Tatyana KaganUnited States
We just came back from our Hawaii cruse. tour of the Hilo site of the big Island was a highlight of our vacation. Laurence is very knowledgeable about Hawaiian culture , history, customs. Through the tour you could feel his love for Hawaii. He took us to the places we would never be able to see with regular tours. We were able to squeeze a lot in our short 7-8 hours at the port. Laurence was very accommodating to our needs. I would strongly recommend tours with Laurence and tours by locals in general.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tatyana for the great rating, review, & comments!
Michele BoltonUnited States
Lawrence did an amazing job of showing us the Hilo are of the Big Island. He is very knowledgeable, and shared interesting historic facts. I would absolutely book a tour with him again. We had a fabulous day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great rating & review!
Jeanette HansenUnited States
What an amazing tour! Laurence took us to all the places we requested and more. His passion for Hawaii is evident, as is his knowledge of the language and history of the island. I highly recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeannette, Mahalo for the great review and rating!
David AlpersonUnited States
From the first email communication ahead of the tour it was clear Laurence had a passion for all things Hawaiian but wow what a treat. His knowledge, passion and excitement was infectious. We asked for local food options and he more than delivered. Took us to one of his favorite snorkeling spots, just gorgeous. Oh and the Botanical Gardens were a site to behold. When you think about the concept of a tour given by locals, this day more then fit the bill. We can't forget how awesome he was with our 7 yr old
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo nui loa for the great rating & review!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the 5 star rating.
Richard Louis BrownUnited States
Our 8-hour tour with Laurence was relaxed but consistently interesting, especially in retrospect, given that some of the areas we visited were the site of volcanic eruptions the very next day. Laurence is an excellent guide--we recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the great rating & review!
Joanne CogarUnited States
Every moment with Laurence was informative and pleasant. He taught us names of trees and flowers, guided us through the through the rainforest and Akaka waterfalls, pointed out best spots for photos, explained the action of the volcano, explained the Hawaiian culture, introduced us to many Hawaiian words, and took us to eating spots with delicious, inexpensive food and drinks. Laurence is intelligent and genuinely nice. An excellent tour guide who gives above and beyond the call of duty.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo nui loa for the great rating & comments, one of the best ever!
Dan MeyerLeawood, KANSAS, United States
Great tour, five stars !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the great rating.
Lawrence was a great guide. He was friendly, relaxed and knowledgeable. Not only that, he tailored our day to suit our needs. Our family had an amazing day jam packed with the sights of Hilo. Highly recommend this guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are most welcome, thank you for the great rating & review!
I had 2 tours earlier this month with Laurence. Both tours started from Hilo on The Big Island of Hawaii, and both were most enjoyable. Laurence is very knowledgeable and passionate about his tours and what he does, and it was a pleasure to discover we had a number of common interests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the great rating & review.
Bill HanyzewskiUnited States
Laurence was an outstanding guide for the day. He knew exactly where to take my wife and I. Highly Recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bill, Mahalo for your great rating & review. Aloha & Malama pono, Laurence
Susan GnagyUnited States
His love for Hilo and the surrounding country brightened our entire day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great rating & review!
Dale McclellanUnited States
5 stars. Laurence was THE BEST tour guide. So many fabulous locations off the beaten path. So much knowledge and honor for the culture..absolutely immersive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dale, Mahalo for the great rating and comments!
We undertook a day tour with Laurence at Hilo Hawaii on Tuesday 29th November. We were very impressed with Laurence and had an absolutely wonderful day. He is very knowledgeable on the history of the area and we were fortunate to see areas not visited by the tourist coaches. We can highly recommend Laurence should you be visiting Hilo.
it was excellent, thanks Laurence!!
Susan SevranekUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Susan thank you for the 5 star rating!
We arrived at Hilo via cruise ship and Laurence was waiting there at the terminal when we disembarked the ship. He made the day there absolutely fantastic. He was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We were able to tailor the day to what we wanted to do/see and Laurence was able to help accomodate! (Even took us to one of the best Mexican restaurants on the island). If we went back we would definitely book with Tours By Locals again! Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo nui Allanie for your great review and comments! All the best to you and your family.
Gabriella FeherUnited States
This tour was fantastic!!! No words to explain how beautiful was this trip with Laurence. I keep thinking about him and I am so happy that I found this opportunity to visit the Big Island. We saw so much during our visit. Laurence is great! He is super friendly, knowledgeable, he went above and beyond to make us happy, feel comfortable and give us a special tour what we never forget and always remember.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gabriella, thank you for the great rating and review...I got "Chicken Skin".
Leslie GreenbergBeachwood, OH - OHIO, United States
Laurence is a very competent tour guide. He went to places that were off the beaten track and we had very little interference from other tours. He led us around the island and we got to see great sites as well as great photographic opportunities. Being a local inhabitant of the island we also were treated to some very fine food for lunch. Laurence is personable and knowledgeable about the culture and geology of the Big Island. I highly recommend him as a tour guide and would not hesitate to book again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Les, Mahalo for the great review! A hui hou, malama pono, & Aloha!
Nickki ParletUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5 star rating Nickki! Aloha, Laurence