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(Y)our Team

Dolphin and You’s most valuable asset is its fantastic crew. They love the ocean and the islands, and they can’t wait to share the Spirit of Aloha with you!

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Hawaii’s finest!

Our crew members and guides are very multi-talented! Along with being certified lifesavers, they are also trained hula dancers, singers and ukulele players. They’re sure to keep you entertained! 

On the Tour

Here are some of the team members you’ll meet while on the tour

Kaina
General Manager

Aloha! I am the General Manager. From swimming to body surfing, surfing to canoeing, I love any ocean sports! I am from Kailua, Oahu and I am very proud of my Hawaiian heritage. I am very happy to share the Aloha spirit with all the guests of the tour.

Shanti
Boat Captain & Tour Manager

Aloha! I am a boat captain and the general manager. I was born in Japan and raised in Hawaii. Thanks to my parents I was raised on these beautiful islands filled with Aloha. I love exploring, especially on our boat, Ariya, on the open sea. I also love seeing our guests go home with lots of smiles and happy memories.

Mike
Boat Captain

Aloha, my name is Mike and I am one of the boat captains. Ever since I was a little child, I had been surfing and boxing. As for work, I have only worked on the sea as a boat captain or a crew member. But, I have once played a role of a guy getting chased by dinosaurs, in the movie ‘Jurrasic Park’, filmed in Hawaii.

Kaiona
Crew

Aloha, my name is Kaiona and I am one of the crew members. I am from West Oahu and can speak fluent Hawaiian. I have been dancing hula since I was a child and love to play ukulele and sing many different songs. I would love to convey this wonderful Hawaiin culture to all of our guests.

Tyler
Crew

Aloha! My name is Tyler and I am one of the crew members. I am very happy to be working out on the West Side of Oahu. I would love for everyone to enjoy Hawaii’s nature as much as I do. I also love how the West Side feels like Hawaii in the old days.

Wilber
Crew

Aloha! My name is Wilber and I am one of the crew members. I was raised in the West Coast of Oahu, where you can feel the real nature of Hawaii. I love the ocean and the mountains because thats where I grew up; nature is my friend.

Dystin
Crew

Aloha! My name is Dystin and I am one of the crew members. I looove the sea and music, so this job is perfect for me! I really enjoy playing the ukulele, singing, and dancing the hula, every day. I would love for everyone to listen to Hawaiian songs.

Tatiana
Crew

Aloha, my name is Tatiana and I am one of the crew members. I enjoy meeting our guests who visit from all over the world. When we dance, swim, and laugh together, it seems as though we become families. I am excited to see returning guests!

Rache
Crew

Aloha, my name is Che! I’m a guide, hula dancer and lifeguard on the boat. From a young age I’ve been performing and entertaining people through musical theater and hula. Now, I get to swim with dolphins everyday too! Basically, I’m living the life of Moana! What more could I ask for?

Mai
Tour Guide

Aloha, my name is Mai and I am one of the tour guides, here at Dolphin and You. I love to swim with dolphins because I believe they give me energy and power. With more than 10 years of yoga experience, I also teach classes at Aloha Mai Yoga.

Mayumi
Tour Guide

Aloha, my name is Mayumi and I am one of the tour guides. I studied Marine Biology for 2 years in Japan and have now been living in Hawaii for 4 years. I love sea creatures, especially dolphins! On my days off, I love to swim in the ocean and go diving. I have also been drumming the Taiko for more than half of my life!

Miyu
Tour Guide

Introduction coming soon!

Jeremy
Tour Guide

Aloha! My name is Jeremy and I am a photographer and tour guide. I know I don’t look it, but I was born and raised in Japan! I can speak Japanese fluently! I love going on all sorts of adventures in the ocean. I enjoy cliff diving, surfing, and swimming with the Dolphins. You can find me in the water on any day of the week, whether it’s for work or pleasure!

Nick
Tour Guide

Introduction Coming Soon

Sakiko
Tour Guide

Aloha, my name is Sakiko and I am one of the tour guides here at Dolphins and You. I am from Tokyo, Japan. I feel super lucky to have this job because I have the opportunity to be able to laugh and enjoy the adventures together with my guests. Let’s enjoy the beauty of nature in this wonderful island, together!

Jody
Tour Guide

Introduction coming soon!

Yuna
Tour Guide

Introduction Coming Soon!

Susumu
Tour Guide

Aloha, I am one of your tour guides, Susumu. I was born in Brazil and raised in Japan. My father is Japanese and my mother is German. I can speak four different languages; Japanese, English, Portugese, and Spanish. I spend my days off with my family. Working with dolphins has become one of the wonderful things in my life.

Dolphin Tour Reviews

“What an amazing team of young, energetic, talented, fun people on board … The crew members really do know their stuff and love what they do.”

Marek L.

Our Commitment to the Environment

Dolphins & You is committed to protecting Hawaii’s unique natural environment and host culture through the promotion of responsible travel and educational programs, relating to sustainable tourism for residents, businesses, and visitors.

Dolphins & You is committed to promoting environmental stewardship, cultural sensitivity, community well-being, and quality education within the travel and tourism community. Dolphins & You is certified by the HEA, Hawaii Ecotourism Association as a Certified Sustainable Tour.

For more information about the Hawaii Ecotourism Association, please visit hawaiiecotourism.org