Did you know?
Ocean stewardship is deeply embedded in Native Hawaiian culture. The sanctuary fosters Native Hawaiian culture by educating the public about traditional Hawaiian values, practices, and traditions. An historic Native Hawaiian fishpond, estimated to have been built about 500 years ago, is adjacent to the Sanctuary Visitor Center and provides a natural classroom for a variety of educational activities.
As a travel destination, few places on the planet can compete with the diversity of the National Marine Sanctuary System. This article is part of an ongoing series to highlight what you can see and do at some of our most iconic natural and cultural marine resources. Check out our other sanctuary stories: