Hawaii Standard Time
|Aloha and Welcome!
Here we have provided some background on Brent and Raewyn Weyer, Owners/Operators
of Hawaii Aloha Tours - Big Island Activities. Follow the links to
view additional, full-size images.
and Raewyn Weyer, are two of the most diversified individuals
in the tourism industry in Hawaii, having resided in Kauai and the
Big Island since 1994, but not newcomers to the Pacific.
sail on his CT37 the "ODDS BODKINS"
from Seattle Washington in 1978; this was to be a short sabbatical
down the coast to Mexico, however it turned into a Pacific adventure
that covered more than 30,000 miles of offshore sailing. Brent was
forced to leave his vessel in Tahiti for a month to return to Seattle
to close the sale on his house, and sell his on going sporting goods
store "Alpenaire Sports Haus" Having achieved both goals,
he was now free as a bird, and again hit the high seas.
Brent's sailing adventure, as in all his endeavors he set out to learn
as much about the places he planned to visit as possible. He began
to prepare for many foreign destinations and cultures, obtain Visas,
stock food, charts, plan for replenishing funds, scuba certification
(1977 Dan's dive Shop in Honolulu, HI), and celestial navigation (prior
to GPS). Once satisfied that he was "good to go", the fun
and learning was to begin. This attention to detail is one of Brent's
a foggy sail down the West Coast, ports of call were Magdalena Bay
("Mag Bay" where
the California Gray Whales migrate to every year), Cabo San Lucas,
La Paz, Marquises Islands (longest voyage 3000 miles, took 21 days),
Tahiti and the Society Islands.
Spending 6 months in the Society Islands took him to Papeete, Moorea,
Huihini, Bora Bora. Sprinting out of Bora Bora to get to a safe harbor
before Hurricane season started, he sailed for the Cook Islands, only
to be confronted with an approaching Hurricane, and was forced by
the harbormaster of Rorotonga to put to sea, as the harbor is unsafe
in a storm. This was to be one of the many challenges Brent was to
face in his great adventure. He set a course straight for the cold
waters of the Southern Ocean in hopes the cold water would fizzle
out the storm, it worked! He continued on a Northerly course change
to the Bay Of Islands in beautiful New Zealand, once the storm had
passed (he sailed 2000 miles to make good 1000 miles). Sitting out
the storm season in New Zealand allowed Brent to make many friends
and replenish his sailing account with some hard New Zealand farm
work, by far Brent's favorite stop, he knew he would be back!
the stormy Tasman Sea(and
stormy it was), Brent landed at the beautiful city of Sydney Australia.
He spent 6 months in Sydney, racing
grand prix sailing yachts up and down the Aussie coast. The
best part of this was, that is where he met Raewyn, the beautiful
Kiwi who stole his heart, and would eventually become his wife (but
that's a way's down the road yet). He and Raewyn raced an Olympic
class "Etchell" with its owner for the season out of the
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.
set sail again; leaving many new found friends behind (including Raewyn)
and sailed again across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand. After a 6 month
racing season, with some of the world's most notable sailors who are
now household names, he was again to say bye for now and hit the high
Customs in Auckland N.Z., Raewyn appeared at dockside,
and wanted to join Brent as he was sailing solo, and it's history
from there. They sailed all over the Pacific to include, French
Polynesia, Australia, Papua
New Guinea, Micronesia, to Guam, this taking
18 months to complete, often sailing alongside the dolphins
their arrival in Guam (1984) Raewyn and Brent were married in a quiet
civil ceremony. With virtually no money to continue sailing, they
set a goal to work hard for 1 year and start their own Diving business.
In less than 1 year Raewyn and Brent were Certified as PADI open water
and Brent as a 100 ton Ships Captain. Raewyn also a Registered Nurse
worked part time as a nurse midwife teaching Lamaze classes to expectant
mothers, and they formed Guam Divers.
Brent took out boat divers in their new dive boat,
and Raewyn taught intro courses day in, day out.
3 years in the dive business they sold Guam Divers and again were
on the move, this time back to Australia where they bought a rainforest
retreat and taught diving and sailed some of the worlds
most famous yachts in many big regattas.
Getting used to the speed of the big fast boats, they traded in the
"Odds Bodkins" and bought a roomy 40
foot offshore racing catamaran. They fitted it out for charter
work and sailed through New Guinea to the small Micronesian Island
of Ponape, where they spent the next year chartering
their Catamaran, the "Fantasy".
would prove not to be as lucrative as Guam Divers but a great experience
nonetheless. They were forced to again sail to Guam, to sit out the
1990, Raewyn secured a job as a RN/Midwife on
the small Island of Saipan,
Brent went to the mainland to expand on his passion of flying he had
learnt while in Australia, but this time he would learn to fly Helicopters,
this would change his life forever.
Brent's new career (over 10 years now) as a
helicopter pilot, this would be his primary vocation and still is.
Raewyn continues to work full time as a nurse and both live happily
in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. And yes they still have a boat; the "Black
Jack" is a 1998 Parker 25 sportfisher that they fish
and dive on the calm blue waters off the Kona coast.
Aloha Tours is their newest endeavor and with their combined experience,
and obvious love of the sea, to our knowledge, no other Activity
Center in Hawaii has a couple that are scuba instructor certified,
boat captain, helicopter pilot, certified tour guide and nurse
(Raewyn is also a certified DMT-Diving Medical Technician). They know
the waters, the captains, the pilots, the dive instructors, and know
the "right" ones to book you with. (Did we mention Brent
just passed the Hawaii Real Estate exam?......what's next?).
and Raewyn have pledged to use their vast experience in the tourist
industry for the advantage of the customer by booking only the best
of the best, not the ones that pay the "highest commissions"
(there are companies out there that are less reputable than others,
and we know them!) Brent & Raewyn's qualifications speak for themselves.
and Raewyn hope to personally meet all their clients and provide a
more at home atmosphere while they provide their clients with an action
packed vacation, or that quiet get away that only the Big Island of
Hawaii can provide.
Raewyn & Brent Weyer
to Home Page|