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Enjoy your favorite day in Paradise with a one of a kind Private Tour of Maui's highlights and best-kept secrets!

See, hear, and experience things that no other tour on the island gives you.

Visit special places seldom seen, walk or ride in comfort to awe-inspiring legendary sights. Explore spots where tour vans and buses can't go, and capture photos in beautiful settings which you may at times have all to yourself!

Customized itineraries and activity levels are tailored to your special needs and interests.

Complimentary consultation ensures a memorable tour that's just for you; no two are ever alike.
You'll learn from the inspiring, informative interpretation by your enthusiastic and entertaining personal guide, Pono.
He's been passionate about sharing Maui since 1983.


Introducing the brand new, elegant 2016 Honda Pilot EX-L, official vehicle of Open Eye Tours & Photos. All-wheel drive for a smooth ride on winding roads, excellent off-road capability, leather interior, moon roof. The beautiful, highly rated Pilot SUV Seats 7 guests comfortably, with more leg room than any other vehicle in its class.

Pono speaks English, French, Spanish, Hawaiian and conversational Japanese. He brings a vast knowledge of the vibrant Hawaiian culture, chants, legends, music, language, food and hands-on activities to your custom tour, adding meaning to your excursion while providing quality service, amenities and surprises.

Tour enhancement includes site-specific commentary with an educational/environmental focus; Hawaiian nature, history, wildlife, bird watching, sacred sites, hidden villages, beaches, waterfalls, rainforests, ranches, gardens, farms, breathtaking views - the wonders and magic of Hawai'i! Refreshing, unique, fun!

Perfect for curious first time and return visitors: seniors, families, couples, honeymooners, singles, and those with special interests. Pono is delighted to be guiding Royalty, Celebrities, and other V.I.P.'s like you!

Discover the unforgettable difference of your own co-created day with Maui's Premier Private Guide. Tours offered on Maui, the Big Island of Hawai'i, and Kaua'i.

With 34 plus years guiding credit, Pono is a resident teacher with Master's Degree in Education and Hawaiian cultural immersion, and is fully credentialed/insured (including PUC license, Commercial Auto, Commercial Liability.) Top resort and guide book references.

Open Eye Tours & Photos is a recipient of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence.

Please visit the other pages of this website for more details, fill out the reservation form or contact or call 808-572-3483 for more information. I look forward to being of service!
Mahalo and Aloha,

Maka'ala is how you would you say "Open Eye" in Hawaiian.
Maka'ala also means alert, watchful, vigilant, wide awake, to be aware, to attend to vigilantly. May your eyes be opened!

Maui, Hawaii - Private guide offering unique custom tours, with or without walking.

Journey to off-the-map places seldom seen and the most popular sights, shared with meaningful interpretation by your experienced, professional personal tour guide / private driver.


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