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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COMCrew member Darrin Whittaker secures the shark cage to the side of the vessel Kainani during a shark viewing expedition with Hawaii Shark Encounters on July 16 off Haleiwa.

Go beneath the surface with Hawaii Shark Encounters

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COMCrew member Darrin Whittaker secures the shark cage to the side of the vessel Kainani during a shark viewing expedition with Hawaii Shark Encounters on July 16 off Haleiwa.

Updated on  January 30, 2016 at 5:39 pm
As the vessel Kainani throttled into neutral, 3 miles off Haleiwa, torpedo-shaped shadows began to emerge from the cobalt blue abyss. Read More
KIM YUEN / KYUEN@STARADVERTISER.COMA tour participant rides one of Pedal Hawaii's cruiser bikes past Point Panic in Kakaako.

Bicycle tours provide a different perspective of Oahu

KIM YUEN / KYUEN@STARADVERTISER.COMA tour participant rides one of Pedal Hawaii's cruiser bikes past Point Panic in Kakaako.

Updated on  January 30, 2016 at 5:43 pm
With its unique culture, flat terrain and year-round sun, Todd Roll thought Hawaii was the perfect place to expand his bike tour business. Read More
KATHRYN MYKLESETH / KMYKLESETH@STARADVERTISER.COMWith a reservation, the public can take tours of the auction on Saturday mornings from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

Competing for the best catch at the Honolulu Fish Auction

KATHRYN MYKLESETH / KMYKLESETH@STARADVERTISER.COMWith a reservation, the public can take tours of the auction on Saturday mornings from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

Updated on  January 30, 2016 at 5:44 pm
Hundreds of fish lay on pallets on the Honolulu Fish Auction's floor. Inside the auction's facility of the Commercial Fishing Village on Pier 38, auctioneers are calling prices, potential buyers are inspecting the fish and others continue to line up the day's catch. Read More
COURTESY ALEX WILSONTour participants capture breathtaking shots of the sun setting over the water from a secret spot.

Photo tours help participants of any skill level snap beautiful shots

COURTESY ALEX WILSONTour participants capture breathtaking shots of the sun setting over the water from a secret spot.

Updated on  February 4, 2017 at 7:16 pm
While people-watching on a bench in New York's Central Park, Oahu Photography Tours owner and founder Alex Wilson noticed those around him taking photos of random things without any focus or direction. Read More
 
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / MARCH 3, 2013Families fish on the shoreline of the lake for a girl's day fishing derby with the catch-and-release fishing program at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe.

Connect with nature at Ho’omaluhia

KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / MARCH 3, 2013Families fish on the shoreline of the lake for a girl's day fishing derby with the catch-and-release fishing program at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe.

Updated on  February 4, 2017 at 7:14 pm
Nestled beneath the Ko'olau Mountains lies the picturesque Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden — a 400-acre rainforest garden and flood-control facility that is home to plants from tropical regions across the globe. Read More
 
ALYSSA AMASOL / AAMASOL@STARADVERTISER.COMGarrido uses a table display to educate visitors on Hawaiian values, taro, kukui, lilikoi, apple banana and the birds who pose a big problem to the farm.

Taro farm focuses on education, reconnecting to the land

ALYSSA AMASOL / AAMASOL@STARADVERTISER.COMGarrido uses a table display to educate visitors on Hawaiian values, taro, kukui, lilikoi, apple banana and the birds who pose a big problem to the farm.

Updated on  February 4, 2017 at 7:15 pm
"Today we live in a world where everything is so convenient to us and we don't want to get dirty. We don't even allow our feet to touch the land. We wear shoes and slippers and everybody's germophobic." Read More