I had an excellent time on this trip - the highlight of the whole thing for me was the friendly and knowledgeable crew and captain, who all did a wonderful job of informing us of the island's history, Hawaiian culture, and a wealth of other interesting facts about Kaua'i, sailing, and the seas and winds that prevail here. Abe, Leila (the crew member, not the sailboat), and Captain Jeff were all very friendly, approachable, and personal - there was no feeling of anonymity but rather a personal experience on a real sailboat - not a 'bus of a boat' with an announcer on a loudspeaker or anything. We actually got to sail as well, and the crew seemed to be very good at anticipating the level of comfort of the various passengers - children were well taken care of and seemed to have a blast, while people more experienced were treated as such too. We were allowed to lie on the 'trampolines' between the hulls and get tossed around by the waves.
The place we snorkeled at was definitely not the best place I've been, with pretty barren dead coral and not many fish, but we still saw a few sea turtles and various other fish - I wish it had been better, but I wasn't really on this trip to snorkel, and on the way there (and back) we slowed down to cruise with all the spinner dolphins which was just AMAZING. I had brought my own snorkeling gear, so I didn't see what the gear provided was like, but it seemed to be ok, if a little old and worn (someone told me this, like I said I didn't use it myself). There was plenty of food (even for a vegan like me) and drinks (both non-alcoholic and alcoholic varieties) and the crew were very considerate. All in all, an unmissable experience if you have the money to spend on it. Thank you to Holo Holo and the crew and captain we had yesterday, Leila, Abe, and Captain Jeff.
Christian (the Norwegian who lives on Maui)
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