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Take The Island Of Hawaii Pono Pledge

Pono Pledge is a good agreement to make before your visit to Hawaii.  Join us on a snorkel or manta ray tour to see first-hand the sea life off the coast of Hawaii and get a taste of the culture and history of this beautiful island.

The Pono Pledge –

He pilina wehena ʻole ke aloha honua.

One’s love for the planet is an inseverable relationship.

  • I pledge to be pono (righteous) on the island of Hawai‘i.

  • I will mindfully seek wonder,

    but not wander where I do not belong.

  • I will not defy death for breathtaking photos,

    trespass or venture beyond safety.

  • I will mālama (care for) land and sea,

    and admire wildlife only from afar.

  • Molten lava will mesmerize me,

    but I will not disrupt its flow.

  • I will not take what is not mine,

    leaving lava rocks and sand as originally found.

  • I will heed ocean conditions,

    never turning my back to the Pacific.

  • When rain falls ma uka (inland),

    I will remain high above ground, out of rivers and streams.

  • I will embrace the concept of being a steward of the land,

    revered as my loving chief.

  • E ʻapo i ke aʻo a hoʻohana, a e ʻoi mau ka naʻauao.

    Those who apply their teachings increase their knowledge.