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Address: Between Hilo and Volcano off HWY 11, Kurtistown, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: (808)-217-2363
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Beautiful Lava Tube with Enthusiastic Guide

We were hesitant to pay money to see a lava tube since we are from the Pacific Northwest and have hiked in lava tubes before. However, the Kilauea Caverns of Fire was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Tigard, Oregon
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Tigard, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were hesitant to pay money to see a lava tube since we are from the Pacific Northwest and have hiked in lava tubes before. However, the Kilauea Caverns of Fire was a completely different experience and worth every penny. Steve, our guide, shared his fascination and enthusiasm for all of the beautiful formations within the lava tube. Steve is... More 

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bedford, ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our group of five adults joined Steve for an afternoon tour of the lava tube. It was fun to scramble over the boulders and look at the amazing formations and features that nature has produced. Steve shared his knowledge and his interest in the various aspects of the lava tube. Although he is not a scholar (as was the guide... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I can't imagine a better lava tube experience. Steve was my guide, and he admitted he had been in the tubes hundreds of times. Still, his passion for the tubes showed like a young boy showing off his prized possession. He made the tubes come alive, literally, with his enthusiasm. I took the three hour tour, but I know his... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were interested in seeing lava tubes, but wanted something more adventuresome than the lame and touristy-sounding Thurston tubes. This place was our second choice after Kula Kai Caverns, which had been recommended to us, but which we couldn't do because the website said they don't take anyone under 11 years old due to the sophisticated content of the tour.... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Called them the day before and set up the 3 hour tour. Turns out it was just the Mrs and me. I am 60 and while some of the climbing over the rocks in the tube was tricky, I made it no problem - even when we had to squat a bit to get thru some small sections. this is... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I can't speak highly enough of this. My wife and I didn't know what to think when we headed out into the countryside to find the place but it was well worth the effort. The caves were absolutely amazing and Steve deserves a lot of credit for bringing them alive - he is clearly very passionate and knowledgeable about them.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

this is a great family adventure tour….from the entry way going into the cave was beautiful with amazing veils of ohia tree roots, rock climbing and etc. Our guide Steve is very knowledgable and friendly…we enjoy our family time exploring the lava tube. We were exhausted after our 3 hour tour. If you love history and natures wonders this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went on the tour despite my sore foot ! Steve was a very empathetic , enthusiastic, and wonderful guide knowing I wasn't up to par , but he went very slow for my husband, son and I and i didn't even think about my foot the entire walk ( which really wasn't a very long walk ) ! He... More 

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Kilauea Caverns of Fire is a lava tube reached by climbing down an aluminum ladder that's probably 20 feet high. It is in its natural state, meaning no paved or cemented floor and no lighting. We opted for the three hour tour, but a one hour tour is also available. We each carried a flashlight and wore a hard hat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

If you want to see what a real lava tube looks like (not like the Thurston Lava Tube in Volcano National Park), call the Kilauea Caverns of Fire and book a tour. It is a small time operation with reservations set up through the guide and by appointment only. Make sure you get directions from Steve (the guide) as it... More 

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