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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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We took a tour with Gill as our guide while in Hilo on a cruise. From first contact to the end of the tour they were nothing but professional and nice. The van was very new, his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took a tour with Gill as our guide while in Hilo on a cruise. From first contact to the end of the tour they were nothing but professional and nice. The van was very new, his commentary was great and we learned and saw a lot. Very reasonably priced. He even added a stop at a candy store for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We had a private day tour with Tina our guide on our day visiting Hilo during a Hawaii cruise. We are a party of six and the price we paid was a massive saving on the cruise ship tours which were shorter , limited and very expensive. Tina picked us up on arrival despite late docking time and took us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If you want to really have a great tour , go with Gil And Tina! They were exceptional with a great clean van, wonderful information and more ! We went to the Thurston Lava tube, 1974 lava flow, Kilauea Iki, eruption 1959,Kilauea Caldera and Jagger Mueseum where we actually saw lava erupting(hasn't been seen in 7 years), saw steam vents,... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Gil was very informative during our tour. There was only 4 of us so he tailored our tour according to our suggestions along with his standard tour. It was nice to have him answer our questions about the volcanos. Also, we didn't have to wait for all the people to load and unload on the big tour busses.If you are... More 

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had been to the Big Island before and wanted more information and more personalized itinerary, and we got it with Big island Aina Tours. We were in Hilo for the day, off the pride of America and I wanted a more intimate trip than a huge bus tour the cruise lines usually offer. Tina was waiting for us with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our group of four adults had 8 hours to explore the Big Island and Tina with Big Island Aina Tours helped us get the most out of our visit. She met us promptly at the dock and we were off on our adventure. After a stop for coffee were headed for Volcanoes National Park, Tina is very knowledgeable about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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

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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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