Kamaʻaina for Hawaiʻi Residents

Due to the Hawaiʻi Kingdom and Hawaiʻi State Trust dual residency, we have built a system for you to provide in fairness THE KAMAʻAINA DISCOUNT RATE. You may not hold new residency to apply rate. For those who went to mainland, college and are on vacation Requirements are below.

The True Definition

Kamaʻaina: The definition of Kamaʻaina is of Native Endemic-born, one born in a place,

host; acquainted, familiar. Lit., Land child or “Child of the Land of which You are born.”

For Example:

Kaulana .pali .kai can welcome you. E .hoʻo.kama.ʻaina: “Make yourself at home.”

It is no different than being a NO TAX STATE, such as Oregon, USA. Residency Drivers License ID provides that you pay state taxes or labor for the community needs such as roads, regulating permits, state maintenance and such. In return the benefits of your residency and voting choice.

For example:

Our Napalimakai charter  “KaiNalu” is local, but not kama.ʻaina; he is hoʻo.kama.ʻaina. Our Kaulana Palikai Charter “PilaKai” is kamaʻaina. Both charter guides are both familiar with the Napali coast and share the same value as a host to our guest.

For Example:

Pomakaniokalani Shea is Born of Germany and returns to Hawaii as a toddler. Both his parents are of Hawaiian Born Decent and return of Hawaii. Pomakaniokalani is kamaʻaina.


Rate: Discount 10% (Royal Taxes of 7% + Discount 3%)

If you are a resident of Hawaiʻi Nei/ State you need to provide proof of:

  1. Hawaiʻi State  Drivers ID
  2. *Hawaiʻi Nei Drivers Licence ID for keiki children only (0-18 yo)
  3. Photo Copy Proof of Hawaiʻi Birth Certificate (DO please COMPLETELY BLACK OUT  ALL your legal information EXCEPT Hawaii Royal State Emblem, Name, Island of Birth and County of Birth).If you are not born of Hawaiʻi, but your parents are of Hawaiʻi Descent. Please provide that information.

 We DO NOT keep a copy of this information, it is only for your records of proof at the time of tour date. Please put it away for safe keeping before you board. This is for returning residents who are “home away from home.”

You may not hold new residency to apply rate. For those who went to the U.S.mainland and college students, please contact us for your family/group.

This fee is not in the intent to show prejudice or racial harm. It is a fair and legal way of providing the fee through out Hawaiʻi. This documentation provides a benefiting opportunity for the local community with no possibility of sharing the discounts with foreigners and visitors. Visitors have discounts when applied.

*Update: Dec 10,2010. Kaulana Pali Kai does recognize the Hawaiʻi Nei Drivers Licence ID; our captains all have Hawaiʻi Nei ID and are licensed drivers. But, Hawaiʻi Nei Drivers Licence ID is not recognized by Kaulana Pali Kai for Kamaʻaina at this time because there is no sure policy that you are a Kamaʻaina. Hawaiʻi Nei Drivers Licensee Cards are NEW and were issued with out having to be long – time residents or born of Hawaiʻi. Unless it is stated that you are a born citizen of Hawaiʻi with the equalized  time : date of birth and hawaii issue dated verification for more than 40 years.


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