American Safari Cruises to Return to Molokai in January

Great News! After reporting that the American Safari Cruises ship Safari Explorer was running into protests on Hawaiian sailings, we’re happy to report that resolution has finally been made with the protesters and concerned residents.

“After working with state and federal authorities and local groups, an amicable agreement has been reached to allow the yacht unimpeded visits to the island on its seven-day adventure cruises,” the company said in a statement. “The yacht will return to its regularly scheduled two-day visits Jan. 21 to 22. This agreement is a result of many long hours of spirited discussions about tourism and development on the island with all participants sharing the underlying desire to preserve Molokai’s unique character, history and traditions.”

“We are grateful to the wonderful people of Molokai for their true Aloha spirit. We hold tremendous respect for their unwavering desire to preserve their traditional lifestyle for future generations,” said American Safari CEO Dan Blanchard.

American Safari operates seven-night active cruises from October through May to Lanai, Molokai, Maui and the Big Island. Itineraries sail between Maui/Lanai and the Big Island; a scenic ferry ride connects guests between Maui and the yacht on Lanai. For more information about these luxury Hawaiian yacht cruises, contact Sunstone Tours & Cruises at 1-888-815-5428.