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“Awesome!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Native Guide Hawaii

Native Guide Hawaii
Keaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96749
(808) 982–7575
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Keaau
Type: Tours
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012 via mobile

This was an amazing tour. Warren took us around the Volcano park for the day, and my wife an I loved every minute of it. He was informative and attentive to our needs. Snacks and lunch were great. And he tool us to spits we never would have found on our own. I highly recommend Native Guide for any of the tours. With limitted time on the island, I feel we squeezed every ounce of fun out of the park with Warren's help. I will definitely give Warren a call for another tour when we make another visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“If you are visiting Volcano National Park, You must see it with Warren from Native Guide Hawaii”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

We spent a day with Warren as our guide to Volcano National park on the Big Island of Hawaii. He is the most outstanding guide and our trip would not have been the same without him. We travelled as 2 families with teenage kids. Warren kept each of us enthralled at the marvels around us. He is able to judge everyone's needs and expectations effectively and communicates his knowledge and love of the park in a really interesting way. If you are visiting Volcano National Park, you must see it with Warren. He shows all the sights that you need to see as well as those off the beaten track. The larva tubes and steam vents were remarkable. He provides lunch and transportation. We met him inside the park. He is able to reach all levels of fitness or ability. He even provided the most outstanding lunch for our bunch of picky eaters. We highly recommend you see this park with Warren otherwise your visit will not be complete. It's a once in a lifetime experience! You need a full day with him and because this is a high rainfall area, bring raincoats or umbrellas.

Visited January 2012
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Best part of our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

This was the best part of our trip and money well spent. Warren Costa picked us up at our hotel, gave us a phenomenal tour of the volcano , and a fabulous lunch. We saw things we would not have seen and learned so much from Warren. If we went back, I would do a tour again just for his knowledge.

Visited August 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Made the whole day worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Warren is fantastic! Extremely knowledgeable, kind and fun to hang out with for the day. We were very excited to go to Volcano National Park before our trip. I’m not sure what we were expecting but while the old lava flows were cool and beautiful, I think if it hadn’t been for Warren we would have ultimately gotten bored and left disappointed. There’s no real signs explaining anything you are looking at, and after awhile the barren black landscapes would have been repetitive. Warren really brought out the intricacies and details of the landscapes and got us to explore things much more closely than we would have on our own (we probably would have just driven by things or stayed close to the road). Hearing the stories and science of the lava, what was there before, etc. made it an interesting and ultimately satisfying day. Plus he took us to a “secret” lava tube to get out of the wind and have lunch, which was pretty special (not to mention lunch was delicious!). It was so nice to be by ourselves instead of one of the big bus tours filled with old ladies. ;) We would recommend Native Guide to anyone!

Visited December 2011
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reading, pa
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“Great personalized tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Warren offers several personalized tours of the eastern Big Island ... we did a tour of Volcanos National Park. Total time was about 7 hours, including pick up and drop off. You can ask him to focus the tour however you'd like, or you can let him decide where to go. Warren is extremely knowledgeable and personable, and the tour was really terrific ... fun, educational, and interesting. We went to multiple sites in the park, including a few that a lot of tourists might not make it to. It was also great having a tour that was just my wife and I, rather than a large group. Cost was 150/person, plus 10 dollar park admission fee. Warren provides lunch, which were sandwiches from Island Naturals and healthy sides, plus plenty of snacks along the way. Very highly recommended, and we'll definitely tour with him again the next time we go back.

Visited December 2011
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