Founded in the year 2000, The Kohala Center is an independent, community-based center for research, conservation, and education.
We turn research and ancestral knowledge into action, so that communities in Hawai‘i and around the world can thrive—ecologically, economically, culturally, and socially. Our main areas of focus are food, water, place, and people.

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Mahalo nui loa to Fair Wind Cruises for donating $6,642 to our Kahaluu Bay Education Center ReefTeach Program! ... See MoreSee Less

Mahalo, mahalo, a million times mahalo to our friends at Fair Wind Cruises for donating $6,642 to our ReefTeach Program! Their amazing 45th anniversary celebration last weekend drew more than 800 people, and Fair Winds matched all proceeds dollar for dollar to support our conservation and restoration efforts at Kahalu‘u Bay. Here are ReefTeach volunteers Colleen and Tess with Cap'n Elvis aboard the Fair Wind II. Treat yourself to one of their family-friendly snorkeling adventures at!

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If you're on Hawai‘i Island and looking for something fun AND meaningful to do this weekend, check out Fair Wind Cruises' 45th anniversary celebration! Fair Winds will be offering food, music, and $4.50 cruises this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fair Wind Courtyard at Keauhou Bay. All proceeds from this event will be matched and donated to our Kahaluu Bay Education Center, which works to protect the vibrant coral reefs and marine life of Kahalu‘u Bay. We hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Fair Wind Cruises Celebrating 45-Years!

September 10, 2016, 10:00am - September 10, 2016, 1:30pm

What started off as a brief rendezvous in Kona on a cruise from Monterey to the South Pacific in 1971, turned into a lifetime adventure on the western coast of Hawaii’s Big Island for the Dant family with the establishment of Fair Wind Cruises. Today, 45 years and several Dant generations later, Fair Wind has grown into one of the premier ocean activity companies in the state – sharing Hawaii’s stunning scenery with aloha! In celebration, both community and visitors are invited to join us for a fun-filled gathering at the Fair Wind Courtyard at Keauhou Bay. Date & Time: Saturday, September 10th (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) Location: Keauhou Bay / Fair Wind Courtyard Cost: $4.50 Per Person (Toddlers Under 3 are Free) *100% of proceeds go towards the Kahalu’u Reef Teach Program (with Fair Wind matching funds 1-for-1) *Plus, the first 200 paid entrants receive a FREE Special Edition Fair Wind Trucker Hat! **We will be accepting reservations on the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission Price Includes: A 45-minute Boat ride on either the Fair Wind II or Hula Kai vessel (Departing every 1/2 hour from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM). Fair Wind II passengers will have the opportunity to swim & utilize the water slides and high-jump platform (Please Note: NO Snorkeling will be offered). Hula Kai passengers (minimum 5-years old) will enjoy a scenic cruise along the Keauhou and Kona coastline with historical narrative along the way. Additionally, we’ll provide: Hot Dogs, Shaved Ice, & Refreshments. Raffle Drawing Entry. Prizes include great Fair Wind Swag (Shirts, Hats, Etc.), Snorkel Cruise Certificates, & Much More! Live Music – Featuring Dennis Garcia. Games & Entertainment. The event will be broadcast Live from Keauhou Bay via The BEAT 93.9 Radio – Featuring Eddie O. Parking: Please use Fair Wind’s dedicated lot located at the bottom of Kamehameha III Road. There will also be overflow parking available in GRASS lot at the Sheraton Keauhou.

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