We booked Kirk on short notice. Very punctual, attentive and friendly. Even adjusts the car audio to songs related to the locations visited. Speaking about his car we were picked up with a nice Audi SUV Offering a comfortable ride. We learned a lot about the island, its history and development. Very recommendable.
Cindy BoningUnited States
Kirk was very informative and fun! He tailored our tour to our desire to see as many great views as possible. I especially liked his Hawaiian sound track. Highly recommend.
Wendy BarishUnited States
Kirk was a pleasure to tour with. Knowledgeable, flexible and intelligent. His vehicle was spotless and comfortable.
Carl HickeyUnited States
Kirk H gave us a wonderful tour & we certainly would & will recommend him to all people & friends who intend to do a tour in Oahu. Very knowledgeable.Great driver & a real gentleman. Thank you. Carl & Lois Hickey
This was a wonderful way to explore Oahu. Kirk was knowledgeable and friendly and very adaptable. He shared his tips on Oahu via email before we even left Australia. His passion for the history and people of Hawaii shone through and he was able to engage with my history loving husband and 13 year old daughter. We were able to get to spots tour buses can't and saw so many beautiful places. Highly recommended... in fact we have already passed his number to another tourist. Worth every dollar.
Maria Gabriela FrigerioNew Zealand
I highly recommend Kirk H. as your guide. We did a private Circle Island Tour of 6hs. We were a family of three (10, 23 and 49 y old) and he managed to entertain all of us. He is very theatrical and will surprise you with a little something in every spot. The whole tour is musicalized with a themed playlist that is made with Hawaiian music related to every location you pass by or stop. If you ask for different music he will have a great choice as well. Knowledgeable and very accommodating, Fantastic tour.
Daniel KeatingUnited States
You will not be disappointed. Kirk is knowledgeable, personable, humorous and thoughtful of his guests. He provided great insight into the history of Hawaii and its current condition - economic, social and political. Each stop was well worth it. If you plan on spending time on Oahu, take a tour with Kirk on your first day if you can. You will learn of great places to eat and visit during the remainder of your stay. Oh, and you'll love the music. Do it.
Elizabeth McAfeeUnited States
If you have the time, you are in for an absolute treat to have Kirk as your guide! He has an extremly clean vehicle and very considerate to your every need. Kirk is so knowledgeable in the island culture, vegetation, and history of O'ahu. Our 8 hr tour of the island was so fufilling and wonderful. Kirk is so kind and a fantastic picture taker too! Thank you Kirk!!!
Ileana SmithUnited States
Kirk's excellent reviews are well deserved. He is punctual, professional, responsive and extremely knowledgable. His recommendations to engage a 9 year old were great and his customized tour packed in all the highlights. He cares about his clients and goes above and beyond to make sure you enjoy experience. His attention to detail even included taking pictures of us with his own camera thought tour and emailing them to us. Mahalo to a great guide!
Shellie GreinerUnited States
Kirk was a wealth of knowledge. We (three of us) were on the island only for a day before a cruise and Kirk hit all the highlights. Kirk had a comfortable, clean car and we drove almost around the whole island. He listened to what we wanted and delivered. He stored our luggage in his car and then dropped us off at the end of the day at our cruise boat. We had a blast. I would highly recommend Kirk for your tour.
Kirk deserves a 10 star out of 5 rating but the site does not support it. We Booked an 8 hour tour and asked to modify the itinerary to include the Arizona When we landed, we indicated things we wanted to do and things like shopping that we had no interest in and Kirk was off and driving. Everything was top shelf including the local restraunt at the docks he recommended for lunch. He kept us entertained with his knowledge and his personality had us completely at ease. We would use Kirt in the future.
Keith SteinerUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The tour was very well organized. Kirk met us on time and showed us each area on the proposed list. He adjusted plans to suit our needs. He provided lots of good information, kept us on schedule and was a terrific tour guide. We highly recommend Kirk and will take another tour with him on our next visit to Oahu.
Kirk was excellent in delivering the best hawaiian experience. We had so much fun and we look forward to visiting hawaii again. The memories have truly touched our hearts.
Carol Anne HunterUnited States
Excellent guide - punctual, very knowledgeable. Picked up/dropped off at airport - saw many memorable sights in our few hours here. He made each stop interesting. We would definitely recommend!
Andrew RussellUnited Kingdom
Kirk was very knowledgeable and obliging. We would thoroughly recommend him.
Anjanette JonesUnited States
We have used tbl at several destinations but Kirk was the best guide you could possibly imagine. He was pleasant, patient and extremely well versed in local history and traditions. He went way above and beyond. I would book him anytime I return and highly recommend him to any of my family and friends.
Terry BrandtUnited States
We scheduled a full-day tour of Oahu with Kirk, and we could not have been more delighted. He is a very hospitable and knowledgeable guide who showed us not only all of the usual sights but many of those special out-of-the-way places that make provide color and texture to any venue.
Sandra SchlaudeckerUnited States
Kirk was right on time. Lots of communication prior to see what we wanted to do. Very knowledgeable of the island. Took us to out of the way places. Also a coffee and chocolate "factory" per my request as I had not heard how either was harvested or processed. Very interesting! Will use him again if we return and am recommending him to our son.
Blake ZalcbergUnited States
Kirk was a wealth of knowledge and a pleasure to spend the day with. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the time and education about the island that he was able to share. Saw beautiful places, ate great food and would recommend to anyone that has a day go spend in O'ahu.
Nora DobsonUnited States
We were met at the Pride of America cruise terminal in Honolulu by Kirk at 9am just as he said in his email a few days prior. He gave us an awesome tour of the city and extras we had not even thought of. His car was very nice and the pace was perfect. He was so nice and informative- really knows the history. Even played great Hawaiian music throughout. We would highly recommend Tours By Locals and especially KIRK. He was the best ever!!
Wayne D MartinUnited States
Kirk was an awesome tour guide, a 5 Star rating all the way. He was both personable, knowledgeable & genuine in his guiding us throughout Oahu. He met or exceeded our personal requests, such as locating the Air BNB we'll be staying at later in our travels. We highly appreciate & recommend him & would gladly tour again w/Kirk! Mahalo, Wayne, Elley & Laura Martin
Scott LudesUnited States
Kirk is an outstanding representative of this company. He spent the day with us, allowing us to see what we wanted to see, and provided suggestions for things not to miss. We were exhausted by the end of our day, especially since the rain kept us from enjoying Waikiki beach at the end of the tour. We ate dinner and he picked us up & brought us back to our ship. If you only have one day on the island, this tour is a must. He does have shorter tours available.
Kathy StahlUnited States
A wonderful full day tour highlighting history, scenery and architecture. Kirk was very knowledgeable and accommodating to tour changes. (Plus nice car and great playlist). Highly recommended!
We had an excellent tour with Kirk and found him to be punctual, informative and fun. He packed our time with all the sights we had requested plus a whole lot more we had not expected and it made our tour a thoroughly enjoyable day. Our tour was full of value and I feel that we didn't miss a thing. Thanks for the care you took looking after us and the attention to detail. You taught us lots about Oahu and Hawaiian culture and we loved the tour.
Stephen VidaUnited States
We booked with Kirk because he had such phenomenal past positive reviews and we wanted to get the most of our one day ashore on Oahu before travelling back to the mainland. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the island, its culture and history and took us to interesting places that were beyond the list of areas we chose to visit. We happily experienced local culinary surprises recommended by him: Giovani's Shrimp truck, a local shave ice location and, of course Leonard's for Malasadas! Perfect day!
Lauren HoehnUnited States
Our local tour with Kirk was outstanding! He definitely exceeded our expectations. We sent him a whole list of places we wanted to see and things we wanted to do. He picked us up right on time and was extremely welcoming! Not only did we get to do and see everything on our list we sent him, but Kirk also stopped at some incredible site seeing spots. Kirk is he is extremely knowledgeable about everything having to do with O'ahu. I don't think this tour could have gone any better! I highly recommend booking
Alessandra TedeschiRome, ITALY, Italy
Kirk was a fantastic guide! He made us discover a wonderful island full of surprises, has a lot of customer care and he pays attention to every need / request. it makes you enter in the culture of the island in every aspect also that of music and food. We are Italians and thought that we would have difficulty understanding ... he was very clear while speaking and we understood everything without any problems! He is very nice and always smiling. Thanks Kirk
Gary DascherUnited States
great impression of Oahu in the time that we had to see the Island, fantastic stop at some authentic food trucks where we ate delicious food that originated from the fieldworkers of a variety of countries. Kirk told us a lot of interesting fact and showed us sights like Jurassic Park film location, ancient Temple ruins dating back to captain cooks time, cool surf beaches, impressive rock formations along the coast, macadamias etc... He also played some cool Hawaiian music as we drove along the shore...
Gwen PossUnited States
We just ended a fabulous day touring Oahu with Kirk! He exceeded our expectations for what we wanted to learn about this amazing island! Our lunch stop at Nico's on Pier 38 was perfect in getting a taste of the local cuisine. Thank you Kirk! We will refer you to our friends in Kansas!
Charlotte MordiniUnited States
Kirk arrived on time and his vehicle was clean and comfortable. Kirk was friendly, knowledgeable about Hawaii history, flexible with our itinerary and fun to spend the day with. Even tho' we have visit O'ahu several times, Kirk enlightened us with new sights (things we had previously just driven by) and added many interesting stories and facts. Our 13 year old granddaughter enjoyed the tour as much we did. Oh and we all loved the background music!! We had a wonderful day with Kirk! Thank you, Mahalo!