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Address: 12-5038 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778-7808
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+1 808-345-4964
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LAVA Tours: Boat | Bike | Hike

Big Island, Hawaii

Native Kalapana Hawaiian...

LAVA Tours: Boat | Bike | Hike

Big Island, Hawaii

Native Kalapana Hawaiian Owned & Operated

See lava with someone whose house is buried in it!

Lava Tour Schedule 2016

Boat: 5:00am, 8:00am, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm

Bike / Hike: 5:00am, 8:00am, 3:30pm, 5:00pm

Private Tour/Boat Charter: anytime upon request

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Great way to see the flowing lava

This was the only way to see the extraordinary lava flow up close and personal. Our guide, Herbie, is not only a lifelong resident who lives down the block from where the tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Center Moriches, New York
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Center Moriches, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the only way to see the extraordinary lava flow up close and personal. Our guide, Herbie, is not only a lifelong resident who lives down the block from where the tour begins, but is a wealth of information of the past, and present of what this area of Hawaii has experienced. He did an exceptional job with our... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Decided to take a tour to see the lava rather than go on our own. What an great decision. Our guide, Kyson, was excellent. There was no rush and there was only me and my 16 year old son. We left at 3:30 and returned around 8:15pm. The big advantage is that they can drive you in 2 miles leaving... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first tour was to view lava ocean entry at Kamokuna. Our morning hike started before sunrise to permit photographing the lava-ocean interactions without sunlight. Our guide Kyson was great! During our hike to and from the viewing area, I enjoyed learning about Hawaiian culture with my non-stop questions. I enthusiastically recommend Kyson and Kapalana Cultural Tours to help you... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent trip, guide and driver explained everything. It was a fast well maintained boat and we had a good view of lava flowing into the ocean.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We highly recommend the lava boat tour with the Kalapana crew! Words don't describe the lava flow right now, other than it magnificent beyond words! Andrew and Ikaika gave us a very professional, safe, first class tour and allowed us plenty of time at the lava flow, giving different angles for perspective. Interesting facts about the areas we passed through... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The boat tour to see the lava flowing into the ocean like an "open fire hydrant" was spectacular. Andrew and Ikaika kept the boat in position so everyone on board (6 passengers) had a great view. They were very informative with stories of the Hawaiian culture that really brought the area to life. They also paid attention to the comfort... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience! The captain took time to show us some dolphins feeding on the way to the lava. Very educational along the way as well. Amazing lava viewing for close to an hour. A really great tour, only six aboard the boat so no crowding to get good pics. The crew was very friendly and fun. Would definitely choose them... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Herbie as our guide for the 5am lava hiking tour. He was an excellent guide and had a wealth of knowledge! We would highly recommend Kalapana Tours, especially if Herbie is leading your hike!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Herbie was our guide and he was very informative on the area, sense of humor, and conscience of our safety. We had a great time! Thanks to everyone at Kalapana!

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Wildwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from visiting the active volcano in the Hilo area of Hawaii. We were confused as to what tour company to go with. Since I have written many reviews on Tripadvisor I always go to it first to read reviews. We found the Kalapana Cultural tours on this site. Our guide, Chris was great. What we liked about... More 

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