We are Mariachi en Hawaii (Mariachi del Pacífico) out of Honolulu, HI.
Please consider each county of the State of Hawaii is a separate island, and there's no ferry between islands. Therefore, all trips to perform on other islands have to be on airline, which involves at least 8 hours of transit time (R/T). A duo, or trio, or quartet might fit your budget. Compared to California, live mariachi music in Hawaii is 2 or 3 times more costly, but because it is rare in Hawaii, people appreciate it very much. We use authentic, quality instruments, not just guitar and singing.
For neighbor island performances, we require a $50 administrative advance, no exceptions. For performances in Honolulu County, but outside Honolulu City limits, a travel fee will be added to the quote. We work the festive mariachi music. To feature tragic songs, please make arrangements before asking for the quote.
Some agents don't know the geography of Hawaii, and they make ridiculous inquiries. (We are a musical service, not a free information center.) We are glad to help to some extent in planning, and we have 16 years of experience, but prospect must make a show of good faith in the initial stages of negotiation.
We primarily service the island of Oahu - that is: Honolulu County; and under special request and a special procedure, we also service the neighbor islands: Big Island (official name is Hawaii County), Maui which also have International airports, and Kauai, Lani, under special arrangements (including travel costs and fees). Please note that the mariachi attire requires extreme care for the elegant/costly suits and wide hats, and is not appropriate for performances very close to the seashore, where humidity is high specially in the surf zone. Otherwise, the mariachi tradition is very adaptable, and has a powerful visual and audio impact. We stroll, and are not constrained to microphone stands, so we can locate ourselves at an appropriate distance from where the guests would spontaneously congregate.