Why Choose Us?

Create Memorable Experiences

Having lived in Hawaii for many years, we know its best kept secrets. As your personal tour guide, we specialize in providing unique and memorable experiences in off-the-beaten-path places.

Tourists hiking on a trail through shading forest.
Maria Malone
June 1, 2022

Yolanda was amazing! She was so enthusiastic really engaged my two sons. My 13-year-old is not an easy cookie and she kept him entertained for six hours learning about the history of Pearl Harbor. We will always appreciate the honor of visiting this very special place on Memorial Day and we feel very happy to have an incredible guide like Yolanda. Totally recommend this company!

K Edwards
April 13, 2022

Sent my family on this tour and have been hearing all of the interesting details provided by wonderful guide, Yolanda. She picked them up at our hotel and they did not have to wait in lines. She also pointed out beautiful beaches, eateries and other interesting sites along the way.

We had Valentina as tour person. She was awesome. Highly recommend her and this company.

A humpback whale breaches off the southwest coast of Maui, Hawaii.

We Know the Best Places

  • See whales, manta rays, monk seals, sea turtles and albatrosses
  • Pick your own fruit
  • Buy Kona coffee, pineapple ice cream, Hawaiian quilts, shave ice, or Koa wood carvings
  • Find the best bargains
  • Tee off on the best golf courses
  • Savor culinary delights
  • Enjoy uplifting entertainment
  • Marvel at unspoiled nature
  • Take scenic drives
  • Try fabulous hiking, snorkeling, surfing and stand up paddle boarding
  • Stay in safe, high quality, well-located AirBnBs
  • Private Pearl Harbor tours

We know the places that Mark Twain called “the most beautiful view in the world” and “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”

We also know which activities and site visits can be reasonably combined into plans for a single day on a particular island.

A beautiful ocean sunrise over Oahu.
A family enjoys a session of paddle boarding, the perfect activity for small groups touring Hawaii.


We can get tickets for you in advance. If you choose to visit any attractions that charge entrance fees, we can in most cases obtain tickets for you in advance so you won’t have to wait in line to purchase them yourself.

We know how to get there. Because of our knowledge of traffic patterns and highway networks on Oahu, we can get you to where you want to go much more efficiently than you could on your own, even with a GPS device or app. Along the way, we’ll also provide in-depth information on the history, culture, geology, and ecology of the island.

Headshot of Yolanda Spencer, co-founder, Principal and personal tour guide for Personalized Hawaii Vacations. & Tours.

Meet Your Guide

The company’s co-founder and Principal, Yolanda Spencer, is a long-time resident of Hawaii who is fluent in Spanish and English. Her academic and professional background is in tourism administration, and she is a Certified Hawaii Professional Tour Guide and a Hawaii Destination Specialist. She draws upon her in-depth knowledge of Hawaii and extensive network of visitor industry contacts to create top quality, customized tours.

Above all, she is passionate about customer service and immensely enjoys making people happy during their visits to Hawaii.

All of our services are provided with the highest standards of customer service at highly competitive rates. The firm is fully insured and licensed to transport the public under Hawaii Public Utilities Commission license #1010-C.

We would be delighted to serve you in Hawaii!

Let's Go on a Hawaiian Tour!

If you’re looking for a tour,
you deserve an experience that is personalized, and we would love to provide it.