Hawaii Sports Fans might not be your grandma's tour company...
But it is mine.
In fact, she inspired it.
A proud graduate of Hilo High, raised on indigenous land in the neighborhood of Keaukaha, Grandma would marry a Maui boy whose Army service would take her across the globe before she finally settled into her beloved Wahiawa, nine kids in tow.
As one of 35 grandkids that followed, I'm even more grateful for the moments I shared with her, whose influence permeates every factor of my life--- from passion for going holoholo all ova da creation to standing proudly in my Native Hawaiian roots, holding fast to the place I come from even as I discover new parts of this amazing planet for myself, offering my unique perspective to the world.
As we enter Year 12 of this amazing journey, 25+ tours to every region of the US stretching across the seas to Australia and New Zealand, we're now Podcasting and Livestreaming, covering multiple college football games as credentialed media just during the pandemic alone.
I can only imagine where the next 12 will take us!
Hope you'll hop in for the ride, too.
Wayne Coito Founder
Hawaii Sports Fans was officially founded on February 13, 2012. Since the Inaugural Tour in late Summer that year which saw us go to three MLB ballparks and the UH football opener at USC, HSF has led groups to seven Super Bowls and so much more.
HSF was borne out of passion--at HSF, your experience matters. Someone recently told us, "every time I see a picture from your tours, it looks like you folks are having so much fun!" And that's because we are. Love for the ballpark, the teams, the roar of the crowd, and the fun in the stands is at the core of this company.
What does your HSF adventure include?
The best game tickets for your value and experience. We frequently sit in premium areas - suites and VIP group sections - that are impossible for big tour companies to pull off.
Hotel stays at highly rated properties in fun parts of towns. You'll also be conveniently located and taken care of, every step of the way (ex: UH at Army tour stayed at Yotel in Midtown Manhattan steps from Times Square)
Ground transportation for all transfers. Never have to worry about driving or even worse--parking! Leave this stress and worry to us.
The best sports junkie fanatic tour guide you can find there to see you through the duration of the tour 24 hours a day.
Side trips to local eateries, hotspots, pubs, breweries, etc.
Fun. Overwhelming loads of fun.
A permanent fixture on the UH sidelines, Wayne Coito recently surpassed 80 straight #HawaiiFB game - Home & Away. He has proudly led every tour since 2012.
Wayne is a SportsFreak in every sense of the word, having attended multiple Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series and even all four Pro Tennis majors.
A working actor in Los Angeles, Wayne is a former student-athlete at the Kamehameha Schools and Vassar College. Born in Honolulu to a large extended ohana, he grew up attending UH games from the late 80s and counts his Rainbow Warrior-loving grandparents as his main inspiration.
THE HAWAII SPORTS FanS DIFFERENCE
- SMALL GROUP SIZES: even just 1 person for a true VIP experience, normally 4-15
- BEST SEATS: we our sports fans FIRST. We know the games, the venues, the best seats, and we won't compromise our value
- 24/7 TOUR GUIDE: don't sweat anything going wrong, we'll be there the whole time...plus if like talking sports, we'll never run out of topics.
- The BEST itineraries: We don't just take you to the best college and pro games, we program the best restaurants, museums, and even breweries and wineries into our adventures.
- We can simply do more than the larger tour companies: the one-size-fits-all packages are fun, but we customize, personalize and treat all our clients like family.
Retired HPD - 2 HSF Tours
"Went on the tour to see UH vs Air Force, Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat, and Denver Broncos vs San Diego Chargers! Had a great time at these games! Also took a tour at Coors Brewery in Golden, CO, and dinner at Buck Horn Exchange steak house in Denver. Highly recommend Hawaii Sports Fans on your next sports adventure! Mahalo to Wayne Coito!"
HSF Inaugural Tour 2012
"We were glad to be a part of the Hawaii Sports Fans Inaugural Tour! Seeing three MLB games and UH/USC football game was a blast for our sports-loving family. The convenience of being steps from Petco Park and the style you added with the limo rides and being in the heart of Hollywood made it special! Extra special was the arrangements you made to have Shane Victorino meet our group after his game with his new Dodger team and that he autographed Aaron's Victorino shirt! We would not have put all of this together ourselves. Your tours are a must for sports fanatics in Hawaii!"