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What better way to spend your vacation than to get an inside look into what lies in the depths of one of Maui’s most prevalent physical resources, the Pacific Ocean. The Maui Ocean Center is the perfect place to experience the beautiful fish and other marine life that reside in the ocean surrounding this Hawaiian island. If you’re looking for a way to view Maui’s sea creatures without having to physically set foot in the water, this aquarium gives you that opportunity. From turtles, stingrays and sharks, to a myriad of tropical reef fish and other marine life, the Maui Ocean Center has anything and everything you could want in an aquarium.


Located in Ma’alaea Harbor, the Maui Ocean Center is a convenient, central and worthwhile place to visit, no matter where you are on the island. If you do not want the distraction of driving and would rather focus on the stunning features of Maui, those in south and west Maui can get a shuttle to and from the aquarium for a small fee.


Founded in 1998 by Coral Word International, this facility houses one of the largest collections of live coral in the nation (c. Maui Ocean Center). With over sixty exhibits to explore, both indoor and outdoor, this aquarium provides a comprehensive view of life beyond the land. These exhibits give you an inside look into how Hawaii’s marine life operates, and the history and evolution of the various species. The naturalists, marine biologists and staff practice humane and safe care and housing for the marine life, all in compliance with the Department of Land and Resources. Tours are self-guided unless booked as private in advance, but naturalists put on daily presentations and events to further educate guests about specific sea creatures and their ecosystems. They promote ocean sustainability, safety and preservation for all marine life to continue to survive and thrive. Various exhibits bring focus to ties between the ocean and the cultural significance of Hawaii and the Hawaiian people. The deep-seated relationship between Hawaiians and the ocean is a beautifully celebrated and coveted bond that is featured in multiple facets of this aquarium, solidifying its importance throughout the islands.

FEATURED – Shark Dive

If you’re feeling like doing something out of the ordinary, Shark Dive Maui gives SCUBA certified guests the opportunity to actually dive into the tank and witness these fish without any separation between them. This allows for an experience in a controlled environment where guests can connect with the marine life and do not have to be in open water to do so. Friends and family can share the experience as guests swim with the sharks from the comfort of the exhibit’s viewing area and tunnel.

DINE – For the Foodies

Visiting the array of exhibits can definitely work up an appetite. Dine onsite at Seascape Ma’alaea Restaurant, a Certificate of Excellence recipient from TripAdvisor, and enjoy the ocean view as well as the delicious locally sourced food & tropical cocktails. A great way to start your Maui Ocean Center experience, a quick break before continuing to tour, or a relaxing way to unwind after a fun-filled day, whatever you choose will be enjoyable. If you want to grab a quick bite that’s on-the-go while you continue to explore, the Reef Café is the place for you. With foods like healthy wraps, sandwiches & salads, just to name a few, this is a quick and satisfying stop to reenergize.

NEW – The More You Book The More You Save!

The Maui Ocean Center now offers a package deal for those who want to go on multiple excursions while on island. HawaiiFunFusion gives guests the ability to book a Journey Pass through the Ocean Center website and then select other activities through partnering companies, such as land, boat, and helicopter tours. With this package, the more activities you book the more you save, so you can do more without breaking the bank.

No matter what activities you choose, visiting the Maui Ocean Center is a fantastic experience for both vacationers and locals alike. It provides a fun and exciting adventure into the world of our Pacific Ocean, while educating and reminding guests to be conscientious and caring with the environment and Hawaiian culture.

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Temptation Tours

Temptation Tours is a tour company conducting guided tours to some of the remotest locations in Maui that are still untouched by the influx of tourists. These spots retain their breathtaking beauty, and invite you to be amazed.

What sets Temptation Tours apart is that it uses limousine vans with ultra-luxurious interiors. All of them come loaded with drinks, snacks, information booklets and blankets. There are only 6-8 passengers per limo van, and although the package offered is a ‘guided’ tour, their small number and personal care ensures that you can explore at your own leisure. This is topped by lunches on the beach and the guides have all been certified by the State of Hawaii.

For all your needs

It offers multiple tours, such as the Road to Hana trip series, which itself has variations like a picnic, cave quest, a sky-trek (involving a helicopter ride as well as swimming), and the Ultimate, named so because it is the standard of perfection for both romantics and foodies alike, fully replete with luxury. There is also the Haleakala Sun Trek, which is a helicopter ride at 10,000 feet to the summit of Haleakala, and this is offered at dawn, so that you capture the rays of the morning sun in all its glory. The Haleakala Sunrise tour gets you even more up close and personal, taking you to the rim of the crater.

The Summit Lavender Sojourn enables you to visit the lavender garden overlooking the ocean. A Crater and Rainforest tour, as the name suggests, takes you not only to the crater of Haleakala, Maui’s 10,023-feet volcano, but also rainforests on the island. Ship to Shore Excursions transports you from your cruise liner to Maui to witness its beauty and also gets you back on board safely. A Kapalua Ridge Trek tour takes you to Kapalua, where there is not only a picturesque landscape, but also 360-feet-long suspension bridge that itself is located at a height of 1,600 feet. Temptation Tours is also fully capable of customizing your tip to Maui.

What others say about Temptation Tours

Temptation Tours is the winner of the 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, given only to the Top 10% of all companies worldwide (across all sectors) that earn high ratings from travelers on TripAdvisor. 200 out of 246 reviews on the travel website rank Temptation Tours at the highest level of ‘Excellent’ or five stars out of five, with another 31 rating it ‘Very Good’ or four stars out of five. It is also the highest-ranked limo tour on TripAdvisor’s ‘Tours & Activities in Kahului’. A tourist with mobility issues from San Diego, California, found Temptation Tours to be the best and everyone who has used Temptation Tours have only high words of praise for the tour guides, who are highly knowledgeable about every place on the tour, and also about the fully-equipped limo vans that are used.

Get the same tours for less

By getting yourself a Shaka Gold Membership for just $30, you stand to enjoy discounts that are worth more. It is worth it even if you are a solo traveler, for the discount on a single booking itself returns your small investment in the card’s purchase price. With a group booking, you could find yourself saving hundreds of dollars in the process without compromising on your enjoyment. Visit to learn more.

Haleakala bike company

Haleakala Bike Company is ‘downhill bike company’ in Maui, Hawaii. They take you to places that are at high altitudes and let you cycle your way downhill, experiencing Maui’s beautiful scenery as you go.

One of its offerings is the Sunrise Special Trip, in which you are first taken to the summit of Haleakala, Maui’s 10,023-feet volcano, at dawn to see the sunrise. Mark Twain himself described seeing the sunrise from here as the most sublime spectacle he had ever witnessed in his whole life.

Haleakala itself means ‘House of the Sun’ in Hawaiian. According to legend, it was here that Maui, a demigod, imprisoned the Sun so as to extend the duration of daylight on the island. In summer, daylight can be as long as 13.5 hours.

After enjoying the sunrise, you are taken to a location in the Haleakala National Park from where you can cycle down  to the base from an elevation of some 6,500 feet.

This 25-mile long biking trip also involves about 29 switchbacks through some of the most wondrous scenery in the world. For those who like to wake up with the sun and not before, there is a similar package which starts later at 9 AM. Both these packages involve a two-hour van ride through Haleakala National Park before you are taken to the summit. If you are an avid biker who would rather leave this out, there is a Haleakala Express package where you can do the cycling part alone. The bikes are well-maintained, and there are bikes for all ages.

The slopes aren’t steep, but rather gentle (‘graceful’ is how someone put it), so much that you could cruise down without pedaling, stopping on the way when you see something that captures your imagination. One user called it ‘perfect for lazy bikers’, so it is not like you will have to actually pedal for 25 miles.

Not a biker? The van trip to the summit to see the sunrise can be had alone as well. There is also a day-long van trip for those want to partake of all that Maui has to offer.

Why choose Haleakala Bike Company?

Haleakala Bike Company has earned the 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. This certification is given only to the top ten percent of all companies which have high ratings on TripAdvisor, contributed by those who have used their services. Why this is in no way insignificant is that the assessment is done globally, and spans across all sectors of the travel industry. Out of over 1,100 reviews, 860 of them place Haleakala Bike Company at the highest level of ‘Excellent’, which equates to five stars out of five. Of the remaining, 173 reviews award it four stars out of five.

Haleakala Bike Company’s biking packages are the only biking activities among TripAdvisor’s ‘Seven Things to Do in Haleakala National Park’.

It is already cheaper than other tour companies – but here is a way to get them at even cheaper rates!

A Shaka Gold Membership from, priced at $30, enables you to enjoy discounts ranging from 10-25%. What this means is that you more or less recover your investment with just your first booking, even if it is for a solo traveler. For a group booking, the total cost savings could be hundreds of dollars.

Chief's Luau

Luau tradition’s history

You probably know that a trip to Hawaii is incomplete without experiencing a Hawaiian luau. This traditional feast, whose roots date back to the 19th century, is no longer just an event that locals organize to mark the celebration of birthdays, graduations and good harvest. It also lets visiting touristsget a sneak peak at Hawaii’s fun side. It lets you experience the best of Polynesian culture’s cuisine and entertainment, and you’ll be hoping that it does not come to an end. That’s what most of Chief Luau’s guests say anyway! If you are looking for an interactive and fun luau in Hawaii, then you should certainly give Chief’s Luau a try.

Chief’s Luau overview

Luaus are not difficult to come by when you are in Hawaii, but an epic luau certainly is. To make sure that you get all the bang for your buck and your time as well, you’ll want to pick the best which, for many years now, has been Chief’s Luau. During the event, Chief Sielu, who leads the Luau, takes you through his rich Polynesian heritage along with his family. He’s been touted as one of the island’s funniest Polynesian performers and is sometimes referred to as “The Polynesian Comedian.” When he takes over a luau, there certainly isn’t one dull moment. His popularity and acts with perfect comic timing have garnered him appearances on many shows such as Oprah Winfrey, Late Night Show with David Letterman and The Tonight’s Show with Jay Leno. When the Chief does not have you in splits, he will have you in awe as he entertains the audience with his world-champion level fire-knife dancing skills. Set in at the stunning Sea Life Park in the Makapu’u Meadows with gorgeous ocean and mountain vistas, Chief’s Luau gives you a chance to learn about Hawaiian traditions, enjoy traditional performances and indulge on a mouth-watering spread of popular luau delicacies to make your trip to Hawaii a memorable one!


Chief’s Luau is great for audiences of all ages, whether you’ve come to Hawaii by yourself, with your family or a special someone. Prior to the show, visitors get to try their hand at traditional Hawaiian arts such as weaving palm headdresses and rubbing dry wood to start a fire. Visitors can also get a traditional temporary tattoo or take part in hula dancing lessons. The Chief hosts the show filling you in with interesting details of Polynesian culture with his witty monologue. One moment he’s cracking you up with his jokes, he’s strumming the guitar and singing in the next moment, and scrambling up a coconut tree before you know it! The fire dancing is a highlight of the show, and the graceful dancers and the Chief’s knife-fire dancing skills leave most of the guests transfixed. Don’t hesitate to volunteer when the dancers take to the stage, to join in and pick up a few moves from them!

There are three different seating packages to choose from: The Standard Package seats guests in the standard section (third closest from the stage) and includes an all-you-can-eat Hawaiian luau buffet, shell lei greeting and one adult beverage; the Paradise Package includes seating at the center section of the luau grounds, a Kukui nut let greeting, two adult beverages and is the first section called to the Hawaiian luau buffet; the Royal Package seats guests immediately by the luau stage and includes a fresh flower lei greeting, three adult beverages, table service, and a mini-tour of Sea Life Park’s shark and sea turtle exhibits. Of course, all packages have a fantastic view of the luau stage. Other package add-ons are also available such as round-trip transportation to the luau from Waikiki and Sea Life Park admission packages. For more information, visit

Food and beverages

Food is one of the highlights of any luau. In fact, the term “luau” refers to one of the popular dishes that was served at these celebratory feasts in the 1800’s. Earlier, certain foods were reserved only for Hawaiian royalty and not the common people. In addition, men and women were not allowed to share meals together as per traditional customs in Hawaii. The luau started out as an exception to these traditions, as men and women from all walks of the community got together to celebrate and honor their Gods on special occasions.

At Chief’s Luau, the buffet-style spread features everything from all-time Luau favorites such as Taro rolls and Lomi-Lomi Salmon to native cuisine staples like Poi and Kalua Pork. Accompaniments of island greens such as radish sprouts and mandarin oranges, sweet potatoes and stir-fried vegetables pair well with the mains. You can wash it down with your choice of drink whether it’s tropical fruit punch, Mai Tai, wine or beer.

Tips to make the most of your Hawaiian trip

Savings are never a bad thing, and if you are looking to make some savings on your Hawaiian trip you should have a look at’s Shaka Gold Card membership. Subscribing to the membership could help you save anywhere between 10 to 25 percent on your vacation which can be used for an entire year. The Gold Card would fetch you savings when you make bookings at Chief’s Luau, and offer coverage for up to 4 members on your trip.

Atlantis Submarines

When in Hawaii, you will definitely have some of the “must-dos” in your “to-do” list like visiting the USS Arizona Memorial or enjoying the scenic beauty of the Haleakala Crater. You might also choose to just sit back and relax at Waikiki beach, soaking up Hawaii and enjoying your visit. But if you are looking to make your trip truly memorable, you should explore the great underwater natural expanses of this gorgeous island state: its underwater sea life.

When talking about exploring underwater nature, we mostly think about scuba diving and snorkeling. The former even needs some basic training before you make the dive. But what if we tell you that you can enjoy the beautiful sea life and the gorgeous reefs sitting inside a submarine? Wouldn’t that be a treat? You can take your entire family on this unforgettable journey aboard the Atlantis Submarine, Hawaii’s only submarine tours that’s family friendly where anyone can enjoy the views and thrill of life under the sea without the need to don a scuba suit.

About Atlantis Submarines

For years, the Atlantis submarines have conducted eco-tours exploring the vast richness of life under the sea. Atlantis has been extending its eco-tours to visitors and tourists since 1988 and use environmentally safe submarines that run on batteries, are pollution-free, and navigate very quietly through the waters without disturbing the natural sea life. The submarine takes you 100 feet below the sea surface where you can witness an impressive collection of sea life, schools of fish, coral reefs, and remains of some shipwrecks among many other points of interest.

Atlantis’ submarines have taken the responsibility of planting artificial reefs at the Waikiki and Maui sites to help the natural habitat flourish at these sites, thereby turning barren areas into ones vibrant with life. They also believe that their eco tours give tourists the opportunity to see and appreciate the valuable life under the sea and how important it is to conserve the underwater environment for the protection of the same.

Atlantis also offers sunset dinner cruises on board the Navatek, a one-of-a-kind vessel that is designed to give you the best cruising experience on Hawaii’s waters. The double-hulled design of the Navatek cruise takes you to some of the prime locations of the Hawaiian Islands, like watching the humpback whales during the whale-watching season. A naturalist, onboard the cruise, will give you an insightful commentary about the sea creatures and about their protection and support, something that children onboard take away a lot from.

Oahu Dinner Cruises

One of Atlantis’ specialties is the Oahu dinner cruises onboard the Navatek I which has been described by Forbes magazine as “reinventing the boat.” Enjoy a luxurious dinner cruise aboard the 140-foot hi-tech vessel made using SWATH technology. The cruise offers a scrumptious dinner that includes steaks, whole Maine lobsters and a premium cocktail while you enjoy onboard nightly entertainment. Atlantis believes in delivering the family experience, so if you are traveling with children, they also offer special children’s meal.

Maui Submarine Tour

All aboard the hi-tech 48-seater passenger submarine for the underwater eco tour by Atlantis! Enjoy the underwater scenery, shoals of beautiful fishes and corals at the Maui site while soaking in the experience of sitting in the comfort of an air-conditioned submarine. Featured on TV channels such as National Geographic, these submarine tours are especially fascinating for children who can witness the beauty of sea life beneath Maui’s open waters. The artificial reefs installed by Atlantis at the Maui site is a special attraction that is now featured under the Sub Tour Experience.

Big Island Tour

Let Atlantis submarines take you 100 feet below sea level and experience the views of Kona that you would not have thought of before. Explore the underwater treasures of natural sea life and ship wrecks from close quarters and see treasures hidden even from the local inhabitants of Hawaii. 45 minutes of pure adventure exploring 25 acres of natural coral reef, which is 18,000 years old. You have a variety of packages to select from some which offer you a submarine tour along with a brilliant taste of the Hawaiian life at the Royal Kona Resort or at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. You can also pair your submarine trip with whale watching or snorkeling experiences. Atlantis makes sure it has something for everyone.

Travel tips

If you are traveling to Hawaii, consider getting a Shaka Gold Card membership, which saves you about 10-25 percent on a variety of activities and attractions during your vacation. The membership covers up to four persons and allows you to use printable coupons on your trip. The Gold card also offers discounts for Atlantis’ submarine tour and other available activities.



Tourguide from Discover Hawaii Tours leads a group to a hidden waterfall for a swim

Are you ready to enter a tropical paradise just steps away from your hotel? Looking for a package that understands value for money while giving you the best sights that take you to Heaven? What if it didn’t end in just one location? What if you could tour multiple islands – all while knowing that you are going to receive exclusive care? And it isn’t just you, with Discover Hidden Hawaii Tours – Eco-tourism blends caring for the environment with caring for the visitors. Reserve a trip with Discover Hidden Hawaii Tours today, and you are guaranteed a vacation you will never forget.

Catering to the islands of Oahu, Maui, Big Island and Kauai, Discover Hidden Hawaii Tours spares no expense in showcasing the best of Hawaii. With professional tour guides that love their home – you are bound to learn everything you ever wanted to about this tropical paradise. Information, guidance, new perspectives and a life-changing experience await your visit, and all for the fraction of what you expected to pay. With activities that start from around $100, you can book one of thier tour packages and have the time of your life. More expensive packages are available for groups and most of the packages come with added benefits. Looking to have dinner with the freshest and highest quality ingredients? Well look no further – all included with the price of your initial package, choose between the economy, premium or VIP packages and indulge in all the luxuries the Hawaiian paradise has to offer.

Tour Packages

With a wide range of packages exploring all the integral heritage locations of Hawaii, you never know what to expect when you book a trip with Discover Hawaii Tours. And you don’t just get to travel – our specially selected tour guides are ripe with knowledge on all aspects of Hawaiian culture – from Pearl Harbor, to history, its myths and folk tales, its music and lively culture. Immerse yourself in a whole new world you never thought existed and come away feeling replenished and ready for your next trip back!

  • Oahu: From scuba diving to kayaking, meeting the sharks to playing with the dolphins, a lively dinner cruise to a day exploring volcanoes or even Pearl Harbor – you think of it, we have it. Starting at just $99, these trips are designed to be penny pinchers. With a mission to expand knowledge on Hawaiian culture and ways of life, it comes as no surprise that Discover Hawaii Tours brings you the best of the local world. Have you always dreamed of visiting the historic city of Honolulu and stop by Pearl Harbor? At just $39.99 – your dream is cheaper than a new phone! How about spending a day exploring volcanoes and thrilling yourself with a little adrenaline? Opt for the One-Day Hawaii Volcano Eco-Adventure – at just $399.99! Think you want to keep your distance from the volcano? How about climbing on to a helicopter for the most breathtaking views you will ever find? At just $639.99 – you can give yourself an experience that will stay with you till your dying day. All these and more await the Oahu package, and remember – as long as there’s some place you want to visit, you can rest assured that we have economically viable package waiting just for you.
  • Maui: Ever wanted to meet a turtle? Ever wanted to snorkel? Ever wanted to do them together? At just $95.99 – you can make it happen for yourself! How about a wonderful dinner cruise along the Maui river? Pay just $109.99 and get ready for the most romantic evening – food included of course! Feast on local specialties made from the highest quality ingredients. Are you a history buff? How about a tour of the battleships left behind from World War II? Pay $399.99, and get ready for an experience in time travel! All this and plenty more away you with Discover Hawaii Tours.
  • Big Island: Eco Tours are what make Hawaiian tourism sustainable, adventurous and interesting while preserving the best of nature. Get ready to meet the Manta Rays and learn all about their life and habitats at just $129.99. The most active volcano in the world is also at Big Island – and for all you thrill seekers, geologists and life explorers, Discover Hawaii Tours has a package at just $279.99. Get ready to fly over sights that you have never seen before! And all of that, for just a fraction of what you would have dreamed to pay.
  • Kauai: Welcome to the oldest island in Hawaii – untouched and full of life, just waiting for you to come visit. Discover Hawaii Tours presents everything from a trip to the Waimea Canyon ($119.99) to a zip-lining adventure designed to tone you up ($115.99) to a sightseeing cruise complete with dinner at Napali ($145.99). With Discover Hawaii Tours, you are always paying the right amount for the best experience of your life.

With these and many many more tours available for your sight-seeing pleasure, visit us once, visit us twice, and we guarantee that you will keep wanting to come back.

Money Saving Ideas:

There are numerous websites out there that will give you a discount of up to 10% for some of Discover Hawaii Tours’ activities, but none will give you as much as 25% off per person as’s Shaka Gold Card. Recommended by Frommer’s Travel Guides, the Shaka Gold Card only costs $30.00 and offers numerous discounts and savings on a variety of attractions and activities.

Kualoa Ranch

From the towering mountains to the warm Hawaiian Ocean, Kualoa Ranch is a truly special place that leaves visitors in awe. This historical 4,000-acre cattle ranch’s scenery is pure heaven and offers an idyllic location for fun activities for guests of all ages.

Explore the countryside with an ATV tour and a horseback tour! Enjoy the wind through your hair and learn the history of this sixth generation family-owned ranch with the Treetop Canopy Zipline Tour. Kualoa Ranch offers a vast variety of events, which makes this a true dream spot for the adventurer at heart.

Looking for a peaceful tour that entwines scenery and simplicity? You’re in luck with the Ocean Voyage Tour. Guests of all ages can enjoy spectacular views of the iconic Mokoli’i Island and Hokule’a Beach. That’s not all, however! Venture through the Tropical Garden and Fishpond Tour where guests of all ages are greeted to a special event that weaves history with beauty!

After a day of adventure what better way to experience Hawaii than to roll out the red carpet and trek into Hollywood’s “Hawaii Backlot!” Site of over 50 Hollywood blockbusters and movies, this tour is a must-see for the young and young at heart. Hop aboard a vintage school bus and ride into Ka’awa Valley. In this 90-minute tour, guests will receive a front-row seat to the infamous Jurassic Park fallen tree, Godzilla’s footprints, and much more!

Swing out of Hollywood’s  “Hawaii Backlot” and into the jungle. Oahu’s best jungle tour is a 90-minute tour that takes guests three and older deep into the peaceful and beautiful Hakipu’u Valley. Trek pass isolated streams, view an awe-inspiring 800-year-old fishpond, and venture your way to secluded spots that overlook Oahu’s eastern coastline!

This sixth generation family-owned enterprise is located in one of the most historically significant areas on O’ahu. This sacred place is a truly captivating experience that merges mystery, history, beauty and fun all into one special experience for adventurers of all ages. Be sure to bring your camera, as this is one ranch guaranteed to leave you with lasting memories.

After a day of fun and adventure, treat your appetite to Aunty Pat’s Cafe. Here you’ll find farm fresh, 100% grass-fed beef. Meat lovers can eat happily knowing their eating the finest beef on the island. This means no hormones or antibiotics!

All the memories and fun to be shared can be found on the Kualoa website. The ranch is big enough for adventure and yet small enough to hold the most special of events including weddings and birthdays. Be sure to book your tours in advance as due to the popularity, spots go fast. So what are you waiting for – paradise is now just a click away!

Additional Information:

49-560 Kamehameha Hwy,
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Book your reservation Toll Free: (800) 231-7321
Reservations Desk: (808) 237-7321

Waimea Canyon Amazing by Helicopter

One of my first jobs when I moved to the islands in 1988, was selling activities.  Due to the high price of Helicopter Tours and my lack of first hand knowledge,  I rarely sold air tours. That all changed after my first Helicopter ride. Once I experienced the “WOW Factor” of viewing the islands from above – I was hooked!

There is no other way to get the spectacular, bird’s-eye view of the Garden Island except  by helicopter. The helicopters in Hawaii are especially designed for touring. One of Kauai’s most popular activities as it affords passengers dramatic views of the island’s many areas not accessible by car. Expect to be amazed by awesome vistas and you will not be disappointed.

Jurrassic Falls Safari Helicopters
Jurrassic Falls

Verdant valleys and cascading waterfalls are only the beginning of a long list of fabulous sights. Your pilot may point out waterfalls that have appeared in popular movies like Jurassic Park, Six Days & Seven Nights, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Descendants, Soul Surfer… just to name a few.

If your lucky enough to experience a rain shower during your flight, watch for a rainbow or possibly the entire circle.

Weather and visibility permitting, Waialeale Crater, Waimea Canyon and The Na Pali Coast are among the most dramatic sights you will see. Colorful Waimea Canyon, nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” by author Mark Twain, is most famous for its varied reddish hues. The sheer cliffs of The Na Pali Coastline plunge to the Pacific Ocean along the remote northwest coastline where ancient Hawaiians used to live. Mt. Waialeale, an extinct volcano crater with an average rainfall of 400-600 inches per year, is considered to be the wettest spot on earth.


Kauai Bali Hai with Blue Hawaiian HelicopterIt’s best to arrive and check in by the time suggested when you made your reservation. This
allows you ample time to ask questions and watch the happy faces of returning passengers.  Seating aboard the helicopter will be assigned as it is important for proper weight and balance of the aircraft. Once on board, you will want to put your headphones on so you
won’t miss a single word. Just sit back, relax and enjoy mother nature’s splendor as it unfolds around you.
The temptation to bring your camera on the flight with you is certainly understandable. Before you decide, you may wish to consider that passengers who spend time trying to capture the tour on film can miss the essence of this magical experience. It is more than just breathtaking scenery. Many pilots orchestrate their tours with background music to complement their informative narration, much like a play or movie might be choreographed. Also, most tour operators offer professionally produced videos as well as excellent photographs of the sights to be visited. No one back home needs to know who was actually behind the camera.

Get ready for some of the world’s most spectacular scenery and a highlight of your vacation. Taking a Helicopter Tour is one of Top 10 Activities, I recommend to visitors, family and friends. It is well worth every penny.

One of the best deals on Kauai is Safari Helicopter’a Waterfall Deluxe. Regular price $204 (with a Shaka Gold Card only $155 pp).

To book direct with the owners of the businesses visit: To see a list of businesses offering Helicopter Tours on Kauai Click Here.

North Shore

With six major Hawaiian Islands to explore and thousands of activities and attractions to experience, where should one even begin?

Inspired by Fodor’s Travel – 40 Ultimate Things to Do in Hawaii, we have compile our own list of 40 Quintessential Hawaii Must-Do Activities. From land (`Aina) to ocean (Kai) to sky (Wakea), your Hawaiian adventure awaits for you!


maui dragon fruit farm zilpline

Nestled in the high-elevated scenic town of Lahaina, Maui lays a luscious field juicy tropical fruit that casts an ocean of colors for as far as the eye can see. Although majestic mountains and an awe-inspiring blue Hawaiian ocean surround the tropical palekaiko, the truly sweet component that keeps people coming back is the Dragon Fruit Farm Tour.

This unique tour is both fun and educational for the whole family. In just under two hours, visitors are taken on a unique exploration into the trivia, story, and authentic history behind both the mystery of the Hawaiian produce and the legacy of the Dragon Fruit Farm.

Guests will receive an out of this world experience as they venture deep into the luscious, USDA certified organic, and environmentally friendly fields. Here, they’ll see the various agricultural crops while experiencing the mesmerizing Hawaiian landscape inside Maui’s only dragon fruit farm. What makes this tour truly special and unlike any other tour in Hawaii is the zipline.

That’s right! All visitors will now be able to see the deeply rich Hawaiian fields, the breathtaking West Maui Mountains, and peaceful Pacific Ocean all while gliding through the warm Hawaiian air. Each stretch across the 450-foot long zipline will leave you saying “aloha” to the beautiful island!

Dislike heights? No problem, as the Dragon Fruit Farm also includes a large aquaball, which gives each guest a fun 450-foot long roll down a track through the sugarcane fields. Like the zipline, each aquaball traveller will receive a one of a kind view of the West Maui Mountains and breathtaking ocean.

There’s truly no deeper connectedness to Hawaiian history than being a part of this special tour. This one of a kind adventure has truly captivated the imaginations of visitors of all ages who are left praising how exciting and informative the tour is. On top of all this excitement, the Dragon Fruit Farm offers all visitors a free snack, beverage, and a sample of dragon fruit to insure nobody leaves unsatisfied!

Hours Of Operation: The Dragon Fruit Farm Tour, Zipline Adventure, and Aquaball Adventure located at 833 Punakea Loop, Lahaina, HI 96761 are each open 7 days a week throughout the year.

The Dragon Fruit Farm tour is open from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The Zipline Adventure is open from 10am to 5pm. As for the Aquaball Adventure Tour, this ball of fun is open to guests from 11:30 am to 3:30pm. Guests of all ages should arrive 15 minutes before the start time.

FRUIT FARM TOUR TIPS: In order to receive the most enjoyment from this trip, be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera to capture all the memories! In addition, be sure to bring along closed toed shoes, which are a must for both the farm tour and zipline. As for the aquaball, please bring swimwear!

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