Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Hilo Hawaii by Tour Guide Joshua G. (Guide #10769)


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

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 Zagon-Campi

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.

Patricia Schuler

United States
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Tour: Twilight Volcano Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: Nov 30/16

This tour was one of the best I have experienced in years. Great care was taken to individualize my experience for not only my interests but my level of physical activity. Great story-teller as well! Very fun!

Constance Baker

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 4/16

Josh was a terrific tour guide in the Big Island. His fund of knowledge was most impressive, as was his outgoing nature and pleasant personality. He shared a lot of personal information as well. My only suggestion would be to start off the tour with a list of sites we are going to visit, with time estimates for completion of the trip. He was terrific - a 10 out of 10. Connie

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Constance, I'm happy you enjoyed your visit with us on the Big Island. Thank you for the awesome feedback and great review. I will surely take your suggestion into consideration. I Look forward to your next visit to our beautiful island. Mahalo Josh

Roger Betschart

Bermuda
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Tour: #146141, Historic Kona Coast Adventure Tour, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 26/16

Josh was the best tour guide we had while we were in Hawaii. His gentle personality & manner was very easy to get along with. He was very aware of our groups age brackets. We had a 10yr old & two seniors traveling with us. He was easy to talk to &easy to listen to. He took us to everything that we wanted to see and more. His knowledge of the islands history is immense & has a great way of sharing his knowledge & keeping everyones interest. Our visit to the big island was the best because of Josh! Thank U!

Roger Betschart

Bermuda
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 25/16

This was by far the best tour during our trip to the Hawaiian Is. We were fortunate enough to have Josh for both of our two day visit to the big island. Josh was an amazing guide. He took us to all the main attractions we wanted to see but managed to avoid the crowds and show us attractions that were not 'mainstream' locations. His knowledge was immense, but he was also very good at explaining things for my 10yr old. He was by far the best guide we've had on any of our tours. Truly the best! Thank You!

Darin B.

United States
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Tour: Twilight Volcano Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: Oct 23/16

Absolutely wonderful tour with an excellent guide. Taking the tour with Josh was like taking a tour with a good friend. Would definitely take this tour or another tour with Josh if we get back to the Big Island.

Paul Quigley

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 11/16

Josh, Thanks so much for a tour of a lifetime. You met us at the cruise dock, took us to our wish list plus more of the places to we wanted to visit and returned us safely to the ship. What stands out about your tour is your knowledge of the area to include geology, extensive plant and animal life, Hawaiian folk lore and sacred stories along with many picturesque stops. With very good tour rhythm, you used native Hawaiian language and culture to make this a world-class experience.

Martha Spatz

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 27/16

Our tour with Josh on Tuesday, September 27th was outstanding. My husband and I had 6 hours to see the Big Island before flying back to Oahu. With Josh we got to see and learn so very much in a very limited time. Josh was very very knowledgable about everything: the volcanoes, the wildlife, the people and the culture - Just what we wanted! We would very highly recommend Josh!

Tina DiGello

United States
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Tour: Twilight Volcano Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: Sep 22/16

Everything we were looking for! Josh was very accommodating and taylored the tour to our personal interest. He was knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions regarding local history, plant life and volcanic history. What an incredible experience our twilight tour was...thank you Josh!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review! I am glad you enjoyed your tour. Please let me know when you are headed back to the Big Island. Aloha, Josh

David Henderson

Australia
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Tour: #125783, Big Island Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 19/16

A great day out with Joshua. We did a full day, leaving from Hilo and going nearly all the way around the island. We enjoyed all of his recommendations for places to go and he was very accommodating in adding on a few extra places that we also wanted to go to. He was very knowledgeable and you could see that he pitched his discussion to the interests of his audience rather than than going through a set spiel. Doing this with Joshua instead of being part of a group added extra levels of enjoyment.

Steve Coltre

United States
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Tour: Twilight Volcano Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: Aug 12/16

Mary Lou Donkersloot

SC, 29941, United States
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Tour: #146141, Historic Kona Coast Adventure Tour, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 13/16

Josh is terrific! Great tour, very informative. Very comfortable car. Enjoyed every minute. Would not hesitate to recommend him.

Gail Stoddart

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 8/16

Josh is a perfect tour guide! He took us (5 adult family members) to Volcanoes National Park and along the way explained what we were going to see and do and asked us if we had anything in particular we wanted to do that day. He is full of information and shares it clearly so that we could understand it....always welcoming questions. He gave us time to view the volcano and take photos. I highly recommend him as a tour guide!!

Patti Vlieger

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 28/16

Josh was a lot of fun. He took us places we would have never found without a local. Definitely recommend.

Steve Lyon

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 3/16

Joshua did a wonderful job. He meet us at the airport on time in a nice minivan with a car seat for our 20 month old granddaughter. He really knows his island and it's history. You can tell he loves to guide and loves his home island. He showed us a wonderful day on the island. We enjoyed our time with him and all that he showed us. I would recommend him to anyone who likes to have a stress free day of sites, information, good food, and making a new friend! Thanks Josh!

Vara Kesavarapu

United States
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Tour: #146141, Custom Kona Coast Adventure Tour, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 1/16

Joshis the best tour guide and showed more places than what we asked for. Highly recommend to any who are visiting Kona. He knows in and out of the city and can customize the tour according to our needs. Best tour guide that we have worked with so far.

Vara Kesavarapu

United States
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 31/16

Josh is the best tour guide and showed more places than what we asked for. Highly recommend to any who are visiting Hilo. He knows in and out of the city and can customize the tour according to our needs. Best tour guide that we have worked with so far.

Ginny Puhl

United States
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 8/16

Fantastic tour! Josh is incredibly knowledgeable and heartfelt about his island! Our small group of four immediately felt comfortable and at home with Josh. He was able to answer any questions we had and regaled us with many tales of history and folklore. We highly recommend him to anyone traveling to Hilo!

Carol Nash

United States
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Tour: Twilight Volcano Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: Apr 24/16

Josh went out of his way to accommodate all of our requests!

Geraldine West

New Zealand
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Tour: #146141, Historic Kona Coast Adventure Tour, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 6/16

We were 2 ladies on a cruise & nervous re booking trips online. After reading trip reviews bout large groups wanting to see sights at the same time & spending precious time at shops we felt it would be better to do on our own. The cost was similar but instead of sharing a 50 seater bus with others we had Josh to ourselves in a lovely comfortable van. Josh was great, took us where we wanted at times when there were no buses. Was very informative & helpful. We recommend him highly & would use him again.

Geraldine West

New Zealand
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Tour: #122331, Kilauea Volcano & Highlights of Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 5/16

We were 2 ladies on a cruise nervous re booking trips online but after reading reviews of trips on 50 seater buses trying to see the sights at same time and spending precious time at shops we chose to do on our own. The cost was similar - we had Josh to ourselves in a lovely comfortable van. Josh was great, took us where we wanted at times when there were no buses. Was very informative & helpful. We recommend him highly & would use him again.

Christine Gorman

Australia
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Tour: #146141, Historic Kona Coast Adventure Tour, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 30/16

We had the best day with Josh exploring some key attractions in Kona. He was so relaxed and funny, and very caring when my 70 year old mother was unwell on the tour. I would recommend him, and book with him again, in a heartbeat! Thanks for a great day Josh :)

Lawrence Epner

United States
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Tour: Twilight Volcano Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: Mar 10/16

Very Knowledgeable Guide with lots of local detail.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo! I look forward to seeing you again. Aloha, Josh

Laura Mathews

United States
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Tour: #125783, Big Island Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 23/16

I five starts that I gave joshua don't begin to relate to our once-in-a-lifetime experience. He was the most fabulous guide we have ever experienced and we will recommend him to all of our friends who are looking for an incredible guide and tour of the island. Our experience with him was so much more than we could ever have imagined and he even gave us extra time to show us the volcanoes at night. It was the highlight of our trip!!!!! What an asset he is!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Laura! I am glad you enjoyed your tour around the island. Please let me know when you return to Hawaii. Aloha, Josh

Duncan McRae

Canada
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 9/16

Josh is a great guide - informative, personable, very flexible and accommodating. He did an excellent job tailoring the tour to our interests, fitness level and the like. This was a wonderful intro for most of our group to Tours by Locals. Very impressed!

Mabel Yeung

United States
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Tour: #146141, Historic Kona Coast Adventure Tour, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 4/16

Mabel Yeung

United States
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 1/16

Belinda S.

Australia
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Tour: Twilight Volcano Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: Jan 21/16

Thank you Josh for a fabulous day! 10 out 10 for your service! Your knowledge and attention to detail - remarkable. Not only did the adults love your tour but the kids thought it was fantastic as well! Highly recommend the Twighlight Volcano Tour with Josh!

Luis Colon

United States
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Tour: #146141, Historic Kona Coast Adventure Tour, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 20/16

In a few words Josh was outstanding as a local tour guide. Punctual, neatly dressed, articulate, very friendly, excellent driver and pleasant. His fund of knowledge helped us better understand our tour with accurate historical background. Really enjoyed the Greenwell Kona coffee plantation tour, but he shined the best at City of Refuge and Captain Cook's. Without reservations I would recommend him and your business to family and friends. Thank you Josh!

Frank Gattinger

Canada
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 19/16

Josh is a very professional, friendly and excellent tour guide. His knowledge about the island, foliage, the volcano and the area is exceptional. I would definitely recommend him to do your tour. We have done many excursions with Tours by Locals and each guide has been excellent but he was the best.

Roz Brilliant

United States
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Tour: #146141, Historic Kona Coast Adventure Tour, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 30/15

excellent tour guide. Personable,knowledgeable. Definitely a must guide for the area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo nui loa!

Roz Brilliant

United States
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 29/15

Joshua is a find. He is fun to be with. He knows the Island & the history. Great guide. Deserves more than 5 stars.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha to the Brilliant family! It was a pleasure sharing our island with you. I hope to see you the next time you return to Hawaii whether for a tour or just to say hello. Mahalo, Josh

Ann P.

Honolulu, HI, United States
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Tour: #146141, Historic Kona Coast Adventure Tour, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 25/15

Having been to Kailua-Kona area many times, we were so pleased that Joshua to us to the City of Refuge. We had never visited this National Park before. He added marvelous commentary to go along with the visit and several other stops.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo nui loa Ann!

Ann P.

Honolulu, HI, United States
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 24/15

We live in Honolulu and have been to Hilo many times, but Joshua was still able to show us things we had never seen. His commentary was excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Ann, I am glad that a local from our islands was able to enjoy the Big Island even after being here several times. I look forward to your next visit and hope to share more with you! Mahalo for the review, Josh

Sandra Forman

United States
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Tour: #146141, Historic Kona Coast Adventure Tour, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 18/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Sandra! I am glad you enjoyed your tour. Aloha, Josh

William Rathbun

United States
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Tour: #125758, Coastal Waterfall and Rainforest Valley Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 16/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo William! It was fun traveling with you and your friends.

William Rathbun

United States
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Tour: Twilight Volcano Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: Oct 15/15

Alfred Holzheu

United States
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 17/15

Josh is an amazing resource on everything Hawaii. Our tour was a weather disaster, but Josh made lemonade out of the lemons we were given.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Alfred! I am glad you enjoyed your lemonade. We've been experiencing some more of that wild weather we toured with that day. Please let me know when you are headed back to the Big Island, I will be happy to share more of our island with you! Mahalo a hui hou, Josh

Marjorie Everson

United States
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 2/15

Josh was awesome. He is very knowledgable about the island. He is accommodating to our interests. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and tried to book another with him, but he was already booked. We will use him again and recommend him to our friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marjorie for the kind words! I am glad you enjoyed your tour and look forward to your next visit to Hawaii Island. Aloha, Josh

Swamy Kandadai

United States
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Tour: #125783, Big Island Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 11/15

We are a group of 10 and we contacted Joshua for a tour of the Big Island. Two qualities that describe Josh are his patience and flexibility. He is very flexible and we enjoyed the tour of the Big Island in his 14 seater van. We were very impressed with his knowledge of the area and explained the historical significance of several areas. Every member of the group was very happy and Josh made our stay in the Big Island, HI memorable. I will not choose a different tour guide if I were to visit again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Swamy, I am glad to hear you and your group enjoyed the tour of the Big Island including the fresh island fruit! I look forward to your next visit to Hawaii Island. Mahalo, Josh

Ruth Lockwood

Lancaster, OHIO, United States
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 9/15

We had a wonderful tour with Josh. He was very informative and knowledgeable about the area, and he was willing to show us any place we were interested in. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed your time touring Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. I hope to see you on your next trip to the islands. Aloha, Josh

Charles Peeler

United States
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Tour: #125783, Big Island Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 23/15

Josh showed us the reality of what it is to be Hawaiian; we wouldn't have expected that from any tour we could have arranged. He gave us his undivided attention and was thoroughly knowledgeable about folklore, geology, history, and flora and fauna. Entertaining, enthusiastic, and energetic about showing his island with us, Josh's goal was always to please us and provide us with the ultimate experience. Josh gave 150%. Loved him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha to the Peeler Family, I am glad I was able to share a true island experience with you! I look forward to the next time you visit Hawaii Island. Mahalo, Josh

Sylvain Lefebvre

Canada
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Tour: Downtown Hilo Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: May 4/15

Great visit, a very dynamic guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Hilo. It was fun to share the history and culture of Hilo with your students. Aloha, Josh

Blaise G.

Switzerland
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 24/15

Friendly, knowledgeable and adapting to the customer's needs.

Julie Pingree

Canada
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 15/15

We had an absolutely great day with Josh. He picked us up on time in his very clean and comfortable vehicle. We weren't sure what we were doing the day before so Josh agreed to keep our agenda flexible. We ended up doing all that was promised on the tour and more. We never felt rushed and Josh absolutely wanted to make sure we got the experience that worked for us. His knowledge of the island was excellent and he was very honest about what he knew to be fact and what he was unsure of.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julie! I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo. I look forward to having you along on your next visit to Hawaii Island. We will be sure to get your huli huli chicken. With much Aloha, Josh

Fred Flowe

United States
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 17/15

The tour by Josh was EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!! Josh is a very personable young man and was very caring. Knowledgeable, very happy, witty and positive. Excellent driver!! We could not have ask for a better guide and enjoyed every minute of the tour! Thanks to Josh for a great and memorable day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park! I look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to the Big Island. Aloha, Josh

Jeanne Hillegas

Fairhope, PA, United States
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 27/15

I've used Tours By Locals several times in my travels and have never been disappointed. My group of 16 was met at the dock by Josh and John. Both Josh and John were very interesting and had a wealth of knowledge to share with our group. I would highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeanne for the review! I am glad you enjoyed your Volcano Adventure tour. We had a lot of fun with your group and look forward to your next visit to the Big Island. Mahalo, Josh

Jacques Benkoski

United States
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Tour: #125783, Big Island Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 28/14

Great job by Josh. Took us everywhere and had insights on everything that made it so much more interesting. He took all the time needed for us to enjoy every part of the tour even if it meant for him to extent past the expected time. Thanks much for a wonderful day !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Jacques! I am glad you enjoyed your Big Island Adventure Tour. It was great to meet you and your family. I enjoyed touring with you around our island. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Mahalo, Josh

Francesca Freeland

United Kingdom
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 30/14

Joshua was brilliant, very knowledgable about the island and the Volcanoes National Park. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Pick up was easy and excellent, the vehicle was very good, clean and comfortable. Took us to all the major spots and got us back to the ship in plenty of time. Willing to divert off from previously agreed itinerary. HIGHLY recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Francesca! I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Aloha, Josh

Karen Ward

United States
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 2/14

Our day with Josh was AMAZING! He was very knowledgeable about the Volcanoes National Park and Hawaiian history/culture. He was energetic and friendly and great fun. Because of frequent weather changes in the region, he was prepared with umbrellas and ponchos for us. He took us to a great local spot for lunch and included a stop at a specialty store where he knew we would find an unusual souvenir for a friend at home. We had a blast!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Karen, I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hope to see you on your next trip to the Big Island! Aloha, Josh

David Aherrera

United States
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Tour: #122331, Volcano & Hilo Adventure Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 8/14

Josh was an excellent tour guide. He made sure that we had a great time and catered to our needs. He hiked with us down to the Kilauea caldera, the Thurston lava tube, and took us to different places we didn't expect to see. He had water and snacks ready for us to consume after the hikes. I highly recommend touring with Josh - he is a true local with a cute pigeon (Hawaiian local) accent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the awesome review David! I had a great time with you and your hanai family the Sparrow's. I hope you are able to visit again, I would be happy to show you more of our beautiful island. Mahalo, Josh