Founded on Kauai in 1997, Holo Holo Charters began with a simple idea: Build incredible, high-speed vessels that can handle Kauai’s challenging ocean conditions with ease and open up a wide range of dramatic and remote locations. We are proud to deliver guests to the Napali Coast, Lehua Crater, Kipu Kai, and Niihau. Combine our state-of-the-art vessels with our exceptional staff that focuses on giving our passengers a first-class vacation experience, and we’re happy to share our recipe for success with visitors to Kauai. Contact us today at 808-335-0815 and let us help you choose one of our amazing tour options.
Holo Holo Charters is the only Kauai boat tour company to be certified by the Sustainable Tourism Association of Hawaii (STAH.) STAH is a non-profit that was founded in 1995 and its certification program is for tour operators in Hawaii that wish to demonstrate their commitment to workforce development, staff training, authentic experiences, and environmental protection. That’s totally us! We became certified in 2016 and have found the networking and idea-sharing amongst like-minded businesses to be super valuable; we want to know what’s working for other companies and we want to share what’s working for us! We’re so into the program that our General Manager now serves on the board of STAH.
Holo Holo Charters is the only company on Kauai certified by NOAA as Dolphin SMART, a voluntary program that promotes responsible marine life viewing. This consists of teaching our guests the importance of responsible viewing practices and ensuring we don’t disrupt the natural behaviors and activities of dolphins and other types of marine life. We recognize the importance of being stewards of the natural environment and strive to have minimal impact on the ecosystems that we utilize daily.
Holo Holo Charters is also the only Kauai boat company that features certification from the Kauai-Made program. Kevin Millett, founder of Holo Holo Charters, designed and built all four of our vessels on Kauai. He specifically designed these custom boats to navigate the challenging ocean conditions around Niihau and Kauai. We are proud to be locally owned and operated, and our store in Port Allen offers several Kauai-Made products available for purchase.
In 2018, we received the Ocean Friendly Restaurant certification through the Surfrider Foundation. Many years ago, we accomplished our goal of removing single-use plastics. We also practice a commitment to use reusable dishes, flatware, and serving items instead of harmful plastics. Our menu includes locally sourced ingredients and island produce wherever possible.
Aloha! Welcome to Holo Holo Charters! When we created Holo Holo Charters over 20 years ago, we had one idea in mind: to design custom high-quality boats on Kauai that could bring guests to some of the most beautiful and remote places on earth.
The knowledge of the ocean and weather conditions unique to Kauai has played a crucial role in all our tours and the way we build our vessels. We created our boats to manage the ever-changing ocean and weather conditions. Some days it’s like sailing on a lake and some days it feels like a Hawaiian roller coaster ride! Regardless of the weather, our capable vessels and experienced staff are here to ensure you have an adventure to remember.
Kauai offers enchanting and unique destinations only accessible by water, including the Napali Coast, Lehua Crater and the Hawaiian Forbidden Island of Niihau. Our passion for sailing and spending time on the water, coupled with our founder being a third-generation boat builder, has truly allowed Holo Holo Charters to create a one-of-a-kind product and vessel that no other tour company can match.
We endeavor daily to be unconditionally the best by offering the most unique, memorable, and safest Kauai ocean experience available. Thank you for considering touring with us and we hope to see you and your family on the water soon!