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AFTE 2008 Friends and Family Schedule

There are many activities to do in Hawaii and it was difficult to choose those that AFTE family and friends will enjoy. Below are suggested sightseeing tours that Roberts Hawaii, a local tour company, provides for visitors like you. We have decided to give you the flexibility to plan your activities by reserving the tours directly with Roberts Hawaii through their website: Please note that the prices are current online prices as of 1-11-08, which may change. You will notice that suggested dates are listed below with each tour to encourage AFTE family and friends to enjoy the activity together; however, tours are available on other dates. Just be aware that if you are planning to attend the Luau on Monday evening, you want to be back at the hotel in a timely manner to board the bus at around 4:00 p.m.

Following the list of sightseeing tours is a description of the Hawaiian Luau Buffet Dinner that is planned for Monday evening, May 19th, at Paradise Cove. We have made arrangements with Paradise Cove who has offered a fantastic rate for us; therefore, if you are interested in signing up for the luau, you can reserve seats directly with us (see details below for instructions). It is recommended that seats are reserved as soon as possible so we have the ability to increase the number of seats that has been set aside for us if needed.

Also included below is a list of websites for other activities and the website for the Hawaii Visitors &Convention Bureau.

Sightseeing Tours

Please visit the website for a more detailed description of tours

May 19th, Monday (suggested date)

Arizona Memorial Pearl Harbor

The Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor honors those whose lives were taken on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet. At the USS Arizona Memorial, you’ll see footage of the Pearl Harbor attack and pay respects to the hundreds of American servicemen entombed in the battleship below. The tour will conclude with a narrated tour through downtown Honolulu with more historical sights.

Adult....................$26.00 (current online prices as of 1-11-08))
Child (4-11) ..........$15.00

May 20th, Tuesday (suggested date)

Oahu Afternoon of Coastlines and Cliffs Tour

Enjoy a breathtaking guided tour of Oahu’s Eastern coastline from Waikiki, to the Halona “Blow Hole” Lookout and ending at the Pali Lookout.

Adult .................$24.00 (current online prices as of 1-11-08)
Child (4-11) ........$19.00

May 21st, Wednesday (suggested date)

Back Roads of Oahu

An interactive and educational experience that takes a unique journey through time, which blends culture, history and agriculture beginning with native Hawaiian living to Hawaii’s plantation days of yesteryear through today’s farming culture.

Adult ........................$85.00 (current online prices as of 1-11-08)
Child (4-11) ...............$85.00

Hawaiian Luau

You can visit the website for pictures of the Hawaiian Luau and activities

Enjoy a delicious Hawaiian luau buffet dinner and spectacular Polynesian show under the beautiful full moon on Monday evening, May 19th (Yes, we will be having a full moon that evening! Check your AFTE 2008 calendar). Cost includes the following:

  • Round trip transportation from the Ala Moana Hotel to the Paradise Cove Luau – bus pick up is at around 4:00 p.m. in the front lobby

  • A Mai Tai and shell lei greeting upon arrival at Paradise Cove

  • Two standard drink coupons (coupons may be used for juice or soft drinks). Additional beverages may be purchased at the Cove Bars. Please note that the bartenders are required by State law to ask for proof of age when purchasing alcoholic beverages, so please bring proper identification

  • Hawaiian Arts and Crafts demonstrations and Polynesian games during the cocktail hour

  • Hukilau (net pulling) on the beach

  • Shower of flowers demonstration

  • The Royal Court Procession and imu (underground oven) ceremony

  • A delicious Hawaiian buffet dinner (salad bar, macaroni salad, pasta salad, poi, lomi lomi salmon, fried chicken, fish, kalua pig, steamed white rice, pineapple, haupia – coconut dessert, banana coconut cake, hot coffee or hot tea, taro rolls)

  • A spectacular Polynesian show

  • PLUS gratuity

Adult ..................$74.50 (Retail is $75.00, not including gratuity)
Youth (13-18) ......$64.50 (Retail is $65.00, not including gratuity)
Child (4-12) .........$54.50 (Retail is $55.00, not including gratuity)


Please reserve your seat(s) by filling out the Reservation Form and mailing it along with a check payable to AFTE 2008:

AFTE 2008
P.O. Box 235562
Honolulu, HI 96823-3509

Please note that your seat(s) will NOT be reserved unless payment is received. All payments MUST be received by April 15, 2008 or your reservation will be cancelled.


You must cancel your reservation by April 15, 2008 in order to get a complete refund. Please inform us of your cancellation by sending an e-mail to:

More Information on HAWAII
and Other Activities

Please visit the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau at for more information about Hawaii and check out these websites for a sampling of activities:


If you have any questions about the Friends and Family program contact:

Charlie and Mino Davis (Forensic Ballistics Technology)


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