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Scott W.

Pahoa, HI, United States

Aloha! My name is Scott and I live in the most spectacular place on earth - The Big Island of Hawaii.

Experience the 2018 Kilauea eruption in Leilani Estates thru my eyes and experiences. I am one of the residents that has not evacuated the neighborhood allowing me to experience the raw power of the volcano just feet away.

If you are a group of 1 to 4, this is the best way to see the very best on Hawaii Island.

Your Private and Personal tours of Hawaii Island will be an unforgettable experience and, you will never travel with strangers or added passengers, it's just you and me.

The majority of my tours are between 4 - 8 hours and are fully customizable. This is your tour and my goal is to send you home with a sense of awe and wonder after visiting this gorgeous island.

For those guests that want to get an early start, I offer some tours starting at 4:00 am for a chance to visit Volcanoes National Park and watch the stunning sunrise. Plus, being that early in the park means we will have it mostly to ourselves. . . a real treat!

Most of my tours are great shore excursions for cruise ship passengers, making sure to get you to the sights you want to see and back to the pier with plenty of time to spare.

Please note: if flying to the Big Island for a day trip, please fly into and out of the Hilo airport. Most of the popular sights are closer to Hilo vs. Kona (Volcanoes National Park, waterfalls, Waipio Valley, black sand beaches, etc). The airport code for Hilo is ITO.

Let me show you the beauty of the Big Island of Hawaii!

All photos are original and not "stock" photos. It really is this beautiful here!

Read my ToursByLocals blog entry!

A Recent Review of this guide

This is definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Scott has amazing stories about the what living through the lava flows are like, and kept us entertained throughout the tour. Fissure 8 was mind-boggling to behold and we definitely want to return and explore more of the big island now. Scott even gave us advice on how to spend the rest of the day after the tour, and the loco moco we then ate on his recommendation was the best we had in Hawaii. Can not recommend this enough! Cheers, Gareth
Gareth Oliver

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Credentials

State of Hawaii PUC license.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park certified guide.
TSA certified pass (TWIC) allows for pickup right at the cruise ship pier in Hilo.

Guide Requirements for United States

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Tours by Scott W.

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Private tour guide Scott

From Hilo side: Sunrise at the Ocean,...

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Donkey Trail Sunrise, Scenic Drive, Akaka Falls

475 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 hours

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Kilauea Eruption Private Tour Leilani,...

Near fissure 8 from Leilani Estates, Pohoiki, Lava Tree Park

475 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 hours

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Meet me at Volcanoes National Park Private,...

Sunrise at the volcano giving us the park to ourselves, Kilauea Iki,,...

425 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 hours

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From Hilo side: Volcanoes National Park,...

World's most active volcano, Black sand beach, Rainbow Falls. Great,...

615 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

5 hours

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From Hilo side: Shore Excursion to Volcanoes,...

Cruise ship shore excursions, volcano, lava tube, black sand beach,,...

615 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

6 hours

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From Hilo Side - 5 hour custom private,...

Volcanoes National Park, waterfalls, black sand beaches, scenic views,...

675 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

5 hours

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