I have a Mercedes Sprinter 11 passenger van with DVD screen and I provide snacks and water. I also have a Canon DSLR camera I take group photos and give you the link for free. We started doing that 3 years ago and have really loved the results and so have many families.
I arrived to the Big Island in 2007, as soon as I got off the plane it felt like home. I spent quite a few years in the Philippines growing up and my parents moved us to the Seattle area just as I was going into high school. The climate, trees, lava rock reminded me of the Philippines. Not to mention the rice and spam for breakfast!! I met my husband while living on the Big Island ten years ago. This island is a very special place and I love showing people the wonders here.
It is extremely important to me that you have a memorable tour and experience. I am newer with ToursByLocals but my husband and I started a tour company a few years ago, my husband has been with ToursByLocals for a couple years and has successfully completed over 100 tours. I decided I would like to join ToursByLocals as well and they just had an opening. Customer satisfaction is a huge priority for us. We have two Mercedes Benz Sprinter Vans with DVD's, one is silver and one is black.
All tours are customized to fit your needs and what you want to see. We change things depending on weather if that is a factor. I have umbrellas and provide ponchos if we run into rain. Most of the time we can avoid the majority of the bad weather.
The Big Island the newest and largest island in the Hawaiian island chain. I have a deep respect of the island and the culture here. Through experience I have found it's important to customize each tour to ensure everyone sees what they want.
Have a tour in mind you don't see me list? Send me a message and I will work towards accommodating you if possible.
All tours include photography: the photos are typically available by the next morning.
My husband Rob K. Is also a TBL guide, we can offer larger Tours groups up to 16 to 25 people, please contact us for availability.
A Recent Review of this guide
Jodi was knowledgeable, energetic, personable and flexible of our wishes. Great guide. Great tour. Jim K
TSA certified pass (TWIC) allows for pickup right at the cruise ship pier
State of Hawaii PUC Motor Carrier License
Certified Guide Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 2017
Licensed by the National Park Service for Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park