Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Honolulu Oahu Hawaii by Tour Guide Roland T. (Guide #7406)


Kathy Dawson

Winnipeg, MANITOBA, Canada
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 30/18

Roland was a fantastic guide and we had a terrific day "freestyling" with him. He is personable, extremely knowledgeable, patient, kind and funny! Highly recommend! Mahalo, Roland, for a lovely and memorable day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeezly crow, what a fun day!!! Thanks very much, Roland

Elizabeth Zelinka

United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

Roland picked us up at our Hotel promptly, and we started our North shore adventure. He noted the Historic buildings along the way and provided an interesting view into the past. Stop's along the way - Waimea Bay & Falls, Coffee Farm, Beaches with Green Sea Turtles were intermixed with fresh local fruits, and Fantastic Cheese Cake. The time flys as you take in the Coastal Drive. A Stop at the Original Giovanni's Shrimp Truck for a quick lunch was fantastic. Prompt, entertaining, and knowledgeable.

Pamela Doyle

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

Roland was a wonderful guide and took great care of our family. He listened to our requests and adapted our tour to for fill them. He was very knowledgable about both the history and culture of the island as well as providing surfing information for the north shore. He took us to "local" food establishments rather than the tourist ones. I highly recommend using Roland for any tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Pam, Thank you very much for your kind review of your time with me. You and your ohana were a pleasure to meet and to share the island with. Do come back - there's so much more to share! Mahalo, Roland

Dan Greig

Australia
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

Roland was fantastic. We were still tweaking our freestyle tour itinerary the day before our tour and nothing was too much trouble. It was great to have a local provide commentary and avoid some of the tourist traps of the big-bus tours. If you are visiting Oahu make sure you book Roland for your tour. Thanks Roland!

Keith Nix

United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

Roland was a fantastic host. Very knowledgeable of the island and it's history, extremely friendly and accommodating, and was flexible even as we changed our minds about some items on the tour, during the tour. He definitely gave us a local flavor and took us off of the tourist beaten path, which was exactly what we were looking for. Not to mention the Hawaiian Shaved Ice. Fantastic. If you book a locals tour on Oahu, ask for Roland.

Barbara Stein

United States
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Tour: #64776, Untold Secrets of a Country Overthrown, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 20/18

We had a great morning. We loved the coffee farm and all of the information Roland shared. Roland is a great tour guide and we really enjoyed stopping for local food and fruit as we drove through the countryside. The morning flew by. Thank you

Kevin Cooper

United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 19/18

This tour was AMAZING! Roland was everything you might want in a tour guide. He was friendly, engaging, knowledgeable, and most of all fun. This was our first time using ToursbyLocals, but it won't be the last. Honestly, it felt like we arrived in Honolulu and were taken on a tour by a family member who knew all the secret spots. Needless to say, it was everything we had hoped for and the tour will certainly be a highlight of our trip. Trust me...after doing this tour, you will simply say MAHALO!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kevin, Thank you very much for your glowing comments. I'm so glad that you and your family enjoyed your tour; it was a wonderful day that I'll look back upon fondly. Mahalo!

Russell McIntosh

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 18/18

This tour is a great way to get to the Pearl Harbor Visitor's Center. Unfortunately, the Arizona Memorial has been closed for structural concerns, so a boat ride around the site is given. Roland informed us in advance of this. Other stops on our itinerary included seeing the National Cemetery at Punchbowl, visiting a coffee farm, driving up to the North Shore area, enjoying a wonderful lunch at Nico's on Pier 38, and having the best shave ice. Roland, a native Hawaiian, is a first class tour guide.

Russell McIntosh

United States
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Tour: #64776, Untold Secrets of a Country Overthrown, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Roland, a native Hawaiian, is a first class, private tour guide. We wanted to hear his perspective on the history of Oahu/Hawaii. Prior to our tour, we were in contact via emails and phone. The day of our tour we were picked up at the appointed time and given a printed itinerary. We saw sights in Honolulu, the Pali Lookout, toured the Iolani Palace, and had the best shave ice! It was very enjoyable and informative having Roland share his knowledge of and passion for his homeland with us. Mahalo, Roland!

Leslie Harrington

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 16/18

Roland was very friendly and informative. Made our tour very interesting.

Douglas L.

United States
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Tour: #64776, Untold Secrets of a Country Overthrown, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 14/18

Our second tour with Roland, again knowledgeable and helpful.

Mary B.

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 10/18

Spent 2 days with Roland and a great time was had by all. Roland was extremely knowledgeable of the island and was able to give us a lot of background history for places we visited. He came up with schedules for both days including places we picked and he filled in the rest of time. He suggested great places for lunch and a stop for shaved ice, which was the absolute best. Don't hesitate to schedule your tour with Roland.

Jeffrey Dunn

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 6/18

Excellent tour! Roland was very knowledgeable and professional.

Robert Jackson

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 1/18

Very knowledgeable and flexible! Enjoy our day with Roland.

Catherine Lewis

United Kingdom
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Great day with Roland, very knowledgeable and friendly. Really enjoyed the day and the shaved ice!

Esther Makower

United States
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Tour: #64776, Untold Secrets of a Country Overthrown, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 16/18

Roland is extremely knowledgeable about Hawaiian history and it's implications to the present. His presentation was dynamic and clear. He brought the facts to life. He was extremely accommodating and genuinely concerned for our comfort and satisfaction. Taking this tour with Roland was a rewarding educational and enjoyable experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review of our day together. I'm humbled by your kind remarks, and appreciate the opportunity to share this aspect of Hawaii with you. Mahalo, Roland

Steven Koenig

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

Car was not clean and had a bad smell. Very disappointing tour of the city, guide was not into it and did not have a good demeanor.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am deeply surprised and disappointed to read your remarks after taking unique efforts to educate your travel planner about errors made to your booking that would have otherwise resulted in no tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial for you and your party, and your telling me "we are happy with you, but very disappointed in our travel planner." This is a learning opportunity for which I am grateful, and I apologize for your disappointment.

Christopher Tabick

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

My wife and I just completed a tour in Oahu. We where very disappointed in retrospect. Roland picked us up in a poorly kept Uber tagged minivan. We set up a 5 1/2 tour of which 2 1/2 hours where actually spent with Roland as 1 1/2 was spent eating. The 1 hour of actual touring was through the heavy tourist area. We did not get the local feel at all. Rolands knowledge of the area was average as he was not able to answer our questions on topics. Felt like a quick and simple drive by tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry that you say you were disappointed with your tour. Your tour was arranged in advance to meet your requests; the time you spent eating was at your leisure - you set the start and end times. All of my tours are flexible such that guests are able to modify things at their choosing, including the day of tour. Finally, you asked me to take you to Waikiki and Diamond Head, the two most touristic spots on the island, so I took you there. I hope to learn from your response and appreciate your input.

Gary Strohauer

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

Roland was a very good guide who was knowledgeable about Oahu, pleasant, and produced a very good tour.

Diana Rosenbaum

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 28/18

Our tour guide was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable about Oahu and flexible to our interests. This really made the most of our visit to the island.

Dennis Voss

United States
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Tour: #244749, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (14 guests max), Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 13/18

Roland did a great job! Our family had a truly memorable experience.

Stephen Wisking

Canada
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Tour: #244749, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (14 guests max), Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 26/18

We used two different Tours by Locals guides and were disappointed with this. In fact were it not for our other tour guide I would not likely use TBL again. We had difficulty locating Roland, and only after a couple of phone calls could we find him. We toured in a U Haul van, and those in the back could not really hear what was being said. Mostly we viewed this tour simply someone who drove us around but seemed to show little interest in anything else. I would not book this guide again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry you were disappointed. This schedule was very tight, and my focus was traveling safely and on time.

Mary Gund

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 24/18

John Hunley

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 23/18

Roland was an amazing guide! As a native Hawaiian his love for the island came through in everything he said and did. He was full of stories and wanted to share his home city with us. His recommendation for lunch was spot on and some of the best food we had during our entire trip. And definitely get the shave ice he recommends. We had shave ice several more times while we were in Hawaii but his spot was the absolute best! We highly recommend Roland to others wanting to visit Honolulu!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha John, I cannot convey the gratitude I have for your very kind words of review. You were a joy to spend the day with, and I hope this was not your last visit to Hawaii - come back soon, and I hope I get the opportunity to be your guide again! Mahalo nui, Roland

Dave Addis

United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 22/18

Terrific commentary on the history, culture and challenges faced by the the islands and the people, from ancient days to modern. We had a memorable day touring the island with Roland, it was great to get away and see the sights beyond Waikiki and the downtown shopping area. Thanks for a great day, Roland!

Jane Russell

United States
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Tour: #62597, Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 3/18

Roland took us to the north shore beaches, shrimp farms(drove by them), 2 farm stands and a Shrimp truck all as I had requested. I had not requested any shopping which he had assumed I wanted and tried to rush through the beach stops to get it all in. Once he understood I was not interested in shopping it went smoother. That could have been avoided if he was more proactive in communicating with us prior to our arrival. We used tours by locals on other islands who all reconfirmed our desires ahead of time.

Helen Noonan

Australia
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Tour: 14-PAX Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion (4.5 hrs), Waikiki, Hawaii, United States
Date: Jan 16/18

Perfect day by a fantastic guide

Helen Noonan

Australia
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 15/18

Very informative

Thilo Koenigsberger

United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 12/18

Corey Robinson

United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 9/18

Roland is the best tour guide! We had three on this trip alone and surpassed them all. He built a custom itinerary for us and even went overtime a little to squeeze it all in. Roland is also hilarious as he told history of Oahu and told us about all the local spots along our tour. Thank you for the fantastic memories!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Corey, the day with and your ohana was fun!

Margaret Kernan

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 6/18

Roland was fabulous. He is most knowledgeable about the culture and history of Hawaii. He made out trip much more interesting and fun. Roland is laid back, easy going and flexible. All four of us that went on the tour recommend him without any hesitation. Thanks Roland

Gail Gibson

Canada
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Tour: #244749, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (14 guests max), Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 2/18

Had a few scary moments, van that was booked for our tour was not available & we only had six tickets available at pick up for Pearl Harbor when we had a party of eleven , however, we were able to use our van and the other five people got in to Pearl Harbor on stand by Phew. Otherwise Roland was very accomodating, friendly & knowledgable. Previous tours with ToursByLocals done with other family members were amazing and would definitely use the services again. All worked out in the end & had a great trip

Frances Sciscivo

Russell Lea, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #244752, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 28/17

Roland was excellent

Siow Pey

New Zealand
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 14/17

Roland was fantastic, he took us to places that the coach tour will never go to. We had a full but relaxing day. Highly recommend him for a private tour.

Linda Wilson

United States
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Tour: #62597, Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 2/17

Roland was awesome in helping us with our requests and sharing his knowledge with us. Worked out perfect for the limited time we had in Honolulu!

Linda Wilson

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 1/17

Perfect for us. Loved the doing what we want to do - where we want to go and not having to worry about a thing!.

John Lill

United States
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Tour: A Taste of Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Date: Nov 3/17

Roland was very friendly and knowledgeable. He gave us a good tour of Honolulu and we enjoyed the food and conversation. We will recommend Roland to our friends.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.

Allan Bolt

New Zealand
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

We had a great day-tour with Roland who we found to be extremely friendly and knowledgeable on local history. We were taken to a number of “off the beaten path locations” where we were not fighting for space with other tourists and had time to look around at our own leisure. We would recommend Roland to anyone looking for a laid-back tour with no pressure. Thanks Roland.

Molly Sysum

United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 10/17

Roland was informational and entertaining. We got to see the entire island within 8 hours! He had wonderful activities lined up for us. We had wanted to see Pearl Harbor the next day so he got us passes ahead of time which made our day! He was very thoughtful about what we wanted to see and what kind of food we would like. Great transportation and hidden gems that most tourists would not see. We would definitely use him again and refer him to our friends!

Jim Young

Issaquah, WASHINGTON, United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

Roland is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend 6 hours with. We would recommend without hesitation!!

Katie Hartley

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

Elizabeth Flores

United States
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Tour: #244749, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (14 guests max), Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 2/17

Roland was prompt, courteous and full of the island spirit! We had lots of luggage (sorry, I tried to limit them!) but once we dropped off the luggage at hotel we were fine. He arranged our Pearl Harbor visit and we had plenty of time to experience. Then on to a tour of Honolulu and Waikiki. Had lunch at Nico's on his recommendation - YUM! Shave Ice at Waioloa's another YUM. Thank you for a wonderful tour of Honolulu.

Michele Siegal

United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 24/17

We had a great day with Roland. We especially appreciated the insights he provided on Hawaiian history and culture. We learned a lot and saw somethings we wouldn't have without him as our guide.

Peter Lown

United Kingdom
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 13/17

Roland was very passionate about the history of the island and used his extensive local knowledge to take us to places of interest that we were completely unaware of as well as incorporating our other requested sites. We had an excellent day with Roland.

Alan Bassett

Australia
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 9/17

Took a guided freestyle tour of the island with Roland and could not be happier. Roland took 4 of us on an 8 hour tour of the island cheaper than we could of done it on a 20 seater bus and to top it off it was catered to what we were interested in. Being in a modern comfortable SUV we also went places the bus tour couldn't go. Roland was a great guide very willing to share history, local perspectives, great food locations - all accompanied by ukulele playing, it don't come better than this.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awe, thank you for the kind review. I'm humbled at your glowing feedback and thrilled that I helped you make great memories. Mahalo

Anna Muller

Australia
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Tour: A Taste of Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Date: Aug 4/17

Pick up arrangements at airport were poor. We were left standing at arrivals with no clear information on pick up. Eventually phoned. Tour was good with very pleasant guide

Kenneth Bachman

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 2/17

Great tour with our tours by locals guide Roland. Very knowledgeable and had a great personality. 2 adults and 2 kids 12/14 and he gave us a tour to remember. We loved the Pali lookout. We also loved his local shaved ice location. (Wish I could go there everyday, the shaved ice here at the hotel doesn't compare. lol) I highly recommend Roland as he did a wonderful job. Thanks and we would do it again.

Mark Sander

Lenexa, KS, United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 27/17

Roland was great. He truly knows the island and its history. Highly recommend him.

Annie Orness

United States
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Tour: #244752, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 18/17

We visited Oahu and had Roland as our guide for 2 tours. Roland was always on time. On our second tour, he took us to Climbworks. On the way, we stopped at a local coffee farm, a beach, and drove through many other scenic sites that he provided us with a lot of detail and history. He even took us to Giovanni's for some shrimp, and played the ukulele to sing happy birthday to our daughter. He was a fantastic guide.

Alex Sanchez

United States
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Tour: #244752, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

Annie Orness

United States
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Tour: #244749, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (14 guests max), Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 13/17

We visited Oahu and had Roland as our guide for 2 tours. Roland was always on time. On our way to Pearl Harbor, he took us through Waikiki, showing us some history and culture of the area. He was very knowledgeable and fun with his tour. He was a fantastic guide.

Sandi Dennis

United States
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Tour: #62597, Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 1/17

We LOVED our tour with Roland! Highly recommend as a way to get to know Oahu/Hawaii! It was our first visit to Hawaii (from Atlanta) and we learned so much. Roland is an excellent, knowledgeable, patient tour guide. We customized our tour and saw and learned everything we asked for and so much more.

Robert Poole

United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 30/17

Simply put, Roland made our trip. We booked him for three days and it was a fantastic decision. Roland was able to easily blend the tourist-y attractions with quite a bit of off the beaten path local flavor that we asked for. His knowledge of the island and it's history was impressive and his charming and easy going personality was engaging. Aloha, Roland! Thanks for the great time!

Robert Poole

United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 28/17

Robert Poole

United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 26/17

Michael Ballard

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 22/17

We booked our tour specifically to get tickets for the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. Keep in mind these are FREE tickets but must be picked up the morning of the tour. We had invested nearly $500 for our group of 4 for these tickets and a 6 hour block with the tour guide. We had trouble communicating specific pick up details with our tour guide and had to ultimately call the emergency number the day prior. The morning of our tour, we received a text from the guide telling us he was unable to get tix

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very sorry for the set of circumstances that resulted in your disappointment. While the tour you did get wasn't your original want, I'm grateful that I was able to take you out none-the-less.

Deborah Harlig

United States
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Tour: #62597, Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 8/17

I put Mr. Roland in charge of three women, ages 93, 91, and 89! I can't believe that he had the patience and understanding, when these three seniors can't hear! It must have been really fun to see how my mother, sitting in the front seat, could translate what Roland was saying to my Auntie and my mom's friend in the back seat, when she can't even hear me! I guess we only hear what we want to. Anyway, Roland sent me pictures, because all of them had cell phones, but only one knew how to use it?!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I can only hope that I have the verve for life that Jane, June & Kay have when at that age!

Deborah Harlig

United States
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Tour: #62597, Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 7/17

Roland was the perfect gentleman to my mother, her sister and my mothers friend. They are 89, 93,91 and he did wen along with what they could handle each day. He showed them places that my Auntie had never seen before even through she lived there for over 50 years Kaumana. Knowing this, Roland took them to places that they had never seen before. I thank him so much for taking care of them.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awesome!

Deborah Harlig

United States
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Tour: #62597, Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 6/17

Roland was the perfect gentleman to my mother, her sister and my mothers friend. They are 89, 93,91 and he did wen along with what they could handle each day. He showed them places that my Auntie had never seen before even through she lived there for over 50 years Kaumana. Knowing this, Roland took them to places that they had never seen before. I thank him so much for taking care of them.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the opportunity to spend my time with these precious ladies. Their appreciation for the islands, their respect and kindness toward the people and sites they explored made me proud to help them make new connections. It was my honor, indeed. Roland

Deborah Harlig

United States
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Tour: #62597, Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 5/17

Roland T. was an awesome guide whose knowledge about his beloved Hawaii taught my Mother, Auntie and a friend how much they didn't know about their homeland. He took three seniors for four days and they enjoyed every moment that they spent with him. This trip was a one in a lifetime experience for them and as a daughter, niece and friend, I thank him from the bottom of my heart.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My days with June, Jane and Kay was a special set of days. It reminded me of my own precious grandparents, and even though only Kay still lives on the island, I cherished the opportunity to help reinstate connections to special places, foods, and our unique island culture. Thank YOU.

Howard Dossett

United States
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Tour: #244752, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 29/17

Roland did a good job. Very knowledgeable about the island. Van was hot- rear AC didnt work but other than that it was a good day.

Scott Cook

United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 18/17

We did have some initial confusion and miscommunication, but once we met on the day of the tour and got things worked out, we had a fantastic time! Roland was great with taking us to interesting places and sharing facts that we would never have even known about otherwise. He is knowledgeable of the history (and not just what is written in the History books) and culture of the islands and shares those things with his guests. AND he was right about how good the shrimp for lunch was!

Christine Guilbeau

United States
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Tour: #244752, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 14/17

Thank you, Roland, for agreeing to give us a great tour of your wonderful island! Roland is a wonderful guide with great knowledge of the history of Hawaii. Roland was prompt picking us up from our hotel. He had made up an itinerary for us that included everything we wanted to see and do and was still very accommodating to all our needs and wants. I highly recommend this guide and would not hesitate to hire him again.

Alan Williard

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 8/17

Roland dropped us off at the Arizona Memorial where he had already set up a time for us to see the video and go out to the memorial. Then we drove around Honolulu, stopping to see sites of interest, and went to the Pu'ali Lookout which was very peaceful. He dropped us off at the mall for lunch and then drove us back to the ship.

Brent Small

United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: May 4/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences and so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further feedback.

Alexander de Vos

Australia
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Tour: #244752, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 26/17

Roland was a knowledgeable and interesting guide with a great understanding of Hawaiian history. He gave great recommendations on where to eat and was happy to change the planned itinerary to suit our needs and interests. He also knew when to let us explore on our own after arrival at our destinations. Well worth the time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alexander, Mahalo for your review. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your day with me. I look forward to your return. Roland

Christopher Walker

Canada
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 21/17

Very knowledgeable and a fun day was chill Awesone

Janice Fleeman

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 14/17

We were very pleased with our tour with Roland. He drove us to all the destinations we wanted to go, plus a really good restaurant, Nico's for lunch. Before taking us back to our ship, he pointed out some of the highlights in Waikiki. We would definitely use Tours by Locals again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Janice!

Susan Gnagy

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 24/17

Listened to what we wanted and adjusted the tour to our interests. Answered our many questions with local stories and insights. Great local restaurant for lunch.

Julie F.

Australia
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 22/17

Roland was an absolute pleasure. So easy going & happy to oblige with our requests. Would recommend him as a guide anytime. Also appreciated his knowledge & advice on other attractions on the Island.

Sandy Limanek

United States
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Tour: #62597, Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 19/17

Our guide, Roland, was very informative. His knowledge of the history of Hawaii was great. He took us to a local favorite-massadas. They are warm sugary Cripe pastry like a donut but soft on the inside. A real treat! His knowledge of the area took us to places most people don't see.

Norman Fienman

Broomall, PA, United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 4/17

Wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and customized our complete tour. Our friends who had never been to Hawaii before were thrilled. Let Roland know we were able to make our connection at Dulles.

Tina Chorostecki

Canada
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 14/17

Roland was a great tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the island and the culture. We appreciated the sites he selected for us and the great local foods (like Giovanni's shrimp!). We would do this type of a trip again to see the best sites and taste the best foods. Thanks Roland.

William Brownfield

United States
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Tour: #62597, Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 11/17

Roland did a good job but as he talk he was hard to hear in the back of the van. He use a mic through his phone but it did not help much.

Beverley Davis

Australia
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Tour: #244752, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 10/17

We had good fun and Roland is an exceptional fun tour guide. Thanks for a great day from all of us.

James Walsh

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 31/17

Roland is outstanding! An absolutely great tour with a fun, informative guide. In addition to seeing the highlights of Honolulu and Pearl Harbor Roland took us to several great places not on the normal "tourist tours". Book him if you can!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha James! Thanks so much for the wonderful comments. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the day with me. Come back soon! Roland

Christine Adler

United States
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Tour: #244752, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 28/17

Great day

Louise Voyer

Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Tour: 14-PAX Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion (4.5 hrs), Waikiki, Hawaii, United States
Date: Jan 26/17

Great tour. Roland is en enthusiastic and colourful guide. We saw a lot and we had a great visit. Will not hesitate to recommend his services.

Joan McNiven

London, ONTARIO, Canada
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Tour: #62597, Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 24/17

We had a,great tour of Diamond Head with Roland. He was a great historian about the history of Hawaii. We just did the four hour tour because of time constraints. But I am sure his full day tour would be just as awesome.mmThank you Roland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for the kind remarks. It was good to to spend the half-day with you and your family!

Herve Ganem

France
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 14/17

Thank you to Roland T. our driver guide in Honolulu and Pearl Harbor. Van clean and comfortable. Roland drives very safely and gave us a lot of explanation. (Very good ukulele player and singer.) Very good organization in Pearl Harbor memorial.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo!

Judy Garner

Canada
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Tour: #62597, Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 11/17

We had a most enjoyable and interesting time with Roland. He is very knowledgeable about Hawaii past and present and we learned a lot as we drove along. Roland designed a tour just for us keeping our walking limitations in mind, but then was very accommodating to changing the tour as we went along. We had a great time with a very friendly and interesting guide, who also is a very careful driver. I would recommend a tour with Roland to everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Judy, Mahalo for your warm remarks. I had a wonderful day with you all as well! Roland

Andrea Hetrick

United States
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Tour: #62597, Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 31/16

Uncle Roland (or as my kids called him Ronaldo) was fantastic! Showed us some awesome locations! He was prompt and extremely courteous. It was awesome to have him play his ukulele at many of the places we stopped. He was extremely informative and very easy going. We loved our tours with Roland! Top notch guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Andrea. Your family was so much fun to take on a tour... I can't recall the last time I laughed so hard throughout the day with a group of guests like I did with your wonderful family. Do come back soon!

Bonnie Backes

United States
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Tour: #185771, Custom for Backes: Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 6 guests) - FINAL FORM, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 22/16

Domenica Fiorentino

Canada
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Tour: #62597, Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 12/16

Roland's private tour was great! Went to all the cool spots, like north shore and saw surfers on big waves, shrimp truck for lunch, soap factory, pineapple plantation, president Obama's neighbourhood for his favourite shave ice. Soooo Ono! Roland is the real thing! Mahalo Josie and Pedro

Bryant Terry

United States
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Tour: #244749, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (14 guests max), Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 31/16

Roland is a very professional and experienced tour guide. He was punctual and could explain in detail about Pali Pass, Pearl Harbor, sites in Honolulu, and Diamond Head area. I highly recommend him not only for his local knowledge of the history but also his Food knowledge. Had great meals. Five stars should be 10 STARS!!

Amy L.

Australia
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Tour: #244752, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 21/16

Had an awesome time! Roland was a fantastic tour guide would definitely book him again

Martn Deadman

Australia
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 18/16

Roland presents the history and culture of the island, as well as the present issues, with clarity and the passion of a traditional islander - something we really appreciated.

Al Potvin

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 17/16

This tour was perfect! Roland was very accommodating ..Took us to a small local bakery when we were hungery and it was great! Took the time to talk with us and made the trip very enjoyable. Lunch at Nico's was fantastic!! The main reason for this trip was Pearl Harbor and Roland had the tickets in advance. Thanks Roland for a perfect day trip!!

Mark Van Raam

Hampton, VIRGINIA, United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 5/16

Roland did a great job. He made some adjustments due to our getting off the ship late. He worked in our requests perfectly. His knowledge of Hawaii was extensive. I highly recommend him as a guide. His van was clean and uncluttered.

Anne Backenstow

United States
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 27/16

We enjoyed our guide Roland very much, he was a wealth of information about the island, the history and the culture and suggested great place for us to go to. He was easy going and played great Hawaiian music in the car. We saw turtles, hiked in to a wonderful waterfall when we swam. Had great food at unusual food trucks. Saw turtles on the beach and ended up with an amazing shaved ice cone. Thank you Roland we leave with fond memories of a beautiful island!

Peter Holness

Australia
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 20/16

Roland was great. He arrived on time and listened to what we wanted to see and also gave some great suggestions like Shave Ice etc. Roland organised our tickets to Pearl Harbour and all we had to do is walk in and explore. A great was to see Honolulu.

Kristy Lunney

Australia
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 17/16

Roland was friendly, informative, patient and flexible. Would recommend to others travelling. Was cheaper for us than doing group tours as there were 6 of us travelling, and with young children the flexibility was perfect. We got to see everything we wanted and more as he let us personalise our tour to suit our needs and made a few recommendations as we travelled around! Thanks Roland

Lance Ross

Illawong, NSW, Australia
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Tour: A Taste of Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Date: Sep 16/16

Wow what a wonderful day my wife & I had with Roland. Roland is well versed in the culture the history & the wonderful food in Hawaii. Roland showed us the real Ma & Pa family run local community restaurants that create great food. Nothing was a problem and he took his time asking us what we require and what we would like to experience as well Roland had video presentations to help explain the food that we are going to sample. Mahalo Roland for a wonderful day and we both hope to meet again.

Kristy Lunney

Australia
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 14/16

Roland was friendly, informative, patient and flexible. He made sure we all had a great day regardless of the bad weather. Would recommend to others travelling. Was cheaper for us than doing group tours as there were 6 of us travelling, and with young children the flexibility (like..."take me to Kmart please I need a stroller!" when Miss 3 fell asleep whilst shopping) was perfect. Thanks Roland

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU! (Yes, we did run by Kmart for you, didn't we?!) Thanks for a fun day!

Janet White

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 9/16

Roland was very easy to work with. He took the time to get to know us and took us to the places we really wanted to see. We had a wonderful experience!

Dena Rawson

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 26/16

If you are wondering about tours, take this one with Roland, to say our tour was great is an understatement!!! He is very helpful and considerate to our group! My Mom was wheel chair assisted. He made sure she was very well taken care of!!! Roland picked us up at our hotel took us to local donut shop, then Pearl Harbor. Roland took us to a local fishery restaurant for lunch which was great!!! All while showing us sights of the island, he was very informative. We even went to the best shaved ice place!!!

Max Wendel

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 23/16

Jennifer Farrugia

Malta
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Tour: #62617, 100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 20/16

So glad we booked this tour With Roland for our final trip on Oahu before making our way o the airport. Roland was on time at the pier to pick us up and we had our bags always with us whilst we visited the sights carefully picked up by Roland based on the itenary we planned to do...it was one pleasant surprise after another and nothing beats having someone local to take you around to show you how the locals live. Thank you Roland!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Jennifer, Thanks for a great day that I'll long remember! Roland

Michael Williams

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 16/16

One of the best tours I have been on anywhere. Roland was extremely kind and helpful to my kids and as all parents know that is a very big deal. Highly recommend Roland

Enid Tanenhaus

United States
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Tour: #185771, Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up to 4 guests), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 17/16