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Hawaiian Style Cooking Classes
Once you arrive at our lovely Hawaiiana home, you will be greeted with Aloha and brought to your own cooking stations. Your menu, recipes, and all cooking equipment will be awaiting you and we will jump right in to a full hands-on cooking experience! Afterwards, you will enjoy your freshly prepared meal at a communal table with your other cooking guests with a glass of wine, beer or other beverage of choice! • PREMIUM CLASSES • Some classes may be listed at a higher price, starting at $210 per person. These classes are a premium experience which includes 5-6 dishes and lasts approximately 4-4.5 hours. • OTHER CUISINES • We regularly host specialty classes and some classes listed on our calendar may be for Traditional Hawaiian Dishes or Asian Fusion. If you'd like to confirm the cuisine/theme prior to booking, please send us a message and we'll be happy to help!.
Explore a tropical fruit & citrus farm
Discover what it's like to run an 8 acre tropical fruit farm in paradise! You'll use all our senses on a walking tour of Lokoea Farms. We'll give you some history of the farm and the area, and guide your exploration of our 3 orchards to learn about the ethnobotany and horticulture of Hawai‘i's unique fruit trees and harvest some fruits in season. Get ready to marvel at our vanilla plants and smell the aroma of our vanilla beans. You'll even get to help feed our hilarious chickens, and collect their rainbow-colored eggs. Then it's time for our picnic! We'll relax on the lawn or at the picnic table overlooking the gorgeous orchid-filled gardens while you eat your fill of farm-grown exotic tropical fruit and nuts - the freshest, most delicious, and perfectly in season delicacies. We'll teach you how to use our coconut husker to open up a coconut. Nothing store-bought can compare to the amazing flavor of coconut water and meat from a just-picked nut. You'll even use our special nutcracker to experience the rich flavor of our macadamia nuts. Other things to note Wear closed-toe shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. We have a composting toilet available at the farm. Starbucks or McDonalds in Haleiwa also have public restrooms. You may want to bring bug spray and water bottle.
Beach Sunset Yoga Waikiki & Jungles
Come beach yoga in the most peaceful and secluded possilble area in Waikiki with our local and travelers community... in an all levels class that is facilitated towards a mindful connection to Hawaii's raw nature and people.  ✨We are the highest Rated Beach Yoga on Tripadvisor for 8 years ✨. This Mindful Flow into Yin - is customized to the groups energy levels— dynamic or gentle ebbs-flows into relaxing holds. We have become experts in the art of facilitating an engaging experience for first timers and those very experienced all in one class. ✨Come join the longest standing grassroots and local built group at this premium yoga in nature offering, run in partnership with a non-profit medical center that offers mindfulness. We have top notch reviews from Obama’s secret members, programs like Wounded Warriors, as well as many senior age and families. ✨Raised in Hawaii and India trained founder hones the class and our team of 4 teachers towards the highest standards, and its mission of a moving meditation that connects with our island’s nature. It is this mindful presence in style which works to inspire students to feel our land and waters, so that the spirit of Hawaii lingers deeply within. Relaxed travelers interacting with Hawaii authentically & supporting a local grassroots effort makes us all feel so blessed. ✨Music played at times or tuning into sounds of nature Other things to note Special: Book 2 classes per person and get one class free We have Japanese and Chinese speaking teacher Tues/Thurs/Sat at 9 am or private sessions- please write to be sure
Hawaiian Eco Snorkel Adventure + Photo
Professional photos by (@keyana.poki) will be INCLUDED! -------- Have you always wanted to see a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle swimming freely in the ocean? Or watch schools of tropical fish work together in perfect harmony? Lets immerse ourselves in the famous underwater world of Hawaii as we learn about the unique environment and sea life we encounter. We will meet at a local favorite snorkel spot where I will map out our dive, go over ocean safety, equipment and answer any questions you might have. We'll spend the majority of our time in the ocean finding treasures of all sorts. Although wild animals are on no strict schedule, I can guarantee we will encounter sea-creatures of all shapes and sizes. Afterwards we will relax with local refreshments as we learn about the wildlife that we saw during our time in the ocean. -------- This is an intimate and educational experience that has a maximum group size of 4 people. * Larger GROUPS are welcome but you will need to contact me before you can book. Other things to note You MUST be able to swim and be comfortable in open ocean if you plan to book this experience. Each guest is required to sign a Release of Liability prior to participation.
SUP Yoga Class on Hawaiian Water
Stand up paddleboard yoga is an exciting way to experience Honolulu from a whole new perspective - on the water! Whether it's your very first yoga class, or you are an experienced yogi, our SUP yoga classes are for you. We anchor our SUP yoga boards in water that is about waist-deep, and flow through a slow and gentle (and at times challenging) yoga practice. This all-levels classes offers variations so everyone is able to work at their own ability level. Taking yoga to the water challenges your balance and stability, making it an excellent core workout. It encourages us to slow down, be mindful, and move with intention. There is also a strong element of play as we challenge ourselves and sometimes fall in. But not to worry, the warm, Hawaiian waters are very inviting! Other things to note: Wear a bathing suit and/or yoga clothes that can get wet and a towel. Please don't bring unnecessary valuables to the beach. There will be a place to store personal items while on the water. Please note that the class is 75 minutes.

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Create A Beautiful Hawaiian Lei Po'o
We are excited to teach you you how to create your own unique lei po'o (flower crown). You will choose your own tropical flowers and create a unique and beautiful custom piece made with fresh flowers. All of our flowers are locally sourced from local gardens and we support local farmers. We also provide high quality local store bought flowers such as torch ginger, cymbidium orchids, anthuriums, etc. Our workshop is high end because we use high end flowers and natural materials sourced from Polynesia (Lauhala leaves from Tahiti). Your leis will last 3-4 days and will enrich your Hawaii experience tenfold. While making your lei, I will share the cultural meanings of our leis and why we wear them in Hawai'i. I am born and raised in Laie, Hawaii and have lived here for 27 years. I am passionate about my culture and I would love to share it with you. All of our lei po'os can be seen on our IG page, @oahuleis. Check it out and we look forward to meeting you!
Fire Arts with Master Neira
Last week to learn from the master himself! After august 1st, he will be sending other instructors to host experience! High resolution photos and performance by Master Neira is included. The first and only airbnb fire instructor in the world featured in the Airbnb magazine! Get ready to learn the fire dragon staff(feicha) from the fire dancer in Rihanna and Dj Khaled’s “wild thoughts” music video! Learn fire fans(vtg)from a member of the famous Vulcan Empire fire arts camp at Burningman! So many guests have said it was their favorite thing they did while visiting Hawaii, so much that I have had guests book my experience 3 times! Wait till you see the art! 3600+guests have learned to dance with fire! Perfect for couples , families, friends and solo travelers! Read the reviews! You learn moves professionals use and set up a nice simple choreography . Make sure to have battery and space on your phone to record the fire dancing videos!We create fire magic welcoming you into the fire community. Mahalo for supporting the culture! Your support allows Master Neira to preserve culture and helps him spread the art of Fire manipulation! Message me if you have any questions! And go to a luau to witness the very difficult and dangerous local fire art called Siva afi ( Samoan fireknife) !!! Pcc, chiefs luau, & Germaine’s I recommend!
Polynesian Drum- and Firedancing class
We meet at Lydgate beach and I explain the instruments (drums) we're going to play. We start with simple beats and practice as long as everybody gets it. No worries if you never have been drumming before in your life. I also explain what the drums stand for in the community and how they were used in ancient hawaii. After one hour of drumming, we start practicing the firedancing. The boys with the samoan fireknife and the girls with the mauri poiballs. We practice without fire for a while and who ever wants to light it on fire, is very welcome to try it (no worries I'll help you). You can take nice pictures and videos while performing with fire. Other things to note And again, if you are beginners, never drum or played with fire in your entire life, don't worry, in my class are all levels of drummer and firedancer from 5 years to 70 years old!
Kauai Nectar Beekeeping Adventure
During the Kauai Nectar adventure... We will spend about an hour exploring the hives, our tasks being dictated by whatever the hives need each day. Including: Collecting Pollen Shifting boxes Examining hives & their occupants You will have the opportunity to learn about the biology, life cycles, and societal structures of the beehives. We will finish the morning with local raw honey and pollen tasting. You'll leave with your very own jar of honey from one of Kauai Nectar’s apiaries. We do have an age limit for this tour, if your child does not meet the requirement, please request a private tour! We are happy to invite younger children to visit the bees, the limit is only to accommodate other guests during a group tour. Other things to note: You will sweat in the bee suit, wear light comfortable clothing, close-toed shoes, long socks. We will meet at the Apiary, located in Kapa'a directly across from Kealia Beach. We share the property with multiple local farmers including a functioning Cacao farm that we incorporate into our line of infused honeys. The bee's live shaded under a lush canopy of beautiful old Acacia Monkeypod Trees.
Bambooforesthike + making instrument
We meet at Makaleha mountain and hike to gather some water from the fresh water spring. We hike another 10minutes to harvest bamboo. I have been making bambooflutes for 20 years so I know exactly what we can use (age, size, color). Every person can pick their own to make an instrument. I explain what is important to know about cutting bamboo. I also explain all the native plants around us - which you can eat or use for healing. I do “La’au Lapaau” which is Hawaiian medicine. I survived 2 years out in the jungle with that knowledge - eating off the land. The hiking part is over and we drive back tomy house, where everybody is making their own noseflute or other instrument. They drill and burn the holes and I help them to find sound. For a snack we serve fresh Kalo (Taro), Sweet Potatoes (Ualaa), Avocados or coconut candy. Opening coconuts, Drumming and weaving optional, if we have some time left and if the guests are interested in doing that. Other things to note It's a short hike on a muddy trail. We also have to cross a river. The hike is not longer than 30min all in all and also kids can do it.

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Become a Miniature Horse Whisperer
In 2022, there are limited openings so message us if you can’t find an open experience to book. Learn the secrets to communicating with horses, & meet a certified miniature therapy horse, & two other miniature horses! Weather depending you may also meet other miniature farm animals. This hands-on horse whisperer class gives back to our island community as your visit provides valuable exposure to new people these horses need to continue serving those in need. This is the only opportunity on Oahu to hands on experience miniature horses. This amazing lesson will cover basic horsemanship, plus horse cues & signals that will guide you to feel more relaxed in the presence of all animals & any size horse. Discover the magical world of horses, & interact with the horses personally! Learn how horses communicate when they choose to be our friends & want to work with us. You will have many opportunities to capture photos and selfies with the horses. This is a working farm, we are vaccinated and we sanitize our equipment as well as is possible, but, you will be outside in a large open area with live animals that respond better when they can see your face. Please book a private session if you prefer to be isolated from other guests during your encounter or if you do not speak English well. The safety aspects must be understood to participate fully.
Hawaiian Style Cooking Classes
Once you arrive at our lovely Hawaiiana home, you will be greeted with Aloha and brought to your own cooking stations. Your menu, recipes, and all cooking equipment will be awaiting you and we will jump right in to a full hands-on cooking experience! Afterwards, you will enjoy your freshly prepared meal at a communal table with your other cooking guests with a glass of wine, beer or other beverage of choice! • PREMIUM CLASSES • Some classes may be listed at a higher price, starting at $210 per person. These classes are a premium experience which includes 5-6 dishes and lasts approximately 4-4.5 hours. • OTHER CUISINES • We regularly host specialty classes and some classes listed on our calendar may be for Traditional Hawaiian Dishes or Asian Fusion. If you'd like to confirm the cuisine/theme prior to booking, please send us a message and we'll be happy to help!.
Hawaii's Top-Rated Snorkeling Spot
Aloha! Complimentary hotel pickup and drop off available for guests staying in Waikiki/Honolulu, Kapolei/Ewa and Ko Olina. It is a 40 minute drive from Waikiki to Oahu’s best snorkeling spot known as Kahe Point. We will also stop by local scenic areas such as Mermaids Cave and Tide Pools before snorkeling. In order to snorkel at this beach, you should be able to swim comfortably in deep ocean water about 30 feet (10 meters) deep. We will start swimming from the beach to about 50 yards (50 meters) off shore in a small group for about an hour. Coastguard approved life jackets & floatation devices available for everyone. Safety will be my first priority. Feel free to request a date and time if you do not see a desirable time slot. *Wildlife such as Dolphins, Sting Rays, Hawaiian Monk Seals, Turtles etc are rare and not guaranteed, but I can promise that we will see a variety of sea life in this area.
The Story of Hawaii's Rain Forest
Explore Oahu's rain forest used in Jurassic Park, Lost!, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Aquaman 2. We'll use the spectacular Lyon Arboretum in Moana Valley as our entry into the jungle. Only 30 guest slots/day are allowed in Lyon. Along with the lush tropical foliage you've always imagined, you'll see how plants battle each other for survival in the crowded rain forest: Poisons, strangling, blocking sunlight, symbiotic relationships with insects and spectacular flowers are just some of the ways to compete when light, warmth and rain are no longer a limiting factor for survival. ​ We'll introduce you to the "canoe plants" that the Polynesians brought to Hawaii, such as taro, hala (pandanus), and the kukui. Even coconuts are not native to Hawaii and were brought by the Polynesians. ​ Stunning mountain vistas are visible through clearings in the rain forest which becomes more wild as we approach Aihualama Falls in back of the valley. If you're lucky, you'll hear the song of the shama, the nightingale of our forest or the squawk of the large cockatoo parrots that live in this area. NOTE: Tours depart rain or shine. Children ages 8-11 are welcome, but parents must use discretion if they can be trusted to stay on the trail for their own safety. Selected paths depend on weather. NOTE 2: If Lyon Arboretum is unavailable, we'll use a nearby trail or you can request a full refund.
Explore a tropical fruit & citrus farm
Discover what it's like to run an 8 acre tropical fruit farm in paradise! You'll use all our senses on a walking tour of Lokoea Farms. We'll give you some history of the farm and the area, and guide your exploration of our 3 orchards to learn about the ethnobotany and horticulture of Hawai‘i's unique fruit trees and harvest some fruits in season. Get ready to marvel at our vanilla plants and smell the aroma of our vanilla beans. You'll even get to help feed our hilarious chickens, and collect their rainbow-colored eggs. Then it's time for our picnic! We'll relax on the lawn or at the picnic table overlooking the gorgeous orchid-filled gardens while you eat your fill of farm-grown exotic tropical fruit and nuts - the freshest, most delicious, and perfectly in season delicacies. We'll teach you how to use our coconut husker to open up a coconut. Nothing store-bought can compare to the amazing flavor of coconut water and meat from a just-picked nut. You'll even use our special nutcracker to experience the rich flavor of our macadamia nuts. Other things to note Wear closed-toe shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. We have a composting toilet available at the farm. Starbucks or McDonalds in Haleiwa also have public restrooms. You may want to bring bug spray and water bottle.
Beach Sunset Yoga Waikiki & Jungles
Come beach yoga in the most peaceful and secluded possilble area in Waikiki with our local and travelers community... in an all levels class that is facilitated towards a mindful connection to Hawaii's raw nature and people.  ✨We are the highest Rated Beach Yoga on Tripadvisor for 8 years ✨. This Mindful Flow into Yin - is customized to the groups energy levels— dynamic or gentle ebbs-flows into relaxing holds. We have become experts in the art of facilitating an engaging experience for first timers and those very experienced all in one class. ✨Come join the longest standing grassroots and local built group at this premium yoga in nature offering, run in partnership with a non-profit medical center that offers mindfulness. We have top notch reviews from Obama’s secret members, programs like Wounded Warriors, as well as many senior age and families. ✨Raised in Hawaii and India trained founder hones the class and our team of 4 teachers towards the highest standards, and its mission of a moving meditation that connects with our island’s nature. It is this mindful presence in style which works to inspire students to feel our land and waters, so that the spirit of Hawaii lingers deeply within. Relaxed travelers interacting with Hawaii authentically & supporting a local grassroots effort makes us all feel so blessed. ✨Music played at times or tuning into sounds of nature Other things to note Special: Book 2 classes per person and get one class free We have Japanese and Chinese speaking teacher Tues/Thurs/Sat at 9 am or private sessions- please write to be sure
Turtle Canyon Snorkel Semi-Private Boat Tours
Small Intimate Snorkel Boat Tours (6 ppl max) on our 32 ft Adventure Boat. 100% Turtle Guarantee or Ride again Free. • $99 Per Person (Ages 5 & Up) • Small Tours (6 ppl max) • Approx. 1.5 hrs • Snorkel Gear and Life Vests Included •Water and Local Juice Provided • Good for all experience levels from beginners to advanced. • Tour includes Captain and Professional In-Water Snorkel Guide Our small group size allows us to offer a more personal experience compared to other tours that take much larger groups. We also have a fun, fast adventure boat. If you're adventurous and like escaping the crowds - this is for you! Our Waikiki Snorkel Boat tour is the best snorkeling experience on Oahu to swim with sea turtles! We are located in Honolulu, Hawai'i right down the road from all of the main hotels in Waikiki. We will take you on an incredible boating excursion to our favorite snorkel spot called Turtle Canyon AKA Waikiki's Famous Turtle Hang Out Spot. Climb aboard our fun, fast boat and enjoy a scenic ride. We guarantee Hawaiian sea turtles sightings and there will be a chance to spot a variety of other marine life such as tropical fish, dolphin, whale, flying fish, monk seals, and more! Location: Kewalo Basin Harbor 1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI We are located at PIER B
Hawaiian Eco Snorkel Adventure + Photo
Professional photos by (@keyana.poki) will be INCLUDED! -------- Have you always wanted to see a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle swimming freely in the ocean? Or watch schools of tropical fish work together in perfect harmony? Lets immerse ourselves in the famous underwater world of Hawaii as we learn about the unique environment and sea life we encounter. We will meet at a local favorite snorkel spot where I will map out our dive, go over ocean safety, equipment and answer any questions you might have. We'll spend the majority of our time in the ocean finding treasures of all sorts. Although wild animals are on no strict schedule, I can guarantee we will encounter sea-creatures of all shapes and sizes. Afterwards we will relax with local refreshments as we learn about the wildlife that we saw during our time in the ocean. -------- This is an intimate and educational experience that has a maximum group size of 4 people. * Larger GROUPS are welcome but you will need to contact me before you can book. Other things to note You MUST be able to swim and be comfortable in open ocean if you plan to book this experience. Each guest is required to sign a Release of Liability prior to participation.
Try Scuba Diving For Beginners
This tour is “FOR BEGINNERS”, so NO PRIOR scuba or swimming experience is required! All tours are in the ocean on a Reef and you are guaranteed to see aquatic life and fish. Your dive professionals will start you out from the beach where they will go over information and fundamentals of scuba diving. Usually 10-15 min. Getting Comfortable: Your dive pro will start you out in waist deep water (3ft) to get you comfortable with breathing underwater and teach you some basic scuba diving skills. Everyone learns scuba and gets comfortable differently, so tour length varies depending on the group. Guided Scuba Dive: After the dive pros get you comfortable and they are comfortable with you they will give you an underwater tour, showing you all the beautiful aquatic life and fish. They’ll also capture some of those memories on video! Duration 1-1.5 hrs from check in to finish. (depending on your group size and how you do in the water) Confirmation Email After booking you will recieve a confirmation email that will have all of the details for your reservation, including what to expect, what to bring, and where to check in. Other things to note All equipment is included. Please wear a bathing suit. There are lockers on site to store your belongings. Check in location is in front of Lifeguard stand 1G at Magic Island, Honolulu.
SUP Yoga Class on Hawaiian Water
Stand up paddleboard yoga is an exciting way to experience Honolulu from a whole new perspective - on the water! Whether it's your very first yoga class, or you are an experienced yogi, our SUP yoga classes are for you. We anchor our SUP yoga boards in water that is about waist-deep, and flow through a slow and gentle (and at times challenging) yoga practice. This all-levels classes offers variations so everyone is able to work at their own ability level. Taking yoga to the water challenges your balance and stability, making it an excellent core workout. It encourages us to slow down, be mindful, and move with intention. There is also a strong element of play as we challenge ourselves and sometimes fall in. But not to worry, the warm, Hawaiian waters are very inviting! Other things to note: Wear a bathing suit and/or yoga clothes that can get wet and a towel. Please don't bring unnecessary valuables to the beach. There will be a place to store personal items while on the water. Please note that the class is 75 minutes.
Outstanding Beach Yoga Classes in Waikiki
E Komo Mai (welcome) to Over the Rainbow Yoga Hawaii, signature outdoor yoga classes by the beach in Kapiolani Park. Enjoy stunning sunsets overlooking the ocean while strengthening your body and softening your mind through yoga. We offer various format outdoor sunset yoga classes in Kapiolani Park. *PLEASE NOTE: Each day a different teacher will be teaching the class. Look for a yoga teacher in a WHITE bucket hat. (the host - Veronika teaches on Mon & Wed). MONDAYS > BLISSFUL FLOW YOGA CLASS with Veronika Gentle vinyasa infused yoga flow, focused on the mindful movement of the body through creative and fun sequences. Helping you to soften your mind, connect to your body, and simply have you feeling blissful. TUESDAYS > SWEAT & RESET YOGA CLASS with Leanna A 45 min. of power yoga followed by a 15 min. guided meditation. This class is designed to practice presence with yourself by zooming into the body, then into the mind. WEDNESDAYS > VIN YIN FLOW YOGA CLASS with Veronika Dynamic, sweet and fluid combo of Vinyasa and Yin. This class that aims to balance the Yang & Yin, giving you ample time to move and groove as well as sink & melt. THURSDAYS > FLOW & RESTORE YOGA CLASS with Heidi Gentle flow class of vinyasa and yin yoga. Tender and loving on the body while also nurturing strength, flexibility, and balance.
Waikiki Private Surf lessons
COME AND SURF WITH WAIKIKI SURF SCHOOL. THE MOST FUN AND SAFEST SURF LESSON IN WAIKIKI! *THIS EXPERIENCE IS FOR EVERYONE AND TAKES PLACE IN A SECLUDED ZONE! We’ll start with a quick 10-minute land lesson where you’ll get a proper introduction to the sport of surfing and learn everything you need to know before hitting the waves. Once in the water, I will be by your side and will help you to glide over the ocean, get you to your feet and keep you safe and having fun through out the entire surf lesson. At the end of the day I hope to provide a great experience. This experience is for first time surfers or those who’ve tried it a few times and are still trying to get the hang of it. We could adjust to surf locations based on where you’re staying, as well as your skill level. CHECK OUT AND FOLLOW OUR SOCIAL MEDIA!! IG: @COCOSHADEHAWAII @OCEAINASURFSCHOOL - A surf board, surf leash and water reef shoes are included THIS EXPERIENCE IS LOCALLY OPERATED
Sunset Paddle Boarding
Review basics of paddling, standing up and general water etiquette on the beach and then hit the water. Pictures taken by me in the water via iPhone. Keep your eyes open for sea turtles Enjoy the Hawaiian sunset Other things to note Please bring your own sunscreen and water
North Shore Private Surf Lessons
Come experience world-famous surf on legendary North Shore beaches. Whether you're new to the sport or need advanced coaching, we will guarantee a stress-free learning experience. At Island Style Surf School you will have a unique and relaxed surf experience that you can't find anywhere else. With safety first and detailed instruction, we make sure that you have the time of your life on the famous waves of the North Shore Oahu, Hawaii! With instruction from professional surfer, Sergio Lima, and lifeguard Guto Ventim, born and raised riding the north shores heavy surf, you can feel secure that you and your family are in good hands. Come and see why at Island Style you will have a lesson like no other! Other things to note We like to keep our lessons personalized, safe, and fun for all! Therefore, we keep the lesson size small and don't combine groups together. I am CPR & Water Safety certified and fully insured.
Surf Lesson with GoPro
-Review basic techniques of paddling, standing up, and controlling a surf board -surf for 1 hour -GoPro videos and pictures provided -Enjoy surfing! *pricing is $125/person. If booking private , you must book the $175 for private experience*
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