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Jodi K.

Waikoloa, HI, United States

*** Breaking News Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is open, I have not changed tour details yet but all my no Volcano tours were 5 star reviewed Volcano tours that I modified. *** May 5th 2018.

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May 5th 2018. All Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens Subdivision residents are ordered to evacuate.
Massive Active Lava flows for the next 94 Days Destroying over 700 Homes and covering 13 Miles of Land in Lower Puna.
The eruption has halted and the Big Island has the lowest volcanic gas emissions since 2007.
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I love the Big Island and believe it is one of the most amazing places in the world. 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. Volcanoes National Park is still closed and there should be a lava viewing area soon. If you book a tour I will make sure I touch base with all customers if lava viewing becomes available or if anything changes.

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 had given our group of 10 an all day tour in Hilo and agreed to meet us the following day in Kona for a 2nd tour. The tour was great. Jodi is very personable, knowledgeable, and flexible. She made our trip to the big island very enjoyable and we'd definitely recommend her tours to anyone who's planning a visit. Mahalo and Hui hou.
Terry Creswell

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Credentials

I am Licensed by the State of Hawaii PUC as a Official Tour Operator in the up to 14 Passenger category. TSA certified pass (TWIC) allows me to pick you up at the cruise ship pier in Hilo & Kona.
Volcanoes National Park Certified Guide.
I am licensed by the National Park Service for the Volcanoes National Park and to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (The Place of Refuge is the most historically correct site in all of the Hawaiian Islands a true must see location) Insured with a $2 Million Liability policy.

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Tours by Jodi K.

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Private tour guide Jodi

From Hilo Side: Waterfalls & Volcano,...

Fully Custom Volcano, Waterfalls and other must see stops

749 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours

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From Hilo Side: Tour with Waterfalls,...

Volcano Education VIP Tour with Waterfalls includes Photography

749 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours

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From Hilo: The Foodie tour all inclusive

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See the Oldest and most Beautiful part of the Big Island North of Hilo,...

820 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

6 hours

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Best Kona Experience from Culture to,...

Best Kona Tour with Turtles and free Photography the must see Kona,...

595 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours

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The Complete Kona Coast Experience with,...

See all the big attractions and learn the history, see turtles and,...

645 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours

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From Kona/Waikoloa: Custom Private Circle,...

Ultimate Customizable Big Island Adventure for those that want to see,...

1195 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

11 hours

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From Waikoloa/Kohala: Private Customizable,...

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Private Custom Tour with options for other really cool stops

699 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

7 hours

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From Waikoloa: Custom Private Adventure,...

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Waikola/Kohala Coast Tour to Kona Includes Coffee or Chocolate & Turtles

599 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours

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Waikoloa: Kohala, Hawi, Waimea and ancient,...

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Completely custom North Hawaii tour of the roads less traveled

600 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours

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From Kona: Half-day tour to Kona Coast

Private customizable Kona tour with coffee farm, guaranteed Turtles

480 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours

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Waikoloa: Kohala Coast: Adventure to,...

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Ideal for visitors staying in Waikoloa & Kohala Coast who want to experience,...

999 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

9 hours

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Kona Coast: Adventure to Volcanoes National,...

For visitors staying on the Kona & Kohala coast (Volcano Twlight available)

990 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

9 hours

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