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C Big Island Tours

#12 of 43 Tours in Hilo
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Address: 71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4693
Phone Number: +1 800-901-0468
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

C Big Island offers exclusive land tours and Shore Excursions on the Big...

C Big Island offers exclusive land tours and Shore Excursions on the Big Island of Hawaii. Tours such as lava viewing on Kilauea volcano, Mauna Kea Summit, waterfalls in the rainforest,and Volcanoes National Park.All tours are done SUV,Eco style vehicles or 11-15 pas van. We DO NOT operate buses. We depart daily from Kona and Hilo.

CRUISE SHIP CUSTOMERS - we have permits to pick you up directly from the pier and work with the cruise ships weekly. We would love to show you the Big Island....Give us a call!

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Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Exclusive Volcanoes National Park and Rainbow Falls
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Moku Nui "Lava Boat" Tour, Excellent experience, not for the faint of heart!

This is a once in a lifetime experience! We were visiting friends in Kona and made the long drive on the saddle road to Hilo and on to the park to check in. We were a bit early so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Cynthia A
Sierra Madre, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a once in a lifetime experience! We were visiting friends in Kona and made the long drive on the saddle road to Hilo and on to the park to check in. We were a bit early so checked out the park and watched the surfers. The beauty of this boat is it takes only six passengers. I know... More 

Thank Cynthia A
Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing boat tour to see the lava as it dumped into the ocean! The pilot and captain (Kanoa) were very friendly and professional. Kanoa made sure that we had excellent views of the lava as it dripped, gushed, poured, streamed, and calved into the sea. He dipped a bucket in to the water (a ways away from... More 

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

C Big Island Tours is a small tour operator which gives the tours a very personal touch. We took a tour to Mauna Kea for sunset and star gazing. Our guide was Edward, who did an excellent job of providing information about the island, volcano and some of the historical and cultural aspects along the way. As a small tour... More 

Thank Paul H
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The highlight of our trip to the Big Island! C Big Island Tours ensured we got to see lava pouring over the pali 'up close and personal'! Kanoa provided details about the sights from a local perspective and was very entertaining. We had a beautiful day to observe a phenomenal sight! Our group highly recommends this fantastic tour group!

Thank lbc1425
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing trip! Amazing crew! The lava flow was amazing to see from the water! 6 guests boat - way better than the floating boats we saw with 50 people! Amazing seats!

Thank Jan C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This company gives a wonderful tour of this amazing phenomenon. The boat is comfortable, has swivel chairs for maximal viewing and is small and highly personable. Highly recommended.

Thank Lou S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did two different boat tours of the lava this trip. One was a sunrise tour with a larger boat and then this was with this company on the Moku Nui and Capt. Kanoa. Unlike other similar small boat tours (6-8people) his boat is equipped with swiveling chairs which allows everyone to spin around and see the lava from either... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had booked a trip with them originally when tropical storm Lester came through. Smart and safe people, they let us know well in advance that it needed to be rescheduled. We did reschedule for the morning, it turned out, of the big electrical storm. Once again, wisdom and safety being the appropriate rules, we had to reschedule. Thankfully, we... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disclaimer: we were unlucky on the night we visited because it was very cloudy, meaning the sunset was lacklustre and stargazing was impossible. This is in no way the fault of C Big Island and I have tried not to let it influence my rating, however I am sure I would have enjoyed it more if we had been able... More 

Thank Beka K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

My family and I went on 7am tour on Aug 24th, 2016. We took the lava tour. The boat driver and the guide (I think it was Kanoa) were great. We stayed close to the lava for about 30-45min. The guide took pictures of our family in front of the lava. My daughter was seasick and he offered Lollipop which... More 

Thank Rajashree P

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