James "Jim" aka "Kimo Sabe" gave my family & I the best tour we've ever been on. We have traveled worldwide on many different similar tours. James was Knowledgeable, Hilariously Funny & Energetic the entire 8+ hours we were together. He took us to places not on the itinerary including actually letting us out to take pictures by the steam vents & taking us to the gorgeous Akatsuka Orchid Gardens! The tour really should put that back on the itinerary!!
The only thing I would say could have been better was the No-host lunch @ Lava Rock. The "Island Favorites" meals were only ok; it lacked flavor, size & culinary skill. But I heard the burgers were good so I would order that next time.
Otherwise, the sights were GORGEOUS, the history & trivia interesting & speed of tour was great for such a large tour group! James really made you feel like you were on a smaller more intimate tour! I'm officially in love with Big Island! A lot of the falling in love from this tour!
Ask about the blue brick story! ;)More