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C Big Island Tours

#11 of 42 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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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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Beautiful Trip up Mauna Kea

We chose this tour group because of the smaller sized group (more personal) and the great reviews, and we were not disappointed! Edmond was our guide, and he was very personable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Richmond, California
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Richmond, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose this tour group because of the smaller sized group (more personal) and the great reviews, and we were not disappointed! Edmond was our guide, and he was very personable and entertaining. He told us all sorts of facts and stories we would never get by making the drive ourselves. It's smart to do this with a tour group... More 

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went on the early morning tour on January 16. The weather was perfect and the trip to the lava flow was about as smooth as you can have on the ocean. Though dark still, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride to the lava flow. Suddenly, we were there, and the steam was roiling out over the water.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the NCL cruise to Hawaii but since the excursions are rather expensive for what they offer we decided to take a chance on a local guide. We made the right choice! Bob with Big C Island Tours and his colleague were advertising right outside where the ship docked and offered a 10am to 4pm tour of Hilo for... More 

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Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was just incredible - i couldn't ask for anything more - it was truly amazing!!! i would defiinitely refer everyone to go!!!

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Solon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly, personable and professional. Highly recommended!went in December with my husband and two daughters 18 and 13. Took a private lava tour. So glad we took the boat trip instead of the helicopter ride to see the lava . You can feel the heat, smell the steam and of course see it better. Really interactive.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out on the lava boat tour last week with Capt. Kanoa and it was incredible. Yes, its expensive, but it is totally worth every dime. My parents, both in their 60's, my sister, and I went on the trip, and we loved Capt. Kanoa and his deckhand. They told us where to sit in order to avoid motion... More 

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Cronulla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the lava boat tour with our 3 kids in late Jan 2017. It was an experience of a lifetime. Great hosts and the boat only takes small groups so you get the full experience. The boat is modern with super comfy seats, so you can enjoy the ride. Would recommend this to anyone - it is the only... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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 3 January 2017

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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