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Vote Us The Best Boat Tour Company in Hawaiʻi

Breaking news: We’ve been nominated in USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Boat Tour Company in Hawaiʻi Yes, friends, you read that right. We just received our 3rd nomination in a month and this time it’s for the Best Tour Company in Hawaiʻi. We’re on one heck of a roll and the word…

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June 18, 2024

A Guide to Kauaʻi’s Endangered Species and How to Help

As the oldest island in the chain, Kauaʻi has had centuries to develop a host of native wildlife only found here. Unfortunately, many species are threatened or endangered as a result of the introduction of new plant and animal species that came along with migration to the island. The good news is that the community’s…

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June 11, 2024

Sailing 101

The art of sailing is as old as the islands of Hawaiʻi. Skilled Polynesian navigators traveled far distances to settle alongside native Hawaiians, using double-hulled sailing canoes known as waʻa kaulua. As Polynesian settlers made their home in Hawaiʻi, the evolution of the vessels included using locally-sourced materials like koa wood. The waʻa kaulua evolved…

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June 6, 2024

2024 Kauaʻi Poke Fest: Sat. June 8, 2024

Hawaiʻi is famous for many things, and poke is most definitely one of them. Poke (Hawaiian meaning “to slice, cut crosswise into pieces”) is not only healthy, it’s incredibly delicious, too. From straight-up classics like ʻahi limu (seaweed) and spicy poke to poke bowls, poke nachos, poke musubi, and so much more, poke offers an…

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June 4, 2024

Coral Reef Kids Camp starts June 3, 2024. Sign up today!

Are you looking for a fun, educational, adventure camp program for your keiki this summer? Well, look no further. The eighth annual Coral Reef Kids Camp starts June 3, 2024, at Anini Beach Park on Kauaʻi and blends children’s science with art, learning, adventure, connection, and fun! Join Reef Guardians Hawaiʻi for an interactive, three-day…

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May 21, 2024

Hawaiian Language 101

‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i or the Hawaiian language lies at the core of our local culture here on Kauaʻi, and throughout the Hawaiian islands. You will notice a plethora of Hawaiian words integrated into menus, business names, street names, and everyday conversation in Hawaiʻi. Fittingly, Holo Holo Charters is named after the Hawaiian word holoholo, which means…

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May 16, 2024

WE DID IT! Holo Holo Charters Voted #1 Best Boat Tour in Newsweek’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards

Immediate Press Release for Thursday, May 9, 2024: 12 P.M. EST Can we get a drum roll, please? We are stoked beyond belief to announce that WE DID IT! We won Newsweek’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards and were voted #1 Best Boat Tour in the U.S. Wahoo! We humbly send a HUGE MAHALO to all…

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May 9, 2024

Team Spotlight: Daniel Hazen, Operations Manager

Within a minute of a conversation with Operations Manager Daniel Hazen, it’s easy to understand why he is an integral part of our team at Holo Holo Charters. Our goal is to attract genuine and dedicated people to join a collaborative team, and Daniel’s welcoming disposition and palpable passion for what he does is a…

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May 7, 2024

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice 2024 Awards

Breaking News: Holo Holo is Nominated for Best Boat Tour in USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice 2024 Awards USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice 2024 Awards Voting is open now! <<Please VOTE HERE>> Well, friends, we are at it again! Up on deck: USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice 2024 Awards! This is our SIXTH YEAR of nomination…

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May 2, 2024

What to Wear & How to Prepare for Your Holo Holo Boat Tour

First Things First So, you’ve finally booked one of our EPIC boat tours along the Nāpali Coastline. Congratulations —you’ve made an excellent decision you will likely cherish for a lifetime. And if you haven’t booked yet, here is your friendly reminder to seize the day and book that tour! As your boat tour draws near,…

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May 2, 2024

Celebrating May Day is LEI DAY in Hawaiʻi

May 1st is drawing near, and May Day celebrations are right around the corner. Depending on where you live, you might see a combination of festivities on May Day, including flowers, bonfires, parades, pageants, the Maypole Dance, and the gesture of giving May Baskets. Kauaʻi Photographer – Kit Furderer If you live in Hawaiʻi or…

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April 25, 2024

The Musubi Truck + Hoa Kai Surf + Holo Holo Charters GIVEAWAY!

We are stoked to announce our latest GIVEAWAY and collaboration between Holo Holo Charters, The Musubi Truck, and Hoa Kai Surf! Hop on board and join the fun, friends. This is one Giveaway you don’t want to miss! Why The Musubi Truck & Hoa Kai Surf? We at Holo Holo Charters are all about supporting…

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April 15, 2024