Owner/ CEO
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Yuriko Iruka
Owner

Yuriko made this company out of her heart to show the world the lessons that "Iruka Sensei (Dolphin Teacher)" can teach us. She loves dolphins so much she changed her name to "Iruka" (Japanese for dolphin)

Oahu Captains
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Henry "Papa"
Captain/co-founder

A legend on the seas, with vast sea history along with 35 years of active firefighting. His heart is always with the ocean and the dolphins in mind. He never looks for the dolphins but somehow he knows exactly where they are and where they will go using his amazing spiritual connection to the ocean.

Jon
Captain

Big heart and lungs, longest conch horn record goes to him and no one can beat him. He loves to see people smile on his vessel and loves to sing when he gets the chance.  

Kieth
Captain

Hes a salty sailor with unthinkable years of experience, which really shows when he emphasizes on safety. We sometimes call him "Captain Safety." You will never get lost with him around.

Melvin "Mel"
Captain

Gentle giant with a love to make people smile. Always thinking about the safety of everyone while enjoying what the beautiful ocean has to offer. Him and his Ohana has lived here for a long time and know these waters like the back of his hands. 

Oahu Tour Guides
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Takao
Tour Guide

Originally an English teacher from japan, mind set to teach which sent him to Los Angles, CA to get his Masters in linguistics but when he took a tour with us, it changed his life 180 degrees. He's now our most senior tour guide and most agile on a paddle board.

Julie
Tour Guide

When a Mother Dolphin entrusted Julie with her still born baby, Julie grew a bond with the pod like shes one of them. She understands the dolphins hearts and minds like no other.

Minako
Tour Guide/Photographer

Free diver and massage therapist known for her contagious smile. Loves to enjoy the peace that dolphins have to offer and really wants to share it with everyone.

 

Aino 
Tour Guide

The Little Mermaid herself. Took this tour as a teenager and loved it so much that when her husband Kodi said he wanted to move to Hawaii, this was the first place she contacted for work. When you see her swim, she looks like shes home.

Oahu Crew
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Joey
Crew

Lead Crewman for the Island Princess and Expert Taco (octopus) finder. Hes been sailing with us for some time now and knows his boat like the back of his hand.

JB
Crew

Leading Crew for the Hawaiian ECO. Known for his hilarious attitude and for his professional Body Boarding career. You'll never go a moment without smiling with him on board.

Nalu
Crew

The quietest crew member we have but loves to smile for everyone. Daughter of captain Mel and ECO's personal mermaid.

Natalia
Crew

Mother of one, Model, Nurse, and a crew member aboard our island princess. She has a lot on her plate but she doesn't seem to show it with her smile.

Kodi
Crew

His love for anything extreme brought him to the ocean and he grew the passion for the creatures in it. Now married, he left his more dangerous side to become the more tranquil, peace loving guy he is today.

Lorenzo
Crew

The love for the ocean and music is what brought him here to us. His Hawaiian Reggae tunes will really let you feel the magic as you gaze along the beautiful west coast of Oahu.

Sheldon
Crew

A professional surfer that cant stay away from the water. A wild spirit on our journeys out to see dolphins and try's his best to speak Japanese.

Sasha
Crew

Knows exactly how to run the boat. Has been working on her captains license for some time and looking forward to running her own boat one day.

Alea
Crew

Young and strong spirited, along with her family Captain Mel and sister Nalu, she enjoys sharing the ocean that she grew up in to teach how special it really is.

Oahu Photographers
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John
Photographer

A free mind and a free spirit. Free diver and surfer on the side that is always looking forward to a day in the water.

Mere
Photographer

Always happy to take photos of other smiles. Not a day go's by that she doesn't love to a dip in the ocean and photograph the beauty of the world.

Michael C. (Crazy Mike)
Photographer

Doesn't bite much. known for his wild attitude that gets the crowd started. Little to much Oahu sun can do that to you, but he keeps the fun and excitement on a constant roll.

 

Michael B.
Photographer

Our main editor for almost everything we produce for the guests. Very professional at what he does and knows where to be at the right time to get those great shots.

Drivers
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Shane
Driver

If coffee won't wake you up. no worries with his "ALOHA!" early in the morning, You will definitely be up and ready for dolphins.

Frank
Driver

This ocean lover sometimes when hes not busy comes on tour for a ride along and finds the craziest things at the bottom.

Javier
Driver

Our very own "Peruvian Surf Junkie," as he likes to call himself. He eats, sleeps, bleeds surfing. He knows the wave forecast before some of our captains do.

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