Kathy StahlUnited States
A wonderful full day tour highlighting history, scenery and architecture. Kirk was very knowledgeable and accommodating to tour changes. (Plus nice car and great playlist). Highly recommended!
We had an excellent tour with Kirk and found him to be punctual, informative and fun. He packed our time with all the sights we had requested plus a whole lot more we had not expected and it made our tour a thoroughly enjoyable day. Our tour was full of value and I feel that we didn't miss a thing. Thanks for the care you took looking after us and the attention to detail. You taught us lots about Oahu and Hawaiian culture and we loved the tour.
Stephen VidaUnited States
We booked with Kirk because he had such phenomenal past positive reviews and we wanted to get the most of our one day ashore on Oahu before travelling back to the mainland. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the island, its culture and history and took us to interesting places that were beyond the list of areas we chose to visit. We happily experienced local culinary surprises recommended by him: Giovani's Shrimp truck, a local shave ice location and, of course Leonard's for Malasadas! Perfect day!
Lauren HoehnUnited States
Our local tour with Kirk was outstanding! He definitely exceeded our expectations. We sent him a whole list of places we wanted to see and things we wanted to do. He picked us up right on time and was extremely welcoming! Not only did we get to do and see everything on our list we sent him, but Kirk also stopped at some incredible site seeing spots. Kirk is he is extremely knowledgeable about everything having to do with O'ahu. I don't think this tour could have gone any better! I highly recommend booking
Alessandra TedeschiRome, ITALY, Italy
Kirk was a fantastic guide! He made us discover a wonderful island full of surprises, has a lot of customer care and he pays attention to every need / request. it makes you enter in the culture of the island in every aspect also that of music and food. We are Italians and thought that we would have difficulty understanding ... he was very clear while speaking and we understood everything without any problems! He is very nice and always smiling. Thanks Kirk
Gwen PossUnited States
We just ended a fabulous day touring Oahu with Kirk! He exceeded our expectations for what we wanted to learn about this amazing island! Our lunch stop at Nico's on Pier 38 was perfect in getting a taste of the local cuisine. Thank you Kirk! We will refer you to our friends in Kansas!
Charlotte MordiniUnited States
Kirk arrived on time and his vehicle was clean and comfortable. Kirk was friendly, knowledgeable about Hawaii history, flexible with our itinerary and fun to spend the day with. Even tho' we have visit O'ahu several times, Kirk enlightened us with new sights (things we had previously just driven by) and added many interesting stories and facts. Our 13 year old granddaughter enjoyed the tour as much we did. Oh and we all loved the background music!! We had a wonderful day with Kirk! Thank you, Mahalo!
Kimberley RawlingsDickson, 2602, Australia
A perfect tour, with a perfect guide. Kirk asked for our interests and built the tour around them. Certainly a knowledgeable guy, but also a great story teller; he made the whole day a fun experience. One of the many highlights was being introduced to a rare Hawaiian Monk Seal. A great day visiting beautiful beaches and lookout points along the East and North coasts of Oahu. We highly recommend this guide to anybody wanting to explore the nature and history of the island.
Kirk was waiting for us as we cleared Customs at 9.30 am 13 June 18 and loaded our luggage in to his vehicle before taking us on the tour and returning us to the Airport at 7.30 pm. Kirk was very flexible in working in with our interests. We had a great day seeing beautiful scenery, turtles, a monk seal, and mongooses and tried shaved ice banana fritters and a shrimp plate for lunch at Giovannis. We found the tour to be perfect for passing the time to our next flight from Honolulu.
Carlos BertotUnited States
Kirk is first class all the way. This was not our first time to Honolulu. We had minimal time and a specific agenda we wanted to meet. He customized a tour that left us satisfied with our experience and deeper appreciation for the Hawaiian culture. Would gladly recommend Kirk to anyone.
Gerald H.United States
The tour was very informative and was built around our likes and dislikes. Even though the weather wasn't the best we had a great time. We were able to see and experience places you just can't see on other tours. Kirk went far and beyond what I expected. Would definitely use him again if we would visit Oahu!
Linford LougheedUnited States
When I hired Kirk, I really just needed a driver to take me to Doris Duke's home, Shangri-La, and then to the airport. But I got an experienced guide with a pleasant manner and a deep knowledge of Hawaiian history. Before the house tour Kirk drove me around the site; after the tour,we had time to visit the cemetery of Hawaiian royalty and drive into the hills for a breathtaking view of the northern side of Oahu. He is a tour guide who shares as much as you want to hear. He wants you to love Hawaii.
Charles SimondsUnited States
Kirk is knowledgeable and helpful. We appreciated his ability to incorporate the history of Hawaii into our tour. He did an excellent job of perceiving our likes and getting us to neat venues that we enjoyed. He turned a rainy day into an enjoyable experience. Very personable, it was like visiting the island with a friend.
Glenn RockwoodUnited States
Awesome tour with terrific and accommodating guide. Our plane landed late and we had to shuffle things around but made the most of the time and had a great dinner as well. Highly recommended.
Aloha Kirk. You were a buddy one would like to travel with to see places. you advised for all must do things for our short visit to Oahu and made our day a memorable one. Mahalo Kirk.
Excellent tour. Kirk was a fantastic guide and nothing was too much trouble. He is extremely knowledgeable about history and the local area. He found great places to eat such as Giovannis shrimp truck and Leonards bakery. The shrimp and malasadas puffs were fantastic. Kirk gave options of the routes we could take which allowed us to decide on what would keep our daughter interested. I would recommend this tour to anyone that wants not be herded like on a big bus and wants to look at the island. Thanks
Angela AndersonUnited States
My husband is very skeptical about tours but I purchased this one as a birthday gift. Kirk was extremely knowledgeable and by the end of the tour, my husband was ready to purchase a home. The weather turned south but we still had a wonderful time, saw a lot, and got some beautiful photos. Kirk gave us some helpful tips for the remainder of our trip. Highly recommend for anyone visiting the island. Aloha
Tom F.Des Moines, IA, United States
A great tour. A lot of history and interesting information. Really enjoyed it.
April KitchensUnited States
Day 2 with Kirk: JAM-PACKED AND FUN-FILLED. Today we "explored" the North Shore and I actually think we "circumnavigated" the entire island. After a drive through Waikiki, we headed north exploring beautiful beachside vistas & "secret spots" while learning more about the paradise of Hawaii. A visit to the Buddhist temple, beachfront lunch, a stop by Surf N Sea Surf Shop ..... from roadside chickens wandering about to crashing waves and surfers hunting the perfect wave, we saw it all. A Perfect Day!!
Jonelle MoscaUnited States
Kirk was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and friendly, and we saw so many things and places we otherwise would never have known about. Great experience. I highly recommend hiring Kirk for your Hawaiian vacation.
Ryan GreeningUnited States
James MaruyamaUnited States
My friend and I had a wonderful time taking Kirk's "Shoreline Excursion" tour. Kirk was very prompt meeting us at our hotel and fully customized our tour intinerary so that we could visit all the places we had expressed an interested in. Kirk was a fantasic guide and gave us unique insights into the various places we visited. We had fun visiting not only the famous landmarks but also hidden scenic gems along the way. We highly recommend Kirk as a guide and encourage visitors to consider his tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank your for your nice comments James. I had a great time with you and Kaori. We covered a lot of ground that day: From Manoa Falls all the way to Matsumoto's shave ice on the North Shore. I was very impressed with your stamina! It was a pleasure introducing you to some of my favorite spots on the island of Oahu. Mahalo nui loa, Kirk
Lou WoodwardUnited States
Just a perfect day at all the right places for our group of 4 It was a delightful time and full of information and history. Couldn't have been better
Jay H.Orinda, CA, United States
It was great spending a day with Kirk. He is knowledgeable, personable, and perfectly attuned to showing us what we were interested in seeing. First rate guide.
Carol GrantUnited Kingdom
Kirk was very obliging throughout the day. First he showed us round Honolulu and took us to the Punch Bowl, then to the north of the island. He had already booked and paid for our visit to Pearl Harbour, which he took us to. He phoned and made a booking for us at the Luau at Paradise Cove, took us there and picked us up after it had finished in the evening, and dropped us off at our hotel.
Ellen HerderUnited States
Kirk was a wonderful guide. This was the perfect day for my mom and me. Kirk answered all of our many questions and was very knowledgeable about everything we did and saw. He gave us the time we needed at each stop and was open to whatever we wanted. I'm so glad we booked a day with Kirk over doing a bus tour. It was pricier but worth it as it was completely personalized and totally on our time.
Harriet FreedUnited States
The tour was exceptional. Kirk was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was able to show us what we wanted to see, including the Pearl Harbor memorial and the waves of the North Shore, and still add things we didn't even know we wanted to see, including some beautiful views of the island. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Honolulu.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Harriet, Thank you for the wonderful comments! I had a great time touring the island with you and your party. It was a day I will not soon forget. Mahalo, Kirk
Kirk was an exceptional tour guide and was very informative. He drove us to all the best places in Honolulu, brought along water and music and was very responsive to what we wanted to see. We were extremely happy with his tour and he was also extremely accommodating due to having someone in a wheelchair. He knew all the ramps, parking spaces and accessible sites - if you're looking for a wheelchair friendly option, Kirk is an excellent choice. If we visit Hawaii again, we'd definitely book with him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the nice comments Hany. I had a wonderful day with you and your family. If you ever return to the Aloha State, and I'm hoping you do, please remember to check out the AccesSurf Hawaii program, and we can all go surfing together! Mahalo, Kirk
Jeanne DavisUnited States
We have stayed in Waikaki area several times and have not explored the island. We were so pleased with our tour with Kirk. We learned so much about the history of Hawaii and saw areas of the island we would have never found on our own. He has a beautiful, comfortable car and we were more than happy that he was doing the driving and we could just enjoy the sites. Kirk is a very knowlegable guide and a really nice person to spend the day with.
Chris RayUnited States
Kirk was great. He spent a lot of time with us and was very knowledgeable about the places he took us. It was our first time to Oahu and he made sure we saw all the best sites. We would highly recommend Kirk for a tour.
James GambillUnited States
Very nice tour. Everything we hoped for.
Kirk created a quick rapport when we 1st communicated by email. He customized a tour based on our wish list. We exchanged photos for ease of connecting at our cruise ship. He showed up on time with a comfortable & clean vehicle stocked with cold beverages, umbrella, etc. When we met in person we felt like we already knew him. Kirk was knowledgeable & passionate on Hawaii history. He also knew the area well for ease of getting around & was flexible with changing up a few things. Thanks Kirk,great tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the nice comments. I had a wonderful time with you and Jodie. It was my pleasure spending the day with the both of you on the island of O'ahu. Mahalo, Kirk
we really enjoyed the tour with Kirk. He was knowledgeable and friendly and was easy to get along with.
A great day out with Kirk. We relied on Kirk to guide us to the right places and he did a terrific job. We enjoyed all of the places we went and enjoyed his company. He is knowledgeable and friendly. Would happily recommend his tour to anyone.
Had a lovely 'Island' tour with Kirk. The car was very comfortable and immaculate. Kirk was extremely considerate of our various needs and we had an extremely relaxed, enjoyable and informative tour. Kirk is an affable and relaxed guide and I would highly recommend touring with him.
Jerry GoldUnited States
Kirk was a great guide. He listened to our interests and created a hiking tour suited for my family. It was challenging but fun and he provided a historical and cultural perspective. Highly recommend him.
Mary Lou DonkerslootSC, 29941, United States
We had 2 wonderful days with Kirk who covered everything we wanted to see in and around Honolulu. Very knowledgeable, good sense of humor, excellent driver. It was a great tour.
Harold BerlinerUnited States
Very competent, helpful and an all around good guy full of aloha spirit
Steve LyonUnited States
We gave Kirk a challenge and he handled it with ease. Missed our scheduled tour and he re-scheduled for us, we have a 20 month old child, no problem. It was raining on our tour day, no problem. Kirk was organized, prompt, patient, friendly, and a very good guide and we have traveled a lot all over the world. I would recommend him to anyone. He worked hard to give my family of five a great day on the Island. We saw and did more than we could have imagined. Thanks Kirk for your time!
Vara KesavarapuUnited States
Kirk is the best tour guide and showed more places than what we asked for. Highly recommend to any who are visiting Honolulu. 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.
Michael HitchcockUnited States
Kirk is incredible. He set up a custom tour for me that included an awesome hike through a bamboo forest, several stops at local favorite North Shore destinations, and a nice your through the historical district. He was incredible knowledgeable, polite, professional, and most importantly, all all around fun, great guy. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the feedback Michael. It was a pleasure showing you around some of my favorite spots on the island of O'ahu. Please come back for the shave ice! Mahalo nui loa.
Took a tour on march 26th with toursbylocals.com and must admit that our tour guide Kirk is the best tour guide that I have ever experienced. Really professional, knowledgeable and very generous with his time and energy. We definitely appreciated discovering Ohau's island that way and would recommend Kirk and toursbylocals to anyone visiting Hawaii Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the feedback Claude. It was truly a pleasure showing your party around O'ahu. I hope you visit the island again with your family and friends. There's a lot more to see and experience. Mahalo nui loa!