Dole welcomes visitors, locals to Hawaiian pineapple farm
Dole Food Co. Hawaii has launched a hands-on, behind-the-scenes agricultural tour of the original Dole pineapple farm on Oahu in Hawaii. For visitors and locals wanting an authentic, small-group, locally guided tour, it’s the only experience of its kind on Oahu.
“With the renewed interest in agriculture and food tourism, there has been a growing demand by locals and visitors to see, touch and taste an authentic slice of Hawaii,” said Dan Nellis, general manager of Dole Food Co. Hawaii. “We launched the Dole North Shore Pineapple Farm Tour to share our history and to give guests a chance to follow the pineapple-growing process from seed to fruit for the first time.”
According to Nellis, the Dole North Shore Pineapple Farm Tour is a full-day, door-to-door experience starting with a morning pickup by semi-private shuttle at most hotels in Waikiki. Guests have exclusive access to the iconic Dole pineapple fields in Wahiawa to view the full production lifecycle of the world-famous Dole Royal Hawaiian pineapple – from planting and harvesting to packing. At the end of the tour, each guest receives a freshly harvested Dole Royal Hawaiian pineapple. Additional stops at points of interest along the North Shore are included.
Operated by Go Tours Hawaii, the Dole North Shore Pineapple Farm Tour is offered on weekdays and certain holidays. Guests using the code “DOLE20” at the time of booking on the Dole North Shore Pineapple Farm Tour website can save 20 percent on ticket prices for a limited time.
For full tour details and to purchase tickets, go to www.DoleFruitHawaii.com.