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Mauna Lani Sea Adventures

#2 of 9 things to do in Puako Features Animals
68-1292 S Kaniku Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9729
+1 808-885-7883
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Superb snorkeling

The staff and crew were wonderful. We had a beautiful sailboat ride to a reef full of fish... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ann B
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Paris, France
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Second time just as great as first!

My daughter brought her friend to see us this year, last year we took this cruise and she wanted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
troygallegos
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Keaau, Hawaii
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Welcome aboard Winona, our 50-foot, Polynesian style sailing catamaran! Winona is U.S.C.G. Certified for a maximum of 49 passengers, with plenty of room to comfortably accommodate large groups while still being cozy enough for smaller, intimate gatherings. She has a 3/4 covered cabin area to protect you from the sun and wind, and her large viewing windows allow you to still enjoy the views outside from her covered seating area. Her open deck is spacious and provides plenty of outside seating and areas to sunbathe. Winona's "Stairway to the Sea" allows easy access to and from the ocean for snorkelers and swimmers. She is equipped with two restrooms for your convenience. The dress code on Winona is casual to resort attire. We suggest flat, soft-soled shoes or sandals. Hard sole or high heel shoes are not recommended. Winona does have nonskid decking so bare feet are welcome. We recommend you bring along sunglasses, a hat or visor, waterproof sunscreen and a beach cover up to help protect you from the sun. Towels are provided. Our helpful staff will provide instructions and then equip you with all you need for a spectacular snorkeling experience! Mask, Fins and Snorkel sets or View Boards with built in windows are available to start your adventure. We offer everyone a safety vest and defogger to help keep your experience both safe and fun! If you would like a special keepsake of your group's event, let us know. We can arrange professional video services (above and below the surface) for your group at an additional cost. For individual travelers staying on the Resort's grounds, the hotels provide free shuttle service to and from our departure and arrival locations. Our Captains and Crew look forward to assisting you in creating wonderful memories of your stay in Hawaii! Aloha!
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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68-1292 S Kaniku Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9729
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+1 808-885-7883

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The staff and crew were wonderful. We had a beautiful sailboat ride to a reef full of fish, turtles, eels. Crew served drinks and answered questions and created a lovely atmosphere for the trip. Note: I was disappointed that they threw leftover chips into the...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter brought her friend to see us this year, last year we took this cruise and she wanted her friend to go this year, since it was such a great time last year, and they didnt fail us again. Great cruise, fantastic crew, its...More

Thank troygallegos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunset Sail: this older catarmaran was nice, but it had more covered "indoor" seating than outside seating (unlike the newer larger cats in Maui); the boat felt crowded at 40-45 passengers - the sunset sail was nice, but two passengers (in different groups) were obnoxiously...More

Thank GregandRobin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were trying to decide between a luau or sunset sail, it was my birthday and I wanted to do something special, so glad we choose the sunset sail!! The crew was more than accommodating, drinks were fantastic and the views were spectacular. Our best...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been diving with Gary for over a decade now. His fellow guides Skip and Steve are also excellent. Last year one of our guests did her check out dives with Gary, and this year my daughter and myself did the Advanced Certification course...More

Thank Patricia K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to enjoy the sunset in Hawaii. The crew was fantastic, excellent service and a very personable staff. I highly recommend this company for a sunset cruise. Had a great time.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dive masters - in our case Steve and Spike - are first-first class: very experienced, personable, professional. They know the reef like the palm of their hand, and while excelling at finding life big and small for you to admire, they are not of...More

Thank Fernando C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time diving with Mauna Lani Sea Adventures and they did not disappoint. Both times, the crew has been very friendly, very informative, and has taken us to amazing dive spots. Expect to see a lot of coral canyons, tubes, and arches...More

Thank DJ H
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Came to certify my son's, and refresh dive for my wife, this was one of the best outfits I have dived with!I can't recomend them strongly enough! Spike and Steve are skilled and experienced Divemasters,great teacher's and yet fun to dive with.

Thank yakov s
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I had stumbled upon Mauna Lani Sea Adventures when my original plan fell though. These guys were super nice, they know the area like nobody else and are very safety conscious. The diving on the Big Island is out of this world which was made...More

Thank Michael L
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Jessica L
Hi We are staying in the Arenal Volcano area prior to coming to Andaz. What would be the best way to go from one resort to the other? I would prefer to not rent a car. Also, is there a contact for planning excursions? thanks!
8 January 2015|
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Response from WendTravelor | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry I am not very familiar with how to get around Hawaii, we rented a car so not sure of what your alternatives are. We planned our excursions for the Mauna Lani Sea Adventures through their website. The hotel does... More
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