Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour

How long is the tour?
The tour begins at 7:15 am and returns guests to their Waikiki area hotel around 4:00 pm.

What should I wear for the tour?
We recommend that passengers wear comfortable and sturdy walking shoes along with weather appropriate attire. We suggest that guests bring a light jacket in the case of rain or chilly weather.

Can the tour accommodate wheelchairs?
If you require a wheelchair accessible vehicle, the type of wheelchair must be included in the comments section when booking. Due to limited availability, we require that ADA vehicle reservations be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to date and time of service.

Molokini Snorkel Trip Aboard the Four Winds II

Is this a kid-friendly activity?
Yes. The Four Winds II is the best vessel for families and groups with young children and the elderly. The boat offers glass bottom viewing, which young children find fascinating.

What type of sunscreen should I bring?
We ask that guests do not bring spray-on sunscreen. Spray-on sunscreen gets picked up by the winds and causes slippery decks around the boat which result in a safety hazard for our guests. With this in mind, we recommend that guests bring a squeeze-type lotion with an SPF of 15 or higher.

Are strollers allowed onboard?
Yes. Strollers must be collapsible in order to be onboard.

Are life vests available onboard?
Absolutely. We carry child and adult sized life vests at all times.

Can I participate if pregnant?
Our vessels are very safe and stable and often accommodate pregnant guests. Many even go snorkeling too! Ultimately, when it comes to a pregnancy, it is always best to ask your doctor if they feel it is safe for you to be on a boat or go snorkeling. Each pregnancy is different and you and your doctor know what is best.

Is a lifeguard available during the snorkel portion of the trip?
We have what we like to refer to as our "Ocean Safety Crew". This is a dedicated crew member, who is on a large surfboard that keeps a watchful eye on all our folks in the water. They even provide assistance with your snorkel gear if you are having any problems.

While they serve the same function that a lifeguard does on shore, they are not lifeguard certified. However, all our crew members are highly competent in the water and are also Red Cross certified in both First Aid and CPR. So you, and your children, are in good hands, both in and out of the water.

How much will it cost me to park at the harbor?
The cost of parking is .50 cents per hour or $12 for a 24 hour period.

Do I need to bring cash or can I purchase items onboard with a credit card?
You can use a credit card onboard to purchase SNUBA. However purchases for wetsuit rentals and underwater camera rental, a video of your trip, or tee shirts require cash. It is also handy to have a little cash with you, should you want to leave a gratuity for the crew.

Are flotation devices available?
We provide (free of charge) Sea Boards (or View Boards as some call them), Boogie Boards, and Sea Belts (a specialized snorkeling floatation belt that makes it possible for even non-swimmers to enjoy snorkeling) for anyone who needs them.

Can I bring my own snorkel gear?
Sure! If you own your own mask, snorkel or set of fins we would definitely encourage you to bring what you feel comfortable snorkeling with. However, in the event you do not, we do provide you with snorkel, mask, and fins for free.

How long will I be allowed to snorkel for?
Guests enjoy over 2 hours of snorkel time at our destinations.

Are vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free food options available onboard?
We do have vegetarian burgers (Boca Burgers). However, we do not have any vegan menu items. If you do have special dietary requirements you are most welcome to bring your own food onboard the boat. If you do bring foods, please bring them in a small cooler bag as our galley space is limited and we can not refrigerate anything for you.

With regards to a gluten-free menu, our Morning Snorkel Trip includes a Gluten-Free selection of BBQ pulled-pork and marinated chicken breasts for lunch. We also have lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onions that can accompany the BBQ pulled-pork and chicken breast. While we don't have Gluten-Free buns, you are welcome to use your own or use some lettuce leaves. For breakfast, we offer tropical fruit and cream cheese. You are more than welcome to bring your own Gluten-Free muffin or pastry. The Afternoon Snorkel Trip offers Gluten-Free all-beef hamburger patties (with no filler) and Gluten-Free marinated chicken breasts with all the above mentioned trimmings.

Can I buy aspirin or Dramamine onboard?
No, due to health laws and the risks involved with dispensing any types of medications, we can not provide these items to you. If you require any medication or think you may need some, please bring it with you.

What should I bring onboard?
We recommend that guests bring a towel, extra cash, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera in addition to appropriate beach and swim attire.

Are wheelchairs allowed onboard?
Yes! The Four Winds II can accommodate wheelchairs on a daily basis. Please keep in mind that whomever requires the wheelchair will initially need carried up a couple of stairs or walk up, on their own, a couple of stairs to get onboard. Our crew will assist you in accomplishing this. Once onboard the wheelchair can be used.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Zombie Outbreak ID 5711

Is this a scary attraction?
The “scare” level all depends on how frightened you tend to be. Generally, the entire experience lasts anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes. Those who are “screamish” tend to rush through the experience to get out as fast as possible! Do note that the attraction is dark, fast-paced, and includes things/people that pop out at you.

How does the game work?
Participants will be hunting zombies in a simulated military confinement course. Throughout the experience, your job is to shoot the live-action zombies in the head. This is where the targets will be located to keep score. The course also contains hidden target boxes for you to shoot. If you hear a “beep” this means you missed a target or a zombie got too close to you, which also means you’ve been bitten!

At the end of the game, you’ll see your calculated Kill/Bite ratio, which is your final score.

Is this attraction ideal for kids?
It is recommended that only children ages 10 and up participate due to the frightening themes and elements used throughout the game. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent at all times.

Are the zombies real?
No cardboard cut-out zombies are used during this game! You’ll come face-to-face with walking/breathing zombies during your experience.

How many people participate at a time?
Groups of 4 or 5 participants enter at a time.

California Academy of Sciences

Is the museum accessible?
Yes. California Academy of Sciences is fully wheelchair accessible.  Manual wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge at Coat Check on a first-come, first-served basis in exchange for a photo ID.

In addition, all exhibits have built-in detection points for the blind, and our public elevators are equipped with auditory signals. Wherever possible, exhibits have been made tactile for an enhanced experience. For the deaf and hard of hearing, transcripts are available for all regularly scheduled Planetarium shows and other multimedia in the Academy and assistive listening transmitters are positioned in the Planetarium, Earthquake Mini-Dome Theater, and Earthquake Shake House exhibit. Interpreters accompanying a deaf or hearing-impaired individual are admitted free of charge.

Does the museum offer dining options?
Yes. Guests can dine at The Terrace and the Academy Cafe.

What are the hours of operation?
California Academy of Sciences is open every day of the year with the following hours:
  • Monday–Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Harlem Gospel and Brunch Walking Tour ID 5723

What should I bring on the tour?
We recommend that in addition to a camera, guests bring and wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes. Guests who would like to attend the church service must wear proper attire. No shorts or tank tops will be accepted.

When do tours operate?
Tours operate Sundays at 9:00 am. Tours do not operate on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 4 hours long.

Where does the tour depart from?
Tours depart from 2360 8th Avenue (Frederick Douglass Blvd.).

Is the tour appropriate for children?
Yes. In addition, children under 7 years old are free.

Harlem Afternoon Jazz Tour ID 5729

Will we get to hear jazz music?
Of course! Tour goers have the opportunity to enjoy a live jazz concert after the tour. There are two sets: 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm and 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm.

What should I bring on the tour?
We recommend that in addition to a camera, guests bring and wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes along with appropriate attire for the weather forecast.

When do tours operate?
Tours operate Tuesdays at 11:00 am. Tours do not operate on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 3 hours long.

Where does the tour depart from?
Tours depart from 2360 8th Avenue (Frederick Douglass Blvd.).

Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour with Lunch ID 5728

What should I bring on the tour?
We recommend that in addition to a camera, guests bring and wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes along with appropriate attire for the weather forecast.

What type of lunch is included?
Tour guests are treated to lunch at one of Harlem’s local restaurants.

When do tours operate?
Tours operate Fridays at 11:00 am. Tours do not operate on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 3 hours long.

Where does the tour depart from?
Tours depart from 2360 8th Avenue (Frederick Douglass Blvd.)