Tip: Sailing along a fifteen-mile stretch of rugged coastline on the northwest shore of Kauai.

 Currently: Big IslandWhat to See Lava Flows

Lava Flows

Lava—hot, invincible and irresistibly captivating—continues its stubborn run on the ocean. The impact, when it hits cool sea water at a blistering 2,100 degrees, is staggering.

Lava boat tours have emerged as a hot, new adventure, grabbing the attention of national media as well as

visitors intrigued by the opportunity to get close to the fury and raw beauty of nature from a safe distance.

A 15.5-mile bike ride will get you to the show as will air tours.

By land, it’s possible to see lava flows from a coastline viewing area at the end of Highway 130 in Puna. Though lava flows can be viewed during daylight hours, they are more spectacular after dark.

The restless volcano has left its mark on the Big Island’s air quality. Volcanic smog, or vog, alerts have increased, so visitors with breathing issues need to be aware of air conditions.

- courtesy of 101 Things To Do

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