Adventurebound Hawaii - Oahu to Hawaii« All Wilderness Explorer cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Trailblazer Cabin||Pathfinder Cabin||Explorer Cabin|
- Rates do not include port taxes and fees, which vary by itinerary.
- Children 12 years of age or younger receive a 25% savings on Family Departure dates.
Day 1 Honolulu, Oahu / Embark
Welcome to Honolulu! You’ll be transferred to the hospitality suite before boarding the Wilderness Explorer. The Captain and crew welcome you aboard, then you're underway to experience your first Hawaiian un-cruise sunset before anchoring for the evening.
Day 2 Ka’ena Point State Park / Wai’anae Harbor
Offshore near Ka’ena Point State Park, kick off your morning with safety and equipment orientations, and a slate of activities including stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, and skiff tours. Relax on board over lunch before anchoring off of Wai’anae Harbor for an opportunity to go ashore for touring, hiking, or lose-your-cares beach time. After cocktails and dinner, it’s time to cross over to the island of Lana’i.
Day 3 Humpback National Marine Sanctuary
Situated between the islands of Lana’i, Moloka’i, and Maui is a maritime tropical wonderland with front-row seats to the breeding grounds for humpbacks and other myriad marine wildlife. After lunch, you’ll have a chance to maneuver your paddle board, throw your sail, don your snorkel, or dip a paddle from your kayak off the beckoning island of Lana’i. And if the stars align, cap off your evening with some night snorkeling.
Day 4 Maui / Molokini
It’s Maui—so sand between your toes and enticing waters are yours to explore prior to a lunch time positioning to explore the remarkable undersea world of Molokini. At the quietest time of day, enjoy unparalleled snorkeling. Compare underwater notes as you sip your favorite beverage in the lounge and after dinner, explore the quaint and lively Lahaina.
Day 5 Lana’i
The island’s laidback culture and uncrowded spaces are on today’s off-the-beaten path agenda. Spend time sunning on the beach, exploring Lana’i City, or hiking with your Expedition Leaders and guides along Lana’i’s rustic pine-lined Munro Trail. Learn about the modern day, but lost pineapple plantation era and the vastly different backdrop of a long ago untouched time.
Day 6 Honomalino Bay / Opihihali
Greet the day on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii—then gear up and go play in Honomalino Bay. All the sports gear gets deployed for hours of up-close water exploration before you get underway for Opihihali with eyes on watch for dolphins and whales. As an unusual feeding frenzy this evening, you’ll suit up for a night snorkel with harmless Giant Pacific Manta rays, one of the largest animals in the ocean. Back onboard, it’ll be a contest to see who has the best Manta ray tale to tell. There’s also an opportunity to go ashore for a taste of Kailua Town before calling it a night.
Day 7 Kailua-Kona
Hop on the skiff and venture into the historic town of Kailua for a local walking tour and exploring on your own. An optional excursion with Captain Zodiac, a specially-permitted operator, offers a snorkeling rendezvous in some of the best waters Hawaii has to offer for underwater riches. Cap off your day with the Captain’s Farewell Dinner then retire to the lounge for a photographic recap of your week’s un-cruise adventure.
Day 8 Hawaii, the Big Island / Disembark
Gather for your final breakfast with new friends as the Wilderness Explorer docks at Kawaihae Harbor for your transfer to the Kona Airport.
Itinerary NotesDue to the nature of explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.
Included in Your Fare:
All onboard meals, tastefully prepared with locally sourced ingredients where possible; guiding and equipment use for kayak, paddle board, hiking, and skiff exploration; embarkation transfers and baggage handling between airport/ship; entry fees to national parks/preserves; sauna, and yoga classes.
Not included in your fare:
Port taxes and fees, please add an additional $175 per person.
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is $950 for one week cruises, $1700 for two or three week cruises, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure.
Final payment by Visa, Mastercard, Discover or AmEx.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 70 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|91 days or more||Half of deposit|
|90-61 days||Full deposit|
|60-46 days||55% trip cost|
|45-31 days||80% trip cost|
|30-0 days||100% trip cost|
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 76
The newly renovated 76-guest Wilderness Explorer is equipped for action, adventure, and exploration. As with her sister “Wilderness” ships, its interior complements the outside and public and private spaces are loaded with amenities. The ship offers a main lounge that evokes the feel of a National Park Lodge or neighborhood pub, dining room, and ample space on deck for taking in the great outdoors.
On board the Wilderness Explorer:
Three accessible decks are fully equipped for comfort and action. Guests enjoy over-the-top views from the bow or from under-the-stars in two hot tubs; on-deck sauna and fitness equipment; and the EZ Dock launch platform makes getting in the water a synch, even for a novice. Onboard are kayaks; stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; hydrophone for listening below-surface; and a bow-mounted underwater camera pipes the action to the lounge and to your cabin TV.
The three cabin categories aboard the Wilderness Explorer: Trailblazer, Pathfinder and Explorer provide single and double accommodation. All cabins are above deck with view windows.
Common to all Wilderness Explorer cabins are flat-screen TV/DVD and iPod docking station.
Feature queen or twin beds, private bath with shower and view window.
Feature queen or twin beds, private bath with shower, and view window.
Feature a sitting area, fixed queen bed, private bath with shower and large picture window.