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C Big Island Tours

Address: 71 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: +1 800-901-0468
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Ranked #10 of 66 Activities in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: C Big Island offers exclusive land tours and Shore Excursions on the Big Island of Hawaii. Tours...
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: C Big Island offers exclusive land tours and Shore Excursions on the Big Island of Hawaii. Tours such as lava viewing on Kilauea volcano, Mauna Kea Summit, waterfalls in the rainforest,and Volcanoes National Park.All tours are done SUV,Eco style vehicles or 11-15 pas van. We DO NOT operate buses. We depart daily from Kona and Hilo. CRUISE SHIP CUSTOMERS - we have permits to pick you up directly from the pier and work with the cruise ships weekly. We would love to show you the Big Island....Give us a call!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

just had a wonderful tour of the mauna kea observatory. our guide, Edmond, made the trip smooth as can be - and was a great source of info about the the observatory and all things big island. so glad we had the good fortune to fit this in during our trip to Hilo. thank you Edmond!!

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for a wonderful review ! Mauna Kea really has been beautiful lately. I will be sure your driver Edmond sees this fantastic review! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Even though our original plan was to visit the National Park to see the crater, our guide asked us if we would prefer to go see the lava flow instead at Pahoa which we didn't regret. Our guide Tanya was a fantastic and very funny. We will use them again on our next visit.

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed our Lava Forest & Falls tour. It's really been quite a highlight due to the new lava flow pushing through the town of Pahoa. Thanks so much for the fantastic review!! More 

Laguna Niguel, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a great time in this tour with Edmund walking is through culture of big island,Various historic events also more insight in Mauna kea.Im really happy about the service offered and glad that we were able to make it

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

Aloha Sheetal, thanks so much for the review! So glad you enjoyed the Volcanoes National Park and Mauna Kea. Hope to have you back on the Big Island again some day! More 

Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Edmund made our maiden voyage to Mauna Kea so meaningful He was a witty raconteur who was clearly enthused about his job. You should ask for Edmund and I wish that we had more time in Hilo so that we could book another trip with Big C Island. Our group was small (6 people). It's important that you ask how... More 

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

Aloha and thanks for such a fantastic review, Your right about asking group size. That is the reason we never got into large busses .......it just really takes out the quality. Edmond was so excited to hear about his review and it really made his day. Edmond is such a great tour guide and we are so thankful to have... More 

San Francisco, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I am writing this review because I had the most amazing experience with Oleathia and my pilot, Dale. I was on a Hawaiian cruise and as soon as we landed in Hilo I called this company to see if they could squeeze me in to see the volcano. I called the day of and they were able to squeeze me... More 

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

Aloha Ella, this is Oleathia. Im so glad to hear you enjoyed the Lava Plane! I just knew you would and Dale is such a wonderful pilot and the safest I have seen on the Big Island. I always try to explain to people that helicopters cost so much more but are not allowed to hover or drop down low... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a great time in this tour and all thanks to Edmund. He is a great, honest and fantastic guy to be around with. I would recommend you to take this tour and request for Edmund's time and trust me, it's worth it. First of all we were in a fix as the road to the summit was closed... More 

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

Aloha and thankyou so very much for a wonderful review! We are always honest with all our customers from lava flowing to road closures and we like to inform our guests exactly whats going on and let them make their own decisions. So glad to hear you enjoyed Mauna Kea! Edmond really is spectacular and has really got quite a... More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you think if live in a cocoon. Think again! If you ever feel self-important, self-absorbed.... Think again! Its a huge-big-ginormous world we live in. Nothing highlights this feeling more than taking this tour. The stars, the sights you would see on this trip should open your eyes. Its such an amazing feeling to see the clouds beneath you as... More 

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so very much for such a fantastic review! I would have to agree with you on the stunning beauty of Mauna Kea summit and also Your guide Eddmond. I have never seen someone so enthusiastic about going to Mauna Kea and really goes out of his way on all tours to really take care of all our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

We learned a lot on this tour. Our tour guide was very friendly, funny and knowledgeable. You could tell she loved her job. She made us feel like family and cared about our safety too! Definitely would recommend this tour to everyone.

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the warm compliment. Its greatly appreciated to all of us! :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had a wonderful time in Big Island. Our guide Edmonds was really excellent. He was prompt, courteous and very informative. Thanks to Olethea and Edmond for making our trip memorable

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Kindly for the great compliments and we are so glad you enjoyed the Big Island. .....We truly enjoy showing it. :) More 

New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of every stop on our tour! As we drove between our destinations he would point out fun and interesting sights which made the tour even better than described! He was a safe driver and we throughly enjoyed touring Hilo with C Big Island Tours.

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

Aloha Steph, thank you so much for the warm compliment. I will be sure to tell your driver of the fantastic review. So glad to hear you enjoyed everything. Also wanted to thank you for also contacting us by phone for such a great review. Hope to see you again someday ! More 

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