Day 1: Day sail to Honolua Bay
We board the vessel in Historic Lahaina Harbor, Maui and set sail for Honolua Bay. This first leg is a relaxing sail along Maui’s hotel district, enjoy the views of Molokai, Lanai, and looking back to Maui as we work our way along the coast to our destination. Honolua Bay is world famous for it’s surfing and is also a fish preserve. It is a perfectly protected anchorage, here you can spend the day swimming with the fish, or take a walk along the top of the cliffs. Honolua is a popular local spot and one of Hawaii’s best.
Day 2: Sailing to Lanai
We get an early start and set sail towards Molokai to pick up the trade winds, then tack and sail downwind to far tip of Lanai, where we stop for lunch and a swim along the coast at shipwreck beach. After lunch, we’ll continue towards the lee of Lanai. Our destination for the night is a secluded anchorage known as Pinnacles.
Day 3: Lanai
We’ll get an early start and motor along sea cliffs to the site of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village. We’ll stop here for lunch and snorkeling, and a short hike to an overlook where you can see ruins and get a great view of the island. After lunch, we’ll head to Manele bay, where we will anchor for the night and head over to the beach to watch the sunset or up to the hotel for all the things someone could want from a 5 star hotel.
Day 4: Lanai-Manele Bay
This is a day ashore. There is a lot to see and explore on Lanai. Starting with the beach, a trip to town, golf, tennis, lunch in the mountains. Transportation is readily available via hotel shuttles, there is only one highway on the island and a hotel at each end.
Day 5: Lahaina Return
We get a late start and take a leisurely sail back to Maui. On this leg, we sail towards Kahoolawe, then tack in towards Maui, and make our approach to Lahaina from the South. During whale season, this area is excellent for whale watching as the seas are calm and the winds are light. We will arrive in Lahaina in the afternoon to disembark.