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“Disappointed”

Native Guide Hawaii
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Keaau
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

After reading all the reviews we chose Warren and were looking forward to our day. Once the tour started, we were disappointed as we were taken to two areas we could have gone to ourselves. Also had a precarious drive down to the ocean, through heavy fog, then had to eat soggy sandwiches in his car, as the rain was so heavy. Tour ended at 2:30. Definitely not worth $300 dollars!

Thank Hollandaze
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

My wife and I spent the day with Warren touring the Volcanoes National Park, and it was exactly what we needed - money very well spent. Warren is a wonderful guy who KNOWS this park, Hawaii and the Hawaiian culture. He took us to the places we really wanted to see, but tailored the locations and experiences to our abilities and desires. I would heartily recommend Warren Costa to anyone of any ability. Great way to spend the day in this extreme location!

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Reviewed June 16, 2016

My 10-year-old daughter and I recently spent a day touring the Volcano National Park area with Warren. He picked us up at the Hilo airport and took us on a brief but fascinating adventure to see volcano country. Warren tailored the tour to match our interests and, since he is a native Hawaiian, provided us with a holistic view of the island that can be found no where else. We got to see Volcano House, the Jaggar Museum/Observatory at the edge of Halemaʻumaʻu, steam vents, the Nāhuku lava tube, and petroglyphs near the end of Chain of Craters Road. By the end of the day we had done a little hiking, had a delicious lunch by the roadside, and got a chance to encounter the ever-changing landscape of Hawaii under Warren's sure and capable guidance. He then delivered us back at the airport in time to catch our flight back to Oahu.

I hope we will be able to get back to the Big Island some day and have another chance to find respect for the land through Warren's eyes.

1  Thank John R
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Reviewed February 27, 2016

After contacting Warren online, my fiancée and I confirmed our tour. Warren from the outside was very accommodating even picking us up from the airport.

Not only was the tour amazing due to the scenery but the local knowledge which could only be provided by someone born and bred in Hilo is second to none.

Warren went at our pace and even managed to add to the literary based on a personal interest i had, for no additional cost.

I would defiantly recommend Native Guide Hawaii for whatever tour you decide, the personal touch and local knowledge is amazing!!

1  Thank Chirag P
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Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Warren is well organized, knowledgeable, and very attuned to his guests. He readily judged the capabilities of our party and adjusted the pace and itinerary accordingly. He is also very personable, and makes the day quite enjoyable. He is also a much better option than the larger tours - you get more personal service and much more information on the flora and history of the volcanoes.

1  Thank KeninSing
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