C Big Island Tours
C Big Island Tours
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5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
C Big Island offers a variety of tours from Hilo and Kona. We are a cruise ship friendly company and pick you up directly from your ship. Hilo hotel pick up is also available Manta Ray Snorkel - Departs from Honokohau Harbor in Kailua Kona
Hilo, Hawaii

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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(62 reviews)

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Jochelle F
10 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
Kelvin was fantastic! He was fun and filled with information about the Big Island. He kept us entertained and dropped us at the best places for some spectacular views. He was accommodating to guest and was eager to help with group photos at each stop.
Written September 23, 2022
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Wow what awesome compliments that I will most definitely share with your guide Kelvin. Really appreciate the review
Written September 26, 2022
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Jeannie Z
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
I did the big Island tour with my 80 year old father and sister. Kelvin, our guide was a local who had fun tales and great background of the historical significance of areas. We toured the Hawaiian islands for 2 weeks and this was our favourite tour, and best tour guide. This tour is. Must! From seeing an overview of the island you could book future tours to places you wanted more time to explore.
Written October 24, 2022
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That is so wonderful to hear! Sounds like the whole family enjoyed. Than you for the review 😊
Written October 24, 2022
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RLJ
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Couples
Fully worth it. On time pick up. The tour guide, Kelvin, was knowledgeable and as friendly as they come. His local language pronunciation of names made it all the more interesting and fulfilling. He filled the whole tour time with facts and interesting side notes. They crammed a full day of travel land sights into the six hours always making sure we had enough time and clear enough directions to get maximum enjoyment
Written February 21, 2023
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stop stop.... Im blushing! Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments. It really is greatly appreciated 😊
Written February 23, 2023
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ashleyshowme
Wellington, FL25 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We toured through the rain, almost every spot it was raining and it still was a good tour. We stopped at the black sand beach, (remember to not wear white shoes) It was a beautiful spot. The Japanese garden, the rainbow falls, a stop for convenience store//deli food to eat on our way. The deli was good but you could bring a lunch because we ate on way to Volcanoes. Kelvin was great at giving us a timeline at each place and was truly knowledgeable about the island, the history and the myths. He and it was wonderful. The “option B” was my favorite part of the crater volcano experience. And, then the lava tube walk was easy enough. My husband has difficulty with balance and it was well lit but there were two “hills” that might make it difficult for others. We really liked the experience. Then we stopped at the chocolate/coffee candy place. It was excellent. Their $6 thermal grocery bag was a Best Buy of the trip. We definitely recommend the tour, the driver, Kelvin and the island of Hilo.
Written October 31, 2022
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Thanks, Ashley for the great review. Yes Big Island Candies has some really awesome goodies and glad to hear you enjoyed guide Kelvin ❤
Written November 3, 2022
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Ruth H
Lindsay, Canada16 contributions
Feb 2020
We choose to take a tour with C Big Island Tours while in Hilo. Our driver picked us up at the dock and had us back on schedule. No hassles or worries about missing the ship. Tour was very organized and our driver lived in Hilo so he knew a lot about it that he shared in an interesting entertaining manner. We would not hesitate to book with this company again.
Written February 16, 2020
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Aloha Ruth, we were happy to have you on both tours for Hilo and Kona. Glad you enjoyed, mahalo for the review
Written February 18, 2020
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Rebecca E
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Family
Maggie B was absolutely wonderful. It felt like one of my family members was showing us around her home! She is so knowledgeable and easy to listen to. She truly has a passion for the Hawaiian culture. What a wonderful experience our family had!!
Written April 29, 2023
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Awsome! thank you for sharing ❤
Written May 7, 2023
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Crystal A
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Couples
Great tour of the big island. Really got to see a lot with this tour. Our driver Kevin was informative & also didn’t mind taking pictures of us which was a bonus! The only thing I would suggest to the company is if people sign up together they should be able to sit next to each other, my husband and I were on our honeymoon moon and we were the last pick up so we got the last seats which one was all the way up front and the other all the way in the back. Our driver did ask the single riders and neither wanted to move, had nothing to do with him! But for future passengers that should be something to consider.
Written October 19, 2022
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Mahalo for the wonderful review and congratulations! Yes you are right about that and we are working out a system now. Most odd numbers of groups or singles adjust out of courtesy so people can sit next to each other.
Written October 19, 2022
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Linda B
Woodhaven, NY33 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Had a great time on our snorkel trip! Each family in our party was able to pay directly to C Big island. Our group of 20 (ages 10 through 70) was picked up promptly at the cruise pier and helped aboard the Key. Clean, comfortable boat. Friendly, helpful and informative Captain and crew. Saw a bunch of Spinner Dolphin, lots of fish a few turtles and even a sea otter. Highly recommend!
Written September 3, 2022
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Aloha Linda! So glad we were able to pick you up directly from the Kona pier for cruise ship we had a great time with your group ❤
Written September 4, 2022
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Micheline
Ottawa, Canada5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Excellent tour! Kelvin was awesome. He was very knowledgeable about Hilo’s history and told some great stories about the people before and after Hawaii became a state.
The sights were majestic and breathtaking. Kelvin showed all the sights and even brought us to a better lookout point.
Lunch was at a convenience store! Freshly made homemade sandwiches and a store filled with any drink, savoury or sweet snack at a very reasonable price. 14 of us on the bus and we’re in and out in 20 minutes.
Ask for Kelvin, he’s the greatest!
Written October 1, 2022
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Karla Jul V
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Friends
Our tour was given by an awesome guy called Kelvin, he gave us a very detail background of the Hawaiian story🌸. He was always very kind, charismatic attentive. We went in the tour to the main places in the big island. Definitely we are going to recommend this tour and preferably given by Kelvin. Thanks!!
Written January 16, 2023
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Wow Karla what a wonderful compliment for guide Kelvin. You are right, we are so thankful to have him as part of our team.
Written January 18, 2023
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