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You’re in good hands with the Kama’aina Kayak and Snorkel Eco-Ventures Team! All of our waterfront staff are lifeguard, CPR, first aid, and AED certified. We also all have the State of Hawaii boating and ocean safety certification and are ACA (American Canoe Association) certified ocean kayak instructors and US Sailing certified instructors. We are recognized as a Certified Sustainable Eco-Tour Operator by the Hawaii Ecotourism Association, and two of our guides have had the distinction of winning the HEA’s Sustainable Tour Guide of the Year (in 2013 and 2018). Our staff have attended Hawaii Marine Animal Response training and NOAA’s Oahu Ocean Awareness Training. We have unique backgrounds, but all of our waterfront staff have one thing in common; a passion for enjoying, preserving, and protecting Hawaii’s beautiful marine ecosystems and culture!

Megan
Guest Relations Specialist

Megan is originally from Minnesota and moved to Oahu in June 2018 with her husband, who is a Marine stationed here. Megan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016 with a degree in Zoology and Environmental Studies and started working at He’eia State Park in January of 2019! When she’s not working she enjoys hiking, trying all sorts of different workouts at the gym, eating, and hanging at the beach with her husband and her husky, Thor.

Andy
General Manager/Waterfront Program Director

Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Andy came to Hawaii in 2008 in search of a career in ocean eco-tourism. Where better than Hawaii to be able to kayak and snorkel year-round? The years go by like days in Hawaii, probably because of that endless summer feel, and like never land, you grow old but you don’t grow up. One thing that hasn’t changed is Andy’s passion for sharing the wonders of Hawaii’s marine ecosystems with others. A member of the Holokai Kayak and Snorkel team since 2013, Andy is a proud steward of He’eia State Park and Kane’ohe Bay.

Kevin
Waterfront Operations/Eco-tour guide

A Long Beach, California native, Kevin now calls Kane’ohe home. As a Natural Resource Environmental Management major in college, Kevin came to He’eia State Park to intern for his degree. After graduating, Kevin joined the team full time and is now one of our most seasoned kayak and Hobie sailing guides. He also leads our Kama’aina Kids summer day camp waterfront program. In 2018, Kevin was recognized by the Hawaii Ecotourism Association as the Sustainable Tour Guide of the Year for the island of Oahu! Kevin’s passion for the bay and its marine life combined with his non-stop above and beyond mentality when it comes to making our activities the highlight of your Hawaii vacation equal one thing: you are sure to have a great and memorable experience with him as your guide!

Cory
Waterfront Operations/Eco-tour guide

Born and raised right here on Oahu, Cory brings a wealth of local knowledge and experience to share with all of his guests. He possesses the attention to detail and safety that everybody needs while creating an easy going, laid back, positive energy that everybody can feel and appreciate. You couldn’t ask for a better instructor and guide to spend a day on the bay with. Whether it’s your first time kayaking and snorkeling or you’re a seasoned pro, Cory caters to his guests’ needs and goes out of his way to give everybody the personal attention needed to ensure a great time and a safe, memorable experience of Hawaii’s ocean world for all.

Come experience the best kayaking, sailing and snorkeling on Oahu!