Steve Konek

Covington, Washington Travel Agent

An independent agent with Cruises & Tours, Unlimited in Jacksonville, FL, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Hawaii Destination Expert

When it comes to travel planning, I love what I do.  Since I know what to look for and where to look, I don't get frustrated searching for the best values.  I have had clients change their itineraries 10-15 times and my answer will always be "No Problem".  The reason....because this is YOUR vacation and I want it to go exactly how you imagine it.  My true love, besides my family, is Hawaii.  We visit the islands every year visiting family, I am Hawaiian, and exploring all that Hawaii has to offer.  I have extensive knowledge of the Hawaiian Islands, more specifically Maui.  Planning your first trip to Hawaii can be a little scary.  Your knowledge may come from friends who have been there, TV shows or movies, books, etc.....But getting help from an experienced Hawaii Destination Specialist can ensure that you get more value for your money.  I can also give you insider tips on where the best beaches are, the best luaus, the best resort/condo areas, etc.  Did you know that each island has it's own personality?  That is important to know when deciding on which island you want to visit.  If a client of mine is not sure, the first thing I always ask is "What do you dream about when you dream about a Hawaii vacation?"  I can tell you within 5 seconds which couple of islands would fit what you are looking for.  I truly live and breathe Hawaii......I also truly believe in the value of a travel agent.  Find a travel agent that you feel comfortable and let them help you.  Hopefully, I can be on your list to contact and I would love to do what I can to earn your trust and business.  Thank you for taking the time to find out more about me and Ohana Travel and Cruise.

Yelp Reviews

Knowledgeable and trustworthy business.  I've use them to help with a trip to Maui and Steve always responded to my requests in a timely manner and was always kind and flexible.  Easy going personality and easy to work with.  Highly Recommend! - Brandi R.

We went throug Ohana Travel and Cruise to book our honeymoon to Maui.  We were fairly high maintence customers as we changed our mind and destintation location a couple of times, but Steve was so very patient with us and always responded with "No Problem".  We loved that we settled on beautiful Maui and Steve was very knowledgable and had the insider scoop on the best places to stay, eat, swim, etc.   I would highly recommen

My Reviews

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first trip to Hawaii

Reviewed By fwiser - Auburn, Wa | Traveled to
We didn't know what to expect and told Steve what we wanted, and he exceeded expectations! He planned a great trip for us, it was exactly what we wanted. His tips and guidance were spot on, we can't say enough great things about him.
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Honeymoon

Reviewed By Honeymoon - Cacncun | Traveled to
Steve was extremely helpful, took the stress out of trying to plan and find the best price for a trip. The resort was perfect and it had many things that you could go and do! Traveling was easy, we didn't really have any problems. I would highly recommend booking with Steve.
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Best Service!!!!

Reviewed By Calvin - Seattle | Traveled to
Steve is very knowledgeable and great guy to work with. Made the whole vacation planning ordeal very EASY. From start to finish Steve made sure everything went smoothly and answered any questions we had. If he didn't have the answers, he made sure to find out and follow up. Definitely will use his services again should we go to Hawaii. Highly recommended!!!!!
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If you plan on travelling to Hawaii...Steve is your guy!

Reviewed By Manda - Auburn, Wa | Traveled to
Steve made our honeymoon literally the best, most relaxing experience I've ever had while traveling, we definitely plan on using him again when we return to Maui....and we will for sure! His knowledge and passion shine through in his ability to suggest places to eat, swim, snorkel, etc...He was able to get our room at the Royal Lahina upgraded to an ocean view which was gorgeous to wake up to every morning along with getting front row seats for a Luau and a great sunset cruise that was open bar :-) All of this was able to come in UNDER our budget of what we gave him to work with, kind of amazing when we're talking about Hawaii. He is the real deal and you won't be upset using him and his services, very quick to respond and so flexible!
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Made our cruise experience a dream

Reviewed By Mike - Federal Way WA | Traveled to
Steve did a great job handling all the arrangements for our small-ship cruise, and the Alaskan Dream Cruise was a real dream -- all that we wanted and more. Steve found us a good cabin location, got answers to all our pre-cruise questions, and made sure we had all the documents needed. When we decided to add a day before and after the cruise, he helped with hotel reservations, too. Thanks, Steve, for taking care of the details!
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Booking my vacation was stress free- thanks to Steve

Reviewed By Emily - Auburn WA | Traveled to
I was stressed out trying to plan and book a vacation for a family of 4 to Aulani Hawaii! I'm a mom of 3 kids, all under the ages of 5. I just don't have the time and energy to search online for a vacation! So that's when I searched online hoping to find a travel agent who can make this experience for me stress free! That's when I found Steve! He's trustworthy, reliable, patient, friendly, dedicated, and most important of all-he always helped me answer all my questions! I would definitely work with Steve again!
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So awesome to have Steve's help!

Reviewed By Deeb - Kent, WA | Traveled to
My family does a lot of travel and I do most of the planning. We had the opportunity to do a really nice family trip to Hawaii. I decided that as part of this vacation, I would surrender a great deal of the work to Steve. What a treat!! I think Steve might say I was a pain, but he was easy to work with, always answered questions promptly, gave great local tips, insights and ideas - and most importantly helped us to have a really amazing time with our family. Mahalo Steve!
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So helpful!

Reviewed By Kunkles - Bonney lake, wa | Traveled to
Steve made our honeymoon the best experience. Everything went so smoothly from checking to our room, the car rental and all the activities. He was so helpful when we needed him while we were there and answered any questions we had. Neither me or my husband have ever been to Maui and Steve surly made it an unforgettable memory and we definitely hope to go back. Definitely reccomend!
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Working with Steve was AMAZING!

Reviewed By The Wilson's - Seattle WA | Traveled to
We have never used a travel agent before to book our trips but with both my husband and I so busy the extra time it took to get our Maui vacation all planned out was just too much for us so we decided to get some help from Steve. We are sure happy we did! We told him what we wanted in our vacation and what we were looking for and he took care of it all and them some. He knows so much about the Hawaiian Island and has some great connections. When we arrived at our Hotel in Maui, to our surprise, Steve had been able to upgrade our room (we had paid for a basic room with no views and ended up with an ocean front corner room on one of the highest floors). Steve had also had a box of chocolate covered macadamia nuts delivered right after we checked in! He also took care of booking our activities and hooked us up with a front and center, private table at our luau. It was so nice not to have to stress about anything with our vacation. We just showed up and and had an amazing time. Steve was the best to work with and we will for sure use him to plan our other vacations in the future! Thanks Steve!
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Steve was great!

Reviewed By soriley1 - auburn wa | Traveled to
We used Steve to help us plan our first trip to Hawaii. I was having a hard time finding the appropriate lodging I needed. even though we had a slightly complicated situation with 4 family member flying from Washington and another in California, Steve was able to help us choose the island to stay on and he booked our flights, rental car, and condo. he made the whole planning process super easy.He was willing to meet face to face multiple occasions at places nearest me to plan and book the vacation. I Highly recommend Steve because he is very helpful and very polite. Once we made it to Hawaii and even after we got back he kept in touch to make sure everything was going great.
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Peace of mind, Local tips, and Quick responses

Reviewed By JimmyG - Seatle, WA | Traveled to
My wife and I decided to have Steve help us plan our honeymoon and I still think it was the best decision we made about the whole trip. He was professional, easy to talk to, very responsive with any questions we had not only with planning our trip but while we were in Hawaii as well, and I can't tell you enough how great it is to have someone on your side when going somewhere new. I've traveled a lot in my life and was confident I could plan a trip myself but I decided to go with Steve anyway. I'm glad I did. He never tried to sell me on anything, he just explained all the pros and cons of the various options and helped me make my own decisions and then gave me more tips and suggestions based on those decisions. If you're visiting Hawaii, give Steve a call and get the most out of your trip! Thank you Steve!
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Easy to relax

Reviewed By rydersop - Seattle | Traveled to
Steve did a great job putting together a complicated trip to meet our needs. We wanted to stay in three places in one week and he made it happen. We didn't have to worry about check-in times are any of the rest of the planning. We probably could have done the planning ourselves, but Steve took a huge load off of our plates. Plus, when we ran into a problem, we had an advocate who called and straightened everything out so we didn't have to.
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Glad I let Steve Take Care of Our Plans!

Reviewed By Wolffam3 - Seattle, WA | Traveled to
I know I could have done all the work on my own, but I am so glad I let Steve at Ohana Travel and Cruise take the lead on planning our family cruise to Alaska. He was so quick to respond to my request, was able to answer any questions I had, did research for me and I didn't have to worry about a thing. I would definitely recommend Steve to family and friends!
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Steve is knowledgeable, very responsive and helpful in all aspects of our trips.

Reviewed By Jeff D. - United States | Traveled to
Steve has been stellar in arranging two big vacation trips for us. He set things up for us to visit Disneyland last year and this year a trip to Maui. Both trips he helped us find the best deals on airfare, hotels, car rental and even the best things to do while at both places. We had a minor issues with lanyards while at Disneyland, which was their mistake, and Steve connected with someone at Disney and we had our lanyards within an hour. While in Maui, he helped us with shuttles to the airport while there and with a great travel Maui book that we used to enjoy the visit. Steve has done an outstanding job for us and I would highly recommend him for anyone traveling! Thanks Steve!!!
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Very quick to respond

Reviewed By cassie - Spokane, WA | Traveled to
My big pet peeve is when you do not get a quick response; I hate waiting for people to get back to you when you vacation on the brain. Steve always responded within a couple hours and made everything quick, easy and we had barely anything to do on our part! He dealt with our resort so we didn't have to, and because of this, we were able to enjoy our excursions and plans without having to sit and discuss details with the front desk. I've already recommended him to friends who have booked their vacations/honeymoons through him. Thanks again Steve!
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Very helpful

Reviewed By Dennis G. - Des Moines, Wa | Traveled to
My wife and I provided Steve with a time frame, budget and dream in Hawaii. What he gave us was a vacation we'll never forget in Maui and Oahu. Air travel, rental cars and lodging were seamlessly arranged. We didn't worry at all...just let it all happen to perfection. He stayed within budget and surprised us with a sunset dinner cruise and Luau. Thanks Steve for giving us a memory for a lifetime.
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So accomodating!

Reviewed By Brandy - Maple Valley, WA | Traveled to
I highly recommend Steve and Ohana Travel and Cruise for vacation planning. Steve was very helpful with our family trip to Maui and gave lots of great tips on the area. Steve responded to all of my questions and requests in a timely manner and was always kind and flexible. Easy going personality and pleasant to work with. So much nicer to have help planning our vacation!
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