Sally BullUnited States
Scott did a great job with this tour. To start off, we only had 4 hours but wanted to go to Volcanoes National Park. Scott designed a tour for us and got us to the park where we saw major highlights as well as other beautiful sights near Hilo. Scott is a wonderful and very personable guide. His truck is a great ride and a very comfortable vehicle. You will not be disappointed. We were thrilled to see so many great things in the area in a short time period.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Sally, for taking the time to write a great review! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your time exploring some of the most beautiful sights on earth! Aloha
Mark Van RaamHampton, VIRGINIA, United States
Scott is an excellent tour guide who took us to many unique places to view sights that few tourist see. He is very knowledgeable about the island and has the calm laid back personality that is commonly found in island life.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mark, for taking the time to write a 5-star review! I really enjoyed showing you guys around. Hope you can make it back real soon! Aloha
Nadav SharirRaleigh, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
We spent a full day of touring in Hilo with Scott. He is an excellent professional tour guide. We accomplished everything and more than we expected. We highly recommend Scott if you're looking for a guide in Hilo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Nadav, for the 5 star review! So glad you enjoyed yourself exploring the Pahoa and Hilo area of the island. Wishing you many more safe travels. Aloha
Lauren DavisUnited States
We hired Scott thru Tours by Locals for a tour of Puna from Hilo. Scott was outstanding! He was very knowledgable, well prepared, flexible, easy-going and friendly. We wish we knew about him before, and had hired him for our other tours while visiting Hawaii. He really knows his stuff and he makes sure that you get the tour that you want. We highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Lauren. Thank you so much for the great review! So glad you were able to make that special hike inside Volcanoes National Park! Wishing you all the best. Mahalo nui loa
Scott provide a great custom tour for us taking in account the special needs of my brother and his needs. This was a great custom tour for our family, thank you Scott.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Kenneth, for taking the time to write a great review! It was a pleasure sharing this amazing place with you and your family.
Kerrie DouglasUnited States
Scott was a lot of fun - he was a great guide for people who want a more active tour. Very interesting to hear his personal experiences on the big island and get a look into how it is to transition into Hawaiian culture as a former main lander.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Kerrie, for the review. It was great getting to know the both of you. All the best. Aloha
Bonnie AlterUnited States
Scott was an excellent guide and we enjoyed our tour in Hilo immensely !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Bonnie!
Caryl RahnUnited States
Scott was a wonderful tour guide. He showed us wonderful sights in Hawaii and even did some extra things that we did not expect. We got to see where he lived and he took us to the newest viewable lava flows. He gave us an explanation about how the state was handling the lava situation on the Big Island and he showed us the town that was partly abandoned. It all seemed very real when we were so close.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Caryl, for the great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. My dogs are still talking about the visit from my guests. :-) Wishing you many more safe travels around the world.
Excellent tour, Scott is fantastic, so glad we did this
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Kim. I'm so glad you did this too! All the best, Scott
Jose Renato HopfBrazil
The tour was really, really great. We could see a lot of big island in few hours and see amazing spots that only a local could show. My family and I liked so much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Jose, for the great review. Your family was a true pleasure and I enjoyed the day as much as you. Wishing you many more safe travels! Aloha, Scott
This was just the icing on the cake. It put the island volcanic offerings into perspective. On road and off road the offerings of more lava, hot pools, impressive beaches, lava tree walks, walking on young reclaimed lava land and a sparkly beach were great additions to an already special three days. With the additional shopping for nuts and candies and the final drop of at the airport in time for our flight to Maui.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Janet! The Puna Coast is a remarkable area to explore and I'm so glad you were able to include that while on the Big Island. Wishing you all the best and many safe travels. Mahalo nui loa!
Byron BankesterUnited States
Scott was very knowledgeable, professional, and personable. Excellent tour. We saw many spots most tourists will not see.His 4WD allowed us access to some outstanding areas and vistas. The day was built around the things WE wanted to see and do - not a prepackaged tour. After our scheduled 5 hour tour was completed he found a local stand so we could get some VERY fresh papaya and then asked if we would enjoy the local gardens/zoo. He waited patiently while we toured the zoo also. Great guide and trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Rocky for the great review. It was truly a great day. Aloha! Scott
John M.United States
One of the best days of our vacation, our guide Scott W. was great, he even kept our teenage granddaughter smiling and you know how difficult that can be! We saw more in a day than we ever dreamed of. When we return in a few years we will book 2 or 3 days with Scott, he was that much fun. One of the best parts of the tour was that he seemed to really care what we wanted to see and do and made sure we got to do it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo John for another great review! We certainly were able to cover a lot of ground during the two days and it was a blast! Hope to see you again in the near future. Aloha, Scott
Robert SmithMount Airy, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Excellent tour, organized to meet our requests. Outstanding scenery, timing, and commentary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Robert for the great review! So glad you enjoyed yourselves! Aloha! Scott
It was great having the same tour guide for both Hilo and Kona even though it meant a very early start for Scott on our Kona day. Once again we had a great day and saw lots of things that would not be available on a regular tour, without missing the "run of the mill" highlights as well. Definitely will be recommending Scott to our friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Glenda! I had a great time too!