To say that we are humbled would be a huge understatement; we were elated to find that we had been nominated as part of USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards, as one of the 20 Best Boat Tours in the US, but when the results came in we were floored to find out we had been voted #5 on the list! We would like to say thank you for standing behind us and for supporting us in all the ways that you do. It is wonderful to know that our Aloha Spirit Service, Kauai-built boats, our amazing staff and community outreach has a place in your heart!
Since our beginning in 1997, we have been striving every day to be unconditionally accepted island wide as the best all-around boat tour company on Kauai, and that applies to all aspects of the company. For us “BEST” is defined as:
- Being the best company to be a part of and work for.
- Providing the highest degree of quality customer service available in the industry.
- Maintaining the best vessels and equipment on the island.
- Providing the safest, most unique and memorable ocean experience available.
- Providing a solidly positive impact on both our ocean resources and our island community.
Holo Holo was founded with a simple idea: build amazing, high speed boats that can take Kauai’s challenging ocean conditions in stride and deliver guests to remote and dramatic locations like the Napali Coast, Kipu Kai, Lehua Crater, and Niihau; combine that with an exceptional staff that’s focused on giving our passengers a first-class experience, and we’ve found a recipe for success.
We love to support Hawaii Ecotourism Association’s principles of sustainable tourism, are proud to be the only company on Kauai certified by NOAA as Dolphin SMART, and are delighted to have received the Ocean Friendly Restaurant certification by Surfrider in 2018. We are constantly challenging ourselves to provide the best experience, in the most efficient and sustainable way possible.
Our approach to weather, the environment, and our ‘ohana is to be as transparent as possible. The goal is to set realistic expectations of our vessels, routes, and ever-changing conditions from the get-go. It is a simple communication that helps to establish a relationship with anyone joining us and help prepare them for the adventure of a lifetime!
For years we have made it a point to haul dangerous derelict fishing nets out of the ocean. Ghost nets and ropes are the number one cause of injury to whales and many other sea mammals. We are happy to partner with the Kauai Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation to help dispose of these properly and will continue to run our tours with an ocean-friendly approach.
We are doing our best to lead the way when it comes to promoting environmental stewardship and quality education in the tourism community. We’ve recently launched the Holo Holo Pono Pledge, a place for visitors and local island residents alike to commit to traveling responsibly and protecting the precious resources of Kauai. Please visit www.holoholopono.com to learn more and take the Pledge!
If you are considering joining us, know that we will gladly provide all you need for an epic day on the water, including food, drinks, reef-safe sunscreen, history, legends and Aloha Spirit Service! We hope to see you out on the water soon!
Mahalo from all of us here at Holo Holo Charters!