Unrushed. Uncrowded. Unbelievable.
Welcome to the world of small ship cruising around the tropical islands of Hawaii with UnCruise.
Sample life aboard the Safari Explorer for a unique and intimate spin on traditional cruising. With only 18 cabins accommodating a mere 36 guests and a crew of 15 this unique holiday is all about you. The ship is alive with Aloha spirit and provides the most authentic Polynesian experience you'll ever have.
Up-close discoveries, insightful cultural encounters and off the beaten path explorations are the order of the day. Amenities on board include a wine library and spa area, dining area, bar and three public decks. Adventure equipment is available, free of charge, so try your hand at kayaking and paddle boarding. The hydrophone allows you to hear below surface sounds from the whales and dolphins, and better still, the underwater camera shows the action directly on your cabin TV.
Set sail today for Maui, known as the Valley Isle and second largest of the Hawaiian Islands with some of the best beaches in the world. The waters around Maui also offer some of the best Humpback whale watching opportunities in Hawaii. You'll view these magnificent creatures up-close in the Humpback National Marine Sanctuary which is located between the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai. This will be one of THE highlights of your sailing holiday.
You'll also visit Olowalu (Turtle Reef) on the west coast of Maui, which in ancient times was considered a place of refuge. Here you can relax and enjoy the scenery or snorkel amongst the coral gardens and sea turtle habitat.
Today is known as Captain's Choice Day. Due to weather conditions on the actual day it's up to the Captain which direction he'll sail. It may be a dramatic volcano backdrop, marine life sightings, a hidden beach or soaring seacliffs, whatever he unveils, you won't be disappointed. Think of it as a Mystery Day at Sea.
It's time to head for the Big Island! Built from five separate volcanoes erupting sequentially, one overlaping the other, this is the youngest and boasts the most dramatic scenery among the Hawaiian islands. It's home to Kilaueau, the world's most active volcano, Mauna Kea - the tallest sea-mountain in the world, Mauna Loa - the largest volcano in the world (by volume and area), and of course, Volcanoes National Park. This is an island of contrasts from the snow capped mountains and fiery volcanic lava fields to the tropical rainforests and deserted beaches.
Today you'll sail into Honomalino Bay on the Big Island. Due to its remote location it is only accessible by foot or boat so this black-sand beach is largely deserted and therefore totally natural. AND, not something most people will experience during their holiday. Fringed by swaying coconut palms this beautiful bay offers a diversity of colourful corals, sponges, and tropical fish. Your day will be spent hiking through the lush rainforest, relaxing on the beach, or kayaking through the crystal clear waters. You decide. In the evening you'll anchor offshore for an incredible night snorkel with the Giant Pacific Manta Rays. The Big Island is one of the best places in the world to view this gentle giant.
Mahalo Hawaii - it's time to fly back to the UK.
Your adventure doesn't have to end here, however, perhaps you would like to extend your stay and include a city stop over in Los Angeles or mybe San Francisco.
Call the USA travel specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss your ideal UnCruise Hawaii tour.
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