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Make Hawaii your playground. From Air Ventures to Ocean Exploration and everything in between. Hawaii is full of fun activities for Adults and Children alike.
So if you're planning your next vacation or about to jump on the plane, use this guide to make the most of your next Hawaiian holiday.
BLUE DOLPHIN CHARTERS, KAUAI
Complete your stay on Kauai with a picturesque adventure along the Na Pali coast! Blue Dolphin Charters is proud to sail the island’s two largest catamarans specializing in scenic journeys along the famed Na Pali coastline, as well as secret escapes to the forbidden island of Ni’ihau. Families, honeymooners, and adventurous hearts will all enjoy the splendor of The Na Pali coast. Blue Dolphin Charters provides a memorable island experience that features the richness of this unique paradise.
Blue Dolphin Charters offers morning and afternoon (seasonal) snorkel tours, sunset dinner tours, whale watching (seasonal), sightseeing and rafting adventures with knowledgable captains and crew. Scuba is offered for a small fee to experienced or first time divers, and wetsuit and underwater camera rentals are available. Ask about our Dolphin Guarantee on morning tours.
For information on discounts and special promotions, see our website or call direct!
On the North Shore, across the road from Waimea Bay- Waimea Valley is 1,875 acres of privately owned property, and a non – profit organization.
Come experience Waimea Valley and take a casual walk through a sacred ahupua‘a (Hawaiian Land Division thatextends from the mountains to the sea) and our World Class Botanical Gardens, past historical sites up to our Waterfall area. Waimea Valley is a rich and culturally significant wahi pana (storied place). Historically, the Valley has been home to and ruled by a long line of Ali‘i Nui (kings), Ali‘i (Chief), and Kahuna Hui (High Priests).
Our gift store, Ku‘ono Waiwai offers a large variety of ‘one of a kind gifts’ and specializes in Local Artisans.
Na Mea ‘Ono, our snack bar specializes in locally grown and produced meat, fruits, vegetables, soft drinks and desserts.
Kauai Sea Tours
The fun-loving crew at Kauai Sea Tours welcomes you aboard for the “Best Day of your Vacation”. Explore the majestic NaPali coast, encounter playful dolphins, sea turtles and whale watch (Dec-Apr).
Choose a Catamaran morning snorkel or sunset dinner cruise on the multi deck “Lucky Lady”, a deluxe spacious vessel built for your comfort, safety and fun. Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and dinner prepared fresh by our chef and served with Aloha. Beverages include soft drinks, water, beer, wine and Mai Tai’s. Convenient swim platform and waterslide is fun for all ages.
For the thrill of a lifetime reserve one of their famous Raft excursions. Explore sea caves, waterfalls and beach land (conditions permitting) at a secluded ancient site for a walking cultural tour. Snorkel raft adventures include a Picnic lunch, soft drinks, bottled water and top quality snorkel gear.
Reserve directly at www.KauaiSeaTours.com or call 808 335 5309; Toll free 800 733-7997 for special savings. Find us at 4353 Waialo Rd., Eleele, HI 96705.
Magic Sport Fishing
Hawai‘i is well known as one of the best places in the world for big game sportfishing. The blue majestic waters are famous for producing world record Blue Marlin, as well as Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi), Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, Dorado (Mahi-Mahi), Wahoo (Ono), and Spearfish. Hawai‘i charter sportfishing is great year round!
Discover MAGIC on the water while deep sea fishing with MAGIC Sportfishing off the coast of O‘ahu aboard our 50-foot Pacifica sport fishing yacht. Available for full-day private or shared charters, MAGIC’s licensed and knowledgeable captain and crew will help you make the most of your Hawai‘i fishing experience. Amenities include comfortable indoor seating area, air conditioning, TV, DVD, stereo system, restroom and multiple viewing decks to take in the breathtaking views.
HAWAI’I VOLCANOES INSTITUTE
Plants of Hula: Na Mea Kanu o Ka Hula
Friday, April 11, 2014, 9:00am – 2:30pm
The nonprofit Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is offering a field seminar that focuses on cultural and scientific exploration of the plants used in hula. A kuma hula (hula teacher/master) and botanist team up to lead the field seminar “Plants of Hula: Na Mea Kanu o Ke Hula,” in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
Kumu hula Ab Kawainohoikala‘i Valencia will share beliefs about hula plants as kino lau, manifestations of Hawaiian deities in plant form. Tim Tunison, botanist, will share scientific information and insight as participants walk among native species in their natural environment and discuss cultural protocols used when picking plants.
Included is a hands-on lesson in native plant propagation at Tunison’s property in Volcano Village.
For more details, please call (808) 985.7373 or visit http://fhvnp.org/institute/field-seminars/
Holo Holo Charters, Kauai
GET TO THE FUN FASTER! The memories should last a lifetime, not the trip getting there. Our four boats get you to the action quicker than anybody else so you have more time to snorkel, sightsee, relax and enjoy the pristine waters and spectacular cliffs of Kauai’s Napali Coast, and the mysterious “forbidden island” of Niihau offering world-class snorkeling.
Our fleet consists of:
Holo Holo is a 65’ power catamaran and is Kauai’s largest and fastest vessel, departing from Port Allen.
Leila is a speedy 50’ catamaran that offers true trade-wind sailing on Kauai’s Napali Coast with tours leaving Port Allen daily.
Adventurer II and III are the newest additions to the fleet. These rigid inflatable rafts sport twin 225hp outboards and both depart from the North Shore getting you to the fun faster than anyone else! No matter which tour option you choose, your memories will last a lifetime. Book your tour today!
Battleship Missouri Memorial
The Battleship Missouri Memorial, located a mere ship’s length from the USS Arizona Memorial, completes a historical visitor experience that begins with the “day of infamy” that saw the sinking of USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor and ends with Imperial Japan’s unconditional surrender aboard USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Following an astounding career that spans five decades and three wars, from World War II to the Korean conflict to the Liberation of Kuwait, the “Mighty Mo” was decommissioned and is now a proud tribute to the U.S. Navy, veterans and the historic role the USS Missouri played in World War II.
The Battleship Missouri is open daily from 8 am to 4 pm (extended hours in the summer). General admission includes guided and self-guided tour options. For a behind the scenes look, add the “Heart of the Missouri Tour”. For more information or to make reservations, call (toll-free) 1-877-644-4896 or visit USSMissouri.org.
Royal Hawaiian Shooting Club
“Visitors and locals alike are family here,” says general manager Aiko Tanaka about the Royal Hawaiian Shooting Club (RHSC) located on Waikiki’s thriving Kalakaua Avenue.
With over twenty years without a firearm accident, and guests as young as seven years old, the RHSC takes pride in its clean, safe, and family-friendly environment. For first-time shooters to hardcore gun enthusiasts, the RHSC has something for every level of experience and interest.
Courses range from $60 to $375, with each course providing instruction and souvenir targets. One of the most popular at $117 is the Royal Course, which comes with a safety briefing, safety glasses, ear protectors, instruction, six different firearms with ammunition, souvenir targets. NRA Certified instructors are available to assist. Please call ahead.
Guests are treated with an educational, thrilling experience where they can become familiar with a variety of firearms in a safe, non-intimidating setting.
Dolphin Discoveries offers unique ocean experiences that will touch your heart and live in your memory for a lifetime!!
Our Snorkel tours offers snorkeling at the two best snorkeling sites on the Bis Island of Hawaii! Slip into the warm pristine aqua waters of the marine sanctuary, Cook’s Monument @ Kealakekua Bay and see colorful tropical fish and corals, then swim eye to eye with the green sea turtles in the beautiful coral gardens at the Place of Refuge.
Our ultimate Dolphin Swim Adventure takes you out to swim with the beautiful spinner dolphins in their natural environment as they were meant to be....Wild & Free!
Featured on....”Discovery Channel & the BBC”
“This trip was by far the highlight of our vacation....AMAZING!!”
Kohala Zipline, Hawai‘i
Experience Hawai‘i’s finest aerial adventure at Kohala Zipline. Zip, trek and rappel through our canopy course surrounded by soaring trees and sweeping views of the Kohala countryside. Exclusive, twin WhisperLines make for a quieter zip and certified guides are with you every step of the way. Capture all of the fun with either a GoPro HD helmet cam rental or FotaFlo image service. For the ultimate adventure, upgrade to the Kohala Zip & Dip to include roundtrip hotel transfer, lunch and a hike to a private waterfall and swim in a cool mountain pool. Voted Reader’s Choice “Best Zipline Company & Course” by Hawai‘i Magazine in 2014!
Voted The Best Activity / Adventure Company in Hawaii for 2013 by the Readers of HAWAII Magazine, Skyline Eco-Adventures is Hawaii’s leading zipline adventure company with award-winning locations on Maui, the Big Island, and now Kauai! Founded on Maui in 2002, Skyline is the United States original zipline company and has safely conducted over two million customer zipline crossings, more than any other U.S. based zipline company.
Throughout the zipline tours guests learn about the unique environment and culture of the places in which Skyline operates; and a portion of all sales are donated back to protecting those irreplaceable things. As a proud member of “1% For The Planet”, Skyline donates at least one percent of every sale back to preserving Hawaii’s fragile native environment and supporting the island community.
If you dream of flying over towering Big Island waterfalls, zipping at high speed through the forests and mountains of Maui, or soaring over lush valleys that overlook Kauai’s sunny Poipu Resort, then you are ready to experience the unmatched thrills and award-winning family fun that only Skyline can provide.