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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...more
12-5038 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778-7808
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We were there in early August when the lava was still flowing. This was not an ordinary holiday boat trip. To begin with, we had to get up at 2 am. Also, the 1.5 hour boat ride was very rough. Several guest threw up. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank daniels498
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Well, OK, I will give it 5 stars because the pre-dawn adventure for lava viewing turned out to be quite the adventure I was looking for. And all is well that ends well. The reception girl at 3:30am was very perky, professional, and helpful. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hoover4
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Mahalo for the excellent adventure, even with a broken leg, your company was Great. The guys were informative and answered any questions. Bring a wind/water proof jacket and your golden. A Must Do Adventure

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank riverata
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Early morning trip out to see the pre-dawn sea entry. Crew was very friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable of the local history and volcanic activity. Local run operation (port) displaced by the recent flows, not to mention their own family homes themselves, so they truly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Scot C
Reviewed 30 July 2018

we took the July 28th 4AM tour...Open ocean ride was wonderful - Lava viewing - literally "No Words" - we are a Kama'aina 'ohana (from Maui) grateful for the opportunity to experience the spiritual majesty of Pele - mahalo nui to all crew - Bunny...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mary D
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This tour was amazing. It was like seeing Hades in person. No words or pictures can truly describe what it's like to see this eruption in person. Thank you Ikaika and crew for your very classy tour.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kristenalice808
Reviewed 14 July 2018

I won't lie, the boat ride out in the dark was rough. We were up in the front of the boat and got bounced around quite a bit but considering we were taking a ride out to view fire and brimstone it wasn't nearly as...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank DCscarlet
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This tour was awesome. We did the 4pm tour, so it was in daylight. We had already cruised by the same area at night on our NCL cruise ship, which was also amazing! We didn't see as much lava as some of the pictures indicate,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent. Crew was top notch, progessional, and informative. We took the 8pm tour and the lava flow at night is amazing. Seas can be rough on this side of the Island, so be prepared for that. It is evident that this company has strong ties...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank force10fishing
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

If you want to see the lava up close this is the tour for you! The boat now leaves from Hilo because the volcano was too close to their launch site. The tour provides Everyone on the boat ample time to observe and photograph the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Nancy F
4 June 2018|
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Response from Jen2328 | Reviewed this property |
We did the bike/hike tour with them back in January 2018. The start of the tour was at the furthest south dead end of rt130 where the road turned to gravel. The company has most definitely pulled out of that location given... More
4 May 2018|
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Response from SteveGrace | Reviewed this property |
Might not want to go there just now, unless you are an adventure seeker. Police cordons? The gas is probably more dangerous than the lava.
Teresa G
9 November 2017|
Response from SMTys | Reviewed this property |
I think there were 15 people and 2 guides