We had a fantastic day and would recommend Tours by Locals with Daniel to anyone. We loved the fact that we could spend just the time we needed at each stop as well as deciding where we wanted to stop. Also was great to be able to ask questions as they arose instead of waiting for a time when the guide was free.
Mark CafuaUnited States
Daniel exceeded our expectations for the tour. He went above and beyond for our party of 6. At first, we were a little skeptical about finding a great tour guide, but a few minutes with a Daniel made our worries go away. Daniel was kind, informative, and prepared. He showed us all the great spots on the island and allowed us to customize our tour to do the things we wanted to do. He answered all our questions and took pictures of us. We felt safe with Daniel as safety was a priority of his. Great tour!
Michael WilsonUnited States
Daniel, our guide and driver, was great. We were a high maintenance 3 family group of 10 with children 4-13 years old as well as adults and our son with cerebral palsy, for whom he made accommodations such as removing the back seat of his van for his wheelchair. Daniel was very knowledgable on everything we passed, answered a lot of questions, and made suggestions that really made our tour delightful; e.g., fun beaches for the kids, a coffee farm stop to fuel the adults, etc. We highly recommend Daniel
Sheena KimUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Sheena, Thank you so much for the review! It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family. Everyone was very charming and funny. I hope to see you again in the future. Take care! Daniel D
Daniel was a fantastic guide - our family of kids, parents and grandparents all felt that he went over and above what was expected. He was friendly, knowledgeable and flexible. From the moment I emailed everything we wanted to see to the planning to the reconfirmation and the actual day, Daniel was so easy to deal with and so accommodating. I would encourage anyone thinking about booking to do it - you won't be disappointed! Thank you Daniel - you are a legend!
Summer SteenburgUnited States
Daniel was a huge hit with the kids. They both asked if their friend Daniel could come take them on an adventure again today. He contacted us ahead of time so we knew how to prepare. This is invaluable with kids. Our customized tour included Dole plantation, Lanaikea beach, snorkeling at Waimea Bay, he was great with kids and water sports. Food truck selection was awesome. He took us on a scenic mountain tour back to our hotel. We highly recommend Daniel! Magical day that we won't forget! Thanks Daniel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Summer, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am sincerely moved by your post as well as your private comment. Nothing could make me feel better than knowing you have a memory to take with you. I really enjoyed meeting your beautiful family and I hope to go on another adventure with you someday. Ya know, I will always remember this tour as well.... especially my new favorite song.... "I See Palm Trees" Mahalo, Daniel D
Sandie SparksUnited States
Daniel was amazing. He treated us a good friends instead of paying customers. I own an an operate a business and understand about good customer service. Daniel was knowledgeable and attentive. He provided an exceptional experience for my family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Sandie, It was so good to meet you and your family! Thank you so much for the review. What a fun day! I still can't believe how quickly everyone picked up surfing. Really, it doesn't always happen like that with beginners. Good food, good fun, and good people. I am so lucky to be able to meet people like you! I hope to see you again in the future. Mahalo, Daniel D
Anita MuenkUnited States
Pre-vacation communications were efficient & detailed.Once we arrived on Oahu we finalized our custom tour.Group of 8 (3 generations) which presented small challenges Daniel handled with patience & grace.Our time was devoted to visiting spots that locals frequent.We had personal requests which he included & then added in some of his recommended spots.The mini-bus was comfortable & easy to get in & out of. We learned so much about what it's like to live on Oahu. Highly recommend a private tour w/Daniel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha and thanks for the kind words! It was a pleasure to spend the day with you and your family. I am so glad you had a good time. Please tell Jeff I said thanks for the hype! And please tell everyone I said hello. Mahalo Daniel D
Lillian EpsteinUnited States
Daniel was super. He related to the children well and was pleasant and flexible with our requests. The van was comfortable and clean.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Lillian, I just wanted to say thank you for the review! It was so nice to meet you. Take care and I hope to see you again the next time you are in Hawaii. Aloha Daniel D
James ErwinUnited States
Our tour guide Dan did a fantastic job with our tour of Honolulu and the surrounding island. Beautiful vistas, cool shops, great lunch truck, awesome surfing at the pipeline, real feel for the local flavor the tourists don't normally get. He even helped us locate the grave of a distant family member buried at punch bowl national cemetary. Great day all around. If you want to see Oahu call Dan.
Daniel came recommended and rightly so. Daniel replied promptly, very friendly and it was a breeze to put a schedule together. On the day of the tour Daniel picked us on the dot from our hotel and we discussed a few more ideas and he also gave us some great suggestions. We had a fantastic day visiting the Dole Plantation, the North shore, snorkeling, seeing turtles and many other sights. Daniel not only took great care of us - he also took great photos for us! Book Daniel and have a great day out.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Neil, I am flattered and humbled by your review! It was great to meet you and your friends. You were an especially funny group. Singapore sounds like such an amazing place! I hope to visit someday. I will certainly look you up when I do. Maybe next time you are in Hawaii, we can do it again! P.S. I still have some pictures coming to you. My computer got rained on. I am in the process of setting up my new computer and gathering all of the images from my phone/cameras. Mahalo Daniel D
Teri SpielbergerUnited States
We had a wonderful experience with our tour guide, Daniel, for the day. As a multi-generational group of 9 people, Daniel was able to show us the highlights of the island, modify the itinerary as needed and provided us with a comfortable ride around Oahu. It was priceless to be able to experience the island together, without any worries, as Daniel took care of all the details. He is extremely knowledgeable, personal and fun! We would highly recommend Daniel for anyone visiting- you won't regret it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Teri, It was my pleasure! Really. You guys rock! You made the tour fun for me too. Super cool family. Until next time.... Daniel
Kathryn WilliamsUnited States
The tour was fantastic. Daniel listened to what we wanted to see but also gave suggestions that were invaluable as he knows the island. He is very knowledgeable about the island and very personable. We saw so much and thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was the perfect tour for us. Kathryn Williams and family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Kathryn, It was great to meet you and your family. Thanks so much for the great review! I am so glad that you had a fun day. I did too! I hope to see you again the next time you visit Oahu. Mahalo, Daniel D
Our guide was very personable, he took us to all sites we wanted and more. He was very knowledgeable about all the sites visited. The vehicle was very comfortable, roomy and clean. I would recommend doing a tour by a local to all travelers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Big Mahalo for the very nice review! I really enjoyed having you all on tour. It was a very fun day, with plenty of laughs, and we managed to see heaps. It was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to your next trip to Oahu, Hawaii! Daniel D