Kilauea Jeep Driving

There are currently only two ways to see the new lava flow of the 2018 Kilauea lower east rift zone eruption. (map)

  1. View by air – Aerial tours are restricted from flying close to the eruption. (Hawaii Volcano Expeditions)
  2. View by sea – Boat trips to view the lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean.  (Hawaiian Lava Boat ToursSeelava Lava Boat Tours)

Natural Hazards Big Island
Understanding Rift Zones

Kīlauea Volcano Webcams

Hawaii News Now ongoing Kilauea coverage

Hawaii Civil Defense Messages and Alerts

Please be respectful while you are exploring the island.

Kilauea lava enters the ocean

Lava continues to enter the sea at two locations.
Photo credit: USGS

Aerial view of lava steam on the Big Island

Lava from Kīlauea Volcano Lower East Rift Zone Eruption Reaches the Pacific Ocean.
Photo credit: USGS

Kilauea lava eruption

Helicopter flight of Kīlauea Volcano’s Lower East Rift Zone w/fountaining at Fissure 22.
Photo credit: USGS