Estelle (June) KarlinUnited States
I was very fortunate to have Yolanda as my guide this past week. Her love for Hawaii shows in her enthusiasm, and nothing that I wanted to do was too much for her. In 2 and a half days I feel that she passed the love of the land to me, and that she showed me all she could, given the time limits. Her pleasant demeanor and excellent driving skills just added to the enjoyment. I will definitely pass my very positive comments on to my travel agent here on the mainland. You are very fortunate to have Yolanda.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear June, I feel equally fortunate to have had you as my customer; you are an amazing lady. I'm very blessed to have shared these days with you. Thank you so much for your kind words. With warm aloha, Yolanda S.
Gabriel NabielskyAventura, FL, United States
Easy going. Friendly and knowledgeable. Flexible so we change plans on the go. All the group was very happy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Gabriel , It was my pleasure to take you and your party around this beautiful island . Hope to see you again . Thank you, máhalo, gracias , Con caluroso aloha, Yolanda S
Eileen EadsRaleigh, NC, United States
Yolanda was a fabulous guide for our day in O'ahu! She met us exactly as expected and the day proceeded smoothly from there. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. She provided detailed explanations of all we saw and answered our questions. A very special bonus was she took us to the house I lived in as a child...it was a very moving moment for me for a lot of reasons. I highly recommend Yolanda. I will certainly book with her next time we go to O'ahu!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Eileen, I am so glad you enjoyed the tour, specially going back to the house you use to live. Than you so much for your wonderful comments. Hope to see you again . You are Ohana, ( You are family ). With warm aloha Yolanda S
Sandy KahnUnited States
Yolanda was lovely and warm but not a film buff. We were disappointed because we thought that the tour would include information about film sites not just at Kualoa Ranch, but elsewhere (like the Bayer estate). Because the guide just drops you at Kualoa Ranch for its tour (for which you pay separately - not cheap, but a great tour) it seemed in retrospect to not be the most cost effective tour - this extra cost wasn't a surprise to us, but we should have gone to Kualoa on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Sandy, I’m sorry that the tour was not what you expected. The places I offered to take you on this tour were those mentioned in the official description of the tour you booked. I also offered to take you to Waimea Falls, where the movie Jumanji was filmed, but you declined. The Bayer estate film site you reference is not included in the tour description, and would have been logistically infeasible to visit because it is on the other side of the island. Thank you for your feedback. Yolanda
Yolanda was a fantastic host; friendly and informative. My wife and I had a great day exploring the sights of Oahu without driving responsibility. Thanks Yolanda.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Philip, It was my pleasure, to show you this beautiful island, with warm aloha. Thank you Yolanda S
Laura BerryUnited States
Yolanda ensured we maximized our day in Honolulu. We needed to make some choices on what we wanted to do and once we did, she ensured we did them all. Her knowledge of the historical sites we visited as well as the island enhanced our experience and I know we were able to visit and see more than if we tried to do this without a guide. Rapport with Yolanda was easy and comfortable and we truly enjoyed spending our day with Yolanda as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Laura, Thank you so much, it was my pleasure to spent the day with you and your family, showing you this beautiful paradise . With warm aloha, Yolanda S
We did a full day private tour with Yolanda to the North Shore. It was a big day but a terrific way to see more than Waikiki. Yolanda was knowledgeable and delightful company. Highly recommended. The turtles basking on the beach were a highlight for us. We rate the tour 5 out of 5. Maxine T.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Maxime, It was a pleasure to be your guide. With warm aloha, Yolanda S.
Joseph L F.United States
Our tour by Yolanda was above expected. She tailored the tour to our desires and provided a nice, comfortable day of exploring and seeing the sights of the Honolulu area. She went out of her way to get us early tickets to visit the Arizona Memorial. She is very knowledgeable of Hawai'ian history and knows the best ice cream place on the island. A big plus. This was our first time using ToursByLocals and we are very pleased. This is a great way to tour at your own pace, see only what you are interested in.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Joseph, Thank so much for your review. I really enjoyed meeting all of you and showing our beautiful island. Hope to see you again, With warm Aloha, Yolanda S
Amy ZieglerUnited States
Yolanda gave us a wonderful tour of Oahu. She was very informative and made our tour interesting. We would highly recommend her as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Amy, Thank you so much. With warm aloha, Yolanda S.
Karen ProeselUnited States
Yolanda was a wonderful tour guide. She was prompt, friendly, and fun! Her knowledge of the island was great. She went above and beyond to make things work for us. We never would have seen all this without her! Yolanda made Oahu unforgettable for us.....Mahalo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Karen, I am so happy that you and your beautiful family were able to enjoy this beautiful paradise. With warm Aloha, Yolanda S
Monica ParkerUnited States
Best tour we've ever experienced! She was very knowledgeable and fun! She also accommodated my young kiddo who was with us. We saw everything we wanted to see and do, plus a few bonus things. She also shared interesting facts about the island, the history, and had other great ideas for things we might be interested in. At the end of the tour, it felt like saying goodbye to a friend or family member. Looking forward to another tour with her, on our next visit!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Monica, it was my pleasure to have you and your beautiful girl with me that day. I also feel the same here; I have two new friends. Hope to see you again soon. Yolanda
Karolyn SchaferUnited States
Yolanda did a great job of including our interests in our tour. We had 10 hours to see the island. We saw so many wonderful places and enjoyed a wonderful hike. There were 4 of us and we all felt extremely pleased with our tour. Thank you, Yolanda. It was so nice getting to know you! Karolyn
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Karolyn, it was a pleasure for me to meet and tour you and your family around our beautiful island. Yolanda
Michael BrennanUnited States
Fantastic tour. We hired a friend for the day. Yolanda is a complete pro. Extremely punctual, total mastery of Pearl Harbor, off the naval base lunch, and Iolani Palace. Absolutely recommend Tours by Locals, especially if Yolanda is your guide. The Brennan Family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your kind review. Once again, it was a pleasure being your tour guide and spending time with your beautiful family. I wish you all the best in 2018! Aloha, Yolanda