Please Vote Holo Holo Charters #1 Best Boat Tour in America
Aloha friends and ʻohana,
Last year Holo Holo Charters won the #1 Best Boat Tour in America by the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards contest!!! We are nominated again this year for the Best Boat Tour in America. It would be an honor to follow last year’s win with this amazing award, which is why we are humbly asking for your vote once again.
Winning the nationwide contest in 2022 was INCREDIBLE!! To the average Joe, it may just sound like a digital contest, but not to us. USA Today is the leading news publication with readers spread across the country. For us boat enthusiasts (and sometimes boat nerds!), we take immense pride in being named the Best Boat Tour in America! We put so much of ourselves into our tours, so when people from all over the country feel that we do this best, it really brings us great joy.
We want to extend a big Mahalo to everyone who voted for us in last year’s contest. We truly have a genuine connection to our guests. When you choose to spend your time exploring the Nāpali Coast with us, you become part of our ʻohana. To our current and former employees, fellow Kauaʻi small businesses, island community, vendors, and the worldwide network of hundreds of thousands of wonderful people that have journeyed with us over the last 25 years – you all hold a special place near and dear to our hearts.
Voting has never been easier! With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can cast your vote for Holo Holo Charters. Voting is not limited to one vote per person, you can vote daily, so vote one time…or 20 times! You can vote from your desktop or your phone (you can even bookmark the link for easy voting access). We kindly invite you, next time you find yourself waiting in line at the store or scrolling through your phone, to take a few moments and remember your favorite memory from a Holo Holo experience and please, cast your vote! Don’t worry, you won’t be asked to give your email address, phone number, social media handles, or anything personal that would deter you from wanting to vote. This really helps us get recognized as an industry leader and we offer many, many mahalos in advance for supporting us! Now to the fun part – why we are so AWESOME! Here are the TOP FOUR reasons you should vote Holo Holo Charters as Best Boat Tour:
1. Exceptional Value – Every Holo Holo Tour will have you on the beautiful Hawaiian seas for over three hours. If you are the kind of traveler that likes to “get the most bang for your buck” you cannot beat what Holo Holo offers. Whether it’s snorkeling at Niʻihau or getting a picture next to the cliffs of Nāpali – you get it all with Holo Holo. All of our Captains are seasoned professionals who provide their own unique take on the coast, each more wonderful and exciting than the next. Captains further enhance the trip with the narration of island history, geological information, and authentic Hawaiian myths & legends. Our energetic crew members are there to anticipate your every need is being met – walking you to the bathroom, taking your picture, refilling your beverage, etc. Our snorkel tours provide all of the gear you need to enjoy the beautiful wonders below the ocean’s surface. Our team will provide basic instructions, safety checks and personally check the water conditions to ensure a safe experience. Our check-in process is seamless and our newly renovated retail location offers fun gifts and outdoor gear. Holo HoloCharters prides itself on having the most pristine vessels on the coast, the most experienced captains, the most knowledgeable crew, and the best catering partners featuring locally sourced meals. We’re not the cheapest tour around, but our discerning customers get their money’s worth and more.
2. Sustainability – We’re here for the long run! It’s not hard for companies to say they are being sustainable. However, how many businesses do you know that can actually point to things they have done to address their ecological footprint? We at Holo Holo can and do! As a member of the Sustainable Tourism Association of Hawaiʻi, we consistently research and adopt new practices that quantifiably reduce our negative impact, while increasing our positive impact, both on the land and sea. Examples include switching from bottled water to filtered water, using reusable plates/cups/napkins, offering free reef-safe sunscreen, switching from paper to electronic waivers, investing in the most advanced and efficient motor equipment technology, and more. A recent project we are incredibly proud of is our carbon offset project. This initiative will eventually offset 100% of Holo Holo’s carbon emissions via a Hawaiʻi-based program called CarbonBuddy. We have made it a goal as a company to incentivize volunteer time by offering our employees paid volunteer time. We believe that giving back to our island and our team will make a more pristine Hawaiʻi for us all and the keiki that follow in our footsteps. It’s hard for working families to take time off to volunteer, so we’re paying them for their time!
3. The Nāpali Coast – There are many beautiful things to see in Hawaiʻi … but nothing compares to the Nāpali Coast! Have you ever seen a 4,000 foot sea cliff? What about a cascading waterfall taller than a building? Have you ever heard the surf pounding the walls of a sea cave? Well, these are just a few of the amazing things the coastline has to offer. On your way up to the Nāpali Coast, you’ll likely see a variety of our ocean friends such as spinner dolphins, sea turtles, or even humpback whales! Kauaʻi is the oldest of the Hawaiian islands and is aging like a fine wine – it just keeps getting better with time! This is never more evident than when you see the sunrise over the canyons, a rainbow arching over Nāpali, or the sun setting on the Pacific Ocean. Seeing this coast from the water is a truly unique experience that cannot be compared to any other experience on the island. Rest assured, our amazing crew members will be sure to take pictures so you have these memories for the rest of your life!
4. A Fleet That Can’t Be Beat – Holo Holo vessels are designed to maximize the comfort of our guests while being able to safely handle any conditions mother nature brings our way. Our vessels were designed to keep you as safe and comfortable as possible while showing you parts of Hawaiʻi that will leave you speechless. Watching our skilled crew raise the sail of our sailing vessel, Leila, is a spectacle in itself. Our skilled captains use the powerful Hawaiian trade winds to guide our boat along the coast with ease. Our catamaran, Holoholo, was built on Kauaʻi, for Kauaʻi, by our team of experienced boat builders. From pulling up to the caves of Nāpali to cruising past Lehua Crater, Holoholo makes you feel like you’re floating on a cloud. This vessel’s unique design makes it possible to get right next to the caves and even slightly inside them! We offer tours on both our boats daily so whether it’s sailing into the sunset or crossing the channel to Niʻihau, we have the vessel and adventure that is right for you! For more information about our company’s history, tours, and values, please visit our website. We thank you for voting Holo Holo Charters as the Best Boat Tour in America, and we hope to be your host on the water soon.