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Kalapana Cultural Tours

12-5038 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778-7808
+1 808-345-4964
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Good vibe, nice guides, just perfect!

All was taken care of, bus trip to the bikes, water to go for the trip and a nice and caring guide... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Go with Kalapana Cultural Tour.

There are many many lava tours available on this island it could be hard to pick one. I'm glad we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter C
Vancouver, Canada
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LAVA Tours: Boat | Bike | Hike Big Island, Hawaii Native Kalapana Hawaiian Owned & Operated See lava with someone whose house is buried in it! Lava Tour Schedule 2016 Boat: 5:00am, 8:00am, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm Bike / Hike: 5:00am, 8:00am, 3:30pm, 5:00pm Private Tour/Boat Charter: anytime upon request
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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“surface flow” (35 reviews)
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12-5038 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778-7808
+1 808-345-4964
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Reviewed 4 days ago

All was taken care of, bus trip to the bikes, water to go for the trip and a nice and caring guide took us on one of the most amazing trips we ever did!

Thank Rheijster
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are many many lava tours available on this island it could be hard to pick one. I'm glad we picked Kalapana Cultural Tour. Our guide, Jaci is awesome. Even though this is a guided tour we are still allowed plenty of freedom to roam...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was an amazing experience to see lava flow up close. The boat tour is currently halted sue to seized lava flow to the ocean. We signed up for 4:30 am group morning hike on 1 Dec 2017. Check in time was at 4:00 am...More

Thank Wonsik Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little disappointed to hear that the ocean lava entry ended about four days before we arrived, but our main goal was always to hike to an active flow. The lava is still breaking out above the old ocean entry. Chris was a...More

1  Thank MasterPlanner14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Laid back, island kine vibe with excellent bikes and guides. Chris was patient, informative, enthusiastic and we felt like we were getting real insight from someone who lives here. The hike is not for the faint of heart - read their recommendations carefully and pay...More

1  Thank drmlmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the hiking tour with Jaci. At the time, the lava was not flowing to the water, so there were no boat tours. I think we would have done it anyway, but if walking is not a problem, I definitely recommend this type of...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were booked on the early morning tour but got an email the day before telling us they would have to reschedule as they didn’t have the numbers. We changed our booking for the afternoon instead. It was well organised and the guys were very...More

Thank jennihowie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience, truly helpful "deck hands" (as they are called), despite having made these trips repeatedly they are still awed as every day is a different experience and it was really a pleasure talking with them. What should be of particular interest to others contemplating...More

Thank romana_0120
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding service on our evening lava boat tour. The guys running the boat tour are not only knowledgeable, but they care about your comfort and personal experience. We spent a lot of time at the lava flow itself, giving us more than enough time for...More

Thank hawaiigal_8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Watching glowing lava ooze across the rock in front of you is a lifetime high. Getting to it (a 5-mile ride each way, plus an additional hour round trip hike to see the lava close-up) can be hard work, though!! I'd highly recommend Kalapana's bike...More

1  Thank Andrew C
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Anish S
5 November 2017|
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Response from Sehaj S | Reviewed this property |
We did the private hike and really enjoyed it. I'm a bit of a nervous hiker (always worried about keeping balance) so we thought a private guide might be better than going with a group that might get really exasperated by my... More
Gloria M
23 April 2017|
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Response from Kalapana_CT | Property representative |
Aloha Mrs. Menor, Can you please specify where you saw our age limits? We double checked on our website and reservation site, and can't find an area where it states our age limit is 60 years old. We are sorry for the... More