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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 14 attractions in Volcano
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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101 reviews 101 reviews
20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you travel 3000 plus miles to the Big Island head straight to see the meanest lady on earth, Pele. But only knock on her door with Erik and Discovery Volcano. Smart. On time. VERY CLEAR. This group has their stones lined up to be one of the best services I've ever used. My wife and I wanted a tour... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Spent the day with Eric Storm hiking Kilauea. Couldn't have picked a better tour. Rather than other tours that rely on memorized scripts or videos to tell you everything and then drop you off at points-of-interest, Eric took us on an off-the-typical tour map journey, where he shared all types of information on the volcano's history and the island garnered... More

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Carrollton, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Arthur escorted the three of us on a wonderful, informative tour of the volcanos. Our day included the orchid house, coffee mill and the beautiful waterfalls. We spent a very enjoyable day seeing the volcanos and learning of their history and some of the history of the big island. I cannot say enough about the knowledge and professionalism of our... More

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San Marino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We took this tour with our 2 grandsons, age 6 and 11 spent the day with Eric Storm visiting the volcanos on the Big Island. We had the most enjoyable day and learned so much about the Island and the history of the volcanos. Eric was able to take us to spots that others were not aware of and we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were a family of four including an 11 and 13 year old. We all agreed that this was the highlight of our 2 week trip to Hawaii. Arthur was an excellent guide. His knowledge and his passion for the environment was obvious. He kept all of us (kids too) informed and entertained. The best part were the ''off the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I cannot say enough great things about VolcanoDiscovery. The incredibly professional and courteous service began from the minute we sent an inquiry through their website about joining a 6 hour lava hike. We received prompt and detailed replies, and they took my health concerns seriously (I have asthma), showing that they were more concerned about safety than about making a... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had a fabulous day! Arthur met us on time.... and had no easy assignment... entertaining a 7 year old with a short attention span, a tween girl, and my almost 70 year old mother. My kids were instantly fans of Arthur. He mesmerized them with tales & photos of past volcano eruptions, volcano tragedies and legendary tales of Pele... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

While I suspect all of the members of the small guide team are excellent, our experience with Arthur was perfect. Great laid-back energy but completely in command of the experience because he had such a commanding knowledge of everything around us - flora, fauna and, of course, the volcanoes. Our 8 hour tour was definitely pricey and we were mildly... More

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

Thanks for your support and honest review! We're very excited to hear you enjoyed your tour with Arthur despite the absence of a set meal. We do include everything possible in the cost of our tour, however a set meal is the only exception. The variety of our clients' dietary requirements is very important to us, but also it is... More

Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We recently used VolcanoDisovery Hawai’i Tours to provide a tour on the Big Island of Hawaii. Arthur met us precisely at the designated time and did a superb job. We had asked for snacks and sandwiches which were provided exactly as specified – and were delicious. Arthur was very knowledgeable about not only the volcanoes but also about the eco... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We've visited a lot of National Parks. This is the first time we've hired a personal guide for the day and we are so glad we did. Our guide, Arthur, was not only a personable and likable young man, but he exuded a passion for the island and this park that was wonderful to be in the presence of. We... More

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