Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hawaii by Adventure Cruise Ship

Early Morning whale watch on the skiffs
Manta Ray Night Dive in Kona
Humpback surface behavior
Safari Explorer
For the past six years UnCruise Adventures has been operating a small cruise ship between the islands of Molokai, Lana'i, Maui and the Big Island. With a maximum of 36 guests, the 145ft, luxurious Safari Explorer provides a unique way to experience Hawaii. With no ferries in the Hawaiian Islands other than between Maui and Lanai, everyone is forced to fly between islands. Sailing on the safari explorer is about the only way to wake up in a new Hawaiian island without being on a huge cruise ship. 

Small ship adventure cruising the Hawaiian Islands with UnCruise

  For the past two years I have had the privilege of being the expedition leader onboard the Safari Explorer. I get to share my passion for the Hawaiian islands with people from all over the world. We carry out toys around with us, think kayaks, SUP's, snorkel gear and small boats. We swim with manta rays on the big island, whale watch in the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, hike on Lana'i, and immerse into Hawaiian culture on Molokai. We cross the infamous Alenuihaha Channel every week, and discover small differences between the islands both above and below the water.

Pilot Whale Mom and Calf
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Longnose butterfly fish black morph
  On a good week we might see five or six marine mammals, different species of deep ocean sea birds like brown boobies or black footed albatross, and swim with one of the only reptiles native to the Hawaiian islands, the Green Sea Turtle. The islands are so isolated, 2400 miles from the nearest large landmass, which means that many of the species we come across are endemic to Hawaii. All of these adventures off the boat make the fun times onboard more like the icing on the cake. Plush accommodations, five star dining with a Hawaiian flare, educational presentations, an open bar,  and back deck swim calls are just a few of the ways that we treat guests to the best vacation of their lives. At least that is always my hope.

  Over the years working as a guide, naturalist, and marine biologist I have amassed many pictures of Hawaii's unique environments and wildlife. If you are interested check them out here at

Snorkeling in clear tropical water

Bowriding dolphins
Snorkeling with sea turtles

Sea Turtle snorkel in Maui

Humpback Whale breach

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