KapohoKine Adventures, a premier tour operator on Hawaii island, has been awarded a Sustainable Tourism Certification by the Hawaii Ecotourism Association, following the completion of an inspection of the company’s programs and practices.
The certification is granted to tour operators that demonstrate a commitment to protecting Hawaii’s natural environment and culture through the promotion of responsible travel. For instance, operators must make a minimum of two contributions to both a conservation outcome and to the local community over the past 12 months.
KapohoKine Adventures is one of only seven companies on Hawaii island and 18 statewide to be granted certification to date for 2014-2016. The company offers small guided tours and hikes in Kona, Hilo and the island’s volcanic landscape.