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“Warren is Awesome”

Native Guide Hawaii
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Keaau
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Incredibly happy that we booked a tour with Warren that went all afternoon and evening as he showed us things and taught us stories we could not get on our own. As a software engineer, I was hesitant to book at first because he's "old-school" (for 2017) in terms of booking and payment -- email to schedule and pay in cash after the tour -- but really there's nothing wrong with that as the fancy technology overhead doesn't provide much for what he does. He is very skilled in giving an interprative talk while we hiked across the lava.

On our trip Warren brought two "assistants", his youngest son and his son's best friend, as they wanted to get out of the house and we had a great time together. Warren will talk about life growing up on the island, the history of the volcanoes and local stories surrounding them, and discuss all the interesting flora and fauna. We ended the evening with some amazing photo opportunities with rainbows over the ocean along the breath-taking coastline and, due to Warren's experience in exploring the nooks and crannies, got nice viewpoint not too far from the road.

Thank Thien N
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Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

We looked at a number of different options when booking a tour of Volcanoes National Park, but based on other reviews and not wanting to be with a big group we booked with Warren and we are so glad we did.

Warren was flexible in changing our meeting time so we could view the Lava lake at night.

He met us promptly at the visitor center and it was clear almost immediately that he is passionate about Land and Culture of Hawaii.

He was entertaining and informative, going into depth about the ecology of the area. I especially enjoyed speaking with him about the history of Hawaii and the Hawaiian people.

His tour was great with amazing sights and local knowledge, the food he brought was first rate.

Skip the big tour bus and book with Warren for a personalized tour of an amazing place with a deep cultural and political history.

Thank Bryce M
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

My 19 year old son and i booked a walk to the volcanoes with Warren on the advice of a friend. I am SO glad we did. Warren was so accommodating the entire day. He took us to "off the beaten path" trails and sites, and told us so much about the plants, culture, history, geography, animals... of the area. We had snacks early on in the day and then Warren found a picnic spot with a spectacular view for lunch. Warren was thoroughly able to entertain a teenager and his mom with ease. Next time we will go again--on his birding tour.

Thank LazloKG
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

I had two days of touring with Warren and they were both wonderful. Warren was very friendly and had an in-depth knowledge of the island, which made the yours fun and informative. I saw and experienced some absolutely amazing sights and locations, and enjoyed every moment. I would highly recommend Native Guide Hawaii to anyone visiting the Big Island. Warren is a fantastic guide and I hope I get the chance to your with him again in the future.

Thank Michele N
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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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