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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 makau (to the mountain side of the road) your eyes will be absolutely delighted with Kauai’s vibrant palette and diverse range of climate…

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…

Holo Holo Charters Celebrates the Completion of Their New Maintenance Facility

Grand opening festivities included a traditional Hawaiian pi kai ceremony and a family-friendly 1950s-themed “Shop Hop.” June 27, 2022. Kauai, Hawaii. Construction is complete for Kauai tour boat company Holo Holo Charters’ new boat shop and maintenance facility. In 2019, the company purchased a one-acre plot of land in Port Allen from Alexander & Baldwin…

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….

Holo Holo Charters Voted #1 Best Boat Tour in America

The national recognition affirms that the company is realizing the ideals set in its Mission Statement and provides motivation to keep raising the bar higher. Kauai, Hawaii, May 20, 2022. – Kauai boat tour company Holo Holo Charters has been voted the Number One Best Boat Tour in America by the USA Today 10Best Readers’…

#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…

Holo Holo Charters Nominated for “Best Boat Tour in the U.S.”

The Kauai boat tour company is one of twenty unique American boat tour operators competing for this year’s title. Kauai, Hawaii, April 11, 2022. –Kauai boat tour company Holo Holo Charters was recently nominated as a candidate in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest for Best Boat Tour in the U.S. and is…

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…

Energy-Efficient Kauai Boat Tours

Kauai Boat Tour Company Becomes First in State to Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Diesel Outboard Motors “Employing this cutting-edge marine technology gives Holo Holo Charters environmental bragging rights.” Port Allen, Kauai, Hawaii. March 24, 2022. Holo Holo Charters, a Kauai company that prides itself on its four Kauai-built tour boats has earned itself another distinction by…

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…

Winter Swell Realities

It would be convenient if every one of our Napali Coast boat tours worked out exactly as described here on our web page, but that will never happen. We can control our staff, we can control our boats, but we’ll never be able to control Mother Nature, and the fact is that some days, the…