Paul GiglioUnited States
The tour with Marie was informative and also a lot of helpful hints on what to do and were to sit for the best place to take pictures. We enjoyed our day and look forward to returning and would definitely ask for Marie and tours by locals again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Paul I loved meeting you and your family. Enjoy the rest of your Hawaiian vacation. Hope you get to do some diving on Maui. Mahalo Marie
Alicia StevensonUnited States
What an amazing tour! Marie took us all about the island - we were able to enjoy food and sights without the crowds. Not only that but she gave us a history lesson on the beautifully tragic story that is Hawaii. Marie also gave us a lot of great tips for the rest of our vacation - what time to get to the North Shore to enjoy Haleiwa without a lot of people, where to find sea turtles and the best place to snorkel. We had a wonderful day and great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Alicia I had a great time with you too. You did one of my favorite tours - Food & Sightseeing. Glad you enjoyed the Honey cream Pineapple and chocolate tasting along with the Beauty if the island Mahalo nun loa Marie
Katherine LeeUnited States
Marie our tour guide/driver is very professional, knowledgeable, informative, and enthusiastic. We a group of 12 people totally enjoyed the Island Circle Tour by Marie. Oh, she is also a professional photographer, she taught us some tricks about taking pictures and also took many pictures for us. Excellent tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Katherine, I had a great time with your large group of fun loving friends. Hope you had a wonderful cruise experience. Mahalo nui loa Marie
Amy WolfUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Marie. She picked us up as we got off our cruise ship and kept us busy until it was time to head to the airport mid afternoon. We did the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center and toured some scenic highlights in the area per our request. Marie presented several options and we chose what fit our groups interest and our timeframe. Marie was very friendly as well as extremely knowledgeable. We all enjoyed every minute we spent with her and look forward to future bookings!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Amy, It is a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family. I'm happy the East side waves gave us a great show. See you again on your next trip. Mahalo Marie
Bernard WinklerUnited States
Lurenda HenryUnited States
Bob SmithUnited States
Marie is awesome! Our family of 7 spent the afternoon with Marie touring Pearl Harbor, including the Arizona and Missouri, and then ended the day at the Palace. She drove us both ways from the Ala Moana hotel, was prompt in planning and execution, and importantly was flexible to our group needs and wishes. Marie is an accomplished photographer and tour guide, and has a wealth of knowledge about Hawaiian history, places to see and go on the island, and of course the events that occurred at Pearl Harbor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Bob, You and your large family are fun, interesting and active people. I really enjoyed meeting you and spending the day with you. See you next time for a photo tour. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. A Hui Hou Marie
Debby LewisUnited Kingdom
Marie is a a diamond we had a great tour with her. Knowledge and information about the Island was outstanding. Would highly recommend. Travelled in October 19
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Debbie Mahalo for your kind review. I’m delighted you enjoyed our day together. Hope to see you again. Marie
Glenn GilkeyUnited States
We flew in from Maui and Marie met us at the airport and we had an amazing day. She took care of every detail and made it a fantastic day. From Pear Harbor, beaches, lunch, temples it was fantastic. My wife uses a walker and she was very good at showing us places that made sense for us. Marie is an encyclopedia of knowledge about Hawaii and It was great taking time her about the different sights. I would highly recommend Marie for any tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Glenn, Thank you for your kind review. I enjoyed my day with you and Nancy. We certainly did a lot in one day Pearl Harbor plus Island. Might see you in Texas some day. Mahalo Marie
Michael CarterUnited States
Excellent Tour Guide. I would highly recommend. My family of five booked a tour for 7 hours and all were very happy. We walked away with a better understanding of the island and may ideas of things to do over the next few days. The added bonus was a visit to a beach in which a sea turtle came ashore while we were standing on the beach looking for one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Mike I loved meeting you and your family. Yes what a special treat to see the HawaiianGreen Sea turtle make its way out of the ocean onto the sand to bask. I’m delighted you had a great time Mahalo nui loa Marie
Miguel Angel MartinMexico
Amazing tour. Worth every minute. Marie is an amazing guide she really knows every corner of the island and by the way an expert photographer. We love it its great for families.....
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Miguel, Wonderful to meet you and your family. I enjoyed our day together. Thank your darling girl for my lovely picture she drew for me. Mahalo marie
John ChaneyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha John, Thank you. It was nice to meet you. marie
Brian ScottUnited States
A great tour. We had a wonderful tour with Marie. She was very flexible with our schedule and desires. She is very knowledgeable about the history of O'ahu and pointed out little known spots that we would not have known about on our own. Highly recommend using her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Brian I had a wonderful time with you and your family. Glad to hear the rest of your vacation went well. Mahalo Marie
Cheryl CookUnited States
Marie was an excellent tour host! She is very knowledgeable about Hawaiian history and very flexible. She also knows a thing or two about which restaurants, or foods that should not be missed! We look forward to seeing her the next time we're in Oahu!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Cheryl, It was great to meet you and your fun friends. Yes next time let's tour and eat our way around the island. Mahalo nui loa marie
Raymond FerroUnited States
Marie is an incredible guide and we had a wonderful time spending the day with her at the helm. She has a great insight into every stop and also took some great photos of us! On top of sight seeing, she made sure we ate at a vegetarian friendly place for my girlfriend which was a cafe on a farm where they use food just from that farm. Even though it was just a simple lunch break, it was so cool we are definitely going back next time we make it to Oahu. A tour with Marie is 100% a great way to start a trip
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Ray It was fun to share the island with you and your girlfriend on your first visit to Oahu. I’m glad you liked the tour and photographs. The farm cafe is one of my favorite stops ... authentic Hawaiian experience. Mahalo Marie
Ronald GabbettUnited States
We had are our granddaughter with us and Marie did a great job with her and her grandparents. It can be difficult to hold the attention of a 12 year old! Beside Pearl Harbor, Marie toured us around some great coastal spots that were awesome. Marie's van was in great shape and very clean. Just remember to ask her to to take pictures of you as a group as she is a professional. Five star for sure!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Ron, It was fun to meet you, your wife and lovely granddaughter. Great day touring Pearl Harbor and the island. I'm happy you had a good time. Mahalo marie
The tour was comprehensive, informative and entertaining and conducted at a leisurely pace and with total flexibility. The guide, Marie Turner, had a most congenial personality and nothing was too hard for her to make the experience a special one for her guests especially as regards any special requests. In summary, a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable tour was had by all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Chris I'm glad you, your wife and friends had a wonderful time. It was a pleasure to meet all of you. Your special requests were my pleasure. Thank you for your nice review. Marie
Linda S.United States
We had a fabulous day circumnavigating Oahu with Marie, starting at 5am with a sunrise photography lesson, followed by some great muffins and coffee at a local spot. We saw a temple, many beaches, pineapple fields, birds, and more. Marie was great to talk with about life and culture on Oahu and she told us lots of interesting history about the state of Hawaii.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Linda I enjoyed our day traveling around the island. We had an early start but it was worth it. I’m delighted you captured great photos of Oahu’s beauty. See you again next time. Mahalo Marie
Linda S.United States
Marie was prompt and we got to see everything we asked to see and more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Linda, It was a pleasure to meet you and spend the two days together. Enjoy the rest of your Hawaiian vacation. Mahalo Marie
Une excellente journée passée avec Marie. Avant le voyage, elle était à notre écoute. Le jour J, elle s'est adaptée aux changements de dernière minute et a su faire plaisir aux petits comme aux grands !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Stephanie, Merci beaucoup mon ami. I loved meeting you and your wonderful family. Your young sons were so much fun and I'm glad they enjoyed hand feeding the birds at the temple. Warmest Aloha, Marie
Robert JollyAustin, TX, United States
Marie went above and beyond on our second day taking us to out of the way places to see many things we requested. We feel like we have seen more of Oahu than many visitors have seen. We ate at local places and learned about Hawaiian food. All of this in a very friendly and easygoing environment. We highly recommend Marie.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Robert, Mahalo for doing 2 tours with me and writing 2 reviews ! You're the best. Marie
Robert JollyAustin, TX, United States
Excellent tour tailored to our requests. Marie is an excellent guide with in depth knowledge of many different topics. We felt like we were touring with our best friend. Also learned several neat tricks for taking photos with our iPhone. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Robert, I so enjoyed meeting you and Leola. What a great time we had touring the island together...as friends. You might see me some time in Texas. marie
Jean RoanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Sherri ( Joan ) I'm wondering how I could have given you a 5 star experience? You didn't leave any notes or comments as to what was not to your liking or how I could improve. This is the first 3 star rating I've ever recieved in all my years of guiding tours so I'm a bit surprised. Thank you for your feedback. Mahalo Marie
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
Larry McKelveyUnited States
Marie was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and lots of fun. She had a great tour planned but flexible to meet our needs and interests. Would definitely recommend her to everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Larry, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely wife. I had a great time with you both. The Food and Sightseeing tour is one of my favorites that I like to share with our island guests. I was delighted to show you some places you had not been before as you are a regular visitor to Hawaii. See you next time. Mahalo marie
Great tour of such an amazing place. Marie was out tour guide, she was polite and had an answer for every question. Will 100% recommend both tours by locals and Marie to friends. Thank you for an amazing day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Mathew, Thank you for your review. Yes... O'ahu is an amazing place and I'm delighted you enjoyed your tour. Mahalo marie
Mark GonzalezUnited States
Liz FrayerUnited States
Marie was fantastic! She checked in with us and everything went better than expected. We had children with us so we did the Pearl Harbor and city tour. I can't wait to go back to O'ahu and do the full photo tour. We got a sneak preview with a couple of iphone camera tips and we've been using them ever since!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Liz, I'm delighted you and your children enjoyed the Pearl Harbor Tour. Haha.. Keep shooting. See you next time. I would love to show you the most scenic locations on the island. Mahalo marie
Barry RubinUnited States
We did the Circle Island Tour with Marie and loved it. Marie is an excellent travel guide and terrific at explaining the Island sites and Hawaiian culture. She is informative, friendly, and respectful of our needs and desires. Marie is incredibly knowledgeable about Hawaiian history and shares that with her clients in an entertaining and educational manner. She helped us get the best possible photos of the sites we visited and was the best guide we have had in all of our travels. Our tour was terrific.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Barry, I loved meeting you and your delightful family. I enjoyed our day together seeing and photographing the most scenic locations on our island. See you next time. Mahalo Marie
Pamela TopperUnited States
Loved our tour with Marie. While this is advertised as a "food tour", we had read the description and realized it was actually a tour of the Island with some food stops included. Marie is very knowledgeable about her home and loves Oahu, which is evident. While we had enjoyed our stay, after our day with Marie, we cannot wait to return to see more of the Island. We were able to visit some areas were would not have known about. Highly recommend spending time with Marie, both this tour or anyone she does.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Pam, I so enjoyed spending the day with you eating and sightseeing around the island. See you again next time. marie
Susan WillnerCarpinteria, CA, United States
Our two tours with Marie in Oahu were terrific! Marie is knowledgeable, experienced, delightful, and personable. She is a wealth of information, presenting it all with clarity and passion. She is a perfect combination of historian, sociologist, environmentalist and lover of all living things. She was always aware of our comfort and is an excellent driver. Don't miss a tour with Marie!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Susan, What a fun two days with you too! I enjoyed our conversations and was inspired by you. Oh...thank you for the comment about my excellent driving...haha...could you please tell my husband? :-) Marie