Aloha! This is Demian Deas, owner of Makana Maui Adventures. I'm originally from Charleston, SC, raised in Manhattan, NY and mostly California. I've been exploring the Hawaiian Islands for 26 years due to my father having lived in Lanai and the Big Island since 1989. I've been an avid ocean swimmer and hiker my entire life on all coasts, but the Aloha spirit of the islands were instilled in me and knew it was a matter of time before committing to full time living on my favorite island of all, Maui! Over eight years ago.
Currently, I am triple Certified from Maui Mauka - Nature Based Tourism, First Aid/CPR/AED Certified from the American Heart Association; with a Motor Carrier Permit from the Public Utilities Commission, and a Department of Land and Natural Resources Permit for exploring that much more! So, you're in great hands for an exciting day!
Your dynamic team of other professionally trained guides are:
Keone, has lived in Maui since 2010, with extensive experience leading outdoor education activities and adventures, 4 years of tour guide experience, 2 years crewing experience on sailboats, with a Masters in Education & Consultation, First Aid/CPR Certified from American Red Cross.
Zach, is a new addition to our team, has lived in Maui since 2010, with 3 1/2 years of extensive experience in Road to Hana tours, and a barefoot adventurer! When it comes to in depth knowledge of the islands and it's history, he's a walking wikipedia.
The common thread is providing a local experience with Ohana (family) style services. We always strive for your experience to feel personalized and exceptional.