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“Marylou's Big Island Tours is the BEST!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hawaii Volcano Tours

Hawaii Volcano Tours
Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
1-808-989-1352
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Ranked #6 of 25 Nature & Parks in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Lava and sight-seeing tours. Call for custom tours for your travel to Hawaii's Big Island.
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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“Marylou's Big Island Tours is the BEST!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

What a wonderful day we had touring with Marylou!! We were picked up at the cruise ship early in the morning (Marylou was waiting for us at the pier). Marylou is truly a sweetheart!! She was a fantastic tour guide, explaining in detail about everything we saw - and we did see SO much that day!! We went to Volcanoes National Park - just incredible, Rainbow Falls, The Orchid Farm, Mauna Loa Macadamia Farm, the black sand beach, where we saw the most incredible turtles, and so much more!! At each point of interest, Marylou explained all about the resources, flowers, animals, and so much more. I wish we had more than a few hours to tour with Marylou!! It was truly a wonderful experience!! Marylou is the most professional tour guide, but made the day so much fun as well as an incredible learning experience. If you are coming to Hilo, don't miss a tour with Marylou!!

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“Roberts tours might not be the way to go...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We booked the Roberts tour to the volcano which was coordinated with our pride of America cruise. The driver/guide did not shut up or spoke of things I have no interest. I found out he was a widower, lived with his elderly parents, Christian, and did not seem too much in favor of the present political situation . Not what I came to learn about on the tour. The tour made stops that I rather not have spent that much time at. Only allotted 20 minutes at the jaeger museum including
Waiting on line to go to the rest rooms. It also took 10 minutes just to get off the bus, as we were in the back,and many elderly passengers were on board. I'm still glad that we did not do the driving
As it was raining that day and we did see a car that ended up in a ditch. The road was very winding. The crater is definetly a worth while site see. The thurston lava tubes were neat.nicemuesum store at the jaeger museum. If u go with Roberts, expect stops where they can
Make some money.,which is expected. The one thing he did do was that the first stop was the macadamia nut and we were able to pick up sandwiches there for later. I just hope u get a different driver!

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“Mary Lou's Big Island Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

What a great day we had with Ken!. Our tour was just what we wanted it to be. Nothing was too much trouble, and he even took us three women to WalMart to get "lei'd" :) Ken and Mary Lou have the best personalities for their business. Professionally run with the right amount of "FUN" added....he did not even let losing his wallet interfere with our good times (which was found by a very honest person). Rates second to none ! There is a lot to be said for smaller groups...a wonderful way to spend the day and make new friends ! I highly recommend them and plan to return in the future. Billie Jean

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Katy, Texas
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“Volcano Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

My boyfriend and I drove around the volcano park, and it was fun. Granted it was a gray, drizzly day, it was still fun. Lots of neat things to see and the park rangers were very friendly and helpful.

Visited March 2013
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“Turtles made it for us”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We just picked up a tour at the port, thats was going to rainbow falls, the volcano and the orchid nursery and the beach, the falls were great, the volcano was interesting, orchids pretty, but coming face to face with turtles and getting soooo close that you could touch them made the excursion for us!! these local tour operators know where the turtles are just ask to see them, our driver just asked do you want to see any turtles today???lol amazing i will never forget that

Visited March 2013
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