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Gray Line - Polynesian Adventure Tours

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Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 888-206-4531
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Great tour of the entire island in one day

This tour is roughly 12 hours long. You call ahead to confirm free pick up and drop off from your Kona hotel. The bus was comfortable and large, big windows, air conditioning, and... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
Jenny N
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Sydney, Australia
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207 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our driver Hugh was fantastic and his passion for the island was evident in his enthusiasm. Having lived in Hilo for most of his life, Hugh was able to answer all our questions about the island and share many interesting facts. One of the highlights was the stunning Rainbow Falls, which was flowing heavily due to the rain from the... More 

Thank Emma W
Brookline, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is an all-day tour and our tour guide, Cuzn Greg, provided us with a terrific day! He couldn't have been more knowledgeable, entertaining and engaging! All 25 people on our tour would agree. It was a day packed full of interesting sites (black sand beach, volcano national park, etc), and Cuzn Greg didn't miss a beat, with lots of... More 

Thank Melissa C
Bremerton, Washington
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108 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had Sal as our driver/guide & he has a wealth of information & history of the Big Island....he told us so much we can't remember it all! It was a 12-13 hour day with stops for baked goods, coffee at a coffee bean factory, lunch at Kiluea in Volcanoes National Park, a chocolate factory & a macadamia nut plant... More 

Thank fpgirl
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Cousin Greg was our host on our 10 hour tour. Excellent knowledge of the island and culture. Alot to see in that time but he covered it well. He was funny and great. The big Island is the largest but the volcanos are the center so you circle the island 260 miles. Enjoy

Thank loretta44
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This tour is roughly 12 hours long. You call ahead to confirm free pick up and drop off from your Kona hotel. The bus was comfortable and large, big windows, air conditioning, and extra storage in overhead bins for your items. You pay for lunch if you desire. Otherwise, you can bring your own food and drinks. We snacked on... More 

Thank Jenny N
Elkhart, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Visiting the chocolate and coffee factories were awesome and they gave a great tour. The problem arose when our tour guide, Robert, became very rude at some of the people on the bus being loud. He did not make it apparent he wanted us to be completely silent while he talked. One person in our group asked if she needed... More 

Thank hannahrice14
KainaluK, General Manager at Gray Line - Polynesian Adventure Tours, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for posting a review of your tour. We'd like to apologize for the concerns you expressed which has been brought to the attention of our management team. The driver's behavior you described is in direct contrast with our company policies and values and does not reflect the professionalism that our drivers are known for. We regret that... More 

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

All day circle tour of the Big Island of Hawai'i. Several of the stops were opportunities to buy tourist items: coffee, bakery goods, lunch, candy store, macademia nuts, etc. but all were scenic and had restroom facilities. Lava was actually visible in the caldera at the national park. We brought our own lunch and no one objected to us using... More 

Thank rhankey
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We had the most amazing time on this tour. Jane our guide was wonderful and informative guide ever and made the so much fun full of surprise stops because our group was small. The day is long up at 4am to catch plane but we didn't want it to stop. Volcano was flowing beautiful red glow. Stop at black beach... More 

Thank margaret c
Stevenage, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Although it was a very long day 4am pick-up! I would thoroughly recommend this tour! It is a great way to get a sense of the biggest island of Hawaii and it was surprising how many different landscapes/scenery the island has to offer. Our bus driver Kala was exceptionally knowledgeable and likable and made the tour insightful throughout. Personal highlights... More 

Thank jessstompy
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This was an outstanding 4-plus hour tour with champion tour master Lori Aitchison as driver and guide. We took the small-group version (20 persons max) offered through a Holland America cruise. Lori gave an in-depth tour of the volcanos park, including spectacular crater views with smoke and fire, plus a walk through a lava tube. But she kept us fully... More 

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