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“Unforgettable underground experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kazumura Cave Tours

Kazumura Cave Tours
Ranked #27 of 79 things to do in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
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Del Norte, Colorado
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Unforgettable underground experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

First of all, you'll get there when you follow Harry's very exact instructions - truly out in the middle of nowhere! Now the juicy details. This is one place on the island where you get a lot of bang for your buck - only $20 for an outstanding 2 hour tour. The lava tube cave is unlike any other cave I've been in - flowing rope lava floors, hanging lava drops, lava falls, lava stalactites (well that's the best name you can give them because they aren't real stalactites) and a tiny spider that lives in the dark of the cave. Harry, your tour meister, is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the cave. We learned about how the different flow patterns were made, about cracks in the lava floor, about the cave falls, and other interesting lava patterns - some that can be explained and others that are hypothesized about. Harry moves at a pace that is basically set by the group he is with - may have been a little slower with our group since I didn't exactly speed up the ladders! Thank you Harry for sharing your lava tube with us - I learned so much and won't easily forget the time we spent in the Kazamura Lava Tube.

Visited November 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Unique cave experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed our 2 hour tour with Harry into the depths of the lava tube cave that he has access to on his property. It's easy to tell that Harry is very passionate about sharing, protecting and teaching about this geological wonder. We learned so much about the science of how the tubes were formed. Fascinating!

As other reviewers have mentioned, follow the directions to his house very closely. The location is very much off the tourist path in a sparse residential neighborhood with crappy roads. Also, know that he does indeed lock a gate at the entrance of the cave behind you. If we hadn't read this little piece of information here on trip advisor ahead of time, I think it may have made me nervous.

I highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for a unique experience off the beaten path. The 2 hour tour is a steal at $20 per person. You'll leave here knowing more about lava flows that you could have ever imagined. Thanks Harry!

Visited October 2012
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Awesome”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Harry is super informative, the cave is really cool and the price is unbeatable. I'm not a huge cave person so the four hour tour was a little much for me but my boyfriend loved it. Definitely WAAAAAY better than Thurston tube.

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Kansas City
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190 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Excellent tour, great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Harry Shick was a really good tour guide. He provides all the safety equipment. You access the cave from his property. It is obvious that he is a thoughtful tour guide and he did a good job of pointing out lots of great things about the cave. We did the longer 4 hour tour, and would highly recommend that you do the longer tour. It is really worth it. The 4 hour tour at $40 a person was a really great value. Would recommend highly.

Visited August 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A must do activity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

Very rarely do you get the opportunity to go on a genuine, non-commercialize, local tour experience. Harry Shick is one of those unique individuals who loves his job and loves sharing it. You will be amazed by the beauty and complexity of lava tubes, its nothing like you've seen before. This tour goes way beyond value for money, he should be charging more, buts its a testament to Harry's belief of sharing rather than profiteering. Afterwards you'll be able to brag to your friends about being in the world's longest lava tube!

Visited June 2012
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