Discover Lanai

Trilogy Excursions (4.7)

The best way to experience Lana'i

Set sail from the harbor and enjoy breakfast on board. Then get ready for a day of swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, beach volleyball and the increasingly popular SNUBA. Head off on an optional tour of Lana'i town before tucking into a tasty Kiawe wood BBQ overlooking Manele Bay.

Start your day with a continental breakfast of Mom Coon’s homemade cinnamon rolls, coffee, juice, and seasonal fruit as we make our way to the island of Lana’i. As the only company with permission to bring guests to Hulopo‘e Marine preserve, we pay close attention to both safety and comfort. Our Crew, trained in CPR and First Aid, are experts at ensuring your safety in and out of the water. Our guests enjoy a leisurely 3 hrs at Hulopo’e where they can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, partake in beach games, or experience the popular upgrade of SNUBA®. Our kiawe wood BBQ lunch served at the Hale O Manele Pavilion overlooking Manele Harbor, is considered by many to be one of the best in Hawai‘i. During lunch, a local halau (hula school) will share their hula andHawaiian culture with our guests. On the return sail to Maui, enjoy a cold beverage and locally-made ice cream as we set the sails and glide across the au’au channel. Many of our guests write to tell us that this trip was the highlight of their whole vacation!


BREAKFAST: Mom Coon's 4th generation recipe Cinnamon Rolls, Fresh Fruit, Kona Coffee, Hot Tea, Hot Cocoa & Pineapple Juice. In addition to the continental breakfast, the 6:30am tour will serve an Egg Croissant Sandwich and the 10am will serve a variety of Deli Wraps.

ISLAND BBQ: Captain Coon’s kiawe pulehu (grilled) BBQ *Chicken, Asian Stir-Fried Noodles, *Seasonal Vegetable, *TossedGreen Salad with Mom’s Secret Dressing, and Assorted dinner rolls. A wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free (*GF) meals are available only upon request when booking your reservation.

PREMIUM BAR: Our premium selection of adult beverages is available after your ocean activities. For guests ages 21 years and older** Premium beverages are included on the return sail!
**Must have I.D. presentIncludes: Moloka‘i Mule, Lana‘i Tai, Prosecco, Locally Brewed Beer, Meiomi Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.

All meals, refreshments, snorkeling lessons, equipment, and beach access fees are included in price.

SNUBA: This upgrade is available for guests 8 years and up (health restrictions apply; please see SNUBA® waiver form).SNUBA® was created for those who enjoy the simplicity of snorkeling and would like to experience the wonders of breathing under water. SNUBA® is a unique patented shallow water diving system bridging the gap between snorkeling and SCUBA diving.
Time 6:30 am or 10:00 am
Not available Saturday and Sunday
Duration 8.5 hours
Location Lahaina Harbor

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, please call or text to cancel or reschedule your tour at least 24 hours prior to your tour departure time. 

Last Minute Bookings

Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.


Entering and exiting the boat and accessing the on-board restrooms requires ascending and descending steep stairs.  Customers must have the necessary mobility to navigate this.
No wheelchairs or walkers permitted (small or collapsable cane okay).

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- Sep 2019 -


Do this, don’t wait! Discover Lanai is like private excursion to an exclusive beach! Our crew (Captain Turtle, Brayden, Angelo, Lol & Alissa) did not disappoint! Fun, courteous, knowledgeable & will make the hours fly by. You know it’s a great company when their crew has been there for many years. Enjoy snorkeling or snuba, beach time, hiking, Lanai City tour, great food & some true sailing off at sunset. The views are incredible. I’m no photographer but you don’t have to worry because there’s a crew member that takes care of capturing your trip & all those underwater shots too. Snuba & photos are an extra cost but totally worth it, & absolutely no pressure involved. You’ll leave with a belly full of food, a smile on your face, and a plan to for your next Trilogy excursion! I’ve used other tour companies here but this company is far better, a real 5 star.

- Sep 2019 -


The Discover Lana'i trip was 100% worth the $220 per person it costs. I am careful about how I spend money on vacation and I felt based on other reviews I read that I would go for it. I was not disappointed! This trip exceeded my expectations. If you are on the fence, do it. I'm going to address some of the things I was looking for in a review and that it seems others look for: 1) Will I see dolphins? Probably! We did! I actually chose this cruise because it is a Dolphin Smart business and does not force dolphin interactions or otherwise harass dolphins. It sounds like people see them all the time on this trip, but dolphin sightings were not guaranteed on the Discover Lana'i tour. There is a pod in the channel between Maui and Lana'i and I did the early morning trip when the dolphins are finishing up their feeding for the night. They typically sleep and are less active during the day but they came and surfed our bow for about 30 minutes on the trip to Lana'i. In addition, on the way back we lucked out and saw false killer whales! The crew said this only happens about 2 times a year but I was so excited and felt so lucky I could hardly contain myself. Lots of marine life this trip! 2) Solo travel - I did this trip as a solo traveler and I had a great time, everyone was friendly, there was time to be by myself if I wanted but plenty of time to socialize. I never felt unsafe or not part of the group. 3) Food - I am a vegetarian (not vegan - I do eat eggs and dairy) and let them know ahead of time. Really the only thing I couldn't eat was the bacon and egg sandwich for breakfast and the BBQ chicken, everything else was delicious and they had plenty of alternatives for me. 4) Is this trip good for kids? Definitely for older kids yes! There was only one kid on our trip (about 12 years old) and he had a blast. Trilogy's website says kids are welcome and encouraged and they were very safety conscious so I'm sure anyone would be fine. I think I would have been nervous bringing young kids under 5 years old because at times the boat was little rough (in the wind in the afternoon) and waves at any beach can get high (when you're heading out to snorkel). If you have kids who can swim well and listen to directions I think everyone would have a good time.

- Jun 2019 -

Sean P.

Went on the Discover Lana’i trip with Captain Turtle and Dan and Lol and Brent. This was by far one of if not the best excursion I had during my time at Maui. Very interactive crew that makes sure everyone is safe and accounted for and they are all super easy going and talkative. For me traveling solo amongst a bunch of couples and families this was what I consider to be “A+” hospitality. Food on the trip was good, drinks on the way back were good and the barbecue was great. You have to go see sweetheart rock and snorkel both were awesome, the island tour was also very informative and cool. All in all great trip, worth every penny!


Candice C.

Trilogy 3 was a fantastic crew and Captain! They were extremely hospitable, helpful, and made the experience stress free. They also played awesome music!...


Kathy K.

There isn't much that I can add to the other hundreds of 5 star reviews Trilogy has earned. Only to say that they provided an amazing sailing and snorkeling...


Vidyun S.

Went for a sunset sail cruise from the Lahaina harbor and it was a really fun experience. Captain Rachael and her crew were super fun, attentive, gave us a...