Scott was super nice and professional during our tour. We have been given a wide range of knowledge on the volcanos and seen some breathtaking view that very unique. It is definitely a lifetime experience only by with Scott! Definitely recommend anyone would come to Big Island next time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Yanhua, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a 5-star review! I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with your family and sharing the amazing volcano. Be sure you come back again so we can see more wonderful sights. Mahalo, Scott
Cindy SalasUnited States
Scott gave my family and I a fantastic day on the Big Island. He was waiting for us as we disembarked Pride of America and returned us right on time. Rating is a 6 out of 5! Definitely recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Cindy, for the kind words. It sure was nice having most of Volcanoes National Park to ourselves! All the best. Aloha
Donald MonesUnited States
my family and I can't say enough about how Scott made our day at volcano national park and Mauna Kea an awesome experience !!!!! He made sure that we went to the best spots (avoiding the bus tours and groups) The most amazing time was when Scott brought us to the peak of Mauna Kea and we watched the sun set My only regret is that I should have had Scott as our guide for more than 1 day while we were on the big island.... thank you Scott for everything, sincerely Donald, Liz, Kevin and Michael
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Mones family! I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your time exploring Volcanoes National Park and Mauna Kea. I was such a fun day for me as well! Wishing your family all the best. Mahalo nui loa! Scott
Kimberley RawlingsDickson, 2602, Australia
Scott provided a day that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Top of the "bucket list" for our Hawaiian trip were the volcanoes and Mauna Kea Observatory. Scott managed to fit both into the one day and do so in a way that gave plenty of time at both. He took us to examples of many types of volcanic activity and hopefully we were able to provide some astronomical information for him in return. A great day with a superb guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Vince, Kim and Bart! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves during our exciting day...it really was great fun. And yes, I did learn a lot about astronomy and, your ridiculous passion for it. :-) It was a highlight for me to see you acting like kids in a candy store! Wishing you many more safe travels. Mahalo and Aloha! Scott
Despite the closing of the Volcanoes National Park on short notice Scott was able to put together a day of sightseeing that was interesting and suited my taste to the T. Great job! I would book him again without a blink
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Kim, Thank you for the 5 star review! It was an amazing day seeing some amazing beauty on this amazing island. Mahalo!
We had the pleasure of travelling with Scott on Oct 1, 2013. We chose Scott because he was the only one that offered a combination of Mauna Kea and Volcanoes National Park (although Congress meant the latter was not possible!). Instead Scott took us to a green sand lava beach, lava tubing with helmets and head lamps, and walking across the lava flows. His communication by email before was excellent & he was keen to find out what we wanted. Good conversation on trip & very helpful - highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Charles. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves on the tour. It was most memorable for me as well. Wishing you many more safe travels. Aloha!
Carol HowertonUnited States
My mother and her cousins enjoyed the time Scott took to show them the Eastern side of the Big Island. They appreciated his efforts to not only show them the country side but also tell about the people and the land. I arranged this tour for my mother as a Christmas present and it pleases me that Scott listened to where I wanted him to take my mother and her cousins to gain a good sense of the eastern side of the Big Island. Thank you Scott!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Marty, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! I had a wonderful time showing your mom and cousins around this beautiful island. Next time you're here, be sure to look me up! Mahalo, Scott
Scott was an excellent guide. He was attentive to our needs and we were thoroughly satisfied with our tour. He also suggested other sites we might want to see with the extra time available. These were most enjoyable. His quiet sense of humour was also refreshing. We have no hesitation in recommending Scott and Tours by Locals to friends and family and on our future travels to other parts of the world we would certainly consider Tours by Locals again. Thanks Scott. Great job. Well done. Bill and Bette
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Bill and Bette! Thanks so much for the kind words and great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time on the Big Island and I certainly enjoyed sharing with you. Mahalo, Scott
Steve JohnsonUnited Kingdom
Scott was very knowledgeable about the area and allowed us to see and do what we wanted. We would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Steve! So glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again in the future! Aloha, Scott