We cannot recommend Jody (our driver/guide) highly enough. Every aspect of our day was fantastic from the pre-tour communication to the drop off at the end of the day. He was very knowledgeable about Hawaiian history and the places we visited but also willing to admit he didn't know an answer rather than making something up. The vehicle was comfortable. We had a general plan for the day and Jody gave extra suggestions along the way which further enhanced our tour. We saw a lot more than we would have on our own. Having a driver with local knowledge saves time looking at maps or for parks, toilets etc and meant all of us could enjoy the views. We would definitely do something similar again. Jody also took great photos of our group meaning we didn't have to resort to selfies or rotate having a person missing.
Jody was amazing. He took us all over the island and went out of his way to make sure we had a good time. We were expecting a minivan but he brought a huge 10 passenger van that gave us plenty of room and provided drinks. He didn't worry about the time going over because he wanted to make sure we saw everything we wanted to see even if it took longer. I can't recommend Jody enough. You will have a blast!
A fantastic opportunity to see sites and locales outside of Honolulu. Jody took us to beaches, vistas, and sites that we would have never been able to find on our own. Aided by his healthy amount of local knowledge, we were able to get context for what we were seeing. He was also able to summon sunshine and rainbows at key moments :) We could not have asked for a better experience. We visited places we would not have known to see on our own and were left 'hungry' for a return visit. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ALOHA Steven, Thank you for spending the time you had left here on Oahu with me, and the great review too! So nice to hear that you had as much of a good time as I did. Maybe we can see more next time! A Hui Ho (Till we meet again) JODY
We're so glad we booked Jody for our first full day on the island! He was very friendly and knowledgeable -- equally so in English and Japanese. He took us to some places we had requested and added a few stops we wouldn't have known about on our own. We'll definitely look him up again the next time we visit Oahu. If you see that he's available for a tour, don't think twice. Book him before someone else grabs the day that you want!
Jody M, is not only knowledgeable but very accommodating during our tour. WE thoroughly enjoyed the tour and then, some! Highly recommended for best service, excellent information about the places we visited, and commendable attitude. He was very vibrant, energetic, and noted the pride for the job he was doing. He was very caring, enthusiastic, and very polite each step of the way. Jody could almost anticipate what is best for his clients. Thank you for such an entertaining day.
Jody was awesome. This was our first time on Oahu and the tour allowed us to see so much of the area and get our bearings. From Waikiki and downtown; to the famous North Shore and surfing town; to visiting a coffee farm and lunch of famous garlic shrimp; a botanical garden and waterfall; seeing sea turtles swimming near the beach. On the way Jody told us the whole history of the Hawaiian people, which gave us an appreciation of the culture and islands. Highly recommended for your first day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Barbara’s, Mahalo Nui Loa for the great review! I am so glad to hear that you guys had so much fun, because I sure did too. Coffee and Malasadas! You cannot go wrong. Jody
Daniel was a very good guide. He explained every thing and gave history on everything. I would recommend him to anybody that wants to see most of the island. He took us to get donuts for breakfast and at lunch to a place for some hawaii food. Enjoyed the tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Donna, Thank you so much for the kind words! It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope to see you again next time you are in the islands. Mahalo Daniel D
We can't say enough good things about Jody! He was prompt, polite, friendly, and super-knowledgeable. My husband was unable to take the tour, and Jody thoughtfully brought him some malasadas to cheer him up! We learned a lot and had a blast. Thank you, Jody!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for letting me share the day with you guys! It was definitely my pleasure taking you guys around and helping you enjoy Oahu. I pray for a full recovery and maybe to see you guys back in Hawaii sometime soon.
Jody is an excellent tour guide, we had a fantastic, stress free day! We did our own tour,- waterfall, jump off a rock at a cool beach, see green turtles, private beach to watch kite surfers, great lunch and shave ice! The van was immaculate and so comfortable. Jody shared some great island history, so we were very engaged and enjoying ourselves. Thanks again for a great day Jody!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mahalo Nui for the great review and a sharing a great day with me. So glad to hear everything worked out and everyone had a great time! A Hui Ho (till we meet again) Jody
We had an excellent experience on our private tour with guide, Jody M. He made us feel very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed him sharing the history of Hawaii and his knowledge of all the hidden gems on the island of Oahu with us. He truly made this tour special and quite memorable for our entire family. We highly recommend Jody M and Tours by Locals to everyone visiting the Hawaiian Islands. If we could give 10 Stars, we would! This was an awesome excursion. Thank you so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Mahalo Nui Loa for such a great review! I definitely had as much of a great time with you guys and thank you and your family for a great day! Enjoy the rest of your stay and I hope to see you back in Oahu soon!