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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]