Deviate from the typical tourist experience & adventure into Hawaii's exotic and ethnic food scene! This all-inclusive walking food tour provides insights into Hawaii's multi-cultural history and culinary heritage while taking you to small mom & pop eateries that lie off the tourist trail.
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 other two are Oahu food tours.
Oahu Food Tours Include:
Local, Friendly & Expert Guides
FREE Hotel pickup & drop off
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 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 and reviews are appreciated!)
HAWAII FOOD TOURS
Two culinary and cultural adventures that take you beyond Oahu’s popular tourist destination to see and taste the unique cultures and foods that make Hawaii the melting pot of the world!
Meet your passionate local guides who will take you on a unique journey of experiencing authentic Hawaii.
Peter Van Buren
Peter'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.
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.
Susan is an artist, teacher, and museum professional. Born in Chicago, she came to Hawai’i to study art at the University of Hawai’i. She felt at home immediately. She lived in the Windward Oahu community of Hauula for several years, and now resides in Honolulu.
After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, she went on to work for numerous local culture and arts organizations. She has taught art in schools and community settings across the island.
She deeply appreciates having had so many opportunities to experience the richness of Hawai’i’s diverse cultures, and enjoys sharing the history and aloha of the Islands with others.
Aloha guests! My name is Victor and I am one of the guides for Hawaii Free Tours. I was born and raised here in Honolulu, Hawaii and worked in Asia for 6+ years and have traveled all over the world and in my humble opinion, nowhere beats Hawaii. In my free time I love to surf and 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 and online.
Aloha! Meet Treje, who was born and raised in Japan before moving to Oahu for college. Treje has been living on Oahu for 10 years, having fallen in love with the diversity and kindness of the people of Hawaii. With over 6 years of experience working as a tour guide, Treje is eager to share all the knowledge that has been acquired over the years.
In Treje's free time, you can often find him surfing or spending time with his girlfriend. Treje's passion for the culture and environment of Hawaii shines through in both work and leisure
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.