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Lava Ocean Tours Inc

Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-966-4200
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at first you think, oh man what have i done. it's predawn and you are past the point of no return... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Justin V
Absolutely Amazing!!!

This was one of the top highlights of our trip to The Big Island! The ride to the lava flow was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Lava Ocean Tours is your exclusive way Explore the Hilo side of Big Island. View volcanic activity on our boat & hikes to see the LAVA. Our state of the art vessels are modern aluminum catamarans including the "Lavaone" 49 passenger 40x14 catamaran powered by 4 Honda 250hp motors. Whether lava is flowing on the land or sea we will get you to the closet viewing point safely possible. We also offer the Ultimate Boat Waterfall Tours departing Hilo to see over 30+ boat only waterfalls and dolphins in uncrowded waters. During Hawaii Whale Season (Dec-Apr) enjoy whale watching in Hilo Bay and surrounding waters on an intimate ocean cruise. Our tours include Lava Boat Tours, Guided Lava Hikes, Volcano Boat Tours, Waterfall & Dolphin Tours, Charter Fishing, Hilo Whale Watching and Private Tours.
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-966-4200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

at first you think, oh man what have i done. it's predawn and you are past the point of no return, with a boat full silhouetted passengers you only just met, briefly, their last names being summoned on the beach for a salty reminder from...More

Thank Justin V
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was one of the top highlights of our trip to The Big Island! The ride to the lava flow was rough, but exciting. We were so close to the lave we could feel the heat. A bucket of ocean water was drawn up and...More

Thank michaelwC8302XK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took the morning trip. You can see lava better when it's dark, but after it gets light, you can also see the surrounding sites.

Thank jastek4
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This outfit takes you directly to the lava flows from the sea- which I understand was the only way to see the lava up close and witness the natural molten beauty as the earth is forming. From my friends insights and my own researxh, hiking...More

1  Thank panamtravelkid
Reviewed 5 days ago

A lot of amazing things we did in Hawaii, but for sure this is one of the greatest. see lava close up to 1 meter from you, and feel the heat right in your face. worth until the last cent. rough tour but just be...More

1  Thank facova96
Reviewed 6 days ago

A bit expensive, but it was a fun day, and Im excited to cross off "seeing lava" off my bucket list. The boat ride to the lava was insanely rough, like roller coaster rough. I actually really enjoyed it. Be prepared to get drenched. Depending...More

Thank spencerwpark
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the Sunrise tour. The owner and captain greeted us exactly where he said he would be, walked us through what to expect in terms of conditions, gave ample warning of the rough waters, and could not have been more personable. The trip out...More

Thank Mdtonc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everyone was so great! Be prepared for a read ocean boat ride! If you get sea sick you NEED to take something for that.... the waves were big and we hit a rain storm on the way back! I felt like Lt Dan during the...More

Thank jil l
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like a bit of adventure and to see in person what most other people will never see, do this tour! Just getting to the boat launch is a bit of an adventure (but not anything you don't run into on other Hawaiian roads)....More

Thank Deb S
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Glad the two of you were able to join us on this great adventure

Reviewed 1 week ago

Reading about the current active lava flow into the ocean, I booked a tour with this company a couple of months in advance. About two weeks before my tour, they emailed to inform me that my reservation was cancelled. They said I could call or...More

Thank random_tangent
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We do our best to inform guess as soon as possible when we know there will be a Weather cancellation most likely just was trying to get a middle of the day tour where the conditions are most Windy and first due to regular cancellation

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4 July 2017|
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Response from Myra A | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can as long as spots are available. We made our reservation in their store in Alii drive 2 days prior, we were lucky to have 4 spots open for us.
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28 June 2017|
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Response from Hannah M | Reviewed this property |
Go online, that's how I booked them
10 June 2017|
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Response from Lori R | Reviewed this property |
We just did the sunset cruise (5:00 PM.) It was awesome and if you're staying on Kona side, you won't have to drag your family out at 3 AM to get there for sunrise.