Last year on Thanksgiving we kayaked through beautiful lagoons in the Sea of Cortez. It was a very special way to celebrate the holiday together, and be thankful for such an experience.
This year, we woke up Easter morning (super early) to be at the boat before the sun was fully out. Bill booked a charter on the Four Winds II to snorkel at Molokini, an extinct volcano crater in the Pacific.
We’ve done a lot of cool things but I think this may be at the top of all our lists in terms of fun adventures, amazing staff, and ease of activity. The staff had everything prepared and was so warm and fun to interact with – really a perfect combination. I would not hesitate to book other programs through them or refer friends and family.
We boarded the boat to find a breakfast buffet – pastries, fresh fruit, coffee (key), and juice available. They had wetsuits to rent, underwater cameras, ginger juice for seasickness (appreciated even with my motion sickness drugs), a marine wildlife specialist, educational programs, a glass bottom under the catamaran for the kids to watch the fish through, a delicious lunch (with GF, DF options), and all the equipment you’d possibly need. In fact, they even had a plastic-like boat with a cut-out and plexiglass that Fin could lay on top of and look through to see the fish as if she had a snorkel and goggles on. She was in heaven and proclaimed it “Best. Day. Ever. because I don’t have to do anything and can still see the fish!“
En route to and from Molokini, we saw many whales, as well as a dolphin that swam right up to and under our boat, and a sea turtle that “waved” at us several times as he swam by. The views from the boat were gorgeous and the kids could not have had more fun. Just look at their faces if you don’t believe me.
On the way back, the awesome staff even entertained our kiddos.Finley came out with a month’s supply of temp tattoos and lots of new good friends. In the photos above, you’ll see Holden holding his waterproof adventure camera (compliments of the Easter Bunny) and a few times that Fin broke into her new fav pose (hilarious).
And don’t worry, the Easter Bunny came – he left “piles” this year since it was a bit off his route and we all know shipping to Hawaii costs extra. Once the kids found the piles of loot, they didn’t seem to mind the lack of baskets. In fact, I think it was their favorite Easter ever.