Lava Ocean Adventures

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Customer Testimonials & References - Dont take thier word for it, come SEE, HEAR, & FEEL THE HEAT for yourself on a Lava Ocean Adventure

 

If you have been out on a trip with us we'd love to hear from you and post pictures from your trip please email them to us here.

August 2008

There were a number of flows, pure 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...almost dare I say.. O

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

June 19th, 2008

On June 19th Shane 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 was 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

May 26th, 2008

Our crew was quite impressed with your help yesterday. Everyone went on throughout dinner about how much we were able to get thanks to you & your crew.

Katy Jones
Filming of ...Behind the Photo: Kilauea
National Geographic Television

May 10th, 2008

For Large productions like the discovery Channel the LavaKai is the only way to go. In late May 3008 Suzanne Ward & Liz Biggs of Pioneer Productions were out here working on a piece with a working title of 'Raging Planet II.' With both the LavaKat & LONO at the flow a we had the ultimate lava shoot including boat to boat action. Cant wait to see the show

Capt Shane

http://www.pioneertv.com/

Thanks for a great trip Shane

As always, more tossers than keepers, but shot enough that I've got some material to work with.
aloha,

Long time friend & customer Mr. Doug Perrine
See more of Dougs Photography at www.seapics.com

Lava Photography from private volcano tours by boat to active volcano kilauea provided by Maui Bob

MAY10th, 2008

We travelled with you just over a week ago and had the adventure of our life. I never expected to see what we saw, and have the great background local history information from you and your sidekick Dan.

I would like to attach some pix and a testimonial.

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 adventure.

Don and Steve, Ventura California

Hi Captin Shane and Dan!
Thanks for the great lava fishing adventure and the best fishing trip ever. It was the highlight of our trip.

A honeymoon Hawaii Fishing Charter
Ashley and Jeremy Dubyak
May 2007

STOP 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 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) 808 990 0553 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,
Sid.....
Sid was traveling around the world more here about his adventures

Lava Jose says

"Viva the LavaKat, Lava Ocean Adventures is the best boat charter on the Big Island."

You can visit photographer Jose Martinez at his booth in Kalapana at the end of the road to go online to www.lavasend.com

Well we could write all day about our experience onboard with Dan & Shane on our evening. From catching my first fish (a 30lb ONO) to capturing 100's of amazing lava photos these guys provide an awesome tour. Cant wait to go back out again next year.
April 2007
The Miller family

There were a number of flows, pure 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...almost dare I say.. O

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

This photo entitled Lava Moon earned Honorible Mention in Field & Forest Magazine in 2005

Link

http://www.fieldandforest.com/contest/5_05/5_05_hm_c.htm

Other exciting dive photos taken of my father and I shot by professional photographer Doug Perrine of Seapics.com

Link

http://www.seapics.co.jp/cgi-bin/Panorama.cgi?searchLynx~cgiDispatch~?seapics

Feb 08 issue of the inflight magazine for the Dutch airline. Another magazine shot for the LAVA Sculptor Bud Turpin

April 2007

Lava Tour with Discovery Channel in April to the Lava Ocean entry to film a show of Boat Lava and underwater pillow lava.

An article in Dive magazine entitled Working up a lava talks about my father Bud Turpin hand forming pillow lava

Article Here

Hawaii Lava Tour Articles Lavaocean

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 Professional lava video footage shot onboard by the National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, Volcano Video, British Brodcast Company, TBS Japan, etc.