A Nautical Adventure to Remember

By Andy Beth Miller

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Hawaii is known worldwide as being a top destination, attracting visitors with its famed beaches and warm, tropical weather. But these heavenly islands also boast a bounty of aquatic adventures, and no one helps you make the most of the deep blue more than local company Hawaii Nautical.

With three convenient locations — operating out of West Oahu, Waikiki and the Big Island’s Kona — Hawaii Nautical hosts a wide range of ocean excursions.

Ocean Life Sighted!

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If you’re visiting the Big Island, try the Luxury Dolphin Sail and Snorkel, a half-day yacht adventure departing from Honokohau Harbor, where you will be served lunch and refreshments while experiencing some of the best snorkel spots of the Kona Coast, such as Pawai Bay and Makalawena.

Hawaii Nautical Handles Everything

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And the greatest part? Hawaii Nautical handles everything, from providing snorkel gear to onboard cabins complete with private changing areas, restrooms and fresh-water showers. You can even make this jaunt a private charter by purchasing all 6 of the yacht’s seats!

Travel the Kona Coast in Style

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Another Big Island option is the 5-hour Kealakekua Sail and Snorkel, traversing Kealakekua Bay along the stunning Kona coastline, where participants will snorkel Kealakekua’s underwater marine sanctuary and glimpse the Captain Cook Monument. Dolphin and turtle sightings are a given and, during season, so are humpback whales!

Whale Watch with Hawaii Nautical

And speaking of whale watching season, it officially kicks into high gear between the months of December and April, which is when you can hop aboard a Hawaii Nautical sailboat or power catamaran for a whale watch trip (available in both Waikiki and West Oahu) and witness thousands of whales’ migrations to the warm waters of the Aloha State (while noshing on yummy snacks!).

Set Sail on Oahu’s Wild West Side

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When it comes to West Oahu adventures, Hawaii Nautical’s Dolphin Snorkel Sail sees guests setting sail on sleek catamarans for a 3-hour morning cruise, where they will enjoy a continental breakfast (and also a catered lunch!) while witnessing dolphins, turtles and a myriad of other marine life, including whales in season. (The Waikiki location offers a similar Turtles Guaranteed trip that departs from Kewalo Basin Harbor).

A Disney Aulani Ocean Adventure

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And for those island visitors staying at nearby Aulani Resort, an exclusive Disney Catamaran tour is offered a few days per week (call for exact days, as they change depending on season), where you will sail aboard a brand new 65-ft. Gold Coast Catamaran, cruising along the leeward coast and witnessing Oahu’s stunning marine life during a guided snorkel jaunt. A lovely lunch, complete with a local ukulele player strumming tropical-inspired tunes is also included.

Fancy a scuba? Or a Dazzling Firework Display

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And that’s not all! Fancy a scuba? Hawaii Nautical also offers the opportunity to cruise the scenic West Oahu coast to an array of dive locations, including wrecks, caves and reefs — some of the best diving spots in Hawaii! They even offer transportation from select island hotels! Or how about watching a dazzling firework display from the water? You can do that with Hawaii Nautical, too!

A Truly Special Hawaii Memory

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And if you want to make a truly special Hawaii memory, the company offers sailing vessels available for exclusive private charters. Options abound, and are exciting as they are unique, so call today and let the knowledgeable staff help you handcraft an outing based on your specific Hawaiian dreams and wishes!

Visit the Hawaii Nautical website to book your ocean adventure.

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