So, what do other people

have to say about us?

"I spent a wonderful spell with DeWaine who is one of the most sympathetic and well-informed guides I have ever met.  His knowledge of animal behaviour and ecology and his ability to weave that knowledge effortlessly into fascinating stories means he can make it accessible to anyone. He is a great companion and I would recommend him wholeheartedly."


John Aitchison (


"I have been on many tours with DeWaine and he is an exceptional nature guide. His encyclopedic knowledge of flora and fauna and sense of wonder seems to know no bounds. I am always amazed at what he has to say about what we are observing. Do not miss the opportunity to experience his unique style of guiding!"


Mia Schillace-Nelson

Minneapolis, Minnesota

"We had a fantastic time with DeWaine on our day tour! He is friendly, outgoing and he knows what he is talking about. If he didn't know the answer to a question, he would say so then look it up when we were not watching him!"


Carl and MaryEllen Spivak


A VERY nice article from visitor Erin Kirkland and family-

Alaska on the Go, HERE!

"You could not ask for a better wildlife guide than DeWaine. For me, it's not just his great general knowledge of all flora and fauna, nor his ability to exude infectious passion about the subject. I trusted his judgement fully when working closely around coastal brown bears in Alaska and concurred fully with his ethical approach. What was extraordinary and impressive though was his constant good humour. The perfect guide and travel companion."


Gavin Thurston


Bristol, England

"My friends and family just went on a wonderful day tour lead by DeWaine. The location was fabulous and the trip was made even more special by our excellent guide, DeWaine. He was informed, careful and funny. He was sensitive to our needs and the environment, knowledgeable about his subject matter and told good jokes. I would go on a tour anywhere that he was guiding."


Diane Dunn


"I was exceptionally delighted to be able to experience the essence of the big island with our gracious and thorough host, DeWaine at Holoholo Adventures. I had been travelling with an elderly friend who had some small physical limitations and DeWaine was highly accommodating. He picked us up in his comfortable vehicle for a mini tour (as we had some time constraints to deal with via overall travel plans). We meandered through a breathtakingly scenic route to Akaka Falls where we received a detailed education about local flora and fauna. I hadn't realized there was such an intricate history of how these plants came to the big island. I found it intriguing as the calming sounds of the falls hearkened in the back ground.  We drove to our next stop, which was a glorious rocky beach- relaxing and calming. Just what the doctor ordered! DeWaine knew the history of this beach. I was intrigued about how detailed he was with historical knowledge of Hawai'i lands and people. Sun-soaked and feeling full with Hawaiian aloha, the day was simply epic! I highly recommend you tour with Holoholo Adventures. You will feel the aloha too!"


Kelly Jay- Homer, Alaska