FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
will you be our tour guide?
Yes! I drive every tour myself so that I can 100% guarantee that you will have the exact experience you are looking for. I truly love meting new people and showing them this island, and am very grateful to be a part of your trip to Hawaii.
ARE YOU LICENSED AND INSURED?
Absolutely! My PUC certificate number from the state of Hawaii is PUC#879-C, and my commercial insurance is through Island Insurance Ltd.
HOW LONG ARE THE PRIVATE TOURS?
My standard tour is 6 hours long. This includes some of the best beaches and lookouts in Hawaii. Need a shorter or longer tour? Im flexible, so let me know what you had in mind!
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY TRIP OR CHANGE DAYS?
Not a problem! I pride myself on being the only tour on Oahu that allows you to cancel anytime! I understand plans change, weather gets nasty, or people get sick. I would never charge or penalize you, and am happy to have an extra day with my family. Just let me know you have changed your mind and I will refund 100% of your tour price immediately! Book your tour with no worries!
WHAT TIME DO WE START/FINISH?
There are 2 different start times to chose from. The early tour runs from 7:00am until about 1:00pm, and the later start tour begins at 2:00pm and runs until about 8:00pm.
The early tour starts at 7:00am because this allows us to get ahead of some of the traffic. The great thing about starting early is we have a better chance of beating the crowds and having amazing scenery all to ourselves!
With the bulk of Hawaii's residents AND tourists living right here on Oahu, things can get pretty crazy on this island! :)
we want to sleep in, is starting at 2 too late?
Not at all! We will still have several hours of daylight to see the best beaches and lookouts, and may even be able to catch an amazing sunset! The only real difference between the two is that on the later tour we have dinner together instead of lunch, and instead of starting with donuts on the beach, we finish by having them on a mountain watching the city lights.
HOW MUCH IS THE COST OF YOUR TOUR AND WHAT IS INCLUDED?
All of my tours include the following:
- A custom private tour of Oahu
- HD photos for you throughout the tour delivered by the end of the day ($100 Value)
- Donuts from the famous Leonard's Bakery
- A comfortable new model vehicle with Air Conditioning
- Plenty of bottled water
- Restaurant and activity recommendations from your new friend on the island!
Here is the cost for a completely private and customized island tour...
1-2 People = $350 total
3-4 People = $450 total
5-6 People = $550 total
Please contact me for groups larger than 6 people. Mahalo!
what if the weather is bad?
Most tours on Oahu operate rain or shine, and I believe we will still have a great time. We are on an island so we do get rain, but usually in small amounts and rarely for very long. You will find that I am VERY easy going and truly want you to have the best possible trip. If you feel the weather will affect our time together, simply let me know and I will refund your payment. No worries!
CAN I PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD?
Absolutely! I use FareHarbor to manage my bookings through this website, and they are one of the most popular booking systems for tour companies around the world. They process through STRIPE which is totally secured and been around for ages.
ARE WE STOPPING FOR LUNCH/DINNER?
We don't have to stop for lunch if you would rather keep exploring. I do know some really great spots to eat if you would like to try some of the famous local flavors!
is lunch included?
Lunch is not included and averages around $10-15 depending on what you order.
WHAT SHOULD WE BRING?
Dress casual and wear sandals. If you want to go for a swim during the tour please bring towels and sunscreen. Also bring along some cash for lunch, as some of the food trucks do not accept credit cards.
DO WE NEED TO TIP YOU?
I completely understand that tipping is not customary in many of my customers countries. If you have had a great day and would like to leave a tip, that is greatly appreciated but never required.
WILL THERE BE OTHER PEOPLE ON THIS TOUR?
NO WAY! This is a 100% PRIVATE adventure! Just Us!
WHAT IS YOUR TYPICAL ROUTE?
Although every tour is different and completely flexible, please visit the "TOUR" page to see some of my favorite locations.
WHAT KIND OF VEHICLE WILL WE BE IN?
All tours are in new model minivans year 2015 or later.
HOW DO I KNOW THIS IS FOR REAL? I'VE NEVER HIRED A PRIVATE GUIDE BEFORE!
I completely understand! Please take a look at my reviews on TripAdvisor and check out some of my posts on instagram and Facebook to get a better idea of the places I like to show people and the kind of day we will have. I love what I do, and am sure you will enjoy our time together.
OK THIS SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING WE ARE INTERESTED IN, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Please contact me with any questions you may have. If you already know a date you have in mind, click the BOOK NOW button on my homepage to see the availability calendar and reserve your day. I look forward to meeting you! Aloha!