- Royal Hawaiian Golfing
- Turtle Canyon Snorkel Excursion
- Pearl Harbor and Ford Island with Historian Daniel Martinez
More activities are being planned, be sure to check back for details!
Royal Hawaiian Golfing
(Royal Hawaiian Golf Club, formerly known as Luana Hills; 18 holes, par 72 and 6595 yards.)
Sunday, February 24, 2013 8:00am – 2:00pm
First Group - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Second Group - 9:00am - 3:00pm
From the bus departure area behind Tapa Tower (ground level)
Space is limited so book early!
Maximum 48 persons
Today, we invite you to experience Hawaii’s most intriguing and under-the-radar golf destination - the Royal Hawaiian Golf Club. With the towering ridges of the Ko'olau mountains looming on one side and the sharp peak of Mt. Olomana on the other, golfers are offered an awesome series of contrasting vistas from the well-defined contours of the golf course.
Your round will take you from tropical jungles that are home to the island’s native birds and flora; to wide open hillsides and wandering streams; to the Maunawili Valley, nestled between two majestic mountain ranges.
This is a track that serious golfers will appreciate for the challenge and ambiance. Designed as a country club by the ingenious Perry Dye, landing areas are tighter and greens are smaller than the resort variety of golf course. But fear not, good scoring is achieved by playing away from trouble and to the forgiving side of each hole, as is the case at most courses designed by anyone named Dye. The “Valley Nine” offers the best example of the philosophy and, as such, probably plays 2-4 strokes easier than the “Jungle Nine.” In a sensational garden of golf delights, Perry Dye has crafted a winner that demands your complete attention.
Price: $202.40 USD per personSign Up Now
- Private group round-trip coach transfer
- Tee Time at Royal Hawaiian Golf Club
- Bag Boy Gratuity
- Golf Cart Rental
- Group Coordination by KCMI to assist with tee times, rental and returns
- Fully stocked pro shop
- Rental Clubs available - $50.00 per person
- Rental Shoes available - $10.00 per person
- Snacks and Beverages for cart available
- Due to the size of the mini-coach, we can only accommodate 12 sets of clubs.
- If you will be renting clubs, be sure to specify when you register your preference of Male or Female clubs, and right or left handed.
Turtle Canyon Snorkel Excursion
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Departs from the Dock at the Hilton Hawaiian Village
Space is limited so book early!
Maximum 30 persons
In Chinese mythology, the sea turtle represents wisdom. In Hawaii, legend tells about a green sea turtle, Kauila, who could change herself into a girl to watch over the children playing at Punalu'u Beach on the Big Island. It's also said that turtles were the guides for the first voyagers to Hawaii. On today’s snorkeling excursion, you will swim amongst the beloved "honu" of the Hawaiians…the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle.
Step aboard the luxury catamaran Aloha and set sail for Turtle Canyon. Here, you will snorkel amidst the gentle dinosaurs that have been swimming the oceans for more than 200 million years. The shallow depths and clear water make this the perfect place to see turtles and other tropical marine life. And, while aboard ship, keep a look out for Hawaii’s famed humpback whales that ply the waters at this time of year.
Take a break from snorkeling to enjoy the lunch buffet that includes: build your own sandwiches with selections of meat, cheese and vegetarian options, chips, mixed fruit salad, whole fresh fruit, cookies and refreshing beverages.
Don’t miss this opportunity to snorkel in a sea turtle's playground!
- $104.00 USD per person (adult)
- $74.00 USD per person (youth ages 3-11)
- Three free bar drink tickets per adult
- Unlimited non-alcohol beverages.
- Use of an inflatable snorkel safety vest
- High quality snorkel gear, including prescription masks if needed
- Group Coordination by KCMI
- Excursion exclusive to Pacific Basin Coal Conference attendees with 30 passengers
Pearl Harbor and Ford Island with Historian Daniel Martinez
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 8:00am - 3:30pm
Departs from the bus departure area behind Tapa Tower (ground level)
Exclusive tour with limited availability.
Book early to avoid disappointment.
You can't watch a documentary about the attack on Pearl Harbor without encountering National Park Service historian Daniel Martinez of the USS Arizona Memorial Visitors Center and host of the Discovery Channel’s "Unsolved History" series. Today, enjoy a unique opportunity to have Ranger Martinez guide you through the dramatic events that shaped the legendary Pearl Harbor, taking you to well-known sites such as the USS Arizona Memorial, and to sites on Ford Island that other visitors don’t get to explore such as the park’s newly acquired Chief Petty Officer’s Bungalows.
Your journey begins shore side at the World War II Valor in the Pacific Visitor Center. Here, Ranger Martinez will guide you through the exhibit galleries “Road to War” and “Attack” and provide the backdrop of what occurred December 7, 1941.
Then, board a Navy launch that takes you to the USS Arizona Memorial where 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors killed on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor rest in their watery graves. View the names on the memorial wall and witness the droplet of oil that still seeps from the bottom of the fallen ship, often referred to as black tears.
Back on shore, you’ll have time to explore the Visitor Center Bookstore and enjoy your boxed lunch before heading off via coach with Ranger Martinez to explore historic sites on Ford Island that most visitors are not permitted to see.
USS Utah: The only battleship named for the state of Utah was sunk during the attack and is often called the "Forgotten Memorial.”
PBY Ramp: On the South shore of Ford Island, you will see remnants of the attack including shrapnel marks and a bomb crater that was discovered in early 2000.
USS Oklahoma Memorial: Hear the story of the men of the USS Oklahoma and the sacrifices they made on December 7, 1941. The 429 marble masts are a poignant reminder of the men who gave their lives for their country.
Chief Petty Officer’s Bungalows: On December 7, 1941, the USS Maryland, USS Oklahoma, the USS Arizona and the USS Nevada were moored on Battleship Row adjacent and upwind of the Chief Petty Officer’s Bungalows. The national park has recently acquired these bungalows that are now under reconstruction and restoration. Among other things you will learn how the ships set ablaze during the attack and subsequent raising of the USS Oklahoma impacted inhabitants of these homes.
En route back to the Visitors Center you will get a rare glimpse of the backside of the USS Arizona Memorial from land. The view is spectacular and provides for great photo opportunities. And, you will visit the site of the first marker to memorialize the men of the USS Arizona.
PRICE: $ 85.00 USD per person (adult or child)Sign Up Now
- Private Tour with National Park Service Chief Historian Daniel Martinez
- Boxed Lunch
- Bus Driver Gratuity
- Exclusive round trip transportation from Waikiki
- World War II Valor in the Pacific Visitors Center & Museum
- Navy shuttle to the Arizona Memorial
- Coach to Ford Island
- USS Arizona Memorial
- Visits to historic sites not generally visited by the public including the USS Utah, PBY Ramp, CPO Quarters and the land-side of the USS Arizona Memorial
- Tour guide gratuity not included
- There are no public restroom facilities on the USS Arizona Memorial
- Strict security measures prohibit purses, handbags, fanny packs, backpacks, camera bags, diaper bags, luggage and/or other items that offer concealment. Visitors may bring cameras, cell phones, and wallets, although since no bags are allowed, you are encouraged to pack lightly. It must fit in your pocket.