Day Trips in Island of Hawaii

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6+ hours
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€228.77
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Adventure Tours
7–8 hours
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€258.55
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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€290.74
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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€290.73
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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€270.73
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Day Trips
6+ hours
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€277.26
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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€258.65
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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€227.40
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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€227.40
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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€217.02
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Shore Excursions
5–6 hours
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€173.97
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Bus Tours
5–6 hours
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€144.33
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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€217.45
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Shore Excursions
5–6 hours
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Adventure Tours
6 hours
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€138.45
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Day Trips
6+ hours
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€266.38
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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€325.10
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Day Trips
5 hours
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€189.68
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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€180.43
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Bus Tours
8–9 hours
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€210.42
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  • Daniel A
    1 contribution
    Great tour would recommend 100% especially if your tour guys is Drew. He’s one of the best tours guys I’ve ever met.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • Danny M
    1 contribution
    Expensive but well worth the experience! Friendly and knowledgeable guide and once-in-a-lifetime views! Definitely the highlight of our trip!
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • Barbara T
    Cincinnati, OH7 contributions
    This tour was amazing. You can see many more starts than in the city. It was fantastic to be above the clouds on the summit. It was an amazing experience I will never forget!
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • Rich K
    3 contributions
    In two words. Kona Chris! He was our tour guide. He was fantastic. Great personality. Very informative. Great preparation for stops with lunch, donuts, snacks and beverages. Oh, and great dad jokes!
    The tour itself was great. Brings you to all of great must see places on the island. It is a long day, but goes by fast. Well timed stops and breaks.
    I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the Big Island.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • Aaron HI
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    Aloha, First off I want to say a big mahalo to Jim and Chris as they are the most down to earth, professional, and knowledgable guides I have ever experienced in Hawaii. The tour had everything well thought out and planned and had everything we could ever need provided by the tour company, if we were cold at volcano they had jackets, if it was raining, they had umbrellas, if we were hungry, they had plenty of great food and snacks. Everything was well thought out and seamless. Its rare for me to be given a warm lavender towel on a tour and this is the type of service that is next level. I would highly recommend these guys to everyone and would def go with them again and again. Top notch and thank you guys for giving us an experience to remember.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • Sukant V
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA8 contributions
    The driver/guide, Kelvin was very knowledgeable and explained the areas of stop and answered all our questions. Our group had a great time spending the day with him. I would recommend this tour and Kelvin to anyone interested in reserving with C Big Island.
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • CosmosMomLA
    104 contributions
    My sister raved about her "Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Give Back Experience" tour that she did on 9/7/22 with Hawaii Forest & Trails. My husband & I wanted to also experience Mauna Kea so based on my sister's positive feedback, I booked the 9/21/22 "Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Give Back Experience" tour on 9/8/22 because all the Summit & Stars tours were sold out on-line. A week later, Ashley called and asked if I was willing to "down grade" to the "Mauna Kea Summit & Stars" Tour for 9/21/22. I said yes and she quickly issued a refund to my credit card.

    The day of the tour, we were picked up at the Queen's Marketplace by tour guide, Jeff. He wanted to make sure that the 12 of us had Fun, were Safe, and saw the sunset and stars. Jeff was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of information during our drive to Mauna Kea. We made a bathroom stop & then a 45 minute stop at the Visitors Center to get acclimated to the attitude and have the provided dinner. The gravel road to the next stop was very bumpy and then we made it to the top to view the beautiful sunset and see the "Shadow" of Mauna Kea while wearing the provided parkas and gloves. After the sunset, we got back into the van and drove 1000 feet lower to a spot for star gazing. Because Jeff couldn't get one of the telescopes to connect to WiFi, he spent a longer time for us to view stars and planets (Saturn & Jupiter) on the 2nd telescope. Finally, it was time for us to head back to our hotels listening to Hawaiian music.

    My husband and I absolutely loved this tour!
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • Wendy P
    Palm Bay, FL2 contributions
    This one is a FULL day excursion and well worth it! Our guide Aaron was phenomenal, I've never met someone so knowledgeable about so many topics. If you take this trip without. Aaron you will miss out on so much info. P.S. - I still think Aaron should go on JEOPARDY!!!
    Written 29 September 2022
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  • Yvonne L
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    David, our tour guide, was super amazing! He is a local and is extremely knowledgeable about the area and Hawaii as a whole. He explained a lot of phenomenons occurring in the area and also its history. He answered many things I was wondering about during my trip to the Big Island. He was also able to teach us a lot about the geographical features, animals, and give tips about hidden gems and spots. He made the trip a wonderful experience! I researched through almost all of the Mauna Kea tours, and although this one does not provide a jacket nor a telescope, we were still able to keep warm in our own clothes and get a really extensive astronomy lesson, and David's fun stories made it very fun. Thank you David for this once-in-a-lifetime tour!
    QUICK TIP: if you would really like to see the stars, make sure to go on a day where the moon is in crescent phase, or in the new moon phase. We went when it was almost full moon and could barely see the stars. However, David still explained many constellations to us and pointed out lots of interesting things in the sky. In addition, the moon light was so bright we could see seas of clouds at night! So still a beautiful experience.
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • Michael M
    1 contribution
    Our guide, David, was excellent. Great way to see and learn a lot if you only have a couple days on the island.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Kaotic75
    Dorr, MI8 contributions
    The tour was full of information and the driver (David) was very good. He showes us all the placess on tour. But also told us of some great markets and things to do while on island. Interacted well with whole group and made it feel personal.
    Written 23 September 2022
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  • Warren J
    1 contribution
    Our tour guide was great and seeing an active volcano was THE highlight. I think that sums it up quite nicely
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • CD
    Alexandria, VA6 contributions
    We really enjoyed our tour! Josh was very knowledgable and helped us see everything we hoped to! Highly recommend!
    Written 13 September 2022
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  • Lynn D
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    I really enjoyed it all. The national historical park was closed and the lava tube was also closed and so we didn't get to see everything. The rest was great and our tour guide Edmund was awesome. He was very nice and knowledgeable about everything. Overall enjoyed it very much.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • Iana
    2 contributions
    This experience was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! Dexter was an amazing tour guide and really cared about his passengers. He brought us lunch that was packed nicely and also brought water and guava grown from his own home! We enjoyed the experience way more because of the people we were touring with and because of Dexter! We got to see many sites and it was well worth the price. Would recommend!!
    Written 1 October 2022
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