Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in Hawaii

These accessible travel suggestions are part of the 2012 Get Out & Enjoy Life program that is a joint educational initiative between UroMed’s motivational program – Life After Spinal Cord Injury, and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine, published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.  For more details on the Get Out & Enjoy Life event, please see:  http://pvamag.com/sns/article/4772/get_out_enjoy_life_2012

“The fresh, floral air energizes you. The warm, tranquil waters refresh you. The breathtaking, natural beauty renews you. Look around. There’s no place on earth like Hawaii. Whether you’re a new visitor or returning, our six unique islands offer distinct experiences that will entice any traveler. We warmly invite you to explore our islands and discover your ideal travel experience.” (Source: GoHawaii.com)

KORE Kauai

“We are a grassroots, volunteer driven, non-profit organization under the umbrella of the Kauai YMCA.  We are dedicated to helping both Kauai residents and visitors who are  physically challenged or have special needs to get back into the ocean with the assistance of trained professionals.  Whether it be surfing or just relaxing in the water, our intent is to get our residents and their families to once again enjoy a day at the beach.”

Website: http://www.korekauai.com
Phone: 808-651-6416
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/korekauai
Email: KOREKauai@hotmail.com

Sunshine Helicopters

If you thought helicopter tours were out of your reach, think again. Thanks to Sunshine Helicopters’ special lift, you can see the splendor of Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island from the sky.

Website: www.sunshinehelicopters.com
Email: bookings@sunshinehelicopters.com
Phone: 866-501-7738

 

Aquatic Adventures

Certified Divers can enjoy Hawaii’s underwater beauty. One of our favorite dive sites is perfect for assisting disabled divers. And, once you get underwater, you’ll enjoy some of the most beautiful and unique aquatic life in the Pacific.

Website: http://www.aascuba.com/pages/fun.htm
Phone:  808-645-0927
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/divekauai

 

All-Terrain Wheelchairs

The Landeez All-Terrain Wheelchair is available free of charge for persons with disabilities through the Honolulu Parks and Recreation.

Website: http://www1.honolulu.gov/parks/programs/beach/beachwheelchairbrochurecolor.pdf
Phone: (808) 768-3027
Email: parks-tru@honolulu.gov

 

Access Aloha Van Rentals 

Access Aloha Van Rentals offers U-Drive wheelchair and scooter vans on a daily, weekly, monthly or long term rental basis on the island of Oahu. Sales of new or used accessible vehicles are available, please inquire. 

Website: http://www.accessalohatravel.com/accessiblevanrentals/

 

National Parks Golden Access Passport 

National and state parks abound in Hawaii and many offer a broad range of accessible including campgrounds, fishing spots, trails and picnic areas.  For travelers with disabilities, the Golden Access Passport is free and gives users free entry to all national parks, plus 50% off fees for the uses of many park facilities and services.   To get a Golden Access pass, you must show proof of age, US citizenship or permanent residency and proof of disability.  You can request your Golden Access Pass by mail or by internet.

To order passes by mail:

National Park Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington DC 20240
202-208-4747

To order online, visit www.nps.gov


Thank you to our sponsors:
This project was supported by a variety of sponsors that we’d like to thank, including:

 

 

About the Author: Lindsey Beacham, from Atlanta, serves as Marketing Coordinator for UroMed. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Criminology and from Georgia State University with a B.B.A in Marketing. When she’s not busy with marketing or studying for additional degrees, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

 

 

About UroMed Catheters
Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation’s leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer’s initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

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