Included with Tour
- Fresh water showers, beach mats, lawn chairs, the shade of palm trees, and one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Hawaii.
- Snorkeling equipment and an optional SNUBA upgrade.
- For safety purposes, we require our passengers to wear a type of flotation while snorkeling. Trilogy offers two comfortable options for guests to choose from.
- Guided snorkel-reef tour with a trained Trilogy naturalist.
- Whale Watching December - April.
- Narrated Island Tour of Lana'i plantation town.
- Breakfast with Mom's homemade cinnamon rolls & fresh tropical fruit.
- Assorted snack wraps (10 am Departure only).
- Trilogy's famous Plantation-Style BBQ.
- Chilled filtered water and non-alcoholic beverages served all day.
- For guests ages 21 years and older, two adult premium beverages are included on the return sail!
(See Itinerary tab for more details of our meal and drink options).
Unique to Trilogy
- The only company in Hawaii with permission to escort guests to Hulopo'e Beach & Marine Preserve.
- Crew onsite to ensure your safety in and out of the water.
- State-of-the-art medical emergency equipment on the boats and at the beach.
- Trilogy staff members are CPR trained and certified.
- Lunch is served at Hale O Manele Pavilion overlooking Manele Harbor.
- Lana'i Island tours are narrated by certified Hawaiian Cultural Guides.
Please note: ***This tour operates Monday-Friday excluding holidays.***
Do you have special rates for kids?
Children ages 3-12 are half price on all our trips. Teens 13-18 are 25% off on all trips. Under 3 are free.
Is your trip suitable for young children?
As a family owned and operated business we are especially aware of the needs of children of all ages. Most kids can learn to snorkel as early as 2-3 years old. Our crew is especially good working with children. Each of our trips are different, but all have lots of fun things to do for kids!
Will I be likely to get seasick?
With our large stable ocean tested catamarans, coupled with the protected waters we sail, seasickness is rare. If a passenger is prone to seasickness we offer natural and over-the-counter remedies to be taken at guest's discretion.
Is there shade on your boats?
All of our vessels have either covered cabins or awnings or both.
Is there a cabin where I can sit and/or put my personal gear?
All the vessels have ample storage area for personal gear. Trilogy 1, 4, 5 & 6 have the largest covered cabins.
Are flotation devices required?
For safety purposes we require our passengers to wear a type of flotation while snorkeling. Trilogy offers two comfortable options for guests to choose from:
1. A buoyant flotation belt or
2. A non-buoyant inflatable vest. This vest gives you the option to freely dive down below the surface.
What happens if the weather is bad?
Our primary goal is your safety and satisfaction. Because we have a 100% guarantee on all our trips, we won't go out in weather that would make it difficult to show you a good time. Remember: island weather can be very deceptive -- i.e. It can be raining and windy a couple of miles north of Lahaina, and calm and sunny in Lahaina and on Lana'i.
How many passengers go on your boats?
Each boat is US Coast Guard certified for substantially more passengers that we take on our trips. Generally we take 15-20 couples on our 55 ft. cats, and 20-25 couples on our 65 ft. cat.
How far in advance do we need to make reservations?
During holidays several weeks advance reservation is recommended to guarantee the trip and day of your choice. Most of the time a week to ten days advance reservation is adequate.
Which site has the best snorkeling - Molokini or Lana'i?
Both sites are considered excellent. Molokini has some of the best and most consistent water clarity in Hawaii. It does get a bit crowded however. (One of the reasons we get such an early start!) Hulopoe beach on Lana'i has been called one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. We are the only company with permission to bring visitors to this incredible spot! Most of the time the diving and snorkeling here is as good as it gets. There are a few days during the summer months when surf from the South Pacific reduces the visibility. But 95% of the time, the diving and snorkeling here is world class!
What is the youngest age you would allow for SNUBA diving if the parents were going to join the dive as well?
Whether the parents dive is not the question. Children must be a minimum of 8 years of age.
On the Lana'i trip, do we get to see the Hotels?
All of our Discover Lana'i trips offer the island tour. We drive past the two luxury hotels but don't stop and go inside. We can arrange a special hotel tour for an additional charge.
When do you see whales?
The Humpback whales arrive in Hawaiian waters sometime in November and stay until sometime in April. From December through March we see whales almost every day.
How often do you see Dolphins?
Dolphins, both Spinner and bottle nose, are in Hawaiian waters year round. Depending on their feeding cycles, we can see dolphins almost daily.
Can we swim with the Dolphins?
Trilogy adheres to the Dolphin SMART guidelines of not approaching dolphins to within 50 yards. Swimming with dolphins is considered by some to be harassment so while we don't offer swimming with dolphins, we are pleased to report that dolphins have been coming in to Hulopoe Bay on a regular basis!
Which trip is best for first time snorkelers?
We specialize in first time snorkelers on all our trips. The real difference is that our Lana'i trips snorkel from the beach, while the Molokini and Kaanapali trips snorkel from the boats.
Can I bring my baby?
Infants and small children are always safe on our trips. It is more a question of how much extra work they will represent to you. On the plus side, children under 3 are free!
Do you have life jackets for my kids?
We can provide both kids jackets and/or ski belts for on board and in water activity.
Will you watch my kids while my husband and I go diving?
We can usually find one of the crew to watch small children for a limited time. Generally we try to schedule dives separately so one parent can stay with children.
Do you have car seats for the van tour?
We don't offer car seats as a general rule. But we can provide one if requested.
Can I wear contacts while snorkeling?
Thousands of our guests have snorkeled wearing contacts. We also have prescription masks with a wide range of optics.
What about people with glasses?
We have Optical masks with a wide range of magnification.
Can my 80 year old mom snorkel?
Probably. Our record for a first time snorkeler is 87!
Do you have towels?
No, you will need to bring your own towel.
Is there shade at the beach?
Yes, lots of palm trees.
Where can I change?
All our vessels have changing areas.
Do you have bathrooms?
All our vessels are equipped with two heads (restrooms).
What can you prepare for Vegetarians?
We have garden burgers that go well with our stir fried noodles, tossed salad, and seasonal fruit.
Do you offer SNUBA®?
Yes! SNUBA® is currently being offered on our Discover Lanai excursions.
What about sharks?
Trilogy does have a "shark protocol". Reef shark sightings are a rare yet welcomed occurrence. Recently there have been concerns about larger sharks in our waters, and yes, we share the same ocean, however in our 40+ years we have never had our crew or guest's safety compromised by an encounter with a shark.
Mom Coon's 4th generation recipe cinnamon rolls, fresh seasonal fruit, fresh brewed Kona coffee, tea, hot cocoa & pineapple juice.
Assorted wraps (10 am departure only) and beverages served on board.
Plantation Pulehu (off the grill):
BBQ dinner served by captain & crew at Trilogy's Hale O Manele Pavilion.
Captain Coon's Kiawe grilled BBQ chicken, Asian stir-fried noodles, seasonal vegetable, fresh green salad with Mom's secret dressing, assorted rolls, and fresh Hawaiian pineapple. This is a first class meal served on dinner plates with silverware. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals are available only upon request when booking your reservation. A wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages available throughout the day.
Bring your swimsuit, towel, non-aerosol sunscreen, sun protection and a light jacket or sweatshirt for the early morning. This is a barefoot sail but if you prefer to wear shoes we recommend deck shoes or rubber-soled shoes. We only except credit cards for any on-board upgrades.
≈Here at Trilogy our goal is to make your Trilogy Adventure in Paradise both educational and entertaining, but above all, we are committed to making your day with us the safest day of your vacation! All our vessels are USCG (United States Coast Guard) certified and ocean tested sailing catamarans that we designed and/or built ourselves specifically with you in mind. Your safety and comfort were critical considerations in the design and building process. Every vessel, as well as all our land based operations, carry emergency oxygen as well as Emergency AED’s. In addition, our captains and crew maintain current certifications in CPR and First Aid and adhere to USCG regulations. Also, all vessels carry slicker gear for each passenger in the event that the wind and seas kick up during a passage. If you can keep dry here in the tropics you will usually stay warm and comfortable as well.
Our crew are also there to help while guests enjoy Hawaii’s amazing ocean marine life. Whether you are snorkeling at the surface or enjoying a SNUBA dive underwater, our crew are there to supervise, educate, and assist you. Besides having a crew member to lead guests on snorkeling tours of the reef, you’ll also find a crew member on top of a surfboard ready and able to assist you if you in case of trouble. In addition, every snorkeler is provided with a BCD (Buoyancy Compensator Device) regardless of their ability. Some swimmers think this limits their mobility—the truth is the opposite happens. The BCD can be worn uninflated or partially inflated and in many cases guests find that the BCD provides them with extra flotation when they need it while keeping them warm at the same time! And yes, it can get a bit chilly in the winter, so in case you get cold our Discover Molokini and Discover Ka‘anapali trips offer partial wet suits for both snorkelers and divers that provide both safety and comfort.
While safety is our number one priority, remember that we can’t do it without your help. Whether you are out on the water with us, or off adventuring on your own, here are a few important rules to keep you safe:
1. ALWAYS hold on to something while moving aboard a vessel. Wind and sea conditions can cause a vessel to move in unexpected ways at unexpected times when vessels are underway and even when they are at anchor. So
remember to always use at least one hand to support yourself while moving around and avoid those unnecessary injuries.
2. ALWAYS use the buddy system when venturing into the ocean. Having someone to keep an eye on you (and you on them) while out in the ocean is one of the best ways to stay out of trouble. The marine life here in the
islands can be mesmerizing, but by taking a moment every couple minutes to look up and verify your buddy is still nearby will ensure you both are safe and have fun.
3. If in doubt, don’t go out. Snorkeling can be a dangerous activity, so whether the seas are rough, the wind is strong, or you are unsure of your physical abilities, it’s always better to wait until you are comfortable before going into the ocean. If you have any pre-existing health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, seizures, and cardiovascular problems, we recommend you consult a physician prior to entering the ocean- whether with us or on your own.