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Michael W.

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Hawai'i is an incredible place and it is extremely easy to fall in love with these islands.

This is what happened to me the first time I saw them. The beaches are World Famous and so are the waves. Beautiful mountain ranges, filled with waterfalls, beautiful plants and animals. There are so many mouth watering options for great food from all over the world and several different local style businesses all over the island. It would be hard not to love O'ahu.

I have been in the hospitality industry for 15 years, over 11 of them in Hawai'i. During this time I worked in various positions such as Sales Agent, Tour Guide, Dispatcher, Quality Assurance Manager, and Director of Operations for two major Hawai'i tour companies. My time at these companies included creating training programs and materials, overseeing day to day operations, insuring the safety and compliance of guests and employees, all in an enjoyable relaxed atmosphere.

I love everything about Hawai'i and am very blessed to be able to share it with you. Some of my favorite things are the history and culture, beautiful beaches, swimming, surfing, body surfing, hiking the mountains and of course the food! I am also a bit of a movie and tv buff and happily will show you many of the locations from your favorite features.

Mahalo nui loa for giving me the chance to show you this place I call home. Come ʻSpend Your Time Making Memoriesʻ with Hali'a Tours and Transportation.

A Recent Review of this guide

We had rigid time constraints on our tour due to catching a flight back to the Mainland, our tour could not have been better! Michael was filled with boundless knowledge of the history of the island which he shared with us during our drive to different locations. The uniqueness of this tour was it changed as our day progressed. Michael took the time to listen to our interests and offered suggestions to adjust the day and show us some hidden gems of Oahu we would have never found on our own.
Karin Cowles

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AA Hawaiian Studies Degree
Hawai'i State Certified Tour Guide
Worked as Curriculum Specialist on the State Tour Guide Certification Program
First Aid/CPR/Lifeguard/Waterfront Lifeguard/Ocean Safety Technician Certified
Lifeguard Management Certified
7.5 Years Tour Guide Experience
3 Years Tour Guide Training Experience
15 Years Total Hospitality Experience
100% DOT Compliant
Preventative Maintenance Program
16 years clean driving history


We can visit any location that is safe and legal! Arizona Memorial Tickets are only guaranteed for 6am pickup times or bookings made with more than 2 months advanced notice. Any medical conditions or allergies must be disclosed at booking.

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