Holo Holo Blog

1st Kauai Humpback Whale Sighting

Tuesday, October 1st: Captain Aaron and crew on Holo Holo Charters’ Adventurer II spotted the first humpback whale of the season about a mile off Ke’e Beach. The vessel was carrying 24 passengers who all witnessed the whale leaping out of the water, which allowed the Captain to properly identify the animal as a humpback…

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Port Allen: Kaua’i’s Endless Summer Boating Destination

A historical harbor, now more commonly known as Kaua’i’s boating paradise! Located on the west side of Kaua’i at Hanapepe Bay, twenty nautical miles from Nawiliwili, Port Allen is the island’s second-largest harbor. It’s the main launching point for most of the islands deep-sea fishing and Napali Coast boat tours. Read More »

Photoshoot Day On The Water

Napali Coast & Niihau – Casting Call September 1st, 2019 7:00am – 5:00pm for Niihau + Napali Coast Super Tour / 7:00am – 5:00pm for Napali Snorkel Sail Tour Kauai film casting Holo Holo Charters…

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Ancient Hawaiian Star Navigation

In their double-hulled canoes, ancient Polynesians would travel thousands of miles to find undiscovered islands. The Polynesians didn’t have compasses or sextants, so how did they find their way in these uncharted seas? They relied on their surroundings: the wind, stars, waves, birds, dolphins, and other sea life. Ancient Polynesians used all aspects of nature…

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Holo Holo With Mana’o

Story written in the Hawaiian language of ‘Olelo, which survives on Ni’ihau. Featuring a father and son Pulani & Ka’oli Kahokuloa. Hasselblad medium format film photography by Kit Furderer. “Holoholo me ta ite o na Kanaka Maoli.” Adventure with the wisdom of the Native Hawaiians. Meaning of HA

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Holo Holo Charters is voted one of the Best Boat Tours in the US!

To say that we are humbled would be a huge understatement; we were elated to find that we had been nominated as part of USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards, as one of the 20 Best Boat Tours in the US, but when the results came in we were floored to find out we had been…

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Polihale – a legendary beach on Kauai’s west side

With lush emerald spires and majestic 4,000-foot cliffs, it is no surprise that the Napali Coast is one of the crown jewels of Kaua’i. Polihale is the beginning of this precious jewel. Napali Polihale With…

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Mrs. Hawaii 2018

Interview with Mrs. Hawaii, Shannon Daliva, proud member of the Holo Holo Charters team! We are lucky to say that we’ve got some amazing individuals that make up our Holo Holo Charters team! A perfect example of this is our Human Resources Manager, Shannon Daliva, who for the past year has held the title of…

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Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurant Certification

Our “Restaurant on the Water” is Certified Ocean-Friendly! Holo Holo Charters is proud to be partnered with Surfrider Foundation and join its team of passionate “Coastal Defenders” Ocean Friendly Holo Holo Charters received the Ocean…

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Na Waiwai (Hawaiian Values)

Hawaiian lifestyle & model of sustainability that cares for the entire community Native Hawaiians created land divisions called ahupua’a to expertly manage the island resources in order to provide for their island communities. The ahupua’a consisted of a slice of land, shaped like a piece of pie, that starts narrow at the top of the…

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Ni’ihau Shell Lei

The Ni’ihau Shell Lei is the rarest and only insurable shell in the world Ni’ihau is probably most famous for the Ni’ihau shell necklaces or lei, which are handcrafted on-island. There are four species of Ni’ihau shells, or Pupu ‘O Ni’ihau. These shells are very unique, and they are found only on the island of…

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Photo Contest – Enter to WIN a Kauai-Made ‘Ohana T-shirt

Voyage with us to become part of our ‘Ohana! At Holo Holo Charters, when you voyage with us, you become part of our ‘ohana (family). An ‘ohana designates a special relationship, it is a commitment to care for, respect, and honor one another. It represents an everlasting connection between people; we are honored when you…

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The Story of Ha’aheo o Hawaii – Cleopatra’s Barge

Nowadays, people want to come back with a story about the place they visited. They want authenticity. The island of Kaua’i not only offers incredible boating destinations, its historical wonder set it far apart from all the other Hawaiian Islands. Holo Holo Charters would like to share a true story about the first American deep-sea luxury yacht and its connection with Kaumuali’i,…

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