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Captain Shane Turpin - USCG 100 Ton Master
Thanks to Bud Turpin, lava flowing into the sea is one of most memorable experiences of my life. I'm thankful to be able to experience this rare occurrence of earths creation & share this once in a lifetime experience with people from around the world.. After years of great times at the flow lava boating I still can't wait to feel the heat Night or Day. If the lavas a flowing I'll be going.


Captain - Dan Smith - USCG 50 Ton Master
Captain Dan specializes in getting you hooked on a variety of sport fish. As a mechanically gifted craftsmen Dan’s the man when it comes to repairs. He works long & hard to keep the fleet on the water. If you’re looking for a great time out on the water this seasoned watermen has plenty of boat tails to tell, maybe you'll be the next.

Keith Starkey - Operations Specialist
A friend to all that come in contact with him, Keith is an great positive person who is dedicated to making each trip a once in a lifetime memory. This multi-talented team player has countless talents & hobbies. If you book a trip with Lavaocean good chance you'll be in touch he is an integral part of Lavaocean.

Tamarind Andrews - 1st Mate

Tamarind is a hardworking dedicated boater who loves to be out on the sea & to share his local knowledge of the Big Island. As a fishermen Tam has worked on various commercial charder boats learning time the ways of long time fishing charter captains. His upbeat positive attitude, hardwork & boat skills, & agility make him a valued Lavaocean member.