Mauka Makai Adventures specializes in personalized small group and private tours of Hawai’i Island. We are a family owned and operated business. We pride ourselves on sharing the local experience. Educating our guests on the history, culture and environment of Hawai’i Island while emanating the aloha spirit. 


Tour guide (Josh) was excellent, and there was a very high degree of cultural and natural resource interpretation. The tour truly took guests on an in-depth journey of Hawaii and connected them more closely to the island’s cultural and natural resources. Great job of weaving Hawaiian language/words throughout the tour, and giving guests hands-on experience. Tour was fun, informative, educational, and historical. Tour guide was very personable, patient, and knowledgeable.

Excellent job of supporting local companies through tours (e.g. Greenwell Farms, Donkey Balls Chocolate Factory, etc.). This not only gives guests a true “taste” of Hawaii, but also generates important business for local companies.

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Separate “Eco-tourism” page on website is an excellent (and important) addition to website. Supports environmental non-profits.

Excellent resources utilized to develop tours. Also glad to see that tour guides are participating in trainings. Continue to attend public lectures, trainings, even classes at the local college!