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Hawaii Welcomes You

Let us be the first to say aloha and e kipa mai (welcome) to The Hawaiian Islands. Before you make your journey to Hawaii, use the information featured in this section to plan your trip and make the most of your time here, from entry requirements and how to get around to weather conditions and resources for travelers with disabilities.

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Before You Travel

Find out what to pack, which important documents you need to bring and what to expect at airport security.

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Weather

The Hawaiian Islands are known for their beautiful weather year around, but conditions can differ at various elevations, so we want you to be prepared when you arrive.

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Safety Tips

Make sure the whole family stays safe and secure on your trip to Hawaii with these useful tips and tricks, from ocean safety to procedures in the event of an emergency.

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Travelers with Disabilities

In Hawaii, we take pride in being a welcoming place for all travelers. If you or a companion have a disability, click here to explore Hawaii accessibility resources.

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Exploring the Islands

With so much to see and do on each Hawaiian Island, it can be challenging to know where to start. Explore each island here to begin building your Hawaii itinerary.

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Useful Contacts

Find phone numbers and links to helpful resources during your stay.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Video: Enjoying Hawaii Safely

We want you to enjoy your stay and also be safe during your visit. This video will provide you with some safety tips to consider during your time in the islands. Please take a moment to watch it carefully so you can have a safe and fun experience in Hawai‘i.

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Maps & Geography

Maps & Geography

Hitting the road in Hawaii? We've got the resources you need to find your way while navigating The Hawaiian Islands. 

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Cruising to The Hawaiian Islands

Looking to explore The Hawaiian Islands via cruise? Check out more details on our ports of call, schedules and partners to help you plan.

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Hawaiian Islands Directory

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New Waikiki Sunset Cruise! 'Ocean and You'
Oahu
Ocean and You
307 Lewers Street
Suite 401
Honolulu, HI 96815
Summary

Take in the glow of Diamond head at golden hour and the magic of the Honolulu city lights from an all-new luxury powerboat! Ocean and You is the premier Oahu experience for an intimate and upscale sunset dinner cruise.

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Ocean Sports
Hawaii
Ocean Sports Waikoloa
69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr.
Waikoloa, HI 96738
Summary

Hawaii's most complete beach and boat activities. Home of the world famous "Seasmoke" and luxurious "Alala" and Manu Iwa catamarans, offering Snorkel Cruises, Sunset Cocktail Cruises, Whale Watching, Glass Bottom Boat, SCUBA, kayaks, and beach day packages.

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Whale watching
Oahu
Wild Side Specialty Tours
87-1002 Hakimo Place Unit C.
Waianae Small Boat Harbor
Waianae, HI 96792
Summary

Oahu's only marine-biologist founded and led ocean wildlife tours. Small group (6-10 passengers) charters include year-round whale watching, swimming with dolphins, and snorkeling with giant sea turtles and endemic tropical reef fish. Portion of proceeds donated to marine conservation orgs.

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Adventure Boat
Oahu
The Adventure Boat
1651 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96815
Summary

Escape the crowds and join us on private cruise you won’t soon forget. Go faster and farther than anyone else in town on a private charter for spectacular coastal sightseeing tours, incredible sea life (turtles, fish, dolphins, and whales—in season), and snorkeling. The adventure is up to you!

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Dolphins
Hawaii
Captain Zodiac
74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy #16
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Summary

Awarded "2006/2007 C.R.U.I.S.E. Tour of the Year" by Princess Cruises! Captain Zodiac is more than a snorkel tour; it’s a high-speed thrill ride adventure. See dolphins & whales, explore sea caves and see blowholes & unique lava formations.

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Kalulu
Lanai
Lana'i Ocean Sports
MANELE SMALL BOAT HARBOR
Lanai City, HI 96763
Summary

Lana'i Ocean Sports is committed to excellence by creating lifelong memories through personalized service delivered with Aloha. As stewards and sailors, we perpetuate our Hawaiian culture and protect our environment. As an ‘Ohana, we value each other and inspire integrity, innovation, and community.

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