PRESIDENT (OAHU & BIG ISLAND)
Iruka’s life was changed after she gained inspiration from the dolphins’ happiness and wonder. Her mission in life is to share her gratitude and happiness with more people and to inspire others to always live life courageously, positively, and optimistically.
Henry Pelekai has been the captain of Iruka Hawaii for as long as ten years. Previously, he worked as a firefighter for 34 years.
CAPTAIN & CREW (OAHU)
Sasha is Iruka Hawaii’s female captain! She’s cute and friendly and will make your tour enjoyable.
Brandon was born and raised in Nanakuli. In his spare time, he goes hiking as well as to the beach. He likes to exercise!
PHOTOGRAPHER / GUIDE (OAHU)
Minako has been with Iruka for at least ten years. She is fluent in Japanese, loves the ocean, and is a qualified freediver and scuba diver. When she’s not in the water, she is a massage therapist. Follow Minako’s photography on Instagram! @minakoellenbecker
Originally an office worker sitting in front of a computer all day, Kosuke changed his profession to be a guide at Iruka Hawaii. Thanks to sleeping and waking up early, doing balance exercises and swimming with dolphins, his chronic backache has disappeared.
Born and raised in Maui, Samadhi is half Japanese and half American. He loves the sea and eating. Say hi to Sam!
Javier lives to surf. He will also ensure our guests are safe!