Hawaiian Resort Launches New Catamaran

Spirit of AlohaLast week, the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort Spa marked the return of the resort’s sailing tours with the launch of Waikiki’s newest catamaran, Spirit of Aloha. The vessel, operated by Port Waikiki Cruises, offers six different tour options daily, from breakfast and snorkel tours to sunset cocktail sails. In addition, a weekly Friday fireworks dinner sail gives guests a front-row seat to Hilton’s fireworks display.
 
The details: The Spirit of Aloha is a 54-foot motor-sail vessel that can accommodate up to 48 guests on each excursion. Its captain and three lifeguard-certified crew members can answer guests’ questions about the ocean, navigation, sea life and marine conservation. Whales, dolphins and green sea turtles are just a few of the creatures seen on any given tour. Passengers also enjoy unobstructed views of Waikiki Beach with a backdrop of the Ko`olau mountains, and—in the evenings—the twinkling Honolulu skyline.
 
Amenities featured on The Spirit include a full bar with draft beer; a large fully-enclosed and covered cabin with table and bench seating; two full restrooms; freshwater shower; surround-sound system and multiple stairway entry points for snorkelers entering the water. Ample outdoor areas for sunning are available both fore and aft of the vessel.
 
For more information on the “Spirit of Aloha” cruises, e-mail [email protected]