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WILD WHALE ECO-ADVENTURE CRUISE
DELUXE WILD WHALE ECO-ADVENTURE CRUISE
|ATV ADVENTURE IN KUALOA VALLEY||KUALOA RANCH HORSEBACK AND MOVIE SET TOUR||ATLANTIS SUBMARINE ODYSSEY ADVENTURE||OCEAN KAYAKING ADVENTURES||HIKE DIAMOND HEAD||PALI MAKANI HISTORIC HONOLULU TOUR|
|(December 15 – April 15)||(December 15 – April 30)|
Whether you’re looking for some quiet rest and relaxation, or an exciting night out on the town you’ll find the best of both worlds at “The Gathering Place.”
GRAND CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR
Better known at Diamond Head, the early sailors thought that they had discovered diamonds on the slopes of Mount Leahi. Soon they found the diamonds were only useless crystals. It was a shame they did not purchase the real estate in that area. The land is now worth more than diamonds today!
As we continue our scenic coastal drive along the southeastern shores for of picturesque sights and historical landmarks.
As you continue your drive eastward around Maunalua Bay to Koko Head and the Hawaii Kai neighborhood, you'll approach one of the island's natural treasures, Hanauma Bay State Park, which is considered the island's best snorkeling spot.
A natural ocean geyser formed over time by forces of nature. Breaking surf is forced through an "L" shaped lava tube and, under tremendous pressure, water explodes upward in a miniature geyser, creating a spectacular natural wonder. Below Halona is the Ka Iwi Channel, one of the most dangerous, unpredictable ocean channels in the world.
Makapu'u Beach Park is located on the eastside of the island. Right across the street of Sea Life Park. It's one of the most favorite spots for body boarding. The name refers to a black stone's image of 8 protrusions that looked like human eyes, said to be located on the base of the cave.
Byodo In Temple
The Byodo-In temple in Oahu is a replica of the 900 - year old Byodo-In temple in Uji, Japan. The temple was designed to reflect the Buddist belief of the "mystical promise of the Phoenix." The gardens at the temple include ponds, streams, and various shaped hedges and sand gardens such as this one. It is 5 feet tall and weighs about 3 tons. The 9-foot-2-inch tall statue of Amida, the Buddha of the Western Paradise, is the largest wooden Buddha carved in the last 900 years. The carp symbolizes order and perseverance according to the Japanese. Several hundred of them live in the ponds and streams surrounding the temple.
Rain forest of Nuuanu And Pali Lookout
Continuing your journey to the windward part of Oahu, you'll arrive at the Pali Lookout. This majestic lookout rises 1,186 feet above sea level and provides a sweeping panorama of the windward side of Oahu. In 1795, King Kamehameha's invading army drove retreating defenders off the wind-buffeted precipice at Nu'uanu Pali.
Dole Pineapple Plantation
A visit to the North Shore would not be complete with out the "Pineapple Experience," on your itinerary as a must-see destination on O‘ahu. Conveniently located about 10 minutes away from historic Haleiwa town, Dole Plantation is a perfect rest stop on the way to or returning from the scenic North Shore.
STARS AND STRIPS TOUR PEARL HARBOR, ARIZONA MEMORIAL AND PUNCHBOWL
Relive the dramatic events of Pearl Harbor on this fully narrated and informative tour. At Pearl Harbor, your historic adventure begins with a documentary film recounting the haunting details of the bombing on December 7, 1941. You will board the Arizona Memorial, a 184-foot white concrete structure that spans the length of the sunken battleship. It is the final rest place for more than 1,100 servicemen who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor.
The most celebrated battleship ever built by the U.S. Navy. It was aboard these decks that the armistice was signed ending World War II, bringing a new era of friendship and cooperation in the Pacific. A living museum memorial which offers each guest a glimpse of the past and experience a ship alive with history as well as modern technology. The Missouri will educate and entertain the attendees with interactive exhibits, memorabilia, and activities to give each guest a feel of how life was aboard the world’s last battleship.
Experience the serenity of Punchbowl National Cemetery with its meticulously landscaped acres, which includes the Courts of the Missing, the chapel, and finely-detailed mosaic maps of the Pacific theaters of action in World War II and Korea (drive through only).
PACIFIC SPLASH BOAT CRUISE
What could be more spectacular than to cruise along the scenic Waikiki coastline, view Diamond Head and breathtakingly clear aquamarine water? We moor at Turtle Canyon where an afternoon of sun and fun in the water awaits our guests. Experience the thrill of gliding down our giant water slide from the top deck! Relax on our spacious sundeck or enjoy the water toys, which include a huge water trampoline, and water noodles. We have masks, fins, snorkels (which are sanitized of course), and an ocean full of fascinating tropical fish just waiting to be explored. Green Sea Turtles and Spinner Dolphins are often seen. While at anchor, we prepare a freshly grilled lunch. A “snorkel brief” provides instructions for use of mask, fins, and snorkels. Water access is by easy-to-use stairways, and a fresh water shower is provided for a refreshing post swim rinse. The price includes the cruise, lunch, use of the water toys and snorkel gear, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Roundtrip transportation from Waikiki hotels is included.
WILD WHALE ECO-ADVENTURE CRUISE
(December 15 – April 15)
This cruise features whale watching from the island’s best whale watching motor yachts, which are specially designed for stability and maximum outer deck viewing areas. Our vessels provide a smooth, comfortable ride and unobstructed 360-degree panoramic views, and from the foredeck you can often look down at dolphins playing in the bow wave. We cruise off Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head to see majestic Humpback whales, which are prolific during the winter months. The warm ocean waters off the Hawaiian Islands are teeming with marine life and we often also see Spinner Dolphins, Sea Turtles and Porpoises. Our Captain provides expert narration on Humpback Whales and other marine life. The yacht is equipped with a video monitor which plays whale and sea life educational tapes. Roundtrip transportation from Waikiki is included. Snacks and beverages from our full bar are available for purchase. Whales are GUARANTEED; if they are not sighted on a cruise, our guests receive a “Whale Check” allowing them to cruise again FREE! (Whale checks do not include Waikiki transfers.)
While onboard, Keiki (Children) are encouraged to participate in our “Keiki Whale Watch Program”. Upon boarding keiki are given the “Keiki Fun Book” (available in English and Japanese) to complete and keep. The “Keiki Fun Book” is filled with whale facts, games, puzzles and a humpback quiz. Upon completion of the Humpback Whale Quiz (the answers are part of the expert onboard narration), keiki can bring their Fun Books to the Pilothouse where the Captain will award each keiki a signed Whale Certificate indicating that they have attained the status of an honorary Keiki Crew Member Scientist.
DELUXE WILD WHALE ECO-ADVENTURE CRUISE
(December 15 – April 30)
The Deluxe Morning Whale Watch Cruises are inclusive of a freshly prepared buffet breakfast, soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea. The Deluxe Afternoon Whale Watch Cruise is inclusive of a freshly prepared lunch, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Whales are GUARANTEED; if they are not sighted on a cruise, our guests receive a “Whale Check” allowing them to cruise again FREE!
ATV ADVENTURE IN KUALOA VALLEY
Explore the wondrous beauty of Kaaawa Valley on your own all-terrain vehicle! Expert Kualoa Ranch guides will escort you up the mountainside on trails that pass World War II bunkers and then down into a lush, green valley surrounded by the dramatic Kualoa Mountains. The valley and mountains have been the backdrop for famous Hollywood films like Jurassic Park, Mighty Joe Young, Pearl Harbor, and Windtalkers.
One Hour Ride - Adventure deep into Ka'a'awa Valley where Jurassic Park and other feature films were made.
Two Hour Ride - Culturally rich and overlooking beautiful Kaneohe Bay, the ATV ride into the south side of the ranch will round out a full experience of Kualoa. And for the more experienced riders, take in both sides of the ranch. After going into Ka'a'a'wa Valley, go to the southern half of the ranch.
KUALOA RANCH HORSEBACK AND MOVIE SET TOUR
Horseback riding is just one of the unforgettable activities you can enjoy at beautiful Kualoa Ranch. Kualoa's horseback rides combine that special bond with horses with the most spectacular scenery on Oahu. On horseback, riders take different trails beneath the cliffs and overlooking the ocean.
One Hour Ride - See the southern half of the ranch. Vistas of the famed "Chinaman's Hat" Mokoli'i island and an ancient 800 year-old Hawaiian fishpond accompany the great feeling of spending time riding horses.
Two Hour Ride - Adventure to the northern part of the ranch deep into Ka'a'awa Valley. Rides take you through forested areas, past World War II bunkers, into Ka'a'awa Valley, all with fantastic views of the Kualoa Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
ATLANTIS SUBMARINE ODYSSEY ADVENTURE
DIVE! DIVE! DIVE! Not many people ever get to experience the thrill of riding in a real submarine! If you want to join the elite list of America’s proud sub-mariners, then this is your chance!
Marvel at Hawaii’s unique underwater paradise aboard a high-tech 48-passenger submarine. As featured on television in National Geographic specials, the high-tech Atlantis Submarines offer a tour of Hawai`i’s undersea world in air-conditioned comfort. The guide provides a narration that is both educational and entertaining during your underwater adventure and you’ll watch divers hand-feed colorful tropical fish. Once aboard the Atlantis, you’ll descend to depths of 110 feet and cruise along the ocean floor for a 45-minute journey around the "Atlantis Reef.” The "Atlantis Reef" is home to a multitude of tropical fish, eels, octopus and other ocean creature’s. A sunken ship, vintage prop plane, and innovative man-made reef enhancements have aided in the areas natural development!
OCEAN KAYAKING ADVENTURES
Enjoy a day of kayaking in beautiful Kailua Bay. Kailua (Lanikai) Beach is rated one of the best beaches in America, and it's an excellent destination for fun recreational activities like kayaking and snorkeling. The calm, clear, sparkling waters, colorful marine life, and stunning views of Kailua Bay and the Koolau mountains make kayaking tours here a memorable experience.
The twin Mokulua isles are just a mile and half away from Kailua Beach Park and they're just one reason why Kailua Bay is so special. The islands are actually protected bird sanctuaries for several endangered bird species. The Mokulua's are made up of two islands, Moku Iki on the left, Moku Nui on the right. At the back of the island is Shark's Cove, a favorite spot (5ft. - 75ft. cliff jump!). You can snorkle and explore up to depths of 25 feet.
We offer both single (9'5" or 11'5") and double kayaks (12'5"), includes backrests for more comfort, paddle leashes, life jackets, and dry bag for your camera or other water sensitive items. We use the best kayaks made by "Perception" all boats are self-bailing and very easy to handle. Excellent for the novice and still fun for an experienced ocean kayaker wanting to ride waves.
HIKE DIAMOND HEAD
Learn the fascinating history of this extinct volcanic crater on a professionally guided walk to Point Leahi at the summit. Part of the “Honolulu Volcanic Series”, this geologically young volcanic tuff cone was formed within the past 500,000 years. Learn about the ancient Hawaiian myths and legends surrounding this unique natural feature, and how the crater was used by Hawaiians in historic times. Our professional guides will point out unique plant and bird species that inhabit the crater, and provide an informative narration during the walk to the summit.
Along the way, you will visit and learn the history of the military bunkers and facilities that were constructed near the summit during WW II, and how the crater is currently used by military and government agencies. From the summit, you will enjoy a panoramic view over the famous Waikiki and Kahala coasts, the world-class windsurfing beaches at the foot of the crater, and (on clear days) the neighboring islands of Molokai and Lanai. Join us for a walk to the summit and we will make your visit to this Hawaiian landmark a truly memorable experience!
PALI MAKANI HISTORIC HONOLULU TOUR
The tour begins with gentle climb over Keehi Lagoon and Honolulu Harbor. Here you will see Aloha Tower and cruise ships from around the world. Above the city stands Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The tour continues along Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. You will enjoy a bird's eye view of Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head Crater, and spectacular Hanauma Bay. Flight is approximately 15 minutes in length.
ALII SACRED FALLS HELICOPTER FLIGHT
This tour includes all of the Pali Makani flight, plus it continues onward over beautiful Kaneohe Bay where you will see gorgeous coral formations, the occasional sea turtle and fishponds built by the ancient Hawaiians. In the distance is distinctive Chinaman's Hat, which, as legend has it, is the tip of a giant lizard's tail.
You then turn inland for one of the most stunning portions of the tour. Flight is approximately 60 minutes in length.
CITY LIGHTS FLIGHT
Your tour begins with a breathtaking view of Honolulu Harbor and the sparkling downtown business center, continuing onward along the southern shores. Few things are as romantic as Waikiki after sunset, when the hotels lining the world's most famous beach glitter with the promise of excitement, spread before you like diamonds on velvet.
You'll also see Diamond Head and, on your return, Pearl Harbor. Flight is approximately 15 - 20 minutes in length.