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Hawaii Travel Tips
Hawaii Travel Tips: Ocean Safety
Beneath the ocean's beautiful blue surface, conditions can be unpredictable and even dangerous. Ocean safety experts recommend checking in with lifeguards before you enter the water - they'll be happy to tell you about potential hazards like rip currents, hidden rocks and shorebreaks. Then you can experience the majesty of the Pacific the way we do - with reverence and respect for its awesome power.
Hawaii Travel Tips: Land Safety
Hawaii's mountains, valleys, waterfalls and canyons are amazing to see up close, and to keep them that way, we listen to land safety experts' tips to minimize our impact on the trails. When you learn about land access, trail protocol and weather preparedness, you'll be ready to enter Hawaii's awe-inspiring wilderness like we do, as protectors and explorers.
Hawaii Travel Tips: Culture
The Hawaiian Islands are like no place else - and experiencing them fully means having a completely different mindset. We do our best to open our hearts and minds to consider the Hawaiian perspective, by learning about the culture and traditions that shaped this place over many centuries. You'll gain a deeper appreciation for the people and the place that, together, make Hawaii a truly unique destination.
Hawaii Travel Tips: Ocean Conservation
The ocean is a source of more than just fun and adventure - it's also home to countless marine animals in delicate ecosystems. We've learned that even small actions - like using reef-safe sunscreen and reducing single-use plastics - can have a big impact on the ocean, keeping it healthy for everyone to experience.
Hawaii Travel Tips: Astute Renting
With so many beautiful rental options on the Hawaiian Islands, many properties often seem too good to be true. And in some cases, they are. Maui resident, Malika Dudley reminds visitors to do a quick search online to avoid any potential scams. Just a few minutes of research can save you an entire deposit, and make for a far better experience the next time you visit Hawaii.
Hawaii Travel Tips: Marine Animal Protection
How can you help preserve Hawaii's sea life? Keep a respectful distance from all the marine animals. Don't feed the animals; they have their own diets. Also, put trash in its place to keep the beaches clean and the animals safe.
Vacation rentals are a popular type of accommodation, but it's important to beware of false advertising and make sure you're staying in a legal, permitted property. Illegal vacation rentals leave you no recourse if something goes wrong or your deposit is taken, and they do not contribute their fair share to our communities.
Weather and ReportsThe Hawaiian Islands are known for their beautiful weather year round, but conditions can differ at various elevations, so we want you to be prepared when you arrive. Make sure to check local weather and surf reports before going out to hike, surf, or for a day at the beach. National Weather Service Forecast Office - Hawaii Phone: (808) 973-5286.
What Can be brought in and out of HawaiiAccording to the Hawaii Biological Survey, Hawaii is the “endangered species capital of the world,” with more endangered or threatened species per square mile than any other place on the planet. Because we need to protect our unique environment and fragile ecosystems, flying to Hawaii requires a level of screening unlike many other destinations.
Travel Tips by Island
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