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Captain Gene's Lava Boat Tours

Issac Hale Beach Park, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-443-1219
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Fantastic

Great experience,you feel the heat,the smells ,a total experience, felt safe , the personal... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2017
Cnc39
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Florence, Italy
Lava One is the one !!!!

One of the more awe inspiring sights of my life. And the ride back exhilarating like being on a... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2017
keithf772
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Perth, Australia
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Issac Hale Beach Park, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Great experience,you feel the heat,the smells ,a total experience, felt safe , the personal attention to safety was appropriate..The best, a smaller boat, plenty of space, not crowded like other boats

2  Thank Cnc39
Reviewed February 1, 2017

One of the more awe inspiring sights of my life. And the ride back exhilarating like being on a wave ski that sits 40 people lol . Apparently a 28 acre lump of lava rock broke of recently causing the lava flow to become more...More

6  Thank keithf772
Reviewed December 19, 2016

There are not many operations running boats out to see the lava go into the ocean and as far as I could tell only one of them has a metal hull. This boat is a bit larger, thus more people, than the others we saw...More

3  Thank James B
Reviewed November 29, 2016

Great trip but pretty rough seas. Not sure they need to go as fast as they were going. If you get seasick take a pill first. When I booked they said they would be at the lava sight 30 minutes but it was more like...More

Thank Deborah F
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

If this isn't on your "bucket list" it should be. A very moving experience. Despite heavy seas the Lavaone's masterful skipper, superior design and four 250 HP outboard Hondas never skipped a beat. A helluva show it was too! We took the sunrise tour with...More

3  Thank viniSeattle
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Watching lava pour into the sea is watching the earth being created. The Hawaiian belief that lava is the sacred body of the goddess Pele now makes perfect sense. It was also incredibly thrilling and a bit frightening to be so close to steaming lava....More

2  Thank Thelwell
Reviewed September 28, 2016

We booked an evening viewing,but it was cancelled due to wind. We went on the 2 pm cruise and it was wonderful.So much fun! It was like being on a roller coaster for 2 hours, with magnificent plumes is smoke and flowing lava. a brilliant...More

2  Thank Patricia B
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Captain Gene and his team are very professional and customer oriented. They run his little business with flexibitity and honesty. I fully recommend them. They are the only ones that take you to the lava flow entry point in Saturdays. For us, it was the...More

13  Thank xenale
Reviewed September 18, 2013

What impressed me was - I was due to go on a dawn Lava boat triip - specifically to do some photography of the lava entering the sea. These were professional enough to email me to tell me that the lava had stopped and what...More

13  Thank Jaktam
Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We had a group of 6 and did the 5 am ride. We got in the boat in the lot and drove us to the water we went with a full moon. Great ride out to the lava flows. Amazing. Where else can you see...More

4  Thank Loryfinno
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jeannedelacruz
Are individuals with disabilities permitted to take the cruise?
May 30, 2017|
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Response from keithf772 | Reviewed this property |
Mmm interesting question It may depend on the disability You need to be able to climb a 10 foot ladder to get onto the boat. If that's a problem you physically wont be able to board the boat. The owner operators talk a lot... More
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Juanita T
Kamaaina rates
May 1, 2017|
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Response from keithf772 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and a discount for cash if I remember correctly
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Trudy L
How much ?
March 16, 2017|
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Response from keithf772 | Reviewed this property |
$USD250 but with discounts for cash and Kamaaina local discount if you have a Hawaiian address
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