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Safari Explorer

Hawaii Seascapes Cruise - The Big Island to Molokaʻi (8 Days)

The Safari Explorer is a modern and luxurious vessel offering elegant accommodation for up to 39 guests. She is exquisitely appointed with clever design features and onboard facilities include an intimate lounge area and spa with hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment and massage facilities. For those in pursuit of adventure the Safari Explorer will guide you through the wilderness where snorkelling, sailing and kayaking are just some of the activities that await you.

 

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Embark

A transfer to the hospitality area to gather with fellow travellers and meet your Expedition Leader. Private transfer to the Safari Explorer at Kawaihae Harbor.

Day 1: Kona - the Big Island

Welcome to Hawaii! You'll be transferred to the hospitality area to gather with fellow travellers and meet your Expedition Leader. Private transfer to the Safari Explorer at Kawaihae Harbour. Set sail and enjoy the sunset before dropping anchor for the evening.

Day 2: Honomalino Bay

Today's port of call is Honomalino Bay where you can enjoy a morning of snorkeling, paddle boarding and kayaking. This bay boasts some magnificent marine life and today you can enjoy the sight of colourful corals, sea turtles, sponges and tropical fish. Lava tubes, kayaking, and skiff tours fill out your day of adventure—in an area known to be favored by marine mammals. In the evening the Captain will drop anchor at an offshore location so that you can snorkel with great pacific manta rays.

Day 3: Kealakekua Bay - Kailua-Kona

Your cruise continues to Kealakekua Bay this morning. This is where Captain Cook perished in 1779 and you can enjoy for some of the island’s best snorkelling here. At Kailua-Kona, you can stroll through the historic town of Kailua. Later, the ship will anchor at an offshore location so that you can snorkel with great pacific manta rays.

Day 4: Captain’s Choice Exploration

This morning spend some time on deck with the Captain and Expedition Leaders who will seek out the best opportunities for searching for whales and other marine mammals. Dramatic volcanic backdrops, marine life sightings, and chances for snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding are all possible!

Day 5: Lānaʻi

On Lana’i, the Pineapple Island, you will find coves surrounded by steep rock faces, beaches of white sand and ancient volcanic plugs located both above and below the water. You have a choice of activities today which may include hiking, kayaking, snorkeling or exploring by skiff. Learn about the islands plantation days with a visit to the quaint Lanaʻi Culture and Heritage Centre.

Day 6: Olowalu, West Maui

Arrive at Olowalu, West Maui, a treat for snorkelers with coral gardens teeming with underwater life and a known sea turtle habitat. The Humpback National Marine Sanctuary—located between Lanaʻi, Molokaʻi, and Maui—provides front-row seats as you cruise through these productive marine breeding grounds searching for dolphins, whales, and other marine life.

Day 7: Molokaʻi

Breakfast brings you to Kaunakakai for a day on Molaka’i to meet its people and experience their culture in a way few visitors ever do. A choice of activities awaits you in Halawa Valley. Discover the culture and history of this ancient homeland at a local museum; take in a cultural lesson in taro patches and poi making or hike to a towering waterfall in Halawa's cathedral valley—one of the island’s most historic places. At the Molokaʻi Museum enjoy an evening pa’ina, or feast, complete with a home-style Hawaiian music 'jam'.

Day 8: Molokaʻi

Your Hawaiian adventure comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Molokaʻi and take a transfer to the airport.

Disembark

Disembark in Molokaʻi for a transfer to the airport.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the Safari Explorer
  • Full board (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on the last day)
  • All beverages including premium wine, beer and spirits
  • Transfers from the airport to the ship and vice versa
  • Sightseeing and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Use of snorkelling equipment and kayaks
  • Port taxes (shown separately) and park fees

Excludes

  • International transportation
  • Domestic flights
  • Optional excursions and experiences
  • Super-premium wines, beers and spirits
  • Visas, where required
  • Personal insurance
  • Gratuities
 

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