With over 20 years of experience as a working field geologist, Zane has a wealth of knowledge and a deep love for the Big Island. Zane is a certified Volcanoes National Park Tour Guide and National Park Service Certified Interpreter, with a bachelor’s Degree in Geology from the University of Idaho and M.S. Studies in Geotechnical Engineering from Edinburgh, Scotland. When he’s not leading tours, Zane spends his days off exploring the island and continuing to learn as much as he can. With his passion as a tour guide, Zane will make sure your journey around the island is both informative and enjoyable.
Erik’s love for the outdoors and passion for mineral exploration as a child led him to pursue a degree in Geology at the University of Idaho. Erik spent several years in the mining industry then shifted his focus to UXO/munitions remediation, working throughout the world to make locations safe for residential and commercial use. After 20 years of working in two different industries as a Geologist, Geophysicist, and Project Manager, Erik partnered up with Zane to create Hawaii Geo Tours, and form a unique tour company for the Big Island. As an expert guide, Erik brings his vast experience and enthusiasm to each tour, making Hawaii Geo Tours a truly unforgettable experience.
David Human joined Hawaii Geo Tours in May of 2022. He grew up in Southern Africa for his first 27 years, moved to the U.K. for two years, then lived in Colorado for 25 years before moving to Hawaii. He started and ran his own tour business in Rocky Mountain National Park for four years before moving to the Big Island in 2018 where he has been a tour guide for the last five years. His wide breadth of knowledge of geology, botany, biology, and history of the islands makes his tours truly fun and exciting every step of the way. His goal is to make your day with Hawaii Geo Tours the most memorable day of your visit to the Islands.
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Wow! Fantastic tour of the erupting volcano!!! The guides are geologists and explained so much about the volcano and how all the Hawaiian islands were created. The pictures I got during the day, and especially at night were incredible! The food and winery tasting were good too. I’ve done this tour twice in the past year and recommend it highly! I wish I could give more than 5 stars!!! 🤙
Zane found his calling. He is incredibly well educated in geology, has traveled the world and knowledgeable about not only the local history, but the flora and fauna of the island too. And he is super personable and able to keep all 10 of interested for almost twelve hours of the day. We conversed about what we wanted to see on a big scale and he narrowed it to specifics based on weather, crowds and our groups patience. He was a saint. If you want to enjoy the very best island tour and get educated on the land and history, hire Zane and you will write the next five star review!
Amazing tour! Our guide Dave was absolutely fantastic, very knowledgeable and funny, kept everyone entertained over the trip.
We couldn’t have made a better choice!!! Definitely the guides know their stuff, from history of the island and its people to the geological topics that kept me entertained throughout the trip. We just about went around the island in vip style, the guys were well known everywhere they took us as well as knew their way. Will recommend it to a few friends that are planning to visit the island, it’s a must in your itinerary and couldn’t have made a better choice in tour guide services
Zane was incredibly knowledgeable about the island! If you want to go on a tour with a geologist, this is the one to take!! As a privately owned company, he was able to hit all of the major island highlights as well as take us to places on the island that other tour companies don’t visit. We learned so much about the history of the island and the volcanos on the island all while having a fantastic time! HIGHLY recommend!!
A must tour experience! Such an incredible day. What is unique about This tour, is how much you learn about the island formation and the flexibility in where he takes you! We traveled with friends and booked the VIP tour…if you can swing it, definitely put Geotours on your itinerary! Erik will not disappoint. You can see that he is passionate about the island and what he does. Mingled well with our group, lots of laughs, great energy and had a BLAST!!!
David was an outstanding host and tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend this tour. You will see a ton, learn a lot about the island and enjoy a delicious lunch.
What an excellent way to get to know the Big Island and learn about its unique place on Earth. Our tour guide Eric picked us up on time at our rented villa along with a number of other visitors and we proceeded to spend one of the better days on a tour of the island. Eric is one of the proprietors of the tour, is a degreed geologist and is truly an engaging and friendly person. The tour was excellent which combined both interesting sights and a tremendous amount of local knowledge about lava flows and local history. To say that this was worth the day spent would be to put it mildly. Even at twice the price, I would happily do this again and recommend the tour to anyone.
David has a vast knowledge of so much of the island it’s amazing and he charmed us with a ton a factoids the whole day. Highly recommend if you are short on time on the island but want to see as much as you can in little time.
Dave was a great guide. Very informative tour. I really enjoyed the geological aspect and lots of information on how the islands were formed and keep growing. Many interesting stops along the way including a walk through a lava tube. Very cool! Great experience!