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We need your vote, Best Tour in Hawaii!

Aloha friends, remember last April when Holo Holo Charters was named the #1 Best Boat Tour in America by the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest??? Earning that national recognition was HUGE! To any old landlubber on the street, it might sound like just another online poll but keep in mind that USA Today…

2023 NYC Travel & Adventure Show

From the Garden Island to the Big Apple—look out New York City! For the seventh year, Holo Holo Charters will be representing Kauai at America’s Favorite Travel Show, the NYC Travel & Adventure Show. Soon, our Creative Manager Kit Furderer and Sales & Private Charters Manager Cindy Kauanui will be digging out their “winter on…

Carbon Offsets at Holo Holo Charters

Happy New Year friends and ocean lovers! Holo Holo Charters is excited to announce that we are now live and rolling with a new carbon offset project that will eventually offset 100% of our carbon emissions via a Hawaii-based program called Carbon Buddy. If you’re familiar with our company’s values, you know that we are…

25 Years of Holo Holo Charters

It started with a boatbuilder and a niche idea for a new ocean adventure—a Kauai boat tour that went all the way around Kauai and to our neighbor island of Niihau and back, all in one day. Our company’s founder, boatbuilder Kevin Millett, secured the permits and got the loans. He drew the plans, ordered…

The Wind and the Reckoning

Kauai, it’s time to put on the comfy pants and take a spin out west to the historic Waimea Theatre, to watch The Wind and the Reckoning—the world’s very first Hawaiian language film with international distribution! The Wind & the Reckoning had its world premiere at the Boston Film Festival on September 24, 2022, where it…

Humpback Whale Conservation

HUMPBACK WHALE CONSERVATION AND THE HYDROPHONE It’s the end of fall which means we’re right around the corner from humpback whale season here in Hawaii! Soon our Holo Holo Charters Captains, crew, and guests will be oohing and ahhhing daily during our Kauai, Napali Coast, and Niihau boat tours– as massive, intelligent, sentient, and curious…

Battle Of The Food Trucks

Here at Holo Holo Charters, we’re always looking for ways to support and give back to our community. Also, we love food. So, when the Rice Street Business Association called to ask if we’d be interested in sponsoring their recent event, the Battle of the Food Trucks, we just had to say yes. It was…

Kauai Sustainable Tourism

We’ve all heard the phrase “talk the talk, walk the walk” a million times. It basically means that a person (or in our case, a company) should support what they say, not just with words, but also through action. In this blog post, we want to touch on the sometimes-underappreciated importance of “talking the talk” and then list some ways…

The Breadfruit Institute

Approximately 1,500 years ago, braving the open ocean in their double-hulled voyaging canoes and navigating by the stars, the first humans migrated to Hawaii from the Marquesas Islands, Tahiti, and other island groups. The migration happened in waves, over centuries, and the settlers brought with them more than two dozen plant species essential to their…

Kauai Marathon 2022

photography by: Jo Evans, Da Kine Images One of our core values here at Holo Holo Charters is to have a positive impact on our island community, and that’s why we’re happy to be sponsors of the upcoming 2022 Kauai Marathon on Sunday, September 4th. The marathon is back after a 3 year hiatus, so…

Casting Call ~ Na Pali Sunset Sail

We are seeking a diverse range of healthy, happy, fashionable individuals, couples, and families to join us for a photoshoot aboard our 50’ sailing catamaran Leila. Let us wine and dine you while we adventure along Kauai’s iconic Napali Coast, capturing beautiful videos and photos to show off our award-winning Napali Sunset and Sailing Tour….

Regenerative Tourism

Regenerative Tourism Volunteer Opportunities on Kauai 2022 There’s a new buzzword in the tourism industry, “Regenerative Tourism.” Prior to 2021, the term was always “sustainable tourism”—the idea that tourism should leave a place in the same condition as it was before. But then things got turned up a notch! “Regenerative tourism” is the hot new…

Driving on Kauai

Photo © copyright by aFeinberg You’re going to love driving on Kauai—the roads are clean, and the views are stunning! Whether you’re looking makai (to the ocean side of the road) or mauka (to the mountain side of the road) your eyes will be absolutely delighted with Kauai’s vibrant palette and diverse range of climate zones,…

10 Ideas For A Unique Kauai Adventure

Some vacations are for walking around bustling cities taking in all the history and cultural arts. Some vacations are about having an all-inclusive, no-brainer, treat yo’self experience. Kauai vacations are about getting out there— in the sun, in the rain, and underneath the rainbows! Kauai is for the adventurous. It’s a fact– Kauai tends to…

Our Brand New Boat Shop and Maintenance Facility

Gosh friends, we have to say– 2022 has been a very exciting year for our company Holo Holo Charters. First, we became the first tour boat company in the state of Hawaii to invest in cutting-edge, energy-saving diesel outboard motor technology. Then, we were named the #1 Best Boat Tour in America by USA Today…

Kauai Destination Wedding

Tying the Naut: Nautical Ideas for a Kauai Destination Wedding-Kauai sunset cruise Aloha friends, Kauai’s destination wedding industry is booming! Couples from all over the world are recruiting their friends and family to Hawaii’s most romantic island to tie the knot and spend quality time together. Here at Holo Holo Charters, we’ve seen a significant…

Pledge to Our Keiki

  Aloha Team, Please help Holo Holo Charters to support this Kanu Hawaii movement. The movement was inspired by students on Moloka’i. Check out this link for more information or read the story below. The second link will bring you to the page to sign the pledge. Please help us to help them with just…

Leadership Kauai

Aloha friends, and please join us in a round of applause and a big ho’omaika’i ‘ana (congratulations!) to Chandra Bertsch, Holo Holo Charters’ co-owner and general manager, who recently graduated the Leadership Kauai program, Class of 2022. In this blog post, we’re going to cover two things: the Leadership Kauai program and Chandra’s Awesomeness. First:…

Five Things You Oughta Know Before Traveling to Kauai

So, you booked a trip to Kauai—yay! Happy dance!! Each of Hawaii’s main islands without a doubt has its own unique flavor and appeals but obviously, we’re partial to Kauai.  Kauai is the oldest of the islands and has thus had the most time to erode, and thus has the biggest and best sandy beaches….

#1 Best Boat Tour in America!

Aloha friends, did you hear the exciting news??? Holo Holo Charters has been named the #1 Best Boat Tour in the U.S. by the USA Today 10Best Readers Choice Awards contest! Once again for those in the back: Holo Holo Charters has been named the #1 BEST BOAT TOUR IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!…