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Hawaiian Seascapes

Hawaiian Seascapes

Cruise Highlights:

  • Night snorkel with Manta rays
  • Marine life search in the Humpback National Marine Sanctuary
  • Evening pa’ina (feast) and Hawaiian jam session with Moloka’i locals
  • Unparalleled snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, beachcombing, and skiff excursions

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights

Coverage: Moloka'i to Hawaii

From: $3,595

Season: November - April

Activities: Culture, History, Wildlife

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Un-Cruise Adventures - formerly InnerSea Discoveries + American Safari Cruises

Explore culture and wildlife-rich waters on a 7-night upscale Hawaiian adventure cruise.

Formerly known as the “Sandwich Islands”—as named by Captain Cook following his visit in 1778—this archipelago of volcanic islands and atolls sits at the center of the North Pacific Ocean marking the northeast corner of Polynesia. The island chain forms the largest marine sanctuary in the world and 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. We encounter many of these same humpbacks in Alaska where they feed during the summer months.

Explore remote shoreline, mostly staying on the leeward side of the eastern-most Hawaiian Islands chain. Along the way, view marine species and endangered animals, many native to the Hawaiian Islands. Experience traditional Hawaiian culture, meet the local people, and discover the islands’ natural gifts in a way only accessible on an Un-Cruise Adventure. Immerse yourself in this tropical wonderland to experience the islands from a different perspective.

The crew was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and attentive to our needs. The crew more than any other factor was responsible for making this cruise the most enjoyable for me.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Moloka’i – Embarkation

Welcome to Hawaii! You’ll be transferred to our hospitality area on Moloka’i. 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 - Moloka’i

A warm Aloha spirit gives you a sense of Hawaii long ago. No stop lights, no high-rises, just a welcome slower pace. Live as the locals do today—leisure time in the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) town of Kaunakakai, visit a plumeria farm, and get some sand between your toes at Papohaku Beach, one of Hawaii’s longest beaches. At the Moloka’i Museum, discover the history of this ancient homeland as you enjoy an evening pa’ina (feast), complete with a home-style Hawaiian jam session.

Day 3 - Lana’i

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 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 Lana’i 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 teaming with underwater life and a known sea turtle habitat. The Humpback National Marine Sanctuary—located between Lana’i, Moloka’i, 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 / Opihihali

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 last day of ultimate adventure in Opihihali—an area known to be favored by marine mammals. This evening you’ll anchor at an offshore location to search for and 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 - Hawaii, 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.

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.

Dates & Rates

Dates Ship Master Commander Captain Admiral Commodore Suite Single Ship Charter
Nov 12, 2016 Safari Explorer $3,795 $4,195 $4,695 $5,495 $6,695 $4,695 $158,895
Nov 19, 2016 Safari Explorer $3,795 $4,195 $4,695 $5,495 $6,695 $4,695 $158,895
Nov 26, 2016 Safari Explorer $3,795 $4,195 $4,695 $5,495 $6,695 $4,695 $158,895
Dec 3, 2016 Safari Explorer $3,795 $4,195 $4,695 $5,495 $6,695 $4,695 $158,895
Dec 10, 2016 Safari Explorer $4,495 $4,895 $5,395 $6,195 $7,495 $5,395 $183,595
Dec 17, 2016 Safari Explorer $4,495 $4,895 $5,395 $6,195 $7,495 $5,395 $183,595
Dec 24, 2016 Safari Explorer $4,995 $5,395 $5,895 $6,695 $7,895 $5,895 $200,895
Dec 31, 2016 Safari Explorer $4,995 $5,395 $5,895 $6,695 $7,895 $5,895 $200,895
Jan 7, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,195 $4,595 $5,095 $5,895 $7,195 $5,095 $173,295
Jan 14, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,195 $4,595 $5,095 $5,895 $7,195 $5,095 $173,295
Jan 21, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,595 $4,995 $5,495 $6,295 $7,595 $5,495 $187,295
Jan 28, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,595 $4,995 $5,495 $6,295 $7,595 $5,495 $187,295
Feb 4, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,595 $4,995 $5,495 $6,295 $7,595 $5,495 $187,295
Feb 11, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,595 $4,995 $5,495 $6,295 $7,595 $5,495 $187,295
Feb 18, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,595 $4,995 $5,495 $6,295 $7,595 $5,495 $187,295
Feb 25, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,595 $4,995 $5,495 $6,295 $7,595 $5,495 $187,295
Mar 4, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,595 $4,995 $5,495 $6,295 $7,595 $5,495 $187,295
Mar 11, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,595 $4,995 $5,495 $6,295 $7,595 $5,495 $187,295
Mar 18, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,595 $4,995 $5,495 $6,295 $7,595 $5,495 $187,295
Mar 25, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,595 $4,995 $5,495 $6,295 $7,595 $5,495 $187,295
Apr 1, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,595 $4,995 $5,495 $6,295 $7,595 $5,495 $187,295
Nov 4, 2017 Safari Explorer $3,795 $4,195 $4,695 $5,495 $6,695 $4,695 $158,895
Nov 11, 2017 Safari Explorer $3,795 $4,195 $4,695 $5,495 $6,695 $4,695 $158,895
Nov 18, 2017 Safari Explorer $3,795 $4,195 $4,695 $5,495 $6,695 $4,695 $158,895
Nov 25, 2017 Safari Explorer $3,795 $4,195 $4,695 $5,495 $6,695 $4,695 $158,895
Dec 2, 2017 Safari Explorer $3,795 $4,195 $4,695 $5,495 $6,695 $4,695 $158,895
Dec 9, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,495 $4,895 $5,395 $6,195 $7,495 $5,395 $183,795
Dec 16, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,495 $4,895 $5,395 $6,195 $7,495 $5,395 $183,795
Dec 23, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,995 $5,395 $5,895 $6,695 $7,895 $5,895 $200,895
Dec 30, 2017 Safari Explorer $4,995 $5,395 $5,895 $6,695 $7,895 $5,895 $200,895
Jan 6, 2018 Safari Explorer $4,495 $4,895 $5,395 $6,195 $7,495 $5,395 $183,795
Jan 13, 2018 Safari Explorer $4,495 $4,895 $5,395 $6,195 $7,495 $5,395 $183,795
Jan 20, 2018 Safari Explorer $4,895 $5,295 $5,795 $6,595 $7,795 $5,795 $197,795
Jan 27, 2018 Safari Explorer $4,895 $5,295 $5,795 $6,595 $7,795 $5,795 $197,795
Feb 3, 2018 Safari Explorer $4,895 $5,295 $5,795 $6,595 $7,795 $5,795 $197,795
Feb 10, 2018 Safari Explorer $4,895 $5,295 $5,795 $6,595 $7,795 $5,795 $197,795
Feb 17, 2018 Safari Explorer $4,895 $5,295 $5,795 $6,595 $7,795 $5,795 $197,795
Feb 24, 2018 Safari Explorer $4,895 $5,295 $5,795 $6,595 $7,795 $5,795 $197,795
Mar 3, 2018 Safari Explorer $4,895 $5,295 $5,795 $6,595 $7,795 $5,795 $197,795
Mar 10, 2018 Safari Explorer $4,895 $5,295 $5,795 $6,595 $7,795 $5,795 $197,795
Mar 17, 2018 Safari Explorer $4,895 $5,295 $5,795 $6,595 $7,795 $5,795 $197,795
Mar 24, 2018 Safari Explorer $4,895 $5,295 $5,795 $6,595 $7,795 $5,795 $197,795
Mar 31, 2018 Safari Explorer $4,895 $5,295 $5,795 $6,595 $7,795 $5,795 $197,795

* Reverse Itinerary
† Family Sailings
+ Photo cruise

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