Outstanding tour provided by Donna! Very knowledgeable on recent and historical history, along with latest gossip events ��. Itinerary suited us as we needed and great less touristy gems we enjoyed. Relaxed atmosphere all day and the time flew by. Even our two kids (6 and 9) managed to stay awake the whole day!! Would highly recommend Donna to anyone wanting a nice day out seeing the best of the island!
Angela AmaranteAptos, CA, United States
First of all Donna's car was so clean and neat! We had a wonderful day full of so many interesting and beautiful sites! Donna was the perfect guide for our first trip to Oahu. We highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn and see this beautiful Island.
Carol SpahnUnited States
Donna was punctual, friendly and welcoming from the start. We felt relaxed and comfortable at all times. Donna was very organised, flexible and knowledgeable and able to answer any questions we had. She followed up on anything she was unsure of. We all loved our roadside lunch at the shrimp van and the delicious pies! We learnt about the island, the people, culture and history. We would highly recommend Donna to any group wanting a personal and friendly service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you and your merry band of frequent travelers enjoyed your day as much as I did.
Donna, our guide, went out of her way to accommodate our interests and requests. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were in awe of many of the places we visited. It was so advantageous to have a guide with so much local knowledge, who was willing to personalise the trip for us. A great time was had by all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Vicki. It was my pleasure to introduce your fun group to some of my favorite places on the island.
Sungwon ChoiSouth Korea
Donna was a great tour guide. She preplanned everything (even prepared for bottled waters and snacks) and at the same time was very flexible for any schedule modifications. She was very knowledgeable on Hawaii and its cultural/natural beauty. Definitely recommend Donna.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Sungwon. I appreciate your adventurous nature, including our detour to the Prince Lot Hula Festival. I hope to see you on your next Hawaiian holiday.
Ana MaligligUnited States
Really enjoyable and relaxing day with Donna. I did this tour with an 8 year old -- piece of cake. Although we did some tourist spots (Pali lookout, Buddhist temple), the majority of the time was spent going places you will not be able to find yourself easily (and definitely would not be in the large tour group excursions). She is very attentive to all your needs and would be a great companion to a family or small group. Very highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Ana. I'm glad you and your daughter enjoyed the day as much as I did. Aloha until next time.
David BillinghamUnited Kingdom
Donna is an excellent guide. She is friendly, very knowledgeable and made us feel at ease from the first minute we met her, which counts for a lot when in a new place! Being a local, Donna was able to show us locations off the typical tourist track; these included great photo spots and local eateries that some other locals we spoke to hadn't even heard of! Overall, we had a great time and left with many photos and fond memories that result in firmly recommending her. Thanks, Donna :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, David. I had a great time with you and your sister and appreciate the suggestions you gave me to punch up my tour offerings. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your adventure and arrived home safely.
Hoochoy W.United States
Donna is an amazing tour guide. She did what was needed to give my wife and I an amazing experience that was alo personalized. Rather than take us to all the commercial places she took us to places that was off the beaten path that only a native would have knowledge of. I would not hesitate in recommending Donna to anyone considering her for a tour of Honolulu and Oahu!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Hoochoy. You 'foodies' kept me at the top of my game charting a course thru poke, coco puffs, shrimp trucks and shave ice. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise. Aloha, Donna
We booked a 7 hour island tour with Donna.Donna was on time and her vehicle is excellent for touring. There are separate seats in the back and plenty of room. Donna has a very pleasant personality, has stacks of knowledge and interesting facts about her island We went to all the places we had read about and wanted to see. Nothing was too much trouble for her. Donna thanks for a great tour and the pleasure of your company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Owen, for the opportunity to show you around and spend the day with you and your wife.
Arlene H.United States
Donna was great. By taking us to her favorite spots, we felt like we got to see the "real" Island, not just the tourist spots. My family's favorites were the Shrimp Truck, The Temple and Turtle Beach. Donna revised the day - she us the option for drive-bys or photo stops. When we stopped, we NEVER felt pressured to get going again. Donna gave us all the time we needed at each stop - it was up to us. Donna explained history, old and newer and talked about Island Life, not just the facts. Mahalo, Donna
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Arlene, it was a pleasure showing you and your adventurous family around the island. Mahalo and aloha from Oahu.
Marc IsraelUnited States
Craig BowenUnited States
Guide was 30 min late picking us up. Other than that, tour was very enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: For groups larger than 6, I rent a van. That day, whatever could go wrong at the rental place did. I felt terrible about arriving late and hoped the extras I provided would compensate. They included priority admission to the movie at Pearl Harbor, buying a stool to make it easier for passengers to enter the van, an extra hour of tour time, drive-by of city historic sites and souvenirs at drop-off. I’m pleased to hear Mr. Bowen found the tour 'very enjoyable.'
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Donna's guide manager reminded her that one of the most important things on a ToursByLocals experience is that the guide presents him or herself in a timely manner.
We had a relaxed and fun day touring Oahu with Donna, our easy going and friendly guide. Donna showed us the places we wanted to see, made great suggestions and shared interesting background information. Just as important to us was the safety and comfort of the car and Donna's attentive driving. A very enjoyable day and I would highly recommend this personable and flexible guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Dominic. I so enjoyed showing your family around the island. Come back soon so we can do some hiking and delve further into Portuguese bake shops. Aloha, Donna
Karen GrayBarrie, ONTARIO, Canada
This is the second tour we did with Donna during our stay in Oahu. This day long tours include many sites on the Circle Tour. We visited rainforests, lookouts, mountains, beaches, turtles and much more. Because we spent a week in Honolulu, we did some sites on our own, and therefore, Donna was happy to change up our original plan and see other areas. It really nice to be able to decide where you want to go and see. Mahalo Donna!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Karen. On the first day, I picked up clients. On the second, I dropped off friends.
Alan M.Cambridge, ON, Canada
Donna provided a wonderful all round tour of the island but at the same time, adjusted to what we were interested in seeing and doing. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a personalized tour of Oahu.
Ronan HinesUnited States
Beautiful day. She answered all my questions before the tour started. Custom built the day for us. I would highy recommend Donna as a tour guide. Very friendly...knowledgable of the area and history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you and your granddaughters enjoyed your tour. Thank you for choosing the walk-to-Waimea-Valley-Falls option so we could get a closer look at the flowers and trees, not to mention stretch our legs!