup and head straight to the park’s highlights, including the steam vents and Kilauea Caldera overlook. This leaves enough time to visit the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Hilo Coffee Mill, and Mauna Loa macadamia farm.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$269.99
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2018 Eruption Adventure Tour (includes Fissure 8)

2018 Eruption Adventure Tour (includes Fissure 8)

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Discover the events and aftermath of Hawaii’s 2018 Lower East Rift Zone eruption on a unique, one-of-a-kind tour that takes you right to the heart of the natural disaster. Learn about the eruption and hear first-hand accounts from your guide and other local residents who witnessed it; get up close to steaming fissures, giant cracks, and fresh lava flows; and visit properties damaged by the eruption.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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Kona Shore Excursion: Historic National Park Culture Tour & Kona Coffee Farm
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Kona Shore Excursion: Historic National Park Culture Tour & Kona Coffee Farm

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Explore the Kailua-Kona coastline and learn about its history on this 4.5-hour tour with a guide who introduces you to the Big Island's scenery while telling you about ancient Hawaiian culture, the arrival of Captain Cook, and the development of modern-day Hawaii. Plus, visit a coffee plantation. Tour is limited to 12 people for a small-group experience.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$138.90
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Heavenly Hamakua: From Kona
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Heavenly Hamakua: From Kona

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Explore the Hamakua Coast on this full-day tour from Kona. Drive the back roads with a guide behind the wheel, which lets you focus on the scenery instead of the road. View the highlands of Waimea, the coastal jungles of Hilo, and the coast of Hamakua on the scenic back roads you might not find on your own.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.14
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Elite Volcano Hike From Hilo
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Elite Volcano Hike From Hilo

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Immerse yourself in Hawaii’s explosive scenery on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, enjoy experiences that include trekking Kilauea’s historic 2018 lava flow, marveling at the steam vents and sulfur banks of Volcano National Park, and stopping by Star of the Sea Painted Church in Kalapana.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.26
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcano Safari Lava Caves, Falls & Highlights Small Group

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcano Safari Lava Caves, Falls & Highlights Small Group

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When your ship docks in Hilo, use your time in port to get acquainted with Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth. Embark on a tour through the Nanawale Rainforest, a lush, tropical landscape in the Eastern Rift Zone. Explore lava caves; stroll along the most recently formed black-sand beaches; feel the warmth from volcanic hot pools, and discover Rainbow Falls. Travel trough Hawaiian back roads and discover the destructive path of the volcano's most recent eruption. Round-trip transport from the port or hotel is included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
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Volcano Adventure Tour & Waterfall - Shore Excursion from Hilo Harbor
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Volcano Adventure Tour & Waterfall - Shore Excursion from Hilo Harbor

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Sample the best that the Big Island of Hawaii has to offer during this 8-hour sightseeing trip covering some of the region’s top attractions. Watch your mind ‘burn’ with curiosity during a visit to the famous Volcanoes National Park, enjoying park landmarks like the Thurston Lava Tube and Kilauea Iki Crater. You’ll also stop by the scenic black-sand Richardson Beach, admire the postcard-worthy Rainbow Falls and experience the lush grounds of Liliuokalani Gardens, plus much more. Round-trip transport, park entrance fees and bottled water are also included.
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  • 6 hours
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$169.99
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Kona Shore Excursion: Lava Tubes, Waterfalls & Parker Ranch

Kona Shore Excursion: Lava Tubes, Waterfalls & Parker Ranch

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Make the most of your time on land on this guided Kona shore excursion timed to your ship's arrival and departure. Skip the worry of getting around as you travel in a small group along the northern edge of Hawaii's Big Island. Go from hot, dry Kona to lush, tropical rainforest, and through Parker Ranch (once the biggest ranch in the United States). Visit old cowboy towns, see two volcanoes, and visit Akaka and Kahuna Falls, two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Hawaii.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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Black sand beach, Winery (or coffee) and Volcanoes National Park
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Black sand beach, Winery (or coffee) and Volcanoes National Park

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Spend the day among some of Hawaii’s natural wonders at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Explore Kilauea crater—Hawaii’s most active volcano—walk through giant fern forests, and learn about the native plants and animal species who live here. Then visit the 30-acre Queen Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens, see the thundering waterfalls at Rainbow Falls State Park, and stop at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, in an expansive orchid farm with incredibly rare specimens. Leave the logistics and driving to your guide and get a link to photos of the day taken by your guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,195.00
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Elite Volcano Hike From Kona/Kohala Resorts
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Elite Volcano Hike From Kona/Kohala Resorts

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Discover the explosive side of Hawaii by booking this volcano hiking tour. You'll descend into the Kilauea Caldera on the Halema’uma’u trail and see lava flows from the 2018 eruption and beyond along Kilauea’s coastline. You'll then explore the dramatic Kaumana Caves before finishing up at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where you'll visit the Kilauea Visitor Center, Sulphur Banks, the Kilauea Iki Overlook, Volcano House, and more.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$281.67
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What people are saying about Shore Excursions in Big Island of Hawaii

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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights
"This excursion was so much more than we expected. We had just the right amount of time at each location. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the locations and history of the islands. I would highly recommend this tour!"..."
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Big Island BIG Volcano Adventure from Kona: Small Group
"Scott did a wonderful job showing us the key sights while keeping us thoroughly entertained during the drive. The most memorable moment was seeing actual lava spurting out of an erupting volcano with our naked eye! It was an amazing sight and an unforgettable tour!"..."
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Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo
"Tour guide was very helpful, friendly, and informative. I was able to enjoy the tour by learning a lot about the island and knowing the trip was well planned. Best way to see the big island in one day!"..."
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm
"Great trip. Dreu was very great! He has a lot of good information on all the places he took us. Dreu. This was a very fun turn. Kathy"..."
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Unique Buggy Rental on the Big Island, Hawaii
"We had so much fun cruising in our buggy. They even supplied a beach umbrella, chairs and towels for our trip to the beach!"..."
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Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA
"Richard was very nice and knowledgeable. The stars were awesome. Thank you to Richard for this great trip"..."
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo Highlights Small Group Tour
"Great spots visited. Very well explained the history and facts. All questioned answered. Great guide."..."
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Evening Volcano Explorer from Hilo
"Tour was great! We learned so much about the history of the island and volcano. Tiffany was our tour guide and she was so friendly and helpful! Thank you Tiffany for the photos and for a great experience."..."
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Ultimate Circle Island Explorer From Kona Or Kohala Resorts
"Adam was an amazing guide. Very informative and with amazing stories about the Island. He kept us entertained and a was great driver. You can tell he knew his stuff. He was detailed and extremely knowledgeable about the island life , farming, and every single plant. Highly recommend this tour."..."
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano, Lava Tube, Waterfall and Gardens
"Jill was our tour guide and did an excellent job. We had a fun, educational, interesting tour. Hilo is beautiful. Would definitely do this again."..."
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Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel
"The guides had a good sense of humor and cracked a lot of jokes. When we went snorkeling, we didn’t know how to swim, but Diego and Scott remained calm and helped each of us out. We also got to see lots of spinner dolphins and were lucky to see a few whales as well"..."
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Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee
"Great excursion. Guide was extremely knowledgeable. Great viewing of the turtles, Kona Coffee excursion was exceptional as was the tour of the Painted Church, the orchid garden and the lunch stop. Highly recommend this tour."..."
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Big Island Tour : Hilo Tour with Waterfall
"A wonderful tour of showing the highlights on the Hilo side of the Big Island! Wonderfully Fun guide and driver and really fun experience"..."
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Volcanoes Adventure Tour from Hilo
"Thank you Mr. Young for the lovely tour!! He knew his stuff and then some more so it made it that much more enjoyable"..."
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Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only
"Incredible views, and our guide was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and flexible to what we were looking to do!"..."
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Kona Shore Excursion: Historic National Park Culture Tour & Kona Coffee Farm
"Great guide. So knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this tour. Gave us the day for optional stops. Appreciated that."..."
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Heavenly Hamakua: From Kona
"Great tour, very knowledgeable of the areas and history. He took us to some hot spots and stopped for as long as we wanted."..."
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Elite Volcano Hike From Hilo
"Scott was such a great guide, very informative, patient and knowledgeable. He even helped us outline our itinerary in later trip in Hilo. I would recommend to everyone around me."..."
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcano Safari Lava Caves, Falls & Highlights Small Group
"The tour guides made us feel like Ohana. Very informative. Locals reminded us to respect the aina. We enjoyed this tour immensely!"..."
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Volcano Adventure Tour & Waterfall - Shore Excursion from Hilo Harbor
"We had a fabulous guide ... .Mickey ... and we were the only ones on the tour. It was fantastic. Very felxible, informative but not hectic, educational, and lovely scenery. Highly recommend this for value ... we did a couple of other tours, and though worth the money as well, this one was a real gem."..."
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Kona Shore Excursion: Lava Tubes, Waterfalls & Parker Ranch
"Wonderful excursion. Our tour guide Dre was exceptional, very knowledgeable of the island, and showed passion for his job. A very good experience."..."
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Black sand beach, Winery (or coffee) and Volcanoes National Park
"Jodi was a great tour guide! We saw so many sights and she answered all my kids (7 and 9) questions. The Volcano national park and the lava tube were some of our favorite sites. Also loved the rainbow falls. Glad we decided to do this."..."

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