The best way to snorkel on the island of Lana'i.
64' searunner/cutter, rigged sailing catamaran
Built: 1993, Shaw boats/Aberdeen, WA
Sails: 1,700 sq. ft. working sail area, custom spinnaker
Specs: 64' x 32', Draft @ DWL 5'
Capacity: Normal working capacity/ 55
Crew: Captain, 1st mate, 2nd mates as needed
Other Info: Twin 350 hp Yanmar turbo diesel full electronics, covered cabin, netting forward & aft, two heads, large galley, cushioned seating inside and outside.
We depart from Lahaina Harbor at around 10 am (seasonally we offer a sunrise departure at 6:30 am--this is the "Crew's Favorite"!) and begin our day with an island style breakfast of Mom's homemade cinnamon rolls, coffee, juice, and seasonal fruit. Deli snacks are also served on board during the one and a half hour sail to this very special island (10 am departure only). Because we are the only company with permission to bring guests to Hulopo'e Marine Preserve (Voted the #1 beach in America by Dr. Beach), we pay close attention to both your safety and comfort. Our Trilogy crew, as well as our island-born Beach Boys, are trained in CPR and First Aid and are experts at ensuring your safety in and out of the water. For those wanting to deepen their ocean adventure, we recommend the upgrade of SNUBA. Besides swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, and beach volleyball, we also offer a guided tour of Lana‘i's historic plantation town narrated by island-born and raised Hawaiian Cultural Guides. Our Kiawe wood BBQ dinner, served at the Hale O Manele overlooking Manele Bay, is considered by many to be one of the best in Hawai‘i! The return sail to Maui can be restful and relaxing, or wet & wild, but it is always safe and lots of fun. So whether you are a sunrise or sunset kind-of-person, many of our guests write to tell us that Discovering Lana‘i with Trilogy was the highlight of their whole vacation! So come out and discover for yourself why Trilogy has been chosen #1 sailing company on Maui for over 45 years and chosen #5 Tour in America by TripAdvisor 2015!
Included with Tour
- Fresh water showers, beach mats, lawn chairs, the shade of palm trees, and one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Hawaii.
- Snorkeling equipment and an optional SNUBA upgrade.
- For safety purposes, we require our passengers to wear a type of flotation while snorkeling. Trilogy offers two comfortable options for guests to choose from.
- Guided snorkel-reef tour with a trained Trilogy naturalist.
- Whale Watching December - April.
- Narrated Island Tour of Lana'i plantation town.
- Breakfast with Mom's homemade cinnamon rolls & fresh tropical fruit.
- Assorted snack wraps (10 am Departure only).
- Trilogy's famous Plantation-Style BBQ.*
- Chilled filtered water and non-alcoholic beverages served all day.
- For guests ages 21 years and older, two adult premium beverages are included on the return sail!
(See Itinerary tab for more details of our meal and drink options).
Unique to Trilogy
- The only company in Hawaii with permission to escort guests to Hulopo'e Beach & Marine Preserve.
- Crew onsite to ensure your safety in and out of the water.
- State-of-the-art medical emergency equipment on the boats and at the beach.
- Trilogy staff members are CPR trained and certified.
- Lunch is served at Hale O Manele Pavilion overlooking Manele Harbor.
- Lana'i Island tours are narrated by certified Hawaiian Cultural Guides.
Please note: ***This tour operates Monday-Friday excluding holidays.***
* Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals are available only upon request. Please call 808-874-5649 to request a special meal.
***This tour operates Monday-Friday excluding holidays.***
Two tour times:
"Crews Favorite" 6:30 am - 2:30 pm | 10:00 am-6:00 pm
6:00 am | 9:30 am arrive at the Republic Parking Lot on Dickenson Street in Lahaina, look for the "Trilogy Parking" sign. The parking fee is $10.00 (credit card only) for the day (other lots may charge up to $20). A Trilogy crew member will meet you and help with parking and directions to Lahaina Harbor where our Captain will check you in.
If using a GPS, please use this address: 155 Dickenson Street Lahaina, HI 96761 (across from Lahaina Coolers)
6:15 am | 9:45 am at the Lighthouse on the main loading dock of Lahaina Harbor.
6:30 am | 10:00 am from Lahaina Harbor.
Mom Coon's 4th generation recipe cinnamon rolls, fresh seasonal fruit, fresh brewed Kona coffee, tea, hot cocoa & pineapple juice.
Assorted wraps (10 am departure only) and beverages served on board.
Arrive at Manele Harbor, Island of Lana‘i.
Beach & Snorkel:
Snorkel at Hulopo‘e Bay Marine Sanctuary. Trilogy has exclusive commercial access to this beach! Optional guided tour of Lana‘i City by a local resident in an air-conditioned van.
Plantation Pulehu (off the grill)*:
BBQ dinner served by captain & crew at Trilogy's Hale O Manele Pavilion.
Captain Coon's Kiawe grilled BBQ chicken, Asian stir-fried noodles, seasonal vegetable, fresh green salad with Mom's secret dressing, assorted rolls, and fresh Hawaiian pineapple. This is a first class meal served on dinner plates with silverware. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals are available only upon request when booking your reservation. A wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages available throughout the day.
On the return sail to Maui, enjoy a cold beverage and locally-made ice cream as we set the sails and glide across the exciting waters between Maui and Lana‘i.
Return to Maui:
2:30 pm | 6:00 pm to Lahaina Harbor.
For guests ages 21 years and older, two adult premium beverages are included on the return sail! Bar Menu: Moloka‘i Mule, Lana‘i Tai, Maui Brew Co.’s Bikini Blonde Lager, Kona Brewing Co.'s Big Wave Golden Ale, & White Wine. (ID’s required to partake in Adult beverage service.)
*Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals are available only upon request. Please call 808-874-5649 to request a special meal.
Bring your swimsuit, towel, non-aerosol sunscreen, sun protection and a light jacket or sweatshirt for the early morning. This is a barefoot sail but if you prefer to wear shoes we recommend deck shoes or rubber-soled shoes.
We only accept credit cards for any onboard upgrades and/or purchases.
For more details on sunscreen, please refer to our blog post, IS YOUR SUNSCREEN REEF SAFE?
Blue Aina reef cleanup program - Trilogy parters with Surfrider Foundation to clean-up reefs around Maui
Maintaining day use mooring - For all boats in Maui county (helps save the reefs)
Eliminating overboard discharge - Trilogy is the first company in Hawaii to retrofit its boats to pump all waste onshore
Our Trilogy family takes seriously the responsibility of supporting our local Maui community and has a strong commitment to preserving our ocean and island environment. Learn more about Trilogy's involvement with the Community & Environment.
Trilogy adheres to DOLPHIN SMART Guidelines: All photos and videos were taken while viewing from a responsible distance. The dolphins or whales in these photos and videos approached the boat while the engines were in neutral or off. All underwater photos and videos of dolphins and whales were taken with a remote device while following guidelines for responsible viewing. More information on Dolphin SMART
""Day Trip to Lanai"
"This is BY FAR the best group to book. We used a few different companies and wish we would have booked them all with Trilogy. The boat is totally NOT overcrowded, clean and very nice. All of the crew members were lovely...they prepared a great lunch for us on Lanai too! They actually feed you several times and you will definitely not go hungry. Great day trip that went by too fast!"
" - 7traveler7
""The Cadillac of boats!"
"I have lived on Maui for 25 years and I don't do boats....with the exception of "Trilogy"! I highly recommend the trip to Lana'i! It is top notch It's so worth spending a little bit more to spend a glorious day at Manele Beach! Trilogy has it's own Gazebo where they prepare the most delicious lunch for you as well! Mama Coon's Teriyaki Chicken is the best ever! This is a dedicated family business for many years that are devoted to their cust" - 1Jewel