InnerSea Discoveries has announced plans to send its 76-passenger Wilderness Explorer vessel to the Hawaiian Islands next year, beginning seven-night cruises between Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii in November 2013 through April 2014.
The boat will join the cruise line’s 36-passenger Safari Explorer yacht, which launched seven-night upscale cruises in the state last fall.
“We are sending the Wilderness Explorer to Hawaii to add another option for travelers seeking an active island adventure at a moderate price,” said Tim Jacox, InnerSea’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “It’s a tremendous value when you add in all the included activities and the ability to explore multiple scenic islands.”
The Wilderness Explorer sailings will include visits to Oahu’s Kaena Point State Park and Waianae Harbor as well as stops at Opihihali on Maui, Honomalino Bay on Lanai and Kailua-Kona on the Big Island.
Featuring a number of chances for both dolphin- and humpback whale-watching, during those species’ annual Hawaii calving and mating season, other cruise highlights include a night swim with giant Pacific manta rays, snorkeling at the Molokini undersea crater off Maui and guided hiking excursions on all four islands led by expert naturalists.
Guests can also enjoy water activities such as swimming, standup paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkeling and skiff explorations from the vessel. While onboard, travelers can take advantage of a fitness center, sauna and complimentary yoga classes along with cabins complete with flat-screen TVs, DVD players and iPod docks.
Cruise fares for the Wilderness Explorer’s Hawaii sailings start at $2,495 based on double occupancy.