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Put away the lawn chair and make Hawai‘i the adventure of a lifetime. From adrenaline-fueled hikes to ocean exploration, Hawai‘i offers activities children and adults will both enjoy.
Honolulu Museum of Art
See Art Deco Hawai‘i—the first major museum exhibition to focus on the islands’ seductive paintings, sculpture, advertisements, jewelry, and decorative objects from the 1920s to 1940s—on view through Jan. 11. Experience world-class art (like Monet and Hokusai), explore courtyards and gardens, enjoy lunch, and shop at two beautiful locations—one near downtown, the other above the city with a view of Diamond Head. The museum offers daily walk-in tours, 10am to noon.
William F. Soare (American, 1896-1940)
Surfer Girl, c. 1935
Oil on canvas
Collection Suzanne Diamond and Dimitri Haniotis
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.
Hilo Farmers Market
The Hilo Farmers Market is a must-see experience when visiting the Big Island. Over 200 local farmers and crafters sell their produce, crafts, gift items and exotic tropical flowers in a festive, outdoor atmosphere, that recalls the old “plantation” days of early Hilo.
Shop where the locals shop and immerse yourself in the rich culture of Hawaii, while enjoying views of Hilo Bay, the sweeping slopes of Mauna Kea and leisurely strolling the historic town of Hilo.
Theres something for everyone besides the local fare of produce and flowers, such as Hilo and Kau coffee, tropical flavored honey and jams, original hot sauces. Hungry? We have over a dozen food vendors. Loco mocos, bento box lunches, Thai salads, sushi, tupig, coscoron, fresh cut coconut water and more!
Now offering a special $2 discount on our “Farmers Market Tote Bag”. Enter coupon code take2off-tote when shopping our online store!
HAWAI’I VOLCANOES INSTITUTE
Birding Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, September 20, 2014 8:00am – 4:00pm
Wildlife biologist Thane Pratt leads an adventure in search of endangered birds at the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge. On the slopes of Mauna Kea, the 32,000 acre rainforest is the premier sanctuary for rare and endangered native songbirds and is the best place to find them.
Through the moderate hikes, at 6,500 feet elevation and total about two miles over somewhat steep terrain, learn about the history of Hakalau Forest and the current conservation efforts and see how management activities has led to the recovery of native plants and birds.
Thane Pratt retired in 2009 from a 20 year career as a wildlife biologist where he conducted research investigating why native Hawaiian forest birds are so endangered and what can be done to save them.
For complete details or to register please visit www.fhvnp.org or call 808.985.7373
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!
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 $120 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Located on the North Shore, across the road from Waimea Bay- Waimea Valley encompasses 1875 acres of privately owned property managed by Hi’ipaka LLC a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
Come experience Waimea Valley as you stroll through a sacred ahupua‘a (Hawaiian Land Division that extends 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.
59-864 Kamehameha Hwy.
Hale‘iwa, Hawai‘i 96718
Call (808) 638-7766
from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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!!”