Elaine PhilipsonUnited States
We had an awesome time with Scott as our private tour guide. He took us to many places were we were the only ones there. He was able to take us to an area where we could see the lava flow from this year which no tourists get to experience. He had an incredible knowledge of the local geography and is extremely excited and enthusiastic to share with his tour groups. I would strongly recommend Scott for small personal tours.
Bruce GeorgeUnited States
Today was a wonderful day. We had the pleasure of touring all of the attractions in the Hilo area with Scott. It was a positive experience in every way. A most knowledgeable and hospitable gentleman who catered to our every request. Scott and I had a lot in common in that we both lived in Florida and had a mutual friend. Would recommend him if you really want the local knowledge of the area. Super guy!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Bruce, for the great review and kind words. It was a great day sharing this amazing island with you and your wife. All the best, Aloha
Frank GulinoUnited States
Scott W. was everything that a guide should be: He was knowledgeable, flexible and solicitous of our needs and desires. What is more, Scott is superfriendly and anxious to share his obvious enthusiasm for The Big Island. We had a wonderful, customized 8-hr. tour with Scott out of Hilo, and we are so glad that we booked with him through ToursbyLocals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Frank, for the kind words and great review! It was great fun sharing this amazing island with you and Donna. Wishing you many more safe and adventurous travels. Aloha, Scott
Scott W.United States
Scott provided us an outstanding day with many memories. He customized the tour according to what we wanted to see, he adjusted as the day progressed based upon our feedback, and provided interesting information about each point of interest. His knowledge of the area is highly valuable which made our day very efficient. I would highly recommend Scott as a tour guide for the Hawaii Volcanoes Park.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Scott, for the great review! It was a very enjoyable day sharing this amazing island with your wonderful family. Hope you can make it back soon to see more of what makes this island so special. All the best. Aloha
Scott was a great guide: punctual, knowledgeable, easy going and keen to ensure the tour was tailored to suit us. Would thoroughly recommend this tour and Scott as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Annette, for the 5-star review. It is so enjoyable sharing this island with wonderful visitors like yourselves! Wishing you many more safe travels. Aloha
Scott was simply great, we asked for a custom tour, and that is what we received. Scott was waiting for us when we disembarked, listened to what we liked and off we went. Our day was filled with beautiful sights and interesting information all in a relaxed atmosphere and at our own pace. Thank you Scott for a great day!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Moshe, for the kind words and 5 star review! It was a great pleasure sharing the beauty of this island with you and your wife. Wishing you many more safe travels. Aloha
Teri MannUnited States
We would highly recommend Scott, super knowledgeable and timely, we loved his new truck, made our tour super special
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Teri, for the 5-star review! Wishing you many more wonderful adventures. Aloha.
Antonia (Annie) LuppinoAustralia
A very good tour.We are a family of 4. Learnt a lot Scott was very accomodating He was very friendly and informative Would recommend if you don't want to get into a tour bus and have to put up with lots of people being having to be organised
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo for taking the time to write this review. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with your family. Aloha
Joyce GuthUnited States
This is the second year we have use Scott for tours of the Big Island. We love to hike and Scott is more than willing to take us and show us all his favorite spots. Scott is very knowledgeable and very accommodating. If you need of a tour guide we highly recommend him. Scott is very easy going and makes you feel very comfortable. If you need a tour guide who knows the island inside and out book Scott.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Joyce! It was fantastic seeing you again and showing you more great sights. Can't wait to do it again! Aloha
Robert WattsUnited States
Scott was amazing! We only had one day to spend on the island and he made every minute count. He gave us information on the different plants and areas we came across and shared some other facts with us. He provided us with time to stop where we wanted and for how long we wanted without pressure. Scott seemed to enjoy sharing information about the island as much as we enjoyed learning so much and seeing so much. We would definitely book another tour with him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Robert, for the great review! It was wonderful showing you and your wife the things that I love most. Wishing you many more happy trips! Aloha
Andrew SnelgroveUnited Kingdom
Great tour with a very knowledgable guide who loves the area he lives in. Was very flexible about what and where we wanted to go and do evolving the tour around that. Cannot recommend him highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Andrew, for the great review! It was a great time exploring the volcano...especially the hike to my special favorite spot...although a tad windy. Sure hope to see you guys again real soon. Aloha
Lisa GrahamUnited States
Scott was great, I wish we had booked more time with him. We did get to see everything we wanted to.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Lisa. I cannot wait to see you guys again! Aloha
Sally M.New Zealand
Scott is a very personable and informative guide, and his huge air-conditioned truck is a great way to see Big Island. Scott took us on a tour around the top part of the island, where we visited beautiful picture-postcard beaches, cultural sites, lava tubes, and - a personal favorite - the macadamia factory where you can buy spam-flavored nuts! I'd highly recommend Scott's tours if you are visiting this island.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Sally, and thank you for another great review! The northern part of the island has some of the most beautiful scenery, and it was great fun sharing it with you and Martin. Wishing you all the best. Mahalo!
Tina SwannUnited States
Scott was an amazing tour guide! He showed us amazing sights and was very knowledgeable! I highly recommend Scott and toursbylocals! A private tour is much more fun and enjoyable than a tour bus tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Tina. So glad to hear you enjoyed your time exploring the Big Island! As you know, private tours are definitely the way to go. Mahalo nui loa!
Angie ValentineUnited States
We(2 ladies 49&59)scheduled 2 full day tours w/Scott. I was leary never having done this before. Scott arrived early & helped carry bags. Within minutes I knew my apprehensions were unwarrantd. Scott was relaxed,but professional,knowledgeable without sounding like a recording of facts,very considerate (pointing out bathrooms,driving us close to entrances,so we didn't walk far in the heat). In a short time it felt like we friends hanging out. I am glad I found tours by locals & Scott. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Angie. Thanks so much for the great feedback! I thoroughly enjoyed our two days together. Can't wait to do it again! Mahalo
Angie ValentineUnited States
Great Guide, highly recommended !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Angie!
Epic tour from the docks to the Green Sand beach and all the highlights in between. Hit the volcano national park before anyone else and then off to the lava tubes, again, before anyone else: fantastic walk with no other tourists. Also had time for a fabulous bakery and the Manau Lau macadamia nut factory. Knowledgeable and personable. We would recommend this tour, and Scott specifically, for any age of tourist and a group of 3 or maybe 4 for comfort
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo, Devton for the great review! It certainly was a great day being able to explore many sights to ourselves. Hope you can make it back soon. All the best. Aloha!