June 16, 2012 Departing from Hanalei Bay along the North Shore of Kauai, we transferred from a small skiff to board a large, rigid-hull inflatable boat. Scheduled for a tour and snorkel trip for the next 4 hours, we were anxious to get on our way. Our boat, the Ocean Adventurer, moved quickly and smoothly out of the Bay, in spite of the 4-5 foot swells.
|Ocean Adventurer from the Hola Hola Ad|
Unfortunately, the large surf that had hampered snorkeling the previous day continued to be an issue. Warned ahead of time that snorkel conditions would probably not be optimal, it turned out they were right. Waters at the snorkel site were murky. The boat stopped so that everyone could enjoy a swim and lunch; then we returned back to Hanalei. It was still the 4-hour trip they had promised, just a slightly different experience.
|Hawaiian green sea turtle|