We stress to our guests the importance of respecting sea life in their natural environment. We instruct and remind our guests repeatedly that we do NOT chase dolphins. We want the dolphins to swim towards us. We instruct our guests to not touch or try to touch any animals. We educate guests and staff on state and federal laws about safe practices with our environment. We do not allow our guests or staff to remove, touch or handle shells, urchins or other natural objects found in the ocean.
We instruct our guests that we respect animals in their natural environment. We DO NOT CHASE dolphins. We want the dolphins to swim to us. We instruct our guests to stay together, swim quietly, and look down. We instruct our guests to not touch any animals. We inform our guests that touching a turtle is prohibited and is a federal offense. We do not feed fish. Our guests and staff are instructed to not touch any shells, urchins or anything natural found in the ocean.
We teach our guests E Ho Mai, a Hawaiian 'oli every tour. We share multiple hula dances every tour. We share Hawaiian songs and stories regularly. We share historical and cultural stories about the west coast of Oahu, regularly sharing about Pokai Bay, Makaha Valley and beach, Makua and Waianae. We also share Hawaiian cultural values citing the effectiveness of Ahupua'as and native Hawaiian beliefs in sustaining our natural resources and environment.
We teach 'oli every tour. And we offer a lesson in hula dance every tour, going over basic steps, kaholo, 'ami, kao and hela. We share the 'ukelele. We also share stories on cultural practices with the ocean and objects found on our boat such as the Kukui nut lei.
We offer an explanatory video on our bus that guidelines (highlights) some of our preferred safe practices.
Cultural performances have been taught and / or evaluated by Kumu hula.