We will cherish the memories from our guided tour for years. We have traveled all over the world and this tour was the best ever. We learned a lot! We had lots of fun! We covered a lot of territory, topics and traditions. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the sites, culture and country, tweaked the plan to accommodate her guests interests and personalized our experience making it very special. A+++!
Amy P, Bloomington, Indiana, USA5/5 stars
“Shore Snorkel Tour”
Dominic was a great guide. We are novice snorklers and he was extremely helpful. We have snorkeled in Maui and Costa Rica but have never seen the variety nor colorful ness of fish on other adventures. It was good hearing and seeing thru illustrations the fish we would be seeing as he preped us for our swim. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
KeithIngrid, Chicago, Illinois5/5 stars
“Shore Snorkel Tour”
My wife and I booked the shore snorkel tour and had an amazing time. My wife cannot swim and was a little apprehensive but our tour guide outfitted her with a flotation vest and patiently instructed us with the use of the snorkel gear. In a short amount of time my wife was confidently snorkeling and we saw some beautiful reef fish and urchins. We had a nice snack lunch that was provided with the tour and then our guide gave a tour of the sights and history of the surrounding area. Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient and made the tour one of our highlights during our stay. I highly recommend the snorkel tour for beginners or experienced snorkelers. Thanks again, It was great!
DonW427, Houston, Texas5/5 stars
“Fantastic to day tour”
Katie was a great guide for our two day tour. Food and logistics were tailored to our needs, and Katie provided lots of interesting history and insights. The snorkeling, camping, coffee farm tour, and hiking were fantastic, and Katie was even able to squeeze in a special-request side excursion to the Keck Observatry Visitor Center.
Don’t miss the banyan tree! Katie knows what I’m talking about.
Five star operation. I would recommend to anyone who wants an active and fun tour of the big island with a very friendly and prepared guide.
HYL2012, Atlanta, Georgia, USA5/5 stars
“Great few days discovering the big island”
The trip was a rushed two days, the four days would have been better (scheduling meant the two day was the only option). Katie the guide took us to some fantastic spots, explained a lot about the island,its history and the local culture. Eating was well looked after, including a couple of snacks I had not heard of. Camping equipment was great. The night time walk to look at a glowing red lava pool in a volcano was probably the highlight. The tour was also flexible to mould to the participants requests too, which I thought was a great step away from the generic bus tour that takes you to stop A, then B, then C, regardless of what you want.
Already planning a return next year, which will most likely include a 4 day hike, and maybe up to the top of Mauna Kea to look at the observatories.
AusDanM, Melbourne, Australia5/5 stars
“Bang for buck!”
Originally booked the “Active Friends” tour with 2 other friends which was a fabulous time! The tour guide was very receptive to each individual’s preferences, tastes, etc… which guaranteed that everyone was happy (a very difficult task usually!) Every minute was jam packed with adventures and I think it’s fair to say we saw everything the island had to offer. Despite having a vigorous agenda, the trip was relaxed, laid back, and always had room to make changes if there was an activity we wanted to extend/shorten. Even the car rides between sites were entertaining featuring iPad entertainment, local stories, and general friendly chit chat. I would recommend this trip to ANYONE wanting to get return on their time/money investment and have a damn good time doing it.
KarolineM, Victoria, Canada5/5 stars
“Mauna Loa Transport”
Arranged for Hawaii Outdoor Guides to transport me to and from Kona Airport to hike Mauna Loa. The guide dropped me off at Mauna Loa Strip Road trailhead and a few days later picked me up at the Saddle Road trailhead. All was as agreed and as arranged– cannot ask for more than that.
“Hilo is beautiful the tour was captivating”
My friends whom are hard working undergraduate and Master’s students decided to take a spring break trip to Hawaii . This trip would be infused with beach, sun shine and some wicked exploration. We booked Hawaii Outdoor Guides with our guide Katie and we could not have been more ecstatic or satisfied with the tour. On our tour of Hilo we waded into hot springs, visited the lair of Pele at Halemaumau Crater, lava tubes, and climbed trees at the rainbow falls. In addition, we explored Lava Tree state park and Volcanoes National Park, the lava show was beautiful. I would recommended Hawaii Outdoor Guides to any group looking to explore the real Hawaii. The food was great and the tour itself was in depth and yielded breath taking experiences that will last a life time. Book with Hawaii Outdoor Guides and I promise you that you won’t be disappointed.
“Best guided camping trip ever!”
Super friendly and accommodating tour guide. She was also very in tune to our groups needs and went out of her way to make sure everyone was happy, comfortable and saw the sites/ activities that were important to us. Highly recommended to all!
Marathonq, Vancouver, Canada5/5 stars
“Snorkel and volcano tour”
I was on the snorkel and the volcano tour. I had a great time and can recommend both tours.
MarosiS, Berlin, Germany5/5 stars
“A great family oriented time for a great value”
Had an amazing time on Hawaii Outdoor Guides Volcano Tour! My guide was so friendly and offered me a snack and water right away so I felt there was first class service for my tour. We went to the popular sites inside Volcano National Park and also some less common trails. There were only 4 people on my tour. Seeing the glowing lava at night is an experience I will never forget. My guide knew a lot about the history of Hawaii, like important chiefs and stories to enrich my experience. She even played the ukulele for us! If you do one thing in Hawaii it should be a Volcano tour with Hawaii Outdoor Guides!
Joe M., Medford, Oregon5/5 stars
I was so happy to see that a tour like this exists. I was on the Hawaii Islands once when I was 8, but as an adult I think this is going to be the perfect way to experience as much of the Island as I possibly can!
R. M., Canada5/5 stars
Thanks for being a great guide and travel companion. I had an awesome time in Hawaii thanks to Hawaii Outdoor Guides.
Feels like we must have been there for more than just a few days since we packed so much cool stuff in. I can’t wait to come back for another Tour!
Dan W. Seattle, Washington5/5 stars
I had such a great time with Hawaii Outdoor Guides! I can’t stop talking to all my friends back home about what a great tour I had. I loved the snorkeling the most. Hiking in Volcanoes National Park was great too. I loved seeing the lava that flowed over the road and hearing the native birds. My guide knew a lot of local history and I enjoyed listening to the stories for places where we were standing. It really brought the history of the island to life. I wouldn’t have been able to see so many things or have such a great experience without Hawaii Outdoor Guides. Thank you!
Rebecca N. Kenosha, Wisconsin5/5 stars
I have taken similar trips all over the world and Hawaii Outdoor Guides is among the best! My guide Katie really did a great job! She made me feel like I was seeing the island more as a local and less of a tourist. We didn’t go to all of the touristy areas but did see the sights that brought me to Hawaii. I loved the equipment that they used on the trip because it was top of the line and not old and broken down. Thank you so much!
Jane R. Melbourne, Australia5/5 stars