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Reviewed December 13, 2018

Our party of 4 had a nice time with Ricky. He was very polite, with a nice greeting. A comfy new van, and plenty of room. We had many stops with plenty of time in between. At the Volcanoes National Park we had time to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

We were 2 Australian couples looking for a tour organised by a local and Ricky did a fantastic job. His van is very comfortable and well maintained. He was easy to communicate with before our visit and he was exactly where he said he would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

There were six couples and an active volcano! Ricky gave us a great tour of the Hilo area. We heard great stories of the island and had time to explore our many stops. He had many bottles of cool water and chips as promised. We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

We have determined that taking a private tour is a much better way to see sights when making port stops with a cruise ship. Ricky's tour did not disappoint. As promised he met us in the cruise terminal in Hilo and we joined a group...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

After reading all the glowing reviews we decided that Ricky's Tours was the way to see a lot of Hilo in a short time. The stops we made were - Hilo Waterfall & Volcano National Park as well as Banyan Drive, Liliuokalani Garden, Rainbow Falls...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

This was the first stop on our Princess Cruise. Looked at reviews quite a few months ahead and took a chance. Glad we did. They did not require a downpayment which amazed me. I received confirmation and everything went like clockwork. Ricky was waiting for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Ricky's tour of Hilo was one of the highlights of our trip to the Hawaiian Islands. Ricky is a nice guy who drives you in a pristine van and effortlessly narrates a tour of the main sights (Rainbow Falls, Volcano National Park, Lava Tube, nut...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Loved our tour with Ricky to the Waterfalls and Volcano National Park. His vehicle is a clean touring van, giving everyone great views and comfortable seating. He knows the area and took us everywhere with wonderful explanations and great experiences. So much better than driving...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank FDPevey
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Half price of cruise ship.... visited Rainbow Falls, volcano national park,lava tube, the orchid house, nut factory, black sand beach... Ricky was a very friendly and knowledgable guide.... sadly it rained most of the day heavily and some people did not want to get out...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

This tour was truly a highlight of our cruise vacation. Ricky is very friendly and is extremely knowledgeable! We learned so much from him. He's a proud " local" and his enthusiasm is contagious. The 6-7 hours zipped by and the whole tour was so...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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June 19, 2018|
Response from joenronnie | Reviewed this property |
Ricky has a website - this site will not let me add the link but google Ricky's Tours Hawaii and you will find it. Email him and he will confirm promptly.
February 15, 2018|
Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
Ricky's VOLCANO NP & WATERFALL TOUR! And this combination tour takes 6 to 6 1/2 hours. There were 2 Van loads that took Ricky's tour and he was a fantastic host and guide!. We started out with just a few and it grew until... More
October 28, 2017|
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Response from 465sharon12345 | Reviewed this property |
The tour was about 6 hours and worth every penny . Very reasonable and Ricky can answer all your questions . We did have an opportunity to have a light lunch on our own time which was perfectly fine with everyone. Ricky did... More