Hilo Kilauea Walking Tour Excursion Reviews

Discover huge craters, verdant rainforest, and lava landscapes on a walking tour of the Kilauea volcano in Hilo.
Very interesting and exciting tour under normal conditions, but being in the Kilauea Iki Crater ...
Sail Date: April 2018
Very interesting and exciting tour under normal conditions, but being in the Kilauea Iki Crater when the Kilauea Caldera started to produce greater fume and to see the rock fall from the crater walls due to the 5.1 earthquake made this ... Read More
Very interesting and exciting tour under normal conditions, but being in the Kilauea Iki Crater when the Kilauea Caldera started to produce greater fume and to see the rock fall from the crater walls due to the 5.1 earthquake made this tour very exciting. Later at the Jaggar Observation Center and Museum, experiencing the 6.9 earthquake and seeing small cracks start to form in the cliff overlooking the Kilauea Caldera was even more exciting. It was a day to remember. The guides and the rangers had obviously trained for guest safety and I never felt like we were put in any danger. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Probably one of the most amazing things I've done in my life so far.
Sail Date: May 2017
Probably one of the most amazing things I've done in my life so far. Absolutely amazing.
Probably one of the most amazing things I've done in my life so far. Absolutely amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ashley was our excellent guide - fun, very skilled and knowledgeable!
Sail Date: April 2017
Ashley was our excellent guide - fun, very skilled and knowledgeable! First she drove us to a park area and we got out and looked, and made a few other stops. Then we went to the site where we walked the cooled lava fields to see where ... Read More
Ashley was our excellent guide - fun, very skilled and knowledgeable! First she drove us to a park area and we got out and looked, and made a few other stops. Then we went to the site where we walked the cooled lava fields to see where the molten lava flows into the ocean and creates a huge cloud of white smoke! Intermittently we could briefly see the pink/red lava itself. We had never seen or walked on a volcano so this was unforgettable. Be aware that it's a long, hot hike (almost 5 miles round trip) and rain is possible, so wear sun protection! Walking back to the van is uphill!! It's worth it though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a memorable day.
Sail Date: April 2016
This was a memorable day. Yes, it was expensive but we saw things we'll never have the chance to see again. We hiked down into Kilauea then across the crater and back up again. It was great! Afterwards the bus stopped at a ... Read More
This was a memorable day. Yes, it was expensive but we saw things we'll never have the chance to see again. We hiked down into Kilauea then across the crater and back up again. It was great! Afterwards the bus stopped at a waterfall as well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
If you've never hiked down into, across and up out of a volcanic crater this is an excellent ...
Sail Date: April 2013
If you've never hiked down into, across and up out of a volcanic crater this is an excellent adventure. I will point out that it is listed as strenous and they mean it! So, before you book this get to the gym and get in shape so you ... Read More
If you've never hiked down into, across and up out of a volcanic crater this is an excellent adventure. I will point out that it is listed as strenous and they mean it! So, before you book this get to the gym and get in shape so you can fully appreciate the magnitude of where you are and what you're doing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked a local tour through Vavoom Volcano Tour to hike the Kilauea crater floor.
Sail Date: November 2012
We booked a local tour through Vavoom Volcano Tour to hike the Kilauea crater floor. I found them through yelp reviews. Lori was the one who gave us a tour and fortunate for us, it turned out to be a private tour because we were the only ... Read More
We booked a local tour through Vavoom Volcano Tour to hike the Kilauea crater floor. I found them through yelp reviews. Lori was the one who gave us a tour and fortunate for us, it turned out to be a private tour because we were the only ones who booked the crater floor hike that day. It was really cool to see the crater from the top, then hike down to the crater, then across. We also roasted marshmellows at the bottom of the crater on the steam vents. Hiking back up was a killer though. We both felt like we were still rocking side to side like we're on the boat, and that's what made the last part of the hike extra difficult. All in all, this was an awesome experience! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This day was very unusually hot at the crater, which made the hike extremely strenuous.
Sail Date: September 2012
This day was very unusually hot at the crater, which made the hike extremely strenuous. We were given one small bottle of water to do us for the 7 hrs, so we were very glad we brought our own bottles as well. There has not been any red ... Read More
This day was very unusually hot at the crater, which made the hike extremely strenuous. We were given one small bottle of water to do us for the 7 hrs, so we were very glad we brought our own bottles as well. There has not been any red lava viewed here for over 2 yrs, so be aware that you are pretty much just going to see steam vents and lava rock formations. The lunch of wraps, chips and cookies were adequate. There were 3 guides from the tour company Arnott's that drove us there in small buses and were we're then combined into one group for the hike. Alan was obviously the most senior and most knowledgable, then Mike who was a bit grumpy and not too happy with the high temperature of the day (though he always managed to find himself a little shaded spot, while the rest of us were left out in the sun to hear his occasional tidbits), then there was James from Kentucky - enough said. This was my least favorite excursion of all the ports. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International