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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.

Best Boat Tour Kauai

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’ Choice Award online contest.

A panel of travel experts picked twenty nominees for Best Boat Tour and announced them on their website, on April 11, 2022. The panel included a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from; relevant travel expert contributors; and sources for both media properties.

For twenty-eight days, the public was invited to browse the twenty boat tours and vote online for one nominee per day. Besides Holo Holo Charters, nominees included an educational architectural tour on the Chicago River, a peaceful river cruise in Texas, a ferry service in North Carolina, a fishing charter in Florida, and fifteen other unique boat tours.

“We’re elated to earn the title of Best Boat Tour in the US,” beamed company co-owner and General Manager Chandra Bertsch. She added, “For us, being the best means providing unforgettable ocean experiences with the highest degree of customer service, and it also means maintaining the safest fleet, being a fair and dependable employer, and having a positive impact on our island and our ocean resources. Earning this national recognition signals that we’re reaching the ideals outlined in our company Mission Statement and inspires our team to keep pursuing better! We’re honored and extend our gratitude and aloha to everyone that took the time to check us out and give us their votes.”

About Holo Holo Charters:

Holo Holo Charters was established on Kauai in 1998 and runs daily ocean adventures on the extraordinary Napali Coast and to the “Forbidden Island” of Niihau. The company takes Kauai visitors and residents sailing, snorkeling, and sightseeing on the remote and vibrant coast that boasts dramatic 4,000’ seaside cliffs, emerald valleys, sea caves, sea arches, secluded beaches, Hawaiian spinner dolphins, Hawaiian green sea turtles, migrating humpback whales (seasonally December-March), numerous cascading waterfalls, and frequent rainbows. Holo Holo’s four Kauai tour boats were designed and built in Hawaii and the company is particularly proud to have recently become the first and only tour boat company in Hawaii to employ brand-new energy-saving diesel outboard marine motor technology. Information about the company, its ideals, and their award-winning Kauai boat tours can be found at

About USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards:

The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches new categories every other Monday at noon, revealing each category’s 20 nominees. After 4 weeks of voting, the contest closes on the 28th day at noon. On the Friday after voting ends, winners are revealed. Rules allow the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day.

Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the website.

While the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest lives on – a standalone travel media site – it is promoted across USA TODAY Travel Media Group’s digital and mobile products, as well as via social media. Nominees are also announced and/or promoted across relevant USA TODAY departments, and through Gannett media outlets. provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The core of the site’s uniqueness is its team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields – and their cities – but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about so the content is constantly updated. averages 5 million visitors per month. It was acquired by USA TODAY in January of 2013.

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY’s mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms. An innovator of news and information, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation and serves as the host of the American conversation — today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. USA TODAY, the nation’s number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of more than 1.6 million daily, and, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach a combined 6.6 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 16 million downloads on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).