Volcano after dark - A Photo Experience

Mountain View, United States

Experience hosted by James

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Clear some space on your living room wall! My goal is to capture some once-in-a-lifetime moments on camera to frame it on your wall...or for Instagram. ;)

Join our small group of likeminded individuals for an unusual and expertly curated photo adventure at the worlds most active volcano, Kilauea.

Explore the craters edge of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with the owner/photographer of Epic Tours Hawaii.

During our 45 minute photo adventure, I will take portrait and epic landscape photos of you at the edge of the Halemaumau crater.

Next, you’ll have the option of taking a volcanic steam “shower.” A steam vent is naturally made from rainwater seeping through the cracks and hitting the super heated lava rock below. The water steams up and rises to the surface as a safe and invigorating steam shower. Want to get really wet? Bring a swimsuit and towel!

Within 24 hours after the trip, i'll give you all the high resolution photos that we take, complimentary (a $400 value!)

Each trip is limited to 6 guests max (if you have more, message me.)

Meeting spot:
Kīlauea Visitor Center
1 Crater Rim Drive, Volcano, HI 96785
Located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

If the clouds roll-in during the experience and we can’t see the volcano glow, we will cancel the tour and offer a full refund.
Pickups aren't available, please arrive 10 minutes early
Dress warm as it can reach 50°
Clear some space on your living room wall! My goal is to capture some once-in-a-lifetime moments on camera to frame it on your wall...or for Instagram. ;)

Join our small group of likeminded individuals for an unusual and expertly curated photo adventure at the worlds most active volcano, Kilauea.

Explore the craters edge of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with the owner/photographer of Epic Tours Hawaii.

During…

What's included

  • Equipment
    All of the photos I take are yours, complimentary. A $400 value.

Meet your host, James

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 181 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Aloha friends!

I'm an Analog Astronaut, Astro-Photographer, Mission Control Operator for The International MoonBase Alliance and the owner of Epic Tours Hawaii.

For the past 8 years i've been guiding small-group tours to see lava up close and photographing the wonders of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Currently working as an Analog Astronaut and Mission Control for the HI-SEAS Moon and Mars simulation training facility.
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Where you'll be

Imagine standing on the cliff edge of the worlds most active volcano under the stars. Just you, the wind, the volcano and the heavenly stars above you.

Now imagine having a professional adventure photographer there to take photos of you and your loved ones to seize this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 181 reviews.

Michele
January 2021
James is a great guide...funny, knowledgeable and interesting. He’s a talented photographer and we will have beautiful photos to remember how we said good bye to 2020!!
Dianna
January 2020
This was a truly wonderful unique experience! You can tell that this is more than a job for James, it is his passion! No regrets!
Andra
January 2020
Loved our last evening of 2019 with James! I don’t know if he knows this, but I decided we are now friends. :-) We has a blast swinging from a tree, waterfall watching, snack eating, cave exploring, horror story telling, cave and car singing, mountain driving, bug coat wearing, and, of course, stargazing with James and another family! :-) what a treat!
Xianru
December 2019
The stargazing is a must do in the Big Island and what could be better than going with a professional photographer who knows what he's doing? James was professional and took great photos for all the guests. One small caveat is that the caves we visited were quite dark and one of the ladies going with us slipped and injured her forehead, so definitely be careful. But otherwise, have fun!
Ramon
December 2019
Simply amazing. Haven’t seen the stars like these before in all my life. James was knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure everyone got unbelievably pictures out of it
Angela
December 2019
A really special and once in a lifetime experience. James takes you to his secret spots and goes above and beyond to make sure everyone walks away with some really special photos. The stargazing spot itself was out of this world. 10/10 would recommend!

Activity advisory

Expert industry partners
Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Athletic shoes or hiking boots for walking on the lava rocks

Rain gear might be a plus