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Hawaii Sustainable Tourism Certified Operators

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is important. It is easy to think of ecotourism and being responsible to the land when the land is as breathtakingly gorgeous as the Hawai`ian Islands…now if we can think this way everywhere!

Today, celebrate the 2014-2016 Sustainable Tourism Certified Operators of the Hawai`ian Islands. These businesses choose to go above and beyond normal standards, committing genuine energy and education about conserving the islands’ ecosystems and culture. This list is compiled by Hawaii Ecotourism Association, a non-profit that has, for the past 20 years, held island tourism to a higher standard. They are true industry leaders–if you are traveling to the islands (take me with you!)–please look to and explore these businesses for tours and activities:

Island of Oahu, Heart of Hawaii
– Atlantis Submarines Hawaii (Atlantis Adventures – Oahu, Maui & BI)
– Bike Hawaii
– Holokai Kayak & Snorkel Adventure
– Kailua Sailboards & Kayaks
– Ko Olina Ocean Adventures
– Kualoa Ranch
– Pacific Islands Institute
– Wild Side Specialty Tours

Visit Maui
– Hawaiian Paddle Sports
– Maui Kayak Adventures
– Pacific Whale Foundation
– Trilogy Excursions

Big Island Visitors Bureau
– Big Island Divers
– Fair Wind Cruises
– Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (Hawaiian Legacy Tours)
– VolcanoDiscovery Hawai`i
– KapohoKine Adventures (pending)

Kauai Visitors Bureau
 Island Sails Kaua’i (pending)