DATES: Saturdays –
2022 – Feb 05- May 07 | Oct 29 -Dec 31
2023 – Jan 07-May 06 | Nov 18-Dec 30
2024 – Jan 06-Apr 27
EMBARKATION – Molokai, HI
DISEMBARKATION – Hawai’i, HI
Or Reverse Itinerary
DURATION – 8 days/7 Nights
SHIP – Safari Explorer
From – $5,970 (Incl Port Charges $375)
Cruising between four Hawaiian islands—Molokai, Lana‘i, Maui, and Hawai‘i, the Big Island—experience a new aloha aboard a 36-guest boutique yacht.
- Talk with a local Kahuna in Molokai’s ancient Halawa Valley
- Hike Hualalai Volcano—peer into the crater or venture inside a lava tube
- Two National Historic Parks offer time with a ranger, on the beach, and for water play
- Evening pa‘ina (feast) and Hawaiian jam session with Molokai locals
- Lunch at a mountainside coffee plantation
- Search for dolphins, whales, and other sea life in the Humpback National Marine Sanctuary
- Snorkel among coral gardens and at a sea turtle habitat
- Island history at the Lana‘i Culture and Heritage Center
- Snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, and skiff exploration
- Exclusive yacht getaway—unforgettable for honeymoons
- Port Charges ($375)
- Onboard meals
- Onboard spirits, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages
- Transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days
- Entry fees to parks/preserves
- All from-the-vessel activities and equipment
- Wellness amenities: hot tub, fitness equipment, yoga mats
- Air Fare
- Pre- or post-cruise services
- Gratuities to crew
- Travel Insurance
MOLOKAI, HAWAII – EMBARKATION
Welcome to Hawaii! You’ll be transferred to our hospitality area on Molokai. 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.
We recommend arriving at least one day early to avoid complications associated with air travel, such as delays.
A warm Aloha spirit gives you a sense of Hawaii long ago. No stoplights, 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 Molokai Museum, discover the history of this ancient homeland as you enjoy an evening paʻina (feast), complete with a home-style Hawaiian jam session.
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. Grab a snorkel, paddle board, or kayak and get in it. Take a stroll to a view of Sweetheart Rock, a sea stack jutting 80 feet above the crashing surf, and discover the legend of the princess Puu Pehe. Learn about the island’s plantation days with a visit to the quaint Lanaʻi Culture and Heritage Center.
Snorkel among coral gardens teeming with underwater life and a known sea turtle habitat. The Humpback National Marine Sanctuary located between Lanaʻi, Molokai, and Maui provides front-row seats as you cruise through these productive breeding grounds searching for dolphins, whales, and other marine life. Look beneath the surface from your kayak or paddle board. Then stretch your legs in Lahaina for an afternoon amble through this historic town. Or take a leisurely beach stroll.
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!
KONA COAST, HAWAII
Fringed by coconut palms, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park offers a morning of snorkeling filled with corals, sponges, tropical fishes. From the tiniest fish to the widest stretch of coral, it’s all spectacular. Or explore the rugged coastline on a skiff ride. Follow the lure of the ukulele and round out your day at Koloko-Honokohau National Historic Park. Visit with the ranger (and become a Hawaii Junior Ranger if you choose), hike the trail to petroglyphs, or check out the Kaloko fish pond and remnants of the Aiopio fish trap. Bird watch or relax on the white coral sand beach—you may spot a green sea turtle.
PUU WAAWAA STATE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, HAWAII
You’re off to the Puu Waawaa State Wildlife Sanctuary, where you and a local naturalist climb the trails above the Kona coast. How will you adventure? Head 6,000 feet up Hualalai Volcano on a long hike up the cool and misty slopes, complete with natural history interpretation. Hike through dryland native forest and past lava tubes, and peer into a pit crater from its edge (if you’re up for it, you can even go inside a lava tube). A shorter option boasts views of craters, fissures, and lava tubes. Recharge and fuel up with lunch at a coffee plantation on the mountain. For your final afternoon, relax onboard or go for one last dip.
HAWAIʻI – DISEMBARK
As the Safari Explorer docks at Kawaihae Harbor, you’ll be transferred to the Kona Airport or to your extended hotel stay.
PRE- AND POST-CRUISE PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE TO SUIT YOUR INTERESTS.
36 Guests / 16 Crew / 18 Cabins / Length 145’
This high-end SUV of a ship is nimble, strong, and loving. But it’s what’s on the inside that makes this yacht the prize of the fleet. And with only 36
guests on board, the feel is decidedly exclusive. Lovingly called “the Bulldog,” she’s poised, her interior is a pearl, and the general mood is down-to-earth.
A protective spirit infused in every part of the Safari Explorer, and within the crew. She’s made for adventures after all and with that comes inevitable fun and folly.