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Kalapana Cultural Tours

12-5038 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778-7808
+1 808-345-4964
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Lava Boat Tour

Excellent service, I cannot fault the work of the captain Andrew and Tiana in the office who... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JoeW12345
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great company!

We decided to rent bikes to take us to the lava viewing area. The people at Kalapana cultural tours... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alyssa C
via mobile
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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, 5:00pm Private Tour/Boat Charter: anytime upon request
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“surface flow” (31 reviews)
“ocean entry” (30 reviews)
“boat tour” (33 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent service, I cannot fault the work of the captain Andrew and Tiana in the office who managed to quickly organise a last minute trip after our other tour with a different company was cancelled. Would recommend using this company as the boats are smaller...More

Thank JoeW12345
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to rent bikes to take us to the lava viewing area. The people at Kalapana cultural tours were super nice and accommodating and helped us get bikes with the comfortable seats and adjusted them for us. Their prices were standard and also had...More

Thank Alyssa C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A bunch of Oahu photographers wanted to view the lava flow through the Kalapana Side and decided to book bike rentals with Kalapana Cultural Tours. It was not a bad decision at all! Awesome customer service and good prices for the bikes! Highly recommended if...More

Thank Alomlack L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend!! Chris our tour guide was great! He was friendly, professional, and was very aware of the environment! Additionally, they offer a military discount for those possessing a military ID card.More

Thank Rose H
Kalapana_CT, Front Office Manager at Kalapana Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with our guide Chris! We'll be sure to pass on the word to him. Mahalo once again for choosing us here at Kalapana...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing to go so close to the lava flow ! It's very impressive to see such an incandescent red lava in middle of steam, rocks and water. It's kind of magical.

Thank SabrinaALS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the afternoon lava hike with Jacy and can only higly recommend the tour! Read their emails for directions and instructions and you'll be absolutely fine. We had no trouble finding them, got told where to park the car and where to check in....More

Thank A B
Kalapana_CT, Front Office Manager at Kalapana Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha! Mahalo for taking the time to write us a review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Jaci! We'll be sure to let her know that you enjoyed it! Once again thank you for choosing us here at Kalapana Cultural Tours!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The sunrise lava tour was truly an incredible experience. It exceeded my expectations. We headed out into the open water around 4:45am and started our trek to the lava. It was a bit rough - and it was a calm morning. It's a 45 minute...More

1  Thank WanderingShaun
Kalapana_CT, Manager at Kalapana Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we appreciate all the kind words. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed you lava boat tour with us. We'll be sure to pass on the kind thoughts to our captain Ikaika,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had heard from some fellow travelers that renting bikes was the way to go for lava viewing considering time, price and effort. They recommended Kalapana Cultural Tours, so we went to their website. Since we knew we wanted to see the...More

2  Thank Melanie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so fortunate to choose KCT, because our captain made sure we were close but safe and Andrew added the interesting information. We were in awe of Mother Nature's power. This was the highlight of our Hawaiian vacation.

Thank ncalifvol
Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard the Sunrise tour was the best because you can see the lava flow in the dark and in the dawn light which is why I booked one. But as with other reviewers, ours was cancelled due to bad ocean conditions. Although disappointed, we...More

2  Thank Michaele R
Kalapana_CT, Manager at Kalapana Cultural Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha! Mahalo for taking the time to write us a review! We appreciate all your kind thoughts, and words of our crew. We'd also like to thank you for your understanding as to why we cancel our boat tours, and for deciding to stay with...More

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Gloria M
22 April 2017|
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Response from Kalapana_CT | Property representative |
Aloha Mrs. Menor, Can you please specify where you saw our age limits? We double checked on our website and reservation site, and can't find an area where it states our age limit is 60 years old. We are sorry for the... More
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dysthymi
21 March 2017|
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Response from CBe987 | Reviewed this property |
We just returned from doing this tour this week. The length of the hike varied day to day depending on where the surface lava is. It changes minute to minute. When we did the bike/hike the first time, the lava was less than... More
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oddkorat p
21 January 2017|
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Response from Ted S | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the tour you take, they offer many (their boat for example was $200 / person while the hike I saw listed was was $85)
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