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About C Big Island Tours
C Big Island offers a variety of tours. Hilo Shore Excursions- CRUISE SHIP CUSTOMERS - we have permits to pick you up directly from the pier when your ship comes into the Port of Hilo and we work with the cruise ships such as the NCL Pride of America, Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Legend, Holland America Westerdam, Grand Princess, Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Solstice and many more. Our Hilo Shore excursions include Volcanoes National Park & Waterfall Kona Shore Excursions include our Historical Kona Coffee & Hawaiian Sea Turtles, Rainforest & Waterfalls or our Snorkel with wild Hawaii dolphins and Kealakekua Bay(Captain Cook) Big Island Hawaii Manta Ray Snorkel - Departs from Honokohau Harbor in Kailua Kona
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

Sample a cross-section of outdoor sights on the Big Island during this shore excursion exploring Volcanoes National Park, waterfalls, orchids and more. Discover the postcard-perfect Rainbow Falls before visiting the amazing volcanic steam vents and unique geology around Kilauea Volcano. Before your day is done, check out a botanical garden filled with rare orchids, snack on macadamia nut treats at a local farm, and visit a gorgeous black sand beach. A guide, park entrance fees, snacks, and round-trip port transport are included.
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6 hours
from $153.34

Big Island, Kona Manta Ray Night Snorkel- Small Group

Summon your courage and plunge into the waters off Kailua-Kona to swim with manta rays. During this 2-hour tour during sunset or after dark, slip on the provided wet suit and snorkel gear and follow your expert instructor into the water. Watch as the enormous vegetarian animals, some with wingspans of 20 feet (6 meters), swim in graceful loops around you, taking in clouds of plankton for their evening meal. All gear and light snacks and refreshments are provided. Choose between sunset and evening snorkel tours; manta ray sightings are guaranteed or you can do a second outing for free.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $119.00

Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

Make the most of your time in port on this Kona shore excursion timed to your cruise's arrival and departure. Get picked up from the port and head out on a sailing adventure to the Captain Cook Monument and Kealkeaua Bay where you can snorkel, swim, and explore caves and lava tubes. Expect to see spinner dolphins, sea turtles, colorful fish, and ancient reefs. Lunch, snacks, and use of snorkeling gear are all included.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $139.00

Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee

Spend a full day exploring Kona. See greens turtles, learn how Kona coffee is made, and visit archeological sights. Make the most of animated amount of time with a varied tour encapsulating Hawaii’s history, natural beauty, wildlife and culinary culture. Stop at white sand beaches, walk through lava tube, sample locally frozen coffee and hand made sweets, then choose from a variety activities depending your tastes. Opt to snorkel, go souvenir shipping, or relaxant local brewery, before returning the port.
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5 to 6 hours
from $139.00

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcano Safari Lava Caves, Falls & Highlights Small Group

When your ship docks in Hilo, use your time in port to get acquainted with Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth. Embark on a tour through the Nanawale Rainforest, a lush, tropical landscape in the Eastern Rift Zone. Explore lava caves; stroll along the most recently formed black-sand beaches; feel the warmth from volcanic hot pools, and discover Rainbow Falls. Travel trough Hawaiian back roads and discover the destructive path of the volcano's most recent eruption. Round-trip transport from the port or hotel is included.
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6 hours 30 minutes
from $133.34
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Rainbowtravel64 wrote a review Mar 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana35 contributions19 helpful votes
I’d like to start that I am a certified diver and I have realistic expectations when doing this type of trip. My issue wasn’t the lack of Manta Rays we saw, one very deep underneath the board, it was how the staff handled our adventure. Once at the site, we were asked to put on snorkels and wait to be told to enter the water. It was a cold evening and the weather was NOT perfect. There water was very choppy with intermittent rain. Neither staff member asked anyone what their swimming skills were prior to entering the water. No flotation devices other than the “noodle” to put under your legs to keep you flat. The “noodle” was NOT mandatory. Due to the current, the reason we went south of KONA, the board had drifted approximately 30-40 feet from the boat. Maybe an easy swim for some, but in choppy seas, not an easy swim for all onboard. Again, no discussion regarding swimming skills or flotation devices for personal buoyancy. We were lucky enough to see one Manta Ray within a matter of minutes. We then, laying flat, held onto the board waiting patiently. Approximately 15-20 minutes later were advised that we were moving to a new location and to return to the boat. Once in the boat, the captain, I believe Chris or Craig, told Buddha (I think that was his name) that he was “overriding his decision” and we would be returning to dock. He felt that the currents were too strong. Honestly, the whole in and out experience, had already made me to decide I was not reentering the water. Safety was a great concern for me. We returned to the dock where we were told that we would be able to go out another evening if we so desired. We did NOT return, as my entire party, 4 people, were concerned for their safety. We booked, based on reviews, so I’m not sure why this evening was any different. Maybe the trip should have been cancelled due to currents, which would have been understandable, but it wasn’t.
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Response from Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Aloha Rainbow, I deeply apologize for your experience. As you said you booked upon reading all the great reviews. Our regular captain had to depart to the main land during the Corona Virus out break. Yes Craig was fill in captain. Please note Safety is our first concern and we hope that you give us that chance in the future.
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BPetz5 wrote a review Mar 2020
Carol Stream, Illinois4 contributions1 helpful vote
Even though it was raining, but that is not unusual for Hilo, the sightseeing was breathtaking. Our guide Dre was awesome, and would highly recommend getting him if you have a choice. He went the extra mile and showed us extra sites and pictures that made the trip even more interesting. This was a last minute addition to our tours, as our original tour with a major competitor was cancelled due to lack of people. Glad it worked out this way.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Awww, well were were happy to have you and so glad you enjoyed Dre and all the fun sights.
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Marigold252 wrote a review Mar 2020
Coarsegold, California, United States70 contributions17 helpful votes
Our tour was five stars all the way. We were only on the bus gor a few minutes when Giovanni spotted two big green sea turtles sunning themselves at our first stop. This was the beginning of our day's adventure. Giovanni is just what you want in a tour guide...knowledgeable, personable, funny, and passionate about Hawaii!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Mahalo for the wonderful review! Glad you enjoyed the Sea Turtles in Hilo and you guide Giovanni.
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Rena S wrote a review Mar 2020
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Even with it raining, we had a great time. Love every stop. Wear water shoes and bring rain geer. Warmest rain i have ever been in
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours
Responded Mar 7, 2020
I know that day was full of rain...makes one crazy waterfall though which was fun to see roaring away. Despite the weather, which we cant control I know but thank you for having such a positive outlook. :)
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ORoss wrote a review Mar 2020
Houston, Texas13 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time on this tour. The group size was not to big so we didn’t lose out on any of the views or hearing the guide speak. The sea turtles were pretty cool, we were able to get into the water, knee deep...and see a bunch of them. The coffee tour was pretty informative and a great intro into how it’s all grown. I’d recommend this tour if you are looking for a mixture of things to see. Our guide was pretty informative and funny! Nice to have someone show you around who loves his job! If you are asked to play Hawaiian checkers...do it! I had a lot of fun learning the game!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours
Responded Mar 7, 2020
The sea turtles are the best! There really is a ton always there and its just so much fun to go see them. Glad you enjoyed everything on your Kona tour. Thank you for the review :)
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