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Roland T.

Aiea, HI, United States

5 Star-rated by TBL Travelers, Roland is the descendent of many generations of Hawaii ancestors who have come before him; his guest's experiences are rooted in authenticity -- his mother was born & raised in the Islands long before Hawaii became the 50th State, his grandmother worked in the Waikiki hotels of the 1930's and 40's, and his great-grandmother was a citizen of the monarchial Hawaiian Kingdom under the reign of Queen Liliu'okalani.

He is a passionate professional who is well-educated, articulate, very knowledgeable about his island home, well-traveled, extremely focused on the needs/wants of his guests, upbeat & fun.

After graduating High School, Roland attended college in Santa Cruz, California, and would eventually remain California-based for 15 years before returning to Hawaii in 2004. He is a working TV travel writer/producer (with credits on the Travel Channel's Bizaar Foods, AOL Travel, Time-Warner's OC16 and COX TV in California and Nevada) who loves sharing the amazing mix of "gems" to be found in Hawaii.

Roland is an avid "foodie" who has worked with Andrew Zimmern (of the Travel Channel's BIZARRE FOODS)and Karla Martinez of Univision's Despierta América. He is a seasoned cook, and an avid fan of the numerous eateries throughout Waikiki, Honolulu, and beyond.
Here's what past guests are saying about Roland:

". . . Our day with Roland was the highlight of our time on Oahu. We asked for a tour covering history and culture and that's what we got! Roland's passion for his heritage shines through. "
Kimberly, Australia

". . . If there ever was the need for an Ambassador of Aloha Roland would be the perfect candidate. "
Josh, Kauai

". . . I certainly can tell you something about Roland: He has a heart for Hawai'i and for sharing the Aloha Spirit with those of us who visit. I mean that in the truest sense of the word: He speaks very fluently about the history of Hawai'i (and, of course, it's attractions) and the love that is here. It's obvious to me that he is a sensitive guy who is considerate of both tourists' needs and the needs of those who live and work here in Hawai'i. Honestly, Roland is one of the major reasons why I fell in love with Hawai'i, and one of the major reasons why I return here when I can. "
Jeremiah, Pennsylvania

". . . I have travelled extensively around the world and certainly he offers a top class service. He is also a videographer/writer/producer who is always capturing and promoting local culture which makes him someone unique and hard to find. "
Ivan, San Francisco

A Recent Review of this guide

Roland was a wonderful guide and took great care of our family. He listened to our requests and adapted our tour to for fill them. He was very knowledgable about both the history and culture of the island as well as providing surfing information for the north shore. He took us to "local" food establishments rather than the tourist ones. I highly recommend using Roland for any tour.
Pamela Doyle

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Credentials

-Award-Winning Travel/Food TV Producer-Writer, Host with credits for the Travel Channel, AOL Travel, COX TV and Time-Warner
-Studied Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawaii at Hilo

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Tours by Roland T.

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Untold Secrets of a Country Overthrown

Exploring the truthful history of the Kingdom of Hawaii / Flat-rate,...

325 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (up,...

Includes up to 4 guests: Arizona Memorial (TICKETS INCLUDED)* & Fully,...

440 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu (14,...

Includes up to 14 guests: Arizona Memorial (TICKETS INCLUDED)* & Fully,...

770 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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100% Hawaiian Freestyle Tour with Roland

Oahu Private Tour from Honolulu for up to 14 Passengers - One flat,...

770 USD per tour

(for up to 14 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Flexible Hawaiian Half-Day Excursion

Perfect Shore Excursion: YOU decide when to start & end, and what you'd,...

450 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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