We were recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle’s article entitled Smaller waves make Oahu’s North Shore a bigger deal with families. In short, the article discusses some family-friendly hot spots found on the North Shore of Oahu including a featured write-up about North Shore Explorer’s lunar legends lagoon tour offered at the Polynesian Cultural Center. In an excerpt from the article, the author highlights the family friendly nature of the tour:
“… there are even more safe opportunities to get wet, as well as the chance to explore the laid-back life of a region that’s still considered a little bit country in comparison with bustling Honolulu. For families, this means rolling up to a plate lunch stand after a snorkeling session, learning about Polynesian culture while riding glowing paddleboards in a lagoon, and even catching a few waves without worrying about getting in over your head.”
The author further describes some of the personal highlights she experienced on the Lunar Legends Lagoon tour:
” But after the dinnertime luau, my family ditches the crowds that are headed to the evening show. We walk in the opposite direction in the dark, back into the park, and stop at the edge of the lagoon where a handful of glowing paddle boards and a couple of kayaks are waiting.
With the help of a guide, we float out onto the torch-lined lagoon, where fish swim below our mood-lit boards. Looking at the wide-eyed moai on the spit of land designated as Rapa Nui seems different here in the evening, when the absence of visitors allows me to pretend, even temporarily, that I’m there. It’s a far different feeling without the daytime crush of visitors in a place that’s bent on education, but can sometimes feel akin to a Polynesian Disneyland.
Along the lagoon’s route, we pass the villages, and are entertained by folkloric tales of the island nations. The waterway isn’t connected to the ocean, so any tidal surge won’t affect the serene scene or our balance on the boards, and passing underneath the waterfalls at the end of the voyage is optional for those who want to keep dry.”
We are so excited to be recognized by the San Francisco Chronicle as a family-friendly excursion. We love what we do as we serve locals and visitors alike and welcome guests of all ages to join in on the fun. Read the full article here, and check out the rest of our website to see a full array of our available rentals, activities and tours and to book your North Shore adventure today!
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