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Discover Hawaii Tours
Ranked #24 of 335 Tours in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed June 20, 2014

I would like to thank Tavita, Andrew and the staff of Discover Hawaii tours for being very well organised.On my first time visit, i traveled with my 2 daughters( adults) and mom and was grateful for their time and expertise in , showing us the beautiful sights and providing detailed explanation of all the scenes. Excellent company and would definitely like to compliment Tavita and Andrew. I would definitely recomend to others

Thank kamaldaye m
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DiscoverHawaiiTours, Manager at Discover Hawaii Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2014

Mahalo for the gracious review. We are glad to know our staff took excellent care of you and your family. It was our pleasure to take you along and share the culture and heritage we're so proud of. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Booking with Discover Hawaii was a great choice. Our delay in booking for Pearl Harbor meant we could not get tickets directly through the NPS. So in order to be able to visit the Arizona Memorial we had to utilize a tour agency. Reading reviews of various providers narrowed the choices to Discover and a few [nameless] other companies. Discover had better ratings and more than some other small outfits. We decided that in addition to Pearl Harbor we also wanted to see the Polynesian Cultural Center and the Byodo-In Temple. The tour would also stop at the north shore at Sunset beach.

Our guide and escort, Hana, was superb! Not just blowing wind here either. This guy was funny, articulate and extremely knowledgeable in more than just the sites we visited or passed by. It made the day fun, exciting, interesting and a true pleasure. It didn't hurt that the rest of group was enjoying the day as much as we were. That is so, so helpful when doing tours in a group format. Because we were all on time for returns from scheduled stops he threw one extra in; the Laie Point State Wayside Park. Wow, what an amazing surprise stop.

Our tour started early, by choice, so we could avoid some lines at our first stop; pickup time at our hotel was 6:15am; Pearl Harbor. Smart choice. We were put on the smaller size bus which carries only 25 people max not like the larger ones carrying 65. The line at PH easily doubled in size shortly after we arrived [7:30am] and got into line. All of our stops were nice though some were short. Those shorter stops however sufficed to get out, stretch and get a few snapshots before quickly moving on. I saw some reviews of Discovery that were less than stellar. I can and will not echo those sentiments. My rating is due in larger part to Hana then the small pleasurable group we were with.

Our day was remarkable and I would do it again and again. Though I would hedge to be with Hana again, whenever and wherever possible. Big mahalo to Hana for such a memorable day.

Thank j3mmr71
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DiscoverHawaiiTours, Manager at Discover Hawaii Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

Mahalo for the gracious review. We are glad to know your enjoyed your Discover Hawaii tours. It was our pleasure to take you along with us and teach you the culture and heritage we're so proud of. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We just went on a tour of the island with Discover Hawai'i Tours. Everyone had a great time going around the island and sampling some of our local treats. Even though we are from o'ahu, it was nice just take a trip around the island and go to the unique places of o'ahu and sample the local treats.
Our tour guide, Keith, was very knowlegable about the island and of the areas we went to. He would tell us jokes about some things and add his own experiences while telling us about the places we went to. He played some Hawaiian music and it was nice to listen to, especially while going out to the country side. We had a very nice lunch at Kualoa Ranch. And towards the end of the tour, we went out to the Pali Lookout and it was kind of windy. A nice view and everyone liked taking pictures of the chicken there.

1  Thank Tangi T
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DiscoverHawaiiTours, Manager at Discover Hawaii Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

Mahalo for the gracious review. We are glad to know Keith took good care of you. It was our pleasure to take you along with us and teach you the culture and heritage we're so proud of. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Before you book this tour, check the prices to do these things on your own. The bus from Waikiki is $2.50 per person and goes to the cultural center. The tour also goes to Pearl Harbor, again u can take the bus for $2.50 per person the park is free because it is a national park. The cultural center is ok but the lunch and lau are not that great. The seats for the show with the package are crappy, up front and in the side where you can't really see anything. Before you book this tour do some research. I wish I had and saved myself some money.

5  Thank Kim92956
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DiscoverHawaiiTours, Manager at Discover Hawaii Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2014

Mahalo for joining us on a tour and thank you for your feedback. We continually strive to deliver the best tour experience possible to each and every guest, and we are sorry you had a less than favorable experience. Kindly let us know what day you toured with us so we may address this. We value your time, business and feedback. Please direct message us at jackie@discoverhawaiitours.com.

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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Enjoyed Circle Island Eco Tour, Pearl Harbor, Kayak Island Trip (Kailua Sailboards and Snorkeling) , and Dolphin Snorkeling (Dolphin Excursions) during our week visit. My wife, 3 teen-age children and I had fun. We considered renting a vehicle however, having Discover do the driving and manage the route and parking made the trip enjoyable for everyone. Our guides, Nancy (circle tour) and Dennis (Pearl Harbor) were great. They shared lots of interesting and entertaining information, personal experiences, and historical stories. They were very capable drivers in the difficult traffic and we felt safe. Lunches provided were good. The were on time for pick-up and return. Met nice people on the tours.

Thank pianogolf
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DiscoverHawaiiTours, Manager at Discover Hawaii Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2014

Mahalo for the gracious review. We are glad to know you and your family enjoyed your Discover Hawaii tour. It was our pleasure to teach you all the culture and heritage we're so proud of and share the the beautiful sites of Hawaii along the way. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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