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Address: Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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+1 808-747-4296
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$585.00*
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Volcanoes National Park Private Tour
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$895.00*
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8-Hour Custom Private Tour on the Big Island of Hawaii

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Awesome sightseeing near Hilo!

This was one our best tours ever! I was so happy that Scott had this day available to take us on a tour of Hilo! We started early- Scott was at the pier as soon as we disembarked... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2016
Jojo-ky
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

This was one our best tours ever! I was so happy that Scott had this day available to take us on a tour of Hilo! We started early- Scott was at the pier as soon as we disembarked from the cruise ship and our day started. We saw the Volcano National Park- all the highlights and then some! We made... More 

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Scott W, Owner at Apau Hawaii Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a 5-star review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time exploring the Hilo area and Volcanoes National Park. It is always a special treat when we can get there early, before all the other tour buses from the ship. Wishing you many more safe travels! More 

Mansfield, Texas
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed August 19, 2016

What a fun day! Scott gave a great tour and I highly recommend him. He picked us up at Norwegian's cruise terminal and we took off. We saw the Volcano Park, where we walked the paths, saw the steam vents, drove around and even went to the gift shop. We told him to take us wherever he would take family... More 

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sawiggs, Owner at Apau Hawaii Tours, responded to this review

Mahalo for taking the time to write a great review! So glad to hear you had a fun day exploring Volcanoes National Park...it really is a special place. Wishing you many more safe travels. Aloha, Scott More 

Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2016

I reached out to Scott about a week before my scheduled arrival on Big Island for a custom private tour. I had my own list of places I wanted to visit which was not part of the regular tours. My primary reason to reach out to Scott was, he charged per group/vehicle and did not stipulate a minimum of number... More 

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sawiggs, Owner at Apau Hawaii Tours, responded to this review

Mahalo for taking the time to write a great review! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your time exploring many special places the Big Island has to offer. Wishing you many more safe travels. Aloha, Scott More 

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Reviewed July 12, 2015

My daughter and I had a great all day tour with Scott. He was great. Picked us up right from our hotel and we went to many different beaches including the Green Sand Beach which was awesome! We also went to the Southernmost Bakery in the USA which I would also recommend for lunch as the food was great. He... More 

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sawiggs, Owner at Apau Hawaii Tours, responded to this review

Mahalo for taking the time to write a great review. Definitely, the green sand beach at South Point is an awesome experience! Had a wonderful time with you and your daughter exploring some amazing sights. Aloha! More 

Plantation, Florida
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32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2015

We did back to back cruises and toured with Scott on the big island both times. The first day we did the Volcano National Park tour and the second day we did Treasures of Puna. Both tours were wonderful and Scott gave us great tips about the different places. He showed us the recent lava flows near his home and... More 

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sawiggs, Owner at Apau Hawaii Tours, responded to this review

Aloha Caryl, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a great review! It was a great two days seeing different parts of this wonderful island. My dogs loved the visit as well! Wishing you many more safe travels. Mahalo nui loa! Scott More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2014

We spent the day with Scott in Hilo. He was an expert tour guide. There were 4 of us in the tour. His 4 wheel drive SUV was very comfortable for a group of 4 adults. Our tour was customized to see certain things we had researched prior to our trip. Scott showed us those sites and so much more.... More 

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sawiggs, Owner at Apau Hawaii Tours, responded to this review

Mahalo for the great review! We certainly did have a wonderful day covering a lot of ground and your group made it so enjoyable for me as well. Wishing you all the best and many more safe travels! Aloha, Scott More 

Erskine, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2014

On our first trip to the 'Big Island' we weren't too sure about what we would see but Scott made the day wonderful for us. He met us on the pier just after our cruise ship arrived and took us on a 6 hour tour of the island. He is very knowledgeable and made everything so interesting. The Volcanoes National... More 

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sawiggs, Owner at Apau Hawaii Tours, responded to this review

Mahalo Anne and Russell for the great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves while visiting the Hilo side of Hawaii Island. Each tour I give is special to me because I get to share this amazing place with visitors from all of the world...and you are no exception. I had just as much fun as you! Aloha! Scott More 

Bossier City, Louisiana, USA
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98 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

In our 12 ports all over the Carribean and Hawaii that we've been to, Scott was the best tour guide we've ever had. I contacted him by email and he helped me to customize our tour. During the day since we had extra time he continued to make sure we were having fun and added stops we could do. We... More 

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sawiggs, Owner at Apau Hawaii Tours, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review! It's great to hear what a wonderful time you had while visiting the Island of Hawaii. Wishing you all the best and many more safe travels! Mahalo nui loa! Scott More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Scott is an adventurer, caring and kind. A tour guide extradordinaire who is first and foremost concerned about the enjoyment and safety of his guests. We did some radical hiking, into caves and out on cliffs, seeing parts of this Island I had not seen before (although I have been to volcano and Puna many times) and would have never... More 

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sawiggs, Owner at Apau Hawaii Tours, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic review! It certainly was a day filled with many exciting sights and I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. The Island of Hawaii is really like no other place on earth with so many hidden gems. Mahalo! Scott More 

South Bend, Indiana
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were in Hawaii in March and went on a tour with Scott. He completely customized our day with each of our particular interests and accommodated our limitations. It was an amazing day...starting with the summit of Moana Kea, a lava tube, green sand beach, Kalapana and Volcanoes National Park. We were able to go places that larger tours or... More 

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sawiggs, Owner at Apau Hawaii Tours, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for the great review! It truly was a wonderful day exploring the eastern part of the island including, Volcanoes National Park. It always give me great pleasure sharing this amazing place with visitors from all over the world. Mahalo nui loa! Scott More 

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