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Big Island Lava Boat Tour

Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Once in a lifetime

This was by far my best excursion on the island being in a boat on the water at night watching the... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
243kimberlyw
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Lodi, California
ONCE IN A LIFETIME!!! Thank you!!

This Lava boat tour was by far one of the best things I have ever done in my life. My family and... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Rebecca B
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Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This was by far my best excursion on the island being in a boat on the water at night watching the miracle of nature in front and up close was something I will never forget.

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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This Lava boat tour was by far one of the best things I have ever done in my life. My family and friends came to the big Island in Sept of 2016. We had a group of 7, most of us in our 20s and...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

After reading the great reviews about the Big Island Lava Boat Tour, I booked a tour with him for guests visiting from New Hampshire. He told me I would have a confirmation that night which I never received. I called him back the next day,...More

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Gregory N, Owner at Big Island Lava Boat Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Please call me on my new number at 760-473-8286 asap. I am terribly sorry about what happened and just know that I have been in the hospital since April 9th. I also discontinued offering lava boat tours back then and took the website down when...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The trip to the "fire hose" from the Pu’u O’o vent was not too bad. We spent plenty of time at the vent moving from different angles with the boat so that all could see and get photos. The trip back to the dock was...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Greg set us up for a Kilauea ocean vent tour on Feb 1st, 2017. Skosh, the boat driver, was very confident and enthusiastic, as was the mate; we always felt safe. The boat is a 7-seater with twin Honda 150 hp outboards, so be advised...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was our first time in a glass bottom boat and it was great. They were very knowledgeable about the underwater stuff. Answered very question readily. We were amazed at how huge the eels were.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

The view was awesome. Unfortunately the boat ride and crew were not. The trip was rushed. The boat was oversold...People were forced to sit on coolers because there was not enough seats for everyone. This was not a sunset cruise, We left earlier than advertised...More

6  Thank aksmith413
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Kanoa (Captain) and Tyson were excellent guides. After a 40 minute boat ride we arrived at a huge lava flow into the ocean. Kanoa handled the boat in N excellent manner and we had wonderful views. Only 6 passengers on a 24 foot boat with...More

2  Thank Patricia T
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Kainoa and Josh were awesome! Kainoa's expertise with the boat and ocean made our trip so much fun. Being local boys, we got a lot of history on the Kalapana area. The boat holds 8 passengers, my family of five were the only ones aboard....More

2  Thank Imua70
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Kai and Josh were so professional, knowledgeable, safe and yet fun, too! They are Big Island boys and live on the side of the island where the lava is entering the ocean so they know what is happening and to be careful. The lava pouring...More

2  Thank Jennie F
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bmg148
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Response from Rdskens_Tag | Reviewed this property |
We did the glass bottom boat tour.
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Joe B
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Response from Don B | Reviewed this property |
The price each for the lava excursion was $175. This was for a specific trip to the vent area well down the coast, lasting 2 to 2 1/2 hrs. I can't answer for any custom arrangement.
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