Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Hawaii Island better known as the “Big Island”, so as not to be confused with the state, is the youngest and the largest island of the chain. The island is still growing due to the active volcanoes on the island, between 1983 and 2002 the lava flows added 543 acres to the island. The big island is larger than all the other islands combined. It is also home to the largest mountain in the world Mauna Kea, when measured from its sea base to the summit.
The Island of Hawaii is built from five separate shield volcanoes that erupted somewhat in order, overlapping each other. From oldest to youngest these volcanoes are: Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualālai, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea. Our Hawaii Volcano tours will take you to Hawaii National Volcanoes Park and you will learn a tremendous amount about the awesome power of nature that shaped the world that we live in.
The Great Crack is an eight-mile-long, 60 feet wide and 60 feet deep fissure in the island. The Great Crack is the result of crustal dilation from magmatic intrusions into the southwest rift zone of Kilauea. The visiting tourist can find trails, rock walls, and archaeological sites from as old as the 12th century around the Great Crack.