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Address: Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Awesome tour with Ricky

Based on reviews from trip advisors & cruise critic I contacted Ricky a couple of months before going. Our group was larger than his 12 passenger van could hold so he arranged to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
georgialady2016
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Gainesville, Georgia
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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on reviews from trip advisors & cruise critic I contacted Ricky a couple of months before going. Our group was larger than his 12 passenger van could hold so he arranged to have an additional van & driver for us. This tour was less expensive than the POA tour. Ricky was very informative and we saw lots of interesting... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Ricky's tour several months in advance. There were 12 in his van (4 from our group). The tour was well paced and I can't believe how much we saw! The last time we were in Hilo we had rented a car and didn't want to do that again. Even though we went to many of the same locations... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ricky was waiting at the cruise terminal for our group which we had organised before leaving home. A nice new comfortable mini van was our transport for the day. We were lucky to see the active volcano, orchid nursery, black sand beach, Japanese garden, waterfall plus much more as he had promised, this was a full day of entertainment &... More 

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Barrie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ricky met us at the cruise terminal in his clean spacious van and provided a unique tour of the area. Ricky is very knowledgeable and provides interesting commentary as his family lives and works in Hilo. As we were a small group, we were able to adapt the itinerary and thoroughly enjoyed Volcanoes National Park. Very reasonably priced and would... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're now back in Canada from a cruise in Hawaii with Norwegian Cruise Lines. While aboard the Pride of America we started to look for tours in the islands, specifically, Hilo’s Valcano National Park. We found that the prices of the tours that NCL charges are too expensive. That's how we ended up looking for local tour operators and, eventually... More 

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Mursley, Bucks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi, I decided to book Ricky for our Island tour as the cruise line was so expensive. Wow, we were not disappointed. Initially, there was just myself & my husband booked but I managed to recruit another 4 persons from our ship to join us. Ricky's vehicle is immaculate and carries 12 - 14 persons. He adapted our trip to... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

For less than Roberts or NCL was charging, Ricky met us at the pier, made sure we saw all the sites in a small group, seasoned the trip with interesting information about Hawaii the state, and the island, and provided us with cold water and chips. I wouldn't go with anyone else for this tour.

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Ricky was there to meet us at the dockside when we disembarked the cruise ship. He had a new spotless minivan round the corner and proceeded immediately after introductions and tour itinerary with the tour. The tour covered all the key highlights of Big Island, rainbow falls, lava flow, lava tunnel,black sand beach, macadamia nut factory, Japanese garden, orchid farm,... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We arrived by the Star Princess on Sept. 30th, 2016 and were met at the pier by Ricky. We were a group of seven; Ricky's Mercedes 12 passenger tour van was perfect for us. It was in pristine condition; Ricky used a head set for his narration so hearing him was no problem. We went to the Volcano National Park,... More 

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Terrific tour to the volcanoes. Ricky met us on the cruise ship dock and spent the day telling us about his Hawaii. Stopping at them macademia farm before the large tour buses was a treat. Volcanoes national park is a special place and Ricky was able to provide stories about working in the park. We enjoyed exploring the lava tube.... More 

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