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Crew Time in Hawaii—SKURFING!


By Kristin Roth, Senior Fleet Expedition Leader, Safari Explorer

How do you take your break at work?

Our crew works seven days a week, 12 hours a day, for about 6-8 weeks at a time. They live in shared living quarters that would probably make you reminisce of summer camp. They are some of the happiest people I know.

You may wonder, why, how, are they so happy? Not only do we each enjoy sharing our destinations and experiences with our guests by welcoming them into our home, but we all have a passion for the place. By enjoying and experiencing the place on our own and with guests, we rejuvenate.


A skurfing session reenergizes crew members of the Safari Explorer

Early morning paddleboard sessions away from the anchored boat, skurfing (being pulled behind a skiff at high speeds) sessions on a flat afternoon once the chores are done, yoga on the sun deck on a shady afternoon. Finding personal space and ways to rejuvenate on a boat is probably one of the most challenging aspects of being a part of the crew. Luckily, we have each other to help us through the tough days, even if that means picking up your fellow crew member and throwing them in the warm Hawaiian water!


Skurfing takes a lot of upper body strength to stay on the board


Ready to skurf?

The 36-guest Safari Explorer will be sailing among the Hawaiian Islands until April. You can still join us this year for a Luxury Adventure and try skurfing for yourself.

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