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CHOOSE TO UNCRUISE Wilderness, wildlife, and exploration; or history, tours, and wine. Our innovative adventure and river cruises provide an unbeatable combination of activity, expertise, service, and exclusive encounters. Uncover your small ship cruise, then pack, go, and discover! Alaska, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Central America, Galápagos, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, and the Pacific Northwest. Unrushed. Uncrowded. Unbelievable.
Adventure Cruising Focused on experiencing life on the outside—rain or shine—we offer different destinations, a mix of price points (some generously inclusive), and an exciting range of multi-sport activities. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), hiking, snorkeling, inflatable skiff excursions, and cultural encounters top the agenda. Our experiential cruise vacations are delivered from a variety of platforms, and depending on your choices, will accommodate from 22 to 84 like-minded guests. We provide the adventure, equipment, opportunities, fun, expert crew, expedition guides, and the vessel—the rest is up to you.
Equipped for action, adventure cruises are delivered from aboard our expedition vessels and yachts: Wilderness Adventurer; Wilderness, Discoverer; Wilderness Explorer; Safari Endeavour; Safari Explorer; Safari Quest
River Cruising Traveling nearly 1,000 miles upriver and down, our inclusive river cruises provide the best value available on the Columbia, Snake, and Willamette Rivers—included shore excursions, a complimentary massage, wellness program, onboard historians and guest experts, living history programs, visits to boutique wineries, exclusive one-on-one interactions with locals, no long lines or hours on a bus, and you’re never far from the riverbank. While exploring the cultural traditions, unspoiled lands, and the history and evolution of life along the rivers, you’ll enjoy a stimulating heritage voyage of colorful places and fascinating people.
Traveling aboard our 88-guest replica turn-of-the-century steamer—a style of vessel that has been on these rivers for over 100 years—offers you the conveniences of today with the feel of yesteryear. Enjoy the old-world charm of our newly-refurbished: S.S. Legacy
The Master Single stateroom features a queen bed with Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattress, view window, windowed door, TV/DVD, iPod docking station, and private bath with shower and heated tile floors in the bathroom
The Master stateroom features queen or twin beds with Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses, view window, windowed door, TV/DVD, iPod docking station and a private bath with shower and heated tile floors
The Commander stateroom features king or twin beds with Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses, view window, windowed door, TV/DVD, iPod docking station and a private bath with shower and heated tile floors
The Captain stateroom features king or twin beds with Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses, view window, windowed door, TV/DVD, iPod docking station and a private bath with jacuzzi tub, shower and heated tile floors
The Admiral stateroom features king or twin beds with Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses, view window, windowed door, TV/DVD, iPod docking station and a private bath with jacuzzi tub, shower and heated tile floors
The Commodore Suite features a separate sitting area, king or twin beds, private bath with Jacuzzi tub, TV/DVD, iPod docking station and a sliding glass door opening to a small balcony. Cabins can occupy up to 3 passengers.
The Safari Explorer, our flagship, is a 36-guest luxury yacht perfectly designed for “luxury in the pursuit of adventure.” Features include an intimate Wine Library and spa area including a large on-deck hot tub (Alaska), sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and a complimentary massage.
Aboard the yacht, three public decks provide plenty of room for mingling, relaxing, and enjoying the fresh air. And a full-beam swim step makes for easy access in the water. Adventure equipment onboard includes kayaks and stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; fishing poles and tackle; yoga mats; and hydrophones for listening to below-surface sounds.
There are six stateroom categories aboard the Safari Explorer: Single; Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Commodore Suite. Depending on the stateroom, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated.
Ship Profile & Stats
- Length: 145 ft
- Maiden Voyage: 1998
- Refurbished: 2008
- Passenger Capacity (dbl): 37
- Crew Nationality: American
- Officer Nationality: American
- Dining Staff Nationality: American
- Ship Registration: USA
- Wine Library
- Hot Tub
- Dining Area
- Fitness Centre
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Lahaina Maui, Hawaii
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All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Hawaii to Moloka’i aboard Safari Explorer.
DAY 1 Hawaiʻi, the Big Island – Embarkation
Welcome to Hawaii! Set sail and enjoy the sunset before dropping anchor for the evening.
DAY 2 Honomalino Bay
The search is on as you set sail through an area known to be favored by marine mammals. Lava tubes, skiff tours, and kayaking are in store for a day of ultimate adventure. Fringed by coconut palms, Honomalino Bay offers opportunities for snorkeling, paddle boarding, and more kayaking. The bay reveals a diversity of colorful corals, sponges, and tropical fishes. This evening you’ll anchor at an offshore location to search for and night snorkel with Giant Pacific Manta rays.
DAY 3 Kealakekua Bay / Kailua-Kona
Skiff to Kealakekua Bay, where Captain Cook was slain in 1779, for some of the island’s best snorkeling. On a guided exploration by kayak and skiff, your expedition team shares their knowledge about the marine life and history of the bay. At Kailua-Kona, stroll through town at your own pace, and uncover the charm of this historic town.
DAY 4 Captain’s Choice Exploration
Leave it to your Captain and crew to seek out and unveil the best opportunities the islands hold in store today. Dramatic volcanic backdrops, marine life sightings, and chances for snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding are all possible!
DAY 5 Lānaʻi
Gear up for a day of play on the “Private Island.” Thousand foot sea cliffs line the shore and ancient volcanic plugs sit both above and below the water’s surface as host to a wide diversity of marine life. Snorkel, paddle board, kayak, explore by skiff, or stretch your legs on hike—whichever activities suit your fancy. Take a stroll to Sweetheart Rock, a sea stack jutting 80 feet above the crashing surf, and discover the legend of the princess Puu Pehe. Learn about the islands plantation days with a visit to the quaint Lānaʻi Culture and Heritage Center.
DAY 6 Olowalu / West Maui
In ancient times, Olowalu was considered a place of refuge. Today, it delivers a treat of snorkeling among coral gardens teaming with underwater life and a known sea turtle habitat. The Humpback National Marine Sanctuary—located between Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi, and Maui—provides front-row seats as you cruise through these productive marine breeding grounds searching for dolphins, whales, and other marine life. Cap off the day and celebrate this evening with the Captain’s Dinner.
DAY 7 Molokaʻi
A warm Aloha spirit gives you a sense of Hawaii long ago. No stop lights, no high-rises, just a welcome slower pace. “Talk story” with locals and experience their land and traditions as few visitors do. You’ll hear legends and lore, then take in a cultural lessons in taro patches and poi making, or hike to a towering waterfall in Halawa’s cathedral valley—one of the island’s most historic places. At the Molokaʻi Museum, discover the history of this ancient homeland as you enjoy an evening paʻina (feast), complete with a home-style Hawaiian jam session.
DAY 8 Molokaʻi – Disembark
Gather for breakfast before the Safari Explorer docks on Molokaʻi, where you’ll disembark.