Beach Fun

Dolphin Quest offers fun, interactive dolphin encounters to the public on Oahu at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental. Call us or visit our Web site to make a reservation today!

A Tradewind Charter
Private sailing, whalewatching, dolphin encounters, snorkeling, fishing charters on Oahu. Daysails, sunset dinner cruises, sailing lessons, overnighters & inter-island cruises. Weddings, receptions and renewal of vows cruises.

Alii Kai Catamaran
Hawaii’s largest catamaran offering dining, dancing, and Polynesian entertainment on a nightly dinner sail.

Map of Hawaii for vacation planning and virtual sight seeing

An archipelago situated some 3,200 km (1,988 mi) southwest of the North American mainland, Hawaii is the southernmost state of the United States and the second westernmost state after Alaska. Only Hawaii and Alaska are outside the contiguous United States and do not share a border with any other U.S. state.

Hawaii is the only state of the United States that

General Hawaiian Etiquette

The customary way to welcome or congratulate someone is to present him or her with a lei, a garland of flowers (or other decorative items) strung together and worn around the neck. One puts the lei over the recipient´s head and if the relationship is close, gives the recipient a honihoni or a kiss. Lei are especially appropriate for high school and college graduations, birthdays, etc. Lei are also provided to keynote speakers and dignitaries at public functions (generally anyone with a public title, e.g. politicians, religious leaders, school principals). Children often appreciate candy or money lei. It is considered bad luck to throw a lei away. When the lei is no longer wearable, some people cut the string and cast the individual flowers into the ocean. Others may hang the withering lei somewhere inside or outside the house. A lei is love, and one doesn´t throw away love.