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.

We depart from Lahaina Harbor at around 10 am (seasonally we offer a sunrise departure at 6:30am--this is the "Crew's Favorite"!) for the one and a half hour sail to this very special island. Because we are the only company with permission to bring guests to Hulopo'e Marine Preserve (Voted the #1 beach in America by Dr. Beach), we pay close attention to both your safety and comfort. Our crew, as well as our island born Beach Boys, are trained in CPR and First Aid, and are experts at insuring your safety in and out of the water. For those wanting to deepen their ocean adventure, we recommend the upgrade of SNUBA. 

Besides swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, and beach volleyball, we also offer a guided tour of Lana'i's historic plantation town narrated by island born and raised Hawaiian Cultural Guides. Our Kiawe wood BBQ dinner, served at the Hale O Manele over looking Manele Bay, is considered by many to be one of the best in Hawai'i! The return sail to Maui can be restful and relaxing, or wet & wild, but it is always safe and lots of fun. So whether you are a sunrise or sunset kind-of-person, many of our guests write to tell us that Discovering Lana'i was the highlight of their whole vacation! So come out and discover for yourself why we have been chosen #1 sailing company on Maui for over 42 years and chosen #5 Tour in America by TripAdvisor 2015!

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. Discover Lanai offers two comfortable options for guests to choose from.
  • Guided snorkel-reef tour with a trained naturalist
  • Whale Watching December - April
  • Narrated Island Tour of Lana'i plantation town by certified Hawaiian Cultural Guides
  • Only company in Hawaii with permission to escort guests to Hulopo'e Beach & Marine Preserve
  • Crew ensure your safety in and out of the water
  • State-of-the-art medical emergency equipment on the boats and at the beach
  • Staff are all CPR trained and certified
  • Lunch is served at Hale O Manele Pavilion overlooking Manele Harbor
Food and beverage
  • Breakfast - Mom Coon's 4th generation recipe Cinnamon Rolls, Fresh Fruit, Kona Coffee, Hot Tea, Hot Cocoa & Pineapple Juice. En route to Lana'i, the 6:30am tour will serve an Egg Croissant Sandwich and the 10am will serve a variety of Deli Wraps
  • BBQ meal - Captain Coon?s kiawe pulehu (grilled) BBQ Chicken *GF, Asian Stir-fried Noodles, Seasonal Vegetable, Tossed Green Salad with Mom's Secret Dressing, Assorted Rolls, and Fresh Hawaiian Pineapple
  • Beverages - wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages. Our premium selection of adult beverages are available after your ocean activities. Bar Includes: Moloka'i Mule, Lana'i Tai, Locally Brewed Beer, and White Wine. For guests ages 21 years and older, two premium beverages are included on the return sail! *Must have I.D. present 
  • Dietary restrictions - Vegetarian and vegan meals are available only upon request when booking your reservation. *GF- gluten free  
Time 6:30am or 10:00am
Not available Saturday and Sunday
Duration 8.5 hours
Location Lahaina Harbor

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

1 - 8 Guests = Must cancel 48 Hours prior to trip departure time 
9 or more Guests = Must cancel 72 Hours prior to trip departure time  
Or full amount will be charged for your tour.

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).

Frequently Asked Questions


Review Summary
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- Dec 2015 -


My husband and I booked the lanai day trip and left at 10 am. The crew of Captn Brian, Katie and Matthew were awesome. Attentive, educational and fun. The weather was terrific and the trip over great. We saw a school of spinner Dolphins as a bonus. The beach on lanai is beautiful and the snorkeling great. We had great visibility the day we were there. We opted out of the island tour to spend more time on the beach. There is a great walk up to the cliff and into the tidal pools. The BBQ was yummy and again the crew awesome. We sailed some on the way back to Lahaina but the conditions weren't the best so we motored most of the way but it doesn't matter as the ride is still wonderful. The sunset was gorgeous. And we saw a whale too! A GREAT day and we would do it again if we ever have the chance to return to Maui.

- Dec 2015 -

Bonnie A L

Our BFF's with my husband and I have taken several catamaran tours here on Maui and over on Kauai...this was by far the BEST trip we have been on! The crew of 3 wonderful people made our day very special! Captain Brian, Co-Captain Katie and Dive Master Matthew were friendly, easy to talk to and answered all our questions and encouraged us to be part of the day! We took the all day cruise leaving from Lahaina at 1000 am and from the moment we arrived to the time we were disembarked at around 6p, we were sad to have it end! We went over to the Island of Lanai where we snorkeled seeing beautiful fish and coral! The local expert was wonderful who provided the snorkel equipment on Lanai! The trip to see Lanai with our tour guide Pauline was great! She is a native of Lanai and told us of the history and learned her family went back as far at the 1400's! She was knowledgeable, friendly, funny and truly loves where she comes from on this beautiful island in the Pacific! We had yummy cinnamon buns for breakfast, juice and coffee with fruit on the way. After snorkel time and our tour of Lanai, the crew whipped up the most tastie BBQ chicken, Maui corn on the cob and noodles/veggie stir fry...the salad and rolls to start was great too! We departed to head back to Maui under power but had enough wind to watch the crew put up the sails and we were under wind power for awhile! The Mule cocktail on the way back was the best! We were lucky enough to see a pod of Dolphins and one whale off in the distance as they are coming back to Maui for the season. Their service and love for their jobs showed thru in everything they did! You will not find friendlier more capable folks who are great at their craft...helping you enjoy their passion...the deep blue sea and the Pacific Islands! The only draw back which wasn't their fault was the construction that was going on to build a new dock in the harbor in Lanai. Noisy and distracting at times but would love to see it when its done. Will definitely be back and when we come to live on Maui, I am applying to work with this group of fine people! :) Mahalo! Bonnie, John, Pam and Bob

- Feb 2018 -

Jodi James

This was a great day, great cruise and exceptional crew. Each member of the crew showed off their talents and shined. Our captain made us feel safe and made some tough calls due to unusual weather. A large contingent was sea sick while other were skilled divers. The crew brought us home under sail after an experience that was the best we could have. February is whale season, members of the crew shared facts about the whales, the islands history and the sport.

- Dec 2017 -

Rich Grof

WE HAD A BLAST! If you are interested in trying snorkeling, don't start at the local beach. We tried that and found the waves were to much for us. On this cruise you'll get great service and they know where to go based on the weather and the ocean's conditions. We had a photographer on board, Aaron, and his shots we're fantastic. Don't bother bringing a underwater camera. Aaron took shots of my wife and I swimming together and added a bunch of great shots of us that I didn't know he was taking. We bought the package and it was well worth it. We had our mother in law with us and she had a great time too. Happy Swimming!

- Dec 2017 -

Glen P

To celebrate Sue and my 50th Wedding Anniversary, our daughter booked a sunset dinner cruise on the Trilogy II last evening for us and visiting relatives from England. I say without reservation that it was the absolute best cruise any of us had ever experienced! The boat is incredibly smooth, the food and drink were first class and best of all, the crew were attentive, funny, and informative. Along the way, we experienced whales spouting and breaching, a beautiful sunset and an incredible bright full rainbow that passed through the moon! I know this all sounds too good to be true, but it really did happen. Thank you, Trilogy, you were awesome and made this a trip we will never forget.

- Jan 2018 -

Sean Mathews

The entire experience top to bottom was off the charts. Cool giant catamaran, great staff and picturesque destinations. I'm mean where else can you dive an extinct volcano and then go swim with green turtles through dead hollow lava tubes! You can find prettier coral in the Caribbean and other places - that's a reality - however it'll be hard to surpass the experience my wife and I had. All the boys were professional, courteous and friendly. You felt safe throughout the entire adventure, and they're was good food and drinks. Total package. Compleat blast, I've got a shirt and pics to prove it;)

- Feb 2018 -

Jim VanDyke

We went on a classic 50 person tourist trip out to Mokini crater. All aspects of the tour were well executed, but overall it is a mediocre experience. The snorkeling is nothing to write home about and the boat ride is long. The staff did try and succeed at finding turtles for us to see while snorkeling on the way back from the crater. The experience could be improved by not playing loud music while going to/from the crater. Although you go on a sailboat, they use the engines most of the time. For the short time we mailed it was really nice...except from the awful music.


Wendy W.

Amazing experience. It's a year later and I'm finally getting around to writing my review. We had such a great experience with Trilogy that booking our...


Warren V.

Refund my money and I will consider updating my review based on your customer service. We booked a reservation for many months ahead of our vacation....


Adele B.

We had a great time on this catamaran going from Maui to Lanai. The crew and staff were outstanding and very efficient. They served pineapple juice and...