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VolcanoDiscovery Hawai'i - CLOSED

P.O. Box 1251, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
+1 808-640-4165
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Owner description: VolcanoDiscovery Hawai'i is now proud to support educational excursions through the non-profit...
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Owner description: VolcanoDiscovery Hawai'i is now proud to support educational excursions through the non-profit Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park! By supporting the Friends, clients are provided with a captive expert guide of the same high quality but at a significantly lower cost than a luxury tour, with proceeds directly funding forest restoration, the Hawksbill Turtle (Honu 'ea) Recovery Project, the Nene Recovery Project, the park's Junior Ranger program, and the Youth Internship Program for underserved, at-risk students to work in the park. To experience the best of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park with an expert instructor or naturalist guide, contact the Hawai'i Volcanoes Institute-On-Demand. Guides with VolcanoDiscovery training are available by special request through the Friends based on availability. VolcanoDiscovery continues to provide volcano news and global volcano travel despite discontinuing its Hawai'i luxury tour service.
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Springfield, Virginia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There were 13 tourists aboard our van- 4 Americans, 5 Australians, 2 Londoners, and a couple from Dubai. Our guide Matt knew every inch of the park. His knowledge of volcanoes and this park in particular was amazing. There was a lot of climbing in and out of the 14 seater van, so you must be agile enough to do... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was by far the best experience ever! I found this tour company by doing research on Trip Advisor, and I have to say the excellent reviews are all true! We were a family of four and had a great 6 hour tour with Erik. I was worried that 6 hours would be too much for my 10 & 12... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

One of the most scenic & beautiful excursions we took in our 2 weeks do island hopping - & that's saying something! Arthur was very knowledgable & had a true passion for his work. Wonderful experience all the way around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As we were working to a tight schedule, we could only fit in the 4 hour tour, but nevertheless managed to fit in all the highlights, concentrating on the crater area. Erik, our guide collected us from our accommodation in Volcano Village, and showed us the highlights, both in terms of the geography and ecology of the park, setting us... More 

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philadelphia,pa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our six hour tour of Volcano Park was easily the best part of our entire two week trip. I'd been to the park before, but this was a unique experience and really brought the entire park to life for all of us (50 year old parents and two teenaged kids). Erik, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable, not only about geography... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were a party of 6 and we booked a customized tour with Volcano Discovery for August 5th in Hilo. Our tour guide Arthur was amazing! He showed us everything we wanted to see from lava tubes, volcanos to waterfalls. He was knowledgeable and engaged my daughters in the learning experience. There is no better way to experience what Arthur... More 

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Ottawa, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife, grand-daughter and I toured the big island with Arthur. We saw many of the endangered plants (including the Silver Sword), endangered birds (including the Hawaiian Hawk), happy face spider, and, of course, the volcanos. Arthur is a wonderful, friendly, smart, and very accommodating guide and made our trip very special. The 10 hour private tour which included lunch... More 

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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A wonderful experience watching the volcanoes. Erik, our guide, was very knowledgeable and told us a lot of information at every stop. He knew all about the local flora and fauna, the geology of the island, the culture of native Hawaiians, and the animals that lived there, both native and invasive. He took us to the Kilauea caldera and crater,... More 

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Quebec city
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Wow, what a wonderfull trip. If you are serious about seeing all there is to see about volcanos in Hawaii. This is the way to do it. Erik was our guide, came on time to the rendez-vous point. He is very knowledgable and brings you to nice secret spots. There is no way we could have seen what we saw... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I can honestly say this was one of the best parts of our trip! We learned so much about the park, and saw things that we would never have seen had we not had Erik as our guide. I highly recommend working with Volcano Discovery if you plan to visit the Volcanoes National Park.

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