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Address: 12-5038 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778-7808
Phone Number:
+1 808-345-4964
Description:

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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Don't go with any other company!

Before going with Kalapana Cultural Tours, we researched many companies. We finally went with KCT after being told by John at Dolphin Bay that they were the best. We went on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Before going with Kalapana Cultural Tours, we researched many companies. We finally went with KCT after being told by John at Dolphin Bay that they were the best. We went on the sunrise tour with Andrew and Captain Kai. We cannot urge you strongly enough to do the sunrise tour. Yes, it is worth waking up at 3 am and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Lava was amazing, worth every penny! But they also Knowledge of area & lava flow. Locally owed! Upbeat & friendly even at 5am! Concerned for your comfort. I can't say enough good things

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a once in a lifetime look at volcanic lava entering the ocean. We took a 4:00 boat tour and totally enjoyed it. After about 40 minutes by high-speed boat (we stopped to watch dolphins play) we watched from about 30 yds away as molten lava poured into the sea and exploded upward. Our guide, Andrew, was very courteous... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour is a top notch fun time for people in average to above average shape. You bike in 4.5 miles on a hard packed gravel lava road. Then you walk down lava rock to ocean to observe the lava entering the ocean. Its awesome you see chunks flying up and steam and red glow of lava. When we were... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All we can say is WOW. This was a trip worth the fees!!! Volcano was active and our guides made sure we got an incredible view. Very polite answered all of my questions. Take this trip if of the Island of Hawaii! Aloha

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the five am boat tour to see the lava flow. We were lucky because the lava bench broke off (26 acres) and the tube became exposed. The captain was helpful and nice. He talked about the lava and how the Hawaiians viewed lava. On the way to the lava, the water was bioluminescent since it was still very... More 

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can definitely do the trail without a guide but we loved our experience. Our tour guide was Trevor and he was a super chill guy who shared a lot of cool stories of the lava and the island. We got a lot of good information on the history and culture of Hawaii. He found us some great spots to... More 

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Viernheim, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super Trip. Local Hawaiian people owned Business. Many storys about Pele and the Lava itself. Awesome tour

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We booked the lava boat tour, wich unfortunately got cancelled. I can understand that they cancel when the sea conditions would be too dangerous. But they still charged the full amount on our credit card. Despite telling us that we would get a full refund that has not happened yet. No one answers our emails anymore and we are not... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The guide has been fantastic. Thanks to him we could see the lava very close, we walked one hour to reach it! Really hard to find but our guide was really an expert! Fortunately we saved 2 miles because they could drive us with a van into the road - you can't do it with your own car. At the... More 

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