Just beneath the waves off the Hawaiian coast, there are schools of tropical fish, flotillas of sea turtles, and squads of squid—all with fascinating lives and complex relationships often hidden from the human eye. We’re diving in to explore some of their secrets. Led by a marine biologist guide, our squidding excursion will take us on an amphibious tour of Oahu where we’ll get to learn about Oahu’s unique history and fragile island ecosystem.
The Surfjack Hotel is located a 25-minute drive from Honolulu International Airport (HNL). We’ll be meeting for dinner at 6 p.m., so we recommend you arrive with enough time to settle into your accommodations, and relax a bit. Our trip concludes on Sunday, and hotel checkout is at 12 p.m., though we’re happy to help extend your stay if you would like to enjoy Oahu on your own.
We recommend you have a medium fitness level to fully participate in this trip. Be prepared to walk up to 6 miles per day through thick, muddy island terrain, often ascending steep hills or small mountains. There will be swimming and snorkeling opportunities open to all ability levels.
We are aiding an active researcher in the collection of live specimens for her research. She will instruct all travelers in the correct collection methods for Hawaiian Bobtail Squid. All travelers are expected to show respect for wildlife and their habitats, as well as the fragile ocean ecosystem surrounding Oahu, at all times.