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Lava Roy's Ocean Adventure Tours - CLOSED

Box 3895, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
+1 808-883-1122
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An amazing experience we will never forget!

After hearing that the lava had shifted outside the National Park, we tried to see the flow, but... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2015
Captainron14
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Vancouver, Washington
Excellent No Frills Adventure

My wife and went out with LavaRoy in early August. He was in the parking lot early and explained... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2013
Carl N
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Bay Area, California
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23 May 2015
“An amazing experience we will never forget!”
12 Aug 2013
“Excellent No Frills Adventure”
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Box 3895, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
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+1 808-883-1122
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Reviewed 23 May 2015

After hearing that the lava had shifted outside the National Park, we tried to see the flow, but access was controled by the county (and you could not get very close). I checked about Helicopter rides (big bucks, plus not much time over the lava)....More

3  Thank Captainron14
Reviewed 12 August 2013

My wife and went out with LavaRoy in early August. He was in the parking lot early and explained everything to us. As an avid, experienced boater, I was impressed with his seamanship and passion for the lava and area history. If you are looking...More

2  Thank Carl N
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We had a great time. The boat ride was a little rough because of the ocean swells. Roy is a talented captain and steered the best course to make the ride as comfortable as possible. We got so close to the lava, we could feel...More

1  Thank realfre
Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

This trip was better than expected. We were going to do the hike but everyone we talked to said this was the way to get real close safely. They were right. As we bobbed around the water less than 30 meters from the amazing lava...More

1  Thank Ric L
Reviewed 30 June 2013

We have visited the Big Island several times. We always come as a family. We visited the Volcano National Park each time in search of the lava flow. We have hiked over the lava flow at the coast at night never to see much but...More

1  Thank Hawaii97
Reviewed 24 June 2013

This adventure was spectacular. The ride out is, indeed, rough-but we were in the Pacific Ocean at dusk...it is rough water. Hang on. Captain pointed out geographic features as we went along. Informative & respectful interactions and demonstrated concern and understanding of marine safety. The...More

1  Thank AtqTraveler
Reviewed 5 June 2013

I live on the island and at the last minute my husband and I chose to got and look at the lava once the volcano began erupting again. I have been on thousands of boats and this was the worst experience on a boat ever....More

10  Thank Teresa P
Reviewed 2 May 2013

This was a great trip. The crew was wonderful and extremely helpful. Yes, this was a small craft with no frills, hence the word "adventure". I want to thank Roy for his outstanding manner in scheduling this with me and and great big thanks to...More

1  Thank Tim_Prince
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Firstly, it is important to note that this is an "adventure" tour, so be prepared that this is not a luxury boat experience, but an experience that is absolutely worth doing. The boat is a typical fishing boat used in the area, and so, the...More

3  Thank BCVisitors_13
Reviewed 7 April 2013

I agree with everyone that the lava flow into the ocean is AMAZING. Just do it with another carrier. Lava Roy is horrible, inconsiderate, and a miserable person to be around. My husband was concerned about saying anything on the boat for Roy was not...More

3  Thank CF290