Meet our Guides

Get to know the person behind the tour

Erik S.

Volcano, HI, United States

Aloha from Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii!

My name is Erik, and I am changing the way people experience the active volcanoes of Hawaii. We do not offer any kind of tour bus or van as we prefer to spend as much time in the field learning and exploring as possible. For our international guests I am fluent in the metric and SI system so that when we use measurements and statistics while on tour you do not have to worry about conversion to standard units used in the United States.

Our main area of exploration is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, an International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site. Also the most visited location in Hawaii (2 million visitors per year!) and two of the most active volcanoes in the world, Kilauea and Mauna Loa.

I have been guiding tours in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for 10 years, and also live in Volcano Village making the park my backyard, living laboratory and playground. I specialize in in depth discussion of Geology, native flora and fauna and the amazing Hawaiian culture that still thrives on Kilauea to this day. As mentioned before, we do not have large tour buses or van but rather specialize in private tours that are active and education based. I also specialize in family style tours where information is presented in a way that everyone in your family can benefit from.

So if you want to really experience Hawaii Volcanoes National Park away from the large crowds then you have found the right guide! I also offer extensive hikes to active lava flows when legally and safely accessible. Contact me today to book a fully customized private tour and experience that you and your family will never forget!

Credentials

2014 Ecotour 'Guide of the Year' for Hawaii Island, Hawaii EcoTourism Association.
Certified Guide annually by Hawaii Volcanoes National Park management.
Voted #1 private tour option for Volcano Village.

Restrictions

I am not a tour driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or you can choose to hike for the duration of the tour.

My hikes to the flowing lava (when safely and legally accessible) require a minimum age of 12 years old for safety reasons.

Guide Requirements for United States

Private tour guide Erik

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Erik S.
Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/VolcanoesNationalPark-PrivateGuide

Tours by Erik S.

See all of the tours offered by this guide.

Private tour guide Erik

6-hr Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Private,...

 unrated

In depth exploration of summit and flank areas of Kilauea volcano inside,...

600 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours

learn more
Private tour guide Erik

3-hr Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Private,...

 unrated

Highlight exploration of summit area of Kilauea volcano inside Hawaii,...

300 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

learn more
Private tour guide Erik

Private Lava Hike

 unrated

A private hike to the isolated active surface lava flows on the East,...

800 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours

learn more