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Hawaii Snorkel Tips

Snorkeling should be at the top of every Hawaii bucket list. It’s a year-round activity that exposes participants to the vast array of marine life our islands have to offer. Before diving into Hawaii’s underwater paradise, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the necessary gear, safety guidelines and snorkel tips that will ensure an unforgettable…

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April 2, 2024

A Perfect Day in West Oahu

Oahu’s west side, also known as the Leeward Coast, is known for its untouched beauty and relaxed charm. It’s home to pristine, uncrowded beaches, crystal clear waters, incredible mountain ranges and a laid-back attitude that’s perfect for a day of relaxation and adventure. With so much to see and do, planning your itinerary can be…

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March 28, 2024

The Most Memorable Sunset Cruise in Honolulu

You know that feeling when the sky turns into a canvas of pinks and oranges? Anywhere in the world, sunsets can give you that warm and fuzzy feeling –that’s why they’re practically synonymous with romance. But if you think those sunsets are good, just wait till you experience a sunset cruise in Honolulu. Hawaiian sunsets–especially…

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January 15, 2024

Unforgettable Honolulu Boat Tours

Welcome to Hawaii, where the palm trees sway and the ocean beckons. And what better way to enjoy this tropical paradise than by hopping aboard one of the island’s Honolulu boat tours and experiencing the true magic of Oahu. Boat tours not only give you a stunning vantage point of the sandy shores, but they…

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January 15, 2024

Finding the Best Dolphin Watching on Oahu

Today, we’re diving (pun intended) into the world of ocean tours, and especially (the creme de la creme): dolphin watching on Oahu. This island is special enough to be home to a range of absolutely incredible wildlife. From honu (hawaiian sea turtles) to (the less pleasant) sharks, to multiple species of dolphins, the waters surrounding…

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January 15, 2024

Ko Olina Marina: A Hidden Gem in Hawaii

Imagine a place where the water’s as blue as the sky, where boats bob gently in the breeze, and where every sunset feels like it’s just for you…now stop imagining and welcome yourself to Ko olina Marina, Hawaii’s not-so-secret slice of paradise. From beach lounging to island boat tours, this marina had something for every…

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January 15, 2024

A Slice of Paradise: Private Boat Charter in Oahu

So, you’ve arrived in paradise and you’re wondering to yourself “what should I do now?” The ocean beckons, and the underwater wildlife is just waiting to be discovered! Why not consider seeing the islands from a dolphin-eye view…from a boat charter! But with all the options…how to choose the right one? Should you go with…

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January 15, 2024

The Complete Guide on Which Hawaiian Island to Visit

Planning a trip to Hawaii huh? Well that means exciting times are ahead! But wait – there’s a plot twist: Hawaii isn’t just one place. It’s a magical archipelago, each island with its own charm and vibe. So, the big question for you is – which Hawaiian island to visit?    Which Hawaiian Island to…

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October 27, 2023

Answering the Important Questions: Are there Snakes in Hawaii?

If you’re considering a tropical destination for your next vacation, then Hawaii should most certainly be on your mind. Beaches, waterfalls, palm trees…but what about the not so “paradise” sides of paradise? Planning your island getaway you may find yourself wondering…are there snakes in Hawaii? Should I be concerned? Well, let’s look into it! So,…

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October 27, 2023

Planning Your Vacation: How Long is the Flight to Hawaii?

If you’re dreaming of a tropical getaway, then Hawaii should be the first travel destination on your list! With its picturesque beaches, vibrant underwater landscape, and tropical mountains…well, it really is a paradise. But there is one factor that can seem intimidating in traveling to Hawaii, and that’s the distance. Hawaii is far from pretty…

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October 27, 2023

Discover the Mermaid Caves of Oahu

Are you visiting the island of Oahu and looking to discover a little Hawaii magic? Well, maybe you’ve heard of the famous-secret Mermaid Caves of Oahu, maybe not, but either way, you won’t regret experiencing this unique and stunning slice of paradise. What are the Mermaid Caves of Oahu? Otherwise known as “The Tunnels”, the Mermaid Cave is a stretch of ancient coral reef which, after years of pounding surf, has developed a cave you are able to hop into and explore! Nestled on Oahu’s west coast, this cave is like nature’s little secret—a hideaway of complete wonder. Carved by the hands of Mother Nature herself, the caves are primarily limestone. The play of sunlight filtering in creates a surreal blue hue that dances on the walls.  Making Your Way to the Mermaid Caves To get the gorgeous Mermaid Caves…

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October 18, 2023

Exploring the Magic of the Ko Olina Lagoons

The Ko Olina Lagoons: More than Just a Beach When most people think of Hawaii, their minds go straight to Waikiki, Hula dancers, and the pounding waves of the North Shore. While the Ko Olina Lagoons may not be the first thing you imagine when you picture “Hawaii”, they are the absolute epitome of a…

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October 18, 2023