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Address: 68-1292 S Kaniku Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: +1 808-885-7883
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Welcome aboard Winona, our 50-foot, Polynesian style sailing catamaran...
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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Great boat great crew

The boat and crew were perfect for our snorkeling cruise. They attentive, safety minded and fun. The boat was beautiful and designed for the purpose. They took us to one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The boat and crew were perfect for our snorkeling cruise. They attentive, safety minded and fun. The boat was beautiful and designed for the purpose. They took us to one of the best reefs in Hawaii. Well done Captain Spike and crew.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have visited and dove many islands over the past 10 years. Mauna Lani Sea Adventures is right up at the top of the list. The friends I was traveling with both finished their PADI dive certification here with dive instructor Jay who was patient, knowledgable and highly skilled. I was able to dive with my friends on their final... More 

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Kawika R, Owner at Mauna Lani Sea Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha Liz, Thank you for trying Mauna Lani Sea Adventures out for diving. We had a great time certifying Connie and Becky and we hope all three of you come back and dive with us. Mahalo Kawika More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We just finished our third dive for the week with Manu Lani Sea Adventures and each trip was more fabulous than the previous! We have been coming to the big Island and diving with these guys for years and so if you want to experience A fantastic diving adventure with all variety of sea life; visit these guys!! Kudos to... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you are looking for the BEST place to dive on the Big Island of Hawaii, then by all means dive with the excellent team at Mauna Lani Sea Adventures! Hot shower, Surface Interval break back at the dock with popcorn, cookies, hot green tea or hot chocolate & books to look thru with your dive master to identify what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had 1 shore dive with this organisation; they were friendly, fun and safety conscious. I would not hesitate to dive with them again if I was in the area. Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have dived with MLSA for years. They are fun responsible safe knowledgeable. We have done their snorkel sail with our kids and alway a lot of fun and see great sea life. Highly recommended!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I would totally recommend this tour for all beginners, seniors, families with young children, as well as pregnant ladies! We had booked their snorkelling tour before we found out that guests of Mauna Lani Hotel were entitled to 15% discount off the bill. They were happy to honour it when we called in to enquire. There were lots of drinks... More 

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Oakland, CA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We did the 3-hour whale watching / snorkeling combo trip. We have an 8 year old boy and 6 year old girl. The boat was safe, easy to move around in, had shade and sun, and gear for all ages. Floating boards with viewing windows, inflatable vests, small fins and masks for kiddos, up to size 13 fins for my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I decided to book a trip with Mauna Lani Sea Adventures last minute. The woman who booked the trip couldn't have been nicer explaining the different options (and repeating them while I relayed the options to my family). We left the dock on time. You can tell the crew has done this so many times they have it down to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Fabulous! Saw mother and baby humpback whales and male escort. We've been on whale watches off the coasts of California and New England and saw a lot more whale activity on this cruise. Capt. Dan and his fellow captains were all great, very knowledgeable and personable. "Winona" is a very comfortable ship. Snorkel gear and flotation devices all in excellent... More 

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Address: 68-1292 S Kaniku Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: +1 808-885-7883
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Puako
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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