Tour the Big Island of Hawaii with Native Guide Hawaii. Native Hawaiian owned and operated, we offer personal tours to all the best places on the Big Island of Hawaii! Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Volcano, the Puna Coast, Waipi'o Valley, Mauna Kea, and more.



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Native Guide Hawaii
HC 2 Box 6908
Keaau, HI 96749
(808) 982 – 7575

Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with your native guide, Warren Costa. Warren is a native Hawaiian, born and raised in Hilo, with a background as a naturalist and also in Archeology. He has worked as a ranger on Mauna Kea, taught in the Hawaiian school system and is a Native Cultural Practitioner. Warren also has trained professionally as a lava guide and has many years of experience working on and around active lava flows. He is fully qualified to recognize the hazardous conditions that are present, guide you safely, and help you to understand and appreciate the unique characteristics of active lava flows.

Educational Adventure
Warren will take you on an exciting hiking adventure in the Park where you will discover the ruins of ancient Hawaiian villages, explore wild lava tubes, and learn about the Park’s natural history, geology, and ancient legends from a native Hawaiian perspective. Conditions permitting, you will hike out for an unforgettable trip to see the red lava from Pu'u O'o flowing down the pali and onto the coastal flats. Sometimes when lava is flowing into the ocean, you will be able to see newly formed black sand beaches and spectacular displays of the explosive interaction between lava and sea.

Puna is one of the most dynamic and spiritually uplifting areas on the Big Island of Hawaii. From verdant Ohi’a forests and thermally heated ponds, to crystal clear tide pools brimming with stunningly beautiful coral and brightly colored native fishes, Puna has something for everyone. Warren will treat you to a day long exploration of the Puna coast and help you to discover its many treasures.

Nene, Hawaii's Endangered State Bird. Explore the newly formed Kaimu black sand beach and hear the story of the recent lava flow that covered the Kalapana Village. Cruise the “Red Road” and soak in some of the most beautiful and relaxing scenery the island has to offer. Bring your swim suits, because you’ll be stopping along the way to snorkel and swim in thermally heated ponds and gorgeous tide pools. Warren will bring a few body boards and extra fins so you can catch some waves – surf permitting.

Get on board the Hamakua Express for a fun day of exploring and sightseeing along the historic Hamakua Coast! Spectacular sea cliffs, tropical valleys, and grand waterfalls abound. The Hamakua Coast is a must see for all! Warren will treat you to a day long exploration of this awe inspiring area.

Your day begins with a visit to a cool, dark lava tube. This is a great time to start asking all of those questions about the geology of Hawaii you’ve been saving up. Next, we’re off to check out some of most famous, and picturesque of Hawaii Island’s waterfalls.

Sit back and soak in the scenery along the way, as Warren tells you about the, “Plantation Days”, when the sugar industry dominated Hawaii’s economy. Travel through old Plantation towns along the old Mamalahoa Highway. Make a stop at the Laupahoehoe Train Museum. On this tour we head all the way to the, “Valley of Kings”; Waipio Valley, before heading back to Hilo.
Rich in History, geology, and fantastic scenery, this Adventure has something for everyone!

The district of Hilo offers some of the best bird watching opportunities on the Big Island of Hawaii. From native waterbirds of the wetlands to unique endemic forest species, this is a great way to see and hear the birds of Hawaii. Explore an ancient kipuka, (area of older forest surrounded by a younger lava flow), alive with the sounds of native honeycreepers, visit a lava tube, gaze at beautiful waterfalls, and learn about the dynamics of Hawaiian volcanism.

Photo: Jack Jeffrey

Photo: Jack Jeffrey
Rich in science, history, and local lore. Whether you are a serious birder, or just looking for a great way to spend the day, this adventure will surely be the highlight of your Hawaii vacation!

"This trip with you was amazing! We had so much fun...each place that you took us to was beautiful and special.
This is the tour that everyone should do. I wish that we could go on more and see other places with you!" 
Betsy, Marty, Tom, and Pat - Newport, RI & Detroit MI