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Aloha Hawaii Adventure Cruise

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Safari Explorer
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Embark the Safari Explorer to discover gems of the Hawaiian Islands! On this 8-day voyage, partake in unparalleled snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, beach-combing, and skiff excursions. Visit a plumeria farm, one of Hawaii's longest beaches, and discover island history at the Lana'i Culture and Heritage Center. Cap off your adventure with an evening pa'ina (feast), a Hawaiian jam session with Moloka'i locals, or dive in for a night snorkel joined by giant Pacific manta rays.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Molokai | Embark
Day 2 : Captain’s Choice
Day 3 : Lana‘i
Day 4 : Kailua-Kona
Day 5 : Hawai‘i, The Big Island
Day 6 : Olowalu | West Maui
Day 7 : Halawa Valley
Day 8 : Molokai | Disembark

Highlights

  • Night snorkel with Giant Pacific Manta rays
  • Search for whales and dolphins in a marine sanctuary
  • Enjoy an evening pa‘ina (feast) and Hawaiian jam session with Molokai locals
  • Visit with a local Kahuna in Molokai’s ancient Halawa Valley

Ship

Safari Explorer

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Hawaii Islands Have the opportunity to swim with Manta Rays Hawaii Islands hiking Hawaii Islands Kamakou Preserve on Molokai

Day 1 Molokai | Embark

Say ‘Aloha’ to paradise. Settle in with a glass of bubbly and a prime spot on deck. Kick off the week cruising the coast of Molokai for the sunset along this beautiful, untouched shoreline.

Day 2 Captain’s Choice

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Dive into the week with an exploratory snorkel in a tropical island bay. Or maybe, toss your gear aside and go for an easy swim. Then it’s “critter cruising,” as your on-the-lookout guides like to say. Dolphins, sea turtles, and technicolor fish are all possibilities—you never know what’s swimming.

Day 3 Lana‘i

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Welcome to Lana’i. No shopping malls, public transportation, or traffic lights, the island is a nostalgic reminder of old Hawaii. The “Private Island,” some say. Visit a secluded beach for a spin in a kayak past dramatic rock formations and volcanic landscape. Take in Sweetheart Rock, a sea stack jutting 80 feet above the surf, to discover the legend of the princess Puu Pehe. Tonight kick back in the lounge for a presentation with your Expedition Guides about Hawaii’s marine life.

Day 4 Kailua-Kona

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
With the largest volcano in the world—Mauna Loa—on one side and deep green valleys on the other, Hawaii’s Big Island is a beautiful example of habitat diversity. Start with an easy stroll through Kailua-Kona town dotted with historic buildings between beaches and lava-lined coves. This evening you’re in for a treat—a night snorkel with Giant Pacific Manta Rays. Watch these big guys feed and feast while you ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ through your snorkel mask.

Day 5 Hawai‘i, The Big Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Kona’s coast continues to dazzle with a rainbow of colorful corals, sponges, and tropical fishes beneath the surface. Friendly dolphins too. Say ‘hello’ by snorkel or tool around the bay in a kayak or skiff. And for those ready to “find balance” in the island’s beauty, grab a paddle board and go exploring.

Day 6 Olowalu | West Maui

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Thousands of years of erosion created Maui’s lush, dramatic valleys. Loved by many as some of the best beaches in the world, you’re in the place to get in the water. Snorkel in coral gardens packed with marine life. These waters are home to sea turtle feeding stations where schools of fish feed off the plankton attached to the backs of sea turtles. Just one of Mother Nature’s neat little tricks.

Day 7 Halawa Valley

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
End the week in one the island’s ancient areas, the Halawa Valley. Feel the lore of the past on a hike alongside waterfalls through Halawa’s cathedral valley, or take in a cultural lesson and poi making. Listen to the chants, songs, and stories from a local family and kupuna who have inhabited this land for over 13 generations. Live aloha with a delicious Pa’ina (feast) paired with a home-style Hawaiian jam session. This evening, celebrate with a photographic recap of your adventure.

Day 8 Molokai | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
One last island-fresh breakfast and decadent pastry. Disembark the Safari Explorer at the dock in Molokai, where you'll be transferred to the airport. 

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Per person starting at
$5,195
Master Stateroom aboard the Safari Explorer.
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Master
B3, B7-14. Queen or twin beds, view window, windowed door, private bath with shower.
Safari Explorer Commander Stateroom
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Commander
B15, B16. King or twin beds, view window, windowed door, private bath with shower.
Safari Explorer's Captain Stateroom
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Captain
B2. King or twin beds, view window, windowed door, private bath with Jacuzzi & shower. *Beginning in May 2019 the Captain cabin will be upgraded to a Jr Commodore cabin with the addition of a separate sitting area.
Safari Explorer' Admiral Stateroom
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Admiral
B1, C1, C2. King or twin beds, windows, private bath with Jacuzzi & shower.
Safari Explorer's Commodore Suite
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Commodore
A1, A2. Separate sitting area, king or twin beds, private bath with Jacuzzi & shower, window and sliding door with balcony.
Safari Explorer's Single Cabin.
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Single
B6. Queen bed, view window, windowed door, private bath with shower.

Notes

Please Note: Beginning in May 2019 the Captain cabin will be upgraded to a Jr Commodore cabin with the addition of a separate sitting area.

- All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy.
- Quoted rates include all excursions, meals, educational programming, transfers, taxes, port charges and fees.
- Children ages 8-13 are welcome on all sailings and will receive a $500 per child savings

Due to the nature of your explorations, itineraries are guidelines and may change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

Included in Your Fare:
- Group transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
- Entry fees to national parks/preserves
- From-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment
- Exclusive activities and shore visits
- All meals aboard the vessel
- Premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines)
- Non-alcoholic beverages
- Wellness amenities
- Onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts

Not included in Your Fare:
Airfare to and from your home city
- Discretionary gratuities to vessel's crew
-Travel protection
- Optional excursions and land tours
- Port taxes/fees
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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