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Rob K.

Waikoloa Village, HI, United States

****************************** Volcano and current event update ****************************** ** The current eruption is affecting about 1700 people and while it is very sad for our friends in South Puna it is not a threat to tourists.

Most people who stay on the Big Island do so on the West side.
The rest of the Island is open for business and we are able to tour 95% of the Island without a problem.
The experts at USGS Have Closed Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park all Volcano Tours are not operating at this time along with tours to Puna, Kalapana and the tour that goes to the hot ponds.
Please contact us for further details. We have updates on the Big Island VIP Facebook Page.
Using History as a guide these Eruptions have lasted from 7 days to 88 days.

95% of the island is not affected by the current events.
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A warm Aloha!

My goal as a tour Guide is to provide you with the very best small group tour experience on the Big Island. I am very enthusiastic about the history of the Big Island.

I met my wife ten years ago on the Big Island and we both love this place. To share Aloha with visitors is a pleasure and something I strive for every day. The diversity of climates and plant life on the Island is amazing along with the difference in age of parts of the Island. The Puna district is a perfect example, much of this area is less than 1, 000 years old, while other parts are over 1 million years old. This Island is a very special place and I promise to provide you with a very memorable experience and that is my guarantee. Photos last forever and are memories you can share with others, having been a former publisher I enjoy giving people the opportunity to have memories that last forever.

I provide free photography that is uploaded to a photo sharing cloud, free of charge, where you can email links of the photographs to people, or download your images.

I narrate the tours and also have DVD media in the 11 Passenger Mercedes Benz van we use for the tours. I also provide water, snacks, and chargers for most phones.

We have two Mercedes Benz sprinter vans that hold 11 Passengers each.
My wife Jodi K. Is also a TBL guide, we can offer larger Tours groups up to 22 people, please contact us for availability.

A Recent Review of this guide

Rob did a great job showing us around Kona. He was very knowledgeable about the area and was accommodating to our requests. He was also quick to respond to any questions and adjustments to the tour that we had to make due to changes in our cruise itinerary.
Brenda Evans

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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.

Restrictions

Please note we are not able to accommodate passengers in Wheels chairs or those who cannot climb into a Mercedes Benz Sprinter van, we do have a stool to help entry to the van.

Guide Requirements for United States

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