Introducing Mahealani, meaning “the heavenly moonlight”, Kukui‘ula’s 32-foot yellowfin fishing excursion vessel. The ultimate luxury in offshore fishing, Mahealani boasts twin 300 yamaha engines with unparalleled speed and agility to zip you up Na Pali or to enjoy a sunset cruise around Poipu.
This tour is for the sea loving adventurer who wants to do and see it all. Dolphin spotting at Lawai Kai, exploring underwater caverns, and trolling for Hawaiian fish are all included in the Southshore Holoholo tour. Starting at Kukui‘ula Harbor, the Southshore Holoholo tour heads west to Lawai Kai and then east for snorkeling at Kipukai, a private beach only accessible by boat (conditions permitting) or the Sheraton caverns. Excursion is half-day. Whale watching when in season.
Poipu’s dusty rose and tangerine hued sunsets are even more spectacular on the water. Toast over champagne or a fresh mai tai to another beautiful Kauai day while the sun kisses your skin and sinks ever so slowly into the horizon. The Sunset Holoholo is a two-hour excursion along Poipu’s coastline.
For those serious about fishing, the trolling charter aboard Mahealani is sportfishing at its finest. Troll the Hawaiian waters in search of Hawaiian mahimahi (dolphin fish), ahi (tuna), ono (wahoo) and more while taking in all of Kauai’s breathtaking sights. Half-day excursions run Kauai’s southshore, while the full day excursion starts on the south and goes east or west, depending on ocean and weather conditions.
Na Pali Holoholo
There are only a few ways to experience the dramatic, jaw-dropping beauty of Kauai’s Na Pali Coast. The Na Pali Holoholo is a full day excursion to see the staggering 3,000 feet tall cliffs and sea caves, and snorkel in crystal clear waters in secluded coves. Ocean conditions permitting, trolling for fish during runs and whipping are optional. The Na Pali Holoholo is a full day excursion from May to September only.
An exclusive glimpse of Hawaii’s only privately owned island, Ni‘ihau, known as the Forbidden Island, and the nearby Lehua Rock on the Ni‘ihau Holoholo excursion. The island has no paved roads, no stores, no indoor plumbing – and a population of less than 100 people at times. This is a rare opportunity to snorkel off the Forbidden Island or Lehua Rock. Expect to spend the entire day on the water during this full day adventure, which includes trolling during runs (whipping if conditions are calm).
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience what it is like to catch a delicacy rarely found in Kauai’s restaurants. Enjoy a half day excursion with your expert captain who knows all the local secret spots. Your catch will be prepared personally for your by the culinary team at the Club. Kona Crab season runs only from September through April.
Like many visitors who choose to escape cold winters for warmer temperatures, the kohala (humpback whales) travel from the colder waters of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest to play and frolic in Hawaii. Watching these magnificent creatures as they glide through the water typically no more than a half mile off shore will delight all ages. This half day excursion is only held during whale season, from December through early April.