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Address: Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-938-5658
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Bubbling volcano

Ricky was there to meet us at the dockside when we disembarked the cruise ship. He had a new spotless minivan round the corner and proceeded immediately after introductions and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
Gordon H
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Ricky was there to meet us at the dockside when we disembarked the cruise ship. He had a new spotless minivan round the corner and proceeded immediately after introductions and tour itinerary with the tour. The tour covered all the key highlights of Big Island, rainbow falls, lava flow, lava tunnel,black sand beach, macadamia nut factory, Japanese garden, orchid farm,... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We arrived by the Star Princess on Sept. 30th, 2016 and were met at the pier by Ricky. We were a group of seven; Ricky's Mercedes 12 passenger tour van was perfect for us. It was in pristine condition; Ricky used a head set for his narration so hearing him was no problem. We went to the Volcano National Park,... More 

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Terrific tour to the volcanoes. Ricky met us on the cruise ship dock and spent the day telling us about his Hawaii. Stopping at them macademia farm before the large tour buses was a treat. Volcanoes national park is a special place and Ricky was able to provide stories about working in the park. We enjoyed exploring the lava tube.... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Great, no, fantastic tour. Very, no, extremely knowledgeable. Don't waste your money paying extra for cruise padded priced tours. He does what he says he will do. Not hurried and he can get his clean new bus places others cannot. Very flexible to meet your needs. Promptly returns inquiries. Lastly it was a hot day during our tour,Ricky always had... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We were on NCL's POA and for our day in Hilo we took Ricky's tour. Ricky met us as we left the ship.A mixed group of 12 from Canada,Norway and USA. His knowledge of the island and Volcano National Park was exceptional.(he worked at the park as a guide)We never felt rushed at any of the places he took us... More 

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Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

We just returned from a cruise on the Star Princess. Prior to the cruise we phoned Ricky to book a tour. He was at the port early with a sign saying Ricky's Tours. He was an excellent teacher, a real gentleman and taught us many things about Hawaii and its culture. We would strongly recommend his tours.-Banyan Drive, Lilwokalani Garden,... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

When in Hilo a tour with Ricky is a must. We first took a tour with Ricky in 2012 and loved it so much we booked again along with our friends in May 2016. Ricky is very friendly, has impressive local knowledge and is simply just a great guy! Next time in Hilo we will definitely book another tour with... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Ricky was a great guide, very friendly, knowledgable and accommodating. We pre booked this - great price compared to on -ship prices. We were on a 35night cruise from Sydney - Hawaiian Islands/Tahitian Islands. Ricky's brand new bus was great, spacious and air cond. Recommend Ricky highly.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Privately arranged a tour with Ricky off a cruise ship and everything was excellent. He even quickly adjusted the tour stops to avoid all the large buses arriving with the hordes of tourists who booked with the ship at twice the price. We went places there was no way a large bus could get in. There is a little less... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I contacted Ricky’s Tours after reading about him on Cruise Critic and organized a tour from our ship for 12. Ricky was extremely easy to work with in organizing the tour before we arrived. And a pure delight once we got to Hilo! Ricky was at our pier at 8:30 promptly loaded with water and snacks and we were off... More 

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