KapohoKine Adventures has implemented the following policies and procedures in order to keep our team and guests as safe as possible. These will be updated as necessary to reflect evolving best practices. ~ Every tour vehicle along with our store are thoroughly sanitized before every tour (or every day in the case of our store) via hospital-grade foggers designed specifically for sensitive medical environments. ~ All tour groups are limited to 10 guests max per full size vehicle. ~ Our team is temperature tested before starting any shift and are immediately sent home with a temperature reading exceeding 100.4. ~ Our team is divided into Alpha and Delta “squads”. These squads do not overlap or work together at any point in order to reduce possible spread, improve contact tracing, and ensure we always have a healthy team ready to operate tours. ~ Each guide is assigned his or her “own” tour vehicle which no other guide will operate in order to reduce spread and improve contact tracing. ~ We promote frequent hand-washing with our team and guests. ~ Our team uses facemasks and gloves when interacting with guests and where appropriate. ~ We promote physical distancing in our store and where appropriate. ~ We use touchless solutions such as digital waivers which guests are required to sign prior to joining any tour. ~ Our updated touchless waiver includes the following questions guests must answer before being allowed to join a tour or board a tour vehicle: ~ Have you or anyone in your family / group exhibited any symptoms of COVID-19? ~ Have you or anyone in your family / group tested positive for COVID-19? ~ Have you or anyone in your family / group been in contact with a COVID-19 patient within 14 days of tour departure? ~ We have a downloadable flyer on our website for guests which outlines all of our efforts, guidelines, and recommendations. ~ Touch points in our store and tour vehicles are frequently sanitized throughout the day / tour using either alcohol wipes or UVC wanding. ~ Each guest is temporal scanned for temperature before joining any tour. Any guest with a temperature reading exceeding 100.4 is denied boarding. ~ Each guest is issued their own bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer in custom bottles to use throughout the tour and to take home. ~ Tour vehicles and our store are equipped with hand sanitizer in addition to the personal bottles issued to every tour guest. ~ Refillable custom keepsake water bottles are issued to each guest for use throughout the tour and to take home. ~ Custom washable facemasks are issued to each guest for required use throughout the tour and to take home. ~ Our signature Hawaiian-style BBQ is plated rather than family-style.
Make Kilauea Volcano and Hawai'i Volcanoes National park your destination, with a past-sunset adventure! Join us for a fully narrated night tour of the volcanoes on Big Island. We'll meet at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in downtown Hilo. As we head towards the park, the lush greenery of Hilo starts to give way to stark, black basalt lava flows.
We'll pass through Kalapana, a village completely destroyed by advancing lava just a few years ago. We believe a good Hilo lava tour gets you up-close-and-personal with the lava, so we'll stop to walk across the recent lava flows to the island's most recent black sand beach. You'll see first-hand how the volcano swallowed everything in its path, even completely filling in Kaimu Bay with molten lava. Once the best swimming beach on Hawaii Island, you can now walk a road of lava where the volcano carved its path.
Next stop is the Lava Viewing Area in Kalapana, where your vehicle drives over the lava flows that overran the highway. Look for any current volcanic activity available before heading to the Painted Church. Now decommissioned, it was the first home in Hawaii to Saint Damien before he famously found his calling among the lepers of Molokai. This Church was so important to the determined local villagers that it was moved, not once, but twice, to evade the advancing molten lava flows.
Finally, your trained park ranger guide reveals the highlights of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, including volcanic craters, steam vents, the Kilauea Iki Overlook.
Then it’s on to the famous Volcano Winery, the southernmost winery in the United States. You’ll sample up to eight different types of wines, varying from sweet to dry, and all with a unique Hawaiian flare. The Volcano Winery also has estate grown teas to taste and soft drinks and water are also included. After sampling beverages, you’ll enjoy a hearty Hawaiian-style BBQ lunch with a complimentary glass of your choice of Volcano Winery wine or other beverage.
During the tour you can expect moderate air temperatures at sea level with cooler temperatures at higher elevations; occasional rain showers; strenuous hike across uneven and steep, rocky terrain including black lava rock.
*Red molten lava may not be seen and cannot be guaranteed. Volcanic activity changes constantly and cannot be guaranteed.
All ages can be accommodated with the following restrictions:
Guests under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Our check-in locations is at our KapohoKine Adventures Store in the Naniloa Hotel Lobby, 93 Banyan Dr Hilo, HI 96720
Guests must cancel tour no less than 24 hours before tour departure for a full refund less 10% of the total booked amount. Molten lava will not be seen. Volcanic activity changes constantly and cannot be guaranteed. Comfortable walking shoes required. We’re happy to accommodate special dietary needs and restrictions, including children’s meals, with advance notice. Order of itinerary may change. Tour runs rain or shine.