Hawaii Explorer Trip

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 SCUBA certification while learning the importance of preserving this magnificent tropical ecosystem.

21 Days

$5,295

  • June 23rd - July 13th
  • July 16th - August 5th
  • Honolulu, HI

Day 1-6

Aloha! After meeting our group on Hawaii, we are off on the start of our adventure. No experience on the Big Island is complete without exploring the underwater world. The next four days we will spend becoming SCUBA certified through PADI, a world-wide diving organization. This course will teach us everything we need to know in order to discover the arena of sea turtles, manta rays, and schools of colorful fish. Furthermore, we will be certified so we can do this again in the future, and we will undoubtedly want to. On the fifth and final day, we will explore the Hawaiian coastline on a unique nighttime manta ray snorkel. By the end of these five days we have a true understanding of this special island of Hawaii.

Day 7-8

After earning our SCUBA certification, we will head to the southern portion of the island and the astounding Kilauea Volcano and Volcanoes National Park. Seeing a volcano erupt in person (from a safe distance of course) is an opportunity that few people have the fortune to witness. We, however, will! While in the park, we’ll pay a visit to Kilauea to see this natural phenomenon; and afterwards, we’ll have the extremely rare chance to tread on ground that’s actually younger than ourselves!

Day 9-10

For the next two days, we will take to the ocean and learn how to sail from an experienced crew. We will sleep on the boat, and explore the Hawaii coast in a way few others have the opportunity to do. We will learn the basics of sailing, and even navigate the boat ourselves. There will be time to swim and snorkel, for the ocean will be our home. Few experiences compare with sleeping under the stars on a boat off the Hawaiian Islands.

Day 11-14

Saying goodbye to Hawaii we will take a short flight over to Oahu. We’ll first take a tour of the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor, a valuable learning experience for all. We’ll then spend the next three days doing various service projects to assist the local habitats and communities while also exploring to local areas.

Day 15-16

After our three days of hard work, we now make our way to the ocean where we will rest and relax with a well deserved beach day in Waimea Valley and Waimea Beach. Before heading off the next day on a hike to Diamond Head State Monument. Located near the eastern edge of Waikiki’s coastline, this Monument is one of Hawaii’s most recognized landmarks.

Day 17-18

The next two days we’ll take to the water and explore the coastal areas of Hawaii. We’ll spend the first day kayaking and stand up paddle boarding in stunning Heeia. Then we take our kayaks to Holokai where we will kayak to Coconut Island and spend the afternoon snorkeling off its pristine shores.

Day 19-21

Surfing on Oahu is a special experience indeed! We will be learning to “ride the waves” in the sport’s birthplace. The breaks are ideal for novice surfers, but can challenge even the most seasoned veteran. By day two we are all catching waves and will “hang-ten” riding that perfect wave into the beach. Our final evening is upon us and we celebrate with true Hawaiian flare with a Luau! We’ll reminisce about our experiences together before our final morning together. We will awake to the now familiar sound of waves crashing against the beach. We bid farewell to our new friends, and with heart and head full of memories, we say goodbye to Hawaii!

Day 1-6

Aloha! After meeting our group on Hawaii, we are off on the start of our adventure. No experience on the Big Island is complete without exploring the underwater world. The next four days we will spend becoming SCUBA certified through PADI, a world-wide diving organization. This course will teach us everything we need to know in order to discover the arena of sea turtles, manta rays, and schools of colorful fish. Furthermore, we will be certified so we can do this again in the future, and we will undoubtedly want to. On the fifth and final day, we will explore the Hawaiian coastline on a unique nighttime manta ray snorkel. By the end of these five days we have a true understanding of this special island of Hawaii.

Day 7-8

After earning our SCUBA certification, we will head to the southern portion of the island and the astounding Kilauea Volcano and Volcanoes National Park. Seeing a volcano erupt in person (from a safe distance of course) is an opportunity that few people have the fortune to witness. We, however, will! While in the park, we’ll pay a visit to Kilauea to see this natural phenomenon; and afterwards, we’ll have the extremely rare chance to tread on ground that’s actually younger than ourselves!

Day 9-10

For the next two days, we will take to the ocean and learn how to sail from an experienced crew. We will sleep on the boat, and explore the Hawaii coast in a way few others have the opportunity to do. We will learn the basics of sailing, and even navigate the boat ourselves. There will be time to swim and snorkel, for the ocean will be our home. Few experiences compare with sleeping under the stars on a boat off the Hawaiian Islands.

Day 11-14

Saying goodbye to Hawaii we will take a short flight over to Oahu. We’ll first take a tour of the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor, a valuable learning experience for all. We’ll then spend the next three days doing various service projects to assist the local habitats and communities while also exploring to local areas.

Day 15-16

After our three days of hard work, we now make our way to the ocean where we will rest and relax with a well deserved beach day in Waimea Valley and Waimea Beach. Before heading off the next day on a hike to Diamond Head State Monument. Located near the eastern edge of Waikiki’s coastline, this Monument is one of Hawaii’s most recognized landmarks.

Day 17-18

The next two days we’ll take to the water and explore the coastal areas of Hawaii. We’ll spend the first day kayaking and stand up paddle boarding in stunning Heeia. Then we take our kayaks to Holokai where we will kayak to Coconut Island and spend the afternoon snorkeling off its pristine shores.

Day 19-21

Surfing on Oahu is a special experience indeed! We will be learning to “ride the waves” in the sport’s birthplace. The breaks are ideal for novice surfers, but can challenge even the most seasoned veteran. By day two we are all catching waves and will “hang-ten” riding that perfect wave into the beach. Our final evening is upon us and we celebrate with true Hawaiian flare with a Luau! We’ll reminisce about our experiences together before our final morning together. We will awake to the now familiar sound of waves crashing against the beach. We bid farewell to our new friends, and with heart and head full of memories, we say goodbye to Hawaii!