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Lava Ocean Tours Inc

Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-966-4200
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Pure power of nature

This tour was fabulous from start to finish, we appreciated the honesty of what you may experience... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Travpe
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Melbourne, Australia
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A great tour and not to be missed!

We were looking forward to this tour as we had already taken a boat tour of the Napali coast and... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Joe B
,
Billerica, Massachusetts
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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: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This tour was fabulous from start to finish, we appreciated the honesty of what you may experience from the captain but it's all worth it. I'm not sure there are any other places you can experience lava like this - you just have to do...More

Thank Travpe
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Mahalo for your review

Reviewed 11 June 2017

We were looking forward to this tour as we had already taken a boat tour of the Napali coast and loved that, and this did not disappoint. Captain Shane was great, explaining what we could expect to be encountering on the tour and he was...More

Thank Joe B
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Mahalo for your review

Reviewed 11 June 2017

I had been following the volcanic activity ALL winter and could not wait for school to get out so I could go see it. THANK YOU Captain Shane for bringing me to the lava ocean entry. It was amazing. Unforgettable to see rocks and sand...More

Thank Joni S
LavaOcean, General Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Right tour for the right people

Reviewed 10 June 2017

These guys know how to boat with an ability to get you closer than you ever thought possible to a volcano. An awesome trip that exceeded everyone's expectations.

Thank andrewmcguire2017
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thanks for your review quite a day on the water

Reviewed 8 June 2017

It is absolutely incredible to see the world being created right in front of your eyes. It truly is an experience that is once in a lifetime for some, even though this was my second time. I would not go on another boat! Captain Shane...More

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LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

great accurate review look forward to seeing you and your ohana again

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This trip for me was beyond amazing! I wanted to see lava flowing into the sea , and there it was! Please, if you are considering this trip, take less drowsy Bonnine or Dramamine. People around me who "were used to boat travel" were sick!...More

Thank JudyBlue Z
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

yes we will not hold the boat up for people for people who are late those who show up on time ready to go deserve to get the experience they came for on time

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

What an amazing way to see the world being made. Having said that, I must warn you, do your research prior to taking this trip and read reviews. Captain Shane will tell you it is a high speed boat ride and you will get wet!!!!...More

Thank Celeste L
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Glad you had a wonderful adventure with us

Reviewed 6 June 2017

I've been in Shane's boat twice now in my life (the first time in Dec 2011, sunrise tour, lava was flowing beautifully into the ocean- ride was bouncy) and recently on May 29th 2017 7:25 PM twilight tour. I like Shane's personality - he's all...More

Thank ttsou23
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

We'll look forward to having you back for a third trip soon

Reviewed 5 June 2017

After reading the wide variety of reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided to go with Lava Ocean Tours Inc. because, although there are negative reviews, at least the company takes the time to address those concerns and responds to them. Besides, most of the negative reviews...More

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LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Mahalo for joining us and for an accurate review

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Take notice of the advice about the speed of this boat because it really flies and bounces over the waves, which I loved! Conversation is almost impossible. The huge plume of steam is the first sign that you are approaching the lava entry point and...More

Thank plmn
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Yes the lava is quite a sight day or night

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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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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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