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Makawao

Open Eye Tours & Photos

Makawao, HI, USA
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About Open Eye Tours & Photos
One of a kind Private Tour of Maui's highlights & Best Kept SECRETS! See, hear, experience things no other tour island gives you. Visit special places seldom seen, walk or ride in comfort, to awe-inspiring legendary sights. Enjoy stops where buses can't go; photos of you in beautiful settings, which you may at times have all to yourself! Customized itineraries & activity levels are tailored to your special needs/interests. Consultation ensures a memorable tour just for you; no two are ever alike. Learn from the interpretation by your enthusiastic, entertaining personal guide, passionate about sharing Maui since 1983. Pono speaks English, French, Spanish, Hawaiian, conversational Japanese. The vibrant Hawaiian culture: nature, chants, legends, music, language, food, etc. Optional hands-on activities add to your custom tour, providing quality service, amenities, & surprises. Maui's Premier Private Guide. Resident Teacher, Master's Degree in Education. Top resort & guide book references.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You will not find a guide who puts in more love, time and energy into a tour than Pono. The preparation is astounding as is his knowledge of Hawaiian culture. You will see all the special nooks and crannies of Maui that you didnt know...More

Date of experience: February 2020
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Pono F, Owner at Open Eye Tours & Photos, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Such a pleasure to reveal and interpret aspects of Maui that we had discussed in the months prior to your tour. You are such a happy, kind and loving couple, eager to explore and learn. I so appreciate the input of interests and preferences you...More

Reviewed January 12, 2020

Open Eyes Tour in Maui is certainly the most appropriate name for traveling with Pono for a tour. Having never been to Hawaii and having very little knowledge of the island, Pono's two day tour with our family of four without a doubt opened our...More

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2020

I can't even begin to tell you how good the tour was with Pono. After taking our day trip with Pono, we checked all the boxes on our Maui tour. He was engaging, knowledgeable, and fun for all ages. I highly recommend the investment. Skip...More

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2020

Pono is an awesome tour guide. It would be hard for me to imagine a more knowledgeable and personable guide. We felt really spoiled by him. We were interested in seeing the “Road to Hana” but worried about the precocious driving conditions. We looked into...More

Date of experience: December 2019
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Pono F, Owner at Open Eye Tours & Photos, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2020

Mahalo nui loa thank you very much for your lovely review.... Am truly humbled and forever grateful. Your family was like an eager sponge, soaking up the information at every opportunity, which just made me want to share more of Maui's story... Glad you got...More

Reviewed August 27, 2019

My wife and I loved our daylong tour with Pono, our awesome guide to all things Maui! We went out for a day with four adults and two kids (ages 12 and 10) and Pono taught, guided, drove, and entertained in a way that worked...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Hello. Don´t worry about that. If you contact with Pono he will prepare the excursion just in the way you need. Perhaps you can´t do all the walks that he usually prepares, but, for the problem you tell me, I think he is the... More
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