Kahoolawe Island



A former U.S. Navy bombing target, Kahoolawe Island has since been returned to the state of Hawaii, to be held in trust for the Hawaiian nation. Despite a major cleanup area, much of the island remains unusable because of unexploded ordnance. A cultural and environmental preserve, it has no tourism, and access is strictly limited.

Those interested in visiting can volunteer with the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC), which ensures that the island and its surrounding waters will be preserved for future generations. The group offers weekly work trips to Kahoolawe. Volunteers meet on Maui before being ferried over to Kahoolawe where they work Tuesday-Thursday. There is a US$125 fee that covers transportation from Maui to Kahoolawe, food and boarding costs. http://kahoolawe.hawaii.gov.

Request Full Destination Guide

To request access to the full version of this destination guide, please provide your email address below. Your email address will only be used for verification purposes and will not be used for marketing purposes.

Email Address  

  Copyright ©2019 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  Your Travel Specialist
  Cruises & Camera's, LLC
Email: sfrankel@cruiseandtravelexperts.com

8214 W. 83rd Street
Playa del Rey, California 90293