American Safari Cruises reveals "Authentic Hawaii" Voyages

SEATTLE, WA  – American Safari Cruises has introduced “Authentic Hawaii,” for the fall of 2011 offering a 7-night Hawaiian Seascapes and a 10-night Hawaii’s Traditional Shores, boasting adventure and cultural exchanges.

Hawaii is a natural extension to the 13-year-old company’s existing product line-up given the rich marine mammal environment and opportunities to kayak, hike, snorkel, sail, bike, stand-up paddle board and more. 

American Safari Cruises is the first operator to offer unstructured inter-island yacht cruising in Hawaii, where the next port may not be a port at all, but a secluded beach or a quiet cove. After a day of action, adventurers can ease tired muscles in the sauna or soak in the on-deck hot tub aboard the elegant 36-guest Safari Explorer.
Both the 7- and 10-night itineraries cruise from Lahaina,  Maui to Kona, Hawaii or reverse and feature whale viewing; exploring  cliff-lined bays and beaches around the private island of Lana’i; visiting  ancient Hawaiian homelands of Moloka’i to enjoy a private Hawaiian Pa’ina  (feast); hiking on the Laparuse Trail to view ancient ruins and seizing the  rare opportunity to night snorkel in the marine rich environment of Molokini;  and strolling on Black Sand Beach near the southernmost tip of the United  States, Ka Lae, Hawaii. In addition, optional activities such as scuba  diving, helicopter tours, mule ride and golfing are available at select  locales. 
The 10-night Hawaii’s Traditional Shores also includes three days of island exploration on Hawaii, allowing for ample time to explore this volcanic landmass by foot and small water craft, finesse kayaking skills, seek out Green Sea Turtles and other sea life or lounge on a beach to soak up the Hawaiian  sunshine.
The 36-guest Safari Explorer offers an on-deck hot tub, sauna, exercise equipment, two-person kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, sail boats, snorkeling equipment and motorized shore boats for close-up exploration, a wine library, and a large-screen TV in the main salon. 

Exceptional cuisine is prepared with fresh, local ingredients, and the complimentary bar offers premium spirits, fine wines and microbrews. All staterooms offer Tempur-pedic mattresses, flat screen TV/DVD players and iPod docks. The guest-crew ratio is 2 to 1, with an all-American crew that includes two professional naturalists, masseuse and Captain – some who hail from the Hawaiian islands. 
The inaugural Hawaiian cruise departs October 26, 2011 with weekly departures through mid-May 2012.