Thursday, April 6, 2017

Hawaii Island Eco-Tourism Adventures

While Hawaii Island is a remote location, the model for sustainability has been in place and practiced for more than 1000 years here. Now with over seven million visitors annually, Hawaii Island is a destination that exemplifies eco-tourism with endless learning opportunities available for visitors. 

Family-owned and operated, Fair Wind Cruises takes lead when it comes to ocean sustainability and education. Cultural education and an awareness of sense of place are key elements of a Fair Wind Cruises adventure. Guests learn about the history of the area including the fall of Captain Cook in 1779, how native Hawaiians cared for the land, and how collectively we can reduce the impact of the reefs.

Since 1971, Fair Wind Cruises has been the best choice to snorkel and explore the South Kona coast. The family-owned business is seen as unofficial stewards to Kealakekua Bay. Snorkeling, manta ray encounters, and water excursions are Fair Wind Cruises specialties.

Fair Wind Cruises and its stakeholders commit to minimizing the impact of its activities on the environment by bridging the divide between host culture and the tourism industry. They do this by having all Fair Wind Cruises staff participate in Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association training. 

Fair Wind Cruises is Sustainable Tourism Certified and has won the following awards for its commitment to sustainable tourism: 

·  Certificate of Merit Award for Environmental Preservation 
·  State of Hawaii Governor's Kilohana Award for Outstanding Volunteerism 
·  Richard Smart Big Island Community Achievement Awards Distinguished Business Award for Environmental Protection 
·  United States Congress / Hawaii Convention and Visitors Bureau "Keep it Hawaii"  

Fair Wind Cruises uses only recycled plates and utensils for their locally-sourced BBQ's, offering Hawaii Island grown fare. Eco-tourism is creating a way for travelers and adventure takers to an entire new level. Experiencing the same luxury, adventures, and services is key when wanting live the eco-tourism lifestyle while wanderlusting the globe.

Take a look at for booking your sustainable Fair Wind Cruise adventure today and learn more about the services provided.

I have not had the pleasure of experiencing the Fair Wind Cruises first hand, but look forward to doing so in the  near future and sharing my adventures with you.

Amanda Monique
Green Travel Girl

(Not all content is my own in this story. I edited and added some content of my own. Content sent from and Oi Agency. Photo source Fair Wind Cruises website)         


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