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10 Days Until Departure for Lanai....

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10 Days Until Departure for Lanai....

Hello to All--

I have learned so much reading through all of the posts on this forum and am deeply grateful. I am armed with wonderful suggestions. I leave for a five night (oh, how I wish it was more) trip to the FS Manele Bay on Thanksgiving and cannot wait. I have not been there since 2005, and am looking forward to seeing discovering what is new and what has remained the same.

Has anyone seen any whales yet? Once when I was there they were lingering a bit beyond season so I was hoping maybe there would be some early arrivals.

Also--I have been looking for the weather at the Bay, and have only found it in the City. Can anyone recommend a site that reflects the temps down at the bay?

Other than scuba, snorkeling and horseback riding, I am thinking of taking the Expeditions Ferry to Lahaina for lunch/an early dinner. What restaurants on the water would you recommend?

I will post when I return to compare and contrast 2005--2011...

Thanks to all,

Vicky

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1. Re: 10 Days Until Departure for Lanai....

Aloha Vicky,

I am so jealous, as it is unlikely I will get to Lana`i this winter.

The best source for weather is directly from the National Weather Service. Here is a link to the zone forecast for the Manele Bay area:

forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php…

You can click on the map in the lower right corner for zone forecasts for the rest of the island.

My suggestion is to not spend all the time taking a ferry back and forth to Lahaina for dinner. You already said you only have 5 days on Lana`i, and I have found that 2 weeks is not enough time to do all that is available on the island. If you have not seen this yet, here is a link to all the activities on Lana`i:

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g29219-c2257/Lanai:Ha…

Are you renting a Jeep? That takes up a whole day. Exploring the remote locations on Lana`i is one of the special things to do.

Thanks in advance for the comparison trip report.

-DrV

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2. Re: 10 Days Until Departure for Lanai....

Vicky,

If you do decide to go to Maui for lunch, I would highly recommend Mala in Lahaina on Front Street. This cute little "ocean tavern" sits right on the water where you can watch the honu right from your table. They serve brunch on the weekends until 3pm. Great ambience, food, and service.

We have seen some spouts en route to/from Maui. Two ladies on the ferry said they saw a female & escort last Friday. They are definitely arriving, just not very many yet. Hope you see some next week!

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3. Re: 10 Days Until Departure for Lanai....

Thank you drv and naturecat. I am so looking forward to my tripand am purposefully underscheduling. Snorkel trip, intro to scuba, horseback riding, and dinner at Lanai City Grill. Sometimes I over schedule on short trips and then miss serendipity. I'm looking forward posting a trip report as well!

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4. Re: 10 Days Until Departure for Lanai....

Thank you drv and naturecat. I am so looking forward to my tripand am purposefully underscheduling. Snorkel trip, intro to scuba, horseback riding, and dinner at Lanai City Grill. Sometimes I over schedule on short trips and then miss serendipity. I'm looking forward posting a trip report as well!

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5. Re: 10 Days Until Departure for Lanai....

Thank you drv and naturecat. I am so looking forward to my tripand am purposefully underscheduling. Snorkel trip, intro to scuba, horseback riding, and dinner at Lanai City Grill. Sometimes I over schedule on short trips and then miss serendipity. I'm looking forward posting a trip report as well!

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6. Re: 10 Days Until Departure for Lanai....

I did the intro to scuba a couple years ago and it was great. The Trilogy people do a great job making sure you have a fun, but safe activity.

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7. Re: 10 Days Until Departure for Lanai....

Thanks! I am really looking forward to trying this!

Also, apologies for the multiple posts--my computer went a little crazy!

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