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What can I do at each port on my Hawaiian cruise?

Aloha!  You’ve come to the right place if you’re researching your trip to Hawaii. If you want to look up all your cruising options–dates and prices go to our home page at However, finding the cruise is just the beginning of planning the perfect vacation.

Once you’ve booked your cruise, there are so many things you can plan to do at each island’s port. If you’re a new or seasoned traveler, here is some really good information to help you plan your shore excursions—or at least come up with an itinerary that you can discuss with your traveling partner, family or group.

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Hawaii graphicsThere are five Hawaiian islands. Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai. However, Molokai is small and cruise ships don’t stop there so we will focus on the other four islands.

The ports on each island are: 


Maui—Kahului and Lahaina

Hawaii—Hilo and Kona


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Learn how to surf in Hawaii

The most popular activities at the beaches near cruise ports for all islands are: 

  • snorkeling among the reefs, fish and turtles
  • snuba diving (like snorkeling, but with a long hose so you can dive deeper)
  • scuba diving for beginners to experienced divers
  • surfing (lessons available)
  • wakeboarding
  • stand up paddle (SUP) boarding
  • kayaking
  • banana boating
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • sun bathing

You may not want to spend all your time on the beach—you may want to explore more of Hawaii—and there are lots of things to do here.  Read our blogs and let’s explore them by each island and their port(s).

What are the best things do to on Kauai island?

What are the best things to do on Maui island?

What are the best things to do on Oahu island?

What are the best things to do on Hawaii–the main island?

Hawaii woman showing flower lei garland

TIP: Send a lei greeting to someone special. When they arrive in Hawaii at the airport they will be greeted Hawaiian style and receive a flower lei. It’s a great gift idea for honeymooners, the birthday boy or girl, or just someone special in your group.  Prices start at about $25 per lei—it’s not cheap, but it’s the experience and what a way to kick off your vacation. If it’s just the lei you want—and not the greeting—then you can purchase leis on your own.

Did you find this information helpful? Let us know if you have any additional recommendations or comments on any of the activities in Hawaii.

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