59. Take a catamaran booze cruise
Hit the water with Holokai Catamaran, Maitai Catamaran, or Na Hoku II and the adult beverages of choice as a trained captain does the steering. Go during the day and work on your tan, or sail in the late afternoon and watch the sunset.
60. Bask in a freshwater pool at Jackass Ginger
Why noodle around in a freshwater pool when beaches abound? Because you’ll journey through tall Cook pines, eucalyptus, guava, bamboo, and mahogany trees before getting to a 10ft waterfall, rope swing, and a giant pool where Hawaiian royalty once swam.
61. Visit a chocolate factory
You don’t need a golden ticket to visit a chocolate farm like Kahuku or Madre here. Hawaii is the only state in the US suitable for growing cacao and, by default, is the only state where you can watch the bean-to-bar process in action. Plus, it’s chocolate.
If you’re into fishing, check out the only tuna auction in the United States. This 90-minute educational tour will teach you everything about how the fish gets from the ocean to your plate, explaining the methods of catching them, grading them, and selling them to individuals and wholesalers alike.
63. Catch a wave on a canoe
Canoe racing is a popular team sport in the islands, requiring much strength and coordination. But if you don’t have the time to join a team or are just visiting, you can still get a gratifying paddling experience on a traditional outrigger with tour companies like Waikiki Beach Services and Big Wave Dave.