Alii Nui

Alii Nui

Molokini 6 Hour Snorkel and Sail

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Alii Nui Maui – Luxury Molokini Snorkel Tours

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Experience Luxury Molokini Snorkeling with Alii Nui Maui

Discover the best Molokini snorkeling aboard the most luxurious sailing cruise, Alii Nui. Dive into the vibrant marine life at Molokini and Turtle Point, where you’ll witness colorful marine life and an abundance of sea turtles, and let Alii Nui’s first-class crew cater to your every need.

Alii Nui: Setting the Standard for Luxury Snorkeling Tours

Departing from Maalaea Harbor, aboard the most luxurious snorkeling and sailing cruise in Maui. The Alii Nui offers a unique, high-end snorkeling experience at Molokini and Turtle Point. With small groups, personalized attention, and top-of-the-line snorkeling gear, you’ll be immersed in the vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life.

Indulge in Alii Nui’s Exceptional Dining

Feast on an impressive breakfast buffet, mid-morning snacks, and equally mouthwatering lunch options while onboard. Enjoy Maui Brewing Company beer, Mai Tai’s, Moscow Mules, and more, all included in your ticket!

The Alii Nui Luxury Experience: Immerse Yourself in Comfort

Relax on the custom-built luxury sailing catamaran, featuring a spacious main cabin with eight tables. With top-of-the-line snorkeling gear, boogie boards, water noodles, wetsuits, optical masks, and large terry towels provided, you’ll have everything you need for an unforgettable snorkeling trip. After snorkeling, rinse off with a hot water shower and wrap up in a large terry towel provided by Alii Nui.

Huka Diving: A Unique Underwater Experience

Discover the wonders of Molokini’s underwater world in an entirely new way with Huka diving snorkeling. This innovative approach to exploring the depths of the Molokini Crater combines the best aspects of snorkeling and scuba diving, offering an unforgettable experience for ocean lovers. Upgrade your snorkeling adventure with Huka diving, allowing you to explore the depths of Molokini or Turtle Point for 35 minutes with a small group and dive master.

Huka diving is a unique underwater adventure that allows you to dive deeper than traditional snorkeling while remaining connected to a surface air supply. With a lightweight harness and regulator, you can breathe freely underwater without the need for heavy scuba gear or a certification. This makes Huka diving an accessible option for those who want to explore the ocean’s depths but may not have the experience or desire to scuba dive.

Proudly Sponsored by Maui Dive Shop

Alii Nui is sponsored by Maui Dive Shop, a renowned retail outlet that rents and sells snorkel gear since 1978. By choosing Alii Nui, you’re supporting a local business with a rich history.

Tip for the Day of Your Sailing Boat Snorkel Tour

Bring a towel & sunscreen
Hat & sunglasses
A light wrap

Boat Tour Restrictions

Must be at least 8 years old to participate in Huka diving

Intro divers are not allowed to dive at Molokini

Alii Nui Maui Meals

Meals and beverages aboard the Alii Nui are in a league of their own. I am sold on just eating and drinking, let alone snorkeling!

Breakfast aboard Alii Nui:

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Fresh Island Fruit
  • Croissants, Bagels & a Variety of Muffins
  • Cream Cheese, Butter, Honey & Jellies
  • Fruit Yogurts
  • Fresh Brewed Kona Coffee, Tea & Juice

Mid-Morning Snack:

  • Maui Chips
  • Crudités of Island Vegetables
  • Ranch Dip & Salsa

Lunch Buffet:

  • Roasted Pepper & Garlic Hummus & Pita Bread
  • Keawe Guava Smoked Pulled Pork
  • Pesto Chicken Breasts
  • Caesar Salad
  • Potato Mac Salad
  • Cole Slaw
  • Corn Meal Dusted Kaiser Buns
  • Wheat Bread & Butter
  • Fresh Fruit Salad

Dessert:

Homemade Macadamia Nut Cookies & Fresh Pineapple

Beverages:

Coffee, Tea, Juices, Soda & Filtered Water

Note on Gluten-Free Items:

Our kitchen contains gluten and gluten-free items may come in contact with gluten, resulting in possible cross-contamination.

Alii Nui Bar Beverages:

Locally brewed beer selections include Coconut Porter, Big Swell IPA, Bikini Blond & Mana Wheat

Domestic beer selections include Bud Lite & Michelob Ultra

Alii Nui Wine Selections:

Kenwood Yulupa, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Caposaldo & Pinot Gorgio

Champagne Selections:

Kenwood Yulupa & Cuvee Brut

Important Note:

A valid photo ID is required to consume alcohol.

Book Your Luxury Molokini Snorkeling Tour Now!

Embark on the best Molokini snorkeling tour with Alii Nui, and experience the most luxurious sailing cruise in Maui. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable adventure – book today!

Discover the Wonders of Maui with a Variety of Exciting Activities

Maui, known for its stunning landscapes and diverse marine life, offers a plethora of activities for visitors to enjoy. Experience the best of Maui’s ocean activities from luxury whale watching to unforgettable sunset sails. Explore the island’s beauty through its diverse activities and create lasting memories on your unforgettable Hawaiian vacation.

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Alii Nui Molokini 6 Hour Snorkel and Sail

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per Adult $259.00

Ages 13 and Up (14.42 Fuel Surcharge Added in Checkout).

Ages 4-12 (11.09 Fuel Surcharge Added in Checkout).

Ages 0-3

Total $0.00

Meet for Alii Nui in Maalaea Harbor, slip 56. Or choose complimentary hotel pick up and drop off.
GPS: 101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Road Wailuku Hi. 96793

Alii Nui Days Available:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day New Year’s Day

Times for Alii Nui Molokini Snorkel and Sail:
Check-in at 6:30 am. Charter departs at 7:00 am
Duration 6 hours

Check in 30 minutes prior to activity start time.

Total Duration of Alii Nui: 5 hours

Maui Tickets For Less Cancelation Policy:
A 72 hours notice is required for a refund. Only exception is a note from a local doctor.
No-shows” will be charged full.

Molokini as a snorkel destination is at the discretion of the captain. The captain may select another snorkel site during inclement weather.

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Alii Nui Sailing Charters
4.9
Based on 364 reviews
Alii Nui Sailing Charters
4.9
Based on 632 reviews
We took the Sunset cruise when the Alii' Nui' the year it was purchased.Still a great experience, but food was dry and ordinary.Enjoyed the staff...
Marvin C.
Marvin C.
My wife and I did the two hour late afternoon whale watching. It was fun and we saw whales. The trip included some food and drinks- Mai tais, beer, wines....
Steven C.
Steven C.
Our sunset-whale cruise couldn't have been nicer. There were 7 of us and the staff were genuine and full of aloha. Not just a few of them all of them were...
Susan Z.
Susan Z.
Great captain Bri and crew! We loved the sunset sail and saw lots of humpback whale activity!
Marcia M.
Marcia M.
We loved our experiences with the Alii Nui team. Very consistent communication and a solid team on deck. We experienced both the whale watching/snorkeling...
Veesta V.
Veesta V.
We did four (paid for three) Alii Nui sails during our vacation. The first was the Royal Sunset Dinner Sail. The food was deliious, the drink selection was...
Mickie F.
Mickie F.
A very pleasant crew, polite and friendly. Very well organized and safe. Boat is spacious. The sunrise was spectacular and the 4 of us enjoyed it immensely....
Paola K.
Paola K.
Such a great time!! We were there in January - best time for whale watching. We saw at least 10 different pods, mostly mommas & their babies. The young...
Kimberly C.
Kimberly C.
My husband and I did the Whale Watching Tour on New Years Eve and had an incredible time. Booking online was easy and the tour included prompt pick up and...
Sarah S.
Sarah S.
We did the drinks and apps sunset cruise. The crew was as amazing as the drinks and food. We ate and drank so much. The crew worked very hard to make sure...
Michelle F.
Michelle F.
Went snorkeling with Alii Nui Maui last week and had the BEST time! Their catamaran is top notch and the crew was awesome! Their price included pickup and...
Juliana C.
Juliana C.
The boat, crew, food and experience were all 5 stars. We did the morning snorkle and made two stops. Followed by a brief transition from power to sailing...
Brendan K.
Brendan K.
Best sunset cruise hands down. Everyone was extremely nice and accommodating. Highly recommend them.
Laurentis B.
Laurentis B.
You haven't lived until you have been onboard the Alii Nui ! We got picked up first thing in the morning by a nice shuttle van. The catamaran is a beautiful...
Gary L.
Gary L.
The crew were so solicitous of me sailing alone and were so professional.I had a great time on my birthday and got some wonderful pictures from the...
Deborah B.
Deborah B.
This is hands-down the best charter in Hawai'i. We went on the morning snorkel to Molokini and loved it! It felt like we were in a life-size aquarium. Tons...
David N.
David N.
The Alii Nui afternoon snorkel was the best experience on our trip, thanks to Bre, Alex, Jordan, Robin, Faith, Corisa and Kate! Their exceptional service,...
Kristin G.
Kristin G.
The tour was great. What made our experience was Robert and his attentive service. He was amazing. He really made us feel comfortable. He went above and...
Tori L.
Tori L.
Amazing boat and crew! Dinner was great and so was the sunset. I would definitely fo it again
Marilyn M.
Marilyn M.
Adults only dinner cruise is hands down the best on Maui. You will sail out of the harbor on a spotless charter with an experienced friendly crew. The...
K M.
K M.
We took the Molokini Crater and Turtle Town tour for the whole family, including two young children and it was a fabulous experience! We all agreed it was...
Kristen H.
Kristen H.
An absolute highlight of our trip! We did the sunset cruise that included dinner and the cruise itself, sunset, and food were all great! We went on a very...
Isabel M.
Isabel M.
Thank you Alii Nui Captain Bre, first mate Ashley, and crew for an unforgettable, spectacular experience. From start to finish your service, food, drinks...
Kimberly H.
Kimberly H.
What an amazing morning with Alii Nui snorkeling tours!!!! Our family of 5 were just spoiled with the amazing customer service of this entire team. Shortly...
Bridgette R.
Bridgette R.
It's the little things...my husband and I took the Sunset dinner cruise on Maui tonight and I have to give kudos to Captain Sam, 1st Mate Josh and the crew:...
Patti K.
Patti K.
service was fantastic staff was so nice!
David E.
David E.
great experience! Super nice crew, delicious food and best luck of the weather. I will recommend this charters with no brainer.
Jessica G.
Jessica G.
The best boating and sailing experience we've had!! This crew is so amazing. We were also pleasantly surprised about the variety and quality of food and...
Kristina S.
Kristina S.
Amazing service! Delicious food and drink. Absolutely love these coozies! We will only book with Alii Nui. Thank you for the hospitality.
Susie Q.
Susie Q.
The entire crew was attentive, polite, and super friendly. This was an amazing adventure. And the food was delicious.
Kate M.
Kate M.
We did the Sunset Dinner Cruise, the crew was amazing from beginning to end!! Smooth sails on the seas, dinner & drinks were delicious! But seriously the...
Sandy C.
Sandy C.
We had a wonderful time with Alii Nui! I only had one free day in Maui, so my husband and I chose a whale watching trip. It was amazing! We saw so many...
Colleen C.
Colleen C.
Great Excellent snorkel whale, watching in the food is very good. Been on this excursion four times. I'm thinking about taking a sunset cruise.
Sonny B.
Sonny B.
I called Alii Nui to book a dive (which went through Dive Maui) and whale watching tour and I had a great time. Josh was the divemaster and was super...
Alex L.
Alex L.
I had the privilege of taking the Sunset Dinner Sail on this elegant catamaran. Wow! From the check-in to disembarking the vessel at the end of the evening,...
Margaret P.
Margaret P.
We've snorkeled quite a few times in Maui over the years and this was our first experience with Alii Nui but won't be our last. Pros:1. Complimentary,...
Linda M.
Linda M.
As a resident of Maui, the Alii Nui is my most favorite boat of all time to go out on and I've been on many. The actual boat is very very comfortable, the...
Laura K.
Laura K.
A charming crew and a beautiful, sunny morning of snorkeling! Impressive selection of drinks and food, too. We even got to snorkel with a sea turtle!
Claire H.
Claire H.
The deluxe snorkeling tour was by far our favorite excursion on our honeymoon! I researched all of the catamaran snorkeling tours, Alii Nui was a little...
Nicole P.
Nicole P.
Highly recommended! The crew is amazing, food was great, everything about the experience was perfect. We will definitely book again next time we are on Maui.
Alec H.
Alec H.
Absolutely amazing experience. The captain and his crew were so nice, friendly and accommodating!
Jeff S.
Jeff S.
INCREDIBLE experience!!First and foremost, even before the stunning ocean views/air, I have to give a shout out to the wonderful captain, crew, and divers. Professional, friendly, and there to make sure you're safe, comfortable, and having the time of your life. Seriously could not have been nicer!!Food and drinks were ample and everything was delicious.The boat was comfortable and oh so luxurious. It definitely set the bar as this was my first excursion experience.Super kid-friendly. Captain Jamey let both of my kids (5&6) steer the boat. They're still talking about it!Would 100% recommend. My husband and I took dramamin even though we've never experienced motion sickness, but I was glad we did, as there were others who got a bit uncomfortable when waters got choppier.
Ai N.
Ai N.
While on our honeymoon in Maui, my wife and I attended the snorkeling excursion AND the sunset cruise on the Alii Nui. We had an AMAZING time on both excursions, and cannot recommend them highly enough. The boat was beautiful and well maintained. The staff were all so helpful, friendly, and went over the top to ensure that each and every person had an amazing experience. The food and beverage service was top notch. We did the snorkeling along with huka diving, which was one of coolest things we have ever done. It was a unique combination of snorkeling and scuba diving. We highly recommend doing it! Overall, we had a very special and memorable experience on both excursions and highly recommend the Alii Nui!
Dante D.
Dante D.
Sunset Dinner Cruise was very enjoyable. Not good sunset that evening but lovely crew and blessed to have a low wind time.We only wish they had sailed...
Susan S.
Susan S.
A must-do for the sunset dinner cruise! The captain and crew were first class and made our experience wonderful! We set out from the harbor at 515 after boarding the large Alii Nui catamaran and were catered to for appetizers and drinks before the crew raised the sails and cut off the engine. It was a wonderful sail out into the ocean toward the crater. Around 6pm we were served a delicious dinner with more food than you imagine and it was all delicious. The fact it feels half-booked made it even better but they do this on purpose for the comfort of the guests. Can’t say enough about the crew as they were extremely attentive to anything we wanted. We sailed back around 7 and enjoyed a cloud-hidden but still beautiful sunset before getting back to the harbor. This is a must do!
cjensn
cjensn
What a day! We arrived at pier 56 around 6:30 am ourselves. Pier 56 is to the left (even number piers) and the right are the odd number piers. We walked...
Sha G.
Sha G.
It was an absolute fabulous experience, the entire crew or extremely professional, courteous and enthusiastic about what they do
Steve G.
Steve G.
When you see all of the options for snorkel tours... you automatically think that they are all the same. Nope... not so. Alii Nui Molikinj & Turtle town...
S W.
S W.
I have taken many snorkel catamaran charters in Maui since 2006 - one out of Wailea, several out of Lāhainā, and then a friend discovered the Alii Nui last...
Nancy R.
Nancy R.
We went on the whale watching trip and then the 6 hour extended snorkel cruise. Amazing trips, and I highly recommend these folks. The crew was...
Greg C.
Greg C.
Excellent experience with sunset cruise! The service was very good! They had quality food & drinks. The harbor was VERY windy, I’m sure that changes w/weather but it is one of the windiest harbors in the world. We saw several whales (we went in whale season, late February). The sunset was beautiful as well. Highly recommend!!
Anastasia P.
Anastasia P.
Fantastic trip! Worth the cost! Very attentive staff, amazing food, and an incredible view. The captain even completely turned the boat so that we could get...
Krishna P.
Krishna P.
This is the best snorkeling trip we have ever taken. This is a once in a lifetime trip. It is a 5 star experience. The Ali Nui is a gorgeous boat with 5...
Joan Grimes O.
Joan Grimes O.
The best Sunset Dinner Cruise My wife and I have ever taken, and we have been on many throughout the Hawaiian Islands! From the moment we got on the boat to...
Sam G.
Sam G.
My husband, brother-in-law, his girlfriend, and I took the Royal Sunset Dinner cruise. The trip was wonderful. The food was delicious. I do wish they would...
Amanda A.
Amanda A.
Amazing. My sister, brother in law and I booked a sunset cruise with Alii Nui in January 2022. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly by the captain and...
Kate L.
Kate L.
We booked an afternoon whale watch and were super impressed. I'm not always comfortable doing classic tourist gigs when traveling despite being exactly...
Jason S.
Jason S.
Had a GREAT Sunset Cruise! Dinner was top notch. Prime Rib, BBQ Ribs, Crab Cakes, Chicken and lots of other items. We saw many whales and enjoyed just sailing around. The Captain even got the sonar out and let us listen to the whales singing. They even picked us up at our resort and returned us afterwards so that open bar was safe too! We enjoyed this tremendously and highly recommend the Alii Nui for cruises or whale watching or snorkeling trips. Beautiful ship.
Kent A.
Kent A.
An absolute must-do trip!! Amazing crew, great amenities, and fantastic snorkeling. Don't hesitate, book this trip!!
Corey B.
Corey B.
Highly recommend Alii Nui sunset dinner cruise. $199 per person when we booked, free condo/hotel pickup. I can't come close to describe the wonderful time...
Guy B.
Guy B.
We knew it was worth every penny within the first ten minutes of being on board. It was one of my very favorite life experiences to date honestly. If...
Christina R.
Christina R.
I have done numerous sailings during my 21 years visiting Maui. mu experience on Alii Nui is hands down the best time we have ever had. Everything was...
James C.
James C.
The absolute best staff and vessel in the area. Everyone was so considerate and made sure that everyone aboard was well looked after. I would definitely...
Shawn T.
Shawn T.
Friend and I booked our morning snorkeling excursion to turte town and Molokini crater here online. They do pickup at certain locations so call them for...
Jessica N.
Jessica N.
We have been to Maui a few times and have been on many snorkeling charters and the Alli Nui catamaran is by far the nicest boat we have been on. Had an...
Matt S.
Matt S.
Our large group did a morning snorkel excursion and had a wonderful time, primarily because the staff was amazing! They really go out of their way to take...
Stephanie C.
Stephanie C.
Amazing services. My husband and I did deluxe snorkeling trip (6 hours, two stops) and royal sunset cruise. The foods are amazing and beyond expectation...
Jaewon Iris C.
Jaewon Iris C.
**Vegetarian Friendly**Activity: Morning Snorkel Sail Deluxe (6 Hours) - takes you to 2 snorkel locationsThe website description lives up to hype. They...
Neeketa S.
Neeketa S.
The sunset cruise from Alii Nii Sailing Charters was a well chose "splurge" during our recent trip to Maui. We heard about it from some friends who raved...
Eric B.
Eric B.
Service was amazing. We did the Sunset Cruise. Thank you for such a memorable night! We will see you again.
Stacey B.
Stacey B.
Without a doubt, the best excursion for my money. I was able to scuba dive, my kids were able to "snuba"/ "hula" dive and my wife was able to snorkel. We...
Russ C.
Russ C.
WOW! This made the trip to Hawaii spectacular! We went huka diving, snorkeling, and whale watching. The whole staff was friendly (you could tell they loved...
Christiana S.
Christiana S.
We booked and took the Sunset Yacht cruise. It was an amazing experience and great value, which included an open bar, delicious multi-course dinner, and...
Edward S.
Edward S.
Our experience on this boat was amazing! Everyone was so kind, helpful, and professional. The captain, Jamey, was great and it was a very smooth sail. The...
Al S.
Al S.
Great customer service. Worked with my wife and I during COVID to give us the best experience possible. Couldn't recommend them more.
Zach F.
Zach F.
MUST READ THIS TIP!!! Get on the boat early and get a table at the front of the boat on the top area so you can eat dinner and watch the sunset. Here is my...
Molly S.
Molly S.
This is a review from last year prior to the Kung flu fever. Staff was excellent, charter was on time, and the destination was beautiful. My only critique...
Matt S.
Matt S.
Wow! What an unforgettable day! What a fun, professional crew! What amazing food! Today we had the privilege of sailing the ocean for a snorkeling tour...
Chris K.
Chris K.
Whales, whales and more whales! February is the perfect month to go on a whale-watching cruise on Maui before they start to migrate toward Alaska as the...
Al M.
Al M.
Alii Nui will always be a special boat for my wife and I as it is where I proposed to her a few years ago. The following year, we chose to attend the sunset...
Brian L.
Brian L.
EPIC Whale Watching Trip! We recently did a whale watching trip and it was truly and amazing day out on the water. Upon arrival everyone got checked in quickly and they had an awesome lunch spread available in the cabin to enjoy before departing including ribs, cheese platter, light pasta dish, and refreshments - totally worth spending a little more for the better quality, less packed, less hassle trip!. The crew was always available during the trip to assist with taking any drink orders, answering questions about the whales, and made sure everyone was comfortable. Prior to departing the captain noted that he will always do his best to position the boat for good lighting while still remaining a respectful distance away from the whales. We took some amazing photos thanks to the captain... It was an exception day out on the water and one of the best action packed days I have seen all season and was so thankful for that! Mahalo nui Alii Nui for having us out and we can not wait until the next trip out with you guys!
Matt M.
Matt M.
Absolutely amazing! We went on the Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel Tour Feb 15th. It was a little challenging to figure out how to find the slip mainly because our travel agent booked it for us and we didn’t realize they are many tour companies at the harbor. Give yourself extra time to find parking and to locate the slip. On board every single crew member was focused on making our experience the best possible. There was breakfast already out when you get on board, snacks throughout the day and lunch. The bar is always open and someone is always offering you a drink. They have towels to your hearts content. Want a new, dry towel? Already taken two, no worries there are plenty more. They have a lovely warm sprayer on deck to rinse off, rash guards in every size, noodles, everything. I forgot to tie my hair back, they had a hair tie for me. They had sun block, lotion, leave in conditioner, they think of everything. Meals are served on real plates and there is a yummy variety of fresh foods. They want you to have a great time. The snorkeling was beautiful. They have lifeguards out on the water and a photographer in scuba gear to take your photo. They include many fine touches to really make you feel pampered. If you go in February you will get the added bonus of see many whales. We got beautiful pictures and videos of the whales. I can’t think of a finer experience or a time I have ever been more impressed with service. Bring cash for a tip, believe you will want to express your appreciation. We took our 7 year old and they had the size gear for him and took extra care to make sure he had a great first snorkeling experience. You won’t regret taking this trip, once in a lifetime!!
Anna V.
Anna V.
One of the best on the island! Whale watch excursions come in three varieties here: big educational boats, small speedy no-frills rafts, and high-frill catamarans. Alii Nui excels in that latter category, and is a top choice on the south side of the island. Come hungry! The food is delicious, there's all you can drink, the service is great, they even clean your dirty sunglasses for you! Those small touches make a huge difference. My one request - please add iced tea to your drink menu! If you're a photographer, note that you can't use a GoPro from this type of boat because the catamaran is too high up from the water (versus a raft), but you'll have great views to shoot DSLR and iPhone images from the top decks!
Steve A.
Steve A.
My wife and I opted for the VIP cruise and were not disappointed. This was best dinner cruise I have experienced. The service was impeccable, the crew was supremely attentive and friendly!
C. R.
C. R.
By far the very best.Our forth year in a row and counting. Great food and all you can drink and the best thing is that they pick you up and drop you off from wherever you're staying so you don't have to drink and drive. Just have fun and enjoy the most magnificent scenery and whales up close. That your only job.
Edo S.
Edo S.
It has been a long while since I've signed up for a sunset cruise, but something about the air in Maui told me it was time. Our hotel selected Alii Nui...
Melissa L.
Melissa L.
Worth every penny. The staff is outstanding. Professional and friendly. They fed us the yummiest lunch and made me the best rum and coke I have ever had. The snorkeling spot they took us to was incredible. Sea turtles everywhere. I gotta give a special shout out to Pam. Such a sweetheart. The Aloha spirit just radiated off her. Mahalo for the best day of our vacation.
Suzy N.
Suzy N.
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