Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Hilo-Hawaii by Tour Guide Joshua G.

Joshua G.
  Hilo-Hawaii
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Marv Myers

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo Tour (from Hilo), Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

Josh was OUTSTANDING! Our ohana of 9 ranging in age from 4 to 72 all voted our day with Josh as the Best of the Best during our 4 Island vacation. One of my daughters who was skeptical of hiring a guide commented that we should have hired guides on other Islands. The interaction with other guides displayed the respect he has among his peers. Josh will live in our hearts and minds as we fondly remember our vacation. I would encourage anyone visiting the Big Island to hire Josh. He covered history, culture

Omer Bernardo

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 29/19

Jay Siskind

Houston, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

Joshua gave us a wonderful tour of Hilo. Unfortunately, the Volcano Nat'l Park was closed because of the eruptions but he improvised nicely and we had a great tour.

Charles W Roberts

United States
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Tour: #125783, Big Island Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

We planned our tour over 6 months ago. Josh was very responsive and helpful in the planning process. Being picked up at our vacation rental in a comfortable van was a real plus. Josh was very considerate and professional throughout the day. On our own, we would never have been able to see as much as we did. Despite the closure of the Park, it was an amazing tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Charles, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad you and your family/friends enjoyed the tour! Please let me know when you return for a visit. Mahalo, Josh

Ferebee Smith

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

John Hunley

United States
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Tour: #146141, Historic Kona Coast Adventure, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 28/18

Josh was an awesome guide! He was friendly and personable, and his love for his native Hawaii came through in everything he said and did. We visited several historic sites and Josh's stories from the past allowed the history to come to life. We also saw a coffee plantation with lots of yummy samples and tons of gorgeous plants and trees. We would absolutely book with Josh again if we are fortunate enough to visit the Big Island again in our future!

Jodi W

United States
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Tour: Twilight Volcano Adventure (from Hilo), Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: Feb 23/18

We would highly recommend Josh.We had a rainy day on Hawaii and Josh still made it educational and fun.He had huge umbrellas for us to use and also water and snacks.Those little details add to the experience.He adapted our tour to the weather & accompanied us at all of the locations but also gave us space as a family.It was nice not to be rushed and timed at each stop.The vehicle was also spacious and clean. Josh was very friendly and just overall great. Thanks for making our trip memorable!

Julie Shen

United States
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Tour: #125758, Coastal Waterfall and Rainforest Valley Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 8/18

Our Hilo tour is five star all around. Joshua was born and raised on the island, knowledgeable in the way of a true native. He was courteous, punctual, took us to this great place for local food. His Mercedes van was spacious and spotless, more than enough room for our group of 8, and so easy to get in and out of. Highly recommend.

Frances Sciscivo

Russell Lea, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #188548, Ancient Hawaii the Northern Coast, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

Josh is more than you could ask for, Excellent.

Catherine Roberts

ANCASTER, ON, Canada
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

Fantastic tour with Joshua, very knowledgeable, answered many many questions for us. Flexible and really good with seniors very patient. Showed us everything he could in the time we had, wonderful day with him. Would recommend him highly. Thank you Joshua.

Leonard Dalberti

United States
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Tour: #125758, Coastal Waterfall and Rainforest Valley Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 18/17

Josh was amazing, took us around to see a lot of places and customized our trip to fit our wants and needs. Took us to a great local eatery. He let us stay as long as we wanted to, never rushing us. If we're ever in Hilo, we will be sure to look him up again. Highly recommended!

James Grayson

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 18/17

Robert Thomas

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 11/17

Joshua G. Was excellent,(family of 9 from 67-4) on a fabulous tour of the island, from Hilo HI. My 4 year old grandson felt that it was the best tour of all. He loved the black sand and rocks, that also had 2 juvenile turtles. He felt he was King of the Mt. Josh was very considerate of me(67) helping me up the rocks to see the turtles. Josh took us to get poke, my granddaughter wanted to do that. It was delicious.Then lunch, the National Park. It was superb. I highly recommend Josh.Money well spent.TY

Helen Harakuni

United States
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Tour: #146141, Historic Kona Coast Adventure Tour, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 5/17

Ronan Hines

United States
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Tour: #146141, Historic Kona Coast Adventure Tour, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 28/17

I was not part of the tours that I booked, my Daughter went in my place and this review is based on their experiences: He verbally complained about other drivers and people around us. A negative vibe.

Ronan Hines

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 27/17

I was not part of the tours that I booked, my Daughter went in my place and this review is based on their experiences.

Howard Dossett

United States
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Tour: #125783, Big Island Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 1/17

Josh was great! Never felt rushed and got to see some great sites. Van was clean and cool and Josh gave us alot of great info about the islands. Will definitely use him again when we go back.

Joyce Zielinski

Clermont, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 28/17

Thanks Joshua for a great tour, everyone in my group enjoyed it.

Christine Guilbeau

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 9/17

Josh was amazing! You can't ask for a better guide than Josh. Highly recommended!

Brent Small

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 3/17

Bernice G.

Canada
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 27/17

If you want an extremely knowledgable tour guide with a fantastic sense of humour and an easy going demeanour, then JOSH is your guy. We had a party of 5, including 2 seniors with limited mobility. Josh selected activities that were tailored to our group and was so very patient and helpful getting us all in and out of the van, including the wheelchair and walker. Nice size van with lots of room. He speaks with passion about his homeland and his knowledge of its history was very enlightening. EXCELLENT!!

Sue T.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 26/17

This tour was the highlight of our holiday to the U.S. Josh is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and made sure we had a wonderful day. From seeing red magma bubbling away to stunning Rainbow Falls, huge banyan trees and big turtles, everything we saw had a 'Wow' factor. Josh lent us binoculars to see the magma more clearly and was an expert not only on the volcano but also local plants and trees. We came away loving the Island and having had a truly wonderful day. We would definitely recommend this tour.

Janice Fleeman

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

Our party of four was very impressed with our tour guide, Josh. He made sure we saw the highlights in Hilo. He also made an effort to stay ahead of the tour buses so we wouldn't get caught up in the crowds. He was knowledgeable and thoroughly enjoyable. We will be recommending Josh to anyone traveling to Hilo. In fact, any future trips we take, we will be using Tours by Locals.

Ilona Z

Australia
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Tour: Twilight Volcano Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: Apr 10/17

Thanks to Joshua for a fantastic full day tour today. He was friendly, entertaining, extremely knowledgable and paced the day for us beautifully. A definite 5/5 from us.

Sherri Long

55127, United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 14/17

We hired Josh to take the 8 of us around Hawaii, including the Kilauea volcano. Being a native, he was VERY knowledgeable about the history and geography of the island. He also had a great sense of humor and had us all laughing and smiling thru out the tour. He was very accommodating, as we asked him to include a stop at a local coffee farm and a tour of the Volcano Winery, which weren't on the original itinerary. Josh spent a lot of time with us and we enjoyed every minute of it. He was FANTASTIC!!

Barb Stras

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 28/17

Josh was amazing. Very clean vehicle. Microphone REALLY helped. He was prepared, informative, helpful, humorous and an overall delight! This was a terrific tour with a well prepared guide. **Don't hesitate to book a tour with Josh!** We went to a great little spot for lunch, visited 'out of the way' places and even hiked into the woods to look into a volcanic steam vent and walk into and through a lava tube. Excellent experience for the 6 of us!

Louise Voyer

Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 25/17

Tour was ok. But we found it extremely difficult to deal with the guide (pre-arrangements)

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences, and believe flexibility & clear communication is part of this. Compensation has been provided in this case, and we will work with Joshua to improve these aspects of the customer experience going forward.

Aquanette Hampton

United States
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Tour: Twilight Volcano Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: Jan 24/17

Joshua was our tour guide, great trip, from start to finish. Very interesting and informative, would recommend him to family and friend.

Frances Sciscivo

Russell Lea, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #146141, Historic Kona Coast Adventure Tour, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

Excellent Guide.

Karen Rekieta

United States
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Tour: Twilight Volcano Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: Dec 28/16

Wonderful tour by Josh of the Volcano Park! Will definitely ask him again.