Saltwater Soul
Kailua Kona

T: 808.493.9310

75-5707 Ali'i Drive Suite B
Kailua Kona HI 96740

T: 808.493.9310

Volcano Express Nighttime Kona Departure

This tour is the perfect quick route to pick up some sweet treats and see the volcano at night.

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The Perfect Quick Route to See the Volcano at Night!


8 Hours (Approximately 2:45PM-11PM)

For their comfort, this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5.


“We just want to see the volcano!” This tour is the perfect quick route to pick up some sweet treats and see the volcano at night. This quick volcano adventure is perfect for families, guests not needing fancy dinners, or for guests that are here for only a short time. You’ve come to the Big Island to see the volcano, let’s go!

This tour leaves from parking lot at Target in Kailua-Kona near McDonald’s

2:30 PM-2:45 PM All Kona/Keauhou Hotel Pick Ups meet at Target in Kona
4:15 PM- 4:35 PM Punalu’u Bake Shop + Restroom Break
6:00 PM-7:30 PM Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Chain of Craters Road Lookouts, Steam Vents, and views of the New Halemau’mau Crater. Grab-and- Go express dinner included
7:30 PM-8:30 PM Kilauea Caldera Nighttime Glow Eruption Permitting
9:40 PM-10:00 PM Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area + Restroom Break
Approx.11:15 PM Kona Target Return
Timing, Locations and Menu Subject to Change

What to Expect:
This adventure takes you directly to the Kilauea Volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. While we make a few brief stops on the way, we want to maximize your day to keep the focus on the volcano. This express trip enables us to spend the most time in the park without spending too much time on tour. Catered meals, park fees, and private access to some of the island’s treasures are included. Our National Park certified guides will invite you to relax, put away your GPS, and enjoy the scenery of the Big Island.

What is Served:
Grab-and-Go Express Dinner:
Hot and cold drink service, gourmet snack basket, and a grab-and-go turkey wrap with chips, and a pecan tart served at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Seasonal menu is subject to change.
Vegan and vegetarian options available.

Dinner is included in the tour, but Kailani Tours recommends having a hearty lunch prior to departure. Snacks and drinks are available multiple times throughout the tour.

This tour is for guests 5 years and older. It is designed as a sight-seeing tour and is very low impact. Passengers traveling with a wheelchair or walker are more than welcome to join our tour. Kailani Tours Hawaii’s spacious Mercedes passenger vans provide the ultimate in comfort for guests hoping to avoid large 50 passenger vans and want a more personal and authentic Hawaiian Experience.

Points of Interest:
South route towards Punalu’u with views of South Point, Punalu’u Bake Shop, Mauna Loa, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Thurston Lava Tube, Steam Vents, and Kilauea Caldera Lookouts.

What Kailani Tours Provides:
An English-speaking driver/guide, Mercedes 14 passenger mini-coach, a gourmet snack basket, bottled water, a variety of sodas and juices, hot beverages, lavender scented hot & cold towel service, umbrellas and lightweight jackets in the event of rain, and a grab-and-go picnic dinner. This tour has a maximum of 13 passengers to provide plenty of headroom in the cabin and comes with a state-of-the-art audio and visual public address package.
If anyone in your party has dietary restrictions that are not indicated in your reservation, please contact our team at least 24 hours prior to departure at 808-938-4057.

What to Bring:
Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, close-toed shoes, and camera or smart phone. We recommend bringing a small backpack or tote bag for your personal items as there is plenty of room in our spacious cabin.

What to Wear:
Although Hawaii is home to the endless summer, there are places and times where the temperature can drop substantially. Weather can change dramatically from hot and humid to cool and wet conditions. Sunscreen and/or bug spray should be applied well before joining the tour. Kailani Tours Hawaii requires wearing comfortable closed-toe footwear. A hat and sunglasses are optional but highly recommended. Most guests bring a light jacket and/or long pants.
You can see the 10-day forecast for Volcanoes National Park here.

Tour description and itinerary is subject to change. Due to the topographical and weather changes that have recently affected the tour area, some attractions and sites may be unreachable or unsafe to visit. Park officials have recently reopened Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with several restrictions as they continue to make repairs. Park officials have been known to restrict entry without notice. Kailani Tours Hawaii will not issue refunds caused by park restrictions.