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C Big Island Tours

#11 of 47 Tours in Hilo
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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...more
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71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4693
+1 800-901-0468
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

C Big picked us up at the Hilo pier where POA was docked. Edmond was very good. Would have liked to spend more time at Volcanoes National Park than at some of the more commercial stops.

Thank Fred G
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We booked this tour as we usually don't take ships tours and it did not disappoint! Our driver/guide was fantastic! Very fun and knowledgeable about the Big Island and it's history! We would use the company again when we visit Hawaii!

Thank waysho
cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you dearly for the great review and so glad you enjoyed our Big Island shore excursions!

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We arrived the Hilo port at 8am. Follow the instruction we met our tour guide around 930am. So you had plenty of time for breakfast. Lunch was not included. The local guide was very knowledgable and responsive. Spent about 15 mins on each attration place....More

Thank Stay816745
cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed. Not sure where the $160 price came from, we charge $99 for direct bookings. We dont include lunch however we do cover the entrance costs into sights. Customers have the option to purchase lunch at...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

This helicopter tour was recommended by our cruise line. It was an excellent suggestion. I have never been in one before and was a little nervous. My day had not been going well at all. I had a couple nosebleeds prior to the flight and...More

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Aloha Madaliene, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the Kauai helicopter. It really is one of the best ways to see all those kauai sites. Thank you again for the wonderful review.

Reviewed 20 July 2018

My husband and I took the "Volcano Devastation Tour" (a.k.a.-"Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcano Devastation"). A lot of ground was covered on this tour, which is perfect for first-timers in the Hilo area of the Big Island. The following was part of the itinerary: Black sand...More

Thank Etrnlife77
cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and glad we were able to show you all the current highligts of hilo and the volcano ...despite the volcanoes national park being closed. Hoping it will reopen soon.

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We had so much fun on this excursion!!! There were ten in our party with two that had never snorkled before. David and Megan were GREAT guides!! They made it comfortable and fun for everyone!! He even let my daughter drive the boat! Swimming with...More

Thank jcsutton9
cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

This trip is one of the absolute bests! The wild dolphins are always a plus ! thank you for the wonderful review.

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We had an absolute BLAST on our excursion! David and Megan were EXCELLENT guides! We were so close to the dolphins! It was unbelievable! David answered every question we had about the island and he was so informative! Ages 13 to 67 were in our...More

Thank Danave1
cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

So glad to hear you loved this shore excursion arriving off the NCL Pride of America cruise ship. The dolphin snorkel is one of my personal favorites as well. It really seems like someone trained our wild dolphins seeing that they will swim right with...More

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on our tour of the Kona coffee plantations, chocolate company and City of Refuge. Stopping at the Painted church was inspirational. Our guide Edmond did an outstanding job giving us a great tour. I highly recommend this company to those...More

Thank Edward O
cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

So glad you enjoyed our shore excursion Kona Coffee Tour! We are so glad the pride of america NCL has starting coming back to the big island. Thanks again for joining us and such a wonderful review. It means a lot to us.

Reviewed 3 May 2018

Great shore excursion in getting to see all the highlights Hilo had to offer. Thanks C Big Island Tours for a wonderful day, informative guide, a time spent making great memories and seeing incredible SIGHTS!!!!!

Thank Beth M
cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks Beth for warm compliments! Happy to hear you enjoyed your Hilo shore excursion off the Pride of America NCL and glad it was memorial for your group. Hope to have you join us again in the future.

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We had a group of 12. We enjoyed a great day seeing the volcano national park and waterfalls. Walk through the wet lava tube. Your shoes may get wet, come prepared. We had requested Edmund as our tour guide. We were so very lucky to...More

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

I am so very glad to hear you enjoyed your Hilo Shore excursion and Kailua Kona Shore excursion with Edmond. You were all such a fun wonderful group and we enjoyed having you. Thanks again for the wonderful compliment!

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20 January 2017|
Response from Trail754325 |
for tax info i need to know what the date of my last cancel to the big island tour was on trip advisor
20 January 2017|
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Response from toots009 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, there is no restroom on the boat.
John S
18 September 2015|
Response from cbig | Property representative |
Aloha John, the Lava has stopped flowing into the ocean for over 2 yrs now. The lava has been a bit quiet for a while with sudden outbursts here and there. There is a possibility it could start flowing again over night or it... More