Tom's Tour Tips


Here's a collection of Tom's Tour Tips on the beautiful Hawaiian Islands.




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Although it is obviously impossible to predict the weather for any particular Big Island beach on any given day in the future, it is possible to provide you with a generalization for usual weather patterns as they exist on the Big Island at different parts of the year.

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As you can see by our listings of Big Island Beaches the Island of Hawaii has no shortage of beaches to visit.

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Of all the eight major Hawaiian Islands the only one that actually has currently active volcanoes is the Big Island of Hawaii.

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This is a question that comes up quite regularly with regard to helicopter tours on Maui. Obviously the weather can be very different on alternate days but in what ways will it really affect your flight?

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Everybody knows that biking down the slopes of Haleakala is a big industry on Maui, but do you know how it began. I do, and it has been a curiosity to see how it has adjusted, morphed and grown over the course of years.

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Let's face it.... beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. One man's favorite beach is another man's second choice. Recognizing that deciding the Big Island's Best Beaches will always be a subjective decision, it is still possible to categorize beaches into their respective best categories with a likelihood of being correct in the same way many polls in politics or whatever present you with a probable likelihood within a margin of error.

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The Big Island is located south of the Tropic of Cancer. The sun's rays, this close to the equator are much more intense than many Hawaii visitors are used to.

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Generally speaking there are just a few different Maui helicopter tours that all the different companies provide.

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The chances of swimming with dolphins while you're on Maui are less then they are on the islands of Oahu or Hawaii. The big reason why it is not likely that you will actually be able to get into the water and swim with dolphins on Maui is that in order to do so on a regular basis, you need to be able to predict exactly where they will be.

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