Adventure Guide – Patti Jette
Hawaii’s unique history, culture, food, and landscape are a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for many and that’s no different for Patti, our Adventure Guide. It is her passion to help you explore these amazing islands and all they have to offer. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer, are seeking new challenges, or looking for some hard-core relaxation, her goal is for you to enjoy the ultimate Hawai’i.
As an avid hiker and outdoorswoman, she takes full advantage of the amazing hiking trails and gardens across the state. She tailors her outdoor excursions carefully to challenge but not exceed the ability of her guests. Currently, she is in the process of kayaking around the entire island of Oahu, segment by segment. She knows the waterways well and loves bringing people on more leisurely excursions, searching for Hawaiian green sea turtles or hoping to see a whale off in the distance in the wintertime. As an Advanced Open Water scuba diver, she’s also extremely passionate about our reefs and marine wildlife. She enjoys pointing out many of our endemic fish on snorkel excursions, and maybe even spotting an octopus!
As a member of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, she staunchly supports and advocates for preserving native Hawaiian culture as well as supporting native Hawaiian businesses. During the 2020 pandemic, She was one of the first cohorts to receive formal training from Kapiolani Community College to complete both her Certification for Hawai’i Professional Tour Guides as well as their Certificate for Customer Service in Hawai’i. Visiting historic sites of ancient Hawai’i and telling the stories of our Hawaiian Kingdom deeply resonate in her soul.
In her previous career, she traveled the world shooting and editing videos for a variety of news organizations. She is still an avid photographer and videographer and can help you capture amazing images to remember your experience forever. Whether you are using a phone camera, a new DSLR, or are an experienced photographer, she loves discussing composition, camera settings, and photo editing – and will introduce you to breathtaking locations. You will definitely come to understand why Hawai’i, or anywhere in the world, is her adopted home.