Volcano Safari

⚓ Cruise Ship Friendly Tour ⚓

In 2018 several earthquakes cracked open the roads, lava fountains started spewing lava 300 ft into the sky and nearly 2,000 residents were evacuated. Join us for an exciting adventure in to the East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano's devastation!Ready to step onto the newest formed Black Sand Beach and explore lava caves!


Volcano Safari Highlights

  • Newest Black Sand Beach
  • Lava Trees
  • Liliuokalani Gardens and Banyan Drive
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Kaumana Caves (Lava Tubes)
  • Pahoa Town
  • Lava Tree
  • Volcanically heated hot pool
  • Lava devastation sights
  • Stop for lunch at Uncle Roberts or local Vendor (not included in tour cost)


Moderate Tour – Guest must be able to walk on uneven terrain. Stairs descending into a lava tube are slightly steep.

Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens  & Banyan Drive – Drive by: Famous Banyan Tree Drive planted tree by Babe ruth and many others. Largest Japanese garden outside of Tokyo

Down Town Hilo - Pass by no stop: See the historical downtown Hilo and learn about the devastating tsunamis of the past.

Rainbow Falls – 20 min: 80ft waterfall over lava cave

Kaumana Caves – 20 min - Will be descending into the lava cave through a skylight opening.

Pahoa Town – Drive through: Historical booming plantation town and now a laid-back hippie town with old school artistry charm and wood-plank boardwalks

Lava Trees and Fissure – 25 min: Walk a trail among lava trees that looks somewhat of a petrified forest and look down into a deep fissure

Uncle Roberts Hawaiian Awa Bar & Galley  – Lunch stop 40 min:  A local Hawaiian favorite for lunch. Next door is a galley of local made blown glass, crafts, paintings and more.

New 2018 Black Sand Beach – 20 min: This is the newest formed black sand beach on the Big Island.

Volcanically Heated Hot Pool – 10 min : Conditions permitting, as a special highlight we will be walking a small trail to a volcanically heated hot pool where you can feel the warm water

Lava devastation sights – 10-15 min : These sights will be through out the tour showing you where lava has came in and destroyed local areas of Hawaii.


Cruise Ship Departure Times


Check in time 8:45 am Departure 9:00 am

( The time is subject to change as we schedule our departures around cruise ship arrivals and departures )  




Cruise Ship Check in Location

The tour departs from the ship pier. When departing the ship you will enter a large building through double doors. Before exiting please look for your guide holding the sign “C Big Island Tours.” We ask all guests to please plan to be at the designated departure location at least 10-15 minutes before the departure time listed above. This info will also be on your confirmation.

Hotel Departure Times / Location

Hilo Hawaiian Hotel or Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a DoubleTree by Hiltona - Hotel departure times are based off our other departure times. Departure is usually 9:15 You can call our office at 1-800-901-0468 for more info


Moderate Tour – Guest must be able to walk on uneven terrain. Stairs descending into a lava tube are slightly steep.

Not recommended for guests with physical limitations.

Not recommended for children under the age of 5 years.

Not recommended for women that are pregnant.

Tour is not wheel chair excessable.

Tour Duration: Approx 6.5 hr

Operation: 11-14  passenger Ford Transit

Includes: Bottle Water

Exclusions:  Gratuities,  Lunch  ( available to purchase at local vendor)

What to wear: Comfortable close-toed shoes

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