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Big Island Aina Tours

PO Box 5392, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-315-3097
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Ranked #3 of 47 Activities in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Big Island Aina Tours provides tours on the Big Island of Hawaii including the Volcano, waterfalls, black sand beaches and we also do custom tours.... more » Owner description: Big Island Aina Tours provides tours on the Big Island of Hawaii including the Volcano, waterfalls, black sand beaches and we also do custom tours. 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. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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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
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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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Gill, the owner was our personal tour guide for the 3 of us. He took us to it all. Very attentive to our personal needs and to top it off his wife sent us homemade flower bouquets and fresh fruit from their back yard. Wonderful time at Hilo! Thanks Gill

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Petawawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We were in Hilo for the day having arrived by cruise ship. We booked a tour with Tina as our guide. She is very knowledgeable about the island. We visited the orchid farm, volcano national park and visited some beautiful waterfalls. One thing we loved about the tour was that there was only six of us. Do not like big... More

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Had a great time with Gil & Tina on tour of the Volcano National Park, Orchid shop, rainbow falls, akaka falls, and Waipio Valley. My dad spent a lot of time taking photos and Gil & Tina were always patiently waiting. After the tour completed, Gil even offered to stop at a take-away shop for my group to buy dinner.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We booked this trip with Gil, The tour was awesome. We had a very small group ( 4), which allowed us to stay at sites a little longer or less depending on our interest . Gil's knowledge of the volcanoes, lava tubes and area was great. He picked us up at the ship . I would highly recommend this tour.

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Dauphin, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We were so impressed how Gil immediately replied to our email and how quickly he customized a tour to meet what we wanted to see. We spent Friday, Feb 28th with Tina and Gil and had the most amazing tour! We were warmly greeted in the morning by Tina who patiently ensured we saw all the beauty of the island.... More

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