Aloha Hawaii Adventure Cruise

Cruise four tropical islands this summer, seeking Hawaii's wild, welcoming spirit

From $5,195

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Romance In Paradise:

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  • Ports and Places
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  • Vessels
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Itinerary

Insiders Hawaii. This new summertime sailing weaves through the islands with a focus on cultural connections, wildlife-rich encounters, and adventure.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Night snorkel with Giant Pacific Manta rays
  • Search for whales and dolphins in a marine sanctuary
  • Evening pa‘ina (feast) and Hawaiian jam session with Molokai locals
  • Snorkel among coral gardens and at a sea turtle habitat
  • Visit with a local Kahuna in Molokai’s ancient Halawa Valley
  • Island history at the Lana‘i Culture and Heritage Center
  • Snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and skiff exploration
  • Colorful. Fresh. Organic. Hand-crafted meals made with island-sourced ingredients
  • Premium beverages, including alcohol, are covered in the fare 

Departure Dates & Rates

Select year and month

2019
Jul
2019
Aug
2019

Roundtrip Molokai:

$1000 Aloha Summer Savings

Save $1,000 per couple ($500/person) on select 2019 Aloha Hawaii Adventure Cruise departures: Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3.

Promo code: ALOHASUMMER. Valid on NEW reservations booked February 4-April 30, 2019.

Your day-by-day details

Roundtrip Molokai

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DAY 1

Molokai – Embarkation
Say ‘Aloha’ to paradise. Settle in with a glass of bubbly and a prime spot on deck. Kick off the week cruising the coast of Molokai for the sunset along this beautiful, untouched shoreline.
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DAY 2

Captain’s Choice
Dive in to the week with an exploratory snorkel in a tropical island bay. Or maybe, toss your gear aside and go for an easy swim. Then it’s “critter cruising,” as our on-the-lookout guides like to say. Dolphins, sea turtles, and technicolor fish are all possibilities—you never know what’s swimming.
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DAY 3

Lanaʻi
Welcome to Lana’i. No shopping malls, public transportation, or traffic lights, the island is a nostalgic reminder of old Hawaii. The “Private Island,” some say. Visit a secluded beach for a spin in a kayak past dramatic rock formations and volcanic landscape. Take in Sweetheart Rock, a sea stack jutting 80 feet above the surf, to discover the legend of the princess Puu Pehe. Tonight kick back in the lounge for a presentation with your Expedition Guides about Hawaii’s marine life.
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DAY 4

Kailua-Kona
With the largest volcano in the world—Mauna Loa—on one side and deep green valleys on the other, Hawaii’s Big Island is a beautiful example of habitat diversity. Start with an easy stroll through Kailua-Kona town dotted with historic buildings between beaches and lava-lined coves. This evening you’re in for a treat—a night snorkel with Giant Pacific Manta Rays. Watch these big guys feed and feast while you ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ through your snorkel mask.
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DAY 5

Hawaiʻi, the Big Island
Kona’s coast continues to dazzle with a rainbow of colorful corals, sponges, and tropical fishes beneath the surface. Friendly dolphins too. Say ‘hello’ by snorkel or tool around the bay in a kayak or skiff. And for those ready to “find balance” in the island’s beauty, grab a paddle board and go exploring.
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DAY 6

Olowalu / West Maui
Thousands of years of erosion created Maui’s lush, dramatic valleys. Loved by many as some of the best beaches in the world, you’re in the place to get in the water. Snorkel in coral gardens packed with marine life. These waters are home to sea turtle feeding stations where schools of fish feed off the plankton attached to the backs of sea turtles. Just one of Mother Nature’s neat little tricks.
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DAY 7

Halawa Valley
End the week in one the island’s ancient areas, the Halawa Valley. Feel the lore of the past on a hike alongside waterfalls through Halawa’s cathedral valley, or take in a cultural lesson and poi making. Listen to the chants, songs, and stories from a local family and kupuna who have inhabited this land for over 13 generations. Live aloha with a delicious Pa’ina (feast) paired with a home-style Hawaiian jam session. This evening, celebrate with a photographic recap of your adventure.
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DAY 8

Molokai – Disembarkation
One last island-fresh breakfast and decadent pastry. Disembark the Safari Explorer at the dock in Molokai, where you'll be transferred to the airport or to your extended UnCruise hotel stay.

Passport required (non USA citizens). Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

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Rates and Dates

Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Single fares are "from prices" reflecting the lowest fare available in select cabins. Triple accommodations are available in the Commodore Suites and Admiral cabins. Inquire for pricing details. Charter up to 40 guests.

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$1,000 ALOHA SUMMER SAVINGS

Save $1,000 per couple ($500/person) on select 2019 Aloha Hawaii Adventure Cruise departures: Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3.

Promo code ALOHASUMMER. Valid on NEW reservations booked February 4-April 30, 2019.

Departure Dates

Select year and month to view rates

2019
Jul
2019
Aug
2019

 

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Jul 06

2019

Molokai to Molokai
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,195
Commander
$5,595
Captain
$6,095
Admiral
$6,995
Commodore Suite
$8,395
Single
$8,345
Charter
$211,975
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jul 13

2019

Molokai to Molokai
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,195
Commander
$5,595
Captain
$6,095
Admiral
$6,995
Commodore Suite
$8,395
Single
$8,345
Charter
$211,975
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jul 20

2019

Molokai to Molokai
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,195
Commander
$5,595
Captain
$6,095
Admiral
$6,995
Commodore Suite
$8,395
Single
$8,345
Charter
$211,975
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jul 27

2019

Molokai to Molokai
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,195
Commander
$5,595
Captain
$6,095
Admiral
$6,995
Commodore Suite
$8,395
Single
$8,345
Charter
$211,975
Port taxes/fees
$375

Aug 03

2019

Molokai to Molokai
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,195
Commander
$5,595
Captain
$6,095
Admiral
$6,995
Commodore Suite
$8,395
Single
$8,345
Charter
$211,975
Port taxes/fees
$375

Aug 10

2019

Molokai to Molokai
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,195
Commander
$5,595
Captain
$6,095
Admiral
$6,995
Commodore Suite
$8,395
Single
$8,345
Charter
$211,975
Port taxes/fees
$375

Ports & Places

The places you visit play a starring role throughout every journey. While this list isn’t exhaustive of every nook-and-cranny you’ll explore along the way, we’ve included descriptions of key ports and places to help you get to know the wilderness areas, landmark locations, notable regions, and coastal towns relevant to this itinerary.

Departure Dates

Select Year and Month to View Rates

2019
Jul
2019
Aug
2019
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Molokai, Hawaii

Formed from two shield volcanoes and scattered northward across the Pacific Ocean about 1.5 million years ago, a tsunami in the mid-twentieth century wiped out fields of lo'i (taro) leaving behind the highest sea cliffs in the world. On three sides, steep pali (cliff walls) create the deep valley of the island and intermittently hide and reveal slender waterfalls.

Molokai is old Hawaii, an undeveloped place of cathedral valleys, soaring sea cliffs, and ancient secrets. Throughout time, it has been revered for the wisdom and religious prestige of its people. When the Polynesians first arrived from the South Pacific about 1,500 years ago, fertile land, mountain waters, and abundance of food from the sea and the land provided sustenance for the oldest known Hawaiian settlement in the Halawa Valley. Today, meandering rock walls reveal forgotten heiau (temples) and are the only archaeological evidence of this 7th-century settlement. With no written language during this period, most of its history has come from chants, stories, and dances passed down from generation to generation.

Hawaiians believe that everything is a living thing and one must seek the answer from nature. This place is full of Mana where every rock has a tale. You are surrounded by life and can feel the intensity.

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Lana'i, Hawaii

Legend tells of a prince, banished from Maui to Lāna’i for bad behavior, who rid the island of pesky evil spirits that had tormented the islanders. Free from the naughty tricks of ghouls and goblins, people from neighboring Molokai and Maui were happy to make the journey across the channels to inhabit the island. Ruins of old fishing villages can be found along the Lānai’i’s rugged coastline.

The sixth largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago and the smallest that is publically accessible, most of Lāna’i’s 3,100 residents live in Lāna'i City. With no shopping malls, public transportation or traffic lights, the island is remarkably reminiscent of old Hawaii and has retained much of its native culture. This arid, volcanic landscape has been weathered over the years, creating unusual and dramatic rock formations and steep cliffs along some of the coastline. Secluded beaches are often shared with only your own companions and the life swimming below the surface.

Like the other islands, Lana’i’s volcanic origins created incredibly rich soil which is how it once came to be known as the Pineapple Island. In 1922, James Dole, president of the Dole Food Company, bought 98% of the island and turned it into the world's largest pineapple plantation. Now, the plantation is gone, but old mills and buildings associated with the operation can be seen.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi

Rising up from Kailua Bay along the side of Hualālai volcano, Kailua-Kona is green with tall palms, 'Ōhi'a Lehua trees with their distinct red flowers, many-colored hibiscus, and deliciously scented plumeria. The capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii at the time of King Kamehameha I, Kailua-Kona was a quiet but important fishing village into the 20th century. During his visit in the mid-1800s, Mark Twain described it as, “the sleepiest, quietest, Sundayest looking place you can imagine.” The town remained a central place for Hawaiian royals and is still a place of great importance today.

In recent years, it has grown dramatically with a population of nearly 12,000 clustered around Kailua Bay. While it is the hub of commerce and tourism on west Hawaiʻi, it operates on “island time” and the pace is happily a leisurely one. The oceanfront walk through town passes many historic buildings including the Victorian Hulihe’e Palace and the first church built in the islands, Moku’aiaua Church. One of the most significant locations of both historic importance and modern-day community is King Kamehameha beach and the Kailua Pier. At the beach, guarding the mouth of the bay, reconstructed Ahu’ena Heiau was a temple to the god Lono and a vital ceremonial place for King Kamehameha. Today the pier at the beach is home to the annual Ironman World Championship triathlon and is the site for many outrigger canoe races that showcase the skill and cooperative power of local paddlers from youth to seasoned adults.

The town’s coastline stretches south of the main center and opens up between thick stands of trees and homes exposing pockets of sandy beach and rough lava-lined coves where surfers get in their morning, afternoon, evening or anytime session. A salt-and-pepper sand beach, Kahalu'u Bay at the most southern end is considered to be one of Hawaii's best locations for snorkeling and is regularly frequented by docile and charmingly graceful green sea turtles who mingle with zippy angel fish, spotted tobies, neon parrot fish and schools of yellow tang.

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Hawaiʻi, the Big Island

Living up to its name, the Big Island is unmatched in its diversity of natural wonders. Its lush rainforests, volcanic deserts, and snowcapped mountains include all but two of the world’s climate zones. Built from five separate volcanoes erupting sequentially, one overlapping the other, this southern-most and eastern-most island in the Hawaiian chain is also the youngest. And it’s still growing! On the south end of the island, Mauna Loa – the largest volcano in the world (by volume and area), is home to spectacular Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and neighbors Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano.

The island also boasts the world’s tallest mountain surpassing even Mount Everest. While Mauna Kea may only display 13,800’ of its height above water, it measures over 33,000’ from its true base on the ocean floor. Average island temperatures might be in the 80’s but it’s not unheard of to see the peak of the “white mountain” crested with snow; an unexpected spectacle when observed from a warm, palm-tree-lined tropical beach.

The volcanoes provide a natural division of the island with the classic Hawaiian white sands beaches on the west, “dry” side, and beautiful valleys, green with exotic vegetation on the east, “wet” side. King Kamehameha I, who united all of the islands, is said to have been raised in fertile, deep Waipio Valley on the northeastern coast. The Big Island is also the fateful location where Captain Cook lost his life in 1779. Protected, gorgeous Kealakekua Bay Historic Park is now the site of a memorial to Captain Cook and also, arguably, the island’s best snorkeling in its cerulean blue water.

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Olowalu, Maui

Located on the west side of the island of Maui, Olowalu has been considered a place of refuge, or pu'uhonua, by Hawaiians since ancient times. If you committed a kapu—broke a sacred law—your only chance of survival would be to escape to a pu’uhonua. The sanctuary of this place would keep you from any harm. Entering this area, it’s impossible not to feel the powerful aura of those ancient protections.

Traditionally, local Hawaiian farmers filled the area around Olowalu with taro, breadfruit groves and crops that produced useful materials for clothing and shelter. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the area was heavily farmed for sugarcane. Today, the Olowalu Cultural Reserve is working to revitalize the traditional Hawaiian culture and protect the historic sites in the area.

Olowalu is also home to one of Hawaii's most unique reefs. Also known as Turtle Town, it features a remarkable Green Sea turtle and manta ray cleaning station—where turtles and mantas come to be cleaned by other fish—and a blacktip reef shark nursery. Protected and sheltered, the reef is home to some of the Hawaiian Island’s oldest large coral heads, dating back hundreds of years.

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Halawa Valley, Molokai, Hawaii

Located on the east side of Molokai, the Halawa Valley is home to breathtaking vistas and the 250-foot Mooula Falls. It is believed that ancient Polynesians settled here as early as 650 AD, making the Halawa Valley one of the island’s most historic areas. Extending several miles inland and spanning half a mile wide, the valley feels thick with wonderful tradition and lore of the past. Hidden heiau—or temples—add to the mystic, and you might just hear the chants and songs of ancients on the winds that breeze through the broad leaves of tall trees. Once the site of extensive taro fields, after several 20th century tsunamis prompted most residents to move away, this quiet valley is home to only a few families nowadays. At the mouth of the valley, a beautiful beach offers a pristine spot for quiet, peaceful relaxation.

Vessels for this Itinerary

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Safari Explorer

This high-end SUV of a ship is nimble, strong, and loving. The Safari Explorer has what mariners call “feet” that take her into wild areas other ships can’t visit. Her performance-built rugged construction means access to faraway regions. But it’s what’s on the inside that makes this yacht the prize of the fleet. And with only 36 guests on board, the feel is decidedly exclusive.
 
Lovingly called “the Bulldog,” she’s poised, her interior is a pearl, and the general mood is down-to-earth. Throughout the year, she bops around the islands of Hawaii soaking up the laid-back aloha spirit—weaving through the islands, ready for bow-riding dolphins. A protective spirit infused in every part of the ship, and within the crew. She’s made for adventures after all and with them comes inevitable fun and folly.
 

Onboard Features: Full-beam swim step; kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles, snorkel gear/wetsuits; fitness equipment and yoga mats; DVD and book library; wine library

Cabin Features: TV/DVD player; Tempur-Pedic mattresses; heated tile floor in all bathrooms; hair dryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles

Destination: Hawaiian Islands

Deck plan below reflects all departures through August 2019.
To view deck plan for November 2019 and beyond, please click here.

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  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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B3, B7-B14
Queen or twin beds; view window and windowed door; private bath with shower

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B15-B16
King or twin beds; view window and windowed door; private bath with shower

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B2
King or twin beds; view window and windowed door; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

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B1, C1-C2
King or twin beds; windowed door or view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

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A1-A2
Separate sitting area; king or twin beds; view window and a sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

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B6
Queen bed; view window; windowed door; private bath with shower