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Big Island Aina Tours

Address: PO Box 5392, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
Phone Number: +1 808-315-3097
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Ranked #3 of 57 Activities in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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 have 2 vans allowing for groups from 2 to 14 guests. 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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duncan, okla
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We recently enjoyed a volcano tour with Gil while visiting the big island. He conducted a great tour that went off without a hitch. Highly recommended- certainly more enjoyable than the crowded tour buses!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Aloha! Last stop of our cruise was a fantastic tour of the Big Island with our guide Gil. From the moment we arrived Gil was waiting for us and escorted us around with VIP style. The family owned company was well worth the price as we were taken to all the sites and had plenty of time for pictures and... More

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

we scheduled this tour (found on trip advisor) while planning things to do in Hilo while coming in on a Hawaiian cruise. Gil, the tour guide, was waiting for us right when we got off the ship. By far this was the best tour we had during all of our excursions put together. We loved the personal touch Gil gave... More

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Seaford Rise, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Booking from Australia can be a hit or a miss but a few emails and we were booked. Tina was waiting there at the cruise port and with only 2 other couples we were off on tour for the day. Tina was so organised and had bottled water waiting for us in the van and we also got to share... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We booked this tour after researching the different options here on tripadvisor. We were in Hilo for one day on our cruise and wanted to do a Volcano tour. Tina picked us up at the port and along with two other couples we set off in the van for the day experiencing the Volcanoes National Park. We stayed ahead of... More

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This has to be the best way to see the Big Island. We were on a cruise ship and Hilo was a one day stop. We were picked up by Tina in a mini-van, with 2 other couples . So much nicer than going on the cruise tour buses and the itinerary was flexible. Also this was so easy to... More

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Virginia Beach
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Gill was the perfect tour guide for our 7 hour Hilo trip- volcanoes, lava tube, plants, pistachio nut factory, coastline. He was thoughtful, intelligent, and eager to make our day special. Five of us in his mini-van had a wonderful day without the wait of a large bus of people. He even provided flowers for the ladies' hair, fresh pineapple... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Family of 3 went for a 6 hour trip into the Volcano National Park with Gil. Everything was as promised and more! We were picked up directly from our previous activity, Gil provided a lot of interesting background on Hilo, the island and especially the volcanoes - you can tell he takes the wishes and preferences of the guests seriously... More

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Lewis Center, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Gil and Tina were both patient and helpful in taking us around the island and answering all our questions. They even took the the time to get us to places that people normally don't go. We had a comfortable van for my wife and two daughters and we had a great time. Thanks again Gil and Tina

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Weston, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Visiting the Big Island? Then you want to hook up with Gil and Tina. We spent a day with Gil this past week and enjoyed every minute of it (even when it rained)! Gil is knowledgeable about the island, its history and geography, knows all the sights, and fills your day with the many interesting sights and places that Hawaii... More

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