Polynesian Adventure Tours (Poly Ad), a leading Hawaii ground transportation company providing charter, sightseeing, and cruise company shore excursions, has embarked on a fleet modernization program under the direction its new owners, Transportation Charter Services (TCS).

CELEBRATING 40 Years of Tours & Transportation Services in Hawaii


2017 marks the 40th anniversary year for Polynesian Adventure Tours – Gray Line Hawaii, the leading provider of unique tour experiences and high quality transportation services in the Hawaiian Islands. Polynesian Adventure Tours (Poly Ad) began in 1977 with three employees and four fifteen passenger vans and grew to become one of Hawaii’s largest, internationally recognized transportation company.

Four Reasons To Visit Kauai

Waimea_Canyon_RainbowTourism literature is awash with lists. With a few strokes your browser will display countless lists of places to visit and destinations to avoid. Writers have often strained and resorted to reasons such as “beautiful scenery”, “delicious food”, and “friendly people”.  Kauai is different. The real challenge is to narrow down the many reasons to visit the island to just four. Here they are.

Haleakala National Park Tour Contract

Haleakala_Blue_PeachThe National Park Service has selected Polynesian Adventure Tours to receive a 10-year concession contract to operate guided vehicle tours at Haleakalā National Park, effective January 1, 2018. Polynesian Adventure Tours is the largest of the four companies awarded contracts and has been operating tours at Haleakalā National Park since 1987.

The Meaning of “Aloha”

Blog_AlohaThe word “aloha” is the most recognized of all Hawaiian words. Not only is it used virtually daily by local Hawaii residents, the word is included in the vast majority of advertising, blogs, and informal social media communication relating to Hawaii. Those of us who live in Hawaii think it’s wonderful that “aloha” is used so pervasively. In its simplest use, it means “hello”, “welcome”, or “goodbye”. However it has a much richer meaning. The word conveys a warm feeling, evokes a sense of our island lifestyle, and is adaptable for use in a range of settings.