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Local Beers + Seltzers + Wine + Koloa Rum Mai Tais

It’s Five o’clock Somewhere Listen, we’ve heard all the Jimmy Buffett songs and we know that boat drinks can really soften the edges and enhance an ocean experience. We get it and we’re here for you with a well-rounded selection of adult beverages. Here’s what we’re offering as of October 2021: Beer brewing in Hawaii…

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December 22, 2021

The Ultimate Boat Soundtrack

You know, it’s interesting because, for as many songs as there are about cars and driving, there’s really not that many about boats. There’s plenty of great music to listen to on a boat (it’s music–pretty much everything works depending on your mood), but songs that are actually boat-themed? Surprisingly not that many! Here are…

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December 22, 2021

Kauai Family Friendly Vacation Ideas

Kauai is an excellent destination for a family vacation. It’s laid back, it’s safe and there are plenty of kid-friendly activities to enjoy, on top of simply going to the beach. Here are some ideas for your family vacation on Kauai. First suggestion is that, in the spirit of being more connected and intentional about…

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December 6, 2021

Free Things To Do On Kauai

Kauai is a lot of things and expensive is one of them. Getting here is expensive, being here is expensive, living here is expensive… there’s just no getting around it. That’s why you might be looking for some ideas for activities that are free—so you can make the most of every moment of your trip…

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November 22, 2021

Protecting Spinner Dolphins

Holo Holo Charters has voluntarily participated in NOAA’s Dolphin SMART program for over a decade. We feel it’s our privilege and responsibility to protect the marine life and fragile ecosystems we enjoy everyday. The Dolphin SMART program is in place to promote responsible stewardship of wild dolphins in coastal waterways. Unfortunately, not all tour operators…

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October 20, 2021

Local Kauai Catering | Rose & Bros

Let’s take a minute to recognize and appreciate the dedicated catering team that keeps our guests well-fed on the water, Rose and Bros! Rose and Bros is run by a local southside couple, Kai and Shay, who named their company after their three kids, Akira Rose (six years old) and her two brothers, Kanoa (10…

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October 19, 2021

Humpback Whale First Sighting in Kaua’i 2021-2022

Port Allen, Kaua’I – Baby Humpback Whale is The First Sighting in Kaua’i Waters During the 2021-2022 Humpback Whale Season! Captain Mike Lynch of Holo Holo Charters spotted the first humpback whale of the season in Kaua’i waters this past Saturday, October 2, 2021. Holo Holo Charters’ vessel Leila, was just a quarter-mile off…

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October 4, 2021

Reef Safe Sunscreen

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet and their survival is inextricably linked to our own. In addition to providing nesting grounds and homes for thousands of species, they also help stabilize the ocean floor, prevent coastal erosion, minimize storm surge damage, contribute to the mitigation of climate change, filter…

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September 23, 2021

Best Snorkeling Locations on Kauai

The first thing we want to say about snorkeling on Kauai is this: please be cautious about it. Snorkeling fatalities on Kauai aren’t super common but they’re not super uncommon either and you can imagine how tragic it would be to leave Hawaii with one less person than you came with. It makes us shudder…

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September 8, 2021

Eating Out On Your Kauai Vacation

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the entire country’s restaurant industry is struggling to gain its footing again now that we’re in the “comeback” phase of Covid-19. Here on Kauai, we live on a rock, and the situation is no different. Every day it’s getting better, but realistically– expect some challenges…

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September 2, 2021

10 Best Things To Do On Kauai

Best things to do on Kauai Best Sunrise—Are you an early riser? Grab a coffee at Java Kai in downtown Kapaa and head to Fuji Beach (also known as Baby Beach) at the end of Moanakai Rd. There’s a picnic table where you can sit and sip and watch the colors on the horizon change…

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August 30, 2021

Best Things To Do On Your Kauai Honeymoon

Kokee State Park: After the hustle and bustle of your wedding, you might be ready to escape to nature and if so, the “Grand Canyon of Hawaii” is just the place. Whether you’re looking to burn off all that cake and champagne with a challenging 8-mile hike, enjoy a casual stroll with incredible views, or…

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August 25, 2021

The Original Super Tour

Best thing to do on Kauai Back in Holo Holo Charters’ development days—circa 1997—our up-and-coming company was looking for a niche, something to make us stand out amongst Kauai’s existing boat tour companies. Everyone was going to the Napali Coast, for obvious reasons—Napali is one of the most breathtaking and iconic coastlines in the world….

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July 27, 2021

Experience Nawiliwili Yacht Club Sailing Races

For Kauai’s local sailing community, it’s all about Thursday evenings—race night! On the east side of the island is Nawiliwili Harbor, the home of the Nawiliwili Yacht Club and our race league. Throughout the year, there are several series in which, on any given week, eight to twelve boats compete for well, bragging rights mostly….

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June 30, 2021

Voted 2nd Best US Boat Tour 2021

Kauai Boat Tour Company Voted One of the Best Boat Tours in the US for the Last 3 Years: 2021, 2020, and 2019. Kauai boat tour company Holo Holo Charters was recently voted the second-best boat tour in the nation by the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest. Coming in on the list are…

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June 18, 2021

Sustainable Ecotourism Improvements

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…

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April 30, 2020

Forbidden Treasures of Ni’ihau

Niihau- The forbidden island 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. Niihau pronounced [ nee-ee-hah-oo, nee-hou ] While…

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November 26, 2019

Hawaiian Style 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…

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November 25, 2019