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C Big Island Tours

Hilo, HI, USA
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About C Big Island Tours
C Big Island offers a variety of tours. Hilo Shore Excursions- CRUISE SHIP CUSTOMERS - we have permits to pick you up directly from the pier when your ship comes into the Port of Hilo and we work with the cruise ships such as the NCL Pride of America, Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Legend, Holland America Westerdam, Grand Princess, Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Solstice and many more. Our Hilo Shore excursions include Volcanoes National Park & Waterfall Kona Shore Excursions include our Historical Kona Coffee & Hawaiian Sea Turtles, Rainforest & Waterfalls or our Snorkel with wild Hawaii dolphins and Kealakekua Bay(Captain Cook) Big Island Hawaii Manta Ray Snorkel - Departs from Honokohau Harbor in Kailua Kona
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

Sample a cross-section of outdoor sights on the Big Island during this shore excursion exploring Volcanoes National Park, waterfalls, orchids and more. Discover the postcard-perfect Rainbow Falls before visiting the amazing volcanic steam vents and unique geology around Kilauea Volcano. Before your day is done, check out a botanical garden filled with rare orchids, snack on macadamia nut treats at a local farm, and visit a gorgeous black sand beach. A guide, park entrance fees, snacks, and round-trip port transport are included.
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6 hours
from US$153.34

Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group

Summon your courage and plunge into the waters off Kailua-Kona to swim with manta rays. During this 2-hour tour during sunset or after dark, slip on the provided wet suit and snorkel gear and follow your expert instructor into the water. Watch as the enormous vegetarian animals, some with wingspans of 20 feet (6 meters), swim in graceful loops around you, taking in clouds of plankton for their evening meal. All gear and light snacks and refreshments are provided. Choose between sunset and evening snorkel tours; manta ray sightings are guaranteed or you can do a second outing for free.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$119.00

Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

Make the most of your time in port on this Kona shore excursion timed to your cruise's arrival and departure. Get picked up from the port and head out on a sailing adventure to the Captain Cook Monument and Kealkeaua Bay where you can snorkel, swim, and explore caves and lava tubes. Expect to see spinner dolphins, sea turtles, colorful fish, and ancient reefs. Lunch, snacks, and use of snorkeling gear are all included.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from US$139.00

Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee

Spend a full day exploring Kona. See greens turtles, learn how Kona coffee is made, and visit archeological sights. Make the most of animated amount of time with a varied tour encapsulating Hawaii’s history, natural beauty, wildlife and culinary culture. Stop at white sand beaches, walk through lava tube, sample locally frozen coffee and hand made sweets, then choose from a variety activities depending your tastes. Opt to snorkel, go souvenir shipping, or relaxant local brewery, before returning the port.
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5 to 6 hours
from US$139.00

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcano Safari Lava Caves, Falls & Highlights Small Group

When your ship docks in Hilo, use your time in port to get acquainted with Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth. Embark on a tour through the Nanawale Rainforest, a lush, tropical landscape in the Eastern Rift Zone. Explore lava caves; stroll along the most recently formed black-sand beaches; feel the warmth from volcanic hot pools, and discover Rainbow Falls. Travel trough Hawaiian back roads and discover the destructive path of the volcano's most recent eruption. Round-trip transport from the port or hotel is included.
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6 hours 30 minutes
from US$133.34
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GreenThumb331 wrote a review Oct 2020
San Fernando, Philippines2,910 contributions419 helpful votes
Kona is the second stop in Hilo on our cruise. We booked a whole day tour with C Big. We started seeing green turtles at the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. Our next stop at the famous Royal Kona Coffee Center was very informative. Aside from free sampling of the many types of coffee, a guided tour was available. We learned how the coffee bean was carefully handpicked in this farm. The stages how the coffee bean goes from the tree to your coffee cup was also explained. Since this visit, the knowledge i gained gave me a better appreciation when I take my coffee. After a lunch stop, we visited the painted church. The tour’s last activity was a drop off at the Kahaluu beach for some snorkeling. I had about 45 minutes to see the fish very near the shore before we were picked up and brought back to the ship. We did most of the activities that Kona had to offer in one day.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours
Responded 1 Nov 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! Glad to hear you enjoyed.
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Rainbowtravel64 wrote a review Mar 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana39 contributions19 helpful votes
I’d like to start that I am a certified diver and I have realistic expectations when doing this type of trip. My issue wasn’t the lack of Manta Rays we saw, one very deep underneath the board, it was how the staff handled our adventure. Once at the site, we were asked to put on snorkels and wait to be told to enter the water. It was a cold evening and the weather was NOT perfect. There water was very choppy with intermittent rain. Neither staff member asked anyone what their swimming skills were prior to entering the water. No flotation devices other than the “noodle” to put under your legs to keep you flat. The “noodle” was NOT mandatory. Due to the current, the reason we went south of KONA, the board had drifted approximately 30-40 feet from the boat. Maybe an easy swim for some, but in choppy seas, not an easy swim for all onboard. Again, no discussion regarding swimming skills or flotation devices for personal buoyancy. We were lucky enough to see one Manta Ray within a matter of minutes. We then, laying flat, held onto the board waiting patiently. Approximately 15-20 minutes later were advised that we were moving to a new location and to return to the boat. Once in the boat, the captain, I believe Chris or Craig, told Buddha (I think that was his name) that he was “overriding his decision” and we would be returning to dock. He felt that the currents were too strong. Honestly, the whole in and out experience, had already made me to decide I was not reentering the water. Safety was a great concern for me. We returned to the dock where we were told that we would be able to go out another evening if we so desired. We did NOT return, as my entire party, 4 people, were concerned for their safety. We booked, based on reviews, so I’m not sure why this evening was any different. Maybe the trip should have been cancelled due to currents, which would have been understandable, but it wasn’t.
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Response from Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours
Responded 26 Mar 2020
Aloha Rainbow, I deeply apologize for your experience. As you said you booked upon reading all the great reviews. Our regular captain had to depart to the main land during the Corona Virus out break. Yes Craig was fill in captain. Please note Safety is our first concern and we hope that you give us that chance in the future.
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BPetz5 wrote a review Mar 2020
Carol Stream, Illinois4 contributions1 helpful vote
Even though it was raining, but that is not unusual for Hilo, the sightseeing was breathtaking. Our guide Dre was awesome, and would highly recommend getting him if you have a choice. He went the extra mile and showed us extra sites and pictures that made the trip even more interesting. This was a last minute addition to our tours, as our original tour with a major competitor was cancelled due to lack of people. Glad it worked out this way.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Awww, well were were happy to have you and so glad you enjoyed Dre and all the fun sights.
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Marigold252 wrote a review Mar 2020
Coarsegold, California, United States70 contributions17 helpful votes
Our tour was five stars all the way. We were only on the bus gor a few minutes when Giovanni spotted two big green sea turtles sunning themselves at our first stop. This was the beginning of our day's adventure. Giovanni is just what you want in a tour guide...knowledgeable, personable, funny, and passionate about Hawaii!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Mahalo for the wonderful review! Glad you enjoyed the Sea Turtles in Hilo and you guide Giovanni.
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Rena S wrote a review Mar 2020
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Even with it raining, we had a great time. Love every stop. Wear water shoes and bring rain geer. Warmest rain i have ever been in
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours
Responded 7 Mar 2020
I know that day was full of rain...makes one crazy waterfall though which was fun to see roaring away. Despite the weather, which we cant control I know but thank you for having such a positive outlook. :)
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