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VolcanoDiscovery Hawai'i - Private Tours

P.O. Box 1251, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
808-640-4165
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Volcano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Custom geology & adventure ecotours with the VOLCANO SPECIALISTS!-Experience the continuing eruption & growth of Kīlauea volcano in the National Park.... more » Owner description: Custom geology & adventure ecotours with the VOLCANO SPECIALISTS!-Experience the continuing eruption & growth of Kīlauea volcano in the National Park. -Discover connections of our native plants & animals to the dynamic landscape.-Explore Hawai`ian coexistence with the power of the elements. -Hike safely to active lava with an experienced and knowledgeable guide.Our GEOLOGIST GUIDES bring volcanic landscapes to life! We customize the experience to your background and physical abilities, from minimal walking to all-day hikes, from family & kid-friendly to scientific presentations!We are based in Volcano Village just outside Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park and offer complementary pick-up in the Hilo-Volcano area (including Hilo Airport and the Port of Hilo), but can also meet you near your tour area if you'd like to maximize your time with us on the volcano. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW 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
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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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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our family spent over two weeks in the Islands and this was the highlight of our entire trip. This is not your run of the mill loaded bus tour but rather a personal experience with local experts. Erik was our guide and immediately connected with our boys. His expertise in all things volcanic, Hawaiian culture and local plant/animal life was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We read the reviews and encountered a family that had spent the day with Volcano Discovery and we were convinced that this was a good way to spend our time and our money. We had know idea just how thrilled we would be that we chose Volcano Discovery. The amazingly positive experience started with our email interactions with Malia. She... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I hummed and hawed about this because it was pretty pricey for a 4 hour tour. We almost did not book it. Seeing the volcano was on my bucket list. So this adventure really was for me but my family benefited of course. AND I can tell you that this was the highlight of our almost 3 week Hawaii vacation.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We arrived at Volcano National Park a day before our private tour. We listened to two lectures from Park guides (terrific and free) and we took a few walks by ourselves. I was ready to pick a fight with my wife for wasting money on a private tour after we had already seen and done so much. Boy was I... More

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Arthur did a great job taking care of my children (11 and 13) and I. He guided us throughout the Volcano National Park on the Big Island on our 8 hour private tour explaining many concepts and facts about the numerous eruptions that have occurred over the last number of years as well as the last number of centuries. Definitely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

An old biology lecturer of mine used to say “it’s not what you see, it’s what you know about what you see”, that’s why when my wife and I visited the Volcano National Park we looked for someone who could tell us about what we were looking at. Erik was that person and he did an absolutely fantastic job. He... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Myself and 2 friends just did the 4 hour tour with Arthur and what an amazing and educational experience. Arthur is incredibly knowledgable about the area, history, flora and fauna. His stories take you back to the eruptions, that you almost feel like you were there. He showed us many areas that were not on the regular tourist map, as... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This review is based on an encounter with the tour guide in volcanoes national park on May 25, not as a customer. My wife and I were spending our 20th anniversary hiking the park, specifically mauna ulu. The guide and his group passed us, so we made room on the trail. We met them again further up on the crater... More

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VolcanoExplorer, Owner at VolcanoDiscovery Hawai'i - Private Tours, responded to this review

While some may consider this bystander post misplaced, a public post deserves a public response. I myself am the accused guide, and I have already communicated privately that I regret that this celebrating couple mistook my comments as rude. For the benefit of others reading, there are several points to address so that you may judge for yourself. First, it... More

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