"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us."            

UN-CRUISE ADVENTURES
Embrace the Hawaiian Islands


Exceptional wonder. Exclusive wildlife.
Extraordinary exploration.

Our signature cruising style is built on flexibility to provide active adventures. Talk story in the Hawaiian Islands on an itinerary closed to big ships. See and experience the islands from a different perspective. Explore remote coves, bays and shoreline by foot, kayak, sailboat, paddle board, snorkel, and motor launch.

Immerse yourself in this tropical wonderland to view marine species and endangered animals, many native to the Hawaiian Islands. The shallow warm waters provide one of the world’s most important habitats for humpback whales. Two-thirds of the North Pacific population migrates to Hawaii each winter for breeding, calving and nursing.

For seven nights you'll focus on dipping into hideaway coves, mostly staying on the leeward side of the easternmost Hawaiian Islands chain. Along the way, experience traditional Hawaiian culture as you get to know the locals by visiting their land and their homes. Our itinerary and small guest contingent has little impact on the islands, and our all-American crew includes Hawai'i residents who have personal knowledge of the islands.



Hawaiian Seascapes

 Un-Cruise Adventures is the only company to offer unstructured inter-island yacht cruising among the Hawaiian Islands, where the next “port” may not be a port at all. Instead, it may be a passage rich with wildlife, a secluded sandy beach or a quiet cove where you’ll explore the surroundings on the shore or in the water. Truly a privileged experience—visit one of the richest marine environments in all of North America and meet the people of Hawai'i.



Cruise Experience

7 nights / 8 days


Directions:
Maui to Hawai'i, (the "Big Island") /
Hawai'i, (the "Big Island") to Maui

 

Day
01
Maui / Lana’i – Embarkation
Welcome to Hawai'i! You’ll be transferred to our hospitality suite in Lahaina for a warm aloha from our Expedition Leader. Following an introduction to your weeklong adventure, a ferry carries you to Lana’i to the awaiting Safari Explorer. Search for marine life during a sunset cruise before dropping anchor for the evening.
Day
02
Lana’i
On Lana’i, you’ll find coves lined by steep rock faces, white-sand beaches, and ancient volcanic plugs sitting both above and below the water surface. Gear up for a day of play. Activities may include hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and skiff exploration; or enjoy time on your own for exploring town or optional golf or diving. The Humpback National Marine Sanctuary—located between Lana’i, Moloka’i, and Maui—provides front-row seats in these productive marine breeding grounds.
Day
03
Moloka’i / Halawa Valley
From Kaunakakai Harbor, you’ll meet the people of Moloka’i and experience their land and traditions as few visitors ever do. Get some sand between your toes on one of Hawaii’s longest beaches. Hands-on activities await in the picture book Halawa Valley. Discover the history and culture of this ancient homeland at a local museum; learn to make lei’s at a plumeria farm; and treat your taste buds with a stop for coffee at a plantation and a visit to an organic macadamia nut farm. Spend leisure time in the charming paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) town of Kaunakakai. “Talk story” with locals and enjoy an evening pa’ina (feast), complete with a home-style Hawaiian music “jam” session.
Day
04
Moloka’i / Halawa Valley
Spend another exclusive day exploring Moloka'i.
Day
05
Olowalu / West Maui
In ancient times, Olowalu was considered a place of refuge. Today, you’ll have a treat of snorkeling among black rock and coral gardens teaming with underwater life. Later you’ll be underway in an authentic hand-carved voyaging canoe sailing as the early Polynesian warriors did. The Safari Explorer turns towards Hawai'i, the "Big Island," this evening for two days of exploring along its leeward coast.
Day
06
Kailua Kona
Head to Kealakekua Bay, where Captain Cook perished in 1779, for some of the island’s best snorkeling. At Kailua-Kona, rendezvous for a guided walking tour of the historic town of Kailua. This evening we’ll anchor at an off-shore location to search for and night snorkel with Great Pacific manta rays.
Day
07
Honomalino Bay / Opihihali
Fringed by coconut palms, Honomalino Bay offers a morning of snorkeling, paddle boarding, sailing, and kayaking. The bay reveals a diversity of colorful corals, sea turtles, sponges, and tropical fish. And to fill out your last day of ultimate relaxation, more skiff tours and kayaking await in Opihihali—an area known to be favored by marine mammals.
Day
08

Hawai'i, the "Big Island" – Disembark
As the Safari Explorer docks at Kawaihae Harbor, we’ll transfer you to the Kona Airport or to your American Safari Cruises hotel to begin your post-cruise extension.

 

Due to the nature of our 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.

CRUISE OPERATES FROM NOVEMBER TO APRIL





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DOLPHINS AT PLAY



SNORKELING, LANA'I



HIKING HALAWA VALLEY, MOLOKAI



SAFARI EXPLORER WINE LIBRARY



HUMPBACK WHALE



KAYAKING, MOLOKA'I



SHIP STATEROOM

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