Question - Hiking the Muliwai Trail to Waimanu Valley

This question was received by email: In planning a trip to Hawaii for later this year your site has been very, very helpful in sorting out things to see and do. Hopefully you will also be able to help me fill in a few details. I am really, really looking forward to hiking the Muliwai Trail that goes from Waipio Valley to the Waimanu Valley and … [Read more...]

Question - Renting Kayaks at Captain Cook

We received this question by email: We'd like to rent a double kayak to see the Cook monument and to snorkle. Can we do this on the spot, or should we reserve in advance? What is the cost of the kayak rental and permit? --Tom O. -------- Answer: There are no kayak rentals at Kealakeua Bay itself (the launch point where you start your paddle to … [Read more...]

Permits Now Required for Captain Cook Kayakers

UPDATE: As of 1/1/2013, the Hawaii Country Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has issued a ban on kayaking in Kealakekua Bay. The local paper has the story here: According to the article, the DLNR is working on a broader management plan for … [Read more...]