Hawaiian Lava Boat Tours


Enjoy the ultimate lava viewing experience with Captain Kai as you embark on an adventure of a lifetime to watch boiling hot lava meet the ocean!  

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8AM - 5PM



Hawaiian Lava Boat Tours offers premium viewing access through our daily small group adventure tours of the East Hawaii coastline where molten lava from the active Kilauea volcano is currently flowing into the sea. This tour is your ticket to the ultimate natural volcanic fireworks display! Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii continues to be the worlds longest-flowing active volcano since its initial eruption in 1983.  Rivers of red hot lava flowing through steaming lava tubes and over expansive lava fields created by prior flows, lava waterfalls,  pristine black sand beaches, lush tropical forests, and panoramic views of Kilauea Volcano are other unique aspects of this amazing island that can be viewed along the 12 mile stretch of primitive coastline during this tour.


Lava Tour info:

Our vessel is a 30 ft power catamaran with a 6 passenger capacity. The daily tour to the active lava field takes about 3 hours roundtrip as it takes about 45 minutes to arrive at the lava viewing area, though trip times vary according to weather conditions. Tour times are set at dawn and dusk to enable passengers to experience firsthand the magnificent glowing effect of the lava in the lower lighting. Our Native Hawaiian captain is US Coast Guard certified, lifeguard, first aid, and CPR certified.  Our friendly tour guides are extremely knowledgeable about the area and eager to share East Hawai’i with you!


Sunrise lava tour:  Departs at 4:45 am - 5:15 am (Depending on the season)

Mid morning lava tour: Departs at 8:00 am

Afternoon Tour: Departs at 1:00 pm (Sunday & Monday only)

Sunset lava tour:  Departs at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Depending on the season)

(*Check in time is 30 minutes before departure time.)

If our tour times do not fit into your schedule, or you would like to arrange a private tour, please contact us and we will be happy to accommodate your needs. 


As this is an extreme adventure-type tour, please be aware that weather conditions may be rough and unpredictable.  For this reason, we do not admit passengers under the age of 8, passengers over the age of 60, pregnant women, or those with serious health issues and/or back problems.  Passengers should arrive prepared for the possibility of wind, rain, or rough seas.  Please wear warm and comfortable clothing, and don’t forget your camera!


Pricing & Payment:

$200 per person

$160 children 8-14yrs

We offer kamaʻāina and military discount of $20 off per person with valid ID.


Payment methods accepted are cash and major credit cards (credit card payment will have an additional surcharge of 5%) Please have payment ready at the time of your tour.  Please be aware that we reserve the right to cancel a tour at any time should the weather conditions become too extreme.  In the case of a cancellation, you will not be charged & will be given the option to reschedule.



Our daily lava tours depart from Pohoiki Small Boat Ramp at Isaac Hale Beach Park located near Pahoa, HI 96778, which is about 45 minutes to 1 hour away from the town of Hilo and Volcano Village. This park is equipped with bathrooms and a parking area.  Please arrive to check in at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure so there is time to meet your captain and get situated on the boat. All passengers should be prepared to sign a release waiver. Please view the map below to familiarize yourself with the area before heading to the departure point, as cell phone reception is spotty.