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“Big Island Adventure”

Kona Adventure Tours
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US$223,96*
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Hawaii Island Experience
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Exclusive, private adventures customized to ensure the best experience possible
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jon took us on an adventure of Big Island. We got to see a coffee farm and found some chameleons. He showed us some amazing local beaches and of course we went to Black Sand Beach. He has a wealth of local knowledge. We also got to see the effects of the volcano. We enjoyed dinner at a local restaurant as the sun was setting. Jon was an Amazing guide and an easy to get on with. Thanks for a memorable adventure.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We originally booked this tour for volcano viewing prior to the eruption. When the eruption started, Jon did a great job updating us regarding conditions on the ground and what was still possible from a touring standpoint. Even during the tour, he was constantly checking the eruption status, air quality reports, and road closures. While we weren’t able to get close enough to see flowing lava as we had hoped, we had a great time and learned a lot about the volcano, wildlife, flora, geology, and culture of the Big Island. Jon is extremely knowledgeable and really maximized the learning opportunity for our 8 year-old son.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Jon is an excellent tour guide. He took us to Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge to see endemic Hawaiian birds. We had a lovely picnic lunch in the park and got to see lots of exotic birds. On the way to the refuge we saw francolins, pheasants, wild pigs, chukars, and the beautiful Hawaiian owl. Jon is knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the Island as well as the cultural history and just good company. We even booked a second tour although we knew we could not get into Volcanoes National Park due to the current eruptions, Jon took us as close as was safe. He changed the itinerary based on our prior exploration of the island. We had a great drive south from Kona, made many fantastic stops. We saw the Captain Cook monument, a black sand beach with lots of turtles basking in the sun, the south point of the island along with the southernmost bakery in the U.S.. We saw the laze (gases) coming off the spot where the lava flowed into the ocean and had dinner in Pahoa, near an actively erupting fissure. We got to see the sky turn red at night, glowing from the lava. I feel that Jon helped us get a great sense of what the Big Island has to offer. Highly recommend him.

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Jon K, Owner at Kona Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mahalo nui for taking the time to post a review. It sure was a fun day and I hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

We had booked the Hawaii Island Experience, but do to the volcanic activity the national park was closed. Jon emailed us regarding this with an option of a tour from Waikoloa to Hilo, with stops a waterfalls, a volcano tube and many areas we would have never gotten to. This was fantastic! Jon does small group tours, 7 people maximum. Jon is very knowledgeable on Hawaii and very personable. We will definitely book with him the next time we go to the big island, and are already recommended him to our family and friends.

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Jon K, Owner at Kona Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Mahalo for the review letting me show what the Big Island has to offer.
Hurry back!

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Although there was Volcanic activity ongoing, Jon - the owner, created us a fantastic and memorable tour of the island.

We were met in person at our Hotel. Jon has a large SUV which allows for small group custom tours which allows you to see the island at your own pace.

Jon was also the guide for the tour and was extremely knowledgeable about the sites and history of the island creating a unique experience for us.

I cannot recommend Kona Adventure Tours highly enough.

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Jon K, Owner at Kona Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Mahalo for taking time to post a review. We’re so glad you had a good time.
Aloha!

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