About HAWAII FREE TOURS
Aloha kākou and welcome! As Hawaii’s first and only company offering a free walking tour, Hawaii Free Tour’s mission is to share the rich history, culture, people, food, and the way of this beautiful place that we call home.
We want all of our guests to leave the islands with a better understanding of Hawaii and we hope to provide a memorable experience in doing so!
We have three tours, one is a free walking tour of historic downtown Honolulu and the others are paid food tours.
All Paid Tours Include:
Local, Friendly & Expert Guides
Hotel pickup & drop off (Optional for some tours)
Lunch / Beverages (Non-Alcoholic)
FREE WALKING TOUR
Come join us as we take you on a short but informative walking tour around some of Hawaii’s most historically significant landmarks. You will be led by a Hawaii born & raised local guide(s) and they will share the history of Hawaii and some of their insights on Hawaii’s modern day multi-cultural facets. Learn about the best things to do and eat in Hawaii!
Local, Friendly & Expert Guides
History + Culture
Free! (Tips & Reviews are appreciated!)
Da Local's Food Tour
Come join us as we take you to eat at the local's favorite spots on the island!
Off the Beaten Path -Hawaii Food Tour
Deviate from the typical tourist and experience Hawaii's exotic & ethnic foods!
MEET SOME OF OUR LOCAL GUIDES
Born and raised on the island of Oahu, Elless has been dubbed by loved ones as “Mr. Aloha” because of his passion for sharing the aloha spirit with family, friends, and guests to the islands. Elless is an avid surfer, hiker, and all-around waterman. As your tour guide, Elless will show you the true, authentic Hawaii experience that is catered to your individual interests. Get the taste of Hawaii when you let Mr. Aloha take you to local favorite restaurants, bars, and diners. Let Elless take you off the beaten path to experience the Hawaii that you will not get with commercial tour guides.
Peter Van Buren
Peter Van Buren's love of Hawaii goes back decades. After many years of work with the U.S. Department of State in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, and elsewhere, Peter returned to his first love, here in these islands he now calls home. Along the way, Peter found time to become one of only a handful of certified New York Pizza Guides, and is always happy to share tips on where to find the best pie on Oahu.
An amateur historian, Peter brings a perspective to his tours that seeks to entertain as well as educate. In his spare time, Peter loves to write, care for his rescue dog Momo, volunteer at the Humane Society, and continue to learn more about Hawaii's amazing history and food scene.
Jessica (Noelani) grew up on Oahu, and had the opportunity to learn about her culture and language as a child by attending a Hawaiian immersion program as a child, and later earning her Bachelor’s degree in Hawaiian language. After earning her Bachelor’s degree, she went on to earn her Master’s in Teaching. She has spent over a decade working in Hawaiian-focused charter schools as a high school math and science teacher and is very passionate about education. During Hokulea’s World Wide Voyage, she served as an educational specialist, and an apprentice navigator. In 2019, she had the opportunity to speak at TedEx BYU, providing her manao on “Aloha, It’s More than Hello.”
Aloha guests from around the world. My name is Victor and I am one of the guides for Hawaii Free Tours. I was born and raised here in Honolulu, Hawaii to an immigrant family from Hong Kong. On my free time I love to surf & spend time with family and friends. Although I am not Hawaiian by blood, I consider Hawaii my home and love the people, the culture, and this land. I hope to show you a little bit more about Hawaii than what is seen and heard on TV & online.
Born and raised in Hawaii, Tiffany’s lived in San Diego, London and Singapore.
Out of all the places she’s visited, Bali’s her fave. Loves wine, fried rice, surfing and hanging with her lil’ dude. Now that she’s back home for good, Tiffany’s so blessed to call Hawaii her home and can’t wait to show you all why that is.
Jason "Kamalani" Gunderson
Jason "Kamalani" Gunderson was born on the island of Maui and was raised on Oahu and in South Dakota. He is part Native Hawaiian and loves to share his knowledge (mana'o) with visitors to the island. When he's not flying for Hawaiian Airlines, you can find him surfing at Sandy Beach or cruising on the shore with his beloved Rottweiler/Doberman mix, Kingston. As your tour guide, Jason will be able to share with you the personal & cultural aspect of growing up as a Native Hawaiian in Hawaii.
Let us know if you have any questions or comments, we'd love to hear from you!
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