Incorporated employee trainings that focused on Hawaiian culture, humpback whales, and the ocean ecosystem. Employees received both in-class and immersion-based cultural training, and attended a dedicated training on humpback whales.
15 employees completed Hawaiian Culture Training.
All Hawaiian Paddle Sports guides hold the Marine Naturalist Certification (or equivalent).
All Hawaiian Paddle Sports guides hold CPR and Lifeguard certifications.
Hosted 2 Ocean Safety Trainings for employees. In-water training enabled guides to respond to various on-the-job scenarios & enhanced job skills as an ocean guide.
Employees participated in bi-annual company retreats focused on team building, cultural training, and environmental awareness. In May employees kayaked Kauai’s famed Napali Coast and fulfilled their kuleana by performing a beach clean up at Milolii Beach. In December the team spent 4 days in Hana, Maui, collectively refining company values, exploring the historical coastline, and spending a day at a community farm to learn about sustainable farming and weed kalo garden beds. Bi-annual retreats build the knowledge and skills of our employees, and also represent our commitment to helping our employees develop both professionally and personally.