This South Kona Coast cruise through coffee country to world-famous Punalu’u Black Sand Beach and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the newest and most-exciting sightseeing tour on the island. This tour showcases the best of the Big Island with a full day adventure to Kilauea Volcano! Sample Kona’s finest coffee, see the Southernmost bakery in the United States, and walk along world-famous Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. Finally, experience the world’s most active volcano alongside Kailani’s National Park certified guides. Explore lava tubes, steam vents, and picturesque vistas that will take your breath away. Relax and enjoy fine dining at Kilauea Lodge. Next, take in the spectacular night time views of Halemaumau Crater while snapping photos and video through our industry-leading spotting scopes. These up-close views of Kilauea’s eruption are not to be missed! Lunch and Restaurant Dinner included.
Price: $239 for Adults / $215 for Children (Age 5-11 years old)
Length of Tour: Approximately 12 hours
Pickup Locations: All West Hawaii Resorts and Hotels
Leaving coffee country, enjoy spectacular coastline views to the Ka’u district. There, we’ll stop in at the Southernmost bakery in the United States – Punalu’u Bakery! Enjoy the freshest Portuguese donuts (malasada) or take some rainbow bread with you to the Black Sand Beach at Punalu’u. This uniquely stunning beach is home to many nesting Hawaiian seat turtles (honu) and the place where many early Polynesian explorers came ashore.
From there, we’ll head directly to one of the world’s most-active volcanoes; Kilauea at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. There, Kailani’s guides will show off the amazing landscapes including: Steam Vents, Halemaumau Crater’s Smoke Plume, Jaggar Museum’s view of Kilauea Caldera, and Thurston Lava Tube! Just before sunset, we’ll provide an all-inclusive sit-down dinner at Volcano’s finest restaurant – Kilauea Lodge! Choose from three entrees, bread, soups, salads, and a beverage of your choice. After dinner, we’ll drive to Jaggar Musuem, the best viewpoint for the nighttime glow at Halemaumau Crater! Depending on the weather either at the volcano or on the trip back, we will gladly stop for a short stargazing presentation with laser pointers and viewing scopes. Finally, leave the driving to us as we journey back over Saddle Road to return you to your hotel.
Kona Joe Coffee, Punalu’u Bakery, Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Jaggar Museum, Kilauea Caldera, Steam Vents, Halemaumau Crater, Thurston Lava Tube, Kilauea Iki Crater, Saddle Road, Mauna Kea State Park, Kilauea Lodge
English-speaking driver/guide, Mercedes 15 passenger van, deli-style lunch, optional coffee farm tour, soft bake cookies, umbrellas in the event of rain, hot towels, dinner at Kilauea Lodge, bottled water, first-class wafers, flashlight, and hot beverage. This tour has a maximum of 12 or 13 passengers to provide plenty of headroom in the cabin and comes with a state-of-the-art audio and visual public-address package.