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Address: 68-1292 S Kaniku Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9729
Phone Number: +1 808-885-7883
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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!


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We went out for a morning sail and snorkel with Captain Ron, Captain Spike and a great crew. Crew was experienced, informative and very friendly. Equipment (snorkel masks, fins... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bedford, New Hampshire
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out for a morning sail and snorkel with Captain Ron, Captain Spike and a great crew. Crew was experienced, informative and very friendly. Equipment (snorkel masks, fins, etc) was all well organized and in great condition. Crew did everything they could to give each passenger/couple a great experience!

Thank rkdecker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, this dive shop I can fully recommend. It is one of the dive shops in the world that has really friendly and knowledgeable staff. It has been a pleasure diving with them. And the location is priceless. Thanks Andreas

Thank Andreas5555
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had an AWESOME experience with Gary and Chris. I am certified, but he is not, yet they made it a fantastic experience for the both of us! For the first time diver, they took it "slow and steady" and made him feel comfortable with everything before taking him out into the ocean. For me, they provided... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We had a great scuba experience here. The dive master, Gary, was excellent. He gave us a great refresher. We loved that all the dive sites are close, very short boat ride. Would highly recommend and definitely come back.

Thank eyetravel12_13
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We took a sunset cruise on the Winona, out of Mauna Lani beach club. Had a great time and even had bottle nose dolphins swim along with us for about half an hour! The crew was really nice, drinks and pupus plentiful and the sunset was amazing.

Thank Linaka53
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Booked this through our hotel as it was the only catamaran around (we stayed at the Mauna Lani). We really enjoyed it! They take you out on a little boat to the anchored catamaran. It reminded me more of a sailboat than a catamaran, but it was still fun! The bathroom was a bit nicer than other boats which was... More 

Thank Jay D
Westchester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We spent a lovely evening aboard the Winona, sailing and watching the sunset. The crew was professional, attentive and friendly. Our teens enjoyed the relaxed ride, and we all felt pampered with the drinks and snacks that were made available. Would definitely recommend!!

Thank NYTraveler922
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

The guys and gals at Mauna Lani Sea Adventure are the absolute best on the island. They really work very hard to make sure everyone has a great time and safety always comes first. Gary is the best dive master ever. He is great with kids and really knows the best dive spots for the weather conditions. Always a must... More 

Thank Katherine L
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Fantastic dives. Excellent dive masters. First class operation. You cannot go wrong with Mauna Lani!!!

Thank Mike W
Livermore, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is a great dive team. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The divemaster (Steve) interacted with all the divers and made sure everyone had a fun memorable experience. The captain (Spike) and crew (Sage) were helpful, upbeat, and knowledgeable. The Kohala Coast has fantastic underwater scenery, so it's easy to see all kinds of sea life. We saw lots... More 

Thank Stan G

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