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Polulu Beach, Big Island, Hawaii, USA

Sail the Hawaiian Islands



10 Days

Prices Start from

$6,160 (ex. flights)

Suitable for

Couples Romantic/Honeymoon Adventure Traveller Solo Traveller Photographers Families

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.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Safari Explorer 4 Hawaii USA 1

Yacht Getaway

Sail whale-rich waters in an exclusive 10-knot yacht with plenty of laid-back aloha spirit.

Luau Show, Fire Dancers, Hawaii, USA 2

Meet Molokai Locals

Attend an evening pa’ina and jam session, listening to chants, songs and spiritual stories.

A large Manta Ray hovers above a group of divers in the Komodo National Park 3

Night Snorkelling

Take to the waters by night to snorkel amongst illuminated giant manta rays.

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Take to the Water

Explore giant sea cliffs by kayak, paddle board or skiff, navigating to lesser-visited sites.

Why we like it

This voyage is well-suited to those who aspire to experience the more remote areas of the Hawaiian Islands and partake in a more authentic tour of the archipelago. Whats more, a small boat is carried on board the yacht to enable passengers to navigate even closer to the dramatic coastline. Notably, this itinerary often ventures on to land in hopes of discovering the history of the ancient islands through traditional feasts, local music and dancing. Passengers can snorkel, paddle board and kayak amongst the myriad of sea life that is native to the volcanic shores, or simply relax on deck and observe dolphins and green sea turtles from this unique vantage point.

Explore our suggested itinerary

Boat Journey
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
    Honolulu - Molokai
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5-6
  • Day 7-9
    Big Island Hawaii
  • Day 9
    Big Island Hawaii - Honolulu
  • Day 10
Luau Show, Fire Dancers, Hawaii, USA
Luau Show, Fire Dancers, Hawaii, USA

Attend a Pa'ina & Meet Locals

Spend a day on Molokai meeting locals and learning about the traditions of the Hawaiian people before joining one of the islands’ cultural treasures – a pa’ina (a local feast). Discover the history of this ancient homeland as you experience singing, dancing, traditional cuisine and Hawaiian décor. On Big Island, visit the seaside town of Kailua-Kona, where the Hualalai volcano meets the ocean, to explore this lively settlement and uncover its charm at a leisurely pace. You might like to purchase some of the world-renowned Kona coffee before heading back to the yacht.

Sea Turtle in the Reef, Hawaiian Islands
Sea Turtle in the Reef, Hawaiian Islands

Drift on the Olowalu Reef

In ancient times, the community of Olowalu on the west of the island of Maui was known throughout the Hawaiian Islands as a place of sanctuary, or pu’u honua. Today, it is home to one of the most unique ocean reef systems in all the Hawaiian Islands, known locally as Turtle Reef. Snorkel in this sea turtle habitat among hundred-year-old coral gardens that are swarming with an abundance of tropical marine life and sail through the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, a designated expanse of shallow warm waters. Learn from the guides about one of the world’s most important protected marine habitats, and search for humpback whales, spinner dolphins, Hawaiian monk seals.

Manta Ray, Snorkelling
Manta Ray, Snorkelling

Night Snorkel with Giant Manta Rays

Located on the south-western shoreline of Hawaii’s Big Island, Honomalino Bay is a scenic clear-water gem that is rarely frequented by crowds. Fringed by coconut palms, the bay is teeming with a diversity of colourful corals, sponges, and tropical fish. Anchor at an offshore location for a thrilling night-time snorkelling adventure with giant manta rays. As these gentle giants congregate to feed on the tiny plankton that swarm the bright lights of the boat, don a wetsuit and snorkel to observe this magnificent underwater show from the surface.

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

Hike Gorges & Coastlines

For any ambitious ramblers (without a fear of heights!), extend your time in Hawaii before or after the cruise and travel to Kauai to embark on the 11-mile-long Kalalau Trail, a steep track that cuts through five of the park’s valleys, to reach Kalalau Beach. Perhaps camping for a night or two at Kalalau or Hanakoa in the embrace of an ancient rain-etched valley, intrepid explorers can experience a once-in-a-lifetime slumber under a blanket of stars accompanied by the restorative echoes of the nearby crashing ocean. Those who crave a gentler view of the island’s dramatic coast, or who desire to see the real-life movie scene in all its glory, can absorb the epic landscape from a birds’ eye view in an exhilarating helicopter flight.

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All the way through the process - from us explaining what we wanted through to the programme that Roxy created - everything was excellent. Roxy understood our requirements perfectly and created a trip that exactly fitted the bill.

Destination: USA
Travel Expert: Roxy

From my first conversation with Roxy, it was clear that her knowledge was very good indeed. She listened to our ideas and created a fantastic bespoke holiday for us, and the pre-trip information was first class.

Destination: USA
Travel Expert: Roxy

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