HOLIDAYS has announced a package coinciding with the
Diamond Head Crater Celebration on May 19. Pleasant Holidays is a
sponsor of the event, which takes place in Diamond Head Crater.
Five-night Crater Celebration vacations begin at $638 per person,
double, for stays May 16 to 21. Included are accommodations at the
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, Sheraton Waikiki or Sheraton Moana
Surfrider; round-trip airport transfers; reserved concert seating;
and concert shuttle transfers. Air, itinerary extensions, and
commissionable activities are also available as add-ons. Call (800)
865-5699 or visit www.pleasantagent.com.
AIRLINES has launched go!Express under a codeshare
agreement with Mokulele Airlines. Effective April 16, go!Express
will operate 12 daily flights between Kona and Kahului; Kahului and
Kapalua; and Kapalua and Honolulu using new Cessna aircraft. Call
(888) I-FLY-GO2 or visit www.iflygo.com.
HONOLULU AIRPORT HOTEL has joined the Ohana group
following a multimillion dollar renovation that included guest room
refurbishment and enhancements to its poolside restaurant. The
final phase of the renovation, upgrading the rooms in the hotel's
annex building, will be completed in June. Call (800) 462-6262,
visit www.ohanahotels.com or e-mail [email protected].
" Hilo Ocean Adventures has opened the Big Island's Hilo
and Hamakua coasts to a new adventure activity aboard a rigid
aluminum inflatable vessel (RAIV). The three-hour excursion departs
Hilo and makes its way along the east coast to Laupahoehoe, a route
that's particularly scenic because of the many waterfalls and
towering Mauna Kea in the background. Marine life, including
dolphins and sea turtles, are seen all year, with humpback whales
seen November through mid-May. The RAIV can carry up to 15
passengers. Tours are $89 per person for the three-hour waterfall
journey and $39 for the seasonal, two-hour whale watch. Call (808)
" Hawaii Forest & Trail has added a visit to an
ancient agricultural terrace, which it has helped to restore to
taro production, to its Kohala Waterfalls Adventure. The hiking
adventure, on a trail suitable for novice hikers, includes a swim
in a cool mountain stream. Visit www.hawaii-forest.com.
" Elderhostel is offering a Big Island Odyssey: Earth,
Sky and Sea from July 1 to 12. Designed for those 55 and older and
accompanying children ages 9 to 12, the program includes a range of
natural history excursions and is priced at $1,832 for adults and
$1,732 for kids. Call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Editor: Allan Seiden
Phone: (808) 734-4677
opportunities in the Hawaii E-letter, contact Debbie Joseph at [email protected].