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?
(NOTE: All Group Tours are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19) Visit our Group Tour Rates web page for more information. Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have temporarily suspended online ticket sales. However, you can also call us at (808) 621-8408, Monday through Friday (closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day), 10 a.m – 4 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?
(NOTE: All Group Tours are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19) 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.
Do you provide wheelchairs for guests with disabilities?
We have two wheelchairs available for guests on a first-come, first-served basis. To borrow a wheelchair, go to the cashier station at the front of the store. You must leave a photo ID with the cashier when borrowing a wheelchair. Guests are also welcome to bring their own wheelchair / mobile chair. Please note that our Train and Garden attractions are wheelchair accessible, however, the Maze attraction consists of gravel pathways which may be difficult to maneuver with a wheelchair.
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