In ancient times the island was inhabited by giant, tortoise-billed, flightless water fowl. Scientists have given the bird the Hawaiian name Moa Nalo. The bird was a weedy underbrush feeder, but is now extinct. In an experimental cross purposing of species, scientists are using orphaned african tortoises which were raised in various places throughout the Hawaiian islands to control the weeds. Join us and meet our weeders!!
An air-conditioned, 12 passenger van will pick you up and drop you off daily from local Poipu hotels. You may join in on tours any day. Check our tour schedule for local pick-up for your convenience!
Local snacks and beverages are provided. We work with local, organic farms and businesses to bring you fresh fruit, locally crafted granola bars and juices.
Upon arrival we will walk a rustic 0.25 mile trail. Tennis shoes or closed toed shoes are advised. The tour involves walking on uneven paths to see the majestic beauty of the coast, endangered Hawaiian birds and rare native plants.
*We CRAWL four feet through a three foot tall opening to enter the sinkhole. Please let us know if you have any physical challenges!!
*Caution- Restroom facilities are very limited on this rustic outdoor tour