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Coastal Adventures Aboard Kalama Kai

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Kainalu Brings You Kalama Kai

Navigate Hawaii’s legendary coastline aboard Kalama Kai, Mauna Lani's 42-foot Yellowfin sporting yacht and namesake to the first landowner of Kalāhuipua‘a. Kalama Kai, meaning “light of the sea,” features private, customizable adventures that take you from secluded black sand beaches to world-renowned snorkel spots inhabited by tropical marine life.

  • Advanced reservations required
  • Meet at Surf Shack
  • Adventures begin at 8:30AM
  • Maximum capacity of 6
  • Weather permitting

Aquatic Adventures for All

Snorkeling Experiences

Beyond Mauna Lani’s cove lies ornate reef formations teeming with Black Triggerfish, Moray Eels, Manta Rays, and more. After cruising to Hawai’i Island’s pristine snorkel spots, grab a mask and dive into a world of aquatic wonder alongside the pro watermen and women of Kainalu Ocean Sports.

  • Private snorkel experiences start at 3.5 hours
  • Masks, snorkels and fins included
  • Includes boat ride for up to 6 guests and choice of lunch entrées as well as unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and snacks

Offshore Fishing

Renowned as one of the most fruitful spots for fishing, Hawai’i Island is home to many varieties of game fish. Cast your line with tips from Captain Ikaika and our Kainalu Pros, who learned to fish on the Kohala Coast. 

  • Private fishing experiences start at 3.5 hours
  • Rods, reels and bait included
  • Includes boat ride for up to 6 guests and choice of lunch entrées as well as unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and snacks

Whale Watching

Kalama Kai's seasonal whale watching adventures offer an up close look at whales and other marine mammals in their natural habitat. Watch the horizon for signs of humpback whales and listen to whale song through a hydrophone while learning about the biological, ecological and cultural significance of humpback whales.

  • Whale watching experiences start at 3.5 hours
  • Seasonal; offered only between Winter and Spring
  • Includes boat ride for up to 6 guests and choice of lunch entrées as well as unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and snacks
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Uncharted Waters

Curate a one-of-a-kind adventure driven by the Kohala Coast's most breathtaking sceneries, including untouched marine sanctuaries, remote black sand beaches and more. Whether you're stand up paddle boarding along the rugged coastline or sunbathing on the bow, this journey is tailored to your desires.

  • Private experiences start at 3.5 hours
  • Includes boat ride for up to 6 guests and choice of lunch entrées as well as unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and snacks

One-of-a-Kind Experiences Make it Your Own

Create your own adventure on Mauna Lani's legendary coast. Start planning with Pre-Arrival.

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About the Captain | Ikaika Vivas

Captain Ikaika has sailed the coastlines of the Hawai’i since the age of five. Raised in Kaimū, Hawai’i, Captain Ikaika fostered connections with his natural surroundings by hunting, fishing, diving, harvesting and sailing aboard Makali'i, a double-hulled voyaging canoe that deepened his passion for wayfaring. Early in his career, Captain Ikaika embarked on a trans-Pacific journey aboard a wa'a (canoe) called Haunui. In the pursuit of deepening his cultural and nautical knowledge while learning about interconnected regions within the Pacific World, he spent two years sailing through Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand and the Cook Islands. Previously a pro waterman on Mauna Lani’s ocean pursuits program, Kainalu Ocean Sports, Captain Ikaika looks forward to sharing the timeless beauty of Hawai’i and its practices through stories, traditions and most of all, aloha.

Kalama Kai Amenities

  • Stand up paddle boards, surf boards, snorkel gear, fishing rods, and more included

  • Gyroscopic stabilizer limits movement of boat, making Kalama Kai a smooth ride

  • Gourmet lunch entrées, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks included

  • Approximately 100 miles of beaches and bays to explore, many of which are only accessible by boat

  • Marine and wildlife experiences feature up close and personal interactions with Hawaii’s diverse species

  • Knowledgeable crew with deep connections to Hawai’i

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