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Pohoiki Lava Ocean Adventures!! Please join us on our adventure Lava Boat Tours to see molten lava flowing into the ocean from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano. Kilauea (on the Big Island of Hawaii), is considered to be the most active volcano in the world...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
13-101 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Road, Pahoa,, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 800-901-0468
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We had a great experience. Seeing lava flow into the sea is truly memorable. We thought the crew and the boat were good and the captain made sure both sides of the boat saw the lava. We probably spent 20 minutes or so by the...More

1  Thank RobinADXB
Reviewed 23 January 2018

we took the boat ride by paying about $250 cash. the boat ride is great fun. we did not have great expectations after talking to some friends. However wanted to see flowing lava instead of walking and seeing lava remotely from observatory. We could some...More

Thank Rahul S
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing excursion!! The views were to die for and the crew was very friendly and informative. I highly recommend

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic. Most exciting thing I have ever done. This is a bucket list for sure. Crew was great and made the ride in the dark even more exciting. You will get wet, and you will see lava, up close. Did a great job of letting...More

Thank paulbets
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience. Seeing lava flow into the sea is truly memorable. We thought the crew and the boat were good and the captain made sure both sides of the boat saw the lava. We probably spent 20 minutes or so by the...More

Thank RobinADXB
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing experience! We took the twilight tour at 7:30 pm. All the great things that the other reviews say are right on. Captain Shane got us so close a chunk hit the metal roof of the boat. Truly an astounding experience. Just...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Lava was flowing into the ocean and it was spectacular to see! Had Captain Skosh with about 6 of us so it was a very personalized tour. Yep the ride out and back takes about 40 minutes each way and it is a bit rough...More

1  Thank BHLovesTravel
Reviewed 5 January 2013

OK, the first thing you need to know is that there are different companies going out to the lava in different boats. Most of the other reviews seem to be about the largest boat which holds 24 passengers. We saw that one as we were...More

35  Thank Realcatena
Reviewed 30 May 2010

My husband and I went out on the "lava boat" on May 29, 2010. First, if you visit the website, www.lavaboat.com, keep in mind that there are actually a couple boats in use, and it may not match the one pictured. We went out on...More

12  Thank Indy-JMT
Reviewed 29 December 2009

We did the lava boat tour with captain Rupert (Ruppy) of Lavaboat.com. Their phone number is [--]. The boat's name was lava wolf and it holds six people besides the Captain and his brother Frank. We did the tour on December 25th, 2009 at 5am...More

8  Thank pkjain
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