Lava fountains gushing at Halema’uma’u crater lava lake – Video taken during Volcano Tour on April 27th

Lava fountains gushing at Halema’uma’u crater lava lake – Video taken during the Volcano Tour on April 27th, 2015 Since the lava lake in the overlook crater inside Halema’uma’u crater has risen to the rim of the overlook crater / floor of Halema’uma’u crater, visitors and Volcano Tour guests have been able get a direct view of [...] read more

On April 30th, 2015, posted in: Hawaii Volcano Hiking Guide Tour, lava, lava glow, molten lava, red lava by K

Jacksons chameleons fighting over territory and mating rights


Two male Jacksons chameleons are fighting over territory and mating rights. The species is native to Africa and was discovered by Mr. Jackson in Kenya. They mainly prey on flies and small insects. Females have no horns. The coloring is usually bright green, with some animals having traces of blue and yellow. They can change [...] read more

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

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