Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Hilo-Hawaii by Tour Guide Jodi K. (Guide #22786)


Su Pang

United States
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Tour: #354447, From Hilo Side: Waterfalls & Volcano with Options for other Must See Stops, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 9/18

Our guide Jodi was excellent. She was well informed and accommodated all our needs. Our party of 10 spent 6+hrs with Jodi. The transportation was very comfortable, our site to site tour was well organized by Jodi, the visits were done without rushing through. Jodi was very efficient with our time. If we ever go back to Hilo, we would definitely contact Jodi again.

Raoul de Rohan

United States
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Tour: #431993, From Waikoloa/Kohala: Private Customizable Best of Kona with Other Stops, Waikoloa, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 16/18

My rating is a 5+. I have done a number of tours but none come close to Jodi. She is very knowledgeable. She covered the tour agenda and much more. Her easy going temperament made the trip and time with her made the tour be more like a family trip. Needless to say I highly reccomend this tour and any one given by Jodi.. z

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Raoul it was definitely MY pleasure to show you all around the Big Island! Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I look forward to seeing you all again someday, thank you again for the kind words, and as we say in Hawaii, Mahalo and a hui hou ('thank you' and 'until we meet again' because you don't say 'good-bye' to friends).

Terry Creswell

United States
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Tour: #321321, From Kona: Half-day tour to Kona Coast, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 21/18

Jodi had given our group of 10 an all day tour in Hilo and agreed to meet us the following day in Kona for a 2nd tour. The tour was great. Jodi is very personable, knowledgeable, and flexible. She made our trip to the big island very enjoyable and we'd definitely recommend her tours to anyone who's planning a visit. Mahalo and Hui hou.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to give two reviews! It was definitely my pleasure both days and I am glad the weather cooperated both days. And a hui hou back to you all! Mahalo!

Terry Creswell

United States
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Tour: #354447, From Hilo Side: Waterfalls with Options for other Must See Stops, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18

Jodi was a great guide for our group of 10.... she's personable, knowledgeable and accommodated our every request! The Volcano National Park was closed but the places we visited with her were equally as breathtaking! Awesome tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Terry! Such kind words! It was my pleasure to show you all around the Big Island!

Karl Vorhauser

Australia
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Tour: #464369, The No-Volcano Tour: An Adventure of North East Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 13/18

Jodi is a fantastic tour guide - very organised and will go out of her way to ensure you have a fantastic tour. She is also very knowledgeable and we always felt safe in her vehicle. Highly recommend her!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karl! You all were so much fun! A lot of really cute photos as well! Mahalo and a hui hou!

Deame Hua

United States
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Tour: #363462, Best Kona Experience from Culture to Coffee and Turtles - 11 Passenger Mercedes van, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 15/18

Very knowledgeable and thoughtful. Answered all questions thoroughly.

Carole N.

United States
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Tour: #363462, Best Kona Experience from Culture to Coffee and Turtles - 11 Passenger Mercedes van, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 25/18

see rating rating from Hilo Tour Absolutely Super

Carole N.

United States
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Tour: #363463, From Hilo Side: Tour with Waterfalls and Scenic Drive Private Tour - Mercedes 11 Passenger Van, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 24/18

Jodi was a terrific guide knowledgeable, organized and very responsive to our needs. She was also a lot of fun to be with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Carole! Thank you so much for the kind words! It was my pleasure to show you all around the Big Island. You all have quite a few great photos, a nice memory of your couple days. I hope to see you all again someday! Mahalo and a hui hou (thank you and until we meet again)!

Shirley Sachs

United States
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Tour: #354447, From Hilo Side: Volcano Tour and Waterfalls with Options for other Must See Stops, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

We had a great time with Jodi. We had to make new plans since Volcano National Park was closed, but we enjoyed all the sights that she took us to. Her husband, also a tour guide, met us at Akaka Falls with fresh cut pineapple. What a treat. The van was perfect. Very clean and roomy for our group of 7. Much better than the large tour buses. I will recommend Jodi and tours by locals to anyone looking for a tour group. I plan to check them out on my next trip as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shirley for taking the time to submit a rating! I'm glad you all had as much fun as I did showing you around! Mahalo and a hui hou (Thank you and until we meet again)!

Terry Tracy

United States
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Tour: #354447, From Hilo Side: Volcano Tour and Waterfalls with Options for other Must See Stops, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

In spite of the fact that Volcanos Natl Park was closed when we just visited (and apparently may continue closed for a couple more years), we had a really great day with Jodi and saw/did plenty of other things that made our day trip over from Oahu well worthwhile. Weather turned out great and Jodi was very pleasant/easy going and willing to adjust the day as we wished. Both the adults and kids in our little group thoroughly enjoyed her and the entire day. Mahalo to all!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Terry! So happy I was able to show you my new No Volcano Tour! Thank you so much and I wish you continuous fun adventures in the future! Mahalo and a hui hou (Thank you and until we meet again)!

Shirley Pearson

United States
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Tour: #321322, The Complete Kona Coast Experience with coffee, turtles and possible snorkeling, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

Jodi provided us an excellent tour, an interesting history lesson combined with her experiences of life on the island, all told with a wonderful sense of humor. It was great to see fantastic out of the way places we would never find ourselves. Her knowledge of local sea life and plants was very helpful to understand what we saw. We enjoyed her tour immensely and thank her for making our time in Kona so special.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am so happy I was able to show you around Kona! Safe travels! In Hawaii we never say Good bye, we say "until we meet again", A hui hou!

Deborah Ralph

United Kingdom
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Tour: #321322, The Complete Kona Coast Experience, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 5/18

Excellent tour. Jodi customised it beautifully so that I did not have to walk too far. The highlight was the excellent coffee and the turtles we saw on the beach

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deborah!

David Mier

United States
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Tour: #354447, From Hilo Volcano Tour and Waterfalls with Options for other Must See Stops, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 4/18

WOW, did we hit the jackpot!! This was our second day with Jodi and what a day it was! Jodi took us to the Volcano National Park first thing and we were in for a once in a lifetime treat. The active volcano was putting on a show and we rocked and rolled to numerous earthquakes and one that was a 6.9. We had just left for our next stop when the 'show' got better and we turned around and went back! In spite of the extra time at the park, we saw everything we planned. Awesome guide. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow you guys! What a ride! I will remember that earthquake for a long time, the biggest since 1975. Thank you for the generous and kind words, really kind. By the way, they shut the Park and the Volcano House shortly after we left due to earthquake damage and to better assess the situation. We will have to wait several months to see what the fate will be for those around the lava. Your photos are loading as we speak. Again much appreciate you! A hui hou!

David Mier

United States
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Tour: #363462, Best Kona Experience from Culture to Coffee and Turtles - 11 Passenger Mercedes van, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 3/18

Excellent tour guide!! We saw even more than listed and Jodi was flexible and accommodating in scheduling an impromptu stop at the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory. She managed a large group with finesse and diplomacy. Jodi is very knowledgeable and it was quite apparent that she loves researching and providing accurate historical information. Highly recommend!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We definitely had a smoother day this day! You guys were all amazing customers that make the job be worth while! What a smooth and fun day! Thank you for letting me show you some of the hidden spots in Kona.

Bukk Carleton

United States
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Tour: #326100, Kona Coast: Adventure to Volcanoes National Park, Sea Cliffs & Waterfalls, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 2/18

Just wanted to let you know we were 100% satisfied with Big Island Tours. Rob gave us one tour and Jodi gave us another and we felt both were excellent. In the case of Jodi, the car did break down as to air conditioning, but she resolved the problem in a professional manner. As to Rob, particularly liked his presentation at the painted church wherein one could have just gone in, looked around and said "nice" but by the time he was done talking, it left an impression for me that will last a lifetime.

James Katsikas

United States
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Tour: #354447, From Hilo Volcano Tour and Waterfalls with Options for other Must See Stops, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

Jodi was knowledgeable, energetic, personable and flexible of our wishes. Great guide. Great tour. Jim K

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jim! I am super glad you got to see some lava splatter! Mahalo and a hui hou!

Gordon Naylor

Canada
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Tour: #354447, From Hilo Volcano Tour and Waterfalls with Options for other Must See Stops, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 28/18

Jodi was a perfectly fine and accommodating tour guide. Unfortunately, there is not much to see on this island since the authorities now prevent people from walking to the edge of the volcano. The other stuff on the tour, like a local popular waterfall, were pretty disappointing. Jodi was able to recommend a very good fish restaurant that we would otherwise not have found.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Gordon, I am shocked you feel this way! So sorry this was not as exciting as some of your exotic trips. The Park stopped people from walking on the bottom of the crater about 10 years ago because a bunch of people almost died, there was also a massive explosion up there yesterday. Most people love learning how the islands formed and history, it is one of the most visited National Parks. I know you all told me multiple times you had a lot of strong personalities together and that was a challenge.

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 have discussed this particular tour experience with our guide, Jodi, and we appreciate that Jodi did not include sites in the itinerary which are restricted, or unsafe. We would always expect our guides to put the safety and well being of our customers first, and we have full confidence in Jodi's ability to deliver 5-Star tours experiences.

Margaret Babb

United States
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Tour: #363463, From Hilo Side: Volcano Tour with Waterfalls and Scenic Drive Private Tour - Mercedes 11 Passenger Van, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

Karen Whitt

United States
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Tour: Volcano Tour + Sea Cliffs & Waterfalls Private Tour from Kona/Kohala coast 11 passengers, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Date: Mar 19/18

Jodi was knowledgeable, organized and flexible. She even drove us to Target before starting the tour as we forgot our car seat at the airport this morning. Her tour was informative and allowed us to see many parts of the Big Island in a day. We highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Karen! That was fast! You just left the Big Island back to Maui. I am SO GLAD you got to see lava! Your photos are loading now, I will send the link soon. Mahalo and a hui hou!

Rami Younes

Canada
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Tour: #363463, From Hilo Volcano Tour with Waterfalls and Scenic Drive Private Tour - Mercedes 11 Passenger Van, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 13/18

Jodi was by far, the best guide we have ever had! She was extremely welcoming, shared many interesting stories about the island and the people; accommodated our individual requests, took us to enjoy the local foods and made suggestions for what to see next day in Kona! Even came prepared with cold water, snacks and raincoats. In spite of the rainy weather which she had no control over, she made the day most enjoyable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Rami for taking the time to review me and you just left Kona TONIGHT! Amazing! I went through Kona today with my customers that flew in from another island for the day and thought of you and your family. I was SO happy I was able to give you weather information and it was 100% accurate. I'm glad you all had a great time. Mahalo and a hui hou!

Stephen Wisking

Canada
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Tour: #363462, Best Kona Experience from Culture to Coffee and Turtles - 11 Passenger Mercedes van, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 2/18

Simply put Jodi provides and outstanding tour. She is knowledgeable, informative, entertaining and always professional. I am not sure you would be able to find a better guide. I strongly recommend her and would happily sign up with Jodi again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Stephen! It was definitely my pleasure! I'm glad the sunshine came out for you on this trip! Thank you so much again for taking the time to write a couple reviews. Mahalo and a hui hou!

Alan Robertson

United States
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Tour: #321322, The Complete Kona Coast Experience with coffee, turtles and possible snorkeling, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 28/18

Jodi is an excellent tour guide/driver. She was very accommodating and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful day touring Kona. I would highly recommend Jodi!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words Alan! Hope the rest of your trip was awesome and you make it back to the Big Island someday. Mahalo and a hui hou!

Stephen Wisking

Canada
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Tour: #354447, From Hilo Volcano Tour and Waterfalls with Options for other Must See Stops, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 25/18

Jodi provided us with an exceptional tour. She met us on time and has great knowledge of the area. She was both informative and entertaining. She is very professional and went out of her way make sure we saw the things that were important to us. While the weather was not great Jodi more than made up for any lack of sunshine! I would be first in line to sign up for any tours she was leading. Thanks Jodi!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephen! What kind words! It was definitely my pleasure! Hopefully you all have an amazing summer!

Thomas Ellis

United States
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Tour: Sea cliffs, Waterfalls, Rainforest, Lava flows & Kalapana - 11 Passenger Mercedes Van Private Tour, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: Jan 26/18

Good driver. Excellent speaker. Enjoyed places she took us to. The local farmers market was especially interesting. And she took us to see turtles!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thomas! Glad you saw some sites and the turtles cooperated with us! We try to tell them to be places at certain times and hope they cooperate, LOL, just kidding! They are island celebrities!

Dianna D.

Australia
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Tour: #326100, Kona Coast: Adventure to Volcanoes National Park, Sea Cliffs & Waterfalls, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 24/18

Jodi was amazing, she customised our tour to take into account our interests. She was prompt, a safe driver and extremely knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble. Our tour was fabulous- highly recommend!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow Dianna! Thank you so much! It was my pleasure showing you around the island. Let me know if you need any help planning your other fun days! Mahalo and a hui hou!

Arthur Bablis

Australia
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Tour: #322818, Private Circle Big Island Tour, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 18/18

Thank you Jodi for an extremely well prepared tour (crib notes and all). You are very well informed and imparted your knowledge well to the entire family. We would like to thank you for fitting in such a lot during our tour and we are very appreciative of the extra mile you went for us at the end of the tour. Your vehicle was comfortable to travel in and the snacks and water you provided were a nice touch too. We will highly recommend you to all our friends and family. Michelle, Arthur & Family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Michelle and Arthur! So glad you had a great time, it was a busy day for sure! Lol! Hope you all have a great time on your vacation and enjoy Oahu as well! Mahalo and a hui hou!!

Diana Moore

United States
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Tour: Kona Coast Coffee & Turtles Tour - 11 Passenger Mercedes van, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Date: Dec 20/17

Jodi was Great! She is quick with communication and was very flexible with our itinerary! She had plenty of snacks and water for us and had some informative videos for us to watch while driving!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Diane! It was definitely my pleasure! A hui hou! Mahalo!

Diana Moore

United States
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Tour: #354447, From Hilo Volcano Tour and Waterfalls with Options for other Must See Stops, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 19/17

Jodi was Great! She is quick with communication and was very flexible with our itinerary! She had plenty of snacks and water for us and had some informative videos for us to watch while driving!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Diane! It was definitely my pleasure to show you around the island! Happy New Year!

Richard Yeargin

United States
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Tour: #322818, Private Circle Big Island Tour, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 4/17

Jodi knew so much about the island's history and volcanoes - she answered every question we threw at her! But more than that she incorporated last minute ideas we had ( coffee plantation) and introduced us to amazing masalas ( soooooo good)! She was constantly checking on our comfort with cold water, snacks and short stops. Her love of the island and enthusiasm is contagious so that our circle of the island tour (all day) passed too quickly! We'll recommend Jodi to all of our friends!! Aloha!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Richard and Barbara! Was truly MY pleasure! Glad we made it back for you to see the sunset! A hui hou!

Joan Barrett

United States
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Tour: #354447, From Hilo Volcano Tour and Waterfalls with Options for other Must See Stops, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

Wonderful tour with Jodi in Hilo. Visited Volcanoes National Park & Jagger Museum which was so interesting. We saw the active volcano crater from 1 mile away but seemed so much closer. We also visited Rainbow Falls & could actually see a small rainbow that day. We had no rain all day which Jodi said was unusual. Lava tube was really cool! Jodi thought of everything bringing water and snacks. Mercedes van was super clean. Black sand beach was really fun to see too. I could go on but Just not enough room.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Joan! Yes it was perfect weather! You all were so adorable! I hope the rest of your vacation was amazing!

John Sultana

Australia
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Tour: #354447, From Hilo Volcano Tour and Waterfalls with Options for other Must See Stops, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

Thanks Jodi for a fantastic day, very knowledgeable & always accommodating, highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John for the kind words! So glad we found your daughter a few turtles to top off the day! Have a wonderful vacation. Your photos are loading now, I will send you the link soon. A hui hou!

Elizabeth Flores

United States
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Tour: #363463, From Hilo Volcano Tour with Waterfalls and Scenic Drive Private Tour - Mercedes 11 Passenger Van, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

This was our 2nd tour with Jodi and it was just as good as the first! Hilo was a nice change from Kona - much cooler! Jodi arranged our itinerary to miss the big bus groups as much as possible. She had great info on the Volcanoes and gave us time to explore. Our lunch at the Volcano House with view of the crater was great! Loved exploring the Hilo side - Orchids, Rainbow falls and the coast. Again she kept us cool with ice water and snacks. Thanks again Jodi for a great trip!

Elizabeth Flores

United States
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Tour: #363462, Best Kona Experience from Culture to Coffee - 11 Passenger Mercedes van, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 28/17

Jodi was our guide for 2 tours on the Big Island. She was fantastic! Prompt, friendly, full of information and flexible with our party of 8 including my parents who moved a little slower. She always kept us informed on what was coming and helpful tidbits on what to expect. The ice cold water and snacks were most welcomed. As were the umbrellas too keep out the sun.

Cheryle O'Campo

VIRGINIA, United States
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Tour: Kona Coast: Twilight Adventure to Volcanoes National Park and Waterfalls - 11 Passenger Mercedes van, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Date: Sep 24/17

Jodi was an amazing guide and a perfect fit four our group. She is very sweet, friendly, knowledgeable and funny. She kept everything very interesting and we were never board or felt like time was dragging. We spent 11 hrs with Jodi and she was simply a joy and definitely one of the bunch by the end of the tour. I would do this tour with her all over again and will definitely reach out to her when in Kona again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awwwww thank you Cheryle! You all were so fun! What an adventurous group you are! Wow! Diving all over the world! Hope you all keep having amazing adventures!

Denis Beauchemin

Sherbrooke, QUEBEC, Canada
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Tour: #321322, The Complete Kona Coast Experience, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 19/17

Jodi is a great guide! She listens to our needs and adapts so we get the best tour! She met us at the cruise terminal and brought us to see interesting places. In Kona, our ship was not docked, so we were late getting on land, but she was there waiting for us with a smile. I'm not sure if it was because the west coast is less interesting than the east coast (including volcanoes national park), but this tour was a little bit less interesting than the one we took in Hilo (also with Jodi). Jodi is great!

Denis Beauchemin

Sherbrooke, QUEBEC, Canada
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Tour: #354447, From Hilo Volcano Tour, Sea Cliffs and Waterfalls, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 18/17

Jodi is a great guide! She listens to our needs and adapts so we get the best tour! She met us at the cruise terminal and brought us to see very interesting places. She also described the history of the islands and how the volcanoes still affect them. She brought us to a great place to eat poke. It was delicious! And she brought us to a beach where we saw turtles taking a snooze! All with a smile! Thanks Jodi!

William Regan

United States
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Tour: Adventure to Volcanoes National Park, Sea Cliffs & Waterfalls, Volcano, Hawaii, United States
Date: Sep 13/17

Our party of 3, on vacation from Pennsylvania, went on this tour 9/13/17 out of Waikoloa. The tour itself was extensive, well planned, and top notch in every way that counts. The Honda van was roomy & comfortable. Our tour guide "Jodi" was absolutely the best! She is extremely knowledgeable about the Big Island. But even more noteworthy is her affable personality. By the end of the tour we all felt that we had made a new friend. William Regan

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow thank you Bill! That is so nice! I hope you all liked the white pineapple!

Mark Hargreaves

New Zealand
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Tour: #354447, From Hilo Volcano Tour, Sea Cliffs and Waterfalls, Hilo, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 5/17

A totally unique experience thanks Jodi. We four Kiwis totally enjoyed your friendship, the places we visited, the fascinating information you provided. We'll return home with very fond memories (and heaps of pics). XXX from the A,s and the H,s

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow thank you Mark!! Had a blast with you four! Was totally my pleasure! So happy you got to see lava as well! Mahalo! A hui hou!!

Michele Siegal

United States
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Tour: Volcanoes National Park & Swim in Volcanic Hot Ponds, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Date: Aug 28/17

Our tour with Jodi was a great way to wrap up our visit to Hawaii. Her van was well equipped with towels, snacks, and drinks. She took us to the hot ponds which we certainly wouldn't have seen without a local guide. Jodi provided a lot of insights about the island and all along she was snapping great photos of our family. She went above and beyond. A wonderful day with a terrific guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Michele! You all were such an absolute pleasure! I wish you the very best! A hui hou!

Rika Ogura

Tokyo, 1660014, Japan
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Tour: #321321, Half-day tour to Kona Coast, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 14/17

Jodi gave us a wonderful day in Kona. She's a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Since we aren't good at English, she kindly explained everything with easy and simple English so that we could understand the history or story of the sights well. We really appreciate her kindness and patience. Now we hope that we will come back here and take her another tour in the near future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Rika, I thank you so much for the kind words. It was such a pleasure to show you the island! Please keep in touch and I would love to see you next time you come to the Big Island.

Timothy McCarry

United States
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Tour: #321322, The Complete Kona Coast Experience, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 9/17

Jodi was great. We did exactly what she said we would do. She was on time for pickup and was very nice the whole day. Each member of my family said they enjoyed having her as a guide for our first visit to Kona. The tour stops were interesting and Jodi even made some schedule adjustments so we would stop for snorkeling at her favorite beach.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Tim! It was definitely MY pleasure to show you some of the Big Island. You all are such an amazing family! Thank you so much for the kind words and the nice review, I will send you details on getting your photos. Mahalo and hopefully see you again on this island!

Marge Feldman

United States
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Tour: Volcano Tour + Sea Cliffs & Waterfalls Private Tour from Kona/Kohala coast 11 passengers, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Date: Jul 18/17

Jodi accommodated to changing weather conditions and switched the schedule of location stops. The results were better for us and we were able to see everything. Having our own van and timing allowed us to make a needed shopping stop, and lunch along the way. We were especially appreciative of the bottled water, snacks and emergency rain ponchos and umbrellas that she supplied. The pictures she took of us along the way were great. She e-mailed them to us before we got back home.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Marge, I am so happy you were able to see everything you wanted! You and your family were a delight! I agree with the hard to hear in the back of the van, being it was a rented van to accommodate your large group it can be difficult. I am glad we had the larger van though so we could accommodate your scooter and still have enough seats for everyone. Rob and I should have our second Mercedes van within the next month so that should solve these concerns. Mahalo! Thank you for your review! Jodi

Lori Torres

CA, United States
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Tour: #326100, Kona Coast: Adventure to Volcanoes National Park, Sea Cliffs & Waterfalls, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 13/17

Bonnie Patterson

United States
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Tour: #321322, The Complete Kona Coast Experience, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 5/17

Jodi knew her history of the island very well. She was a pleasure to have as or tour guide. She's prepared too. She had drinks, snacks, and even a booster seat for our child. Thank you Jodi for a gray experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Bonnie! It was a thrill to show you all the island. I will look you all up if we head to your wine country area! Mahalo!

Maija Kuusela

Finland
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Tour: #321321, Half-day tour to Kona Coast, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 7/17

Thank you Jodi for a super fun and educational day In Kailua Kona! We travelled w/ 2 preschoolers, and the whole family enjoyed the tour! We only booked the tour the day before, and Jodi was quick to set everything up, and flexible w/ starting time and itinerary, and she even brought along snacks and water for everyone. We heard about local history and landmarks, toured a coffee farm, saw a beautiful small wooden church on the upper slopes and finished the day by the sea and w/ turtles.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Maija! Such kind words! You guys were amazing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip! Hope to see you again!