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Ricky's Tours

Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
(808) 938-5658
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Ranked #20 of 47 activities in Hilo
Type: Tours
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Santa Rosa, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Ricky is very knowledgeable and provides a very thorough tour. We saw much more than what was offered on the cruise for a lesser cost. I think we saw all the options the cruise offered and we did it with just one tour. For elderly people it could be a bit difficult getting in and out of the van so... More

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Belmont,CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Booked with Ricky before we left home, glad we did! Ricky was fun, knowledgable, and accomodating! He had waited for 2 passengers that did not show up, but could not wait any longer. This was a fantastic tour-awesome natural beauty included in his brochure plus an unexpected stop to see six green turtles sunning on the beach! This tour was... More

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Bangkok
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Compact, reasonably priced tour. Perfect for cruise passengers with only a few hours on shore. The tour includes Banyan Drive, Rainbow Falls, Akatsuka orchid farm, volcano ntl park, Mauna Loa factory and black sand beach. Highly recommended.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Booked Ricky's tour before we left for Hawaii based on the recommendation from others on Trip advisor and Cruise Critic. What a wonderful experience!. Ricky meet us at the end of the pier. We had a fantastic 5 1/2hr tour and Ricky was very knowledgable about the island and its history. Ricky is just a wonderful person and wants you... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Contacted Ricky before booking about my back problems. Ricky said "no worries" which was totally true. Picked us up at cruise ship with large van and helpful step. I got to see everything and even made it through the lava tube. Enjoyed all of Ricky's histories and stories of his family. This was the highlight of our cruise!

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Cortez, Colorado
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Ricky's Tours was a highlight of our time on Hawaii. Ricky is very knowledgeable about the island and its history, and very good at presenting information in an engaging way. He's prompt, courteous, flexible, and very attentive to his guests' needs. I highly recommend touring with Ricky.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We sailed on the Grand Princess over Christmas, and has gotten a referral for Ricky's Tours from Cruise Critic. He is the only certified independent tour on the big island. Though we are hesitant to go off-ship because of possible delays, we thought we would try this, since it was recommended on Cruise Critic. And we are so glad we... More

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amazonlady1
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
83 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Ricky was on time waiting for us on the dock. Unfortunately the Volcano National Park was closed due to the problems in USA but Ricky did very well taking us round the island, stopping at interesting places to take photos, we went to the new Black Sand Beach, Macademia Nut Factory and to the Lava Tree Gardens, also stopped whenever... More

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We arranged a tour with Ricky during a port stop at Hilo while cruising on the Pride of America. Ricky picked us up at the Aloha Room at 8:30am. I hadn't realized that this meeting point was literally at the end of the peer (the maps made it look much further away), so I left us plenty of time to... More

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Oakland, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We called Ricky at the last minute, and he was available, thankfully. For the price (including tip) of a two hour single destination tour that the ship was offering, Ricky took four of us out for five hours! We saw two waterfalls, black sand beach, nut factory, etc., and heard all about the islands and Hilo. With Ricky you get... More

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