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The Volcano Van Private Tours

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We are a personal and private tour provider serving all areas of the Big Island of Hawai'i, We allow our guests to get an up-close look at the Big Island's great volcanoes, including world famous Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth. Whether...more
73-1311 Onaona Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8639
+1 469-546-5282
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a private 1 person tour that allowed me to see the volcanic highlights of the area in a MOST pleasant setting with a likable and knowledgeable guide. The highlight was a whale spotting along the way as well As the SURREAL lava fields...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with Scott for the day with his van for my husband’s birthday and had an awesome and interesting day! Scott is so friendly we were excited from the get go! We stopped at a lovely little cafe for lunch, coffee and shave ice!...More

Thank Bikinigirlhawaii
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We'd never been to the Big Island before, so we booked a private tour with Scott and his Volcano Van. This was truly the highlight of our trip and provided a great overview of the island. We journeyed through 7 of the island's micro-climates, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RhetoricRox
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Scott was amazing! We had a tremendous day. Scott was willing to take us anywhere and tried to pack it all in. We decided to see the Lava trees, a lava tube and several of the eruptions over the years. We were all especially excited...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barbara3673
Reviewed November 23, 2018

The Volcano Van tour was fantastic!! Scott kept us entertained all day, including our 7 and 10 year old kids. A truly comprehensive tour of the island, culminating with a breathtaking visit to the top of Kilauea volcano to look into the cauldron. A beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

This tour was an incredible experience, not only because the tour guide, Scott, was incredibly knowledgeable, but because he was very kind, fun and friendly. This tour was particularly fantastic because as three minors travelling without access to transport such as a hired car, it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

If I could give Scott and the Volcano Van 7 stars I would. There is nothing bad to say and not enough space for everything great about the tour. First, Scott is a brilliant tour guide and a great story teller. He answered all our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I spent the day with Scott as he gave us a tour of the island and volcanos. His knowledge of the island is unbelievable. He really knows about geology and the island. His mom happened to be visiting him and she came...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jack F
Reviewed November 11, 2018

My wife and I were so glad we booked this adventure. Scott, our host, showed us places we would never had found on our own. No rush, just a well planned day that remains a high point to our visit to Hawaii. He was so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David T
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Scott took my sister and I on a tour around the island and it was wonderful. Scott was very informative and answered questions that we asked. We laughed alot and he has a great sense of humor. We made many stops and saw several places....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 21, 2017|
Response from beefandpotatoes | Reviewed this property |
The tour vehicle, as of Feb., 2017, is a minivan. The only way to get 6 into it is to ride with 3 in the last seat. That would be pretty uncomfortable for adults, but younger kids could probably adapt. As to the cost, visit... More
January 26, 2016|
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Response from Cheryl R | Reviewed this property |
We booked an all day tour back in August. Scott asked us if there was anything specific we wanted to see, as I believe he is willing to build an itinerary around your "must see" list. It was not a shared tour though, it was... More
August 24, 2015|
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Response from julie j | Reviewed this property |
We just booked online, we booked the day before, we hadn't had a reply so we called up to make sure we had the booking, Scott & his wife were great, so helpful, we can't wait to go back to Kona & go again!