You'll never forget this amazing boutique cruise through the Hawaiian Islands

  • An Aloha Smile Welcomes You to Molokai

    Molokai carries the moniker of “the most friendly” and the “most Hawaiian” of all the islands in the archipelago, owing in no small degree to the preservation of ancient culture and heritage by the people who call it home. As an UnCruise Adventures passenger, your first stop will be this remote and magical isle.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • The UnCruise Safari Explorer Awaits Its Guests

    A small ship adventure cruise doesn’t offer Broadway shows, zip lines, rock climbing or other mega-ship amenities. What it does offer is the chance to experience nature up close and personal, together with a small group of like-minded adventure travelers.

    Photo courtesy of Tony DiBona

  • Tour Molokai's Famous Plumeria Farm

    The fragrant and fragile plumeria blossom is used to create most of the leis you associate with Hawaii. On the first day of the Hawaiian Seascapes cruise, you’ll have an opportunity to tour the 10-acre Molokai plumeria farm and afterwards, try your hand at stringing your own lei.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Discover Hawaii's Oldest Settlement

    In old Hawaiian tradition, a young man uses a conch shell to produce a deep, resonant sound to announce visitors to the sacred Halawa Valley below. This verdant valley, on Molokai’s northeastern tip, is believed to be one of Hawaii’s oldest settlements, with its inhabitants dating back to 650 AD.

    Photo courtesy of Tony DiBona

  • Experience an Ancient Hawaiian Greeting

    Only a few native families currently remain in the Halawa Valley. Elder Pilipo Solatorio (the last living Hawaiian descendant born and raised in the valley and still living there), welcomes cruise guests personally with a nose-to-forehead greeting. This ancient greeting, indigenous to this valley, is also found in other cultures around the world, from the Eskimos in Alaska to the Maori people in New Zealand.

    Photo courtesy of Tony DiBona

  • Explore the Island of Lanai

    Wake up the next day to the dramatic landscape of the island of Lanai. Hike up the cliffs surrounding Manele Bay for majestic ocean views. Tour the charming town of Lanai City, built in the early 1900’s as a plantation community around the island’s then-booming pineapple industry. Take a stroll around Dole Square, where you can shop for unique handmade jewelry and art indigenous to the island.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Snorkel Right Outside Your Cabin

    You’ll feel like you're on your own personal yacht while on board the 36-passenger Safari Explorer. There’s nothing more invigorating than to wake up, enjoy a delicious breakfast and plunge into warm, crystal blue waters for an amazing view of the colorful sea life below.

    Photo courtesy of Tony DiBona

  • The Magic of Hawaii's Coral Reefs

    You’ll feel as if you're floating above a surreal world the moment you dip your mask a few inches below water and experience the magnificence of Hawaii’s coral reefs (which account for about 85% of all coral reefs in the United States). You’ll float past brilliantly colored plants, fish and invertebrates on your calm journey around these precious living reefs.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Kayak Around Maui's Placid Waters

    The next morning, grab your oars and board your kayak for a close encounter with Maui’s spectacular coastline. Professional UnCruise guides are constantly by your side to answer any questions about what you're experiencing as you glide past cliff caves and rugged shoreline.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • A Whale of an Adventure

    From roughly November through May, you can witness the majesty of the North Pacific Humpback Whales on their annual migration from Alaska to the warm Hawaiian waters where they breed, birth and raise their calves.  Whale watching from a small ship has one important advantage: whales are more apt to display natural behavior as they are not distracted by loud engine noises or a massive ship’s hull.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Savor Top-Notch Fare

    Exploring the Hawaiian Islands in such an active way consumes lots of energy, but you'll never go hungry aboard an UnCruise vessel.  With an emphasis on sustainably-raised meats and fish as well as organically-farmed produce, onboard meals cater to every taste and dietary restriction. Multi-course meals are served at breakfast, lunch and dinner, always with choice of entrée. 

    Photo courtesy of Tony DiBona

  • Close Encounter of the Turtle Kind

    The next morning brings another “I can’t believe I am seeing this” moment during a snorkel dive off Maui’s Mala Pier. Hawaiian green sea turtles glide calmly through the waters, seemingly oblivious to their enthralled human visitors.

    Photo courtesy of Tony DiBona

  • Find Your Zen

    Each morning, with spectacular Hawaiian scenery as a backdrop, UnCruise staff conducts a yoga class on the upper deck.  A full body massage for every passenger is also included as part of the cruise package.

    Photo courtesy of Tony DiBona

  • Have a Look at Lahaina Town

    Enjoy a visit to historic Lahaina, a quaint town that was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1820 to 1845. Walk along the expansive promenade and enjoy views on the picturesque marina and shoreline. 

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Delight in a Local Treat

    Lahaina is famous for its many shops selling both homemade ice cream as well as the Hawaiian specialty, shave ice.  You’ll have your choice of many flavors made from local ingredients such as guava, coconut, pineapple passion fruit, kiwi and mango.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Handmade in Maui

    In addition to its historic museums and picturesque Courthouse Square, the site of the largest banyan tree in Hawaii (planted in 1873), Lahaina is a shopaholic’s dream come true.  A walk along pedestrian-friendly Front Street will take you past a string of shops, boutiques and galleries selling jewelry, artwork, Hawaiian artifacts, island clothing and local souvenirs.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Nature at Play

    Curious dolphins love to cavort along with the skiff boats that take cruise passengers to and from the snorkeling sites. You’ll enjoy a front-row seat as you watch these playful mammals frolic in the waves, often riding the bow right alongside you!

    Photo courtesy of Tony DiBona

  • To Your Health and Spirit

    If you enjoy fine wines, craft beer or cocktails while on vacation, you’ll be happy to know you won’t come away with a staggering bar bill at the end of your cruise. Unlimited alcoholic beverages are included in your fare on UnCruise Adventures, and there are also a wide variety of fresh tropical juices and non-alcoholic beverages available throughout the voyage.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Step Back in Time

    Your final stop is the Big Island, where you’ll visit historic Kailua Kona Town, established in 1810 by King Kamehameha as the capital of the newly formed Kingdom of Hawaii. Kailua gave birth to the Ironman World Championship in 1978 and is the start and finish of the annual triathlon. A stroll down Ali’i Drive, the town’s oceanfront downtown street, takes you past historic landmarks and beautiful ocean vistas.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Manta Ray Ballet

    For the ultimate in snorkeling experiences, you just can’t beat the world-renowned Kona Manta night snorkel, offered as part of your UnCruise Hawaiian adventure.  Your professional guide is by your side as you float above the water and look down to watch these gentle creatures feed on plankton attracted to the light. Watching their aquatic ballet is an unforgettable experience.

    Photo courtesy of UnCruise Adventures Hawaiian Seascapes

  • Life's a Beach

    Your final stop before boarding your flight home is the luxurious Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in Waimea, adjacent to Hapuna Beach State Park. The half-mile-long white sandy beach, regularly voted among the “best beaches of the world,” boasts a nearly perfect sunny climate all year round as well as a continuous shore break that makes it a great family beach. 

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • The Sun Sets on a Week of Lifelong Memories

    It’s time to say “Aloha” to a magical week of adventure on board the UnCruise Safari Explorer as the sun casts a fiery glow over the Hawaiian Islands.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

comments powered by Disqus

Build your own lists that you can easily reference or share stories with your friends.

Login ×

Forgot login/password?
Don't have an account? Create Your Account!

Enter your username or email in the box below and click
"Remind Me".

Remind Me ×
Create Account ×
Create Account ×

Already have an account?

Add to List ×
Save ×

Go to Lists Close Window ×