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Our Story


Look, we get it… 

Visiting Hawaii is hard work. It costs lots of money, it can be a long brutal flight, requires hours of planning, and most importantly, it takes up your valuable time. For those reasons, we believe that visitors deserve only amazing experiences.  We want you and your loved ones to be able to relax, make great memories, learn about the culture, and most important have FUN!

Who we are…

Adventure Tours Hawaii was started by me, Shane Sochocki, in 2013. I had always been an avid adventurer, hiking the tallest summits, diving the deepest reefs, surfing the biggest waves, jumping the highest cliffs, etc. I soon thought to myself….I should share this! So the company was started and began offering customized private tours. Adventure Tours Hawaii quickly rose through the TripAdvisor Ranks with over 230 - 5 Star Reviews (no 4 star, no 3 star, 2 star, or 1 star….just 5’s baby!) I worked hard for years to maintain this ranking. I have given 110% of my energy and positivity on every tour. And now I want to connect visitors to all of the other incredible activities available in Hawaii with that same enthusiasm.

That is how this website got started…

After talking to my guests over the years I realized that everyday there are thousands of visitors, milling about Waikiki, wondering where to find adventure. They are spending hours trying to figure out which activities and tours are worth it and which ones just want their money. I felt something had to be done to fix this problem. This website was built for those travelers, and built for you. It is a hub of opportunity, adventures, and experiences that are ranked highly. This is one stop shopping for the best in Hawaii. 

Of course I couldn't do it alone... 

That is when I met Joe Kromer. Joe can be found traveling between Hawaii, California, NYC and beyond. He shreds snow, charges downhill mountain bikes, is a full on surf addict, and all and all puts hundreds of miles on his VW bus named "Tofu" in search for the next adventure. He is also an incredibly talented software engineer and website builder. It was a natural choice that we needed to be great friends and partners in this business. 

NO Tourist Traps Allowed…

We are not offering tourist traps, we are offering experiences. Every activity and tour on this website is highly ranked on review sites. We have personally spoken to the business owners of all activities promoted, and continue to seek out new business partnerships with up and coming quality tour providers. Our goal is for you to spend more time on adventures rather than pouring over tons of brochures without the worry that the tours are going to be a let down.

And Lastly, Communication is key…

Every calendar and booking opportunity you see on this site is connecting you directly to the tour operator. This way we can ensure that your booking confirmation is honored and received in real time by the operator. After booking you will immediately receive a confirmation email and receipt directly from the tour operator. This way you're not getting lost in the shuffle and there won’t be any mix ups. By booking your experiences and tours through our site you can rest assured you are getting direct communication with the people who are going to perform the service and show you and your family the true experience of Aloha in Hawaii. 

Thank you and Mahalo!

- Shane Sochocki, owner Adventure Tours Hawaii