Hali`a Tours and Transportation LLC

Spend Your Time Making Memories!

About Your Private Tours of O`ahu

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Safety & Experience

Safety and experience our top priorities as we strive to create lifelong memories for you, your family, your friends, and our Community.

Meaning of Hali`a

The word Hali`a can translate into a sudden remebrance, warm memories, even premonition, and is also a popular name in Hawai`i.


Our Beliefs

Everybody deserves great service at a reasonable price and it is our responsibility to make your vacation dreams come to life.  Time is the most precious commodity there is and flexibility and experience insure you spend it wisely.  We believe in getting it right the first time.


Time is Precious

Each tour is designed specifically to each guests desires, this insures you get the most out of your brief time on the island.  Spend your time where you want, doing what you want to do.  Your Private Tours give you the most bang for your buck.


Your Flexibility

With the flexibility of a private tour, you can relax and just have fun.  We tailor each route to the days conditions allowing us to change the plan when necessary and choose great spots.  This makes sure you get the best possible experience.


Your Experience

We offer a wide range of locations and activities like photo stops, food, shopping, swimming, hiking, historical points and much more.  Any tour can be specifically tailored to you and we will make sure your get the perfect tour.

Company Story

Founded in 2017 and providing fun, safe, and unforgettable experiences for families, couples, and friends who want more out of their vacation.


Started in response to the lack of quality, customizable private tour options at reasonable prices.  Hali`a Tours and Transportation was founded to fill this gap in a fun, safe way with a focus on having a positive community impact.  Guests get to explore the island at their own pace with a friendly, knowledgeable guide.  Your Private Tours insure the best experience for you and your loved ones. We strive to be one of the most responsible and enjoyable vacation experiences in Hawai`i. By the end of the day, you are sure to feel like our friends and family!

About the Owner

Founded by Michael Waters after 10+ Years in the Hawai`i Hospitality Industry


I have been in the hospitality industry for 15 years, most of them in Hawai`i.  working in various positions like tour sales agent, tour guide, dispatcher, quality assurance manager and director of operations for two major Hawai`i tour companies.  My time at these companies included created training programs and materials, overseeing day to day operations, and insuring the safety and compliance of guests and employees

Our Mission

Our Mission is to have a positive impact in the Community, while providing an outstanding experience for both residents and visitors


It is extremely easy to fall in love with these islands.  That is what happened to me the first time I saw them.  The beaches are world famous and so are the waves.  The mountains are beautiful and filled with waterfalls and mind blowing views.  There are mouth watering options for different types of food and unique experiences, history, culture and local business everywhere you turn.

Permits and Compliance

In the interest of transparency, compliance, and confidence below is a list of some of our major regulatory identification numbers.

Tours will not stop at Beach Parks on Sundayʻs and Public Holidays.





GE License

171 700 6336 01

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