Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) September 03, 2009 -- Grant Williams, CEO of MLC Cruises announced today, Hawaii Koi Farm is the fourth stop on their historic Koi buying trip and cruise, âThe Koi Cruiseâ. âHawaii Koi Farm is a world-class breeder and importer of Nishikigoi. We our proud to select them as one of our Koi farm visits on this once in a lifetime Koi buying trip and cruise.â said Williams.
Gary DeCoito, owner of Hawaii Koi Farm has been a Koi enthusiast for nearly fifty years. His interests in breeding his own Koi begin in Honolulu back in 1960 before moving to the big island of Hawaii in 1986, where he opened Hawaii Koi Farm.
By design, Gary has kept his breeding facility manageable by not over expanding to insure that his high breeding standards would not compromised with over population and poor quality control that many breeders have become victim to.
Garyâs farm is located in Kailua Kona on the big island of Hawaii consisting of several concert ponds. Gary hatches out several thousand fish yearly with the help of a few family members. Garyâs fish are incredibly healthy and disease free his quarantine standards are impeccable. Gary keeps about 2500 fish for resale priced from $50 to $20,000.
Gary imports his breeders from Japan, which are hand selected by him. He looks only for breeding stock that has the proven genes to produce the high standards he expects. Gary mainly breeds to produce Gosanke, which are the Kohaku, Sanke, and Showa varieties of Koi. Gosanke have the highest quality of skin and color of all Koi. Therefore, grand champions are usually chosen from these varieties.
Over the years, Gary continues to produce some of finest quality koi found, not only on the Islands but on the mainland as well.
On April 15, 2010, guests will meet in Honolulu for a two-night pre- cruise hotel stay at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club, while visiting Oahuâs top breeders Kodoma and Nikkei Koi. Then on April 17, 2010, we board Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) newer and most innovative ship the âPride of Americaâ and will sail on a 7-day cruise roundtrip from Oahu visiting Maui, Kona, Hilo and Kauai.
Besides all the daily excitement ashore there are many other events planned aboard in the ships world-class conference center. Included are famous guest speakers, workshops, koi art dealers, koi judging, auctions and many other planned surprises onboard ship for everyoneâs enjoyment.
âThis is a history-making event! There has never been anything like this before visiting the top Koi breeders of the Hawaiian Islands. All of this while aboard a world-class cruise ship. This a Koi buying trip of a lifetime,â said Williams.
For more information on the Koi Cruise please visit: [http://www.koicruise.com]
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