Hawaii-bound vacationers looking to explore the islands next winter have a new, innovative option at hand with InnerSea Discoveries’ launch of AdventureBound Hawaii—a weeklong Active Adventure by expedition vessel. The multi-island Un-Cruise aboard the 76-guest Wilderness Explorer includes adventure activities by sea and ashore for up-close explorations of sea life and four islands—Oahu, Maui, Lana’i and Hawaii, the Big Island.
From November 2013 through April 2014, the Wilderness Explorer will sail seven-night Adventure Bound Hawaii cruises between Oahu and the Big Island and reverse. The itinerary visits Ka’ena Point State Park, Wai’anae Harbor, Maui, Molokini, Lana’i, Honomalino Bay, Opihihali and Kailua-Kona. Guests will also enjoy scenic cruising and searching for whales and dolphins in the wildlife-rich Humpback National Marine Sanctuary.
Cruise fares on the Wilderness Explorer start at US$2,495 per person based on double occupancy.
Guests may find themselves snorkeling with colorful fish, sea turtles, whale sharks and dolphins. Skiff tours explore the shoreline and seek out marine life. Kayaks and paddle boards await launch from the boat. A human-powered water craft quietly explores Hawaiian waters with up to eight paddlers. Search for marine life, go hiking on Oahu and Lana’i to see less visited areas of the islands, night snorkel with Giant Pacific Manta rays and explore the historic town of Kailua on the Big Island. Off Maui, guests enjoy a snorkel at Molokini, a crescent shaped, partially submerged volcanic crater rich in sea life and then explore the historic town of Lahaina.
On board, expedition guides provide interpretation on excursions ashore and at sea. Innovative meals are served buffet style to accommodate a flexible schedule of adventure activities. A wellness program includes a sauna, fitness equipment, complimentary yoga on deck and massages for a fee. Cabins feature a flatscreen TV/DVD player, iPod dock and eco-friendly bath amenities. In the lounge, guests will find a selection of games and a library of books and DVDs.
For Luxury Adventures in the Hawaiian Islands, the line’s 36-guest Safari Explorer sails seven-night cruises between Hawaii, the Big Island and Lana’i with two days of activities on Moloka’i. Rates begin at $4,995 per person.
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