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The Volcano Van Private Tours

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We are a personal and private tour provider serving all areas of the Big Island of Hawai'i, We allow our guests to get an up-close look at the Big Island's great volcanoes, including world famous Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth. Whether...more
73-1311 Onaona Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8639
+1 469-546-5282
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Reviewed yesterday

We celebrated our 35th anniversary on the Big Island and hands down the highlight was our day with Scott on a personalized Volcano Van tour. There was plenty of VOG when we arrived on the Island but Scott cleared the skies and we had a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome tour we had of the island. Scott was great- super nice, entertaining and, of course, knowledgeable! Can you say pyrocumulus? We had a blast on this tour- even though we didn't get to "poke it with a stick" since all the lava viewing locations...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 4 spent the day with Scott at the end of June. He was very personable and knowledgeable. He showed us places and things that we would have known little to nothing about otherwise and he made our trip to the big island...More

Thank RikaD35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though most of the park is closed, you will not be disappointed. Scott is Da Bomb! Northern route. Saw 4 of 5 Big Island Volcanoes. So much information...take notes! And have your camera ready! And yes, you will be where the action is! Saddle...More

1  Thank Jim V
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Awesome day we have been to the big island several times. Scott showed us things not on the map that we never knew existed. If you want a great tour and a great guide call Scott

Thank martin h
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

If you are worried about missing out on great sights because of the recent volcano eruptions and the park being closed, worry not! From the moment we first encountered Scott, it felt like we had known him forever. He has a warm, genuine personality and...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Just writing this review after a few months, but wanted to tell everyone that this is an excellent tour! We had a small group of four and joined another two for this tour. During our visit there was no active lava like there is now,...More

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Thank you Scott for spending the day with us showing us around your neck of the woods. Even though I had visited big island previously I had no idea how diverse and fascinating the place was. Rainforest one minute, lava field the next.... followed by...More

1  Thank Alex W
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Scott, you were amazing! Apologies it's been a few weeks writing this review, however I have to say you were one of the highlights of our trip. From the moment we stepped into the van (which is a new Toyota Sienna, contrary to the photo...More

Thank Isaiah M
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Scott gave us an excellent tour of the Big Island. Scott is super-knowledgeable and passionate about volcanos and the Big Island. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun. We visited the Waipio Valley Overlook and Akaka Falls. We stopped at Laupahoehoe park...More

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21 August 2017|
Response from beefandpotatoes | Reviewed this property |
The tour vehicle, as of Feb., 2017, is a minivan. The only way to get 6 into it is to ride with 3 in the last seat. That would be pretty uncomfortable for adults, but younger kids could probably adapt. As to the cost, visit... More
27 January 2016|
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Response from Cheryl R | Reviewed this property |
We booked an all day tour back in August. Scott asked us if there was anything specific we wanted to see, as I believe he is willing to build an itinerary around your "must see" list. It was not a shared tour though, it was... More
24 August 2015|
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Response from julie j | Reviewed this property |
We just booked online, we booked the day before, we hadn't had a reply so we called up to make sure we had the booking, Scott & his wife were great, so helpful, we can't wait to go back to Kona & go again!