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Underwater safaris, above and below water, in Hawaii

7th October 2014 Print

For those hooked on traditional safaris, but seeking something a little different, US specialist, Bon Voyage, is highlighting its above – and below – water safaris sailing around the tropical islands of Hawaii.

Accommodation is on board the Safari Explorer, a small luxury vessel accommodating just 36 guests and whose ethos is ‘luxury in pursuit of adventure’. The emphasis is on close-up discoveries and off-the-beaten-track explorations and taking in the magnificent wildlife that abounds around the islands.

‘Safaris’ are featured between November 2014 and April 2015, when the humpback whales return to the islands to breed. The ship has a hydrophone – which allows guests to hear below the surface sounds of whales and dolphins – and wildlife viewing from an underwater camara is shown directly onto each cabin’s TV.

Highlights, in addition to whale watching from the boat, include a night snorkel with Giant Pacific Manta Rays, discovering marine life in the Humpback National Marine Sanctuary, snorkelling through coral gardens and in a sea turtle habitat, plus kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling from the ship.

Prices of these 14-night holidays lead in at £4295 per person (twin share) inclusive of return Heathrow flights, internal flights, seven nights’ room-only four-star hotels – four nights on Oahu and Molkia prior to the cruise and three nights on Big Island at the end of the cruise - and seven nights on board the Safari Explorer in a master stateroom cabin with all meals, premium alcoholic and soft drinks. Excursions, services of local guides and Polynesian entertainment are also included.

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