Trip Type : Small Ship Cruise
Hawaiian Seascapes tour

Hawaiian Seascapes

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
8 days
From: $ 3,595 $ 449 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Night snorkel with Giant Pacific Manta rays
  • Marine life search in the Humpback National Marine Sanctuary
  • Evening paʻina (feast) and Hawaiian jam session with Molokaʻi locals
  • Snorkel among coral gardens and at a sea turtle habitat
  • Visit Molokaʻi’s ancient Halawa Valley
  • Discover island history at the Lānaʻi Culture and Heritage Center
  • Unparalleled snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and skiff exploration

Short Description

Explore four islands on our 7-night Hawaiian Islands small ship cruise.Your inclusive exploration, aboard a 36-guest yacht, carries you among the islands of Moloka‘i, Lana‘i, Maui, and Hawai‘i. Cruise along shore and watch marine life gracefully leap around your skiff; “talk story” with locals; enjoy exclusivity; and spend time at play—kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, and snorkeling. Onboard, relax on deck, mingle in the lounge, or chat up the captain. Many of our crew members are from the islands—so they know its secrets and keep it authentic—and uncover the islands’ natural gifts in a way only accessible on an small ship cruise adventure. Immerse yourself in aloha, and experience the islands from a different perspective.

Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Trip Type Small Ship Cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Molokai
End City Hawaii

Trip Includes

  • All onboard meals
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
  • Entry fees to national parks/preserves
  • Most from-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment
  • Wellness program
  • Hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, and yoga mats

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Itinerary

Day 1: Molokaʻi – Embarkation

Welcome to Hawaii! You’ll be transferred to our hospitality area on Molokaʻi. Later, the Captain and crew greet you with smiles and champagne as you board the awaiting Safari Explorer. This evening, settle in and enjoy dinner aboard the yacht, before a presentation about your week ahead.

Day 2: Molokaʻi

A warm Aloha spirit gives you a sense of Hawaii long ago. No stop lights, no high-rises, just a welcome slower pace. “Talk story” with locals and experience their land and traditions as few visitors ever do. You’ll hear legends and lore, then 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, discover the history of this ancient homeland as you enjoy an evening paʻina (feast), complete with a home-style Hawaiian jam session.

Day 3: Lanaʻi

Gear up for a day of play on the “Private Island.” Thousand foot sea cliffs line the shore and ancient volcanic plugs sit both above and below the water's surface as host to a wide diversity of marine life. Snorkel, paddle board, kayak, and explore by skiff. Enjoy a short hike to the island’s spatter and cinder cone. Learn about the islands plantation days with a visit to the quaint Lanaʻi Culture and Heritage Center.

Day 4: Olowalu / West Maui

In ancient times, Olowalu was considered a place of refuge. Today, it delivers a treat of snorkeling 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

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

Day 6: Honomalino Bay

Fringed by coconut palms, Honomalino Bay offers a morning of snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking. The bay reveals a diversity of colorful corals, sponges, and tropical fishes. Lava tubes, kayaking, and skiff tours fill out your day of adventure—in an area known to be favored by marine mammals. This evening you’ll anchor at an offshore location for a thrilling night snorkel with Giant Pacific Manta rays.

Day 7: Kailua-Kona

Skiff to Kealakekua Bay, where Captain Cook was slain in 1779, for some of the island’s best snorkeling. At Kailua-Kona, stroll through town at your own pace, and uncover the charm of this historic town. This evening, celebrate with the Captain’s Dinner and photographic recap of your adventure.

Day 8: Hawaiʻi, the Big Island – Disembark

As the Safari Explorer docks at Kawaihae Harbor, you'll be transferred to the Kona Airport or to your extended Un-Cruise hotel stay.

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Ship Name

Safari Explorer

Ship Stats

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio

Master
B3, B7-B14
Queen or twin beds; view window and windowed door; private bath with shower

Commander
B15-B16
King or twin beds; view window and windowed door; private bath with shower

Captain
B2
King or twin beds; view window and windowed door; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

Admiral
B1, C1-C2
King or twin beds; windowed door or view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

Commodore Suite
A1-A2
Separate sitting area; king or twin beds; view window and a sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

Single
B6
Queen bed; view window; windowed door; private bath with shower

Ship Description

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

The Safari Explorer is adventure equipped: kayaks; paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; snorkel equipment and wet suits; and hiking poles and a full-beam swim step for easy access in the water. A hydrophone provides the opportunity to listen to below-surface sounds and a bow-mounted underwater camera pipes the action to the lounge and to TVs in each cabin. The spa area includes a large on-deck hot tub (Alaska only), sauna, fitness equipment, yoga mats, and complimentary massage.

There are six cabin categories aboard the Safari Explorer: Single; Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Commodore Suite. Depending on the cabin, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated.

Common to all cabins are: Heated tile floors in bathroom; air conditioning; Tempur-Pedic® memory foam mattresses; flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station; view windows (no portholes); private bath with shower.

Deck & Cabin Plans

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

40 Guests

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses
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