Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Honolulu-Oahu-Hawaii by Tour Guide Yolanda S. (Guide #26370)


Sandy Kahn

United States
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Tour: Private Tour of Famous Oahu Film Sites, Oahu, Hawaii, United States
Date: Aug 12/18

Yolanda was lovely and warm but not a film buff. We were disappointed because we thought that the tour would include information about film sites not just at Kualoa Ranch, but elsewhere (like the Bayer estate). Because the guide just drops you at Kualoa Ranch for its tour (for which you pay separately - not cheap, but a great tour) it seemed in retrospect to not be the most cost effective tour - this extra cost wasn't a surprise to us, but we should have gone to Kualoa on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Sandy, I’m sorry that the tour was not what you expected. The places I offered to take you on this tour were those mentioned in the official description of the tour you booked. I also offered to take you to Waimea Falls, where the movie Jumanji was filmed, but you declined. The Bayer estate film site you reference is not included in the tour description, and would have been logistically infeasible to visit because it is on the other side of the island. Thank you for your feedback. Yolanda

Philip Haultain

Australia
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Tour: #428265, Hang Loose Oahu Private Tour, Oahu, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 30/18

Yolanda was a fantastic host; friendly and informative. My wife and I had a great day exploring the sights of Oahu without driving responsibility. Thanks Yolanda.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Philip, It was my pleasure, to show you this beautiful island, with warm aloha. Thank you Yolanda S

Laura Berry

United States
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Tour: #389758, Historical Highlights of Oahu, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

Yolanda ensured we maximized our day in Honolulu. We needed to make some choices on what we wanted to do and once we did, she ensured we did them all. Her knowledge of the historical sites we visited as well as the island enhanced our experience and I know we were able to visit and see more than if we tried to do this without a guide. Rapport with Yolanda was easy and comfortable and we truly enjoyed spending our day with Yolanda as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Laura, Thank you so much, it was my pleasure to spent the day with you and your family, showing you this beautiful paradise . With warm aloha, Yolanda S

Maxine Tills

Australia
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Tour: #390200, Private Tour of North Shore and Windward Oahu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 22/18

We did a full day private tour with Yolanda to the North Shore. It was a big day but a terrific way to see more than Waikiki. Yolanda was knowledgeable and delightful company. Highly recommended. The turtles basking on the beach were a highlight for us. We rate the tour 5 out of 5. Maxine T.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Maxime, It was a pleasure to be your guide. With warm aloha, Yolanda S.

Joseph L F.

United States
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Tour: Private Tour of East Oahu and Pearl Harbor/ Joseph Foti, Oahu, Hawaii, United States
Date: Apr 20/18

Our tour by Yolanda was above expected. She tailored the tour to our desires and provided a nice, comfortable day of exploring and seeing the sights of the Honolulu area. She went out of her way to get us early tickets to visit the Arizona Memorial. She is very knowledgeable of Hawai'ian history and knows the best ice cream place on the island. A big plus. This was our first time using ToursByLocals and we are very pleased. This is a great way to tour at your own pace, see only what you are interested in.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Joseph, Thank so much for your review. I really enjoyed meeting all of you and showing our beautiful island. Hope to see you again, With warm Aloha, Yolanda S

Amy Ziegler

United States
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Tour: #390200, Private Tour of North Shore and Windward Oahu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 5/18

Yolanda gave us a wonderful tour of Oahu. She was very informative and made our tour interesting. We would highly recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Amy, Thank you so much. With warm aloha, Yolanda S.

Karen Proesel

United States
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Tour: Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (custom for Proesel, 6PAX), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States
Date: Mar 29/18

Yolanda was a wonderful tour guide. She was prompt, friendly, and fun! Her knowledge of the island was great. She went above and beyond to make things work for us. We never would have seen all this without her! Yolanda made Oahu unforgettable for us.....Mahalo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Karen, I am so happy that you and your beautiful family were able to enjoy this beautiful paradise. With warm Aloha, Yolanda S

Monica Parker

United States
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Tour: Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion/ Monica Parker, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States
Date: Feb 19/18

Best tour we've ever experienced! She was very knowledgeable and fun! She also accommodated my young kiddo who was with us. We saw everything we wanted to see and do, plus a few bonus things. She also shared interesting facts about the island, the history, and had other great ideas for things we might be interested in. At the end of the tour, it felt like saying goodbye to a friend or family member. Looking forward to another tour with her, on our next visit!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Monica, it was my pleasure to have you and your beautiful girl with me that day. I also feel the same here; I have two new friends. Hope to see you again soon. Yolanda

Karolyn Schafer

United States
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Tour: #390200, Private Tour of North Shore and Windward Oahu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 11/18

Yolanda did a great job of including our interests in our tour. We had 10 hours to see the island. We saw so many wonderful places and enjoyed a wonderful hike. There were 4 of us and we all felt extremely pleased with our tour. Thank you, Yolanda. It was so nice getting to know you! Karolyn

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Karolyn, it was a pleasure for me to meet and tour you and your family around our beautiful island. Yolanda

Michael Brennan

United States
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Tour: #389758, Historical Highlights of Oahu, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 24/17

Fantastic tour. We hired a friend for the day. Yolanda is a complete pro. Extremely punctual, total mastery of Pearl Harbor, off the naval base lunch, and Iolani Palace. Absolutely recommend Tours by Locals, especially if Yolanda is your guide. The Brennan Family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your kind review. Once again, it was a pleasure being your tour guide and spending time with your beautiful family. I wish you all the best in 2018! Aloha, Yolanda