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Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii, USA


The state of Hawaii is comprised of a string of volcanic islands that are located 2,390 miles off the coast of California. Hawaii is quite unlike anywhere else in the USA and its six main islands – Big Island, Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and Lanai – each offer unique experiences.

We recommend combining at least two islands on your visit to Hawaii, connecting by either sea or air. Each one of these islands has their own unique personality, but they all feature lush landscapes that are some of the most biodiverse on the planet. Irrespective of which islands you choose to visit you are guaranteed to be rewarded with a magnificent blend of varied scenery and experiences. We recommend combining sailing with a stay on one of the islands for an ultimate two-week journey.

Na Pali Coast Wilderness State Park, Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA
Na Pali Coast Wilderness State Park, Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA
Na Pali Coast, Kauai Island, Hawaii, USA
Na Pali Coast, Kauai Island, Hawaii, USA
Wailua Falls, Kauai, Hawaii
Kauai, USA

A little more about Hawaii

Whether you are hiking amongst the dramatic scenery of Kauai, swimming with humpback whales off Molokai, exploring active volcanoes at Big Islands’ Volcano National Park, surfing the famous Waikiki beach on Oahu or driving on the ever-scenic road to Hana, the islands offer something for everyone. Hawaii is also a family-friendly destination, and young adventurers can experience their first close encounters with wildlife in the warm waters of these islands.

Na Pali Coast, Kauai Island, Hawaii, USA
Na Pali Coast, Kauai Island, Hawaii, USA

Sail the Hawaiian Islands

Sail on board a boutique 36-passenger yacht, passing through remote waters to the islands of Molokai, Lanai and Maui, beginning or ending on Big Island. With a backdrop of dramatic volcanoes and marine-life-rich waters, navigate to lesser-visited sites and embark on kayak explorations of secluded coastlines.

10 days

from £4,850 pp

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Humpback Whale, Maui, Hawaii, USA
Humpback Whale, Maui, Hawaii, USA

Expeditionary Cruising

One of the most rewarding experiences within Hawaii is to travel aboard a small expedition cruise, travelling between the islands to explore both the land and sea. This option is often well suited to those who are looking for a more active holiday or family-friendly travel, as cruise adventures allow the opportunity to experience a broader selection of the islands as part of a seamless journey. Travelling with specialist local guides, daily activities are varied and include hiking, snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boarding and cultural visits. With week-long itineraries, these make for an extremely fulfilling adventure.

Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaii, USA

Five facts about Hawaii

Famed for its volcanoes, spectacular scenery and endemic species found nowhere else on the planet, Hawaii is a unique island chain and quite unlike anywhere else in the USA. Each of its six main islands – Big Island, Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and Lanai – offer unique culture, history, landscapes and local stories. Click to read some of our favourite facts about the archipelago.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Roxy Dukes

Roxy has had many adventures throughout the USA, and has a passion for exploring the spectacular National Parks. Roxy’s tip is to invest in a private guides that take you off the grid, transforming your experience of these epic landscapes.

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Sue Grimwood

I was inspired to travel south from an early age. My form teacher when I was nine made us listen to tapes from Shackleton’s expeditions, I didn’t know it at the time, but it obviously left a deep impression on my psyche.

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Roxy advised that we sail around the Hawaiian Islands, so that we could see as many of the islands as possible (including very remote ones) while getting to snorkel, kayak and meet local communities. What a perfect recommendation - our journey was a once in a lifetime experience.

Destination: Hawaii
Travel Expert: Roxy

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