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Take Your Employees on a Special Cultural Tour with Akina Tours and Transportation

Akina Tours and Transportation offers a unique tour option that is perfect for groups and employee excursions.
April 22, 2018

Our decades-old transportation company has been operating out of Hawaii since 1928. Thanks to our deep roots and connection to the area, we’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to provide unique Hawaiian Cultural Tours that offer insight, education and elements of fun to any and all attendees. These tours not only provide exposure to the lifestyle and ways of islanders, but also bestows wisdom that has been proven beneficial in many a group and individual setting.

At Akina Tours & Transportation, our cultural custodians have acquired the knowledge and permission needed to share the mana’o (wisdom) of Hawaii’s kupuna (elders). From peacemaking techniques, to stories and legends of Hawai’i Nei as told through the Mo’olelo (creation chant), attendees are sure to learn a wide-range of valuable lessons during one of our  tours.

In fact, many visitors are attracted to Hawaii for the culture. The Aloha way is one of peace, harmony and respect for others and the environment. This way was passed down through generations, and today these ohana (family) work hard to keep the spirit of Aloha alive. Some ways in which others may learn about the deep and dynamic aspects of this culture is through one of the available programs offered through Akina Tours & Transportation. Some of the cultural tours we feature include programs such as the Hoe Wa’a (Outrigger Canoe Paddling,) the Ko’ie’ie Loko L’a (Hawaiian Fishpond & Agriculture,) Hui o Wa’a Kaulua (traditional oceanic voyaging and celestial navigation,) and the Ahupua'a (eco system of Hawaii). Each of these programs expose outsiders to different aspects of Hawaiian culture. If your team is in need of an outdoor retreat, than perhaps learning about the harmony of the Ahupua’a system or the Hawaiian fish ponds would be a worthy endeavor. Or if your company is looking to learn team-building exercises, taking a tour aboard a Hawaiian sailing canoe can help your employees learn about teamwork, leadership and hard work.

There are so many lessons and so much advice that your employees can take away during one of our unique cultural tour options. If you’re interested in team building through unique ancient Hawaiian techniques, we can help! You can contact us through our contact page and also request a quote for various tours as well. We hope we have triggered your interest in Hawaiian culture and encourage you to challenge yourself and your employees during one of our tours. Aloha nui and Mahalo.

Let Akina Tours and Transportation Make Your Wedding Night a Breeze

From rehearsal to the big night and everything in-between!
April 06, 2018

Picture this: It’s the day before the wedding, there’s several bridesmaids accompanied by several groomsmen, soon-to-be mother-in-laws and fathers-in-laws, children of all ages and grandparents. Everything is in place except there’s only one thing that’s missing: the ride to the rehearsal dinner!

Yes, surely the bride has thought of it all. The bachelor and bachelorette party have been completed, the dresses are ordered, and the vows have been written. Now the only thing left is trying to organize everyone and everything the night before the big day and that’s where Akina Tours and Transportation can come in and save you from a moment of unnecessary angst and stress.

Everyone knows the rehearsal dinner is one of the most important parts of any wedding. It’s a chance for everyone to go over the last minute details and it’s vital to having everyone together to collect their thoughts on how the next day will unfold. That’s why it’s even more important to make sure everyone is there (and on time;) and what better way to do that than by hiring a car company as a ride?

At Akina Tours and Transportation, we have vehicles that will fit the wedding party and the families so that everyone can focus on the task at hand. The last thing the bride and groom need to worry about is how everyone is going to make it to and from the rehearsal dinner. So if you and your beloved are planning on having your big day here on Maui, which is a great idea by the way, then let Akina Tours and Transportation help you organize. Our friendly and courteous drivers will make sure everyone has a way to and from the dinner. You can even ask to have them drop you off at Front Street or perhaps Kihei afterwards for a few pau hana drinks following the dinner. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure to do a headcount before taking everyone back to the hotel.

Take a look at our wedding and special occasion list on our website and then give one of our experienced staff members a call today to learn more about what special offers we have for the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Just remember to give yourself plenty of time to book. We recommend booking the services a few months in advance as to make sure your spot is secured. We can’t wait to help you on the biggest day of your life. Aloha!

Maui Sightseeing Series - Kaanapali Beach

If you're ready to take your vacation to Maui to the next level, then you'll want to make sure to stop by the Kaanapali Beach on Maui's west side.
March 23, 2018

If you're ready to take your vacation to Maui to the next level, then you'll want to make sure to stop by the Kaanapali Beach on Maui's west side.

This signature beach is located about an hour from the Kahului airport, and consists of about three miles of white sand beach along crystal blue water. For years this special beach has been visited by many people around the world and has won the hearts of visitors everywhere. Named after the area (Kaanapali), this beach is situated near some of the island's most beloved hotels and restaurants.

Historically known as a relaxing retreat, Kaanapali Beach was chosen as the location for Hawaii's first-ever planned resort, with many communities and condominiums popping up not long afterwards. Much has changed since then, as this area is now frequented by adventurers, vacationers, and residents alike. Kaanapali Beach is also home to some of the island's best shopping; particularly at the ever popular Whalers Village. Known for its mix of high end boutiques, surf shops, and restaurants, Whaler's Village offers a variety of unique and luxury items not typically found elsewhere on Maui.

But that's probably not what first drew you to this area. You're most likely looking to enjoy the amazing miles long stretch of white sand at Kaanapali Beach, including the always fun to watch daily cliff diving activities at the nearby Black Rock. These cliffs, known as Puu Kekaa, tempt experienced divers and seasoned swimmers with their perfectly positioned rocks. Everyday people can be seen jumping and flipping high above the ocean near this beach! Also nearby is another thrill seeking activity called ziplining! The Kaanapali Skyline Eco Adventures company offers tours to those brave enough to fly high above this area.

A pristine beach, shopping, amazing restaurants, resorts, golf courses and exciting adventure activities all are what make up this amazing destination. If you're on Maui for a group retreat, wedding, or simply to vacation with family and friends, you'll definitely want to explore the Kaanapali Beach area. If exploration is of interest to you, then let Akina Tours & Transportation help you get the most out of your adventure. Our company is focused on giving you the most out of your vacation experience. If you really want to see this island like a local and learn as much as you can in a fun and interactive way, then let our tour guides help you during your next stay on Maui.

Akina Tours & Transportation also offers various other transportation services. You can learn all about our company, our tour options, and more on our website. Please do not hesitate to call us today if you have any questions and we hope we become a part of your next trip to Maui. Aloha.

Blogs for April 2018

Take Your Employees on a Special Cultural Tour with Akina Tours and Transportation

Posted on April 22, 2018

Our decades-old transportation company has been operating out of Hawaii since 1928. Thanks to our deep roots and connection to the area, we’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to provide unique Hawaiian Cultural Tours that offer insight, education and elements of fun to any and all attendees.… Continue Reading

Let Akina Tours and Transportation Make Your Wedding Night a Breeze

Posted on April 06, 2018

Picture this: It’s the day before the wedding, there’s several bridesmaids accompanied by several groomsmen, soon-to-be mother-in-laws and fathers-in-laws, children of all ages and grandparents. Everything is in place except there’s only one thing that’s missing: the ride to the rehearsal dinner!

Yes, surely the bride has thought of… Continue Reading

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