Waterfalls & Dolphins

Boat Waterfall Tour


Ultimate Hawaii Boat Tour see 30+ Waterfalls & Dolphins

Big Island Tour to explore the beauty of the Hamakua Coast.

Highlights include:

  • Cruise on a world class US Coast Guard inspected passenger catamaran.
  • Discover the ruins of Hilo’s thriving sugar industry
  • Venture to exotic black sandy beaches
  • View an array of seabirds nesting in Lava Caves
  • Learn from local experts about historical sites and culture
  • See the picturesque Onomea Bay home to the botanical gardens.
  • High Speed boat cruise covers 45+ miles of Big Island Coast.
  • Fresh banana breads and water.

Join a boat waterfall tour to experience the magic of the scenic Hamakua coastline .  With over 200 inches of rain a year this rugged coast showcases unique waterfalls only accessible by boat.  On clear days we are blessed with panoramic views of Hawaii volcanoes Mauna Kea, Kilauea & Mauna Loa. ­ While on-board learn about historic landmarks surrounding Hilo Bay, Onomea Bay, Hakalau, and the town of Laupahoehoe. Keep an eye out for marine life including whales, flying fish, sea birds & large pods of Hawaii dolphins.

Waterfalls in Hawaii
The best Hilo, Hawaii things to do include Hawaii volcano tours and go Hawaii sightseeing Big Island waterfalls. Big Island Volcanoes are nurtured yearly with 200+ inches a of rain supplying the largest Hawaii waterfall 420ft Akaka Falls, the 3 tiered Umauma Falls & Hilo’s easily accessible Rainbow Falls. Just downstream from these popular Big Island waterfalls are amazing falls flowing over towering seacliffs into the Pacific Ocean . A Hawaii photography dream tour of awaits you on-board the luxurious high speed 49 passenger aluminum catamaran “Lavaone”. Hawaii Tours to Big Island waterfalls depart from Hilo’s Wailoa harbor near the Suisan fish market.

Since 2006 Lava Ocean Tours has provided the best Hilo Boat Tours constantly updating and upgrading our vessels to give the Hilo Ocean Adventure possible.  In 2014 we built 2 new state of the art Armstrong Marine aluminum catamarans for your comfort.

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“LAVAONE” – 42ft x 14ft 49 passenger powercat powered by 4 Honda 250hp motors
The ultimate lava boat is a US Coast Guard inspected vessel, comes equipped with 2 marine restrooms, deluxe padded seats & backrests, 95% of seats sit facing forward and are covered, ample storage under seats for you gear, 180 degree viewing from all seats, stereo sounds from 8 speaker system and offers an exhilarating ride along the Hamakua Coast.

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“LAVAKAI II” – 36ft x 12ft 30 passenger powercat powered by 2 Honda 250hp motors
The newly redesigned vessel from the ever popular LAVAKAI.  If you are a returning lava tour guest from 2006-2013 most likely you were on the LAVAKAI.  The redesigned vessel boasts many upgrades with passenger comfort and safety in mind.  You’ll enjoy the cushy seats, gear storage, unobstructed views, marine restroom and 6 speaker stereo sound.

Adults are considered 13+ years of age. Juniors (4-12) No passengers under 4

  • 9AM Waterfall & Dolphins
    Adult $145 Junior $99 Kama’aina $135
  • 11AM Ultimate Waterfalls
    Adult $145 Junior $99 Kama’aina $135
  • 2PM Ultimate Waterfalls
    Adult $145 Junior $99 Kama’aina $135
Year round this Hilo Tour offers 20-30 waterfalls cascading into the sea.  During rainy periods you can see seasonal waterfalls in addition.  Hamakua is the closest coast to Mauna Kea which creates these unique Hawaii Waterfalls.
The waterfall tour departs Hilo extends north from Hilo Bay along the Hamakua Coastline cruising up to Malua Gulch.
Yes we see dolphins very often especially on the morning waterfall tours.  A wide array of Hawaii Seabird can also be spotted along the way.
Yes the Big Island waterfalls never stop even in dry periods we have over 20 waterfalls to showcase to you on our Hawaii Waterfall Tours.
This tour requires all passengers be at least 4 years of age and in good overall health with no major surgeries in the past 3 years, no pregnancy’s, or any other conditions that could arise from an open ocean boat tour.
Always a good idea to prepare to get wet when on a boat so please bring a jacket and a spare change of clothes for after the tour so you can change into dry clothes if you get wet.  Remember to bring a camera fully charged, film or media, and a dry bag to keep all your special items.  Each seat is equipped with storage directly under you.  We recommend sneakers or slippers for shoes, no heels will be allowed.
Tours depart from Wailoa Boat Harbor in Hilo
KONA TO HILO allow 2 hours
HWY 200/SADDLE ROAD
IS THE FASTEST ROUTE TO HILO

GPS users: please enter this cross street: Kuawa and Manono Streets

WAILOA SMALL BOAT HARBOR:
PARK AND WALK OVER TOWARD THE SMALL BRIDGE
CAPTAIN AND CREW WILL BE EXPECTING YOU.
LOOK FOR LARGER ALUMINUM CATAMARRAN
STAY RIGHT AT FORK ONTO POHOIKI RD.
BOAT’S NAME ARE LAVAKAI II or LAVAONE.

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Hawaii waterfall boat tours to explore Big Island waterfalls flowing into the Pacific Ocean as well as wild dolphins. In Hilo there are 3 well known Hawaii waterfalls Rainbow falls, Akaka falls and Umauma falls. The scenic Hamakua Coast showcases these Hawaii waterfalls on the Big Island and plenty more on a 3 hour ultimate Hawaii waterfalls extravaganza. From your cushioned seat aboard a luxurious 40ft vessel enjoy the exclusive views of the best Hawaii waterfalls, only accessible on Hilo boat tours. While Hilo waterfall hikes walk to see one cascading waterfall a waterfall boat tour will get you up close views of dozens of the best waterfalls in Hawaii. View unique Big Island waterfalls , discover breathtaking tropical landscapes, learn the stories of ancient historical places and marvel over the diverse hilo botanical gardens.

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Join a boat waterfall tour to experience 25-40 stunning Hawaii waterfalls daily. This Hawaii tour also boats you to witness local surf spots, sea caves, lush rain-forests, black sand beaches, as well as hear the the story’s of Hilo’s once thriving plantation era. On clear days we are blessed with panoramic views of Hawaii volcanoes Mauna Kea, Kilauea & Mauna Loa. ­ While on-board learn about historic landmarks surrounding Hilo Bay, Onomea Bay, Hakalau, and the town of Laupahoehoe. Keep an eye out for marine life including whales, flying fish, sea birds & large pods of Hawaii dolphins.

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Waterfalls in Hawaii
The best Hilo, Hawaii things to do include Hawaii volcano tours and go Hawaii sightseeing Big Island waterfalls. Big Island Volcanoes are nurtured yearly with 200+ inches a of rain supplying the largest Hawaii waterfall 420ft Akaka Falls, the 3 tiered Umauma Falls & Hilo’s easily accessible Rainbow Falls. Just downstream from these popular Big Island waterfalls are amazing falls flowing over towering seacliffs into the Pacific Ocean . A Hawaii photography dream tour of awaits you on-board the luxurious high speed 49 passenger aluminum catamaran “Lavaone”. Hawaii Tours to Big Island waterfalls depart from Hilo’s Wailoa harbor near the Suisan fish market.


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