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Lava Cave & Waterfalls + Pro Photos

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 179 reviews.Hilo, United States

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Experience hosted by James

90 mins
Includes transportation, equipment
Up to 9 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Explore the sky on a nighttime photo expedition

Clear some space on your living room wall! My goal is to capture some epic moments on camera, so that you can frame it on your wall to share with friends and family for a lifetime.

Join our small group of likeminded individuals for unusual and expertly curated photo adventures at a waterfall, at one of the largest banyan trees on the planet, a stroll through a mango forest and adventure inside of a lava tube cave.

Explore parts of the Big Island with the owner/photographer of Epic Tours Hawaii.

Throughout the trip, I will take portrait and landscape photos of you (if you wish) and within 24 hours, i'll give you all the high resolution photos, complimentary (a $250 value)

Each trip is limited to 10 guests max, usually we have 4-6 guests total.

Meeting spot:
Kaumana Caves, Hilo

Ask about the stargazing add-on!
Explore the sky on a nighttime photo expedition

Clear some space on your living room wall! My goal is to capture some epic moments on camera, so that you can frame it on your wall to share with friends and family for a lifetime.

Join our small group of likeminded individuals for unusual and expertly curated photo adventures at a waterfall, at one of the largest banyan trees on the planet, a stroll through a mango forest and adventure inside of a lava tube cave.

Explore parts of the Big Island with the owner/photographer of Epic Tours Hawaii.

Throughout the trip, I will take…

James's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Transportation
    Hop in my Super Jeep and I’ll take you to the waterfall, mango forest and b...
  • Equipment
    All of the photos I take are yours, complimentary. A $250 value.
From $89
/ person

Meet your host, James

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

I'm an astrophotographer and the owner of Epic Tours Hawaii, a 4x award winning adventure tour company that I started in 2013.

Years prior, I was a 2 sport college athlete and double major at the University of Hawaii.

For the past 7+ years i've been guiding small-group experiences to see lava up close, exploring waterfalls and photographing the wonders of the Milky Way Galaxy. Soon, i'll be opening up private land to my guests. It features a lava canyon, cavern and world-class stargazing.

Feel free to connect with me on Instagram prior to booking for special perks: @EpicTours.
Aloha friends!

I'm an astrophotographer and the owner of Epic Tours Hawaii, a 4x award winning adventure tour company that I started in 2013.

Years prior, I was a 2 sport college athlete and double major at the University of Hawaii.

For the past 7+ years i've been guiding small-group experiences to see lava up close, exploring waterfalls and photographing the wonders of the Milky Way Galaxy. Soon, i'll be opening up private land to my guests. It features a…
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Where you'll be

We will visit one of the tallest banyan trees on the planet, a mango forest as well as a 90 foot waterfall. Here, we will take some great photos for the ‘gram.

Next, we will trek into a unique lava tube cave and take some epic photos that you 100% guaranteed wouldn’t get on your own.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 179 reviews.

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!
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 eatin…
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!
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…
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!
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.…
Tish
December 2019
If you have a chance to go on a tour with James, do it! We had a blast exploring the lava tube and star-gazing. James is an amazing photographer.

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    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 9 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

    More tips

    If the weather is too dangerous, we will cancel the tour and offer a full refund.
    Pickups aren't available, please 10 minutes early.

    What to bring

    Athletic shoes or hiking boots for exploring in the cave

    Rain gear might be a plus