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The following question was answered by Leslie.

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The following question was answered by Ann.

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There was a company we went on years ago called Hawaii Movie Tours. Their tour was great fun and they showed us movie clips from lots of movies that were filmed on Kauai at the same time they actually showed us the places where the filming took place.

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The following question was answered by Kai.

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The following question was answered by Joy.

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We will only be on the Big Island for one full day. Can we take a tour to see it?

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We will be staying in Princeville on Kauai and would like to take one of the Na Pali Coast snorkel tours but we don't want to drive all the way over to Port Allen for our departure.

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We have been to the island of Kauai twice and have seen the island of Niihau off its coastline. We were told that we were not permitted to visit the island because it is private but now we see that there are boat tours that go to Niihau.

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I have my own ATV at home and am very experienced. I'd like to find an ATV tour that would let me go fast. Which one should I take?

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The following question was answered by Shyela.

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What would you recommend on the Big Island in the way of activities that children would enjoy?

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How should we dress for the dinner cruise? Will it be cold when the sun goes down?

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Do you provide transportation to the Luau from the Carnival ship?

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I am interested in booking a helicopter tour but I have never been on a helicopter and I am worried about getting sick. I occasionally get motion sickness while in a back seat of a car.

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Am interested in knowing more regarding our stay at Westin Maui. Would like to tour west side (rt 30) of Maui when we go in May 2012. Can you break down what you offer better ? Is the walking 1 mile total or 2 mile round trip.

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The following question was answered by Joy.

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Do you have a horseback ride on the big island that rides on the beach?

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My husband and I like to bike at home and I would say we are moderately fit. How difficult are the volcano bike rides and will we be able to get close to the lava flows?

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The following question was answered by Joy.

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I'm thinking about becoming diver certified on my next trip to Hawaii. We would like to go to the Big Island but is that a good island for this or would you recommend another?

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Is the Atlantis Submarine in Hawaii the same company we went with some years ago in Barbados?

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I want to see the live volcano, but only when it is "going-off". Can we cancel our tour if it is not flowing?

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The following question was answered by Cookie.

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Will we be at a disadvantage taking an airplane tour on the Big Island to see the volcanoes instead of a helicopter? I see that they are much less expensive but what am I giving up?

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It looks like most Big Island fishing boats only take private charters. I'm just a single guy and don't want to spend that kind of money. Any recommendations?

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I am interested in doing some star gazing when I am in Maui between Nov 18th and Nov 27th and saw that Star Gazers Maui is no longer in business according to their web site. Are there any other options. Thanks

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The helicopter tours on the Big Island seem to be so expensive as compared to other islands. We'd like to see the live volcano but what's the best pricing option? We're staying somewhere near Kona.

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We are looking at the America sail while there in late December. Which would be the best sail to perhaps get some whale watching in as well as adventure? Thanks.

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When you go snorkeling in Hawaii the gear you use can really make a great deal of difference. There is a huge variety of different types fins that you can use.

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This is a question that we get asked almost every day. Before we get into our recommendations it is important to note that no matter what sunscreen you use it is always a good idea to reapply if possible.

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The following question was answered by Joy.

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What's up with the fireworks in Waikiki? Can we see them from a sunsets sail or sunset dinner cruise?

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The following question was answered by Shyela.

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The following question was answered by Ann.

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I'm not a spring chicken anymore (53 years old) and have never learned to surf. I've never taken a lesson before but see that you also include Stand-up Paddling as well as wave surfing.

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This is a question that virtually every Hawaii traveler asks themselves at some time during their Hawaii travel planning experience. There is no simple answer to this question.

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So, most people will determine which month they will visit Hawaii based upon vacations and time off work, time off from school or weather conditions in their local regions.

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During whale season on Oahu is it better to go out on the North Shore to see the whales or somewhere near Waikiki?

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The following question was answered by Leslie.

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Are we likely to see dolphins on our Big Island kayak adventures?

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Over the years our clients have asked us literally thousands of different questions. We have collected the answers to some of them that seem to come up relatively frequently and posted them on this page.

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