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The Lanai Snorkel Tour is a Day Out You Will Never Forget

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From the moment you step aboard the catamaran Trilogy for the Discover Lanai Snorkeling Tour the fun begins, and not just because breakfast will be served, comprising Mom Coon’s homemade cinnamon rolls, coffee, juice, and seasonal fruit. There is a definite increase in the sense of excitement as the sails are unfurled and you begin the 30km voyage of discovery from Lahaina on Maui to Hulopo‘e  Beach and Marine Preserve on the southern coast of the nearby island of Lanai. This is the only tour that has permission to bring visitors to the Marine Preserve.


A choice of cast-off times for your Lanai snorkel tour

Depending on whether you are an early bird or a night owl, your journey will begin at either 6.30 a.m. or 10.00 a.m., returning between seven-and-a-half and eight hours later, so this really is a day out, which gives you the perfect chance to enjoy the action as well as some R&R time.


Once you arrive at Hulopo’e the choice of what to do is pretty much up to you. If you want, you can simply enjoy the stunning surroundings of what was voted the best beach in America by Dr. Beach, sunbathe or read a book if you want to chill.


a blue and white boat sitting next to a body of water

Photo: Trilogy Excursions, Maui – Lana’i

There’s plenty to keep you busy on Lanai

For those of you who like to be more active during the three-hour stay at Hulopo’e, then we strongly suggest you get snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters where there is an abundance of stunning marine life and if you want to seriously engage in the underwater experience, the Trilogy is equipped for SNUBA® diving which multiplies the fun level by ten! With your safety paramount at all times, both in and out of the water, you will be pleased to know that the catamaran’s crew is trained in both First Aid and CPR.


Beyond the water you have the opportunity to walk along the shoreline, depending on the state of the tide, to explore the tidal pools that are a feature of the location, or take a short trek up to Pu’u Pehe (Sweetheart) Rock and get out your camera as the views are simply magical. And just in case you have any energy left to expend, the crew of the Trilogy are always up for an impromptu game of beach volleyball!


Fancy a memorable lunch?

So, having worked up an appetite at Hulopo’e (sunbathing can be very arduous a task!) what could be more enjoyable than enjoying a kiawe wood-fire barbecue lunch is said by many to be one of the best in Hawai‘i, and is served at the Hale O Manele Pavilion overlooking Manele Harbor.


The sail between Lanai and Maui is very much a part of the whole day’s experience, so as a special treat on the return leg across the au’au channel, expect to be served cool drinks and locally made ice cream.


If you are planning to come to any of Hawai’i’s beautiful islands, at Lea Lea Tours we are always keen to ‘cherry pick’ the very best of tours available. To book your place aboard the Trilogy or to find out more about any of our other recommended tours, please feel free to get in touch with us at any time.