Tour drivers start at $120 a day for an 8 hour tour, = $15/hr.
Drivers keep their tips which are usually between $5 and $20 per person.
Drivers receive a $30 bonus for 5 star reviews of Yelp or TripAdvisor.
Employees are enrolled for TDI and Workman's Comp.
Drivers can increase their base pay $0.75/hr = $6/day per qualification, by getting any combination of the following qualifications:
1. CPR card
2. First Aid card
3. State Tour Guide certification (http://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/default/assets/File/brand/Hawaii%20State%20Tour%20Driver%20and%20Guide%20Training%20Flier.pdf) or (http://hawaiitourismauthority.org/default/assets/File/FINAL%20HMKA%20flyer%2008192014.pdf) / (http://ce.uhcc.hawaii.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=1420596)
4. Lifeguard Certification
5. Snorkel/Diver instructor
6. Second language speaker, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish.
Tour drivers need to have a good knowledge of the cultural and geological history of the island.
Submit driver's abstract.
Be flexible and available, there are days where there are no tours, days where we may have a lot of tours, and days where we get requests for tours at the last minute. We especially need drivers for the weekends.
Tour drivers are required to carry on them at all times a Medical Certificate that is required by the DOT. It can be obtained at most clinics such as Straub Occupational Health.
Be able to drive tour vans up to 15 passenger.
Drivers are responsible for cleaning the vans after each tour.
Drivers are issued a set of snorkel masks that they are required to sanitize and bring on each tour, a gas card, business cards, and name tag.
Have a great personality, and be able to narrate to groups up to 13 people per van.