Lava Boat Eco Adventure: Active Lava Viewing by Sea (from Hilo)

Overall Rating

3.003.00 / 5


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Great job Veltra - Lousy Acitivty provider (Lava Ocean Tours, Inc.)

Reviewed by: Bernard, 2017/07/11

The agency Veltra was very easy to work with. They were very responsive and quite professional. They made scheduling the tour easy. The activity provider I did the tour with was called Lava Ocean Tours Inc. The captain was very rude and unprofessional. He was short and condescending. Most passengers were taken back by his attitude. I would not recommend this tour if Veltra gets you on boat from Lava Ocean Tours, Inc.

Attended as:Families with Young Children
Activity Date:2017/07/07
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A Thrill Ride and a Natural Marvel

Reviewed by: Randall F., 2016/12/06

I'm not a religious person, but something about this experience felt sacred; crashing through rolling waves along stretches of completely uninhabited shoreline, and then coming to rest with the boat surrounded by thick volcanic smoke. Looking out through breaks in the white clouds, you can't help but feel a vague sense that you've left the world you're familiar with behind—that you've breached some dividing line and are now in a place still under the control of something incalculably ancient. This tour is refreshing, in that the excitement of a new experience will invigorate you, but it's also physically demanding. The boat ride can be a bit difficult to bear at times. That said, I wouldn't let that discourage you. Trust your own judgement, but go into it fully aware that the trip out to the lava flow is not a pleasure cruise.

  • The surrounding water is actually hot to the touch

Reply from activity provider

Yes this is an ocean adventure out to see one of earths rarest attractions mahalo for joining us Randle and experiencing the magic of lava touching the sea.

Attended as:Friends
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