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Lava Ocean Tours Inc

Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-966-4200
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This was a fantastic experience! The boat gets up very close - you can feel the heat. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
joeU3930IE
WOW just extraordinary

Was nervous about doing this trip but we just loved it. It took our breath away. You could feel the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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: 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 1 week ago

This was a fantastic experience! The boat gets up very close - you can feel the heat. Definitely the best way to see the lava flow - up close and personal. Boat is solid and felt extremely safe at all times.

Thank joeU3930IE
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for joining us

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was nervous about doing this trip but we just loved it. It took our breath away. You could feel the heat, smell the sulphur and hear the angry lava. I found boat reasonably comfortable. You will get wet. Cannot recommend this highly enough. Just awesome.

Thank lez_lee
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for joining us

Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend you all to take this trip instead of the Volcano tour via bus as you only see the volcano far a way & only smoke but this trip is real & you can see the lava very close & feel the warm ......More

Thank Dania56
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Another great tour glad u joined us

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This might seem expensive but it is worth every dollar. It gets you close to the awe inspiring sight of waves washing over the end of this lava flow on the Big Island. The skipper was skilful in manoeuvring the boat within a few metres...More

Thank Paul S
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mahalo for joining us

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of our trip to the Big Island. The lava was flowing and the ocean was relatively calm which made for a great adventure. The captain turned the boat so everyone had a front seat view of the lava spilling into the...More

Thank cathyinwv
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed our tour and yes safety is our most concern

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got an email the day before saying everything was set for our lava tour which we had already paid in full for. Turned up at 4am no boat, no tour, no email advising tour was cancelled, let alone phone call. Their phone number has...More

Thank Beeswaxes
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry for any troubles you may have however if we canceled a tour you would've have received both a call and an email unless you were unavailable to get these then we would've tried to contact your local place of stay if you left this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We choose the 4:30am ocean cruise to the lava flows and am so glad that we did, the captain was able to get us up close and personal with the action. It was amazing to see that kind of power of fire & water so...More

Thank TTTMOM
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad we could assist you and sharing your dream to see the Lava from the sea we agree the sunrise Tours is one of our most magical Tours

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter (16 yo) went on this trip. The ride was a bit rough for her, but I loved it. We got to see a new lava breakout on our tour which was really exciting!!!! Captain Shane went over ALL the rules of the boat,...More

Thank Lynn H
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We do our best to make everyone feel safe and comfortable however yes this is an open ocean tour and not for everyone thank you for joining us

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almost 100 reviewers gave LOT poor or terrible Trip Advisor ratings. That's a lot, folks! Do you need to cancel your tour because of sick kids? Too bad. Because of an ER visit? Too bad. Transportation problems? Too bad. If you cancel less than 48...More

Thank AlohaHulaGirl
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

As you may notice The passengers to actually make it on the Tours have a great time with over 1000 positive to reviews , Yes there are negative reviews from guests however most of them are the people who show up late or try to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been fortunate in our lives to travel to many places and see some wonderful things....but our Sunrise Lava Tour with Lava Ocean Tours was, without a doubt, one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. We'd originally booked an 11:00 am tour...More

1  Thank sheri010
LavaOcean, Manager at Lava Ocean Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Well reviewed we appreciate your season approach and glad we could share one of the special experiences you have had

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jin y
9 September 2017|
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Response from sheri010 | Reviewed this property |
I called the number on the reservation, as well, 808-966-4200, and sent a follow-up email, as well. They called me based on the email about 3 hours later. Very helpful and friendly.
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MP0878
27 July 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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