Open Eye ToursSee, hear, and experience things that no other tour on Maui gives you with Maui's Premier Private Guide
Enjoy your favorite day in Paradise with a One of a Kind Custom Private Tour
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!
Tours enhanced by site-specific narrative, including chants, music, legends, and a cultural/environmental/educati
Visit seldom-seen sights not found in guide books and where the tour buses can’t access, as well as more popular areas, and gain an understanding of their significance.
Capture photos in beautiful settings which you may at times have all to yourself, and let Pono take photos with you in them so you can relax.
100% customized private tour itineraries with generous pre-tour consultation & planning for your interests & logistics.
Long-time alliances may help you meet locals on their terms in their environment.
You’ll learn from the inspiring, meaningful interpretation by your enthusiastic, seasoned & entertaining Master Guide, Pono. He’s been passionate about sharing Maui since 1983.
All tours are with or without walking, tailored to your preferred activity level and special needs, creating an unforgettable, fulfilling day.
Unique farm-to-table fruit tasting from guide’s own organic farm; enjoy some authentic Hawaiian foods, fresh home-baked goods, a variety of beverages, and more.
Meet Your Guide, Pono.
With 35 plus years guiding credit, Pono is a resident teacher with Hawaiian cultural immersion, and is fully credentialed/insured (including PUC license, Commercial Auto, Commercial Liability.) Top resort and guide book references.
Pono has decades of professional teaching experience to draw on, with hands-on experiences available for kids and all interested; a Master’s Degree in Education; is Multi-lingual (Fluent in English & French; Conversational Spanish, Japanese, Hawaiian.)
He’s well-traveled, can relate to people from all walks of life, and he has never repeated an exact tour in 35 years! The level of personalization provided is second to none. Each journey is co-crafted with you as he truly listens to ensure your goals are met.
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Experience the beauty, wonders & magic of Hawai’i: Tour with Pono Fried, Open Eye Tours & Photos (recipient of Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence,) for refreshing, unique fun! Providing outstanding service with Aloha since 1983!
Maka’ala also means alert, watchful, vigilant, wide awake, to be aware, to attend to vigilantly. May your eyes be opened!
Makawao, HI 96768 USA