Farm Tour Testimonials

Mahalo nui loa for the amazing reviews!

Great experience. The owner is WOW. +++ We loved it.
We had the opportunity to see avocado…lilikoi, dragonfruit, papaya, and several various fruits, flowers, trees, bees, etc. In addition to the discovery of chocolate making, at the end We tasted some homemade chocolate. A wonderful place. Vita

Magnificent farm!
The visit introduced us to a ton of new plants! Vanilla plants, cinnamon, exotic fruits, bees, papaya, and more are described by the owner, who is an exceptional guide! I recommend it to everyone! This is an activity not to be missed!! Homemade chocolates are delicious!! Daniel

The farm is such an incredible experience!
We came expecting a chocolate tour and got to see a ton of plants, vegetables, trees, bees, and more. Stephen, the lovely owner, patiently explained what each thing was and shared some incredible chocolate! Nikki

We had an amazing time with Stephen on a chocolate farm tour.
As others have mentioned, Stephen is so passionate about growing all types of fruits and vegetables on his farm and concocting new recipes for his restaurant and candy bars using local ingredients. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the agricultural history of the island and was generous with his time, answering all our questions. I highly recommend this tour for all, especially those who are foodies or interested in farming. David

Incredible value for the cost of the tour.
Stephen is awesome. We had an amazing time learning about agricultural history and listening to stories. Jonathan

This tour is not about chocolate; it’s much more and better.
It’s about the whole agricultural history of Hawaii. You’ll get to learn about different plants and taste different exotic fruits that you would never have tasted otherwise. I highly recommend this tour; you get free chocolate! Maxime

This tour is about so much more than chocolate.
We found it on a list of the top chocolate tours. So glad we went with this one! Stephen is so knowledgeable and friendly. And the chocolate is delicious! I had never had such smooth and delicious dark chocolate before. Check out the gift shop; there are these adorable handwoven ornaments that his wife makes. It took about 2 hours, so plan accordingly. Cristal

We had an amazing experience with Stephen and our farm tour!!
He clearly takes a lot of time and care to make sure you learn something and feel welcomed. He showed us the whole chocolate-making process and gave us each one bar to take home. Hannah

Great farm tour in Pahoa!
Stephen took us through his farm and showed us lots of different plants and trees. He provided us with detailed explanation to each plant and answered all our questions. At the end he showed us how chocolate is made and even gave us a complimentary chocolate bar. Never had chocolate that fresh 🙂 The tour took about 2 hours and was well worth it. Be sure to wear long pants as there are quite a few mosquitoes in the jungle. Ting

A must-see!
This was the most delightful adventure and our host was so personable.  I felt right at home. This farm is amazing with its composting and organic features. The meal provided was simply delightful, even though I am not a vegan and had some apprehension, the flavors were tremendous and everything was grown right there on the farm. This is a MUST see if you are on the Big Island of Hawai’i.  Do not miss this, it is well worth it and the price is very reasonable.   Jerry and Theresa

Interesting and Fun
We recently had the opportunity to take a farm tour at Puna Gold Estate. Steve spent a good bit of time with us, showing us the cacao and coffee trees, native fruits and veggies, and the bee hives. The locally sourced vegan lunch was delicious! We are going to be looking forward to coming back next trip, and seeing the gift shop when it is finished. David and Annette

A Big Fan!
The tour was extensive, taking us through all of his different crops as well as details of their growth and cultivation that would require some serious note-taking to retain. The variety of crops and experiments (including a small rice-paddy, honey, and local crops such as Ube) was greater than we’ve encountered on any other farm tour. Indeed, it appears this one farm has more variety of crops than all the other of half-dozen farms we’ve visited combined. Stephen himself was a pleasure to spend some time with. A quirky mix of farmer and chef, at heart he appeared to us the kind of dreamer that makes Pahoa a unique place. It’s the spirit of adventure, of doing it yourself, living off the land and trading conventional security for the whims of one of earth’s greatest natural wonders – a volcano that has been continuously erupting for decades. Though Stephen and his family lost weeks of work and a season of cultivation during this past summer’s flow (which he was happy to share with us in excited detail), his land is lush and has recovered with few traces of the catastrophe that struck the surrounding area. Between thrilling memories of the 2018 volcanic flow, and the independent spirit of growth, we couldn’t think of any place better to experience what makes Puna so special.  Steven Scott