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North Shore EcoTours, strives to preserve the cultural integrity of Oʻahu’s natural resources by restoring native forests and creating fun and engaging educational tours for our guests.  We promote ‘āina (environmental) appreciation; respect for ‘ike Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian knowledge), sustainable communities.  Our goal is to hoʻomana lāhui (empower our island community) by contributing to the local economy, promoting healthy living, and strengthening cultural identity.  We believe in: E ola pono, e ola nō (lit. live complete, live well).


North Shore EcoTours provides educational tours in an outdoor setting. Our goal is to provide the highest quality nature and Hawaiian culture tours in the industry. With the help of talented staff and a location that reflects Oʻahu’s incomparable natural environment, we believe that we are well equipped to do so. Meet our ‘ohana.

Noah “Keola” Ryan

Hula, Chant, & Hawaiian History

Keoki Naylon

Chef & Guide

Tasha Kawamata Ryan

General Manager

Kele-Marie Leonahenahe Sunia

Administrative Assistant


The Hawaiian Islands are known throughout the world for it’s tropical beaches, powerful surf, sweet pineapple, and exotic Polynesian culture.  Although none of these are false impressions of Hawaiʻi, they barely scratch the surface of what makes these islands special.  For Native Hawaiians and many locals who call these islands home, Hawaiʻi’s uniqueness actually lies in ‘āina (land). ‘Āina is a wonder.  From an ecological standpoint, the unique characteristics of Hawaiʻi’s natural environment are considered a scientific marvel. For the Native Hawaiian, ‘āina represents the source of cultural beliefs, artistic expression, values, and identity.  And of course, for anyone who lives on or visits the islands, ʻāina sustains and provides life to all regardless of how long or short their stay.  Thus Aloha ʻĀina or deep abiding love for ʻāina; environmental stewardship; even patriotism for one’s beloved home, is at the heart of our organization.  Aloha ʻĀina defines us and guides our actions.  It is who we are and what we love to share. E aloha ʻāina! E ola!