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C Big Island Tours

#11 of 41 Tours in Hilo
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Address: 71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4693
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+1 800-901-0468
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07:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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C Big Island offers exclusive land tours and Shore Excursions on the Big...

C Big Island offers exclusive land tours and Shore Excursions on the Big Island of Hawaii. Tours such as lava viewing on Kilauea volcano, Mauna Kea Summit, waterfalls in the rainforest,and Volcanoes National Park.All tours are done SUV,Eco style vehicles or 11-15 pas van. We DO NOT operate buses. We depart daily from Kona and Hilo.

CRUISE SHIP CUSTOMERS - we have permits to pick you up directly from the pier and work with the cruise ships weekly. We would love to show you the Big Island....Give us a call!

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US$129.00*
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Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel
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US$120.00*
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Exclusive Volcanoes National Park and Rainbow Falls
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US$129.00*
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Wild Dolphins and Reef Snorkel Kealakekua Bay

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Lava Boat Tour

This was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The initial booking was cancelled due to a small craft warning so we moved to another day. (We booked for a tour early in our vacation... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New Westminster, Canada
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Melbourne
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our trip to Mauna Kea with the Mauna Kea Summit small group star gazing tour from Hilo was a once in a lifetime experience. The sun setting amidst a rich glow of fiery orange colours over the silvery snow capped mountains is a sight to behold. The experience is something unique and exhilarating and you try to capture every moment... More 

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

Aloha and thanks for the great review. I apologize that you didnt get the message back. The vehicle went on another tour the next morning, but the guides couldn't find any sunglasses. Just so you know Edmond asked at the mauna kea visitor center if anyone had turned anything in case they had fallen out. More 

Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arranged for two tours - lava boat and day tour from Volcano. In both cases everything occurred on schedule and tours were great. Our guide Daisy for the day tour of Volcano and Hilo area was terrific, knowledgeable and personable. And flexible within the time frame allotted because there weren't any other passengers; we appreciated that the tour was... More 

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

So glad to your enjoyed it! Thanks for the review. More 

New Westminster, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The initial booking was cancelled due to a small craft warning so we moved to another day. (We booked for a tour early in our vacation so as to allow some wiggle room for just such a contingency.) The tour was incredible. We have some spectacular photos and videos. We got to... More 

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you dearly for such a wonderful review. We are so proud of the lava boat team and such a tough job but everyday they arrive with smiles on their faces. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a sunrise lava boat with C Big Island. Start was early, it was raining, the staff was kind and helpful in the adverse weather. We had an exciting 40 minute speed-ride to the lava field, and we were first to arrive (speedy catamaran).As dawn was breaking, visibility improved and we has excellent close-up to the lava, floating rocks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Edmund was a fantastic tour guide for this amazing experience!!! Could you drive to the top on your own? Maybe, but why stress yourself out, risk it, when you can let Edmund take care of the details!!!

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and I will pass it on to Edmond. More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a lava boat tour and had one the 3 best family vacation experiences ever - and we have done a number of unique vacations -- Serengeti, Patagonia, Europe a number of times, etc. Prior to the trip communication was very good. Captain Kanoa and his first mate were extremely friendly and knowledgable. Lava flows were awesome and captain... More 

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a kind and great review! More 

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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us recently did the sunset lava boat tour. The tour is really 3 segments...going to the lava flow, viewing it, and then returning. Our crew did a good job of explaining what to expect and what the history of the current flow was. The viewing segment was absolutely spectacular! We stayed just off the beach for about 30... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a tour to go up Mauna Kea and were picked up in Hilo by Daisy - who made the trip special by showing up local sites in Hilo, special places on the drive up to the volcano, and answered all of our questions when we were up on the summit. She is a wealth of knowledge - would take... More 

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

Aloha oldranger81, thank you for the lovely review. Daisy will love to hear it! These reviews really mean so much to her. More 

Ewa Beach, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We booked our tour on thanksgiving day and daisy went out of her way to make it special! Started in Hilo and saw many local sites and areas of interest. Her knowledge of local stories and culture just added more to the tour for us. Plus, she's an expert on the plants and forest of the Big Island which we... More 

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

Aloha, I remember it was your only day to do the tour and I was so proud that Daisy jumped to the rescue to show you the Volcano since we had originally blocked all tours on Thanksgiving. We are so very blessed to have her part of our C Big Island team! Thank you for the great review More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Our tour guide Daisy Dean is an absolute gem. She's engaging, interesting, intelligent and importantly, culturally sensitive. Safety was also a high priority for her. If you can get on a tour with Daisy then you're very fortunate! Much aroha to you Daisy for enabling this experience. I hope your employers know what a treasure you are and that they... More 

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cbig, Owner at C Big Island Tours, responded to this review

This is such a beautiful review! Thank you dearly, and Daisy will be so very excited to see this! More 

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