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Lava Ocean Tours Inc

Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-966-4200
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Great fire hose experience

Took the 7:30 lava tour on February 17th. Great experience! At first I was a bit hesitant going on... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Brian B
via mobile
Sunrise at Sea

My husband and I took the sunrise tour on Lava Ocean tours last week. What an experience! We we... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
sharon82013
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Albany, New York
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 19:00
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 22 February 2017 via mobile

Took the 7:30 lava tour on February 17th. Great experience! At first I was a bit hesitant going on such a large boat, with 40+ people, but it turned out to be great. It's a big boat that is built for these tours. We got...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My husband and I took the sunrise tour on Lava Ocean tours last week. What an experience! We we up close and personal with the lava flow (which at the time of our trip was amazing). Definitely recommend getting up early and doing the sunrise...More

Thank sharon82013
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This tour is a must-do when on the Big Island. Don't take a helicopter tour or attend a luau until you ride with Captain Shane to the lava flow! This is an experience not available anywhere in the world, and definitely was the highlight of...More

Thank DrJM911
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Took a 9:30 tour with my wife and it was the best boat trip that we have ever taken We did the helicopter trip as well but if you can only do one or the other, Do theLavaOcean Tour. The lava is flowing and you...More

Thank JimSandles
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This really was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we wouldn't have missed it for anything. The whole experience was much more impressive than we expected it to be -- and I have to say that the captain took us MUCH closer to the magma flow than...More

Thank Gisela W
Shane T, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this review

The right tour for the right person

Reviewed 21 February 2017

My husband and I took the 4:30 lava tour on Feb 15, 2017. It was fantastic!!! The ride out was great that day (we were actually scheduled for Feb 14th but the tour was canceled due to ocean conditions). They get you so close you...More

Thank Patricia S
Shane T, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the rest of the tour but yes in between trips sometimes we have to put fuel on the boat. without fuel the boat does not go out

Reviewed 21 February 2017

We are local and live only 12 miles from the flow. We bike out the flow every couple weeks. Seeing the Fire Hose from the water side was exceptionally better! The captain and crew were friendly, direct, and made sure everyone got a good view...More

Thank Shep K
Shane T, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this review

Mahalo for your great review I'm glad we could show you Lava in a different fashion

Reviewed 21 February 2017

This was a once in a lifetime view of the fire hose lava flow now occurring on Hawaii. The crew was supurb, the boat comfortable and the view beyond my expectations. The boat was an "up close and personal" experience without the 9 mile round...More

Thank Lora G
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Since January 3rd or so, according to captain Shane Turpin and his mate Jake, the fire house of lava has been flowing like a fire waterfall off the cliff into the sea, occasionally exploding into blasts of fire and brimstone. You can feel the heat,...More

1  Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Ok - first I have to admit that I had a very scary experience taking a boat trip out into the Pacific ocean in Mexico a few years ago. The boat was tiny and overloaded the captain was drinking rum and the whole thing was...More

Thank Dan G
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sfels2017
How long is the drive from the Kona area and what is the best route? Also, would I be safe booking a 2:30 tour if I drive over?
29 April 2017|
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Response from Shane T | Property representative |
The above info is perfect well done betteskid
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sfels2017
How long is the drive from the Kona area and what is the best route? Also, would I be safe booking a 2:30 tour if I drive over?
29 April 2017|
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Response from Paula M | Reviewed this property |
we drove from Kona to the launch area (it took about 2 1/2 hours). We took the saddle road which cut about an hour drive time, if you drive using the road towards Volcano. We took the 2;30 tour, and the water was a bit... More
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traveler056
How far in advance are teservations recommended?
28 April 2017|
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Response from Susan R | Reviewed this property |
If you want the last trip of the day you should make it a month or so in advance. The 5:30 trip is usually the last one. There is a 7:30 one listed but when I took the trip I was told by staff they hadn't been booking that... More
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