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What does Dole Plantation have to offer educational groups?

Group tours can be customized to fit your group’s needs and interests, and may include any of the following: Pineapple Express Train Ride, Plantation Garden Tour, Pineapple Garden Maze, and a variety of age-appropriate activities.

What makes Dole Plantation different from other educational tours?

Dole Plantation’s hands-on educational tours are feasts for the senses, from a taste of fresh pineapple to a train ride through farmed fields. The Dole experience focuses on the history of pineapples and agriculture in Hawai‘i, and demonstrates through living exhibits how agriculture in Hawai`i has changed from the old plantation days of pineapple and sugar to a more diversified agricultural landscape.
Located on the road from Honolulu to the North Shore, Dole Plantation’s reasonable prices, flexible packages, and variety of fun and educational activities mean you can customize a great experience for young and old alike. You can spend as much time as you want at the plantation, from a refreshing hour to a whole day of exploration.

Do you have set tour packages?

There are no set tour packages. All activities are a la carte, allowing you to pick and choose what you want.

How can I arrange an educational tour?

Visit Group Tour Rates web page and book online. You can also call us at (808) 621-8408, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m – 5:30 p.m.

How long are the tours?

Your customized tour can range from an hour to a full day, depending on the activities you select. The Plantation Garden Tour takes about an hour. The Pineapple Garden Maze, on average, takes 40 minutes to solve. The Pineapple Express Train ride lasts 20 minutes. A minimum of one hour is suggested for the Pineapple Express Train ride and pineapple-cutting demonstration combination.

What types of groups do you accommodate?

We can accommodate all types of groups, from mixed ages to students to all adults. At student rates, we welcome school children ages 4–17, church youth groups, boy scouts and girl scouts, and student sports teams. Student rates apply to Hawai‘i residents only. Non-student groups are also welcome. Contact us for rates.

If you have a question not listed in our FAQ, e-mail us and we’ll send you an answer as soon as possible. We may even add your question to our list!

It's a great day to visit Dole Plantation. We are open today from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you soon!