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Ricky’s Tours - Hilo

There were six couples and an active volcano! Ricky gave us a great tour of the Hilo area. We heard... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Candy W
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Excellent tour of Hilo area from cruise ship

We have determined that taking a private tour is a much better way to see sights when making port... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

There were six couples and an active volcano! Ricky gave us a great tour of the Hilo area. We heard great stories of the island and had time to explore our many stops. He had many bottles of cool water and chips as promised. We...More

1  Thank Candy W
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We have determined that taking a private tour is a much better way to see sights when making port stops with a cruise ship. Ricky's tour did not disappoint. As promised he met us in the cruise terminal in Hilo and we joined a group...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

After reading all the glowing reviews we decided that Ricky's Tours was the way to see a lot of Hilo in a short time. The stops we made were - Hilo Waterfall & Volcano National Park as well as Banyan Drive, Liliuokalani Garden, Rainbow Falls...More

1  Thank joenronnie
Reviewed 21 March 2018

This was the first stop on our Princess Cruise. Looked at reviews quite a few months ahead and took a chance. Glad we did. They did not require a downpayment which amazed me. I received confirmation and everything went like clockwork. Ricky was waiting for...More

1  Thank Rhonda L
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Ricky's tour of Hilo was one of the highlights of our trip to the Hawaiian Islands. Ricky is a nice guy who drives you in a pristine van and effortlessly narrates a tour of the main sights (Rainbow Falls, Volcano National Park, Lava Tube, nut...More

Thank 4TXTravelers2015
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Loved our tour with Ricky to the Waterfalls and Volcano National Park. His vehicle is a clean touring van, giving everyone great views and comfortable seating. He knows the area and took us everywhere with wonderful explanations and great experiences. So much better than driving...More

Thank FDPevey
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Half price of cruise ship.... visited Rainbow Falls, volcano national park,lava tube, the orchid house, nut factory, black sand beach... Ricky was a very friendly and knowledgable guide.... sadly it rained most of the day heavily and some people did not want to get out...More

Thank stonesbeer
Reviewed 25 February 2018

This tour was truly a highlight of our cruise vacation. Ricky is very friendly and is extremely knowledgeable! We learned so much from him. He's a proud " local" and his enthusiasm is contagious. The 6-7 hours zipped by and the whole tour was so...More

Thank _kathietaylor730
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Ricky was awesome. Don't be concerned about a tour that's not done by the cruise line. Ricky is a local Hawaiian and loves showing all of the sights to his passengers. The cost of the tour was 1/2 what a cruise tour with a bus...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 February 2018

We took the Norwegian Pride of America cruise. We bypassed the cruise tour and booked with Ricky. He had a great tour. The coach / van was comfortable and can accommodate a good size group. (we had 7 with room to spare.) Ricky is a...More

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19 June 2018|
Response from joenronnie | Reviewed this property |
Ricky has a website - this site will not let me add the link but google Ricky's Tours Hawaii and you will find it. Email him and he will confirm promptly.
15 February 2018|
Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
Ricky's VOLCANO NP & WATERFALL TOUR! And this combination tour takes 6 to 6 1/2 hours. There were 2 Van loads that took Ricky's tour and he was a fantastic host and guide!. We started out with just a few and it grew until... More
28 October 2017|
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Response from 465sharon12345 | Reviewed this property |
The tour was about 6 hours and worth every penny . Very reasonable and Ricky can answer all your questions . We did have an opportunity to have a light lunch on our own time which was perfectly fine with everyone. Ricky did... More