Top Experiences in Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach


Malahini Tours

Volcanoes National Park - from Kona

USD 349.95

Get the most out of your time in Hilo by having a local driver get you to the most popular attractions on Hawaii island. Get all your questions answered and have a new friend by the end of the day.

Customization for this tour is available if communicated prior to tour and within tour duration.

Mindful Meditation & Dharma Talks Tours

Private Mindful Meditation and Dharma Talks in Hilo, USA

USD 149

We are visiting a variety of the most beautiful and inspiring locations that the Big Island has to offer. At each location guests can either practice on their own (meditation gear provided, e.g. hammock, towels & blankets, giant bubble maker, etc,) or can participate in an interactive Dharma Talk about Mindful Meditation & the significance of Being Silent. We bring inspirational toys like giant bubble makers, or create Mandalas out of rocks, leaves or balance rocks on the beach. The program is aiming to establish one’s own Mindful Practice and being able to continue and nurture the practice afterwards. Dharma Talks are optional and custom tailored to the group at hand.

History with Action

Oahu, Kauai, and Maui Self-Guided Audio Tours

USD 39.99

Ready for a trip through paradise? This bundle includes tours of Hawaii’s most beautiful islands: O’ahu, Kauai, and Maui. Experience Honolulu’s rich culture, explore jungles so lush they appeared in Jurassic Park, and catch some sun on the best beaches in the world. Plus, dig into the fascinating history behind the Kingdom of Hawaii! Each island is packed with waterfalls, incredible vistas, and unforgettable hiking trails, and this bundle will make sure you get the most out of your Pacific vacation!

After booking, you can check your email before downloading the Tour Guide App by Action, enter your unique password, and access your tour. The preceding steps require good internet/wifi access. Simply follow the audio instructions and the route from there.

This is not an entrance ticket. Check opening hours before your visit.

New, extra validity — now, it’s yours for an entire year! Use multiple times over multiple trips!

Big Island VIP

Black sand beach, Winery (or coffee) and Volcanoes National Park

USD 1695

We have lava 9/10/23!! This custom private tour starts at the Hilo Port or any Hilo location. If driving over from Kona/Waikoloa we can meet at Target. We have pricing based on the size of the group.

You will see the Best of the Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls, Japanese Gardens, the most famous black sand beach Punaluʻu and possible turtles! For other optional stops see below.

With Private Tours you have the ability to spend more time seeing what you want. If there are things you want to see please get in touch with me. I am happy to modify tours based on your needs.

Optional Stops/Sights and frequently requested are listed below. We can usually fit 1 to 4 of the Optional stops depending on time:
* Volcano Winery (usually about an hour, $10 and $20 flights) OR Hilo Coffee Farm (free tastings)
* Orchid Farm or Big Island Candies

This is a 7.5 Hour Tour so it is possible to see all these locations with this tour and we guarantee to get you back on the Ship on time.

Hawaii Geo Tours

Waikoloa Small-Group Volcanoes NP Geologist-led Tour

USD 239

We are a small company of only two Geologists that have the drive and inspiration to teach Hawaii's geological past along with all the other forms of this islands beauty. We have included David to the team, a guide of almost ten years on the big island, who has a wide breadth of knowledge and passion about all aspects of this island.

Hawaii Geo Tours

Big Island of Hawaii Private Tour of Volcanoes National Park

USD 2385

A private VIP tour around the island focusing on Volcanoes National Park.
Adventure and Fun with a Geologist as your guide to the most active volcano in the world!

The ONLY Volcano Tours owned and guided by professional Geologists with a greater level of interpretation.

Want to explore, walk, or hike around the Big Island with a professional geologist and explore places usual guests and even locals do not get to see, Join us for an adventure of a lifetime with remarkable memories and FUN!
We are private, exclusive, and cater to our customers.

Hawaii Geo Tours

Kona Small-Group Volcanoes National Park Tour

USD 239

We are a small company of only two Geologists that have the drive and inspiration to teach Hawaii's geological past along with all the other forms of this islands beauty. We have included David to the team, a guide of almost ten years on the big island, who has a wide breadth of knowledge and passion about all aspects of this island.

Kailani Tours Hawaii

Big Island Highlights: Coffee, Volcano, Black Sands & Waterfall

USD 308.6

On this all-inclusive tour, we’ve planned out everything on your behalf so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights of the Big Island! This day-long tour includes sights such as a Kona Coffee Farm, a majestic Hawaiian waterfall, and a visit to the iconic Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Traveling in a luxury Sprinter with ample leg-room, this is the best way to see the Big Island. Each stop ensures ample time to relish in the food, culture, and scenery of Hawai’i.

You deserve the best! You deserve Kailani Tours!

Big Island Backroad Adventures

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park All-Inclusive Private Tour

USD 2195

Book an unforgettable private tour that will take you into the heart of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. From all the main highlights within the park to the lesser seen areas, your tour will go far beyond any experience with the bigger companies.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve, this iconic park is a must see while in Hawaii. Experience two of the world’s most active volcanoes, critically endangered wildlife and some of the most unique geological, biological and cultural landscapes on earth.

Your exceptional naturalist will provide guided interpretation during your entire tour experience.

Upon booking your tour, one of our guides will contact you to discuss custom options we have available for your tour. Whether you’d like to spend more time star gazing, enjoy more time at our private waterfall location, or enjoy an extended guided hike, we’re here to make this experience memorable and most importantly – ALL ABOUT YOU!

Big Island Backroad Adventures

Big Island Private Tour

USD 2195

Are you interested in seeing all the major highlights on the Big Island in just one day? This full circle tour takes you and your group on a private adventure to some of the most spectacular and unique places on the Big Island of Hawaii. From incredible waterfalls to rugged coastline, tropical rainforests to active volcanoes, sub-alpine dry forest to black sand beaches; experience one of the most ecologically diverse islands on planet earth – ALL IN A SINGLE DAY!

On this in-depth tour of the Big Island you’ll experience the island’s main attractions: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, An Authentic Kona Coffee Farm, the southernmost bakery in the United States (famous for their delicious Malasadas), breathtaking Punalu‘u black sand beach, iconic waterfalls in the Hilo area, the rugged and beautiful Hamakua coast, views of Waipio Valley, Waimea and the unique sub-alpine dry forest.

Upon booking your tour, one of our guides will contact you to discuss custom tour options !

Shaka Guide Tour Apps

Big Island Bundle: Five Self-Drive Audio Guide Tours

USD 29.99

Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. This Big Island Tour Bundle comes with five socially-distanced audio driving tours:

• South Island Epic Coastal Journey (8-10 hour tour)
• North Island Jungle Adventure Loop (8-10 hour tour)
• Kona Big Kahuna Loop (4-6 hour tour)
• Kohala Coast and Backcountry Tour (3-5 hour tour)
• Volcanoes National Park Tour (6-8 hour tour)

The app uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn navigation to historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches and scenic hikes with stories about the places you’re visiting and music to entertain you along the way.

All Shaka Guide Tours...
• Never expire - take them multiple times or buy in advance
• Work 100% offline - no data or wifi necessary
• Let you take the tour when you want - download the tour and choose the day that works best for you

*Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*

Big Island Ghost Tours

South Point Vortex Venture

USD 399

Big Island | Kailua Kona, HI | 12 hours

An elemental experience like no other! Start with an immersion of the grounding energies found at Paleaku Peace Garden (EARTH), a former Buddhist sanctuary turned botanical garden.

After tuning in to the vortex we make our way to South Point (WIND) the southernmost mystery spot in the entire USA followed by a one-of-a-kind 4x4 ride to Green Sands Beach which is right nearby. That's only the half of it. Following Green Sands, we break for lunch in Naalehu before emanating towards Punalu'u black sand beach (WATER), a place known for its healing waters and magnetic energies. The turtles love it there!

Then it's not much further to Kilauea Iki crater (FIRE) and the warm embrace of Madame Pele and a hike into the crater of creation. ​We end with the volcano so there's a good chance of seeing the glowing lava. Allow these places to encourage healing and bathe in the creative & transformational energies that Hawaii is known for.

Shaka Guide Tour Apps

Big Island - South Island Coastal Loop Driving Tour

USD 19.99

Come with us as we explore the fascinating volcanic landscape looping around the southern coast of the Big Island! Shaka Guide is your perfect companion with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to do & see, and a truckload of interesting stories and Hawaiian legends of this amazing island!

Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii!

Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads.

Why you need it:

✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline

✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $19.99 for lifetime access

✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up

✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!)

✅ Hear cool and fun stories along the way (and some corny joke's that might make you laugh)

Hawaii Adventures Now!

Deluxe Big Island Mercedes Guided Tour to Anywhere

USD 1240

Charter a Mercedes Tour van and an experienced guide to see the best of the Big Island on your own schedule.  Choose from a variety of sample tours or design your own based on what you'd like to see on your own private tour.   Our professional and volcano-certified guides can provide guided commentary while you visit either famous or off-the-beaten path volcano sights, waterfalls, beaches, valley excursions, coffee or macadamia nut tours, or a selection of them all!

Kapohokine Adventures

Big Island Volcanoes National Park Evening Tour from Kona

USD 309.93

Visit a Kona Coffee Farm, explore the best sites at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Punalu'e Black Sand Beach. Lunch and dinner is included.

Wild Hawaii Tours

Private Big Island Tour: Coffee, Beaches, Volcanos, Waterfalls

USD 1190

When you book a tour with Wild Hawaii your tour is completely customisable and unique to your group. The listed itinerary is just a sample.

Once you book our professional guide will reach out to you to discuss and plan your perfect day on the beautiful big island of Hawaii.

Here are some but not all of the points of interest we can accomodate!

Almost any coffee farm of your choosing!

Two step beach

Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park: a place of refuge for ancient Hawaiians who had broken a kapu (sacred law).

Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site: Hawai’i’s largest Heiau(temple)

Any of the local farmers market’s on that day

South point lookout: The southern most point in the USA

Pohoiki Black Sand Beach: a site of the 2018 Kilaueā eruption

Botanical Gardens and Bioreserve

Akaka Falls

Kaumana Caves: Lava tube from 1881

Waipio Valley Lookout

Waimea town home of Parker Ranch

Kapohokine Adventures

Ultimate Circle Island Explorer From Kona Or Kohala Resorts

USD 309.93

Ultimate Circle Island Explorer
The most complete island tour! The best way to see as much of the Big Island’s unique locations in one day. Included are a Kona coffee farm with private tasting and tour, a black sand beach for turtle viewing, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island Candies, Rainbow Falls, and Waipio Valley Overlook. Small-group tour includes a deli style lunch.

Wasabi Tours Hawaii

Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing

USD 242.46

This 12 hour nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii’s youngest and largest island. Explore the diverse landscape and natural wonders, including a visit of the Volcanoes National Park, walk through rainforests to soaring waterfalls and stroll black-sand beaches as you scan the horizon for green sea turtles. This family-friendly tour requires easy walking and introduces people of all ages to the island, and includes lunch, snacks, refreshments, and park entrance fees.

Ohana Private Car & Fun

Volcano Tour from Kona

USD 1499

Customizable private small group tour that includes Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This tour of the southern end of the Big Island of Hawaii allows you to visit some of the most breathtaking locations the state has to offer while allowing the clients to customize their tour day. You and up to 7 of your guests will enjoy a beautiful private drive in our custom tour van for one price. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the highlight of this tour, where you'll enjoy views of the Halema'uma'u Crater, Steam Vents, Lava Tube, and much more. The bright orange glow of the lava isn't always visible, but when it is we'll do our best to get you in to see it. This tour can also be scheduled to include nighttime viewing of the lava, when active. Other potential stops for this tour are, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, Punalu'u Bakery, Southpoint complex, Coffee farms, Mac Nut farms, and more. Do you have someplace specific in mind, just let us know and we'll do our best to fit it in.

Hawaii Outdoor Guides

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Coffee Farm Tour from Kona

USD 209

Journey to the Big Island's Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Kona or Waikoloa on this exciting day trip! See turtles basking on the black sand of Punaluu Beach and enjoy lunch from a local bakery and taste freshly brewed Kona coffee. This tour offers hiking through a native rain forest, feeling hot steam from the volcano’s vents, and seeing the different craters in the always changing Hawaii Volcanoes National Park! Enjoy the narration of your guide and learn more information about the sites you visit and relax aboard the comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.

This small-group tour is limited to 14 people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Big Island CREST Company Inc.

Big Island Coffee, Volcanoes, and Stargazing Private Tour

USD 3000

We are proud of our more than 17 years of experience as a tour operator on the Big Island. What do you think about the southern side of the Big Island? World famous Kona coffee farm, the SOUTHERNMOST point in the U.S., a cute southernmost bakery, a hidden gem winery and a black sand beach formed by grain of lava…Our professional volcano park certified guides show you all attractive scenery of southern part of this island! In the World Heritage Volcanoes Park, you must see a lava tunnels, craters and lava plateau. For your dinner, enjoy Hawaiian plate at a popular local restaurant in Hilo. Of course, an amazing experience of stargazing is included. This is the best route to explore the Big Island!!
There is no hard itinerary, people of all ages from children to seniors can enjoy all things. This is the best of the best route to experience all the gems of the Big Island in ONE day.

Polynesian Adventure Tours

Viator Exclusive: Oahu to Kona: Island Highlights & Volcanoes

USD 650

An unforgettable coast to coast journey, exploring Hawaii Island, known as the "Big Island." Visit Instagram worthy locales including Kona Joe Coffee, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge), Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea and Mauna Loa active Volcanoes), Hilo Town, Rainbow Falls and more. Sample world-famous Kona coffee, learn the legends and legacy of Hawaiian culture, walk barefoot at a black sand beach, and witness the raw power of the active Kilauea Volcano. Drive through Hilo Town and behold legendary Rainbow Falls.

An onboard local, expert will breathe life into every location and delve into captivating facts about the island and the Hawaii in the past and today.

Kailani Tours Hawaii

Hawaii Volcano Tour with Dinner from Kailua-Kona

USD 341.79

Travel in style and comfort with Big Island’s Premier Tour Company - Kailani Tours. Cruise along the scenic Kona coastline on your way to Hawaii’s most active volcano – Kilauea! Sample Kona coffee, visit Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, and explore a lot of what Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has to offer. Features of this tour include everything from our first class beverage and towel service, exceptional food selections, and our incredibly knowledgeable guides. This luxury tour highlights Kilauea, shows off several natural wonders of the island, and treats guests to an incredibly indulgent touring experience. This unique and unforgettable tour provides the most comprehensive exploration of Kilauea Volcano’s past, present and future.

Big Island Hawaii Tour Guide

Big Island of Hawaii: Private Tour with Pickup

USD 950

Relaxing & Stress-free Sightseeing guided by local residents – the whole island of Hawai’i and it’s splendor is awaiting you. Relax and let us worry about the drive as we guide you on an amazing customized private tour. Visit gorgeous beaches, exotic locations and all the wonders the island has to offer.

Wasabi Tours Hawaii

Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour, Kailua-Kona

USD 275.67

See rare black sand beaches, visit the famous Kona Coffee Farm and the magnificent Volcanoes National Park including Thurston Lava Tube, Chain of Craters Road, and past lava flow. Finish the adventure with stargazing near Mauna Kea. Experience the Big Island’s most spectacular natural splendors on this small-group tour with a professional local guide sharing knowledge of the history, cultures, and geology of the island. Lunch and Dinner included in the tour.

Hawaii Island Time

Private Hilo Shore Excursion to Volcano Waterfall and Black Sand

USD 1299

Experience a unique shore excursion departing from Hilo Port, where we take you to the renowned Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, setting us apart from other cruise tours on the island. Enjoy a leisurely 1 hour and 30-minute scenic drive to this iconic destination, where you'll marvel at the striking contrast of the black sand against the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Our journey continues into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where the majestic peaks of Kilauea Volcano await exploration. Then, immerse yourself in the beauty of Rainbow Falls, a picturesque cascade straight out of a tropical paradise. Each destination promises unforgettable experiences and breathtaking vistas.

As the day winds down, we'll return you to Hilo Port, leaving you with memories of a day filled with exploration, wonder, and the natural beauty of the Big Island. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure that will make your cruise experience truly special.