Hawaii. Home to a collection of volcanic islands that is an enchanting tropical paradise. The Big Island: Volcanoes National Park with nature's spectacular display of unharnessed power. The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) provides scientists and businesses unique opportunities in developing sustainable aquaculture and renewable energy sources, from seahorses to Kona Kampachi. Oahu: The 11th biggest city in the U.S. (Honolulu) and its beaches (Waikiki and the North Shore). Crackseed, a popular Hawaiian snack food at Jade Foods.
The most visited site in Hawaii is the Arizona National Memorial. Enjoy Germaine's Luau with a unique tradition in which visitors can feel the touch of "Aloha" and gain an appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of the Pacific Islands. Maui: Maui Land and Pineapple Company has a long tradition of producing the sweetest pineapples in the world. Kapalua Whale Quest helps locals and visitors connect with a massive population of calving whales on their annual visit to the island.
Experience Aqua Adventures SNUBA and snorkel trip to Molokini Crater and Turtle Arches underwater paradise. Kaanapali Beach Resorts golf, culture and a special sunset ceremony at black rock on the Sheraton Maui beach front. Hawaii is legend in board sports. Second Wind's, Ralf Sifford explains the development of surfing, windsurfing and kite-boarding in Maui. Tropical rain forests, waterfalls and more than 600 curves on the road to Hana leave visitors with a lasting impression of the spectacular natural beauty in Hawaii.
(Discoveries America Pacific Coast States 5 DVD collection includes 5% discount: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. Condensed version also available with 5 DVD's in a single case.)
HI REVIEW: Discoveries America, Hawaii
"Taking Viewers on a whirlwind tour of the Aloha State, Discoveries America, Hawaii explores the gorgeous sights of Hawaii. Prefaced w/ facts about the induction of the 50th state, as well as the volcanic history of the former 'Sandwich Islands,' Hawaii visits the NELHA (Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii) Gateway Project for a look at sustainable aquaculture programs, peeks in at the Kona Kampachi sushi-grade mercury-free fish farm, and drops by Jade Food for a behind-the-scenes look at Pearl Harbor (the most visited site in Hawaii), the Maui Land and Pineapple Co., and Charles Lindberg's grave in Hana. And what would a trip to Hawaii be w/out an authentic luau, not to mention sandy beaches and water activities, including a whale watch, a SNUBA (snorkeling and suba) tour, and bota sports.
Combining breathtaking footage w/ relevant graphics and maps, this off-the-beaten-island path addition to the popular travelogue series is definitely recommended."