Hawaii volcano tour, how to choose the best operator?

How to choose the right volcano tour in Hawaii?

There are many options to choose from. Some volcano tour operators only leave from Hilo, others only from Kona. There are also volcano tour operators who will meet guests in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and do not offer pick-up.

Here are some questions that will help you decide which volcano tour to take in Hawaii:

  • Where will I be staying on the island?
  • Will I need airport or harbor pick-up/drop-off?
  • How much time do I want to spend exploring volcanoes?
  • Are meals included in the tour?
  • What entertainment is included during transportation?
  • What certifications does the guide have?
  • What vehicles are used?
  • How old is the vehicle?
  • How many guests are in a group on average and maximum?
  • Do I prefer a private volcano tour?
  • What is the cancellation policy?
  • Are there any discounts offered for couples or families?
  • Will I see flowing lava?
  • What other stops are included in the volcano tour?
  • Combo offers?

 

These questions should point you in the right direction and make it easy to choose the right tour for your needs. Below are the answers for tours offered by Hawaii Outdoor Guides.

  • Where will I be staying on the island?

Hawaii Outdoor Guides offers free pick-up from Kohala coast resorts, Kona resorts, and Hilo accommodations.

  • Will I need airport or harbor pick-up/drop-off?

Hawaii Outdoor Guides offers pick-up/drop-off at Kona and Hilo international airport for an additional cost.

  • How much time do I want to spend exploring volcanoes?

Hawaii Outdoor Guides volcano tours try to maximize the time spent exploring volcanoes.

  • Are meals included in the tour?

Unless otherwise mentioned, meals are included for small group day tour volcano tours.

  • What entertainment is included during transportation?

Hawaii Outdoor Guides offers free tablets for your personal entertainment during transfers.

  • What certifications does the guide have?

All of the guides have to go through weeks of training and are Hawaii Volcanoes National Park certified.

  • What vehicles are used?

Hawaii Outdoor Guides mainly uses 15 passenger vans.

  • How old is the vehicle?

If available, Hawaii Outdoor Guides uses a 2013 van.

  • How many guests are in a group on average and maximum?

Hawaii Outdoor Guides groups are small, on average 6-8 guests, maximum 10 guests.

  • Do I prefer a private volcano tour?

Hawaii Outdoor Guides offers private tours. If 5 guests or more are in your group, we recommend to inquire for private tour pricing.

  • What is the cancellation policy?

Hawaii Outdoor Guides offers a 24 hour cancellation policy.

  • Are there any discounts offered for couples or families?

Hawaii Outdoor Guides offers last minute discounts. Please call the office at 808 937 5472 and ask for current offers.

  • Will I see flowing lava?

The conditions of the active volcanoes in Hawaii are constantly changing. Please call our office to get the latest status update.

  • What other stops are included in the volcano tour?

Depending on where you start your tour, Hawaii Outdoor Guides stops in Hilo, Kona, at a coffee farm, black sand beach, Punalu’u bakery, Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls, Big Island Candies.

  • Combo offers?

Hawaii Outdoor Guides offers discounts if two or more tours are booked.

  • Are there any extra fees?

Hawaii Outdoor Guides does not charge extra or hidden fees (like a convenience fee or a processing fee). A phone booking is the same price as an online booking. To the retail price, 4.166% Hawaii general excise tax will be added.

 

If you are still not sure what tour to book, feel free to call (8089375472) or email us (info@hawaiioutdoorguides.com). We are happy to help you find the right tour for you, and process your reservation.

To book online, click on the “Book Now” button where available.