Wameai Bay is situated on the north coast of Oahu island and is a reputable surfing spot. However, it is not only known for its magnificent coastline but also because it is the perfect spot for cliff jumping. Yes, one of the most popular activities among young people in the North Shore is cliff-jumping! A little bit of adventure hurts nobody. Why not give this one a try during your charter? If you’d rather stick to the fabulous white sand, and soak on the tropical rays, we don’t blame you…
Whether its under-water diving, snorkelling or swimming in a cage with sharks, dive in Hawaii! The sea beds are dazzling. There are plenty of colourful coral reefs below the surface to gaze at. One of the best places for diving in the archipelago is Hanauma Bay which boasts most of the coral in the archipelago and a variety of colourful fish and turtles. There are rental services studded along the coast where you can hire equipment and the gear that you need. You can work with different companies which provide trained instructors who can guide you and give you advice for your marine adventures.
The Hawaiian cuisine is rich and varied. Inspired by a variety of influences including Japan and USA, you can find anything from chow Mein to American inspired burgers on the island. The vast variety of influences and cuisine means that you can eat a flavoursome and diverse range of foods during your catamaran charter in Hawaii. Hawaiian dishes are often coloured and sweetened with tropical fruit like passion fruit and accompanied with nuts for extra crunch. The Hawaiians also eat plenty of fish which is often served raw. It’s worth noting that eating out in Hawaii can often become expensive because it is an island so many of the goods are imported. You may therefore be relieved to know that local supermarkets and market places make provisioning easy and you can cook aboard your charter.
This is a classic Hawaiian dish which is made from raw tuna fish, soy, sesame oil and spices. Some call it ‘Hawaiian sushi’. Although it is simple to make as there is no cooking involved, it is bursting of flavour. The fact that all the ingredients are raw means that fresh and high-quality fish is used. If you are a fan of garlic, chilli, sesame and soy, you are bound to adore this traditional delicacy.
In Hawaiian, ‘Mahi-mahi- means ‘strong-strong’, and you will be fuelled for great things during your catamaran charter in Hawaii after a meal made from this fish. More commonly known as ‘dolphin fish’, it is caught in tropical waters and is essentially a white fish which is served baked, grilled, pan-fried or poached. You will find it on many of the restaurant menus served with rice, chilli, soy or mango. It is also commonly served with avocado.
Laulau is another native Hawaiian dish which consists of a meat or fish filling wrapped in laua leaf. There are various takes on the classic traditional dish; usually fish, pork, chicken or beef is placed in the centre. This light meal is often served at lunchtimes and accompanied with rice or fresh salad. Cooked in the oven, this dish can take hours is slowly cook meaning the finished product is tender and moist.
The overwhelming number of plantations on the islands means that there is no shortage of banana to be used. You’ll find banana plantain all over café and restaurant menus, and on the starter, main and dessert sections. Typically seen as fried banana, crispy and fresh, these golden nuggets are perfect post-swim fuel. You can also find them sweetened or in ice cream… a healthy dessert?
This is a classic dessert on the island. The edible taro root is cooked, reduced and mixed with sugar and spices to create a smooth texture. It is often mixed with seeds and grains or garnished with edible flowers before serving. Taro is also an ingredient used in cakes and other desserts on the island.
If you have never seen, yet alone eaten, a purple sweet potato before, you are in for a treat! The inside is a vibrant purple and they have a rich, dense flavour. They take longer to cook than the average potato, but any dish which includes them as a key ingredient is worth waiting for. Boiled, steamed, baked or fried, purple sweet potatoes are an excellent alternative for your meals and will keep you satisfied between dives, swims or walks during your catamaran charter in Hawaii.
Shave Ice is a Hawaiian dessert made by shaving a block of ice. This makes the ice very fine, so that it appears almost snow-like. Flavoured syrups are then added to the ice which are absorbed and spread throughout it. Avoid typical American flavours and instead opt more classic Hawaiian flavours, such as guava, coconut, pineapple, passion fruit and mango. An alternative dessert option to Shave Ice are Hawaiian cookies, made from pineapple and coconut which makes them refreshing and light.
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