Best Things to Do on a Big Island Volcano Tour

Big Island helicopter tour

If you’re interested in learning about the history and geology of the amazing island nation of Hawaii, you simply need to embark on a Big Island volcano tour. While exploring Big Island, you’ll bear witness to vast, active volcanoes that have literally shaped the nation of Hawaii over the past million years or so. Best of all, you can soak up these volcanoes via walking, driving, or a helicopter ride over the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Moreover, scenic views are just a part of the adventure.

At Pearl Harbor Tours Oahu, we take great pride in organizing some of the most highly reviewed Big Island volcano tours in Hawaii. Book a guided tour with us, and you’ll gain in-depth knowledge about these fascinating islands that we call home. Keep reading below to learn about some of the highlights of the Big Island.

Don’t Miss These Highlights on Your Big Island Volcano Tour

Here’s what you can expect to see, do, and experience on a Big Island volcano tour:

1. Kīlauea Visitor Center

Visit the Kīlauea Visitor Center between 9 am to 5 pm to listen to ranger talks and watch a 25-minute movie that introduces you to the main features and attractions of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Inside the visitor center, you can pick up maps that detail the park’s best hiking routes, gain an insight into the latest eruption updates, book tours, and much more.

2. Kīlauea Overlook

Kīlauea Overlook

From the scenic Kīlauea Overlook, you can take in the breath-taking view of the glowing lava lake that rests inside the Halemaʻumaʻu crater. When you lay your eyes on this natural spectacle, you’ll understand why the crater is one of the park’s best-known attractions. Other viewpoints include Waldron Ledge, the Old Crater Rim Drive, and the Wahinekapu (Steaming Bluff).

3. Nahuku – Thurston Lava Tube

Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube

If walking through a subterranean cave formed by ancient flows of lava sounds interesting to you, you won’t regret heading over to the Nahuku – Thurston Lava Tube, which is easily accessible via a 20-minute walk through a fern forest from the Kīlauea Iki parking lot. The cave is illuminated throughout the day. If you’re feeling daring, keep your eyes peeled for overnight visiting opportunities, when you can experience the caves in pitch black.

4. Volcano Center Art Gallery

There’s no shortage of natural phenomena to see on Big Island, so when you need a break from the outdoors, browse the collection of art inside the Volcano Art Center Gallery. Situated in a historic converted house, the gallery is home to an eclectic range of works by emerging artists from the local area.

Book Your Big Island Volcano Tour Today

As you can see from above – volcanoes may be the highlights of a Big Island volcano tour, but there’s plenty more to see and do on Hawaii’s largest island. Do you want to make the most of every second of your visit to this incredible destination? Book your Big Island volcano tour with Pearl Harbor Tours Oahu, and we’ll make sure your getaway leaves a lasting imprint.