Throughout your Hawaii Island experience, our yacht cruise will seek out an earlier Hawaii, of graceful cultural traditions and pristine natural beauty. We may invite local experts on board, to tell tales of Hawaiian royalty, or speak of the early navigators. We'll seek out private visits that embody the Hawaii Aloha Spirit. During tours ashore our transport is always exclusive, reserved for you and fellow yacht mates.
Whether you're looking for extreme or serene adventures, a honeymoon or wedding package or wedding ceremony aboard or family vacation in tropical islands in the clear blue ocean, you can snorkel, scuba dive, surf, beach, hike, golf, kayak, swim, sun bathe, luxury dine and shop ashore, observe sea birds, dolphins, sea turtles, whales, undisturbed in their natural habitat (seasonal). Even include and optional luxury vacation condominium with van, beach bikes, pool, sauna, reef and river kayaks in a tropical jungle setting in the historic beach town of Kapaa.
The cruise route and timing is provided as a general guideline as your Captain adjusts the flow to maximize exclusive cruising opportunities and visits to attractions and remote retreats. Flexible scheduling also leads to the best whale watching and encounters with other wildlife as well as taking advantage of currents and changes in weather. Whether afloat or ashore, the following experiences are included in your yacht adventure.
Sailing vacations in Hawaii - 1 Week or more 2 to 8 people, or include optional stay in a luxury tropical condominium. This beautiful, charming, designer decorated and remodeled condominium is a step above the usual vacation rental. Features new stainless appliances, tropical fans in every room, pebble floor and rain shower in bath, lanai overlooking tropical jungle from both bedroom and living room. Sleeps 6, pool, tennis courts. Centrally located in charming historic Kapaa. Walk or ride bikes (provided) to Kealia or Kapaa beaches. swim, snorkel (provided).
Boat sleeps 8, private head, private double stateroom, hot & cold water, shower, galley, tv/vcr. Condo sleeps 6, jungle setting, bikes, close to beaches, old Kapaa town, pool, sauna, beautiful.
Hawaiian Yacht Charter
Kahului, Maui to Kailua-Kona, Big Island, 7-night / 8-day
Day 1: Kahului, Maui
We sail from the Kahului, Maui harbor into prime humpback whale-watching waters. These whales winter in Hawaii to bear their calves and spend summers feeding in Alaska which is also the Yachts summer home. Later, we anchor in a protected bay for the evening to get acquainted and relax on deck, in the hot tub or in the Wine Library with the warm breezes and stars above as company.
Day 2: Lana'i - The Private Island
Wake to the floral-sweet aromas and bright skies of Hawaii as you learn about the myriad ways you can enjoy the waters and shores of Maui, Lana'i, Moloka'i and the Big Island. Underway to Lana'i, the former pineapple capital of the world, your yacht cruises by white-sand beaches and brings into view a long-abandoned relic perched high along Shipwreck Beach. Lana'i's steep rock faces line many protected coves. Spend an unhurried afternoon snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and hiking along the deserted rock walls of an early Hawaiian village. Crewmembers are always on hand to assist and even join you in the two-seat kayaks if you've never had an opportunity to try it before. Reboard to enjoy a complimentary massage, a fine glass of wine in the Wine Library or lounge on the top deck.
Day 3: Moloka'i - The Friendly Isle
On Moloka'i, Hawaii's Most Traditional Island, your included tour stops at the summit overlooking Kalaupapa Peninsula, now a National Historic Park. The cliffs here are the steepest of any islands in the world. Hear the heartwarming story of Father Damien and his dedication to those afflicted with Hansen's disease. Some visitors descend the scenically spectacular mountain trail by mule while others hike the 3 miles down and back. Another extraordinary opportunity awaits on ancient lands to discover magnificent waterfalls and authentic Hawaiian farming techniques. Few Hawaii visitors venture away from the populated centers on Oahu or Maui to experience the scenic wonders of the island between them, Moloka'i.
Day 4: Maui - Lahaina and Trails of History
Lahaina evokes singular charm and Hawaiian flavor while bustling with activity. An included excursion along the shores and into the hillsides reveals ancient Hawaiian lore. Travel to the tarot farm home site of Uncle Oliver to "talk story," learning about Hawaiian family life. Hike through green hillsides accessible only to small groups. The cruise of the waters off Maui with views of crescent-shaped Molokini and the deserted island of Kaho'olawe. Look for pods of humpback whales and spinner dolphins playing in the yacht's bow wake. Anchor for the night with Haleakala as your tropical backdrop.
Day 5: Maui
Your Captain will deliver you to leeward bays and beaches, most of which are inaccessible to highway or other travelers. Excellent snorkeling, kayaking and hiking make this a day of discovery and active adventure. Cruise this evening to the shores of Hawaii, the Big Island.
Day 6: Hilo - Waterfalls & Soaring above the Volcanoes National Park
Enjoy a port call at historic Hilo. A highlight is an included helicopter tour. Soar above the lush tropical landscape to view several remote waterfalls, linger over the bright orange lava flows and view the steam clouds rising from Kilauea's caldera. During your transfer and tour, you'll also be able to hike to Rainbow and Akaka falls. If lava is flowing into the ocean from Kilauea Caldera, we'll view the rising steam and colorful lava from the deck at night.
Day 7: The Big Island - Lava Shores & Ocean Adventures
Sailing trough volcanic-shaped formations along the rugged shoreline and cruises by Black Sands Beach before edging around Ka Lae (southernmost tip of the United States). Your exploration continues up the dramatic Kona coastline where Captain Cook once sailed. Set course for the sacred Place of Refuge and hear the stories of defeated warriors or those accused of breaking a Kapu (Hawaiian law) who sought safe haven in Pu'uhonua o Honaunau. An included snorkeling excursion in Kealakekua Bay, home to the towering Captain Cook Monument, reveals a diversity of colorful corals, sponges and tropical fishes. Green sea turtles, manta rays and large barracuda are often found in this area.
Day 8: Kona, The Big Island
Aloha! We arrive at the Kawaihae docking facility above Kailua-Kona for a 9:00 am disembarkation. Transfers are provided to the Kona airport or Mauna Lani Resort if you have arranged for a post-cruise extension.
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