Cultural tour schedule in Kaneohe Bay

Colleen Sanders

A hike through a lush tropical valley or a relaxing day on Kaneohe bay are two tours being offered in April by the Koolaupoko Hawaiian
Civic Club.

On April 3, the club will be hosting a hike into Lulumahu Valley, where visitors will learn of the tragic fate that befell some of Oahu’s people during the battle of Nuuanu.

Criss-crossing Lulumahu Stream, the goal of this hike will be to reach Lulumahu Falls—a spectacular cascade from the pali Koolau.

This 2.5-hour hike is moderately-challenging, according to Mahealani Cypher, who will be leading the hike. The hike will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

On April 24, the civic club is offering two tours aboard the glassbottom boat in Kaneohe Bay, starting at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Passengers on the boat will hear the moolelo—or stories - of the nine ahupuaa around Kaneohe Bay, and hear first-hand from cultural practitioner Jerry Kaluhiwa about ocean resources and the coral reef of the bay.

Both the hike and the tours are limited and advance reservations are required. For reservations and more information, contact the civic club office at 235-8111 or email [email protected].