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Holo Holo Charters Boat Tour Company was Inducted into two State-wide Programs, reaffirming their Pledge to Remain Sustainable and Environmentally Conscious


Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi, July 2, 2024 – Holo Holo Charters boat tour company is proud to announce the induction into two new programs: The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Qurator–the official mark of excellence for Hawai‘i-based and operating businesses; and the Hawaiʻi Green Business Program. Both designations are Hawaiʻi-based and in line with our pledge to remain a sustainable and environmentally conscious company.

Qurator serves to guide visitors to Hawai‘i products and experiences that incorporate responsible tourism practices while adding value and recognizing those businesses for their positive contributions to the environment, community, and economy. On June 26th, 2024, General Manager, Chandra Bertsch, attended a press conference for the launch of Qurator, where Holo Holo Charters was inducted into the program with certification. To achieve Qurator certification, businesses are evaluated based on the program’s six categories of criteria: Environment, Cultural Support, Equity, Safety, Community, and Guest Experience.

Hawaiʻi Green Business Program (HGBP) is a free state program that assists and recognizes businesses that strive to operate in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. A partnership between the Hawaiʻi State Energy Office, the State’s Department of Health, and the Board of Water Supply, the program highlights businesses that are dedicated to creating a sustainable Hawai‘i. On June 28th, 2024 General Manager, Chandra Bertsch, and Sustainability Coordinator, Jess Belt, were invited to the official ceremony at the state capital on behalf of Holo Holo Charters.

Holo Holo Charters has been named the Number One Best Boat Tour in America by the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award online contest, Best Boat Tour by Newsweek, with a current nomination for Best Tour Company in Hawaiʻi.

Holo Holo Charters was established on Kauaʻi in 1997. Their fleet of two Kauai-built tour boats run daily sightseeing and snorkeling adventures on the world-famous Nāpali Coast and to the “Forbidden Island” of Niʻihau. The company is committed to reducing their environmental impact and for many years have held certification as an Ocean Friendly Restaurant by Surfrider and as a Certified Tour Operator by the Sustainable Tourism Association of Hawai‘i.

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