Cruise the Hawaiian Islands

from £3313
excluding flights *
7 nights Nov-Mar

Overview

Join this unique seven night small ship expedition cruise and discover the dramatic landscapes and varied marine life that surround the beautiful islands of Hawaii.

Highlights

  • Encounter dolphins and whales in the Humpback National Marine Sanctuary
  • Snorkel amongst abundant coral gardens and a sea turtle habitat
  • Learn island history at the Lana’i Culture and Heritage Centre
  • Discover secret waterfalls and spectacular vistas on shore landings

What's Included

  • Accommodation in cabins with private bathroom
  • All onboard meals
  • Spirits, wine, beer; non-alcoholic beverages
  • Excursions as per itinerary

Full description

Experience Hawaii’s rich Polynesian heritage, spectacular natural wonders and its abundant wildlife and birdlife as you cruise around the islands of Moloka’i, Lana’i, Maui and Hawaii aboard this 36-guest boutique yacht.

Starting in Moloka'i your cruise will take you through the expansive Humpback National Marine Sanctuary to the island of Lana'i before continuting to the fertile island of Maui and ending at Hawaii's Big Island.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departure Duration Itinerary Vessel Twin Cabin Price (pp)
03 Nov 2018 7 nights Hawaii to Moloka'i Safari Explorer £3,313
10 Nov 2018 7 nights Moloka'i to Hawaii Safari Explorer £3,313
17 Nov 2018 7 nights Hawaii to Moloka'i Safari Explorer £3,313
24 Nov 2018 7 nights Moloka'i to Hawaii Safari Explorer £3,313
01 Dec 2018 7 nights Hawaii to Moloka'i Safari Explorer £3,313
08 Dec 2018 7 nights Moloka'i to Hawaii Safari Explorer £3,851
15 Dec 2018 7 nights Hawaii to Moloka'i Safari Explorer £3,851
22 Dec 2018 7 nights Moloka'i to Hawaii Safari Explorer £4,274
29 Dec 2018 7 nights Hawaii to Moloka'i Safari Explorer £4,274
05 Jan 2019 7 nights Moloka'i to Hawaii Safari Explorer £3,851
12 Jan 2019 7 nights Hawaii to Moloka'i Safari Explorer £3,851
19 Jan 2019 7 nights Moloka'i to Hawaii Safari Explorer £4,082
26 Jan 2019 7 nights Hawaii to Moloka'i Safari Explorer £4,082
02 Feb 2019 7 nights Moloka'i to Hawaii Safari Explorer £4,082
09 Feb 2019 7 nights Hawaii to Moloka'i Safari Explorer £4,082
16 Feb 2019 7 nights Moloka'i to Hawaii Safari Explorer £4,082
23 Feb 2019 7 nights Hawaii to Moloka'i Safari Explorer £4,082
02 Mar 2019 7 nights Moloka'i to Hawaii Safari Explorer £4,082
09 Mar 2019 7 nights Hawaii to Moloka'i Safari Explorer £4,082
16 Mar 2019 7 nights Moloka'i to Hawaii Safari Explorer £4,082
23 Mar 2019 7 nights Hawaii to Moloka'i Safari Explorer £4,082
30 Mar 2019 7 nights Moloka'i to Hawaii Safari Explorer £4,082

What's Included

  • Accommodation in cabins with private bathroom
  • All onboard meals
  • Spirits, wine, beer; non-alcoholic beverages
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • Port fees and taxes
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Note: Pre and Post accommodation package options in Moloka’i or Hawaii are available on request. Speak to our Travel Specialists to discuss your options.

Itinerary & Vessels

Itinerary & Vessels

Day 1: Molokaʻi

Welcome to Hawaii! Today you will be met and transferred to the boat wharf at Kaunakakai where your captain and crew will greet you with smiles and champagne. Board the awaiting Safari Explorer, settle in and explore before joining your fellow guests for dinner and a presentation about your week ahead.

Day 2: Molokaʻi

This morning you will meet with local Hawaiian’s and learn about the history of the islands and their local traditions. During this unique experience you will hear Hawaiian legends and folklore before learning how to make taro patches and poi. Alternately if being active is more preferable you can take a guided hike to a towering waterfall in Halawa’s cathedral valley – one of Moloka’i’s most historic places. This afternoon visit the Moloka’i museum and enjoy an evening pa’ina (feast), complete with a home-style Hawaiian jam session.

Day 3: Lanaʻi

This morning you will cruise to the island of Lana’i where thousand foot sea cliffs line the shore and nutrient-rich waters play host to a wide variety of marine life. Snorkel, paddle board, kayak, explore by skiff, or stretch your legs on hike—whichever activities suit your fancy. Take a stroll to Sweetheart Rock, a sea stack jutting 80 feet above the crashing surf, and discover the legend of the princess Puu Pehe. Learn about the islands plantation days with a visit to the quaint Lanaʻi Culture and Heritage Centre.

Day 4: Olowalu / West Maui

In ancient times, Olowalu was considered a place of refuge. Today, it delivers a treat of snorkelling among 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 5: Captain’s Choice Exploration

Today, your Captain and crew seek out and unveil the best opportunities the islands hold in store today. Dramatic volcanic backdrops, marine life sightings, and chances for snorkelling, kayaking, and paddle boarding are all possible!

Day 6: Honomalino Bay

Fringed by coconut palms, Honomalino Bay is renowned for its huge variety of colourful corals, sponges, and tropical fish. Today, spend the day exploring this underwater world snorkelling or stay atop the water and enjoy guided kayaking or skiff tours to the neighbouring lava tubes. This evening you’ll anchor at an offshore location for a thrilling and once in a lifetime night snorkel with Giant Pacific Manta rays.

Day 7: Kailua-Kona

This morning board the skiff boat and visit Kealakekua Bay, where Captain Cook was slain in 1779. Despite its traumatic history, this area is renowned for offering some of the Big Island’s best snorkelling. You will continue on to Kailua-Kona, where you can enjoy time at leisure uncovering this charming historical town. Later in the evening you will enjoy a Captain’s Dinner and photographic recap of your adventure.

Day 8: Hawaiʻi, the Big Island – Disembark

After the Safari Explorer has docked at Kawaihae Harbour, you will be transferred to Kona Airport or your chosen hotel.

Notes

Please note this itinerary can be operated in reverse from Hawaii to Moloka'i.

All voyage itineraries are intended as a guideline only - embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy of expedition travel. Actual routes and landings will be subject to weather conditions and will be adapted in order to maximise wildlife and natural encounters.

Safari Explorer

Grade: Standard

Type: Expedition Ship

The Safari Explorer is a 36-guest luxury yacht perfectly designed for "luxury in the pursuit of adventure." Features include an intimate wine library and spa area including a large on-deck hot tub, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and a complimentary massage for all guests.

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