While staying as guests of the Lanai Four Seasons at Manele Bay, last week we were supposed to go out in the Trilogy catamaran for a snorkel sail adventure. Well, instead, this HUGE southern swell came in and literally closed out the harbor exit at Manele Bay! From our Four Seasons rooms, we could also see the surfers pile into Manele Bay for waves that are seldom seen in this normally calm bay.
Our captain, Ricky, managed to at least get us out on a sailing adventure around half the island of Lanai, passing by Sweetheart Island, Manele Bay, the Lanai Four Seasons at Manele Bay, the wedding location for Bill Gates, and more.
The video doesn’t do justice to these Hawaiian waves at Lanai. Some were as tall as the mast on our catamaran! We did get the chance to jump in the water at Shark Fin Bay, but it was way too murky to see anything. Plus, murky water is home to SHARKS! One of the guests on another Trilogy vessel that comes to Lana’i from Maui say two Tiger sharks and got pictures!!! Super cool, but I don’t want to be “that guy.”
After about an hour snorkel sail with Trilogy, we went back to the Lana’i Four Seasons and Manele Bay for a bento box lunch and some time at the beach. I filmed some of the locals out catching these unique waves in Manele Bay. The shore break was absolutely amazing!
Finally, we caught the ferry back to Maui for a nice evening at dinner and then on to our next resort, The Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea.