Traditional Culture

Na Akua ~ Hawaiian Gods

Hawaiians are a deeply spiritual people.  Their inspiration and mana (spiritual power, energy, and life force) come from the powerful forces of their natural world.  This world was immense.  It stretched beyond the eight main Hawaiian Islands and encompassed Kahiki, Aōtearoa, Te Pito o te Henua and everything in-between.  It spanned the breadth of earth’s largest […]

The “Kukui Nut Lei”

  For many visitors to Hawai’i a lei (garland of flowers) conjures images of tropical beauty, fun, and island hospitality.  Thanks in part to popular media and tourism advertisements, lei have become a well recognized symbol of a Hawaiian vacation.  Indeed Hawaiian floral lei are as popular today as they were 50 years ago.  Interestingly […]


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North Shore Eco Tours will help you gain tremendous insight into the cultural traditions of Hawaiʻi from alaka'i (guides) who are actually Hawaiian educators and/or cultural practitioners.