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Donna's Detours - Tours of Oahu

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With a private tour of Oahu you won't waste a moment. Your private tour guide will customize the day based on your interests: scenic lookouts, North Shore, hiking, history, beaches, local foods and more. You decide how much time we spend at sights...more
Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

This was an AMAZING tour! It was booked through our travel agent and was the first tour we took on Oahu. Donna took us places out the "tourist" traps so I felt I had a feel for the way Hawaiians live. We had a group...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We arranged an all day tour of Pearl Harbor for 11 people (6 adults, 5 children) from Ko Olina; one adult was mobility impaired. Donna was excellent in responsiveness, timing, knowledge and making sure that everything was coordinated. She made sure that we saw everything...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Donna A, Owner at Donna's Detours - Tours of Oahu, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thanks for the opportunity to show your family around Pearl Harbor, Bob. Happy to help in any way I can. Aloha until next time.

Reviewed July 21, 2018

The day tour we organised was for the North Shore of the Island. We were picked up from our hotel and the first stop was at Leonard's Bakery. We were able to sample the malasadas (Portuguese donuts). We then headed off to the Dole Plantation...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Everything about my half day tour with Donna was a delight. From contacting her to check availability, price, what was possible etc., through her regular communications up until the tour, to the tour itself and her follow up email, Donna was professional, courteous, knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Donna A, Owner at Donna's Detours - Tours of Oahu, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

We really did cover quite a lot in 5 hours, huh? I hope you were able to relax a bit on Kaua'i. So enjoyed my time with you and hope you can return to your birthplace soon. Better send photos!

Reviewed February 18, 2018

We contacted Donna, who set us up on a tour with Nana, after our POA cruise came in, before our redeyes- and the gems just kept rolling in! She had info on what we liked, but above that, seemed to really "get" us, We started...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Donna A, Owner at Donna's Detours - Tours of Oahu, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your day with Nana. We created an itinerary based on your interests and, as you alluded, the detours along the way only enhance the experience. We hope so, anyway. Aloha.

Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

I first contacted Donna by email several months before our arrival in Hawaii, as I was looking for detailed information to help a friend celebrate her birthday. I also emailed a couple of other tour operators, but Donna’s willingness to go the extra mile was...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Donna A, Owner at Donna's Detours - Tours of Oahu, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thanks for your detailed review, Craig. I hope someday you'll challenge me to create another experience worthy of such a diverse group of fun-loving world travelers. Aloha!

Reviewed December 21, 2017

Before our week on the Pride of America cruise we toured with Donna to the north shore of Oahu. After seeing a few sites in Honolulu we stopped at Judd Trail to see the first of many breathtaking sites. Along the way we stopped to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

We did a tour with Donna on 15/10. It was incredibly short notice due to our original tour guide cancelling 2 days before the tour. Donna was an absolute gem, and handled my short notice request perfectly. She showed us the island - the places...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

We booked Donna based on recommendations on TripAdvisor & we were so glad she was our guide. We were staying in Kailua and did a full day trip around the north of the island. We started our day at a coffee shop and discussed our...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Donna A, Owner at Donna's Detours - Tours of Oahu, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Glad you enjoyed your day and happy to be a part of it. It's not every tour I come home with two new pair of shoes! I hope to see you both on your next Hawaiian holiday. Aloha, Donna

Reviewed July 25, 2017

If you enjoy out of the way little-seen attractions, Donna is the tour guide for you. We visited the spectacular graffiti murals in Honolulu, walked on a lovely, long sand beach, cracked open macadamia nuts, toured through a variety of neighborhoods, drank a great fresh...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Donna A, Owner at Donna's Detours - Tours of Oahu, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2017

Now that you mention it, we crammed quite a bit of food into those 6 hours, didn't we?! I'm glad you enjoyed your last day in Hawaii. Hope to see your family back here again.

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Hi Donna..My husband and I will be traveling with 2 two dear friends of ours (Don and Judie) and will be cruising with the Princess Cruise Line, which will be docked in Honolulu from 7:00 AM until 11:00 PM on Tuesday October 31. After reading your marvelous reviews we are definitely considering taking a private tour with you. We are certainly interested in visiting Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, but don't won't to fill up our whole day (maybe 3-4 hours at most) as we would also like to a short city tour with maybe a few stops along the way...like the famous Leonard's Bakery or Ted's pie shop. Also...I love taking pictures, so one or two stops for that would also be great. (maybe Pali Lookout)?? A short stop at the shrimp truck also sounds great. We were thinking a 6 hour tour would be about right??? We also are thinking we might like to take in an early afternoon/evening Lulu with the dancers... at Paradise Cove. (Maybe earlier enough to see the sunset?? It's seems to have the best reviews??? Of course the show and lulu would need to be planned early enough for us to get back to the cruise terminal at least by 9:30, so we wouldn't have to worry about missing the 11:00 PM departure. Could you possibly be able to plan this so that we could do both the tour...dropping us for 2-3 hours somewhere for time on our own and then return to pick us up and deliver us to the lulu and back to the cruise ship. We are in our 70's and are on a budget so are wondering if this is something we can afford...versus taking the standard 'herded like cattle' tours which the cruise ships provide. After doing my research...private tours seem the way to go and most of them get much better reviews. We are already booked with Ken and MaryLou in Hilo which will be our first stop, the day before and are excited about that. Actually,..You were recommended by one of Ken and MaryLou's past tourist who were so pleased with you. I might add that it is because of my close friend Judie that this trip came together.! We've all been friends for over 33 years and after adding Hawaii to her list... she will have completed all of the states in the US. I will be gone most of the day tomorrow, so you have a chance to respond, it will be late tomorrow or Tuesday, before I can get back with you. Donna... I am looking forward to hearing back from you...You sound like a great person for us to spend our time with. Thank You and many SMILES to you!!
August 7, 2017|
Response from Donna A | Property representative |
Aloha Carol, Thanks for contacting me about a tour of Oahu. I'd be happy to take you on a city tour, including Pali Lookout, pick up a malasada at Leonard's bakery, visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial and top if... More