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Kilauea Eruption Tour provided by Apau Hawaii Tours

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Kilauea Eruption Tour

Kilauea Eruption Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2–3 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2–3 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This tour will take you to private property that is now mostly covered in lava from the Kilauea eruption of 2018. Your guide lived thru the even from start to finish and will share with you some amazing stories.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11799P10
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2–3 hours
Departure details
  • Longs Drugs, 15-1454 Kahakai Blvd, Pāhoa, HI 96778, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Longs Drugs, 15-1454 Kahakai Blvd, Pāhoa, HI 96778, USA
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 2 Jul 2020
A note from Kilauea Eruption Tour
Avoid physical contact between guide and traveler; no hugs/handshakes for now.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Longs Drugs
    15-1454 Kahakai Blvd, Pāhoa, HI 96778, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Isaac Hale Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Leilani Estates
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

5.0
9 reviews
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mhkzak52
San Diego, CA5 contributions
Nov 2021
My wife & I wanted to tour the 2018 Kilauea eruption area with a guide without having to start a 6-hour tour in Hilo that included other stops that didn't interest us. Scott's Apau Hawaii Tours filled this need. You're basically buying his time and truck (seating for up to four guests) at a flat rate. He'll take you where you want to go with a descriptive narrative to go with it. He lived through this eruption. Before our tour, I did send Scott a request that he replied negatively to. However, out of the blue during our tour, he said "I don't normally do this," and proceeded to take us to exactly what I requested and that was the highlight of our day. I guess my advice is to go ahead and ask for whatever you want to do and see and you might just get it. Scott's lava lot has a route mapped out where he tells you about all of it as you go through it. If you can't do the three hour tour, the one hour at his lava lot is worth doing. And, he encouraged us to take some lava rocks as souvenirs. Since doing that is prohibited at HVNP, this too was a special treat. He also has complimentary water for his guests and provides hiking sticks. He was in no hurry to finish the tour, even as we exceeded three hours. Highly recommended.
Written 13 November 2021
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scottwS8560XX
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a 5-star review! Being able to walk on the lava from 2018 Kilauea eruption is always a treat to share with travelers. Aloha
Written 7 January 2022
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Bruce M
4 contributions
Jan 2022
This is a MUST DO! The eruption of 2018 is something to behold on Scott's channel. He lived it and documented it for us there, but to be able to drive across a channel the span of a 4-lane highway where lava was flowing (at over 20mph at one point) was spectacular! During the tour I realized I was saying "Wow!" a lot as Scott described the transformation of the area that only a resident that lived it can. By the end of the tour I found a new appreciation and respect for Kilaeua's power and resiliency of the people who live there. Mahalo Scott!!!
Written 5 February 2022
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scottwS8560XX
Thank you so much for the 5-star review! It truly is an amazing sight and I love sharing the experience with visitors from all walks of life. Wishing you many more safe travels. Aloha
Written 6 February 2022
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comixcards
2 contributions
Feb 2020
After following Scott's remarkable documentation of the 2018 Kilauea eruption on You Tube, I was blessed to be able to actually get to meet him and go on one of his tours along with 2 of my closest friends. Scott picked us up at the Hilo airport in his immaculate truck, and proceeded to thrill us for over 5 hours. The highlight of course was being able to climb to the top of Fissure #8. You can tell that Scott loves everything about nature, and specifically Hawaii. As many times as he has walked out on that lava field, he is still like a kid in a candy store...pointing out amazing colors and features as we walked. I can tell this will never get old for him. If you plan on being in Hawaii, you CANNOT GO WRONG by booking a tour with Scott. You will see things you will remember for the rest of your life.
Written 8 March 2020
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Scott W
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. I am so happy you enjoyed your time exploring some of the amazing features of the Kilauea Volcano eruption of 2018. I absolutely love sharing that with visitors from all over the world. Wishing you many more safe travels. Aloha
Written 12 November 2020
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Dave F
1 contribution
Jan 2021 • Solo
Scott is a fantastic guide, knowledgeable and warm. I thoroughly enjoyed the Kilauea eruption tour and highly recommend this to anyone wanting to see the Volcano’s eruption power firsthand! Hawaii at its best. Worth every penny!!
Written 5 January 2021
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Scott W
Mahalo for taking the time to write a great review! I am thrilled that you enjoyed yourself exploring some of the newest rock on the planet. Hoping to see you again in the near future. Aloha
Written 6 January 2021
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Cajun39466
5 contributions
My wife and daughter and I set aside a day during our Oahu vacation to tour with Scott. I felt like Scott might be a good tour guide after following him for many weeks on YouTube during the eruption. After spending time with him in person on our tour, I feel he may be one of the greatest ambassadors the big island has at this time. He seems to have love and knowledge of the island and great respect for the local culture.
Scott was very inclusive during the tour to my whole family even though my wife was limited due to physical disability and my daughter has some learning challenges.
I believe whichever tour you purchase with this company will be a high quality tour. Thanks Scott.
Written 17 December 2019
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Scott W
Thank you for your great review and kind words. It was my pleasure sharing the island with you and your family.
Written 18 December 2019
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Randy C
1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Couples
Scott was the most informed tour guide. He answered all of our questions, and showed us things that we would have never seen or knkwn.
Written 19 March 2021
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scottwS8560XX
Mahalo for taking the time to write this great review! The Kilauea Volcano Eruption of 2018 puts you into sensory overload with everything to take in. Thank you also for your kind words. Wishing you many more safe travels. Aloha
Written 20 March 2021
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Karen S
2 contributions
Mar 2021
If I could give Scott 10 stars I would! We visited the lava lot, it was AMAZING! Have followed Scott through the fissure 8 eruption, so it was incredible to see all of the lava up close and personal. We got to see the "lava river", Pele's hair, and lava that is indescribably beautiful. The colors, the layers, it was the BEST tour I have ever been on! Scott is extremely knowledgeable about everything volcano, no questions he couldn't answer!

THANK YOU SCOTT!
Written 18 March 2021
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scottwS8560XX
Mahalo for taking the time to write a great review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your time exploring my lava lot and other areas of the Kilauea Volcano Eruption. Wishing you many more safe travel. Aloha
Written 20 March 2021
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Patricia E
Kahala, HI14 contributions
Scott is a great tour guide! He is also a really nice guy. He lived in Lelani Estates during the 2018 eruption (& still does). We learned a lot about the Big Island and the eruption. He personalized our tour for what we wanted to see and the time we had available. I also wanted to find a local tour guide instead of a big company. Apau Hawaii Tours was everything we wanted, we learned a lot, and I highly recommend the tour.
Written 15 December 2019
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Scott W
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review. It is always my pleasure sharing the events from the Kilauea eruption.
Written 16 December 2019
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Jayson Smith
4 contributions
We met up with Scott in the morning, knowing little of what we were about to see. His private lot gives you everything and more from a tour perspective, with one of the best things being... no other people around.

You get to explore the land together coming across new and different findings.

What an awesome guy also, no pressure on time if you want to stop for pictures etc and you can genuinely feel his excitement almost as if he also can’t believe what he’s seeing.

I just had to leave some pictures for people to see a little taster.

10/10 HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PARTICULAR TOUR! There is no other area like this that you can get to that’s open to the public! There’s some nice little surprises thrown in...

Thanks for an awesome day!

Jays & Tash
Written 29 October 2019
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Scott W
Thank you so much for the great review! It was my pleasure sharing the amazing sights with you on my lava lot. There is something special exploring some of the newest ground on the planet. A special time for me as well spent with such wonderful guests. Aloha
Written 30 October 2019
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dw314
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Do this tour!!
If you don't do anything else on the big island, do this tour!! Scott is a walking encyclopedia of the place, and w
Nhodge88
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Scott is the real MVP
Scott was a blast! Extremely knowledgeable and told some incredible stories from the 2018 eruption that flowed thro
dingymon
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Great Tour, must do
Great personalised and informative tour. Scott knows the best places to go! Our guide was super easy to arrange o
Beth R
Beth R
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Awesome Trip through Volcanos National Park
Scott was amazing...he knows the park so well that while we were talking about different interests we had he would
KeenFamTreks
KeenFamTreks
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Highlight of our Vacation!
We experienced such a variety of things in the Hilo area with Scott. He gave us great recommendations as to where
saR3534WN
saR3534WN
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A Memorable Day
My friend and I did a tour with Apau Hawaii Tours in May of 2021. We explored lava flows from passed eruptions on t
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Lava lot tour to view Fissure 8
We did Scott’s lava lot tour to view Fissure 8. We were expecting a good view of Fissure 8, but it was so much mor
dingymon
dingymon
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Mother Nature up close and personal
Our family of 4 kids, 10 years to 20 years old, had a fantastic private tour. Our youngest loves geology and our s
TXLORA
TXLORA
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Best tour ever
Scott took us on a private tour that he let us customize. We were able to see only the places we were interested in
akdamd
akdamd
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Prepare to be blown away!
Tour Wow! Where to start... We booked Scott’s Kilauea eruption tour and we were absolutely amazed at the experience
bedenbl
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Customer Service Beyond Expectations
Although we did not get to go on our scheduled tour, I want to give a shout-out to Scott. Due to a medical emergenc
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Better late than never!
No, not Scott, he's always on time! It's me that's late getting round to writing this review. In fact I just signed
jonworld
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Lava enthusiast
So pleased we did a tour with Scott in the Volcanoes national park He told the story of the place in the context o
James T
James T
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A great Tour!
I really wanted to write a review that didn't echo what every one else has said and delayed for way too long. As
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