Private VIP Adventure from Kona or Waikoloa

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Big Island of Hawaii, USA

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A private VIP tour around the island focusing on Volcanoes National Park.
Adventure and Fun with a Geologist as your guide to the most active volcano in the world!

The ONLY Volcano Tours owned and guided by professional Geologists with a greater level of interpretation.

Want to explore, walk, or hike around the Big Island with a professional geologist and explore places usual guests and even locals do not get to see, Join us for an adventure of a lifetime with remarkable memories and FUN!
We are private, exclusive, and cater to our customers.



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10 reviews

Average 5.00 out of 5 stars based on 10 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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matta576, Sep 2022 Verified
We booked the private tour, so Zane called us a few days ahead of the tour to get to know our family and to talk about our options for the private tour, lunch preferences and overall logistics for the day. We had a multi-generation group (with ages ranging 5 to 75) and Zane planned a day that was fun and accessible for all. We saw waterfalls, the volcano National park, farmers markets and got to enjoy some amazing malasadas!Kilaeua’s eruptions were active during our visit to the crater rim. As a professional geologist, Zane is very knowledgeable on the volcano, but he explained what we were seeing in a way that everyone could understand. He helped each of us with the binoculars so we could see the eruptions. The kids loved exploring the lava tube and the gift shop at the lunch stop was a real hit! Lunch at a sit down restaurant is included in the tour price.We simply could not be happier with how the day turned out. Highly recommend!!
Jeremy K, Aug 2022 Verified
We cannot say enough good things about our experience! We decided to do the private VIP tour instead of the group tour, since we were a little worried about being in a van with other travelers in the world of covid. It was a little more expensive for our family of 4, but the personalization made it well worth the splurge! First, our guide, Zane, was awesome! He customized our trip to make sure it included the things we would find most interesting. It was truly special and educational having a trained geologist lead our trip and teach us about the different kinds of lava flows and answer all the volcano questions from the kids (and mostly me, lol). The tour included a sit-down lunch (compared to most tours that offer a picnic lunch, which could be challenging if it is raining, which it does often!). Zane was also super nice, and gave many suggestions for things to do on the rest of our trip. A truly memorable experience, and highly recommended. Would give 6 starts if we could!
Golfnutts, Apr 2022 Verified
What a wonderful day. Zane picked us up 6:30am sharp (our choice) and we started a journey through the starkness of the volcanic lava fields, to the tropical rain forests and back again. We chose a private tour so we could adjust to things that interested us and could skip those we had seen elsewhere. That worked great. Started early also allowed Zane to get us to locations that get crowded before the crowds were there. Delightful. The most important part of our choice of Hawaii Geo Tours was Zane's experience and knowledge about what we were seeing. I've seen a number of volcanoes but never "knew" about the different types of lava which varied depending on speed of the flow, distance from the start, the temperature at a given get the picture. Fascinating to see the differences and different properties. We had a wonderful day and got to see a LOT of the Big Island. HIGHTLY recommended. Mahalo Zane.
marlar179, Apr 2022 Verified
This was probably the highlight of my trip. It was a full day’s adventure from Kona to Hilo and back. It included the Akaka Falls State State Park and Volcanoes National Park. Our guide Zane was knowledgeable and we had amazing experiences with vistas, lava flows, flora, and volcanoes. Weather cooperated and we had a good view of the caldera from the rim and even saw spurts and splashes of lava.
gulch65, Mar 2022 Verified
Of the three tour companies I booked on my trip to the Big Island, Hawaii Geo Tours was the winner, no contest, beating out some more established competitors. Hawaii Geo Tours is owner operated by 2 geologists and certified tour guides, Erik and Zane. If you want someone to explain the geology, flora and fauna , these are the guys. On my tour with Zane we made at least 5 different stops within Volcanoes National Park (highlight is Kilauea Caldera) , plus another 6 or 7 outside the park. I was able to see Waipio Valley, Kahuna Falls, a few epic ocean lookouts with rock arches, explore lava tubes plus catch the beautiful sunset on the drive home. I decided to skip the coffee farm to spend more time in other areas, but you can decide what particular areas you want to visit on a private tour. Also, the price of the tour includes a sit down lunch at a nice restaurant plus all the snacks and drinks you want. Everything is first class, including the clean Mercedes Sprinter vans. Zane takes great pictures and videos and shares then via Dropbox after the tour. Whether you book a private tour with your own group or go with the regular tour, I am sure you will be happy you chose Hawaii Geo Tours, I certainly was.
S H, Oct 2021 Verified
A must tour experience! Such an incredible day. What is unique about This tour, is how much you learn about the island formation and the flexibility in where he takes you! We traveled with friends and booked the VIP tour…if you can swing it, definitely put Geotours on your itinerary! Erik will not disappoint. You can see that he is passionate about the island and what he does. Mingled well with our group, lots of laughs, great energy and had a BLAST!!!
Christopher_K, Sep 2021 Verified
This day long adventure was excellent. Being able to go on a private tour allowed us to make tweaks to the itinerary the day of the adventure: we opted not to get coffee and were able to adjust the schedule to fit in 13 distinct stops in a little under 12 hours. Exploring two different lava tubes, purchasing apple bananas at a farmer's market in Hilo, walking along a black sand beach, hiking through a lava field, and much more was done. None of it felt rushed. Our guide Zane knows more interesting spots and facts about both geology and Volcanoes National Park than we could ever possibly fit into a day, and he brought his camera along so we basically didn't need to take photos ourselves. I highly recommend this trip.
Jaime P, Sep 2021 Verified
Zane was awesome. He customized our tour with the things we wanted to do and he is very knowledgeable. We'll worth the time and money.
toddandmini, Sep 2021 Verified
We did a private tour with Zane in July with pickup in Volcano and spending the entire day in the national park (we had lots of days to spend elsewhere). It was excellent, and I would highly recommend. The tour company is owner-operated, meaning they take their quality and service very seriously. Zane is very knowledgeable about the park. He timed our experience per the weather, knowing that we would be better off heading down to the coast first and then returning after the skies had cleared. He's very fleet of foot and managed to keep it very interesting for my 18 year old adventurous boy. My daughter and husband were right behind him, and I was happy to keep up. The ability to tailor and respond to the family is excellent. I'm sure he'd keep it at a low challenge level for any group as required. As a bonus, if was wonderful that he could take photos of all of us from all vantage points! It was exactly what we were hoping for!
Michael, Aug 2021 Verified
Eric is incredibly knowledgeable about the geology of the Hawaiian islands. He is also very nice and great with kids. My kids learned a ton in one trip with Eric. I would give him 6 stars if I could!

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