Experience hosted by Dawn

3 hours, Hosted in English
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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people

What you'll do

We start by touring the prettiest road on the island, close to the ocean and lava cliffs, near tidepools and spots with breathtaking sunrises that usually are followed by rainbows! Then we mosey on down to swim and snorkel in the geothermal ponds at the King's Bath, a hard to find picturesque hot pond that will not disappoint. We most always have the area to ourselves due to the time of day, making it feel like your private oasis! There is no lava flow to view, the ponds are heated by the lava underground making natural hot tubs!

Check out Bathing Suits & Rainboots on YouTube for videos of my tours!

I CAN CUSTOMIZE ANY TOURS & SCHEDULE DATES NOT PROVIDED ON THE CALENDAR. I HAVE ADDITIONAL TOURS FROM CULTURAL EXPERIENCES ON FISSURE 8 TO ADVENTUROUS HIKES WITH WATERFALLS OR WATER SLIDES. MESSAGE ME FOR INFO.
We start by touring the prettiest road on the island, close to the ocean and lava cliffs, near tidepools and spots with breathtaking sunrises that usually are followed by rainbows! Then we mosey on down to swim and snorkel in the geothermal ponds at the King's Bath, a hard to find picturesque hot pond that will not disappoint. We most always have the area to ourselves due to the time of day, making it feel like your private oasis! There is no la…

Meet your host, Dawn

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I am a mother, travel lover and adventurer with a passion for the island! I love to travel like a local and want to provide other adventurers the same opportunity by taking them to experience places and moments that are local treasures <3 I left Florida where I had lived most of my life, sold my house, quit my job and moved to the island without knowing anyone here. I have embraced the culture and it has embraced me. My unique perspective will provide travelers with an experience like none other!
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Where you'll be

We will meet in Pahoa and drive to our destination; the location we are driving to in Pahoa has the only hot ponds on the island. We will stop at a lava cliff to watch sunrise, see the NEWEST black sand beach and swim in the Kings Bath hot pond! There are three different hot ponds to swim and float in. I provide rafts for floating and recommend water shoes for everyone that attends the tour.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Jim
September 2021
I really enjoyed this experience. I would never have found these places on my own, so I appreciate the local knowledge for this experience. Dawn was delightful and set the mood for the rest of the group too. I loved it!
William
August 2021
We had a wonderful time greeting the day with Dawn. She’s super chill and well versed in the area, with great suggestions of things to do and see. We hung out for three and half hours, seeing a magical sunrise while she filled us in on local lore and legends. And the geothermal ponds were sublime, each better than the one before it. Mahalo, Dawn, for a fantastic start the day!
Katie
August 2021
Dawn was the best, shes sooo knowledgeable about the island & culture, you can tell she really loves what she does. She’s easy to talk to & fun to be around so would definitely recommend, the hot ponds were sooo relaxing too. Would definitely contact her again when returning to the island :)
Aime
August 2021
It was such a wonderful experience!!! Dawn shows you the hidden diamonds on the island that aren’t on the maps. This will forever be a treasured memory.
Bryan
August 2021
Absolutely awesome from A-Z. Sunrise was like something out of the Lion King and gave me the chills. Thank God for the hot ponds!! Dawn was beyond excellent and one of the most genuine human beings I have ever met. Once in a lifetime experience and your soul will be mad at you if you have the opportunity to do this and don't. Highly recommend.
Iris
August 2021
Really enjoyed this experience, guided by Dawn. She is very personable and super knowledgeable about the Hilo area and what we were looking at. She was prompt in answering my questions and accommodating when I asked if I could ride with her. I was traveling by myself and felt like she also gave me some good information about things to do for the rest of my time in Hilo. I would highly recommend doing this experience.

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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 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

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Childlike sense of adventure!