My wife and I will be arriving at Ohau on June 28 thru July 5. Our itinerary is in the works and heavily relying on input from this forum - thank you.
As to the above subject - I have read some pros and cons and wanted to get your opinion especially due to the recent volcanic activity.
As you know, there are companies who offer one-day excursion from Oahu to the Big Island. I do understand that this is not comprehensive, yet will give us a taste of the Big Island. They will pick you up early in the morning, fly you to the big island and then (1) take a helicopter ride or (2) van tour for the day with a return in the late afternoon.
My question(s) -
1). will you take one of the options above knowing that parts of the national park are closed?
2). if so, which one of the options you think is better?
And the final question -
3). it is hard to pick the one good company to contract for this....any recommendations?