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Lava Ocean Tours Inc

93 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-825-5530
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Lava Ocean Tours is your front row seat to feel the heat onboard our 40+ft high speed aluminum catamarans. Our Lava Boat Tours are world famous for delivering the best views of the active lava touching the sea dont wait till its to late to experience the magic of lava sizzling into the sea.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“boat ride” (177 reviews)
“sunrise tour” (77 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
93 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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+1 808-825-5530
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"captain shane"
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"boat ride"
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"sunrise tour"
in 77 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
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"foot ladder"
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"pm tour"
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"isaac hale"
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"within feet"
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"change of clothes"
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"getting wet"
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"both sides"
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"coast guard"
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"an amazing experience"
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Reviewed yesterday

Unforgettable once in a lifetime experience! Went on a 4 AM trip w/ very calm conditions. Captain Rick and his friendly crew took us to see about 6-7 spots where lava was flowing. Very dramatic to see it in the dark but got better video...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pros The woman who picks up the phone line and speaks to customers was helpful. We saw the fissures of the volcano in the ocean and got a few good pics. The guys who work on the boat speaking to passengers are nice. Cons: 1....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Shane and crew were amazing. Coming from Australia we have nothing like this in our country. So worth while the alarm going off early and setting sail towards the lava. This was a once in a life time experience.

Thank Anne E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Hawaii during the first week of August, 2018. The historic lava flows had subsided by this point, but I had to see them nonetheless. I went on a sunset tour and was not disappointed. The tour was a great experience from start...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m keeping this review simple. This experience is a miserable three hour experience and I believe most would agree. Your tossed on horribly rough seas traveling at break neck speeds while being pelted with rain and salt water. Toss is the few guests around you...More

1  Thank EnglandTraveladdict
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an amazing experience. I came from Barcelona to see this incredible scenary, and it was worthful. The tour was canceled twice for the bad wether of Hector tropical storm. But the safety first.The guys in charge professional and helpful. Everybody was in a...More

Thank Josefina527
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have seen many things in my life, serving in the Australian Army for 15 years and serving as a peace keeper. But this was the most spectacular thing I have seen, Mother Nature making new land, words cannot describe it, the crew Shane and...More

Thank Doogs61
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lava boat tour was incredible. Captain and crew were professional, knowledgeable and funny. Exactly where I wanted to be on my 50th birthday. I would only do the sunrise tour.

Thank Jane D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointing how far away, from the volcano, the boat is now since the incident that happened in July. The photos on the website are totally misleading as the boat now stays 300 metres out at sea. Although it is amazing to see the volcano from...More

1  Thank Anntnz
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sunlightHK
July 16, 2018|
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Response from LavaOcean | Property representative |
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June 14, 2018|
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Response from LavaOcean | Property representative |
Sorry we cannot due to FAA TFR regulations in this area
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Sam M
June 8, 2018|
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Response from Trish C | Reviewed this property |
I had my cell phone out and took pictures with it. It was fine. However, you do get wet. I wore a sailing jacket and kept the phone inside it when I wasn’t using it. I think a camera would be fine. Also, it depends... More
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