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Very interesting and educational tour

Gary and Emmanuel at Kula Kai are both super friendly and extremely knowledgeable about volcanoes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, CA USA
What a blast!

With my husband, we took the "crawling tour" and we really had an amazing experience! Gary showed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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92-8864 Lauhala Drive, Ocean View, Island of Hawaii, HI 96737
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gary and Emmanuel at Kula Kai are both super friendly and extremely knowledgeable about volcanoes, lava tubes, and Hawaii. Booked our reservation via telephone with Gary about a week before flying to Hawaii. Upon arrival the day of our tour, Gary greeted us and shared...More

Thank CACruzer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With my husband, we took the "crawling tour" and we really had an amazing experience! Gary showed us this incredible place and his passion for the cave! It wouldn't have been the same experience without him, that's sure! A must do if you're near this...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Kula Kai Caverns. Three summers ago, we did the 30 min tour because my son was 8. At the time, he wanted to keep going further. I promised him, we will come back one day. I kept that promise!...More

Thank Kaismommy
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to learn about Kula Kai Caverns after running into one of the guides at dinner in Ocean View. We were able to book a last minute three hour tour for the next morning. Our guide, Gary, is obviously passionate about the caverns...More

Thank Jillian A
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Take “The Crawl” tour! It includes the lighted trail tour, and you really do get to crawl through some exciting areas. Our tour guide, Emmanuel, was incredibly knowledgeable, and his peaceful demeanor made us feel like we were in good hands even when we were...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most extensive tube systems that can actually be explored. Guided tours answer the real questions about the plumbing of volcanoes and the earth’s geology at work. If the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is closed, due to recent and continuing eruptions,...More

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

My husband & I are locals to Hawaii and we highly recommend this tour! We learned so much about the formation of this island with our incredible guide Emmanuel. He's intelligent, knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. The lava tubes are enormous! Bigger than...More

Thank Renee G
Reviewed 12 July 2018

My wife and I did the 2 hour tour. It was super fun and very cool to look around at these lava tubes. Victor was awesome and really knew his stuff. He had both the education and the entertainment down. So, we highly recommend the...More

1  Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Absolutely fantastic experience. Emmanuel was a _perfect_ guide. Not only was he a phenomenal teacher, explaining how lava and magma flows to create lava tubes, he was also a great guide. Up front, he addressed the "apprehensions" one might have when crawling in underground lava...More

Thank AmeliaEnglish20
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We visited Kula Kai Caverns and it was a great and informative experience! We did the guided light tour (shortest option) and Gary, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the history of the volcanic eruptions and how the caves were formed and super funny!...More

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2 April 2018|
Response from thurstonbow | Reviewed this property |
There is a road that goes to a certain point. After that you will have to either hike or May a nominal fee to catch a ride in the back of a pickup with the locals offer g service there
23 June 2015|
Response from Megan W | Reviewed this property |
Not very narrow at all unless you are doing the crawl tour and decide to go that way. In the two hour tour you only crawl once so just depends if you prefer to crawl or mostly walk.
Willarae D
5 January 2015|
Response from Gregory T | Reviewed this property |
I think it was $15 per person for the shorter tour we did. The best thing to do is give them a call to double check.