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Ricky's Tours

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Address: Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: (808) 938-5658

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He is the man

Great, no, fantastic tour. Very, no, extremely knowledgeable. Don't waste your money paying extra for cruise padded priced tours. He does what he says he will do. Not hurried and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
david l
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great, no, fantastic tour. Very, no, extremely knowledgeable. Don't waste your money paying extra for cruise padded priced tours. He does what he says he will do. Not hurried and he can get his clean new bus places others cannot. Very flexible to meet your needs. Promptly returns inquiries. Lastly it was a hot day during our tour,Ricky always had... More 

Thank david l
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on NCL's POA and for our day in Hilo we took Ricky's tour. Ricky met us as we left the ship.A mixed group of 12 from Canada,Norway and USA. His knowledge of the island and Volcano National Park was exceptional.(he worked at the park as a guide)We never felt rushed at any of the places he took us... More 

Thank Canuckcruzrs
Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We just returned from a cruise on the Star Princess. Prior to the cruise we phoned Ricky to book a tour. He was at the port early with a sign saying Ricky's Tours. He was an excellent teacher, a real gentleman and taught us many things about Hawaii and its culture. We would strongly recommend his tours.-Banyan Drive, Lilwokalani Garden,... More 

Thank CaperAnneTerry
Kelowna, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

When in Hilo a tour with Ricky is a must. We first took a tour with Ricky in 2012 and loved it so much we booked again along with our friends in May 2016. Ricky is very friendly, has impressive local knowledge and is simply just a great guy! Next time in Hilo we will definitely book another tour with... More 

Thank Bruce C
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Ricky was a great guide, very friendly, knowledgable and accommodating. We pre booked this - great price compared to on -ship prices. We were on a 35night cruise from Sydney - Hawaiian Islands/Tahitian Islands. Ricky's brand new bus was great, spacious and air cond. Recommend Ricky highly.

Thank anniemc111
London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Privately arranged a tour with Ricky off a cruise ship and everything was excellent. He even quickly adjusted the tour stops to avoid all the large buses arriving with the hordes of tourists who booked with the ship at twice the price. We went places there was no way a large bus could get in. There is a little less... More 

Thank Dave P
South Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I contacted Ricky’s Tours after reading about him on Cruise Critic and organized a tour from our ship for 12. Ricky was extremely easy to work with in organizing the tour before we arrived. And a pure delight once we got to Hilo! Ricky was at our pier at 8:30 promptly loaded with water and snacks and we were off... More 

Thank conniecane10
Jasper, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We were on a cruise ship out of Oahu and had read reviews on Trip Advisor and heard about Ricky's tour from our travel agent. We do not like the big bus tours so this is a great alternative! We did have a pretty full van and my husband and I thought there may be some older people who may... More 

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New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Excellent tour. Ricky waiting for us at specified time and greeted us by first names. Have a lot of big island history to go along with visiting many sites. An extremely pleasant day

Thank davidspop
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We found out about Ricky's Tours on Cruise Critic while sailing on Holland America. Our tour was fantastic. We took the combination tour which included Banyon Drive, Liliuokalani Garden, Rainbow Falls, Mauna Loa Nuts, Black Sand Beach, Kalpana, painted Church, Ahalanui Hot Ponds and Lava Tree State park. We had a group of 20 people and Ricky picked up and... More 

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