Richard Louis BrownUnited States
Our volcano tour with Scott was unforgettable. He was well informed, enthusiastic, and eager to please. We were especially grateful that he insisted on an early morning start (5:30) because it gave us an optimal view of the roiling, splashing lava lake as it was ramping up for the subsequent eruption. His advice for later hikes was very useful. In all, the tour with Scott was the highlight of our 18-day visit to Hawaii.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Richard, for taking the time to write this review. And, thank you so much for the kind words. Aloha, Scott
This tour was amazing.Our tour guide Mr Scott showed us the most interesting n beautiful part of Hawaii .His explanation way was excellent. We enjoyed the whole tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Dilip, for the great review! It was a pleasure sharing the volcano with you and your family. Aloha, Scott
Roberta HaneyUnited States
My husband, friends, and I very much enjoyed the tour. We discovered Tour by Locals in the United Airlines magazine, Hemisphere. It just so happened that we were traveling to Hawaii and hoping to visit the volcanoes. Coincidentally, we booked our tour with Scott and couldn't have been more pleased. He was knowledgeable and friendly. Three hours was just the right amount of time for us. Highly recommend him and Tour by Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Robbie, Thank you so much for the kind words and great review! I could not believe how fast the time flew by as we were exploring the volcano. Wishing you many more safe travels and wonderful tour experiences with Tours by Locals. Aloha, Scott
Holly McMahonUnited States
We had the best time on this personal tour. Scott is very knowledgeable and showed us sites that we would have not known about without his guidance. He is very personable and made the tour of the Park memorable for us. Well worth the money. Thanks, Scott!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Holly, for the great review! Even though it was a tad windy, we sure did have some amazing views. And I'm so glad we were able to get an early start, making it all the better without the crowds. Thank you for choosing me as your guide. Aloha
Susanna SuhUnited States
Scott was friendly and professional. He pointed out small things you wouldn't normally go to or notice. He has a passion for the island.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Susanna, Thanks you so much for the great review. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing the volcano with you and your family! Hope you can make it back here real soon.
Elaine TurnerUnited States
Thanks to Scott we had an amazing time at Volcano National Park. Scott is an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. He showed us not only the the highlights of the park, but other sights that we would have never found on our own. You will love the easy ride from spot to spot in his very comfortable truck. He is also very accommodating when it comes to what you want to do and see. He is also great kids! Highly recommend Scott and this tour - well worth the fee!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Elaine, for taking the time to write a great review! I'm so glad that you and the family had a great time exploring the volcano. You all were absolutely wonderful! Let me know when you are back in the neighborhood...would love to show you more amazing sights!
Emma FerrimanUnited Kingdom
A truly great personal tour which was definitely better than the standard. Scott was very friendly and very knowledgeable and took us to several places he had personally discovered which was great as there was no one else around. I would definitely recommend taking a tour with Scott.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Emma, for the kind words and great review! Hope you can come back and discover more of our amazing island. Aloha
Donald HenshallUnited States
Scott was 5 out of 5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Don!
Scott was a friendly and experienced guide whom squeezed in more than we thought possible whilst never feeling rushed at the same time. He gave us the little insights and guided tours that make having a private tour guide all the more worthwhile. A great tour if your a first time visitor to Volcano National Park looking to get your bearings and get the most out of your time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Adam, for the great review! Sharing Volcanoes National Park with visitors like yourselves is great fun. I sure hope to see you and your wife again soon. Aloha
Mike GibsonUnited Kingdom
Scott was prompt, personable, exceedingly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A superb guide whom I recommend to anyone visiting Volcanoes National Park.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Mike, for the great review! I really enjoyed exploring Volcanoes National Park with you...especially so early! Aloha
Mark FriedmanUnited States
We definitely give Scott a 5 out of 5! He was a fantastic guide and did a great job answering all of my son's questions. We really loved climbing over the dried lava and he helped us capture some fantastic photos. My son didn't want the tour to end so Scott stopped off at one more location on our way back. =) Thank you for an amazing experience and we highly recommend Scott.
Greg SchiffmanUnited States
Scott was fantastic. As Scott suggested, we arrived early so that we could see the lava lake at sunrise. Scott adapted the tour to our group interests and we had an outstanding time. We will definitely come back to see more on a future trip and will also definitely be booking Scott again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Greg, for taking the time to write this great review! We sure did have a fantastic time exploring Volcanoes National Park from early in the morning. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Aloha
Terry WeaverUnited States
We had a great time with Scott! It was rainy, windy and visibility was limited, but Scott was enthusiastic, energetic, helpful and did everything he could to make the most of our tour. We learned a ton! Mahalo Nui for the great tour Scott! - From your fellow fans of SPAM! #rainytour228
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Terry, for the great review. The wettest tour for sure, but still a great time with your group. BTW, I had SPAM that night when I got home...delicious! Wishing you many more safe travels. Aloha
Gary RichardsonUnited States
Scott was very professional and knowledgable. He was also very easy to talk to and once he got a sense of who we were and what we wanted, he customized the tour to fit our desires. And even though we had only booked a three hour tour, he didn't watch the clock. He just let things develop, which meant the tour ran an hour long, and I had to force him to accept a little more money for his extra time. I highly recommend Scott for tours in the HVNP and Hilo areas. Gary R
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Gary, for the great review. VNP is a very special place, for sure. So glad you enjoyed exploring! Aloha
Lili Mahlab-SeidenUnited States
Scott was a very enthusiastic guide. He clearly loves the Big Island and it's natural beauty. He was visibly excited about showing us the best of the Volcano National Park. Since my husband and I were a very "receptive" audience, we feel we got to see some unique sites that ordinarily, one might not see. The two days we spent with Scott were truly memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Lili. Indeed, we did have a wonderful two days seeing many wonderful things. Guests like yourselves make it so much fun!
Scott first helped us choosing the best tour for our needs, which made things easier right from the start. Communication was quick and accurate. The tour itself was great, plenty of details that we would have missed otherwise. Lots of room for pictures! We got information not only about the park, but the rest of the island as well. I can definitely recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Valeria, for the great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed exploring the beauty of Volcanoes National Park. Hope you can make it back soon to explore more of this amazing island! Aloha, Scott
Eleasha GambleUnited States
Scott was AWESOME! We had such an amazing time learning and exploring and discovering. We had the most amazing weather and the park didn't disappoint. Scott took me on a trail to the crater floor, we looked into steam vents, walked across amazing lava flows and through a lava tube, and even saw some humpback whales when we got to the ocean. It was the best tour I've ever had and the views were just majestic and awe-inspiring. Using Tours by Locals was the best decision I've ever made and Scott was the bes
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Eleasha! Mahalo for the great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself while visiting the Big Island and touring around Volcanoes National Park. Nature really gave us some spectacular sights, that's for sure. And thanks to you, I have a new secret place to show other guests some amazing views. Wishing you all the best and many safe travels. Aloha, Scott