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USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice 2024 Awards

Breaking News: Holo Holo is Nominated for Best Boat Tour in USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice 2024 Awardsbest Kauaʻi boat tour

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice 2024 Awards Voting is open now!

<<Please VOTE HERE>>

Well, friends, we are at it again!

Up on deck: USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice 2024 Awards! This is our SIXTH YEAR of nomination (2019-2024), and we are humbled, stoked, dedicated, and on a mission to continue to deliver superior excellence and unparalleled experiences to our guests and team! You might remember that we won in 2022, were voted 2nd in 2021 and 2023, and placed high in 2019 and 2020. We believe this is our year, and we need your kōkua to clinch 1st place, ok!?

Before we share how to vote for the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice 2024 Awards, we want to emphasize that this nomination is totally separate from the 2024 Newsweek Readers’ Choice Awards Best Boat Tour that we were simultaneously nominated for. That’s right, we are in the running for Best Boat Tour in two contests at the same time! Voting for Newsweek ends May 2, 2024, at noon EST, and the top ten winners will be announced on May 9, 2024!

Here’s the Scoop on the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice 2024 Awards:

Best tour on KauaiNominees are submitted by a panel of experts. 10Best editors narrow the field to select the final set of nominees for the Readers’ Choice Awards. Readers can vote once per day.

VOTE HERE for Holo Holo Charters until the polls close on Monday, May 27, 2024 at noon EST. The 10 winning tour companies will be announced on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

Why Vote Holo Holo?

Holo Holo Charters was founded in 1997 by Kevin Millett, a third-generation boat builder and avid sailor. Kevin hired a small crew and built the company’s OG 65’ power catamaran Holoholo on island at the old pineapple cannery in Lāwaʻi.

Fast-forward to 2024, and Holo Holo Charters has been serving up the best boat tours on Kauaʻi daily for nearly 27 years. Kevin added another vessel to our fleet, Leila, a 50’ powered sailing catamaran, and our new leaders, Adrian and Chandra Bertsch, have exciting plans to build two more vessels. With Kevin’s guidance on deck, Adrian will lead the boat-building team this time, so stay tuned!

We at Holo Holo pride ourselves in providing you with the safest and most comfortable ride to remote and dramatic locations found only off Kauaʻi: the infamous and deliriously stunning Nāpali Coast, Lehua Crater, home to one of the largest and most diverse seabird colonies in all of Hawaiʻi, and the enchanting and “Forbidden Island” of Niʻihau.

Combined with the jaw-dropping beauty of the deep blue Pacific Ocean, killer Kauaʻi sunsets, diverse marine life, exquisite boat cuisine, experienced Captains, hospitable crew, a deep commitment to community and sustainability, a beloved team behind the scenes (the list is extensive, but you get the picture), you can see why this is our sixth nomination, and we’re coming in hot in 2024!

Our Mission Statement Says it Best

To be unconditionally accepted island-wide as the best all-around boat tour company on Kauaʻi.” While we believe we’ve achieved this, we know that being the best boat tour company is a daily commitment and practice. We strive to uphold and up-level our standard of excellence, year in and year out.

“Best” is defined as:

  • Being the best company to be a part of and work for.
  • Providing the highest degree of quality customer service available in the industry.
  • Maintaining the best vessels and equipment on island.
  • Providing the safest, most unique, and memorable ocean experience available.
  • Providing a solidly positive impact on both our ocean resources and our island community.

To learn more about what we are up to, our commitment to excellence, and why choose Holo Holo, please visit our website:

Mahalo Nui Loa for Your Continued Support & Business

None of this is possible without YOU! Thank you for boating with us all of these years! It is an honor and pleasure to serve you, and we can’t wait to welcome you (first-timers and seasoned ʻohana) on board with us! This nomination and your VOTE mean the world to us! Thank you for sailing with us!

<<Please VOTE HERE>>

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