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 www.CruiseExperts.com. 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.
The ports on each island are:
Maui—Kahului and Lahaina
Hawaii—Hilo and Kona
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)
- stand up paddle (SUP) boarding
- banana boating
- 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).
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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Linda Brandt joined the team at CruiseExperts.com in November 2011. She has been working with the marketing team in many capacities. Her new role is to pass on the expertise of the agency to help travelers understand the world of cruising through blogging. She studied journalism and writing in college and was a writer for The Campus newspaper for two years at the College of the Sequoias. She is also currently working on her Bachelor’s degree.