Many things make a tour guide useful for visitors. Safe practices, expert local knowledge and the ability to get you in the right spot at the right time.
However, sharing experiences in the spirit of aloha is the difference between a just another useful guide and a friend on the island. I love the fact that you're here and will help make your vacation a truly memorable experience.
Sharing the aloha spirit is the best part of my job. Helping folks feel the aloha and mana in the best parts of Hawaii Island is the reason I love my work. I love seeing the astounded look of amazement on my client's faces when they see some of the natural beauty our island provides.
If we meetup for a tour, we'll have a great time and remember, aloha isn't a place, it's something inside all of us.