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About Us

Our tours provide expert guidance of the geology of Volcanic Wonders and Unparalleled beauty of the Big Island of Hawaii

Embark on an extraordinary journey with Hawaii Geo Tours and experience the raw power of nature through our volcanic tour. Our private luxury tour offers expert guidance, making it the perfect opportunity to discover the hidden gems of the Big Island. With over 4,000 square miles of stunning landscapes to explore, from arid lava fields to massive volcanic formations, pristine beaches to tropical rainforests, and rolling green hills, you’ll be amazed by the breathtaking sights on this Pacific paradise. Our exclusive day tour guarantees you’ll get up close and personal with everything that makes the Big Island truly special, and uniquely Hawaiian. Don’t settle for anything less than an unforgettable adventure with Hawaii Geo Tours.

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Meet Your Guides

Meet Zane Smith and Erik Stoffel, the owners of Hawaii Geo Tours along David Human, our Expert Guide! With their shared knowledge and passion for geology, Erik and Zane created a unique and exciting tour company that allows visitors to experience the islands like never before.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

With exclusive access to unparalleled insight and knowledge, our private tours are designed to showcase the island’s most breathtaking sights and hidden gems, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime.

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