Holo Holo was founded on Kauai in 1997 with a simple idea: build amazing, high-speed boats that can take Kauai’s challenging ocean conditions in stride and deliver visitors to remote and dramatic locations like the Napali Coast, Kipu Kai, Lehua Crater, and Niihau; combine that with an exceptional staff that’s focused on giving our passengers a first-class vacation experience, and we’ve found a recipe for success. Contact us today at 808-335-0815 and let us help you choose one of our incredible tour options.
We support the Hawaii Ecotourism Association’s principles of sustainable tourism, which addresses operating principles in the following content areas:
- Environmental Management
- Staff Management
- Interpretation Management
- Consumer Evaluation Management
- Marketing Management
Holo Holo Charters is the only company on Kauai certified by NOAA as Dolphin SMART, a voluntary program designed to promote responsible viewing of marine life. This involves educating our guests on the importance of responsible viewing practices and making sure we don’t disrupt the natural activities and behaviors of dolphins and other marine life. We recognize the importance of being stewards of the natural environment and strive to have minimal impact on the ecosystems that we utilize daily.
Holo Holo Charters is the only Kauai boat company featuring certification from the Kauai-Made program. All four of our vessels were designed and built on Kauai by the owner of Holo Holo Charters, Kevin Millett. These custom vessels were designed specifically to navigate the challenging ocean conditions around Kauai and Niihau. We are proud to be locally owned and operated, and our store in Port Allen features several Kauai-Made products available for purchase.
Holo Holo Charters received the Ocean Friendly Restaurant certification in 2018. Removing single-use plastics was accomplished many years ago, with a commitment to utilizing reusable dishes, flatware and serving items instead. Our menu is catered using locally sourced ingredients and island produce wherever possible.
Certificates & Awards
Aloha and welcome to Holo Holo Charters! When Holo Holo Charters was created over 20 years ago, we had one simple idea: to build high-quality custom boats on Kauai that could take you to some of the most remote and beautiful places on earth.
Kauai offers unique and enchanting destinations only accessible by the ocean, including the Napali Coast, the Hawaiian Forbidden Island of Niihau, and Lehua Crater. Being a third-generation boat builder ignited my passion for sailing and spending time on the water, which has truly allowed our company to create a unique product and vessel that no one else can match.
The knowledge of the ocean and weather conditions unique to Kauai has played an integral role in all our tours and the way we build our boats. We created our vessels to handle the ever-changing conditions; some days it’s like sailing on a lake, and some days it feels like a Hawaiian roller coaster ride! Regardless of the weather, our capable vessels and experienced staff are here to ensure you have an adventure to remember.
We strive every day to be unconditionally the best by providing the safest, most unique and memorable ocean experience available. Thank you for considering touring with us, and we hope to see you and your family on the water soon!