I highly recommend this tour. They were awesome. We went on a tour with the owner. It was great!
Awesome tour, it is an adventure from driving to the park you meet at, to getting out of the boat! We sat next to a 90 year old retired sailor who as we were zooming over the water, wave to wave, yelled "they really meant it when they said this tour is not for the faint of heart"! It is definitely true the tour is rigorous but well worth it for the adventure and getting that close to the lava! We would do it again. Everyone has a seat and you need to stay in your seat. But no matter where you are seated everyone in the boat will get excellent views of the lava. It was a rigorous and fast paced ride to the Lava and then we spent about 30 minutes looking at the lava. I would say we got as close as 20ft away from the lava at times. Definitely, if you have the opportunity, it is a once in a lifetime experience to see lava flowing in person so closely. We would say do it, just make sure you're prepared. You will probably get wet, take some seasickness preventatives beforehand and make sure you can climb a 10 foot ladder by yourself. OH, and don't forget your camera.