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Hawaii Adventures Now

Waimea, HI, USA
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About Hawaii Adventures Now
In our brand new Mercedes Sprinter Passenger van, we’ll drive over Saddle Road (2033 m. in elevation) through Parker Ranch, between the largest volcanoes in the road (Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa), and make a brief stop at Mauna Kea State Park for a light lunch. From there, we’ll continue along the Saddle and drop down into the historic town of Hilo. The first stop in Hilo is Rainbow Falls! Experien
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Deluxe Daytime Volcano Guided Charter (Cruise Ship or Hilo Hotel)

Tour the highlights of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in just one day with this guided tour from the Kona and Waikoloa areas. Head out in a luxury van for a drive along the historic Saddle Road, walk on Mauna Loa’s most recent lava field, see lava rummaging below a crater rim, and more, all with the insight provided by a local guide. Additional stops at a cookie factory, Rainbow Falls, and the historic town of Hilo round-out your trip. Tour concludes with star-lit dinner between two volcanoes before transfer back to your hotel.
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6 to 10 hours
from US$1,286.90

Party Bus to Stargazing

Party your way up and back to the Mauna Kea / Mauna Loa range in the Big Island Party Bus for an evening of fun seeing the stars at the best and most consistent viewing spot on the island.     At our selected spots, enjoy a narrated tour of the night sky, major constellations, planets, galaxies. Our guides will set up telescopes and binoculars and walk you through the highlights of the Hawaiian Night Sky.  Enjoy hot chocolate, coffee or tea and use our jackets (provided, since you didn't think you'd need them in Hawaii). Your chances of seeing a shooting star, the Milky Way and stars that you may have never seen are awesome in the middle of the Pacific, which is why Mauna Kea has so many world class observatories.  And the bus ride itself is an event.   Our "late bus" can be a wild party.   Leave the driving to us if you've had a few drinks at dinner...no problem!  Our rocking sound system will make the ride itself an event.
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3 to 4 hours
from US$154.64

Deluxe Big Island Mercedes Guided Tour to Anywhere

Create your ideal, private tour with a deluxe Mercedes van charter. Choose from a number of existing itineraries, or work with your guide to craft your perfect custom tour. Arrange to see the Big Island’s volcanoes, beaches, waterfalls, hiking trails and more. Or depending on your tastes, book to visit local macadamia nut farms, learn about native Hawaiian wildlife, or visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It’s up to you on this fully customizable, full-day, private tour.
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3 to 10 hours
from US$1,240.00
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Glen wrote a review Feb 2020
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I started off the New Year in 2020 with a couple great hikes in Hawaii! I joined a tour with Mike Nelson of Hawaii Adventures Now! I am happy to say that my decision to tag along with Mike was definitely one of the best decisions for the entire year! Mike Nelson is an outstanding guide and an expert on the Big Island. He made our 9 mile trek an extraordinary experience. The day was full of local history, plant and fruit identification, mythical stories of the ancient Hawaiian Gods and Goddesses and a history lesson regarding the Kings and Queens of the Ancient Kingdom. As a bonus, he told us the entire story of how Captain Cook was killed on the shores of the Big Island more than a century ago. He took us to two volcanoes. Both of which are still active but taking a respite. In addition to it all, he took us to amazing restaurants with the freshest fish available and good solid local food and drink. Not only did we have a great outdoor experience, at the end of the tour, I felt like I could fake being a local with all the knowledge he gave us. Five Stars! Thank you so much Mike!! P.S. Mike is also a talented polyglot. Don’t forget to ask Mike to teach you some local Hawaiian pidgin and Japanese if you wish! ハワイ・アドベンチャー・ナウのマイク・ネルソンのツアーに参加しましたことによって私の2020年の新年はハワイで最高なハイキングで始まりました。これは間違いなく今年の最高な経験の一つです。マイクは優れたガイドで、ハワイ島の専門家です。彼は2つの火山(現在は休火山らしい)にも連れて行ってくれ、14.5 kmのトレッキングを忘れられない体験にしてくれました。ツアー中もローカルの歴史、植物や果物の識別、古代ハワイの神と女神の物語や古代王国の王と女王に関する歴史などいっぱい教えてもらい、おまけに、1世紀以上前にハワイ島の海岸で起こったクック船長の殺害についても詳しく語ってくれました。レストランも、新鮮な魚やローカルの食べ物と飲み物がある素敵な場所に連れて行ってもらい、この日は最高なアウトドア体験ができ、ツアーの最後にはマイクが教えてくれ情報で、ローカル人に成りきれる感じがしました。Five Stars! マイク、ありがとう!! 追加情報:マイクは才能あるマルチリンガルです。マイクに地元ハワイのピジン語と日本語を教えてもらってください。
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Ann Martin wrote a review Jan 2020
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What a fabulous experience-truly the highlight of our trip to the Big Island! This was an incredible way to get exercise. Mike’s extensive knowledge of trails, plants, wildlife, topography, history, languages and people made this an amazing day. We stopped at family farms to sample the best coffee, honey and macadamia nuts ever, and the lunch and dinner restaurants were wonderful. This was my second trip with Mike, and I’m ready to sign up again. Thank you, Mike! You’re a treasure.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ChiefAdventureGuide, Manager at Hawaii Adventures Now
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Mahalo nui loa for your kind comments. Yes, we had a blast on your tour despite the weather being less than ideal. What a great group, and handing out with you on the volcano was so much fun! So glad we were able to show you the best parts of the big island. Can’t wait for you to come back!
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Stephanie C wrote a review Jan 2020
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions
We had the best day with Mike doing the craters hiking tour! Amazing way to get introduced to the island, learn about some history and take in beautiful nature while getting a good workout! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone adventurous, we saw steaming volcano craters that you can only get to with a verified guide, hiked through jungle, visited a black sand beach, learned about wildlife, and walked along a crater floor. Mikes knowledge about the island and local secrets was superb. Food was great too. What an experience!! Thanks Mike for an unforgettable day!!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ChiefAdventureGuide, General Manager at Hawaii Adventures Now
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Mahalo nui loa for the kind words. So glad that we were able to provide you a great tour dperience on the big island. It’s our pleasure to share with you the most amazing parts of this island, and we can’t wait to see you next year on the big island, hopefully with more ideal weather!
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Andrew N wrote a review Dec 2019
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Mike Nelson is a fabulous guide. Cannot recommend this tour highly enough. The trip is fairly strenuous, and I wouldn't recommend it to people not already in okayish shape. You don't need to be a super athlete or anything, but if you can't walk for roughly 4 hours on a variety of surfaces, up and downhill, at a brisk pace, maybe consider a less challenging tour. As for the actual tour, it was EXACTLY what my wife and I were looking for. Breathtaking sights, a nice workout walking, good conversation with the guide and other guests, lunch and dinner included, and transportation that was very accommodating. Just perfect. I prefer this tour over a helicopter tour because you see plenty of amazing views, but you actually traversing and feeling the landscape around you.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from ChiefAdventureGuide, General Manager at Hawaii Adventures Now
Responded 26 Dec 2019
Mahalo nui for the kind comments. It was our true pleasure to be able to show you some of the very best spots on this island. We sincerely hope to have a chance to see you again next time you are on the big island of Hawaii. Great guests like you make our hikes fun for everyone!
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giuseffij wrote a review Nov 2019
West Palm Beach, Florida57 contributions22 helpful votes
The triple crater tour is an excellent choice. Hike the crater floors of two of the Bog Islands most active volcanoes, with steam vents and a reminders of their recent activity. The diversity of the topography is incredible, while one crater feels like a walk on the moon, the second begins and exits through beautiful tropical rain forests. The hike itself is great, but, made so much better by the guide Mike. Knowledgeable, friendly, concerned and by days end you feel like you have been lifetime friends. Food stops are very good and the convenience of hotel pickup awesome. We arrived during a stagnant tropical low, which resulted in non-stop rain in the National Park for nearly a week. The company left the choice up to us whether to risk the weather or not when the forecast remained questionable. We lucked out and it was one of the best weather days of the month. Company has great integrity ! Do not miss this opportunity.
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Response from ChiefAdventureGuide, Manager at Hawaii Adventures Now
Responded 20 Nov 2019
Mahalo Nui Loa for the nice comments. We strive hard to ensure everyone has a great day on our tours, and we are glad we were able to satisfy your group. Please come back again and next time, let’s do a different course!
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