I studied Tourism Administration in college, was a flight attendant for five years, and later worked many years in people-oriented, professional positions related to customer service. I joined ToursByLocals three years ago. The positive reviews I've received since then are the result of my passion for customer service. My goal is to make you feel welcome and part of one 'ohana ("family" in Hawaiian), and to give you exclusive experiences that will create lasting memories.
As a long-time resident of Hawaii, I know its best-kept secrets and specialize in providing unique experiences in off-the-beaten-path places. I know the best places to see whales, manta rays, monk seals, sea turtles, and albatrosses; pick your own fruit; and buy Kona coffee, pineapple ice cream, Hawaiian quilts, shave ice, or Koa wood carvings. I know the places Mark Twain called "the most beautiful view in the world" and "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. " I know where you can find bargains, the best golf courses, culinary delights, uplifting entertainment, unspoiled nature, scenic drives, and fabulous hiking, snorkeling, and stand up paddle boarding. I also know which activities and site visits can be reasonably combined into plans for a single day on a particular island.
I'm a Certified Hawaii Professional Tour Guide. I'm also an authorized tour guide for Pearl Harbor National Memorial, so I can reserve tickets for you, take you to the most important places, and provide you with key historical facts and other important information, including how to navigate their complex procedures and regulations, in order to optimize your experience.
My tours are flexible, customizable, and available in either English or Spanish. By tapping into my knowledge and expertise you will spend less time deciding what to do. You will be far more likely to visit the most beautiful and fascinating places on the islands and choose attractions and excursions that are truly worthwhile and provide good value for the money. And you will also be able to relax, knowing that WE SANITIZE OUR VEHCILES AND PROVIDE HAND SANITIZER TO KEEP YOU SAFE.
A Recent Review of this guide
Yolanda was our tour guide on February 22, 2020 for Pearl Harbor and Scenic Oahu. We would definitely give her a rating or 5 out of 5. She was friendly and very knowledgeable about the island. She took us to the places we wanted to see and then she showed us the beautiful beaches along the east side of the island. We would definitely recommend her for private tours. John and Fran Nartowicz
Authorized Tour Guide at Pearl Harbor
Certified Hawaii Professional Tour Guide
Hawaii Destination Specialist
As a certified and licensed guide, I have no restrictions.