Hawaii’s Traditional Shores – 11 day/10 night – Maui to the Big Island

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Cruise ShipHawaii: Un-Cruise Adventures Hawaiian Seascapes - Safari Explorer
Departure DatesEastbound: Oct. 26, 2011 and May 11, 2012
Westbound: Dec 8, 2011
Ports of CallLahaina, Maui; Hale 'o' Lono Harbor, Moloka'i; Kalaupapa Peninsula; Manele Bay, Lana’i; East Maui, Molokini, Kealakekua Bay, the Big Island, Kailua-Kona.
General InfoExperience traditional Hawaiian culture with expanded opportunities to meet the locals on their land and in their homes. Each evening the Safari Explorer sets anchor in a different harbor or inlet. Our flexible itinerary focuses on dipping into hideaway coves and inlets. Our small guest contingent have little impact on the islands, and our all-American crew includes Hawaii residents, especially Captains and Expedition Leaders/Naturalists who have personal knowledge of the islands. During this 11 day/10 night Hawaiian Islands yacht cruise, you will see and experience the Maui County group of islands (Maui, Moloka'i, Lana'i) and the Big Island from a different perspective than that of a high-end resort or a big cruise ship.
Type of VesselThe Safari Explorer is a 145 foot yacht with 3 decks. It has 18 staterooms, holds a maximum 36-40 guests with a crew of 15. The Safari Explorer is equipped with new design features such as an intimate wine library, spa, fitness area, hot tub, sauna, and a comfortable and relaxing dining room and salon area.
Deck PlansThere are three decks:
The Bridge Deck which houses the bridge, sauna, hot tub, and two Commodore Suites.
The Cabin Deck which houses 14 staterooms.
The Main Deck houses two Admiral's Suites, the bar, wine library, salon, and the dining area.
ItineraryDay 1: Arrive in Maui
Day 2: Explorer's Moloka'i
Day 3: Moloka'i; The Traditional Isle
Day 4: Traditional Hawaiian Culture
Day 5: Lana'i; The Private Island
Day 6: Marine Wildlife; East Maui; Molokini
Day 7: Marine Mammal Search
Day 8: Coastal Adventures; the Big Island
Day 9: Marine Wildlife and Coral Reefs
Day 10: The Big Island; Historical Sights
Day 11: Disembarkation
All InclusiveEverything's included throughout the cruise: Gourmet meals, premium wine, beer and spirits, kayaking and shore boat exploring, fishing, exclusive shore excursions, onboard expedition leader/naturalist; airport transfers, port charges, taxes, fees, and visits with local residents - "talk story".
Guest ServicesBoard games, binoculars, kayaks, laser sailboats and water-skis, inflatable skiffs, rubber boots and rain gear, snorkeling gear and wet suits, hydrophones to listen to whales and other below-surface sounds, underwater cameras that connect to a big-screen TV in main salon, satellite phone service, sauna and complimentary massages plus on-deck hot tub for an “under the stars” experience; onboard exercise equipment such as elliptical trainer and exercise bike; a large screen TV/DVD in the main salon & an exclusive wine library; a full-beam swim-step for ease in boarding the 2-person sea kayaks and high-speed skiffs; a DVD and book library; included bar stocked with premium spirits, fine wines and micro-brews; airport transfers.
Food and DiningDining is a true delight, a cornucopia of fresh local seafood, just-baked breads, hearty soups, exquisite entrees, sinfully delicious desserts. Everyone is served at one seating, family-style; dress is always casual. They are happy to plan for any special dietary needs, and if there's something you've got a craving for, let them know. Milestone events are celebrated in great style onboard.
Onboard Activities/EventsDaily insights from your onboard Expedition Leaders/Naturalists.
Shore ExcursionsGolf on Lana’i: Challenge at Manele Bay, The Experience at Koele, Makena Golf.
Moloka'i Mule Ride, Kilauea Volcano Helicopter Flightseeing on the Big Island, Scuba Diving on Molokini.
Staterooms or CabinsEach stateroom provides: Full bathrooms with heated tile floors including en suite showers and some Jacuzzi tubs; Tempur-Pedic® memory-foam mattresses, TVs with DVD players, two terry bathrobes, slippers, alarm clocks, hair dryers, iPod docking stations, umbrellas, binoculars, refillable water bottles, towels and high quality, eco-friendly toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, lotion and soap).
SpaComplimentary massages.
FitnessOnboard exercise equipment such as elliptical trainer and exercise bike.
Non SmokingSmoking is prohibited anywhere inside the boat. Guests are welcome to smoke on the outer decks and ashtrays are provided.