9, 2009 Sam - “The
highlight of my 1 week hawaii
trip just fabulous. lava viewing,
must do!”Columbus, Ohio
- I would have regretted going
to the Big Island and not doing
this. We are so lucky to have
gotten to experience this unforgettable
adventure! The crew were great!
They got us so close to the lava
and we got some great pictures.
Dont go to Hawaii without doing
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amazing” Bellevue, WA globalzeke
The day we went on this lava boat
tour the lava was really pumping.
It was easily one of the most
spectacular things I have ever
seen. We got within 100 feet of
the lava flowing into the ocean!
Surely there is no better way
to see lava flow.The
three crew members on board were
knowledgeable and very cognizant
of each passenger's comfort and
safety, and Captain Shane's narration
really helped us to appreciate
what we were seeing even more.
At no point did I ever feel unsafe,
and I was constantly in awe of
what I was witnessing.This
was a once in a lifetime experience
for me and I doubt I will ever
see anything quite like this again.
Well worth getting up at 3am to
see the sun rise on the lava flow.
Ocean Adventures" Houston,
TX Anduril01 Fantastic way
to witness the power of lava pouring
into the Pacific. Capt Shane and
Keith provided a great adventure.
We took the 5am boat ride to the
lava sites and enjoyed an ocean
sunrise on the way.
experience and knowledge made
the trip smooth sailing on March
the highlight of our 9 day spring
Photography shot on private volcano
tours by boat to active volcano
kilauea provided by Maui Bob Bangor.
Bob just could get enough he's
been out 5 times in the past year.
With lava photos llike these you
can see why.
for a great trip as always, more
tossers than keepers,
shot enough that I've got some
new material to work with. Long
time friend, fellow lava diver
& valued customer
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never expected to see what we
saw on the adventure of our life.
OH MY GAWD, after a relatively
short ride on the LavaKai, we
saw the plume of steam and gases
rising in the distance. All of
us on board could hardly wait
for the wait for the main event.
Little did we know that what we
were about to witness would take
our breaths away. Captain Shane
took us along the the face of
the flow and there were several
active flows running into the
sea. And THEN, we all watched
as the top of the flow, that looked
like solid rock, started to morph
and move. Suddenly this solid
rock turned into blazing flowing
lava. A large pool formed on the
surface as a wide flow cascaded
over the side and flowed into
the ocean. WE could feel the heat
and hear it sizzle. Captain Shane
got us close enough for great
pictures but not enough to put
us in any danger. Would recommend
this trip to anyone with good
sea legs and a good camera. Captain
Shane and his crew gave us a great
Don and Steve, Ventura California
THE PRESS..... HOLD THE PHONE
......OH MY GOD !!! The Big Island,
Hawaii lava tour like no other.
I have witnessed one of the most
amazing sights on the planet.
After trying to walk to see some
volcanic lava activity, we gave
up after two hrs and turned back.
We then investigated other ways
to go `Lava Hunting`. This is
how we met Shane Turpin, boat
skipper and general extreme dude.
He showed us pictures of him and
his father sculpting lava with
a metal hook while scuba diving......BRILLIANTLY
MENTAL, it beats my drinking a
Jack and Coke under the waves
I reckon. It was so good that
Sanne and myself went one morning
at 4:30am, then went again the
following evening. We even both
caught a fish on the way home.
You have to try to do this - it
is a great thing. It is so good
I will shamelessly plug it....
Speak to Shane on (US) 808 966
4200 www.lavaocean.com So if you
have a holiday to take, get yourself
down here to The Big Island, Hawai`i
- got to be done before you go!Aloha,
was traveling around the world
more here about his world wide
Captin Shane and Dan!
Thanks for the great lava fishing
adventure and the best fishing
trip ever. It was the highlight
of our trip
Hawaii Fishing Charter
Honeymooners Ashley and Jeremy
were a number of flows of liquid
hot magma! From the center of the
earth! From "Pele... the
the Hawaiian goddess". Unbelievable.
I felt like I was in a National
Geograpic magazine. feeling the
heat and steam. it was mesmerizing
and yet something more.... The
moon almost full had found it's
way through the clouds and it was
then that I felt pure joy. Looking
out across the vast ocean with the
moon shining brightly and the experience
we just encountered I looked over
to my husband and felt pure joy.
Now I know, the man I married so
long ago, has given me so such happiness.
What an amazing experience! Link
to full story
the LavaKat & LavaKai, Lava
Ocean Adventures is the best lava
boat charter on the Big Island.Visit
photographer Jose Martinez at
his booth in Kalapana.
we could write all day about our
lava fishing charter onboard with
Dan & Shane From catching my
first fish (a 30lb ONO) to capturing
100's of amazing lava photos these
guys provide best lava tour ever.
Cant wait to go out to the lava
again next year.
The Miller family
took my wife, myself and two daughters
to see the lava flowing into
the Pacific Ocean. What we saw that
night was beyond spectacular or
amazing. Words really can't describe
what we experienced that night.
The pictures taken were amazing
but it still can't describe what
we experienced.Thank You Shane!
for a memory that we will NEVER
forget! You did a wonderful job!
Mark, Deidre, Kristen and Stacey
The Ruble family from Ohio