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Lava Ocean Tours Inc

Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-966-4200
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Totally worth it!

This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! Instead of doing a laborious hike on a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sean2874
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Northlake, Texas
Amazing Tour!

I highly recommend this tour! The captain took us within what seemed like 50 feet of the lava (not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Theresa C
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Poulsbo, Washington
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Lava Ocean Tours is your exclusive way Explore the Hilo side of Big Island. View volcanic activity on our boat & hikes to see the LAVA. Our state of the art vessels are modern aluminum catamarans including the "Lavaone" 49 passenger 40x14 catamaran powered by 4 Honda 250hp motors. Whether lava is flowing on the land or sea we will get you to the closet viewing point safely possible. We also offer the Ultimate Boat Waterfall Tours departing Hilo to see over 30+ boat only waterfalls and dolphins in uncrowded waters. During Hawaii Whale Season (Dec-Apr) enjoy whale watching in Hilo Bay and surrounding waters on an intimate ocean cruise. Our tours include Lava Boat Tours, Guided Lava Hikes, Volcano Boat Tours, Waterfall & Dolphin Tours, Charter Fishing, Hilo Whale Watching and Private Tours.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible8%
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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+1 808-966-4200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! Instead of doing a laborious hike on a trail in the national park, only to be rewarded with a distant view of lava flowing to the sea, why not take a boat and get up...More

Thank Sean2874
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

right tour right peoples

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend this tour! The captain took us within what seemed like 50 feet of the lava (not sure the actual distance). It was simply amazing to watch the lava flow into the ocean and realize that I was watching an island grow! So...More

1  Thank Theresa C
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

A wet an wild adventure to see lava like no other

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must say, wow this was fun. We had a good time and we are keen boat folk. Suggest this is probably the safest of the boats out there at the sunrise Lava flow. Not for the Disneyland family on a rough day out there...More

Thank Yum2man
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yes much more then your average Disneyland ride a 2 hour ocean roller coaster

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend LavaOceanTours boat with Capt Shane & crew Damien. On 7/25/17, took 4:30am ride on LavaOne boat. Spectacular view of G61 flow from Pu'u O'o vent of Kilauea. Left from Isaac Hale Beach Park boat ramp in Pahoa, Big Island & ripped across...More

1  Thank BassingGal
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mahalo for your accurate review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have taken 1 pm tour on 24th July. Captain informed about the boat speed n choppy sea. He did offered refund if someone has back problems or osteoporosis.He has given enough time to see the amazing view of melting Lava m we could take...More

1  Thank jagmahek
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

yes the east side of hawaii is known for choppy wet conditions so prepare and you will have an amazing adventure

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the first trip of the day at 4:30a.m. It was worth it. We first saw the molten lava pouring into the ocean in the dark. Dramatic. As the day dawned the detail increased of the cooling lava shelf. We got really close to...More

1  Thank Chris K
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This company says they accept passengers ages 4yo and up. But let me tell you, do NOT... I repeat.. DO NOT... bring any young child on this tour. I grew up on the water and I love boats, water, and the whole 9, but I...More

3  Thank Nichole B
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yes you need to know your families limits we do not recommend this tour for elderly we do not take children under four this is an extreme boat ride up to see an active volcano. Not sure where this guest grew up boating but this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a rare and unique opportunity to see lava flowing into the ocean a few feet from you, feeling the heat, hearing the sounds, feeling the energy of Pele up close was to me an unforgettable, must do experience! Did the 4:30am tour, extra special...More

1  Thank GypsySoleil
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us glad to hear you had such a memorable experience

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

at first you think, oh man what have i done. it's predawn and you are past the point of no return, with a boat full silhouetted passengers you only just met, briefly, their last names being summoned on the beach for a salty reminder from...More

1  Thank Justin V
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your accuracy review look forward to seeing you back again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the top highlights of our trip to The Big Island! The ride to the lava flow was rough, but exciting. We were so close to the lave we could feel the heat. A bucket of ocean water was drawn up and...More

1  Thank michaelwC8302XK
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us on this LAVA OCEAN Adventure tour

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July 27, 2017|
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Response from AFallenMathematician | Reviewed this property |
I'm 72 and had absolutely no problem when I took this tour in June.
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Response from Brittany G | Reviewed this property |
Our Boat had a mobile staircase and it was easy to get in and out. It is a rough boat ride so if they have back or neck problems that might be an issue. No one in our group got sea sick but there were several others on the... More
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Response from Myra A | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can as long as spots are available. We made our reservation in their store in Alii drive 2 days prior, we were lucky to have 4 spots open for us.
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