Earth and Space Science

Hawaii Volcano Tour Recommendations

I'm confident this wonderful list can recommend tours of the volcanos on Hawaii's big island.  I will be there in July and want to spend a couple of days at the volcanos.  Any suggestions on tours or tour guides?

Marteen Nolan
Marteen Nolan
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Aloha - when in July? And for how long? What do you want to do (tour / hike / car and short hikes? / Every Volcano? ) You can do a lot/most yourself - though I’d suggest using Hawaii Forest and Trails to get to near the summit of Hualalai. Are you more interested in the geology? Forests and birds? Ocean life? Astronomy? So, before I would recommend anyone, I’d need some more info :-) and I have been known to give an occasional tour (and we have an airBNB) I Live in Volcano, and teach at Ka’u High School. On a clear morning on the way to work, I can see Mauna Kea, drive close to the top of Kilauea and along the slopes of Mauna Loa… and teach Earth / Space Science, Chem, Physics, Physical Science, and Marine Science (it’s a small school) So - Let me know more - and I can suggest plenty of things to keep you busy. I’d suggest a week at a minimum for the Big Island, but 2+ would be better. Aloha - Ted=

Ted Brattstrom
Ted Brattstrom
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I was very fortunate to be able to do a workshop called the Astrobiology Laboratory Institute for Instructors (ALI'I) and we did a field trip to the big island and spent time at the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park https://www.britannica.com/place/Hawaii-Volcanoes-National-Park where we were able to see the volcanoes and lava tubes, walk on recent lava flows that melted the soles on my sneakers.  We also were able to tour through Mauna Kea and see the telescopes  http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis/visiting-mauna-kea/visiting-the-summit.html.  It was a wonderful experience and a place-based educational experience that I will never forget.  You can always go commercial but I would consider contacting the University of Hawai'i https://hilo.hawaii.edu/  at Hilo to get some suggestions as far as tours.

Have a great time!

 

jj

 

 

James Johnson
James Johnson
95268 Activity Points

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