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C Big Island Tours

Hilo, HI, USA
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About C Big Island Tours
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
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Fran S wrote a review Jun 18
Maryville, Tennessee5 contributions
Always go with Kris and Buddha! They waited until there was a window in the rain, and they weren't in a hurry. They were most concerned with giving us the best experience possible. There were two mantas in the area, and Buddha was familiar with both of them. He positioned us in an area where they were more likely to come to the surface and interact with it, and it worked beautifully. We were treated to a dazzling show of nine-foot mantas within inches of us. It was the coolest thing I've ever seen. I highly recommend Kris and Buddha!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours
Responded 6 days ago
Awww your making us blush :) thank you so much for the review ❤
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DE-PA border wrote a review Jun 15
Landenberg, Pennsylvania5 contributions1 helpful vote
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We were picked up at the cruise terminal by our welcoming guide Kamaki. We were with him for 7 hours. While he navigated the group around in his minibus, he constantly kept us interested and entertained with his informative stories. He brought us nicely back on time at the cruise ship, half an hour before the all-aboard. Below is the tour we did. It was slightly modified to accommodate for the Macadamia Nut Store not being open yet to the public. As a nice surprise Kamaki added a quick stop at the very end at the Big Island Candies store to buy some Macadamia nuts, and some chocolate with Macadamia nuts. Thanks for the wonderful day Kamaki! 1. Richardson Beach: black sand beach 2. Banyan Drive 3. Liliuokalansi Park & Gardens: Japanese gardens 4. King Kamehameha Statue at Hilo Beach 5. Rainbow Falls at Wailuku Park 6. Manono mini mart: sandwich stop 7. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Volcano House , Uekahuna overlook, Steam vents, Rain Forrest & Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube) 8. Big Island Candies Store
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Response from Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Wow-what an excellent review! Yes Macadamia nut farm is still closed but said they are going to open in two week now...so we will see. So glad to hear you enjoyed Kamaki and volcano park tour. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. This really means a lot to us ❤
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S2TA wrote a review Jun 14
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All the guides were super helpful. The captain had an awesome sense of humor. When I needed some assistance getting back to the boat, they made the extra effort to make sure I felt safe. We had a lot of fun and they made sure of it. They even offered snacks to help with our upset tummies. They had coolers of sprite, water, and salty snacks. The experience was amazing! The Manta Rays were so graceful and friendly. It seemed like they were putting on a show just for us. This experience is designed for all levels of snorkeling skills (beginners to experts). There are different companies that offer this experience, but I’m so happy we booked with Iruka: Moonlight Manta Rays: Hawaii Experiences. Thank you Thank you.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours
Responded 1 week ago
What a wonderful review. Thank you! So glad you enjoyed manta boat #2 moonlight. Yes Manta Boat #2 is designed for beginners to experts for sure. As for Manta Boat #1 we recommend the more experienced :)
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CAD3876 wrote a review Jun 13
Indio, California15 contributions2 helpful votes
Pros: *You WILL see mantas with this company. Buddha is the manta whisperer and will find them (the group from another company next to us only had one. We had at least 6!) *Excellent crew. Chris and Buddha were easy going, caring, and knowledgeable. We felt safe and in good hands. *Excellent 💯 communication. Text messages day of had pictures, directions, and maps. Cons: *Small group boat was smaller than I expected. (I thought there would be a bathroom and you could walk around…my bad!). This is not a negative, just FYI *If it is windy, many will get sea sick. Maybe take some ginger pills prior too. Bottom line: you MUST do this. My family will talk about this experience forever. Soooooooo worth it! Cons:
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Response from Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha, and thank you for your wonderful review. And so glad you liked our text message with directions :) We operate two boats Manta boat #1 (16 passengers) and Manta Boat #2 ( 30 passengers ) We do not advertise any type of bathroom on board, however Manta Boat #2 does have an emergency bathroom if someone needs it.
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Lenette P wrote a review Jun 9
Manteca, California14 contributions3 helpful votes
Our tour guide Kamaki was wonderful. He was so knowledgeable about every aspect of our tour. I would recommend him as a tour guide to everyone. The tour itself was exactly as advertised and well worth the cost
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Oletocbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Awww thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review. So glad you enjoyed all the beautiful sites and guide Kamaki ❤
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