Our Guide Marcus was amazing. He was so informative and knowledgeable! He showed us many variety of plants and explained how they could survive in the harsh acidic climate of the volcano. Told us about the Islands with geological and historical information that was excellent. We saw sea turtles on the black sand beach and again Marcus explained how the flora around there was edible and how the black beaches were formed. Lunch and dinner were delicious. The viewing of the Volcano was AMAZING. It was a very cold and windy night but that did'n't dampen our fascination of watching the glow! Everyone should take the opportunity to go on this tour. Just make sure you bring clothing to keep you warm!
This tour of the Big Island was amazing. Marcus did a great job introducing us to the many great spots to visit on the island. It was a great way to spend our 1st day. I loved the small group atmosphere of the tour. I would recommend this tour to anyone who visits the Big Island.
John is a fantastic tour guide. The sights and stories were great. Highly recommended in particular if its your visit to the big island.
This tour was the best. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel in a modern and comfortable shuttle type van. Paul, our guide, was so knowledgeable about the history of the Island of Hawaii. He was very conscious about our comfort and safety, especially around the craters and rainforest areas on the tour. And the meals!!! Lunch and dinner were well planned and the food was delicious. Great choices. On our way back to our hotels at the end of a very busy day, he even stopped at an out of the way spot so we could admire the clear and very dark night sky which was filled with stars. We would highly recommend this tour company.
This was a great day! We loved our guide, John. He was well informed on the island's geology and cultural history and obviously loves what he does. Plus, he was easy going and was easy to talk to and joke around with.
The stops along the way were all very well thought out. The highlight of the trip was being able to sit and watch the volcano create a red glow in the steam after dark and even shoot up some red hot lava! We were sorry that we did not get to do the night time stargazing stop, but that was because we were the only ones who were staying in Kona, so John had to return via our morning route to drop us off before taking everyone else back to the Wiakoloa area.
This is a small tour operator with just the one luxury van. They put everything into making sure that they provided an excellent experience for us. It was obvious that they are like family to the employees - they have all worked in the tour business for years before the owner, Paul, struck out on his own. We are all for supporting this business and their excellent customer service!