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Our Volcano Boat and Lava Boat tours cruise you to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to provide the best lava viewing of Volcano Kilauea's active ocean entry. The ultimate Hawaii vacation is here on the Big Island where you can watch lava from Kilauea volcano sizzle red hot into the Pacific Ocean.

Lava Tours to Volcano Kilauea take you to See, Hear, & Feel the heat. A front row seat to view red hot lava flow into the Pacific Ocean. Our lava tours regularly experience: lava heated steam, rivers of lava, littoral explosions, plume clouds, erupting lava bombs, & volcanic splatter cones. Explore the islands recent lava flows so fresh they're still cooling. The crew all have years of experience at the lava ocean entry & can't wait you show you an unforgettable red hot ocean lava tour. Plan to get wet on this ride!


All dates and times of tours offered are subject to change until you receive the email CONFIRMATION.

Pre Dawn Sunrise Lava Tour (about 2 - 2.5 hours) - Tour time varies based on conditions and time of year, tour starts approximately 4:30 - 6:00am. Check in 30 min prior.
(Call for availability).
Hawaii's Best Lava Tour takes you to see red hot lava in the dark. As the early morning golden sunlight rays warm the lava covered coastline, the ultimate lava viewing unfolds right before your eyes. Our experienced crew founded Lava Boat Tours on this very tour due to the fact that the Sunrise Lava Adventure Tours are the best for lava, wind, weather, & swell conditions. The major advantage the Sunrise Lava Adventure allows you is that you get the sun to your back which for photography purposes helps light the lava & Kalapana coastline. Please expect this ocean volcano tour to be the highlight of your Hawaii Vacation, we do. If you’re on the Big Island this is what you came to see Volcano Kilauea's red rivers of Lava cover Hawaii's beautiful Volcanos National Park coastline creating new black sand beaches, lava sea cliffs, lava aches, and shaping the Kalapana coastline forever.
* Trips are based 100% on nature and natural occurring events We do not control the lava, unfortunately! Lava Conditions are ever-changing ($25 discount for adults unless lava is touching the sea)

Lava Ocean Day Tours (about 2 hours) - Tour Times vary based on conditions and time of year.
( A 9:30am (late morning) check in is occasionally available on Tuesdays for passengers coming from cruise ships. If you are looking for a specific time, please call to check on availability before booking.
Our morning lava boat trips are the easiest for all around photographing lava pouring from Kilauea into the sea. If you are out there to “get the shot” think about this - The sun has broke the horizon and started it's climb into the mid morning sky to give you an abundance of natural back light for viewing lava and the best all around time to capture Hawaii lava photos.

Red Hot Lava is completely visible even during the middle of the day in full sun. Our volcano ocean lava tours take you along the most rugged Big Island coast lines see lava caves, lava tubes, black sand beaches as well as cultural and many other geological features. Day tours provide great Hawaii sightseeing, you get to view the Kalapana coastline on way to the lava & on the way back. If you missed the shot the first time you get a second chance on the way home. Come home from this Hawaii Vacation with lava pictures that will make family & friends wonder if you actually took them.
* Trips are based 100% on nature and natural occurring events We do not control the lava, unfortunately! Lava Conditions are ever-changing.

Sunset Lava Tour (about 2 hours) - Tour time varies based on conditions and time of year, tour starts approximately 4:30 - 6:00pm. Check in 30 min prior.
(Call for availability).
The Sunset lava adventure begins with a guided Kalapana Coastline tour of the Big Islands newest lands including 3 Black Sand Beaches, Lava Caves, Sea cliffs, & Hawaii marine life. After a brief coastal cruise its, lava time. Depending on conditions we can view anything from eruptive splatter cones to oozing rivers of lava. Views of the sun setting over Mauna Loa can be quite stunning when clear providing great lava viewing on your Hawaii Vacation Tour. A Sunset Lava Tour is a Hawaii Tour you'll cherish forever on the Hilo side of the Big Island. The excitement you'll feel while experiencing active lava by boat will be an everlasting memory on this Hilo Lava Tour.
* Trips are based 100% on nature and natural occurring events We do not control the lava, unfortunately! Lava Conditions are ever-changing in the event the lava is not touching the sea we will ($25 discount for adults unless lava is touching the sea) !

Volcano Coastline Tour 2 hours (NO LAVA)
Lava tours are 100% based on nature. When the lava is not actively flowing into the sea you can still enjoy two hours on the water viewing the newest land on earth!

Often times you can still see the lava flowing on the mountain or coastal plain from the boat.
The Puna Coastline has many amazing natural features, this tour highlights those magical elements including newly created black sand beaches, ocean lava tubes, most recent eruptions, views of current volcanic eruption, sea arches, rainbows, and a varied array of sea life including dolphins, flying fish, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and marine mammals.
* If the lava decides to flow again into the ocean, your tour will become the regular lava tour. Please pay the additional at the boat.

What To Know

Check in: 30-45 minutes before tour at the Isaac Hale Beach Park. Driving directions will be on voucher.

Please bring: rain jacket, poncho, parka or a wind breaker. Surf/board shorts, swim trunks or that type of material works best for lower body clothing. Upper body clothing should consist of 3 layers. Foot wear should also be able to get wet: sandals, slippers, water booties work best. Bring a backpack or dry sac to store your personal items. No umbrellas please.

Sea Sickness: If you are prone to sea sickness or nausea, take measures against it before the tour. Having a small snack prior to boarding will also help.

Lava Tours are based 100% on nature and natural occurring events.

We do not control the lava, unfortunately! Lava Conditions are ever-changing in the event the lava is not touching the sea we will change your lava tour to the Volcano Coastline Tour!

Due to the variable nature of weather and conditions, please call us if you are planning to book this tour to ensure tour times are accurate and that the tour is available.

Lava Flowing Into Ocean
After a three year hiatus, lava has been flowing into the sea since July 26, 2016!
Truly a Hawaii lava tour experience of a lifetime.. Book now while seats are HOT!

Details of the current flow can be found on the National Parks website.

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Some deterrents include but are not limited to:
1. No Pregnant women passengers. They are in danger of fetal disturbance or miscarriage in all stages of pregnancy and should not be aboard.
2. Children/Infants under 48" or under the age of 6 are not able to ride on a lava excursion.
3. No passengers over 75 years old.
4. Osteoporosis, moderate to extreme Scoliosis or degenerative diseases and spinal, cervical or cranial disorders.
5. Persons suffering from ANY bone, joint, ligament strains or sprains or other recent injury.
6. Persons with high blood pressure, recent heart attack or heart attack prone individuals.
7. Breathing difficulties such as Asthma, Emphysema, shortness of breath or any chronic lung disease of any kind. (No one has ever had any breathing difficulties aboard due to "VOG").
8. Wheelchairs, crutches, hip, leg or ankle issues (limping). Broken bones in cast or slings.
9. Mental disorders which may interfere with reality as well as vertigo.
10. All passengers must be under 250 lbs. (113 kg).
11. All passengers must be able to climb a 10 foot ladder to board the vessel.
12. No obese passengers.

All passengers are required to read and sign a "Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risks, Release and Indemnity Agreement" upon check in.

** Our prices include harbor fees!!

Please let us know in the comment box the AGE, WEIGHT, & NAME of each participant.

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What our customers say...

I highly recommend this tour. They were awesome. We went on a tour with the owner. It was great! ...

Rated by Christina Landry

Awesome tour, it is an adventure from driving to the park you meet at, to getting out of the boat! ...

Rated by Des Keys

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