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About Honu Adventures

Honu is the Hawaiian word for turtle, a symbol of wisdom and luck. The Honu represents the navigator, and the eternal link among people, the land and the sea. Based in San Diego, CA, Honu Adventures was established to introduce adventurers to authentic, UnMass Market experiences around the world. We lean toward destinations with a deep and rich cultural heritage that are a bit off the beaten path. We are lifelong travelers, who, like the Bhutanese, believe in 'high value, low impact' travel.

We also believe that there is no better way to have an UnMass Market experience than to immerse yourself in the culture you are visiting.

I am pretty excited about the concept of UnMass Market travel. While some people really enjoy being in crowded spaces, or sailing on a ship that holds 7,000 passengers, I'm finding that more intimate, unusual and more personalized experiences make for a more pleasant journey, and also more in line with my bailiwick. So, what do I mean by UnMass Market Experiences .... it's simple:




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  • Less Crowded Destinations - Bhutan, Tuscany, Patagonia, Tibet etc. Places that take a little effort to get to, but  once you arrive, you can breathe and take everything in without looking over crowds of people.

  • Expedition Cruising -  Take in the grandeur of Antarctica, explore the Fjords of Norway or venture across the arctic circle to experience the Northern Lights like never before. Sail on ships carrying fewer than 500 passengers and come face to face with penguins and polar bears. Or, take an UnCruise (it's a thing) and swim with whale sharks.

  • Smaller Ocean Ships and Smaller Fleets - Virgin Cruises  has two ships in its fleet (adding two more later this year), Cunard three ships. Holland America is the "just the right size" cruise line with 13 ships. Carrying fewer than 3,000 passengers on each of their ships, it affords a more personal experience. 

  • Slower Paced Travel - Imagine a train trip across Canada or through Europe. Or a river cruise meandering along the Danube and on its way to Romania. Or challenging yourself to the Snow Man Trek across Bhutan or trekking to Everest Base Camp. Or, simply sitting on a beach, reading a book without a care in the world.

We also believe that there is no better way to have an authentic experience than to immerse yourself in the culture you are visiting. A visit to Bhutan, Antartica or Hawaii (if done right) is the perfect example of UnMass Market travel. We also believe it will change your perspective on the world, for the better. So, come with us to see what the spirit of 'Gross National Happiness' is all about. 

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Don't Be Shy ....

For more information about visiting Antarctica, Bhutan, Hawaiʻi, other destinations or taking a cruise, simply call us, send us an email or fill in the form below. Let us know your dream destination, perhaps a few of your expectations, and your name and phone number. We will get back to you shortly to  schedule an exploratory meeting to discuss your soon-to-be unforgettable journey. 


Honu Adventures LLC

3911 Cleveland Ave #3083

San Diego, CA 92103


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From our Clients

From our Clients: 

Marla B., Elmira NY

"Just wanted to let you know that the trip you set up for me was AMAZING!
I appreciate you handling everything and everything went off without a glitch.   
Thank you so much again!:"

Jim G., San Diego, CA

"We had good fun  in New York City and I’m just now writing to express my appreciation.Your efforts on my behalf were the stuff of yeomen labor done with pride and desire for perfection.  I’m very grateful."

David M., San Diego,   CA

"We had a great time - thank you so much for all your advice and arrangements! Your information and suggestions were thorough and very appropriate for our interests. It was quite helpful to be able to draw on your experience."

Mitchell B., San Diego, CA

"Thank you Jim for all your hard work setting up and answering every question for our Bohemia trip. The entire trip was flawless thanks to you and your diligence. Thank You!."

James W., San Diego, CA

"Your service was excellent. You did a great job of deciphering the maze that is the Amtrak website. In spite of ancient trains and delays due to freight traffic, I think that I would do it again.  Thank you for your help with the trip."

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Travel Tips

Remember to check advisories before booking and traveling regardless of your destination and when you are ready, let's make some plans ... Let's Go There!

Visa Requirements

Travel Protection

Visas and other entry requirements can be tricky but you can learn all about a particular country by using this handy form. If your destination does require a visa, we can easily facilitate that with a small fee. Give it a spin, it costs nothing to take a peek. 

While travelling, you are exposed to certain risks. These risks could be related to your health, lost or delayed luggage or airline delays. Having travel insurance allows you to travel with peace of mind should the unexpected happen. Find out more by clicking below then come back to Honu Adventures to purchase your policy. 

Real ID


The timeline for Americans to have a REAL ID in order to travel has changed yet again. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) again pushed back the deadline for implementation of Real ID 24 months into 2025. The news means that Americans who want to travel on a domestic flight without a passport will not need to have a REAL ID until May 7, 2025, at the earliest.

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