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Hoku Hawaii Tours is excited to announce a brand new tour that signals a huge milestone for the company – expansion to the other Hawaiian islands! Hoku’s latest tour is a phenomenal blend of Hawaiian culture, history, and mythology packaged into a luxurious sunset dinner and stargazing tour to the House of the Sun, Maui’s…

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October 15, 2019

Tsue’s Farm

What: Local farm offering food and activities Where: North Shore outside Haleiwa Town Amenities: Bathrooms, parking, food, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and more Plenty of kayaks to cruise the Anahulu Located on the scenic North Shore just outside Haleiwa Town, Tsue’s Farm began in 2013 when a local family wanted to share their passion for doing adventure and relaxation the right way. This lovely little spot boasts walk-up access to the tranquil Anahulu River, beautifully manicured grounds, and some really cool Galapagos tortoises. A Galapagos Tortoise at Tsue’s Farm   Local-style plate lunch with teriyaki chicken, white rice, salad, and locally-grown pineapple. Visit on one of our eco-adventure tours or feel free to stop by on your own! Tsue’s staff is friendly and helpful, eager to assist you with your kayaking or standup paddle boarding adventure. The food consists of local favorites…

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June 5, 2019

Remember the Sacrifice

This Memorial Day weekend, I chose to remember those who have served and sacrificed by attending the 20th annual Shinnyo Lantern Floating Festival. Last night, thirty to forty thousand Hawai’i residents and visitors turned out to launch some seven thousand floating lanterns in memory of loved ones they have lost, many of whom paid the…

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May 28, 2019

2019 Visitor Industry Charity Walk

What a beautiful blessed weekend! Weather was perfect – sunny and warm with plenty of aloha. Leah, the Operations Manager for Hoku, and I had gotten up at zero dark thirty to start the day off with a spectacular sunrise hike before heading into town for the 41st Visitor Industry Charity Walk. Started in 1974…

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May 20, 2019

Tropical Farms

Roasted macadamia nuts from Tropical Farms What: Local macadamia nut and coffee farm Where: Kamehameha Hwy 1.5 miles before Kualoa Ranch Amenities: Bathrooms, gift shop, free samples, macadamia nut activity Entrance to Tropical Farms Owned and operated by locals, this farm began as a small roadside operation in 1987. Now it has grown into a lovely little…

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May 2, 2019

Byodo-In Temple

What: Non-denominational, non-practicing Buddhist temple Where: Valley of the Temples Amenities: Bathrooms and a small shop Established in 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawai’i, Byodo-In Temple stands at the foot of the Ko’Olau Mountains in the Valley of the Temples. This non-denominational, non-practicing (meaning it does not have a resident…

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April 25, 2019

Nuuanu Pali Lookout – History and Lore

What // State park that is also a historic landmark with panoramic views Where // Pali Highway between Honolulu and Kailua Amenities // Parking but no bathrooms The word “Pali” means cliff in Hawaiian and you’ll see just how aptly named the Pali Lookout is when you reach the edge. Located about five miles outside of Honolulu, the…

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April 17, 2019

What would your family-friendly adventure look like?

As an active and adventurous young adult, I don’t usually look for group tours, especially those that cater towards young families with kids. But the other day, my friends and I found an eco-adventure tour that was thoroughly enjoyable for us AND the two kids (ages 5 and 9) on tour with us. A father…

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April 10, 2019

10 Activities that are FREE in Hawaii

There’s no need to spend an arm and a leg to get yourself to Hawaii. You can visit any island here and find a bunch of free things to do to save some cash. That way, you have more money to spend on the things that really matter, like dining out or taking a tour….

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January 11, 2016

What not to do When Scuba Diving

If you’re headed to do some world-renowned scuba diving at Waikiki Beach, you should know what you’re doing before you get there. While there are many rules that go with scuba diving, we’re going to cover the “don’ts” here so you know the inside scoop. Don’t hire a dive organization that’s not certified with emergency…

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January 7, 2016

What Not to Miss in Honolulu

Not everyone’s idea of the perfect vacation will apply across the board, but when you visit Honolulu, pretty much anywhere you go, you’ll be in heaven. Whether you love to relax poolside with an umbrella drink in your hand or prefer to take in the many natural wonders around the island, Oahu is the ideal…

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January 5, 2016

Why Choose Hawaii?

You could go anywhere on your vacation: why should you choose to spend your money and time visiting the 50th state? Aside from the weather, the topography and beauty of the Hawaiian islands are reason enough but there are actually many reasons. Let’s go over some of the best features of Hawaii and why you…

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January 2, 2016