Kilauea Point Commercial Tour Ticket
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge Ticketed Entry
Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge is located on the northern-most point in the main Hawaiian Islands on a portion of the former Kīlauea volcanic vent and includes spectacular views from a 568-foot ocean bluff. The Refuge is one of the best places on the main Hawaiian Islands to view some of the largest populations of nesting seabirds found in Hawai‘i. Visitors also have a chance to view humpback whales (November through April), spinner dolphins, Hawaiian monk seals, green sea turtles, native Hawaiian coastal plants and Hawai‘i’s state bird - the nēnē, or Hawaiian goose. The refuge is also home to the Daniel K. Inouye Kīlauea Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse, with its 2nd-order Fresnel lens, played a key role in the first trans-Pacific flight from the West Coast to Hawai‘i. The Kīlauea Point Light Station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been part of a rich history since it was built in 1913. The winter months of January through April are the refuge’s busiest season and peak visitation demand generally occurs in the morning. Please give yourself at least 30 minutes to enjoy your time at the Refuge. Visit us at www.fws.gov/kilaueapoint for more information.
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Need to Know
- Refuge Rules and Regulations
• No food or drink (except water)
• No smoking or vaping
• No pets (except identified service dogs)
• No drones
• No walking or biking into the refuge due to resting/nesting birds and 2-way traffic along our narrow driveway
• Maintain at least a 10-foot distance from wildlife to ensure they remain wild and dissociated from human things (i.e. cars, dogs and cats, human food, etc.
- Making a Reservation
• Reservations are required for all adult entry (16+) into the Refuge
• Children 15 and under are free and DO NOT need a reservation