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Mauna Lani Sea Adventures

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Address: 68-1292 S Kaniku Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Waimea, 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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Best Diving on the Big Island

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Mission Viejo, California
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Mission Viejo, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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San Francisco, California
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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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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I went diving with Mauna Lani Sea Adventures March 9-11, had a great time. Gary, Jeremy, and the rest of the staff were awesome. Saw a lot of turtles, including two great cleaning stations. Saw two white tip reef sharks, and best of all got to snorkel with a Manta Ray at the end of a dive! It was feeding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The Winona is a very nice, clean catamaran with a good staff--friendly and helpful. It sails from the Mauna Lani property which is very beautiful and less crowded than some of the other resort areas along Kona. This was my first visit to Hawaii during whale season and it is so worth seeing the whales up close, very exciting. Try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We saw lots of whales and enjoyed the turtles, eels, needle fish, etc on the snorkel part. Very fun, relaxing and a lively crew. Next time we'll try the outrigger or kayaks for a slight change of pace.

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