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Lava Ocean Tours, Inc.

Phone: 808-966-4200
Web Site: [Click Here]
Year Established: 2006
Hawaii Tours on the Big Island, Hawaii Lava Tours, Hawaii Volcano Tours, Hawaii Lava Hikes, Volcano Boat Tours, Fishing Charters, Lava Boat tours. Are you looking to go off the beaten path to explore hidden Hawaii & discover unique places only found in East Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii?

Lava Ocean Tours, INC is Hilo Hawaii's premiere land & ocean activities company specializing in Hawaii Volcano Tours & Charter Fishing. We can boat or walk you to see Hawaii's most exciting attraction, Volcano Kilauea. Located 30 minutes East of Hilo Town we have a buffet of excursions guaranteed to quench your thirst with adventure. Our Big Island Boat Tours include Volcano Boat Tours, Lava Boat Tours, Halape snorkel & SCUBA Diving Adventures, East Hawaii Fishing Charters & Private Charters. Also for those looking to get up close & personal with the volcano join us on a guided lava hike where our local guides will get you as close as possible to safely view the flowing lava.

Come view Volcano Kilauea's active eruption via one of our catamaran fleet of volcano boats. The 34ft 24 passenger US Coast Guard inspected "LavaKai" is East Hawaii's ultimate tour boat to go snorkeling, diving, fishing & surfing from. Discover the Big Islands most secluded snorkel & dive adventure tour hidden in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Don't get stuck in the Kona crowds, we limit our tours 24 passengers to ensure you an intimate, uncrowded Big Island ocean adventure. Our private touring vessel the 27ft Grady White "Tigercat" is perfect for smaller groups of 6 or less. Both vessels are equipped to handle the challenging Puna Coast Pacific Ocean waters!

Whether lava is flowing or cooling, the flank of Kilauea volcano remains very much alive & ever changing. While flowing, watch in awe as red hot lava sizzles into the sea. When the eruption is up the (pali)mountain we take you offshore to get the panoramic view of the Kilauea Volcano. We strive to get you the best view of lava while onboard one of our lava boats or while out hiking in the lava fields. It's an amazing experience and a personal lava tour of a lifetime.

Our Hawaii Lava Tours are one of Hawaii's top attractions, pair it with the combo of snorkeling, diving or fishing to create your ultimate Hawaii Adventure Tour. The original Lava Ocean Adventure, and still the crews favorite takes you fishing in East Hawaiian Waters for pelagic fish targeting Ono, Mahi Mahi, & Ahi on our combo volcano tour & Big Island Fishing Charter. Year round we operate Big Island Fishing Charters, Hawaii Boat Volcano Tours, Lava Hikes, and guided Snorkel Tours.



Waterfalls & Dolphins

Hilo Boat Tours & Cruise Ship Hilo Shore Excursions on the Big Island, Hawaii to see Waterfalls, Dolphins, Big Island volcanoes, historic landmarks and the most tropical landscapes in Hawaii. Family Friendly Hilo tours make everlasting memories and great Hilo Cruise Ship Day Tours. Hilo Tours depart Wailoa Boat Harbor near Suisan Fish Company.

Waikoloa Whale Watching

4 Departures Daily 8AM, 10AM, 12PM, 3PM Best Whale Watching on the Big Island of Hawaii is along the Kohala Coast, a protected Marine Sanctuary where Humpback whales return yearly to honeymoon in paradise!

Join to experience Humpback Whales on an intimate Big Island Whale Watching cruise beginning on December 1 and operating through April, Whale permitting. The Kona/Kohala coasts offers the best whale watching in Hawaii, Kawaihae Harbor South is located inside the National Marine Humpback Whale Sanctuary, the best place to see whales.

Hilo Whale Watching

Hilo Whale Watching is best From December - April Humpback Whales are become a daily favorite, with sightings on every whale watch tour or you come again FREE. The Hilo side see far less boaters with only a few commercial operation so enjoy a one on one whale encounter without another boat in sight unlike the Kona whale watching partys. We see many types of behavior during this important mating time including Breaching, Fluking, Tail Slaps, baby Humpbacks (Calves), and Competition Pods.

Plenty of Free parking right where you board the boat.
Stereo Hydrophones to let you hear and feel the mysterious whale sounds.
Onboard narration pertaining to whale activity.
Friendly captains & crew will make this your whale watch of choice.

Dolphin Snorkel Cruise

Our Friendly staff welcomes you onboard the modern, 2015 built “LavaKai II” for an intimate wildlife cruise. Ocean dreams become a reality 11 miles North of Waikoloa Kohala Ocean Tours invites you to experience calm, crystal-clear waters, an underwater paradise of pristine, colorful, coral reef gardens in a protected marine sanctuary with more than 600 species of marine life. Begin or end your day on a snorkel cruise to discover dolphins as we explore the scenic Kohala waters for pods of our resident spinner dolphins. Experience the excitement as the curious wild dolphins swim up to the boat take a closer look and astonish you with their aerial acrobatics.

Manta Ray Snorkel

Night snorkel adventure for the best view of manta rays. During the day you can view manta rays , however at night they feed most actively on plankton. The best night snorkel cruise, watch the symbiotic relationship as plankton rise towards the surface providing great manta ray viewing for snorkelers and divers alike. To help the Mantas we use high powered ECO LED lights to entice these plankton which attracts the Mantas like the ringing of a dinner bell. The popular Kona Manta Snorkel sites have plenty of boats in the area so no reason to fear snorkeling in the dark.

Hilo Fishing Charters

East Hawaii's Hilo Town is home to some of Hawaii's most fertile fishing grounds. Our crew of skilled fishermen are here you assist you in catching Hawaiian Pelagic fish targeting Ono (Wahoo), Mahi Mahi (Dorado), and Ahi (Tuna). We offer coastline high speed trolling charters, offshore world record Big Game hunts, bottom fishing, and strip & live bait at local Hawaii State FAD Buoys. As one of very few fishing charter boats in East Hawaii we expect to take you out on an uncrowded fishing charter to the Big Island select grounds.

Our dedicated crew of experienced fishermen come equipped with the finest tackle & are eager to assist you in landing your Hawaii dream sport fish. In these select fishing
grounds pelagic fish roam waiting to make your day. Whether you're a first time angler or a seasoned fishermen we'll get you hooked up on a reel adventure!
All trips include everything you need to go fishing. Ice, bait, tackle & ALL LICENSES!

1/2, 3/4, Full, & Multiple days available.

Guided Lava Hike

Lava Hikes to see lava in Hawaii flowing across the land in route to the sea.
Join us as on a lava tour to hike & visit Madame Pele's rivers of fire. Walk over recent lava flows and feel the heat as our volcano guides lead you to experience the ever changing lava flows from the Kilauea Volcano. Feel the heat under your feet, hear the crackling of the lava while keeping an eye out for surface outbreaks. This is an experience you don't want to miss!

Lava is a natural event and can start and stop without warning. When there is no Lava visible at Kalapana the tour will access private lands to bring you as close as possible to the current front of the most recent lava flows.

General Information
Schedule:9AM, 12 noon. Tour varies 6-8 hours round trip, departs Hilo Town.
Tour Rating: Advanced; guests need to be 8 years and older.
We Provide: Walking sticks, Bottled water, snacks, local guided tour highlighting the Kilauea Volcano
Prices:Adult $175.00. Child (8-15 ): $150.00 taxes included
Group Size: Tour limited to 6 guests per guide.
Restrictions: Guests need to be able to hike on uneven rocky terrain for an extended amount of time.
What to Bring & Wear: Comfortable walking shoes(sneakers or hiking boots), long pants or shorts, a sleeved shirt, light jacket, rain poncho, gloves.

This extreme Hawaii tour hikes over rough lava terrain which can have steep trail grades. We do not recommend this tour for children under 6 years of age or those with recent leg or foot injuries please consult your doctor before booking. Our lava hikes cover a vast amount of lava terrain anywhere from 4-10 miles call for recent conditions; all hikers must be able to retain a good pace lava terrain.
Lava Hikes walk you to See Lava on the Big Island of Hawaii

Whale Private

Private Whale watch in Hilo

One of the best things to do in Hilo is to take a Whale Watching Tour to see whales in Hilo Bay. Hilo Whale Watching season in Hawaii is from December – May. The calm protected waters of Hilo Bay are frequented by Hawaii Humpback Whales and ideal for a family friendly Big Island Whale Watching adventure. Guaranteed sightings on every Hawaii whale watch tour or you come again FREE. Unlike Maui Whale Watching and Kona Whale Watching we are the only US Coast Guard rated boat offering Hilo Whale Watching tours ensuring you an intimate whale watching excursion. Whale Watching, Hawaii Waterfalls & Wildlife are included on this Big Island tour.
Hilo Whale Watching Tours regularly enjoy a one on one whale encounters. We see many types of behavior during this important winter migration/mating time including Breaching, Fluking, Tail Slaps, baby Humpbacks (Calves), and Competition Pods.
Hilo Whale Watching Tours
Hawaii Whale Watching Tours – Dawn Patrol
8:00 am – 10:00 am
$99 – Adults; $49 Kids (4-12); Under 4 – FREE
Fresh Healthy island cuisine fruits, Hilo coffee, juices, baked delights

⇒ Dawn Patrol waters are generally the calmest of the day offering the BEST time to see Whales!

Whale Watching in Hawaii
3 Whale Watching Tours daily trips departing Wailoa Harbor in Hilo, Hawaii
2014 custom built luxurious 40-foot 49 passenger “Lavaone” high speed catamaran
Comfy covered seating, 2 restrooms on-board, 8 speaker surround sound, US Coast Guard inspected.
Whale Watching Tours Includes healthy fresh island fruits, Hilo coffee, juices, baked delights.
Bring the whole family! All ages welcome with easy dock access from the catwalk.
Licensed captains and Knowledgeable Crew ensure you a #1 Whale Watching Tour on the Big Island
Located in the heart of Hilo near Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Naniloa Hotel, Seaside Hotel, Uncle Billy’s and Hilo B& B’s.
Listen to the haunting Whale Songs via Hydrophones in stereo sound

Plenty of Free parking right where you board the boat.

To protect whales for future generations Lava Ocean Tours adheres to Federal regulations regarding safe and legal viewing of Humpback Whales. It is company policy and Federal rule to not approach whales withing 100 yards. In 1992 Congress created the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to protect humpback whales and their habitat in Hawai‘i.
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