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.
This giant day adventure is designed for the intrepid sightseeing traveler wishing to see as much of the island as possible in one day. During the tour we circle the majority of the Big Island, stopping along the way at the most famous locations, enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of Hawaii.
Travel south into Kona coffee country for the first stop at Bay View Farm, a working 24 acre coffee farm nestled on the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano just above beautiful Kealakekua Bay and known for the best Kona coffee since 1984.
Here you’ll see coffee growing on the trees and learn about the various steps and processes in making coffee, all of which happen right here on the farm. You’ll sample 100% Kona Coffee at a gorgeous overlook with stunning views of Kealakekua Bay and the monument to Captain Cook standing on the only sliver of British land in the United States.
The adventure continues as you head through the South Kona and Ka’u Districts. Stunning views, alternating between stark lava flows and Hawaiian dry forest, are visible through the huge picture windows of your tour vehicle.
We stop briefly at picturesque Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. Lined with swaying coconut palm trees, this is one of the best black sand beaches on the island. Stroll along the beach and look for honu (Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles) feeding just offshore or sun-worshipping on the sand.
Visit Volcano Winery, the southernmost winery in the United States. The Winery remained open daily throughout the eruption despite hundreds of earthquakes every day. Drive over cracks left in the road to the Winery, reminders of the summer of 2018. Take a private tour of the vineyard and winery then 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.
Next travel to the crown jewel of Hawaii, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Visit the Kilauea Visitor’s Center, the Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook, and Steaming Bluffs. Take a walk through the famous Volcano House to view the smoking and steaming Kilauea Caldera.
Dropping down into the lush eastern side of Kilauea Volcano our next stop is Big Island Candies. Founded in 1977, Big Island Candies is synonymous with quality. Big Island Candies welcomes everyone with samples of their amazing confections, still handmade using only the highest quality ingredients. Peek through the windows into the factory or browse the selection of gorgeous jewel-box gifts.
Travel through quaint Hilo town next where you’ll drive along the historic waterfront as you continue on to stunning Akaka Falls State Park, the site of the largest easily accessible waterfall on the island. You’ll traverse a paved walking path right through the center of a lush rainforest to Akaka Falls, a gorgeous 442 foot waterfall that plunges down a sheer cliff and into the water below.
Waipio Valley, known as the Valley of Kings, is a place of impossibly steep cliffs carved by plunging waterfalls cascading more than a thousand feet to the valley floor below. Waipio Valley is still home to taro farmers as it has been for a thousand years. Look closely from the overlook and glimpses of the wild horses that roam the valley floor might be possible
Visit Tex Drive-In, famous for made-to-order malasadas. These fried Portuguese sweet treats were originally brought to Hawaii by immigrants who worked in the cattle industry and have been a local favorite ever since. Watch the treats being made through the window and snag a fresh one with your smile drive-in style dinner which is included in the price of the tour before returning to your hotel.
We will pick you up from your hotel, resort, or vacation rental in Kona and Waikoloa / Kohala
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.