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“Absolutely wonderful!”

Island Wide Family Tours
Ranked #1 of 18 Tours in Waikoloa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Island Wide Family Tours serving the whole Big Island of Hawaii. Tour the sites you want to see. Private tours and snorkeling excursions now available. We are a small family owned and operated company catering to you from one family to another. So sit back, relax and let us take the wheel!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 3 May 2018

What a great way to experience Hilo and the big island of Hawaii. Kea was waiting for us in the cruise terminal and greeted us warmly along with our fellow cruise passengers. Our tour began right on time in a very comfortable and spacious van. Kea was born on the big island so she was a fountain of interesting information everywhere we went. This tour was exactly what we had hoped for - only 8 passengers and plenty of time to enjoy all the interesting stops without ever being rushed. The van was equipped with a microphone so everyone could clearly hear everything being said.. We were very lucky to see the volcanic crater and lava flow in full sunlight as the Hawaiian islands had been experiencing a lot of cloudiness and rain during the 6 days we spent on our cruise to 5 ports of call. The included complementary lunch was also much appreciated, but a special treat that we will always remember is the incredible papaya that Kea brought from her garden to share with all of us. A perfectly ripe papaya is fabulous - something that is never found in a grocery store! Kea is a top notch tour guide. We highly recommend Island Wide Family Tours.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

What a great day we had with Kea. She knows her island well and we let her take us where she wanted. We had a great overview of the big island and she was very knowledgable. If you want a great day book with Island Wide family Tours.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We had a wonderful day with Kea, exploring the area of the Big Island around Hilo. We booked this excursion after reading great reviews on Trip Advisor. We were on a Holland America cruise and preferred to book our own excursion, the price was quite good compared to the ship’s excursion. We also enjoyed having a smaller tour, there were only 8 of us from the ship. Kea met us right at the port and escorted us to many beautiful sites, with interesting commentary along the way. She was very knowledgeable and open to sharing about her life on the Big Island of Hawaii. There were many fun stops, including Rainbow Falls, visiting a local coffee roaster with delicious coffee, seeing a local orchid producer, and learning about macadamia nut production, but the highlight of the day was Volcano National Park! I had forgotten that lunch was included and it was fun to go to a local place that we would never have known to stop at. We were blessed with beautiful weather until the end of the day. Despite the rain the way back to the ship, Kea stopped at a great spot for us to view several sea turtles resting on the rocks. This tour was one of the highlights of our time in Hawaii, thanks, Kea!!!

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Our private tour of the Big Island with Kyle was like being taken to all the great spots by a friend of a friend. We are a family of four – two adults and two middle school girls. We wanted to visit a coffee farm and Volcanoes National Park. We were able to do that and so much more. We saw turtles on a black sand beach, a lava flow sea arch, munched on sweet bread and malasadas at a bakery we would have never found on our own, walked through a lava tunnel, and ended the day with a spectacular view of the Halema‘uma‘u Crater at night. Because Kyle knew great photos spots and was happy to take photos, we actually got several great photos of all of us together for a change. On our tour, we were able to visit more places than we could have ever done alone and instead of trying to find our way around, we were able to relax and enjoy the sights.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A friend of ours suggested Island Wide Family Tours, and we are so happy they did! Kea and Kyle were so easy to deal with. Kyle handled our booking and Kea was our guide for two days. Kea has a great personality and is very knowledgeable about Hawaii, it’s traditions, history, geology, including the volcanoes, rainforest, and the local food. She took us to local places for lunch, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We can’t say enough good things about them. Book your tour, you’ll be happy you did.

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