Maui's Private Guide
Maui's Private Guide
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Hire your own professional private guide to show you the best of Maui, all in the comfort of our vehicle. We offer Maui Island tours and our specialty, the Road to Hana private tour. Relax and let your own private guide customize your day specifically to your interests and abilities. PUC #4951-C
Kihei, Hawaii

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2023

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Ann D
Bowie, MD157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It was a warm, sunny day in Maui and my husband and I had a wonderful "drive" on the Hana Highway thanks to Maui's Private Guide, and in particular, owner and tour guide Bryan. Bryan was very accommodating with all of our desires and made stops at key places of interest after confirming it was something we wanted to do. We were able to customize the trip to what we wanted to see and how much time we wanted to spend at each place rather than taking a standard, cookie-cutter tour with people that we didn't know and who had different interests than we did.

Bryan is also a great storyteller and told us the history of King Kamehameha's rise to power. He made this period of time come to life for me and for the first time I had a thorough grasp about this part of Hawaiian history.

I had researched various tour operators before making a selection and found that Maui Private Guides is the most economical way to go for a couple or small family. The other companies require that you pay the full price for a 10-14 seat van which is considerable. Once in Maui, we talked with another couple who said they made the drive themselves and found it quite difficult in places not to mention tiring. I'm so glad that we hired Maui's Private Guide to do the driving for us so we could just enjoy the views. Thanks Bryan for making it a highlight of our trip to Hawaii!
Written February 16, 2020
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Aloha Ann. What a thoughtful and positive review. Thank you for taking the time to write this. It was my pleasure to spend the day with you two. Until we meet again, best wishes.
Written February 20, 2020
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brtraveler
Greenwell Springs, LA52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Our group of nine booked with Bryan and Tony for a personalized Road to Hana excursion. Bryan was professional and gave accurate descriptions of his vehicles, supplies and pick up time. Our day was planned with the stops that we wanted to make and we never felt rushed or like they didn’t want us to stop. A perfect roadside banana bread stop and lunch were offered and not to be missed. They even helped us make a stop on the way back to the cruise ship to pickup some needed supplies. Our day was perfect and this was a favorite stop. The price was reasonable, the vehicles were clean and in good working order, and the guides were knowledgeable about their island. We were completely pleased with everything!
Written February 6, 2020
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Hey Thanks gang, for the great review. Tony and I had a great day with you all and I'm glad we could accommodate your group in our two vehicles. I hope the rest of your cruise was awesome! Until we meet again, best wishes. Bryan Miner.
Written February 8, 2020
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Ramona
Owasso, OK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Our tour was the Road to Hana, and Keenan was our guide. We were a family of 6 ranging in age from 9 to 74 and Keenan managed to keep us all entertained and engaged. We stopped at an ice cream stand that offered excellent local flavored ice cream, and for lunch, a fabulous food truck off the beaten path that was absolutely amazing, the best kalua pig sandwiches!
Keenan brought us to a lava cave, black sand beach, and brought us to breath taking views of waterfalls. This tour company is very highly recommended.
Written January 27, 2022
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Thanks for the nice review. We appreciate you taking the time to write this. We are happy to have had you and thank you for your business. Until we meet again, best wishes.
Written February 4, 2022
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Amanda H
Olympia, WA22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
This was by far the best way to take the Road to Hana. We had Keenan as our tour guide and he was awesome. He was knowledgeable, attentive and always made sure we were having the best time. He found an opihi for me to try...and it was delicious. He also was very interactive in participating in all the activities including rock jumping and navigating a lava tube. He advised us well on what stops we wanted to make and showed us spots I know we wouldn't have found on our own. It was a once in a lifetime experience and we are so grateful we got to experience Hana through this tour and with Keenan.
Written May 1, 2021
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Aloha Amanda, We appreciate you taking the time to write this great review. Glad you enjoyed the Opihi. Come see us again some time. Until then, best wishes.
Written May 10, 2021
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Christine
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We had the best day with Keenan form Maui's Private Guide! We spent the day traveling the Road to Hana. Keenan knew all the best spots to take us and shared so much about Maui's culture. I would highly recommend Maui's Private Guide to create the best experience the island has to offer. Thank you, Keenan and Bryan, for a fabulous adventure!
Written July 15, 2021
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You are very welcome. And thank you for booking your tour with us and thanks for the great review. Until we meet again, best wishes. Bryan.
Written July 16, 2021
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mattw877
Verona, Italy28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We conveyed that the reason that we hire private guides for 500.00 plus per person is that they:
1. Show us mainstream sights from a unique perspective
2. We desire that personal guides show us experiences we need to have that we couldn’t have without them...We would rather see two to three quality places during the day, in a special way, and take the time that is required, rather than blast through a list of superficial pins on a map
3. The guide should have everything worked-out beforehand. Will be really disappointed if the guide shows-up and says“What would you like to see?” and here is your "Safeway sandwitch."
Written May 21, 2022
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This was a "cold booking",,, no initial contact at all. When I initiated contact with this gentlemen, I received a 5 paragraph email listing his demands and expectations. He stated that he is special and wants to see things and places that we don't take anyone else. His email raised concerns with me, basically, that he would never be satisfied with our services and would become a nightmare to deal with so I respectfully denied his services, telling him that we may not be able to fulfill his expectations and I cancelled his tour. His unwarranted review confirms my feelings and why I cancelled him in the first place.
Written May 21, 2022
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Stephanie L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
Keenan did an amazing job advising us on the route to take to Hana and tailored it to what we were wanting to experience. He knew historical stories about the areas we were viewing. He took us to well known spots and also areas off the beaten path to experience. We felt safe the whole trip, and he did a great job navigating the roads in our van. The van allowed for spectacular views and excellent picture taking to capture the experience. He knew where to get our best meal in Hana, which was delicious. Keenan was very laid back and we held great conversations along the way. We highly suggest the south road because you are missing out on a beautiful experience if not. Brian and Keenan both seem to truly care about you, your safety, and your experience! Well worth the money spent for their expertise!
Written April 29, 2021
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Thanks, Stephanie, for the nice review. I'm so glad you had a wonderful day with Keenan. Until we meet again, Best wishes.
Written May 10, 2021
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Annette F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
We enjoyed our day with Keenan despite of the age gap. He kept us entertained all day and he willingly went along with all our requests culminating in a much anticipated trip to Walmart (don't ask). Seriously we had a fantastic day, cut short travel sickness, I did say not to ask. The scenery was wonderful, great weather, and such a helpful and obliging guide. Thanks Keenan.
Written September 22, 2022
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T R
Orange, CA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Incredible experience- very family friendly. We toured with Bryan but heard very great things about Keenan as well. We had previously done road to Hana twice on our own, but this experience was completely different. Bryan is well versed in Hawaiian geology, biology, history, and culture. He is well educated and gave us the most amazing information about the island. He was well prepared with safety gear, flashlights, umbrellas , waters, etc. the kids especially loved the coconut , the cave!, the black sand beach , the waterfalls. Talk about a tour guide who knows is stuff and cares for the safety of his passengers. Also brought a clean car seat for my 3 year old. Bryan is a class act. We will gladly do this tour again. “He is so cool” from my son. “He is a handy guy to have around!” from my husband “the cave was fantastic!” From my daughter “thanks for the coconut and the cave” from my 3 year old.
Written April 9, 2021
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Hi gang. Thanks for all the wonderful accolades. I sure did have fun with you all. It was really great to see you again the next day too. Thanks for giving us the chance to earn your smiles. The pleasure was all mine. Until we meet again, best wishes. Bryan.
Written April 11, 2021
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77jillc
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
My family of 5 hiked the Waihee Ridge Trail with Fiorella. The hike was simply amazing. While it was all uphill hiking, we took periodic breaks so that it was not too strenuous. The views of the coast were beautiful and it was great to see Maui in a different way. Fi was an excellent guide. She has a vast knowledge of native plants and even found some yummy berries for us to eat. She also pointed out a mongoose that was travelling in and out of the brush. My energetic teens hiked way ahead of us at times. Fi stayed with me to make sure I was not left alone and encouraged me every step of the way. At the top, we had a picnic lunch and she took lots of pictures of our family to remember the day. We all enjoyed her company so much that we requested to have her as our guide for our Road to Hana excursion a few days later. Thanks for a great day, Fi!
Written August 12, 2021
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Aloha. Thanks for the time you took to write this review. Fi said she had a wonderful day with you all and we're glad you also enjoyed your Road to Hana tour with her a few days later. We hope to see you again some day. Until then, best wishes.
Written August 13, 2021
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