From Hilo side: Off-Road Adventure to Green Sand Beach at South Point Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

45078


Categories

Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for teenagers.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of the truck unassisted.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Papakolea Beach, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, South Point


Green Sand Beach (also known as Papakolea) at South Point is the most unusual and stunning beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.

It's a 2-hour drive from Hilo, but well worth it as you witness the beautiful scenery travelling through several climate zones.

Take a look at some of the pictures to get a taste of what awaits you!

We will make our way towards South Point with a stop at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach. We'll then make a pit stop at Punalu'u Bake Shop for sandwiches and snacks. When finished, South Point is our next stop being witness to breathtaking scenery. Here, you can jump off the cliffs into crystal clear water, if this is something you desire.

You can either hike the Papakolea (not recommended) or take a local shuttle. The shuttle is a rough ride where you will stand, or sit, in the back of a pickup truck. Once at the green sand beach you will have an opportunity to swim if the conditions permit.

Let me show you the beauty of the Big Island of Hawaii!

Itinerary

If you are staying on the Kona side, you are more than welcome to drive over to Hilo and meet me in the Walgreens parking lot.

For cruise ship passengers, I recommend trying to be some of the first off the ship so we can take our time and really enjoy the wonderful scenery. NCL Pride of America lets you get off the ship in Hilo starting at 8 AM.

Please note: This tour does not include Volcanoes National Park.

Start in the Hilo/Pahoa area to Punalu'u Black Sand Beach then to Punalu'u Bake Shop for lunch, snacks and a pit stop. The cliffs at South Point is next and then finally, the off-road adventure to the green sand beach. If the conditions are good, the beach is a fantastic place to swim and soak in the sun. There is no rush so you can take as much time as you like on the beach.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: If you are staying on the Kona side, you are more than welcome to drive over to Hilo and meet me in the Walgreens parking lot.

We will begin the tour on the Hilo (east side) of Hawaii Island. This includes the Port of Hilo for cruise ship shore excursions, the Hilo Airport (ITO), hotels and B&Bs.

End location: We end the tour at the same location we began the tour.

Duration: 6 hours

The duration of this tour is an estimate and can change based on the length of time we spend at each stop. Remember, this is YOUR tour and it is my goal to give you an experience of a lifetime.

Transportation

4-door, Air Conditioned, 2016 Ford F-150 4WD, which has tons of room for up to four full sized guests. This truck has been modified for off-road use with a higher step up than usual.

What’s Included

Bottled water and transportation to some spectacular sights.

What’s Extra

Drinks / Snacks / Meals / Souvenirs, etc

A Recent Review of this tour

Awesome off-road tour to the Green Sand Beach. Scott is a perfect tour guide...patient, allows customers to customize the tour to their desires, good local knowledge, and is fun to be around. You will not regret any tour with Scott!!!
Deb Lidahl

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