August 30,2013 Guided Lava Tour Update

Aloha everyone! Surface flows continue to be active. Beautiful lava flows remain active just under 1/2 mile above the ocean entry. Lava flows continued to flow towards the ocean slow and steady. The flow front is approximately 1/2 mile wide with the most southern flow just outside of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park boundry. Amazing flows were easy to be seen for our guests. All of our guests were extremely happy at the end of the night. The ocean entry seems to be active at times but very slow at this time. It is not worth taking a Lava Boat Tour at this time because of minor active there. Come and join us while the Lava is flowing. Mahalo!

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August 29,2013 Guided Lava Hike Update

Aloha everyone! Surface activity on the coastal plains remained very active. The leading edge of the flow has advanced since it broke out two weeks ago. Lava continued to be just about 1/2 mile away from ocean. Our guides had reported  to witness a beginning of a new ocean entry. There was a small breakout just above the previous ocean entry. It seems that the existing tube system that was being fed by Lava is still occupied. Ocean Viewing might be active in this up coming week. Our groups were able to safely view these flows up close. Multiple breakouts happened while we were at the flow and they were very good. Surface breakout were also visible near the base of the Pali. Another great night, Aloha!

August 28, 2013 Guided Lava Hike Update

Aloha Everyone!!! Surface activity remained pretty consistent through this week with small breakouts along the leading edge and some spurts of nice size breakouts at times. Our guests were lucky enough to witness the bigger size breakouts on our tours this week. Just to put theirs out there is NO OCEAN ENTRY at this time. We are not conducting any Boat Tours at this time. Surface flows are approximately around 1/2 mile away from the ocean. The flow front at this time is just about 1/2 mile wide also. The flow has made it’s way towards the coast bordering the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park most eastern boundary line. Our guests were extremely happy once again. Come and join us on our guided lava hike tours. Aloha!

 

August 26, 2013 Guided Lava Tours Update

Aloha everyone! Our guided lava tour was amazing. Surface flows continued to advance closer to the ocean but yet still around 1/2 mile away from the previous ocean entry. There is no ocean entry at this time. There is minor flows just above the ocean entry. The tube system connected to the ocean entry might be still occupied by Lava. As for the surface activity, it was full of action. Lava flows were wide spread on the coastal plains. It was approximately 1/2 mile wide and moving around 20 to 40 feet a day. Our guests were extremely happy. Lava viewing was awesome and extremely active. Come and join our tour now while activity is high. Aloha!

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August 25, 2013 Guided Lava Hike

Aloha! Tonight’s activity was awesome and we saw multiple surface flows that were great. The surface breakouts were scattered, but most of the activity was near the south eastern part of the leading edge. The leading edge had advanced slightly since last night, but most of the activity last night was  along the eastern side of the leading edge. There is also a breakout near the base of the Pali, but that is a little further than our current hike. The ocean entry is still non existent and has stalled out for a few days now. Even though the ocean entry has stalled, the surface flows are awesome and we were able to safely view the activity. Join us for an experience of a lifetime, Aloha!

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August 24, 2013 Guided Lava Hike Adventure

Aloha Folks! Tonight we had multiple surface breakouts, while the ocean entry is still non existent. The surface flows are in the same area as they were for the past week. The activity has been awesome and our groups were able to safely view lava up close tonight. Surface breakouts were also visible near the base of the Pali, but we didn’t have to go there as the surface flows we were at were very active. To be able to feel the heat, hear the sounds and see the changes of Tutu Pele as she moves along is something that you can only experience here. Hele Mai, come join us and let us share what we know and what we live with you, Aloha!

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August 23, 2013 Guided Lava Hike

Aloha! We saw some good surface activity last night, but the ocean entry has stopped. The ocean entry stalled late during the day on the 22nd of August. Our groups were able to witness multiple breakouts and safely get up close to them. There were a few scattered breakouts along the coastal plains that were active throughout the night. Being able to safely witness this act of nature is such a humbling experience and one that we can share with you, so Hele Mai, come join us on an adventure of a lifetime, Aloha!

August 21, 2013 Guided Lava Hike

Aloha! We had some great activity and were able to see multiple surface breakouts. There were some large surface breakouts that were awesome to see. There was a minor inflation that could be the cause for the increase in surface activity. The ocean entry was very sluggish and not visible from shore. There is a possibility that the ocean entry could stall out, but it could also pick up in activity. The tube system between the surface flows and ocean entry may clog or even collapse due to the drop in lava entering this portion of the lava tube. Still, we had some great activity at the surface flows, which we were able to safely get up close to. Hele Mai, come join us for an experience you will never forget, Aloha!

 

August 20, 2013 Guided Lava Tour and Lava Boat Tour

Aloha everyone! Our guided lava tour was amazing once again. The surface flows continued to flow easterly moving approximately 200ft per day on the DI inflation events and a lot less on the DI deflation events. Surface flows continued to create little Lava rivers and oozed out of cracks. The flow field stretched across the existing Lava tube and just about 1/2 mile wide. At the base of the Royal Gardens Pali, Lava flows were vigorous and strong. Huge rivers of lava continued to feed the tube system. Hiking distance is approximately around 6 miles round trip at this time on the high side. All of our guests were extremely happy. Come and join us while the Lava is Hot. Aloha!

Our 4pm boat tour was awesome. The ocean entry was slow but not disappointing. our guests were happy for what they have seen. Lava activity is slowing down at the ocean entry but will pick up in the next couple days. Two distinct rivers were able to be seen. The ocean conditions were perfect for viewing. Variable winds and calm sea’s made ocean goers relaxed and very happy at the end of the trip. Stay tune for more updates. Also you can call our office for immediate updates at (808)936-0456. Mahalo!

August 20, 2013 Morning Lava Boat Tour

Aloha! Our Lava Boat Tour was awesome this morning as we saw three main entry points flowing down into the ocean. The activity was slightly slower, but we could see the lava really well because of the lack of steam. A few breakouts were happening on the lava bench and were making their way down to the ocean. On the way back to the harbor we were treated to dolphins swimming alongside our boat. The ocean was calm and the weather was nice as well. What an awesome morning!