Lava Boat Tours

Want to get up close and personal with one of the Big Islands natural beauties? Volcano Lava tours are our Island’s HOTTEST attraction that people all over the world come to be a part of. Hele Mai!

Moku Nui Lava Tours offers an intimate tour along the Puna coastline to where lava meets the ocean. We operate a 25′ catamaran that can accommodate up to 6 guests and is equipped with Captain swivel chairs for the best viewing. Our small lava boat tours will take you on a once in a life time experience to witness the spectacular blended colors of spewing lava and explosive volcanic fireworks as the lava meets the ocean. Our local crew is knowledgable about the coastline and will share the history of old Kalapana.
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Captain Bio

Captain Kanoa is a native Hawaiian raised on the Big Island of Hawaii and has grown up surfing and fishing the waters off Isaac Hale Beach Park (aka Pohoiki). Captain Kanoa is U.S. Coast Guard, first aid and CPR certified. 


Contact Us to Book Your Tour!

We suggest booking our most popular morning lava boat tours. If these times do not fit into your schedule, please contact us to book an alternate time. Tours allow for up to 6 passengers, if you would like to book a tour for a larger group please email us (Tour times are subject to change. Based on the season, departure times may be adjusted accordingly).

All cancellations must be made at least 48 hrs in advance via phone for a full refund to be issued.

Note: As of Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Moku Nui Lava Tours has met and exceeded all of US Coast Guard criteria and has been granted permission to enter restricted zone that was established on Monday, March 27th, 2017.




We do offer a 10 AM and a 12:30 PM tour if other times are sold out or to accommodate. Whatever tour time you do decide to venture with us, we ask that you please arrive at least 20-30 minutes prior to departure. Mahalo!

*Rates are listed on our Home page

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All tours will be departing from Isaac Hale Beach Park, which is on the East side of the Big Island. Our main priority is your safety. Therefore, if Mother Nature is not cooperating on the day of your scheduled tour, we will unfortunately have to cancel and reschedule if possible. If not, then you will receive a full refund. Cancellation may be due to bad weather, high winds, rough waters and lava flows change of course (away from ocean).

Passenger Requirements:

1. participants must be between 8-70  years old
2. can not be pregnant, must be capable of climbing stairs (6 steps)
3. not have any previous back, neck, joint pain and/or other injuries
4. must not have any serious health conditions

5. must be physically fit to ride on a boat
6. must be able to tolerate an open ocean ride (can get bumpy)
7. must read and sign waiver before tour
8. passenger weight limit is a maximum of 275 lbs.

Driving Times:

From Waikoloa

Hwy 200/Saddle Rd.
2hr 4 min (86 miles)

Hwy 19
2hr 47 min (101 miles)

Hwy 11
4hr 11 min (159 miles)

From Kona

Hwy 200/Saddle Rd.
2hr 20 min (101 miles)

Hwy 19
3hr 18 min (121 miles)

Hwy 11
3hr 36 min (135 miles)

From Volcano

Hwy 11
1hr 7 min (40 miles)

 From Hilo

Hwy 11
50 min (27 miles)

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