Just beneath the waves off the Hawaiian coast, there are schools of tropical fish, flotillas of sea turtles, and squads of squid—all with fascinating lives and complex relationships often hidden from the human eye. Join us as we dive in to explore some of their secrets. Led by a marine biologist guide, our squidding excursion will take us on an amphibious tour of Oahu where we’ll get to learn about the region’s unique history and fragile island ecosystem.
We recommend you arrive by 3 p.m. on January 20 and depart anytime in the morning on January 25. Hotel checkout is at noon, though we’re happy to help extend your stay if you would like to enjoy Oahu on your own.
We recommend you have a medium fitness level to fully participate in this trip. Be prepared to walk up to 5 miles per day through thick, muddy island terrain, often ascending steep hills or small mountains. There will be swimming opportunities open to all ability levels.
By participating in this trip, we’re aiding an active researcher in the collection of live specimens for her research. She will instruct all travelers in the correct collection methods for Hawaiian bobtail squid. All travelers are expected to show respect for wildlife and their habitats, as well as the fragile ocean ecosystem surrounding Oahu, at all times. A $20 donation to coral research is included in your trip cost. If you would like to make an additional contribution to the lab, you can do so here.