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Address: PO Box 5392, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
Phone Number: +1 808-315-3097
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Description: Big Island Aina Tours provides tours on the Big Island of Hawaii including...
Big Island Aina Tours provides tours on the Big Island of Hawaii including the Volcano, waterfalls, black sand beaches. We also make stops at the Macadamia Farm & Orchid Farm. Custom tours also available. We are a family owned and run business. We perform small group tours with our two vehicles. We provide enjoyable informative tours. We walk with you at each stop to explain the sights and formations that we will see along the tour.
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Our group of 6 adults had less than 1 day (8 hours) to take in the sights and sounds of The Big Island. Tina with Big Island Aina Tours was professional, knowledgable, friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our group of 6 adults had less than 1 day (8 hours) to take in the sights and sounds of The Big Island. Tina with Big Island Aina Tours was professional, knowledgable, friendly and she had snacks!! We could tell right away that Tina took her job seriously. The portable speaker she attached to the back of the front seat... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We looked around at various volcano day tours for our family before choosing Aina Tours and we are very glad we chose them. Gil and Tina were very friendly and had lots of local knowledge. We were picked up from Hilo airport and taken back there at the end of the tour. Our family was very comfortable in the tour... More 

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Salt Lak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I travel a lot but I only rate small businesses that rock it! Gil and Tina's tour group company was a lucky find after sorting through other companies that herd you around with 80 other people. We booked the Hawaii Volcano National Park tour. The things I loved about This tour: -We went directly to the park first. Advantages were... More 

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Edmonton, AB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Gil and Tina were very accommodating to set up a custom tour for our family. We wanted to see the volcanoes, but didn't really want the packaged tour a lot of companies were offering that included other stops. Gil met us at the park as we had our own transportation, and spent the afternoon guiding us through the Kilauea Iki... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We booked this tour after reading positive reviews on Cruise Critic and Trip Advisor. We were sailing on the NCL Pride of America cruise ship. Booked this tour direct through Aina Tours website, transaction went smoothly. Gil and Tina met us in the building on the cruise ship pier with Tina having flowers for the girls hair. Gil really enjoys... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This was a wonderful five and a half hour tour: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls, a black sand beach, and more. Gil was a friendly, considerate, and knowledgeable guide to the six of us (three couples) on the tour. The van was comfortable and everything was as promised or better. Best of all, he got us back to our ship... More 

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Redwood City, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My family of 5 booked this tour for our cruise stop in Hilo. Gil was on time, friendly and very knowledgable. The car was comfortable and Gil was flexible with what we wanted to see and letting us spend the time we wanted at each stop. We customized our tour and had a blast at all locations. I would highly... More 

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South Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Gil and Tina gave a great tour to me and my family during a cruise stop in Hilo before Christmas. Gil drove one van, Tina the other and we travelled to Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls and the black sand beach just outside of Hilo. We especially liked the small tour size and Gil and Tina's wonderful personal... More 

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Linden, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our Tour guide was Tina Nelson. She and her husband Gil are self employed and own two Vans that accomidate up to 7 people. They do not have outside employees, they each run the tour in thier own van. We did the exciting volcano tour, had a awesome lunch, went to the Macadamia Nut factory tour, went to a orchid... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I organized two groups of six from our cruise ship to tour Volcano National Park and Waterfalls. Gil and Tina met us at the cruise terminal and presented each of the women with flowers for their hair. With six to a van we were very comfortable. Gil drove our van and Tina the other. Gil and Tina are both certified... More 

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