HAWAI`I ECO-ACTIVITIES
&
TOURS

A Directory of Nature-Based/Cultural & Artistic
Health & Sports-Related Businesses
and
Non-Profit Organizations


NOVEMBER - DECEMBER
2014



Yes, you're coming to Hawai`i for the sun and the surf and even the shopping - but there's lots more to do and places to see here! Even if you want to experience the Other Hawai`i, you may not know how to find the information you need.

That's why we're here - to help you plan a great trip! Here are just a few questions to ask:
Who can take us kayaking/hang-gliding/parasailing/kiteboarding safely?
Is it possible to hike into Haleakala? Climb Mauna Kea? Can I go inside one of the observatories? Are there amateur astronomical groups holding star parties?
Where can I find a licensed captain to take me out in a safe and responsible manner to see the whales breaching or dolphins playing? A geologist to take us into the volcano? A diving instructor who's comfortable working with novices? Someone to take me bird-watching?
I want to learn more about sugar plantation life - visit a botanical garden - take a walking tour through Chinatown. Where do I go to get more information about high-end craft fairs & bargain flea markets?
Where can I get some "real" Hawaiian food? Where can I go to hear Hawaiian music? Learn the hula? Get a lomi-lomi massage? Find out how to grow taro and catch fish hukilau-style? Find out more about traditional Hawaiian arts?
What's happening at the University of Hawai`i this fall here on O`ahu as well as on the Big Island? Maui? Kaua`i? Where can I get non-credit course catalogues for UH as well as for the three private universities here in Hawai`i? What new exhibits are coming to the Bishop Museum? To the Honolulu Museum of Arts? Where are some of the smaller galleries throughout Hawai`i located?
How do I get tickets to plays & musicals? Touring productions? The Hawai`i International Film Festival which starts in late October, 2014? How about the smaller film venues which operate all year round? What BIG ROCK STARS & other contemporary artists are coming to Hawai`i in the next few months? Where can I find out about artistic & cultural events on the Neighbor Islands?
Where can I get more information about the world-class sporting events held throughout the year here in Hawai`i such as the Sony Open, the Pro Bowl, the Iron Man Triathlon, the Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl, the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Basketball Classic, the Honolulu Marathon - as well as surfing compeitions? Whare are the best locations to watch the surfing contests? How do I get tickets for the University of Hawai`i regular season sporting events? Where can I learn to paddle an outrigger canoe? Play golf next to a (possibly) bubbling lava pit? Go horse-riding or hunting or catfishing or even skiing Hawaiian-style?
What parades and state fairs and cultural celebrations & festivals will be going on when I'll be here?
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If you're going to stay in an expensive upscale hotel, your concierge will be able to help you. Similarly, most of the homestay bed & breakfast owners will be a great source of information. BUT - if you've booked into a vacation rental, camping site, or one of the lower-priced hotels, you're on your own as far as planning your activities.

Why not do your planning BEFORE you leave home!



HAWAI`I ECO-ACTIVITIES & TOURS HEA&Ts up your Hawai`i vacation of a lifetime with its listings of ongoing & annual nature-based & cultural activities, programs, fairs, festivals, exhibits & artistic performances.

All of our private sector referrals are owned by local residents who are committed to operating environmentally sound & sustainable visitor industry businesses.

We can also provide information about how to find locally-owned gift shops, retail stores & restaurants, alternative health services, and even special sports events. NOTE: We do not receive any financial or in-kind benefits for these services. We are doing this to support local businesses and non-profits as part of Hawai`i's economic diversification.

HEA&T referrals includes travel agencies, reservations services, and tour packagers who are also Hawai`i Ecotourism Association members because they provide personalized services to clients who need them in making travel arrangements.


HEA&T won't handle any financial transactions, make any of the arrangements, or provide you with brochures & flyers about specific activities or events. We act strictly as a clearinghouse for information and let you deal directly with the organization or company. All of our referrals are based upon first-hand knowledge.



Please contact us today:

HAWAI`I ECO-ACTIVITIES & TOURS
P.O. Box 6366
Kane`ohe, HI 96744
Phone: 808/247-6366 ext.3#

E-mail: biz@hoku.com



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