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Sustainable Ecotourism Improvements

Sustainable Tourism Hawaii

At Holo Holo Charters we feel it’s our kuleana (responsibility) to help mainstream sustainability and ecotourism in the State of Hawaii. In 2019 we created company-wide environmental and sustainable improvements and then  implemented them into our operations. Holo Holo Charters is the only certified boat charter company on Kaua’i to be a member of STAH…

Temporarily closed due to Covid-19

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June 3, 2020 Aloha travelers, explorers and ‘ohana, Our business, along with many others throughout our island, state, and country, remains closed due to regulations regarding Covid-19. The mandatory 14-day self-quarantine remains in effect for all incoming travelers to Hawai’i. We expect to remain closed as long as this is in effect, and well-beyond that…

Forbidden Treasures of Ni’ihau

Niihau Humpback Whales

While on the shores of west Kaua’i, you may find yourself gazing at the mysterious Hawaiian “Forbidden Island” of Ni’ihau in the distance. With only the silhouette of the island visible, your imagination may start to wonder about this seemingly timeless and untouched place. While only seventeen miles from Kaua’i, the isolation of Ni’ihau has…

Hawaiian Style Pumpkin Crunch

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Crunch

Favorite Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe of the Holo Holo Charters ‘Ohana Food is a huge component of social life here in the islands, right down to its many mouth-watering desserts! For many locals, there is nothing better than island-style potlucks and family gatherings. Most gatherings involve food, and no Hawai’i meal is complete without dessert. The…

1st Kauai Humpback Whale Sighting

Kauai whale watching tour

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…

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.

Ancient Hawaiian Star Navigation

Hawaiian Star Compass

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…

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…

Na Waiwai (Hawaiian Values)

Sustainable Tourism Hawaii

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…

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

Kauai contest

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…

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

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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,…