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Volcano Boat Tours in Hawaii

Open Ocean Tour – Hawaii Volcano Boat Tour on the Big Island to see Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from the ocean.
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“Our trips are based 100% on nature and natural occurring events. We do not control the lava, unfortunately! Lava Conditions are ever-changing we see eruption activity from Kilauea Volcano on this volcano tour! This is an open ocean adventure tour.

General Information
Schedule: Hawaii volcano boats depart at 4:30PM.
Tour Rating: Moderate all passengers must be at least 4 years old & in good health.
We Provide: A narrated tour from a local water-man guide, comfortable covered seating, stereo sound, tour to see rare sights, water
Prices: Adult: $145 Children: $119 Kama’aina/Military $135
Group Size:3 vessels available to assist small groups & large groups as well. 6, 24, 49 passenger boats available
Restrictions: Guests need to be in good health with no recent injury’s, pregnancy’s, back or neck problems.
What to Bring & Wear: Comfortable footwear, jacket, hat and prepare to get wet. Bring a spare change of clothes for after tour.


Hawaii Volcano Tour by boat to discover East Hawaii’s stunning volcanic coastline on a 2 hour 36 mile guided boat excursions along the scenic Puna coast shoreline. Located outside the town of Hilo beneath Volcano Kilauea, a unique Hawaii adventure tour awaits you on our year round Volcano Boat Tour. See Hawaii Volcanoes National Park's historic geologic formations (lava tubes, sea arches, black sand beaches and much more). A Big Island tour not to be missed!!!

See the aftermath from recent lava flows as Hawaii Volcano Kilauea continues to erupt. Witness the settling lava benches from recent 2011 volcanic activity. This Big Island boat tour reveals panoramic views of Big Island Volcanoes(Kilauea, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa), Volcanic Black Sand Beaches, Unique Lava Tubes, Pristine Marine Life, Historic Lavascapes, Lush Junglescapes while cruising along the Historical Kalapana coast filled with scenic beauty.Experience the Big Island of Hawaii’s volcanoc coastline on board a world class catamarran. The US Coast Guard inspected 34ft 24 passenger catamaran "LavaKai" is the ultimate way to explore East Hawaii's remote Big Island destinations.

Every new day in Hawaii begins right here along the scenic Puna coastline. This Hawaii volcano tour affords you unique views of past & present Kilauea volcano eruptions including a front row seat to see red hot lava sizzling into the sea (when flowing) and goes beyond to reveal & discover unique geographic formations including frozen rivers of fire, lava falls cascading 100's of feet, ocean lava tubes, ever changing sea arches, newly forming beaches, bench cracks & landslides happening along Hawaii Volcanoes National Park coastline. While boating along the scenic East Hawaii Coastline island treasures to keep an eye out for include 3 unique black sand beaches Kalapana (flowed over in 1989 now reforming), Kehena (formed by 1955 ocean lava flows), & Foxes beach which was flowed over on July 25th 2010. This extensive tour covers close to 30 miles round revealing a buffet of Big Island highlights see current eruption activity, rainbows, and an array of marine life which can include, dolphins, flying fish (Malolo), seabirds, Hawaiian Sea Turtles &; even Humpback Whales (Dec-May).

7 Responses to Volcano Boat Tours in Hawaii

  1. Meri Pezzoni

    I saw that if I had major surgery in the last 3 yrs I should not go. I had gallbladder out Aug. Why would it be unsafe to go?

  2. Shane

    I would consult your doctor we error on the way of safety this is an open ocean boat tour compatible to white water rafting at times.

  3. PN

    Hi, I am staying near Waikoloa. How can I get to Isaac Hale BeachPark? Is there any public transportation? Do you offer rides with pickups from Waikoloa? Pls let me know. Thanks!

  4. thao tran

    I want to book volcano boat tours on November 17, 2012 at 10am for 2 adults and 2 kids! Do you have space available?

  5. stribblehill

    Are lava boat tpors still running. Do your trips involve climbing vertical ladders as my wife has ankle/knee weakness and i have slight arthritis in hip. Please advise as we are travelling from the uK in early march and would not want to waste opportunity of a lifetime. Look forward to your reply.

  6. Shane

    Yes still boat going out M,W,F,Sunday at 5PM. The boat rides are not recomended for those with arthritis due to repeated bumpy conditions.

  7. Shane

    The boat tours do not operate on Saturdays the operate M,W,F,Sunday at 5PM. We do have lava hikes available on Saturdays though

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