Hawaii Explorer

Hawaii Explorer

Explorer Adventure - Grades 7-9

Discover Hawaii’s most beautiful islands on this introductory adventure. Sea kayak lush coastal lagoons. Surf magnificent beaches. Sail a catamaran while snorkeling along Hawaii’s Kona coast. Earn your life-long SCUBA certification and learn the importance of preserving this magnificent tropical ecosystem.

21 Days

$5,895

  • June 20th - July 10th
  • July 13th - August 2nd
  • Honolulu, HI

Day 1-3

Aloha! After arriving at the Honolulu airport, you will meet your fellow trip mates and trip leaders for the first time. Once all together, you’ll head out to the Big Island where you will begin discovering what makes this island so special. You will head first to the southern portion of the island and the astounding Kilauea Volcano, the most active of the five volcanoes that for the Hawaiian Islands, and Volcanoes National Park. There, from a safe distance, of course, you’ll see a volcano erupt in person—an opportunity that few people have the chance to experience. Afterwards, you’ll have the extremely rare chance to tread on ground that’s actually younger than you are! You will also get to visit the famous Green Sand Beach, or Papakolea Beach.

Days 4-5

For the next two days, you will take to the ocean and learn how to sail from an experienced crew. You will get the chance to navigate the boat yourself, and there will be plenty of time to swim and snorkel. At night, you’ll even get to sleep on the catamaran: few experiences compare with sleeping under the stars on a boat off the Hawaiian Islands.

Day 6-10

No experience on the Big Island is complete without exploring the underwater world. You and your group will become SCUBA certified through PADI, a world-wide diving organization. The course will teach you everything you need to know in order to safely discover the arena of sea turtles, manta rays, and schools of colorful fish below the ocean’s surface. And since it’s a life-long certification, you can dive again in the future! Before heading off to Oahu, you will continue to explore the Hawaiian coastline on canoes and stand up paddle boards.

Day 11-12

Saying goodbye to the island of Hawaii for now, you will take a short flight over to Oahu. Again you’ll take to the water and explore the coastal areas of this new island. You’ll spend the first day kayaking and snorkeling around stunning Heeia. Then you will take your boats to Holokai, where your group will kayak to Coconut Island and spend the afternoon snorkeling off its pristine shores.

Days 13-16

After the incredible experience of Coconut Island, you will begin giving back to the amazing Hawaiian community through various service projects. First, you will spend the day in Kaneohe Bay at “the Hawaiian Fish Pond,”one of several remaining fish ponds left in the bay. You will work with a local organization dedicated to this area and will help with the restoration of the pond. And at nearby Malaekahana you’ll help maintain the watershed of one of the most important and diverse ecosystems of the area. But don’t worry, there will be time to visit the birthplace of surfing and catch some waves, too! The breaks on Oahu are ideal for novice surfers, but can challenge even the most seasoned veteran. By day two, you will all be riding  waves and will “hang-ten!”

Day 17-19

After a few days of service work, you’ll make your way to Waimea Valley and Waimea Beach where you will rest and relax with a well-deserved beach day. There’s nothing like a summer beach day with your friends! You will also take a tour of the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor, a valuable learning experience for all. From there, you’ll do one last incredible service project at one of the area’s most famous taro farms. Taro is the staple of the native Hawaiian diet and is at the core of Hawaiian culture.

Day 20-21

During your final days, you’ll reminisce about your experiences together. You’ll spend time on the beach, play games, take pictures, and share your last day in Hawaii together as a group. You will have your final WA banquet and bid farewell to your new friends with your hearts and minds full of incredible memories.

Day 1-3

Aloha! After arriving at the Honolulu airport, you will meet your fellow trip mates and trip leaders for the first time. Once all together, you’ll head out to the Big Island where you will begin discovering what makes this island so special. You will head first to the southern portion of the island and the astounding Kilauea Volcano, the most active of the five volcanoes that for the Hawaiian Islands, and Volcanoes National Park. There, from a safe distance, of course, you’ll see a volcano erupt in person—an opportunity that few people have the chance to experience. Afterwards, you’ll have the extremely rare chance to tread on ground that’s actually younger than you are! You will also get to visit the famous Green Sand Beach, or Papakolea Beach.

Days 4-5

For the next two days, you will take to the ocean and learn how to sail from an experienced crew. You will get the chance to navigate the boat yourself, and there will be plenty of time to swim and snorkel. At night, you’ll even get to sleep on the catamaran: few experiences compare with sleeping under the stars on a boat off the Hawaiian Islands.

Day 6-10

No experience on the Big Island is complete without exploring the underwater world. You and your group will become SCUBA certified through PADI, a world-wide diving organization. The course will teach you everything you need to know in order to safely discover the arena of sea turtles, manta rays, and schools of colorful fish below the ocean’s surface. And since it’s a life-long certification, you can dive again in the future! Before heading off to Oahu, you will continue to explore the Hawaiian coastline on canoes and stand up paddle boards.

Day 11-12

Saying goodbye to the island of Hawaii for now, you will take a short flight over to Oahu. Again you’ll take to the water and explore the coastal areas of this new island. You’ll spend the first day kayaking and snorkeling around stunning Heeia. Then you will take your boats to Holokai, where your group will kayak to Coconut Island and spend the afternoon snorkeling off its pristine shores.

Days 13-16

After the incredible experience of Coconut Island, you will begin giving back to the amazing Hawaiian community through various service projects. First, you will spend the day in Kaneohe Bay at “the Hawaiian Fish Pond,”one of several remaining fish ponds left in the bay. You will work with a local organization dedicated to this area and will help with the restoration of the pond. And at nearby Malaekahana you’ll help maintain the watershed of one of the most important and diverse ecosystems of the area. But don’t worry, there will be time to visit the birthplace of surfing and catch some waves, too! The breaks on Oahu are ideal for novice surfers, but can challenge even the most seasoned veteran. By day two, you will all be riding  waves and will “hang-ten!”

Day 17-19

After a few days of service work, you’ll make your way to Waimea Valley and Waimea Beach where you will rest and relax with a well-deserved beach day. There’s nothing like a summer beach day with your friends! You will also take a tour of the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor, a valuable learning experience for all. From there, you’ll do one last incredible service project at one of the area’s most famous taro farms. Taro is the staple of the native Hawaiian diet and is at the core of Hawaiian culture.

Day 20-21

During your final days, you’ll reminisce about your experiences together. You’ll spend time on the beach, play games, take pictures, and share your last day in Hawaii together as a group. You will have your final WA banquet and bid farewell to your new friends with your hearts and minds full of incredible memories.