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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!…

Napali Coast Tours From Hanalei

The 2022 summer north shore season has officially commenced, and boy are we ready for a good one! We’ve been running our Napali Coast raft boat snorkeling tours out of Hanalei since 2012, and each season presents its own difficulties but, to be honest—the last four years have been exceptionally challenging. And it’s not just…

Help Us Win Best Boat Tour in the U.S.

Aloha friends, and thank you in advance for taking the time to read this! Here’s the deal: we need your help. We need your online vote so that we can be named the Best Boat Tour in the U.S. Hear us out! Like most people, we kind of roll our eyes when, for example, a…

Brand New Outboard Diesel Engines – A First in Hawaii!

Extra! Extra! Really exciting news here! We just became the first tour boat operator in the state of Hawaii to invest in diesel outboard motors. This is a big deal; a huge upgrade! For most people out there, who aren’t marine motorheads, let us break this down. Diesel motors have a lot of advantages over…

Kauai Movie Quiz

Can you believe that the very first movie ever filmed on Kauai was released in 1934? Nineteen thirty-four!! The one-hour-and-two-minute movie, White Heat, was directed by an influential female director Lois Weber, and examines the angst caused by mixed-race relationships on a sugar plantation. It was filmed on location in Waimea! Since White Heat (almost…

HOA KAI + HOLO HOLO

Sometime during this past decade, the Turkish beach towel arrived on the American scene. At first, it wasn’t clear if these Middle Eastern materials were just having a “moment” among trendy, wanderlust-types, or if the fad would stick. But now it’s 2022 and they’re sold at Costco; it’s safe to say the product has “made…

2022 Kauai Brewers Festival

Great news friends! After a two-year Covid-hiatus, the Kauai Brewers Festival—arguably the hippest and certainly the hoppiest community event on the island—is back this spring! Come see and be seen at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club on Saturday, April 9, from 2-6pm. Craft breweries from Hawaii and the mainland will be pouring dozens of brews,…

Help us pick a winner for our 2022 Keiki Marine Life Art Contest!

Holo Holo Charters hosts several student groups annually during whale season for an incredible two-hour journey on a Keiki Marine Life Excursion. This outdoor educational experience offers students a deeper understanding and appreciation for our humpback whales and other marine life, it’s an opportunity to learn about the island and ocean ecosystems, plus it’s a…