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Lava Ocean Tours Inc

Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-966-4200
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Lava Boat

We took the early morning tour. It was a wonderful and very unique experience. We, along with our... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
MariaZ2001
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Rough ride, amazing adventure

As every other review says, you definitely get wet, and the ride is rough. Some people get seasick... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
jwangalang
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San Francisco, California
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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
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Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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+1 808-966-4200
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

We took the early morning tour. It was a wonderful and very unique experience. We, along with our 10-year-old son, were amazed to see up close the lava entering the ocean. The ride was very bumpy but we had cushioned seats so we were okay....More

Thank MariaZ2001
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thanks for joining us and your accurate review

Reviewed 20 May 2017

As every other review says, you definitely get wet, and the ride is rough. Some people get seasick. But it's an amazing experience and the only one that gets you to within 20 ft of the hot flowing lava. Lives up to and exceeds expectations.

Thank jwangalang
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Glad you could come see the lava with us

Reviewed 18 May 2017

I have been on Shane's boat at least 4 times. He is an amazing competent and knowledgeable captain. The boat tour of the lava is expensive but well worth it. You will not find this kind of excitement anywhere else.

Thank PF B
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Glad we have been able to share this experience with you so many times

Reviewed 17 May 2017

This was a great tour- Captain and Jake were very interesting with their local knowledge and historical facts. Boat ride started at 4.30AM to catch the sunrise- big seas to start with, but then settled. the lava flow was amazing, we got right in and...More

Thank Jenpick
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Always great to hear what Passenger's have the time of their life

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Chance of a lifetime to see lava flow into ocean. Very skilled boat captain and knowledgeable crew. Beyond phenomenal!

Thank Paula J
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Mahalo for joining us

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Great experience. The crew and boat are top notch. We lucked out and had a smoother day on the water, but I can imagine this trip gets very bumpy since you are in the open water along the coastline. Make sure you check the current...More

Thank Sean H
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Don't always believe the national Park website sometimes their invoice you you're looking to do a tour this bar office to let you know what's up thanks again for joining us

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

If you don't read anything else, please note that you cannot map the business address for Lava Ocean Tours, you must map out ISSAC HALE BEACH PARK which is where the boat launches from. The reason why I say that is because being GPS savvy,...More

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LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Once again as the directions they do not trust GPS directions if you follow the directions and I'll email you will have no problem finding Isaac probably be tomorro once again as the directions they do not trust GPS directions if you follow the directions...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is an experience my wife and I will talk about for a long time. Starting with the safety briefing which detailed what to expect on the way to the lava flow, yes you will get a bit wet and bounce around but at no...More

Thank Neville D
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Right to her for the right people

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

It was rocking, it was steaming warm and so worth it! Loved every minute of it! Highly recommendable trip, worth seeing the lava, one time in life experience!

Thank Elizabeth S
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

The right to her for the right people

Reviewed 10 May 2017

The only place on earth where you see lava flowing in ocean! Captain Shane is awesome. You will get drenched, but will always be safe.

Thank shrawan k
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9 September 2017|
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Response from sheri010 | Reviewed this property |
I called the number on the reservation, as well, 808-966-4200, and sent a follow-up email, as well. They called me based on the email about 3 hours later. Very helpful and friendly.
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27 July 2017|
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Response from AFallenMathematician | Reviewed this property |
I'm 72 and had absolutely no problem when I took this tour in June.
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Response from Brittany G | Reviewed this property |
Our Boat had a mobile staircase and it was easy to get in and out. It is a rough boat ride so if they have back or neck problems that might be an issue. No one in our group got sea sick but there were several others on the... More
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