Hawaiian Islands Experience Guide
The first Polynesians discovered these isolated, volcanic Hawaiian Islands sometime between 300 and 800AD. Over centuries, the lives of Native Hawaiians became essentially linked to the life-giving land, and the spirit of aloha ‘aina—love of the land—is still strong today.
Lush valleys where residents first settled are still inhabited by Hawaiians who continue traditional taro farming and celebrate their culture through old customs and storytelling. This diverse landscape creates an ecosystem of biological riches—Flowering plants, fruit-bearing trees, and banyans provide perches for chattering birds; sunbaked lava rock offers hiding spots for geckos and lizards; and marine life flit along reefs and in the largest marine sanctuary in the world.
Unpack only once, then relax, and explore on an island-hopping adventure cruise. A new aloha awaits!
Whether its November to March’s wet (or “green”) season or April to October’s dry season, we like to think there’s no such thing as bad weather in Hawaii.
The green season brings back humpback whales and the Hawaii state bird, the Nene, while you may see more Giant Pacific Manta rays darting about from February through April. Dolphin, whale shark, and green sea turtle sightings are possible all year round.
Hawaii by Boutique Yacht vs. 5-star Resorts
Mark Twain commented that Hawaii was, to him, “the loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.”
And there are many options for exploring this beautiful slice of paradise. You might be wondering what, exactly, makes a 7-night cruise aboard a boutique yacht any better than a week in 5-star resorts? We’re confident there’s no better way to experience multiple islands than from aboard a yacht.
To help you see the nuts-and-bolts of why, we’ve put together this helpful dollar-for-dollar, opportunity-to-opportunity, amenity-to-amenity comparison.
Hawaiian Islands Slideshow
Whales, sea turtles, dolphins, and rays. Deep, lush valleys; sweeping volcanic vistas; and rugged, palm-lined coasts. The Hawaiian Islands are spectacular, especially when witnessed from the vantage of our boutique yacht. Click the image at left to get a peek at your experience.