I’m always excited to see Open Paddle Kayaking on the activities roster. There is something magical about the solitude of exploring the scenery from a small boat.
As soon as we got close to shore we stopped paddling; we all wanted to listen to what Alaska had to say to us.
After an early morning crossing to Lana’i, the guests of the Safari Explorer were treated to amazingly calm and beautiful conditions for snorkeling and kayaking at the base of the island’s towering sea cliffs. Captain Winston anchored the Safari Explorer off of Kaunolu, Lana’i, or an area commonly referred to as Shark Fin!
It’s that time of year again, and if you’re booked on our Hawaiian Seascapes cruise, chances are you’re getting pretty excited about it. And of course you should be – it’s a true adventure! You'll have opportunities for snorkeling, kayaking, skiff rides, cultural outings, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
At the start of the Alaska season, we send a crew up to Patterson Lake to check on our kayaks left there over the winter. This is remote Alaska. These kayaks were helicoptered in to Patterson Lake in spring 2011, in time for our first Active Adventures on our expedition vessels. This is quite the excursion for our guests.