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Jodi K.

Waikoloa, HI, United States

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.

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
James Katsikas

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Credentials

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

Guide Requirements for United States

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From Hilo Side: Volcanoes National Park,...

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799 USD per tour

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From Hilo: Sea cliffs, Waterfalls, Rainforest,,...

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745 USD per tour

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Kona Coast-West Hawaii: Private Twilight,...

Experience the glow from the Crater and see LAVA glow and DINNER

1090 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

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Best Kona Experience from Culture to,...

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

575 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

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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

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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

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Waikoloa: Twilight Adventure to Volcano,...

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Private Customized tour lets you experience the glow from the Crater,...

1250 USD per tour

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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

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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

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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

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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

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