The famous naupaka kuahiwi half flower, naupaka of the mountains, scaevola gaudichaudiana


The famous naupaka kuahiwi half flower – the naupaka of the mountains – is the partner plant of the naupaka kahakai – the naupaka by the seashore! Two lovers, Naupaka and Kaui were separated, one lived up in the mountains, the other by the water, represented by the two half flowers of the mountain and [...] read more

On April 23rd, 2015, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour by K

Amazing Halema’uma’u crater lava glow at twilight – EarthDay 2015


This image was take during the Small-Group Big Island Tour with Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm! What a great way to celebrate #EarthDay! read more

Small group volcano tour – the glow show


  Right after the sun is below the horizon and the soft glowing light in the sky caused from the refraction and scattering of the sun’s rays from the atmosphere appears, volcano tour guests and park visitors can witness the red reflections in the volcanic fumes leaving the lava lake. On a clear day, the [...] read more

On April 1st, 2015, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Tour, lava glow by K

Humpback whales are still cruising along the Kona waters


Whenever you get a chance to fly over Hawaiian waters during the winter and spring months, make sure to be on the lookout for humpback whales. During the rest of the year, the whales are further north where they find more food. Tips for whale watching: Be patient, you are observing marine wildlife Bring binoculars [...] read more

On April 1st, 2015, posted in: Hawaii Travel by K

Partial crater collapse Halema’uma’u March 4, 2015


Today, a part of the overlook crater in Halema’uma’u collapsed and more fumes were visible during the event. The area that collapsed can be seen at the bottom left corner of the crater in this thermal image.   read more

On March 5th, 2015, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour by K

Hawaii is a feast for the senses


Hawaii is a feast for the senses! Guests on the Volcano Tour came across this beautiful hibiscus blossom and the incredible smell of an orange blossom. #LetHawaiiHappen #Aloha     read more

On February 18th, 2015, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour by K

Frequently asked Hawaii travel questions

On February 1st, 2015, posted in: Hawaii Travel by K

Lava Tube Tours


Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) is not the only lava tube but it is by far the Big Island’s most popular lava tube. The lava tube is part of our guided volcano tours and the short round trip hike is about 1/3 mile long and takes about 15 minutes. Before we reach the entrance to the [...] read more

On February 1st, 2015, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Tour by K

Fun Fact Friday

The Alenuihaha channel between the Big Island (Upolu Point) and Maui (Puhilele Point) is 29.6 miles wide and 6810 feet deep. Between the main islands, only the Kauai channel is wider and deeper. read more

On January 31st, 2015, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour by K

Small Group Volcano Island Tour


Get ready for the beautiful scenery that can be found on a Small Group Volcano Tour! Looking for a way to see the island that includes more than staring out the window? This tour is the active guest who enjoys short hikes that allow you to see, smell, and hear what the island of Hawaii [...] read more

On January 22nd, 2015, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour by K