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“Discover Hawaii Day Tours Big Island Volcano Adventure”

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Pearl Harbor, Dole Plantation and Polynesian Cultural Center Tour from Waikiki
Ranked #20 of 332 Tours in Honolulu
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Owner description: Leave those giant motor coaches to the herd. Savvy travelers join Discover Hawaii Tours on our small-group tours that include the Road to Hana, island sightseeing, eco tours, private tours and much more. Our huge selection of tours and our friendly, professional tour guides create an unforgettable experience of Hawaii that you'll love. We want you to feel at home in our islands, and it's our mission to provide the perfect tour for your Hawaiian vacation. We want you to love our tours so much that you’ll tell your friends! Since 1995, we’ve hand-selected the finest tour guides in the islands. Our guides are experts on Hawaiian history and culture, including Pearl Harbor and ancient Hawaiian folklore. When you choose Discover Hawaii Tours, your tour guide will be as memorable as the breathtaking sights around you.Discover Hawaii Tours is a locally owned and operated company with headquarters in Honolulu.
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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“Discover Hawaii Day Tours Big Island Volcano Adventure”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Overall very disappointing. Very early start from Waikiki only to spend morning visiting dull sights unrelated to volcanoes. Guide had to return to airport to pick up other passengers, causing delay and repetition of information. Due to flight times had to leave just before the lava evening glow. Experience would have been vastly improved if focused on volcano matters only. Lunch disappointing too.

Visited February 2013
4 Thank Penny F
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DiscoverHawaiiTours, Manager at Discover Hawaii Tours, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Aloha Penny-

Thank you for taking the time to review our Big Island Volcano Adventure. We are quite disappointed to hear that you were not satisfied with your tour. Our Big Island Volcano Tour is one of our most popular tours, and the sites at the volcano are some of the most cherished in all of Hawaii.

In regards to your feedback, we’d like you to know that we are working on moving our lunch stop to the satisfaction of our guests. When flights are delayed, we are forced to adjust our tour timing, and in your case some information was repeated. This was only to make sure that everyone on the delayed flight was able to get the full tour experience. Unfortunately, there is no improvement that we can make to our departure flight from the Big Island. The flights that we are lucky enough to use guarantees the most time possible on the Big Island. We use the earliest flight possible from Honolulu to Hilo, and the last fight of the day from Hilo to Honolulu. We have gone to every length imaginable to stay at the volcano for as much time as possible. The sites that we stop at during the drive to the volcano are meant to show the diversity of the Big Island, and give our guests a chance to stretch their legs, use the restroom, take pictures, enjoy the island’s sites, and visit a few places that are held in high regard by locals.

We hope that the rest of your trip to Hawaii was superb, and would love to have you on tour again during your next trip to Hawaii.

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Ojai, California, United States
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“Great tour of Pearl Harbor and city tour”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Our driver, Terri gave an excellent tour. It was an excellent experience! We were picked up promptly and given excellent tips and advice to help us enjoy our time at Pearl Harbor. Our guide also being a native Hawaiian gave us an insight to the locals. Ask for Terri! She made the tour!

Visited January 2013
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“It was the best tour I was on before.”
Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Our driver kanamu was the best . First time to hawaii . we took the tour to USS Arizona memorial and the story was told . all to well . all those men lost there life in world war ll and gave there sacrifice. For this country and all the other story's about other people that were from hawaii I had a blast and will do a another tour when I come back to hawaii .. You are the best kanamu. A salute from Minnesota.

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Los Angeles, California
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“Pearl Harbor was fabulous”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

This was one long full day tour. We flew from Maui at 7 am and left Oahu at 7 pm. Discover Hawaii did a fabulous job, with nice small vans and excellent drivers. We spent most of the day with Terry she was absolutely wonderful. Pearl Harbor is a fantastic monument, so glad we went.

Visited January 2013
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“Awesome Day Tour”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

My husband and two friends met up and took this tour. We were on the Pearl Harbour/Dole Plantation/Polynesian Cultural Centre tour (11A). This is a full day (12 hours) but we enjoyed ourselves so much.

Greg was our tour guide and he was fantastic. He had a great sense of humour and his knowledge was unfounded. He made us all feel welcome and introduced everyone to each other so that we knew names (and if we forgot at least we know what state or country they were from). He also interacted with everyone and answered any questions put his way. He went out of his way to make the trip enjoyable for us. He knew all the "best" spots to go to and gave us tips as to how to miss the big line-ups. Because we were on a small bus, it was easier to get into places that the larges buses do not.

We made several stops along the way and no one was ever bored. Lunch at the Polynesian Cultural Center was great (this is inlcuded in trip). Our guide stayed with us and told us which shows to go to first and which were the best. At the Dole Plantation, you do not get to see how they harvest the pineapple, it is like a huge store to buy gifts, etc. You have to try the pineapple ice cream. It is $5 and it is huge. You also get lots of fresh pineapple put on top.

We also made a stop along the way at a farm where they are famous for their macadamia nuts. We had free macadamia nut coffee and several tastings of various flavours of macadamia nuts. Be careful of the onion and garlic ones - they are excellent but the taste stays with you!

Pearl Harbour was our first stop. We were one of the first groups there which is great because you don't have to deal with as many people. You are not allowed to take purses or bags into Pearl Harbour so our bus driver allowed us to leave our bags located in the back of the bus. Try to travel lightly and don't take too many valuables wtih you. From there we went on to the Dole Plantation and then over to North Shore to see the huge waves.

With everyone being on time, we were able to make stops that were on scheduled to be done. Thanks to our driver we saw more than we should have. So, be on time when told to be back to the bus. It helps everyone.

This tour is too long for young children. There was also an elderly man on the tour with us and it was too long for him as well. Keep this in mind when booking.

There are no extra expenses incurred on this trip, everything is paid for. The only cost would be if you wanted to buy extra gifts or souvenirs (and there are lots available for purchase).

All in all, I would certainly recommend this tour to friends and family. It is well worth the money.

Visited January 2013
3 Thank Holly5_12
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