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“Night Trip to the volcano” 5 of 5 stars
Review of KapohoKine Adventures

KapohoKine Adventures
224 Kamehameha Avenue #106, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
8089641000
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$103*
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Ranked #2 of 59 Activities in Hilo
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Adventure bound? Come and check out KapohoKine Adventures in downtown Hilo. Shop for Patagonia adventure gear for men and women, plus travel bags and backpacks. Try your skills on their indoor climbing wall, or go for broke on their Zipline Through Paradise zipline tour. They also have an activity desk to book almost any adventure island-wide including volcano tours, snorkeling tours, and whale watching tours!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Pascagoula, Mississippi
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“Night Trip to the volcano”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

While on a recent trip to the Big Island we had the pleasure of being guided by Grant with Kapohokine Adventures, LLC. Grant picked us up at our hotel and for the next ten hours he kept us entertained with the history and lore of the Big Island. His attention to detail made our experience one we will treasure for a long time. After we saw the "glow" he took us to a very dark place and showed us the constellations on a App that was amazing!
Karl Steinberger

Visited August 2013
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Eric S, Manager at KapohoKine Adventures, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Aloha Karl, thank you for your review. All of our guides do a great job at making each tour special. We feel that our non scripted tours allow the knowledge and experience of our guides to shine through and create a more personal experience. As you experienced with Grant, the tour guide can really make a good tour really special. We are very proud of all of our guides and appreciate your feedback. Thank you for choosing KapohoKine Adventures.
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“Evening Volcano Tour Big Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We just finished a tour on Sept. 19th 2013, Grant is a very knowledgeable tour guide. He will point out sight along the way and stories about the islands. It includes a Kona coffee plantation stop (Mountain Thunder), coffee sampling and lunch. You also stop by most southern bakery in the United States - geographically speaking. It is followed by a visit to black sand beach and we got to see a green sea turtle. Of course the finale is the volcano with dinner first at the Volcano National Park cafe. No guarantee you will see an eruption but we did see something. The Big Island has some dark and lonely roads, let the professionals take you there.

Visited September 2013
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Eric S, Manager at KapohoKine Adventures, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you for your review Goodwin. We are glad to hear the you enjoyed your tour. All of our guides are knowledgeable and passionate about Hawaii and it really shows during our tours. Their personal narration puts a unique touch to an already small and personal tour. Having someone else drive you around the island, especially at night, and having the whole trip planned for you does take the stress away from travel as well. Just sit back, relax and we take care of the rest. The black sand beach at Punalu'u, Volcanoes National Park, and all of the other great stops make an exciting and unique tour. We are very glad that you had a good time, and thank you for sharing you experience. Mahalo for choosing KapohoKIne Adventures.
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Anchorage, Alaska
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“Evening Volcano Explorer Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

My husband and I took the Evening Volcano Explorer Tour with Kapohokine Adventures on 9-16-2013. Had a fantastic time. Our Adventure Guide, Grant, Was excellent! He has lived in Hawaii for most of his life and is like a walking encyclopedia on everything Hawaiian! He arrived promptly on time to pick us up at our hotel, was friendly, fun, and made the trip really enjoyable! Told us many stories, pointed out things we would not have known if we went on this adventure on our own. It was like a friend picking you up and showing you around. We had lunch at the Punalu'u Bakery, stopped at the Punalu'u Black sands Beach and were so lucky as there were 7 turtles on the beach! Then on to the Volcano National Park where Grant was very informative on everything Volcano and the flora & fauna. Had dinner at the park and then returned to Kona. On the return trip, showed 2 videos on Hawaii and the volcanos. Definitely worth the price.

Visited September 2013
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Eric S, Manager at KapohoKine Adventures, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Aloha Arlene, thank you so much for your review. We are so glad to hear that you had a fun tour with Grant. He is a great guide and we will be sure to pass along your compliments to him. It is nice to hear that everything went smooth. Punalu'u beach is beautiful, and seeing 7 turtles is even better! We believe that our smaller tour groups and personal guided narration puts our tours above the rest. Thank you for choosing KapohoKine Adventures.
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“KapohoKine Adventures night tour of volcano”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Went on the Volcano Night tour.
Grant was the tour leader..... very knowledgable,readily shared his knowledge of the island and the the volcanoes.
Lots of information and interesting things to see.
Seeing the glow from the volcano and walking through the lava tube were the highlights.
Long day, but well worth it

Visited September 2013
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Eric S, Manager at KapohoKine Adventures, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Aloha Margaret, thank you for your review. We are so glad that you had a great tour with Grant. We are proud of all of our guides and their knowledge and experience really shine through on our tours. The lava tube and the glow form the volcanic crater are amazing memories. Thank you for choosing KapohoKine Adventures.
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“excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

took the 10 hour tour of the island to the volcano with Rich. He is an awesome guide (+ isn't hard on a gals eyes either- check out his smile.)

This tour was the highlight of our trip I recommend it to anyone who wants to see the island and volcano, I will do the tour again on my return visit next year.
regarding the questions below - lunch & dinner - soda and water provided , there were restroom breaks also.

Visited September 2013
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Eric S, Manager at KapohoKine Adventures, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Aloha KM, we are so happy to hear that our tour was the highlight of your trip. Rich is a great guide and we will be sure to pass along your compliments to him. Thank you for choosing KapohoKine Adventures and we will see you next year! Mahalo.
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