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Dear Keawe Adventures

     I’ve done quite a bit of snorkeling over the years, and while I can truly appreciate the enjoyment, I felt as if I hit a plateau and was searching for the next leap.  A recommendation came that I should give spearfishing a shot and was specifically referred to Makani.  Unlike most other water tours where an instructor provides the basics and then ritually drops you off at a random reef with a stopwatch, Makani takes the necessary time to make sure you get a full proper experience.  Right from the outset, his comprehensive training fully prepares you for the adventure, all done in a fashion that keeps you engaged throughout.  He takes particular interest ensuring his guests get the best experience possible while at the same time keeping safety at the forefront.  After being adequately educated on the finer points… the hunt begins.  Makani meticulously guides guests around the reef, knowing fully where the best spots are to land keepers.  He is quick to point out opportunities wherever they exist, which is another important point of differentiation; he wants YOU to catch the fish.  He could go after them himself (and easily land one), but for him it’s about making sure that his guests get the best experience possible, even if it means letting the fish get away.  You’ll wear yourself tired by the time your hunt is over, but the experience never gets old.

     To summarize, Makani’s background as a native Hawaiian and United States Naval Academy graduate makes him the perfect guide; having both a supreme knowledge of the island’s reefs, the necessary training from one of the country’s finest institutions and a commitment to providing the best experience to all who participate.  I won’t lie, I had pretty high expectations heading in and they were all more than exceeded.  If you visit Hawaii, there are literally hundreds of snorkeling trips you could take that all basically replicate each other.  So if you have “been there and done that” and are looking for a completely new and unique adventure, this should unquestionably be at the top of your list.


Thomas, NY

Westchester, NY

Hi Jake,

Thanks so much for spending yesterday morning teaching our family how to snorkel. It was an experience will will never forget. You are a wonderful, patient instructor and we were lucky to have had you.


Susan, Chris and Elizabeth

guided toues, fly fishing, bone fishing, light tackle surfing

Keawe Ocean Adventures,

I’ve never written a testimonial before, but you guys made our vacation so amazing that I had to write one for Keawe Ocean Adventures.  I brought my two kids to The Kahala for our first real vacation since I became a single mom.  My kids are young (9 & 6) and my son is not yet a strong swimmer, so I wasn’t sure how many ocean activities I would be able to do with my kids and still ensure their safety in the water.  The first day we were at The Kahala, a hotel employee hooked us up with you and as soon as I learned that you and your guys are all lifeguard certified, we were ready. 

Keawe Ocean Adventures took us canoe fishing, paddle boarding, crab fishing, snorkeling at Hanauma Bay and Shark’s Cove and for a tour of the North Shore. 

We spent the most time with Peter and he was wonderful with my kids.  He took us snorkeling at Hanauma and Shark’s Cove, and even though it was both my kids’ first experience snorkeling, they both did amazing and loved it.  Peter had my son by the hand the entire time we were in the water and I had no doubt my son was safe, confident and having a great time.  We swam with sea turtles and saw fish we will never forget. 

Our tour of the North Shore hit the tourist spots but also gave us a feel for the island through Peter who grew up there.  My kids loved the macadamia nut pancakes at Boots & Kimos and stopping at a roadside tiki stand for hand carved tikis and for a drink of coconut water from a freshly cut coconut.  Peter even gave my son a piggyback ride down from Waimea Falls. 

It was an amazing vacation and my kids’ (and my) favorite parts of the trip were all the parts we did with Keawe Ocean Adventures.  You enabled us to do so much more than I would have been comfortable doing with my kids on my own.  Thanks so much to you, Peter, Kahai and Kimo for a trip that truly exceeded our expectations!

Jane (August 2010)


Surfing with Keawe Adventures was the best experience of my life. Their professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm made my surfing adventures a time not to forget. I've been with other tours but these guys know how to teach surfing. And they make everything so seamless. I can't wait to come back to Hawaii and take it to the next level. Kimo you're awesome! You are truly the surf guru.

Thank You Very Much

Jeff S.


Fishing, Surfing

Dear Kimo-

Just a note to thank you for all the joy you brought to our family vacation.  Lucy had never surfed in her life, and I believe you started a new passion for her with surfing - I also. Bruke is so fascinated with sea life - as afraid of sharks as she, is in love with the ocean.  You helped her to feel safe and therefore able to enjoy the marine experience here.  Alex loved the paddle board and....I did it too!  I do not think the Kahala would be half of the pleasure that it is without you.  Your are a great spirit, and your kindness and expertise are appreciated.

Thank You Kimo!!

Terry, Lucy, Bruke, and Alex

flyfishing hawaii, boy scout troop

Makani showed our group of boy scouts (Troop 143) how to do fly fishing and he was awesome! He took the time to teach technique and fundamentals, as well as imitate the behaviors of the fish. Our boys learned so much and it was because of Makani's professionalism and love for the ocean. He even took the time to taught about ocean safety and gave them a lesson about the ocean they won't soon forget. Makani made sure that they that much more prepared to leave the beach safely and being prepared is the boy scout motto.

Dear Customer,

If you would like to share your experience with Keawe Adventures, please contact us. 

Mahalo, Makani

Honolulu, Hawaii