KapohoKine Adventures - Evening Volcano Explorer (from Kona/Kohala)
Departing from the Kona side of the island, this sightseeing tour takes you to some of the most beautiful places on the Big Island, including a coffee farm, a winery, a unique black sand beach and a historical park.
From Kohala / Kona, travel south to the first stop of the day, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, a 420 acre ancient site that is home to temple platforms, fishponds and remnants of ancient life in Hawaii. Next, head up to Bay View Farm, situated on the slopes of Mauna Loa volcano just above beautiful Kealakekua Bay. Here, you'll get to see how coffee is being grown and learn all about the various processes that go into producing the world-famous Kona coffee. Sample 100% Kona coffee and enjoy a deli-style lunch at a gorgeous lookout point with stunning views of Kealakekua Bay and the Captain Cook Monument, which stands on the only sliver of British land in the United States! Cook is among the most famous British explorers and cartographers of all time. Sailing thousands of previously uncharted miles around the world, he met his tragic end right here on the Big Island.
Your adventure continues after a brief stop at the famous Painted Church, located in the southern part of the Big Island. This area is known for its beautiful views, alternating between stark lava flows and Hawaiian dry forest. We'll stop at the Punalu'u Bake Shop, the southernmost bakery in the United States. Here you can try the finest time-honored Hawaiian sweetbreads since 1991, or try some of their delicious cookies.
The tour then continues to Punalu'u Black Sand Beach. Lined with swaying coconut palms, the beach is a great spot for picture taking. Green sea turtles are frequently seen here as well, as they sun themselves right on the beach. Then it's on to the Volcano Winery, where you can sample up to eight different types of wines, varying from sweet to dry and all with a unique Hawaiian touch. They also have estate grown teas to taste. Soft drinks and water are included as well. After sampling beverages, enjoy a hearty Hawaiian-style BBQ lunch with a complimentary glass of your choice of Volcano Winery wine or other beverage. Finally, complete your sightseeing tour with a viewing of the current volcanic eruption if it's available from a safe distance before returning.
- Visit a coffee farm and sample 100% Kona coffee
- Visit Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
- See the famous Painted Church
- Stop at Punalu'u Bake Shop
- Visit Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
- Stop at Volcano Winery
- See the current volcanic eruption (if conditions permit)
- Picnic Style Lunch
- Hawaiian-style BBQ Dinner
- Coffee sampling at coffee farm
- Wine sampling at winery