Grand Circle Island Tour - Hawaii Island in Big Island, HI

Roberts Hawaii78-6831 Alii DriveKailua-Kona, Big Island, HI 96720
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Presented by Roberts Hawaii, the Grand Circle Island Tour of Hawaii Island offers an exciting experience for guests ages 4 and older. The tour offers stunning views of the Island of Hawaii’s black-sand beaches, sea turtles in their natural habitat, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Jaggar Museum, the Hawaii Volcano Observatory, Kilauea Iki Crater, Fern Tree Jungle, Parker Ranch and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kailua-Kona, Big Island Travel Experts
  • Wear sturdy walking shoes for various types of terrain.
  • Bring a light jacket, dress comfortably, and don’t forget a hat/sunglasses.
  • Lunch available for purchase, if desired.
  • Viewing and visiting conditions are dependent on National Park Service advisories.


from Grand Circle Island Tour - Hawaii Island
This daylong adventure is the perfect showcase for the Big Island’s most unique sights and locations. It’s a great way to explore this fascinating place.

There will be a stop at Royal Kona Coffee in the midst of the coffee-growing region. It’s a remarkable place of organic beauty. The lush coffee bean trees seem to spring up among the other island foliage. The area also overlooks Kealakekua Bay, offering spectacular views of its pristine waters.

Then visit lava fields where various shades of solidified lava reveal the entire island’s past volcanic activity. You’ll actually be able to see a distinct dividing line where the lava fields end and the lush farmland begins. While you enjoy the changing landscape, you’ll want to prepare yourself for a visit to the nearby is Punaluu Beach, the amazing black sand beach where sea turtles often nest.

Next, you’ll be on your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You’ll begin at the Kilauea Visitor Center and Volcano House. Be on the lookout for the active, smoldering crater nearby. Active volcanoes are still present and continuing to add to the landscape of dried lava flow. Here is also where you’ll find Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. If the conditions are safe, you’ll actually circle a crater when you ride along Crater Rim Drive.

Featured Attractions:
*denotes stops made
  • Kailua-Kona

  • Hamakua Macadamia Nut Farm

  • Rainbow Falls*

  • Imiloa Sky Garden - Lunch on own

  • Big Island Candies*

  • Volcanoes National Park*

  • Kilauea Visitor Center*

  • Volcano House*

  • Steam Bluffs and Crater Rim Drive

  • Kilauea Iki Crater*

  • Pu`u Pua`i Overlook

  • Laumanu Crater Overlook

  • Punaluu Black Sand Beach*

  • Royal Kona Coffee*

  • Additional Information:
    • Wear walking shoes, bring a light jacket and dress comfortably

    • Lunch available for purchase

    • Route may be modified due to National Park Advisories

    • Depart 7:30 am - 9:00 am (approx.)

    • Return 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm (approx.)

    *Your safety and comfort are our #1 priority. Tour highlights are subject to change without notice and may vary at tour driver discretion in order to take into account National Park Services advisories, weather advisories, traffic advisories, road closures and detours, venue hours of operation, etc… Tour features can change daily as we cannot predict weather and lava viewing conditions. Wear sturdy, covered walking shoes. Weather is unpredictable. Anticipate both sun and rain conditions.

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Julie S
Chicago, Illinois
"Big Island Retreat"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2019 NEW
My daughter and I recently stayed at the Big Island Retreat and couldn’t have been happier. The manager Gigi made us feel Like family. Not only did she invite us to share dinner with her and her other guests on the outside pavilion when we arrived, she continued to be so welcoming providing lots of information and suggestions for our entire stay. She was not intrusive, we sought her out and enjoyed talking to her. Our room was so comfortable and tastefully decorated. Many little touches that made the place so special. Would highly recommend and hope we’ll make it back there again.
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"Delightful place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019
The rooms were spacious, clean, a block from the ocean and beach. Gigi is an incredible host, Made sure we had everything we needed, made suggestions as to where to visit on the island and where to eat. It was our first trip to the high island and we will stay here when we return
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"This is paradise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 03, 2019
Everything about this location was perfect. The views included the ocean and jungle. We were lulled to sleep by the waves. The decor was perfect. Comfortable. Clean. Gigi, the host was incredible helpful and made sure our stay was perfect. I’d highly recommend this location for anyone.
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Kathy D
Salinas, California
"Unique Super Cute Hawaiian Style Accomodations"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 07, 2018
We stayed in the Luxury Suite on 3rd floor with ocean view. Very spacious charming Hawaiian style decor. Two outside lanai's with ocean views The beds were super comfortable. Large kitchen with everything you need including Food and drink Bag for the beach and outings. Gigi was very welcoming and gave us some good tips. Beach chairs, boogie boards & surf boards are available to use. It was very hot in Kona on this trip and the extra fans near the beds made a huge difference--we had no problem sleeping. This is a great location with a short walk to the snorkel beach and you don't hear all the traffic noise from Alii drive. There is a barbecue eating area and an outside shower. There is a washer and dryer to use for $2. Near a shopping center with groceries up the hill about a mile. So much better than a hotel or even a condo. Just so you know--the suite is open and above the other rooms---it was very quiet staying here. Although if you scream when a gecko falls on your head the other guests might hear you! Gigi called to see if everything was ok :) We really liked staying here.
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Natalie G
"Stunning accommodation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 30, 2018
We stayed for four nights and really loved our room (Sea View). The whole property is extremely well maintained and there's loads of additional equipment available to be used for free, for example: snorkels, cool boxes, beach towels, BBQ and so on. The location is great for both getting to the beach and town and we never got tired of the fantastic sunrises in our room every morning. Overall we can't recommend the accommodation enough!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Circle Island Tour - Hawaii Island

Will I see lava flow?
Lava flow sightings are not guaranteed. Surface lava flows may be present but may not be visible due to environmental conditions or time constraints. If conditions permit, walking/hiking on rough, uneven lava surfaces is involved.

What should I wear?
We recommend dressing comfortably for the weather conditions, wearing sturdy walking shoes, and bringing a light jacket in case of windy or chilly weather. In addition, wearing a hat and sunglasses will block the sun during portions of the tour.

Is lunch included?
No. However, lunch is available for purchase during the tour.

Can guests who require a wheelchair participate in the tour?
Yes, with the following notes and restrictions:

If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please include them under the “Have Special Needs” section at the time of booking. If you require a wheelchair accessible vehicle, the type of wheelchair must be included in the comments section when booking online or by directly calling Roberts Hawaii. Due to limited availability, we require that ADA vehicle reservations be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to date and time of service. We will make all reasonable attempts to accommodate the needs of disabled travelers.

Is hotel transportation available?
Yes. Please call the number on your e-Ticket after booking to reserve and confirm your hotel transportation for the tour.