The price listed is for the entire van for up to 10 people. We live in Volcano and we are both National Park Certified Interpretive Guides so you are getting the best experience. Out of the 3 1/3 hours we are driving for only about 50-55 minutes.
We created this activity to make learning about volcanoes budget and family-friendly. There is so much to learn in the Park and so much to see it would be difficult to know how to prioritize if you are on your own. Ride along in our Mercedes van and see video footage of past eruptions. This tour is customized to your and your group's interests. There are easy hikes and more difficult hikes, there is a lot to see and do if you have a little help with your options.
Give you and your family an exciting experience you will remember and get more out of the National Park than you would if you were on your own!
* Dresscode: LAYERS and raincoats, mountain weather can change 20 degrees in ONE morning. We only provide raincoats for adults. *
Free photos of you and your family/group only.
National Park Certified Interpretive Guide
What's Not Included
Free to get in with a National Park Pass or pay the Park directly for $30/car good for 7 days.
We reserve the right to end a tour if this is not a private group (happened 11-27-21).
TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120
As the Big Island’s #1 Private Tour Company, we have an obvious advantage, we ONLY do private tours and we have always specialized in only private, custom tours.
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Regular temperature checks for staff
Specialized infant seats are available
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
After entering the Park, and passing the booths, the first building on the right is the Visitor Center, look for a Mercedes van that says Big Island VIP. https://goo.gl/maps/7oNjFwvdZbFWQ1np8
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Awesome tour guy
We enjoyed the tour, skyler knew about the mountain, flowers, trees, and history of the volcano. He was awesome, but we would say that he work on not just turning off the van tv and let his people know that he is about to turn off the tv with a pause on it. Other then that Beautiful experience with Beautiful Photos. Will be back again.
Incredible knowledge-filled adventure
Excellent tour guide. He’s very knowledgeable and very flexible. He’s happy to adjust the route based on what you want to see whilst taking into account factors like group size and group physicality.
Great trip for anyone!
Skylar was an excellent, very informative guide. Was able to see active lava flow. This was a great trip!!
Had the best tour guide!
This Tour was amazing and a huge shoutout to Skylar for going above and beyond in our tour! I give this tour 11/10!
Family fun and educational
We enjoyed an abundance of insider information. The kids, 5 and 7 years were informed and entertained, no easy task. The morning was so much more than we could have done on our own.
Great tour! And Dash is a great guide!
Dash, our guide, was friendly, smart, and engaging. He responded to questions with great insight. We learned things we never would have learned but for Dash's excellent guidance. We've hired guided tours on four continents and this is the best guided tour we've had. Great folks - great tour - fascinating location!
Definitely a must!
Big Island VIP was outstanding and worth every penny! Jodi (owner) was our main guide for this tour and she was outstanding and provided excellent volcano/island history. My wife and I like private tours, as we don't want to just "see" something, but we want to learn about it as well. Jodi didn't disappoint us on this, as she was able to answer my many (probably annoying) questions. This tour was definitely one of the high points of our vacation. Thank you for the excellent tour!
Wonderful morning viewing the Kilaeua lava crater.
My friend Nelson and I met up with Jodi and Dash as scheduled. After a short walk into the park, our view of the lava crater was spectacular......much better than either of us expected (even though we were about a mile away). Jodi and Dash proved to be very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful guides and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with them. The van we drove in was comfortable and they even provided snacks and water. We were very impressed and would have no hesitation in recommending this tour to others.
Amazing tour packed with awesome information and lots of FUN
This was such an awesome tour! Our guide, Skylar, was very knowledgeable! He spent a lot of time explaining the background of the entire area, and took us to some amazing places in the park. He answered all of our questions, and also offered tons of extra information. The three hours flew by and was tons of fun. I would definitely recommend this tour!!
Kilauea Volcano VIP Treatment
This tour exceeded my expectations and they were high to begin with. The owners, Jodi and Rob, flexed with our unanticipated schedule change, suggested an earlier Park visit to get a better view of the Kilauea Volcano, provided interesting and knowledgeable content on volcanic activity and local eruption history, added great insight on plant and animal life in the park, made frequent viewing stops, and overall made the tour super enjoyable.
The Kilauea eruption is one of the most incredible sights I have seen. Big Island VIP got us setup and in the best location and time for viewing the activity.
They took to a of photos of our park visit and made them easily and quickly accessible.