Effort have been under way to not only take Epic! Excursions around the beautiful islands, but to also improve the island’s educational system with community service projects and by giving slippers (sandals) to children in need. For every tour given, one pair of slippers will be given to local school children during scheduled Slipper Drops. Epic! Tours is also committed to passionately doing its part in lowering emissions and maintaining a carbon-neutral company to ensure a sustainable future and extends an invitation to the worldwide community to also embark on this movement. In the same way that others on Hawaii Islands are creating a meaningful difference, Epic! Tours will showcase tours and community outreach videos (Facebook.com/epictours) that can spring up much-needed change for our planet.​

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about Epic Big Island

Epic! Tours started when the Founder, James Ward, realized that his successful management career wasn't exactly

what his heart wanted. He was most alive when outside, chasing adventures with his friends. One day he decided

to follow his heart, and quit his job to start what we all know now as Epic! Tours!  

Epic! Tours was born in 2013 on the Island of Hawaii and now we offer tours all over the state of Hawaii and future

plans on the Mainland and Brazil. 


James is originally from Indiana and first visited Hawaii with his family when he was 10 years old. He knew then that he wanted to go back and live on the island someday. After living in many places around the US, James entered University of Hawaii-Hilo where he graduated with a double major in Business Administration and Communication, while playing NCAA College Soccer and Basketball and chasing his management career.

James is PADI Scuba, First Aid, CPR and AED Certified and his mission is to share the "Aloha" spirit by taking people on unique island adventures that will create memories that will last a lifetime.