Marine Sciences Tour in Hawaii

Starting Price $3200 per person
Trip Duration 10 Days
Availibility All Year
Activity Level High level of fitness
Highlights
  • Multi day biological and environmental sciences program at Permaculture Community on Big Island
  • Interactive workshops on permaculture, sustainability, herbal medicine, renewable energy sources, natural building, soils, food culture and more
  • Whale Watching Cruise off the coast of Maui to see North Pacific Humpback Whales
  • Environmental stewardship community service program
  • Marine Sciences Lab at the Pacific Whale Foundation
  • Kapalua Trail Hike
  • Educational biology workshop with The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine
  • Maui Ocean Center self- guided aquarium tour
  • Bamboo forest along the Pipiwai Trail
What To Expect

A hands on, interactive and biology focused tour of the islands of Hawaii. Expect great learning opportunities alongside time to enjoy the stunning sunshine, beaches and culture of course!

Educational Benefits

The remote islands located remotely in the Pacific Ocean offer unique flora and fauna, weather systems and culture unlike anywhere else in North America.

Customization

All Evolve Tours itineraries are completely customizable for your groups desires and needs.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Travel to Hawaii

Upon arrival to the Big Island, we will transfer to our eco lodge, which is located just an hour away. After our organic lunch, we will get a tour of the property, which boasts organic gardens, an off grid solar system, animals and orchards. Get to know the local family and prepare for our science project and research ahead.

Days 2 - 4 - Permaculture/Biology/Science Project

Participate in a number of interactive workshops and activities that provide hands on learning and contribute to the community’s projects, such as:

  • Intro to Permaculture
  • Guided Farm Participation
  • Alternative energy
  • Healthy Soils
  • Fermentation workshop
  • Food Culture
  • Edible Landscaping
  • Tropical Herbal Medicine

Day 5 - Travel to Maui

Say goodbye to our new friends at the permaculture community and travel to Maui. In the afternoon, we take a whale watching cruise to view North Pacific Humpback Whales. This is one of the best locations in the world to spot the migrating species! In the evening, enjoy some relaxation and exploration.

Day 6 - Environmental Service and Marine Research

This morning, participate in a service project with a local environmental organization. Possible activities include:

  • Restoration of a Hawaiian archaeological site
  • Protecting native species in the unique microclimate of Haleakala National Park
  • Removing invasive plant species from important dune habitats

In the afternoon, we attend a Marine Science Lab workshop. Through observations, collecting and recording data, students will investigate and quantify the changing conditions of an intertidal environment.

Day 7 - Hiking & Luau

Enjoy a day full of hiking at Kapalua Resort Area, where we will take in views of both mountain ridges and ocean coastlines. We will learn about the local environment and have a number of picturesque photo-ops. Upon return in the evening, experience an authentic Hawaiian Luau!

Day 8 - Ocean Research

Take part in a hands-on, experience based program focused on marine environment with our friends at The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Here, we will touch on algae, intertidal zones, fishponds, sand dunes, marine debris, ocean currents, water quality, whale behavior, wetlands, plankton and more! Afternoon brings a visit to Maui Ocean Center in Ma’alaea. In the evening, we visit Kaanapali Beach to witness the daily cliff diving ceremony off the beach’s northernmost cliffs known as Puu Kekaa, or Black Rock.

Day 9 - Hana & Homeward Bound

Drive along the Hana Highway, one of Hawaii’s most celebrated roads, to Maui’s northeastern shore. Spend the day hiking through the Bamboo forest along the Pipiwai Trail, passing by several waterfalls on the way, including the 200 foot Makahiku Falls. Say goodbye to your leader and board your evening overnight flight home. It’s been a blast!

Day 10 - Arrive Home

Arrive back home after an amazing trip to Hawaii together

Transportation
  • Airfare
    Roundtrip group airfare to Hawaii
  • Van/Bus
    Private coach transportation as needed for duration of tour
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    Centrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
Food

Daily breakfast and dinner included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites.

Meet Our Leaders
Katie Leaman
Did you know?

From east to west, Hawaii is the second widest state in the United States (behind Alaska), measuring 1,523 miles (2,451 km) from the island of Ni’ihau to the island of Hawai’i