Huahine Dream Tours has an exceptionnal skipper !
About Williams Mahena
your skipper and tour guide
Your skipper Williams Mahena ESTALL was born in 1972, February the 11th, in Papeete from a polynesian mother and an english father . As a baby,at the age of six months, he was sent to live in Huahine with his grandmother. He lived there in Fitii village until he is 15 years old . He went to school in Fare and then leaved Huahine to learn agriculture at high- school in the island of Moorea.
In 1989, at 17 years old, he started to work in the hospitality field at the Sofitel Heiva resort in Maeva -Huahine as a technical agent in charge of electricity and plumbing. After 10 years , he changed his job and joined the nautical services of the resort.There, he learnt to speak english and got all the basics to become a skipper in charge of nautical excursions for the hotel's customers in the splendid Huahine lagoon during 5 years.
At the same time, in 1992, he won the title of best "Ori Tahiti" dancer of Huahine . He trained the hotel staff in tahitian dancing and organized the hotel's tahitian shows. During this time, he learnt a lot about ancestral legends and became passionate of polynesian culture. In 2002, he flew to Los Angeles as a dancer of the troup of Huahine !
In 2003, after hotel get closed, Mahena created his own businness in solar energy in the island of Huahine.
In 2015, he followed a training in order to obtain the the official "Lagoon Skipper Certificate"at which he succeeded brilliantly.
As a self-made man,with several experiences and talents, Mahena is the perfect english-spoken guide who will drive your boat safely, will explain all about "his island" and will answer to all your questions upon Huahine and polynesian culture!
To contact Mahena:
Super Mahena !
Mahena is proud of his 'huahinean" roots and loves to meet new people in order to share knowledges.
- He is fond of tahitian music and tahitian dance which made him a specialist of local "fiestas". He will proove it during the tours.
- He also likes fishing and all marine activities.
Mahena has the humility of polynesian people and is very helpful .
- Resourceful, he can spend hours repairing a car engine and sometimes does it for tourists in case of cars or boat 's breakdown in front of his house
- He has equiped and decorated his outrigger canoe by himself and his own means.