Hawaii Un-Cruising

By Janice Mucalov, Cruise and Travel Lifestyles

‘Talk story’ with colorful characters, snorkel at night among monster manta rays, and paddle an outrigger canoe on this off-the-beaten-path ‘un-cruise’ from Lanai to the Big Island.

The mammoth rays glide up from the inky depths, one by one. Black wings flapping like Dracula’s cape and cavernous mouths gaping open, they rise to within inches of my snorkel mask.

“Don’t move,” I will myself.