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Growing up on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jay has had the privilege to be a tour guide for many friends and families from all over the world. Whether it’s a popular attraction or off the beaten path, Jay has explored the Hawaiian Islands from top to bottom.  Combining his passion for travel and knowledge of the island, Jay co-founded Wasabi Tours Hawaii soon after graduating from college.  Nowadays if you can’t find jay leading a tour on the island, he is traveling around the world as a cultural ambassador of Hawaii.



Kala Holiday was born and raised on the Big Island in the small coffee village of Honaunau. He is a state registered lineal descendent of the original inhabitants of Puuhonua o Honaunau, and regularly participates in cultural functions at the National Parks.

Kala attended the West Hawaii Explorations Academy where he heavily focused on the study of indigenous Hawaiian plants. He is very knowledgeable on the native flora and fauna as well as a number of alien species that have been introduced throughout the years.

Being of Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian, and Caucasian descent, Kala has a rich family history and a unique perspective of life in the islands that he loves to share with visitors to the island.



Born half Spanish, half Mexican, Darian was raised on an island – Galveston. Since moving to Hawaii over 7 years ago, He has been fascinated and deeply studied the history, local cultures, geology, and the agriculture of Hawaii.

He is an avid hiker during spare time and has explored over 100 miles of tails throughout the Big Island, including many locations unknown to life time residents. In addition, he is a regular in events around Big Island such as volunteering for Ironman Triathlon, Kona Marathon, charities, and cultural restoration projects.

Ehitu Keeling


Ehitu is a seventh generation Native Hawaiian born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, growing up by the ocean and learning how to live by what mother nature provided.  He has always been interested in the night sky and astronomy from hearing how his ancestors voyaged throughout the Pacific Ocean just by using the stars.

In 2009, he started traveling around the world and doing surf photography. His work can be found in magazines such as Surfer, Outside Magazine, Hawaiian Airlines. Since the most recent volcanic eruption in May 2018, his photographs and video footage has also been published by National Geographic. Join a tour with Ehitu, he loves to share his cultures and experiences living on this beautiful island.

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