"Two mighty agencies in collision. Two antagonist and gigantic forces in contact, and producing effects on a scale inconceivably grand!"
"The atmosphere in all directions was filled with ashes, spray, gases... while the burning lava, as it fell into the water, was shivered into millions of minute particles, and, being thrown back into the air, fell in showers of sand on all the surrounding country. The coast was extended into the sea... and a pretty sand-beach and a new cape was formed."
T. Coan, Minister in Hawai`i, 1841 (USGS excerpt; "Where Lava Meets The Sea")
APPROXIMATE DRIVING TIMES
Drive from Kona: 3 Hrs
Drive from Waimea: 2 Hrs
Drive from Hilo: 1 Hr
Drive from Volcano: 1 Hr
Drive from Pahoa: 30 Min
Leaving yourself extra travel time for unforseen circumstances is always best. We operate an on-time schedule so please meet for check-in on time. Mahalo!
Kalapana Hawaii Lava Boat Ocean Adventure Tour
Aloha! Kalapana Lava Boat's Ocean Adventure Tour comes to you from Hawaii Island, more commonly known as the Big Island of Hawaii. We specialize in bringing you Hawaii's most amazing act of nature.....Kilauea (kee-lau-way-aah) Volcano's dramatic Lava Flow Entry into the Pacific Ocean. Lava flows down the slopes of Kilauea seaward both above ground, and below in lava tubes. Once it reaches the coastline, Kilauea's point of entry displays sometimes calm, river-like fingers, cascading down into the turning tide below. It can also put on a dynamic and explosive display of spurting lava with fury. Most times, it is a combination of both! If you can imagine lava glowing even in daylight, you'll be awestruck as it radiates it's red, orange and yellow under nightfall. Our respect, appreciation and experience of both land and sea allow us to share the Kalapana Lava Boat Ocean Tour with you today!
Sunrise Lava Boat Tour Photography By: Tom Kualii
"Hele aku i ke kai o Kalapana", come with us by ocean to Kalapana; see where Namaka, goddess of the sea cools the lava of Pele, goddess of fire to bring us the gift of new land for all to enjoy. All measures of safety and precautions are on board, starting with your Licensed Captain, who has piloted and fished these very East-Hawaii waters and it's conditions for the past 15 years. We also comply and are permitted by the US Coast Guard and Hawaii's DLNR inspection procedures. As a reiminder, our double-hull vessels boarding system is on dry dock. You will not have to worry about boarding a floating vessel from a pier! Our Lava Boat Tour Vessels are the best for their purpose. Our 34 Foot Double Hull Vessel is the standard when it comes down to viewing and class. Comfortable forward facing rollercoaster type seating was custom-made for your secure viewing pleasure. Our vessels are powered by Twin 250 HP Engines and our double-hulls improve ride and stability. This is however, a tour on the open ocean and may not be for everyone! We will ensure you know exactly what our tour participation requirements are via our Frequently Asked Questions Page and when creating a reservation for your tour. We meet, check in, debrief and launch from the newly dredged and improved by the State of Hawaii (Feb. 09) Pohoiki Boat Ramp, located at the Isaac Hale Beach Park. We have all the information you need to find us on our Location/Map Page. Please click our different trip times below, for detailed information on each individual tour. As always, we encourage you to call us Toll Free, at 1-866-478-4044 to speak to your trip coordinator and schedule your Kalapana Lava Boat Ocean Tour today! Aloha and Mahalo!
Excellent summary information and facts about Kilauea Volcano can be found by clicking onto the US Geological Survey website, including eruption history details.