Snorkeling, Surfing & Submarines in Hawaii With Your Grandchild

Get your feet wet with your grandchild on a marine adventure through the islands as you surf, snorkel and ride a submarine through the warm, tropical waters of Hawaii.
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Program No. 4827RJ
8 days
Starts at
8 days
7 nights
17 meals
7B 4L 6D
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At a Glance

Create once-in-a lifetime experiences with your grandchild in this fun-packed adventure, filled with cultural treasures and natural wonders of four Hawaiian Islands. Explore the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, recently opened after the 2018 eruption. Learn about the unique tropical rainforests and coastal ecosystems. Immerse yourselves in the historical significance of Pearl Harbor and its rich meaning to Hawai’i. Zip line through the forest canopy, and learn how to ride the waves together by surfboard and/or outrigger canoe. Get a little muddy in the loi kalo (taro terrace) as you discover how to harvest this tropical plant, then top it all off with a luau dinner!
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking two miles over uneven varied terrain, stairs. Climbing in and out of water on beaches, flat rock surfaces and a boat. Get on/off bus several times a day. Elevations up to 4,100 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover Hawaiian culture at a luau with traditional Hawaiian cuisine, music, dances and island crafts.
  • Visit a private loi (traditional taro farm) to understand the importance of this food to the Hawaiians.
  • Enjoy a lesson in surfing or outrigger canoe wave-riding from Waikiki's famous “beach boys.”

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-14. Snorkeling equipment included, however, personal snorkeling gear encouraged for best fit. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Donna Lee
Donna Lee enjoys traveling with friends and family, singing and playing in Hawaiian bands, diving, sailing and tai chi. As a self-employed research consultant, she specializes in the economic components of agriculture and resource issues in Hawaii. Previously, Donna worked as a corporate economic research consultant with Cardno-Entrix as well as an associate professor at both the University of Florida and the University of Hawaii. She has a Ph.D. in agricultural economics and a bachelor's in natural resources.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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