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Open Eye Tours & Photos

Makawao, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-572-3483
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Road to Hana

My husband and I took our 13 year old grandson on a tour in Maui and hired Pono Fried to take us... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Miami Beach, Florida
A Day in Paradise with a New Friend

We had heard rave reviews of Open Eye Tours from a dear friend and Pono lived up to the stories and... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
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+1 808-572-3483
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband and I took our 13 year old grandson on a tour in Maui and hired Pono Fried to take us for the day. We were overly pleased on how he could relate to the different generations making it exciting, fun and a highlight...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2016

We had heard rave reviews of Open Eye Tours from a dear friend and Pono lived up to the stories and surpassed every expectation we had. We had one day on Maui, and decided to spend the day with Pono. My wife, and our two...More

1  Thank Sally M
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We wanted to see the island, learn something and taste good food .... this experience was by far the best day on a vacation we ever had. We had our 14, 10, 9 year old kids with us and Pono had music, instruments, foods, stories...More

1  Thank Tina S
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

How can you put into the words the best day of your life? My family and I had the experience of a lifetime on our tour with Pono. Staying at the Fairmont hotel with my 16,13 and 10 year old - we were looking forward...More

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pono808, Owner at Open Eye Tours & Photos, responded to this review

A pleasure to share some of what makes Maui "no ka 'oi" - the best! with you...Your enthusiasm, interest and willingness to participate in chants, singing, playing the hula implements, doing some traditional dance, taking part in the action song and story telling, playing games...More

Reviewed 22 July 2016

My husband and I have probably been to Hawaii more than 40 times, mostly to Maui. Several years ago we set a goal of coming here at least 2 weeks a year as long as we are able. In all this time we have never...More

Thank Polly H
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Wow! Where to even begin? When we came home from our honeymoon everyone continuously asked us if we could choose one thing what would be the best most memorable and amazing experience we had while in Hawaii what would it be – EASILY our answer...More

Thank abgray213
Reviewed 31 May 2016

If you want to experience the essence of Maui's magic, this is your ticket. Pono Fried is an exceptional expert on all things Hawaiian, and his love for Maui is evident from the moment he greets you with a lei of fresh flowers (most likely...More

1  Thank KateElizebeth
Reviewed 15 May 2016

If you have one day to spend exploring Maui and you want to make the best of it, then you should go on a private personalized tour with Pono Fried. We spent 11 hours with Pono exploring the road to Hana (on the windward side...More

1  Thank N0nAccidentalT0urist
Reviewed 13 May 2016

What can I say about the man Pono Fried, allot. A caring compassionate man who wants his guests to experience all that Hawaii offers and more. We were referred to Pono by discerning friends who had toured with him on their own family excursion to...More

1  Thank Louis M
Reviewed 6 April 2016

As first time visitors to Maui, we researched many possible ways to explore Maui's wonder and beauty. After a careful search, we chose to spend a day (you decide the number of hours) with Pono Fried of "Open Eye Tours". It was an enchanting experience...More

1  Thank bassetlvr2016
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Gail V
My husband and I will be coming to Maui in Dec and are wondering how to contact the company and set up a tour and what is offered
10 March 2017|
Response from Keith B | Reviewed this property |
Contact him via his website, Open Eye Tours.
Hi there....sounds like you had a wonderful time. Just wondering how much walking is involved and the terrain? Really rough, kinda flat or what? I have a new left knee as of 15 Jan, so have to be kinda careful. Think my husband's going to be a real pain about this. We leave the 28th and I know we won't be doing as much as we usually do on a trip to Hawaii, but you made it sound so great! May have to save it for a trip back. Thanks for your help!
21 February 2016|
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Response from abizanda2 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Don´t worry about that. If you contact with Pono he will prepare the excursion just in the way you need. Perhaps you can´t do all the walks that he usually prepares, but, for the problem you tell me, I think he is the... More