Laurence customized our tour to accommodate specific areas we wanted to see. He was extremely knowledgable and personable. We had a fantastic half day tour- learned a ton and had fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the great review & comments!
Coralie Bouchard-CartyUnited States
Laurence gave a wonderful tour along with many historical facts about the island and Hawai'i. My husband is in a wheelchair so he catered the tour specifically to our needs. We appreciated his flexibility and willingness to adapt to our requests. We saw Rainbow Falls, Lava Tree State Park, part of the rain forest, and got to see the area where the fissures flowed with lava last year. He pointed out great photo opportunities and took us off the beaten path where the cruise tours do not go.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: �� so glad! Thank you for the great rating & review. Laurence
Charles BucklandUnited States
Laurence was likable and a pleasure to have as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great rating and nice comments.
Laurence was brilliant, fabulous tour, would do it again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Charles for the great rating and comments. I enjoyed my time with you.
Trevor PearsonSouth Africa
A wonderful 4 hours spent seeing so many new sights and we got very close to the Volcano
Jeff HouseUnited States
Lawrence was an excellent tour guide. He is well-versed in Hawaiian culture and the Puna/Hilo area. He took us to a number of amazing places and we learned a great deal from him. The lava tubes and volcano are "must sees." He made my husband and I feel very comfortable and he answered all of our questions. I would highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great rating & comments.
Karen W.United States
Laurence did a great job of introducing us to Hilo when we only had a short time window. He took us to some great spots that were more local and not crowded. He also did well engaging with the children in our group as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the great rating & review!
Keri ThomaUnited States
Laurence was super knowledgeable, friendly, flexible, knew a lot about the native flower and fauna, and took us to an awesome place for fresh fish - and he even drove between rain clouds! It was a wonderful day!! Highly recommended!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Keri for the great rating & review! All the best, Laurence
Terrance RoweTempe, ARIZONA, United States
It was so refreshing to see parts of the island that only a "local" could share. Laurence was so enthusiastic about sharing with us and was able to take us to places that were not offered on other tours. It was truly a special day for us. We are looking forward to a return visit!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Terrance, Mahalo for the great rating & review!
Jan BrandvoldUnited States
We had a great time with Laurence, and saw far more than tour groups from the cruise line. We were even able to go for a swim at a hot spring park! We had him leave us at his favorite restaurant for lunch and took Uber back to the ship, so we could explore the town a bit.
Julio CruzakUnited States
Laurence knows Hilo. I recommend him 100%. If you want to visit great sites in Hilo. Some of these places not crowded by tourists, Laurence is your guy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo/Gracias Julio!
Laurence was very accomodating to making some changes due to our short day off the ship in Hilo. The day went by way too quickly, we thoroughly enjoyed it all. Mahalo nui loa Laurence and Okole maluna!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: James, thank you for the great rating and review! Malama pono, Laurence
We had organised our tour with Laurence several months in advance, and emailed each other a lot about our requirements. Laurence always responded promptly and with great suggestions. We were met by Laurence on time at Hilo Airport, and the tour started immediately. It was incredible! Laurence's knowledge made it a truly interesting, educational and enjoyable experience. Not one minute was wasted, and we have left with some terrific memories. We would completely recommend Laurence for a Big Island tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jonathan for your great rating and comments. Best regards & Aloha, Laurence
Phlyn SimpsonUnited Kingdom
Laurence was waiting for us as we got off the ship. Laurence gave us an excellent tour of everything we wished to see around Hilo. His knowledge was absolutely excellent, answering every question we posed. He stopped at a roadside fruit seller, who let us try fruits new to us and the pineapple we bought was really succulent. I would recommend anyone travelling to Hilo who would like a tour led by local to contact Laurence, who will ensure where he can to tailor a tour to meet their needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great review! All the best, Laurence
Maryanne KarpovichUnited States
Beautiful side of Kona, Hilo was best experienced with a local. Lawrence was an excellent guide with endless knowledge of the plants, culture, and people. Loved it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maryanne for the great rating & review! Aloha, Laurence
Laurence and the tour out of Hilo was great. There was a bit of a mixup on the dock, not Laurence's fault, but recovery was easy. Had the situation involved a large number of people then it might have been a different story. Laurence took us to places we wanted to see, not the tourist dives. There were five people in our group, including Laurence, and at some places we visited we were the only people there. We swam at one of his favorite swimming spots and had lunch at one of his regular shops.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ken, mahalo for your great review. Best regards & Aloha, Laurence
Pam OsmanskiUnited States
One of our favorite tours EVER! Laurence knows this land and really enjoys sharing it's Aloha the way YOU want to experience it. We snorkeled at areas that would blow your mind and sat in natural hot springs. We enjoyed the food and stories of the islands and the hospitality shown to us by Laurence was tremendous. THIS is the way to see Hilo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pam, Mahalo nui loa for the great review & rating! I really enjoyed all of you as well! Thank you for your very generous tips...you guys are No Ka Oi (da best)! A Hui Hou, malama pono (until we meet again, take care)