Volcanoes National Park Day Tour with Black Sand Beach

Hawaii Forest & Trail
Transportation Included
Lunch Included
Turtle on black sand beach


  • Small group tour exploring the Big Island’s famous volcano region
  • National Park highlights include underground lava tube, views into bubbling crater, and a museum visit
  • Lunch and tastings at coffee farm
  • Black sand beach with sea turtles
  • Expert guide to provide valuable context for what you’re seeing
  • Perfect for Hilo cruise ship passengers and other day visitors
$173 per adult
  • Morning, Afternoon
  • Duration 5 - 7.5 hours

Pricing & Availability


Discover volcano country and intimately witness one of the most active volcanoes in the world with an expert guide and the personalized care of a small group tour. National Park highlights include a walk through a lush rainforest and the underground Thurston Lava Tube, epic views of the steaming active Halema’uma’u Crater with bubbling lava, a scenic hike among exotic flora and fauna and stark past lava flows, and a visit to Jagger Museum. You’ll also travel outside the Park to the southwest corner of the island for lunch at a coffee farm where you can sample famous Kona coffee and a variety of macadamia nut flavors. You’ll then stroll Punaluu black sand beach with regular sea turtle sightings. Throughout this excursion, your friendly guide will not only ensure your complete comfort but provide you the fullest volcano experience by sharing history, geology, culture, and other fascinating information about Kilauea volcano and Hawaii more broadly.

TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
Review by TravelShack Team
  • The most reputable and longest running small group tour operator on the Big Island (almost 25 years)
  • You’ll learn a ton from expert guides versus doing alone
  • Tour schedule works well for those coming in just for the day by cruise ship or plane
  • Comfortable Mercedes-Benz van transport and maximum of only 12 people (usually less)
  • In addition to lunch, water & snacks provided throughout the day, and complimentary gear available (e.g., rain jacket, walking sticks)
  • Free pick-ups available from multiple Hilo locations, including cruise ship pier, airport, and a few accommodations


  • Volcano
  • Hilo
Tour Location
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Driving Distance to Park
2 hours from Waikoloa & Kona
45 min from Hilo

Tour Times
Hilo pick-up: 8:20-8:45 am, returning 3:30-4 pm
Meet in Park: 9:35 am, ending around 3 pm
Guidebook Reviews

Hawaii Big Island Revealed Guidebook:

If you had to name the one thing the Big Island is most famous for, it would undoubtedly be Kilauea Volcano. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is the most fascinating place you may ever visit.

Lonely Planet Guidebook:

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park: Hawaii’s Top 20

Top-notch ecotour outfitter with knowledgeable guides

Moon Guidebook:

Hawaii Forest & Trail is a wonderful company with an excellent environmental ethic—the tours are highly recommended

Fodor's Guidebook:

If you do nothing else on the Big Island, do the volcano

Since 1993, this locally owned and operated outfit has built a reputation for outstanding nature tours and eco-adventures. Sustainability and cultural sensitivity is a company mission. They have access to thousands of acres of restricted or private lands and employ expert, certified guides who are entertaining and informative.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Recognized at the local, state, and international levels as a leader in sustainable tourism
  • Certified by the Hawai’i Ecotourism Association
  • Donates to and partners with local environmental and community organizations
  • Reusable containers and water bottles to reduce waste
  • Educates and is sensitive to the deep cultural significance of the volcano
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • Fully refundable until 48 hours prior to tour
Tax added at checkout:
  • 4.166% Hawaii sales tax (GET)