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Lava Ocean Tours, Inc.

Phone: 808-966-4200
Web Site: [Click Here]
Year Established: 2006
Islandwide Big Island Tours. We're best known for Lava Boat Tours, Lava Hikes & Volcano Boat Tours. However we offer Big Island Whale Watching Cruises in Kawaihae and Hilo December 1- April 15. Also we have Hilo Fishing Charters and our best kept secret the Ultimate Waterfall & Dolphin Boat Tour from Hilo. Are you looking to go off the beaten path to explore hidden Hawaii & discover unique places only foundon the Big Island of Hawaii?

One of Hawaii's premiere land & ocean activities company specializing in Big Island Tours in Hilo and on the Kona-Kohala coast near Waikoloa resorts. Our fleet consists of 3 Aluminum Boats the first a 40ft covered Modern Luxury catamaran "Lavaone" rated for 49 guests, the 2015 Adventure Cat 33ft 30 passenger "Lavakai II" and the 6 passenger fishing vessel "BOB" for your ocean fun



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, 4PM 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 tours 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.


Lava Hike to see lava in Hawaii are extreme Big Island hike to experience the current Hawaii lava flows. For adventure seekers this is one of the best things to do on the Big Island Hawaii. Get uplose views of hot lava on a real lava adventure to see, hear and feel the heat of lava in Hawaii. Walk over rough lava terrain, muddy jungle conditions, step over lava cracks, under fallen trees, and can include hiking up steep trail grades. We do not recommend this tour for children under 7 years of age, those with recent leg or foot injuries, or any other health problems that may be aggravated by a rigorous hiking please consult your doctor before booking. Our lava hikes cover a vast amount of terrain anywhere from 6-8 miles per trip, call for recent conditions. Lava Hikes walk you to See Lava on the Big Island of Hawaii flowing from Volcano Kilauea.

Highlights include:

Hawaii Volcano Tour to see active lava upclose from Mt. Kilauea
Big Island Hike in a private nature reserve
Small group guided lava hike to hear the sounds in a native Hawaiian forest
Enjoy eating a picnic lunch in a nature preserve
Extreme Lava Hikes in Hawaii offer great surface lava flow action right now
Feel the heat under your feet, hear the crackling of the lava while keeping an eye out for surface outbreaks.

Night Manta Ray Snorkel

Night Manta Ray Snorkel in Hawaii

The best way to get upclose & personal with these gentle giants is on Night Manta Ray Snorkeling on the Big Island of Hawaii

This snorkel adventure is at night for the best viewing of the manta rays. You can view manta rays during daylight hours, however they feed most actively at night when many plankton rise towards the surface providing a symbiotic relationship and the ultimate night snorkel cruise. Using high powered ECO LED lights that are safe for the manta, we are able to entice these plankton thus calls the mantas to our snorkel site. Unlike the crowded Kona Manta Snorkel sites we offer a private dive site for you to enjoy an intimate manta ray experience close to the Waikoloa & Kohala resorts.

Manta rays unlike Sting Rays are completely safe to be around and have no stingers and are majestic gentle giants. Come enjoy the ultimate manta ray snorkeling experience today!
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