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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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13-101 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-990-0025
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We booked this at the last minute as another of our planned trips was cancelled. Took a lot of effort and several calls before we were answered, but once through, the staff were friendly and helpful in taking our booking. Due to availability and to...More

1  Thank VinayKMP
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We had the morning tour. The staff on the boat is very friendly and cool. You need to take something against sea sickness! The sea is rough and the boat is quick. Once you get to the spot where the lava enters the ocean you...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

I’ve had to think a long time before writing this review because it departs from most of the other reviews so I wanted to be sure I would be fair. To that end let me point out that the 2 star rating is based on...More

4  Thank Robert H
Reviewed August 11, 2017

The" Kalapana lava boat tour" team were very friendly and passionated by their job. It was pleasant to do it with them and to share this moment in a boat of six people only. About the lava, all depend the flow but you 're sure...More

1  Thank Gil40100
Reviewed July 27, 2017

This company says they accept passengers ages 4yo and up. But let me tell you, do NOT... I repeat.. DO NOT... bring any child under the age of 13 on this tour... nor anyone older than 50 yo. I grew up on the water and...More

7  Thank Nichole B
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We went out on the 4pm boat to view the lava with Andrew and Ikiki (our warrior boat captain) and the lava was hot and full of steam. Our guides spotted activity and we stayed a few extra minutes at the lava and it was...More

Thank CoffeeBean25
Reviewed July 7, 2017

Unfortunately, on the day we were booked for the tour, the waves were quite big. We got to the "yellow bathrooms" early, where another lava boat operator told their guests, that the tour was cancelled. Nobody was there from Kalapana, no sign either. I don;t...More

2  Thank Berkana M
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

Ikaika and Andrew gave us an awesome tour of the lava flow! They grew up there and know the water well. The tour was only 6 people and was very personal and informative. They are rated # 1 on TripAdvisor for a reason. Seeing the...More

1  Thank TrailBlazer398752
Reviewed February 20, 2017

We were super excited to take this tour. Alittle worried being on such a big boat with about 30 other people and whether we would see much...but no trouble seeing this amazing site! You do have to climb a tall step ladder to get into...More

1  Thank WeekendWalker0891
Reviewed December 31, 2016

RUN,,, don't walk to take this fun and amazing tour!! my girls said it was the best thing they have ever done here on the Island and we have been coming to the Big Island for the past 10 years!! the boat and crew are...More

4  Thank Rina H
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January 19, 2017|
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Response from Gaurav K | Reviewed this property |
No. The boat only has steel seats and you are advised to not carry anything loose.