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Big Island Aina Tours

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Address: 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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Very Impressed with this tour of the Big Island!!!

We had seven women in our party including a nine year old child. Tina met us at the cruise port and transported us around the island. We were wanting to see sea turtles and Tina... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had seven women in our party including a nine year old child. Tina met us at the cruise port and transported us around the island. We were wanting to see sea turtles and Tina took us to the beach first to see the sea turtles. Unfortunately the turtles were not out. Tina made us flowers and had candy for... More 

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Burnie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We recently did this tour with Gil, his knowledge was outstanding! They have a very comfortable van, plenty of breaks with rest stops to see magnificent scenery. Great tour and would thoroughly recommend this company. Very organized pick up and dropped back to the cruise ship

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Montreal
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Gil and Tina are wonderful people that provide an outstanding service! The tour could not have been better and went beyond expectations! Mahalo from Montreal.

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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My family of five (three boys, 11,10, 8) took the Private Circle Island Tour with Gill and Tina Nelson. Tina picked us up from our resort and did the first half of the tour with us. She made us all feel very welcome and shared her immense knowledge. They boys had no problems asking questions and seeking Tina's knowledge about... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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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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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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Address: Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
Phone Number: +1 808-315-3097
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo

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