Blue'Aina with Malama Kai Foundation and Trilogy

Blue'Aina with Malama Kai Foundation and Trilogy

We lucked out with sunny skies, lots of smiles, and the most positive attitudes aboard our May 6th Blue’Aina event.  Read about our underwater reef cleanup at Coral Gardens, with our sponsor, Trilogy Excursions, and our non-profit recipient for May, the Malama Kai Foundation!

Blue'Aina with Hawaiian Wildlife Fund & Fairmont Kea Lani

Blue'Aina with Hawaiian Wildlife Fund & Fairmont Kea Lani

Always wanting to malama the aina, Trilogy Excursions has been a long time participant in Earth Day events, and for the last 5 years, the Fairmont Kea Lani has personally requested an Earth Day Blue’Aina, sponsoring the non-profit Hawaii Wildlife Fund.

8 Totally Amazing Maui Mother’s Day Activities

8 Totally Amazing Maui Mother’s Day Activities

Looking for ideas to really make your Mom’s day extra special? Read my hand-picked list of 8 Mother’s Day activities, right here on island!

Blue'Aina with Skyline Eco-Adventures & Punana Leo o Maui

Blue'Aina with Skyline Eco-Adventures & Punana Leo o Maui

Despite the rough weather this winter, we were thankfully met with the flattest, calmest of seas and sunshine. Our corporate sponsor, Skyline Eco-Adventures brought some eager volunteers to our sold out cleanup day, along with their donation of $1,000 to non-profit Punana Leo o Maui.

Voluntourism: A Green-Minded Match Made in Heaven!

Voluntourism: A Green-Minded Match Made in Heaven!

High five, its vacation time! As you begin to dream of mai tai’s on the beach and how many swimsuits to pack for Maui, we want to introduce you to a new (heartwarming) trend that’s hitting the travel industry today – Voluntourism!

Blue'Aina with Lehualani Center & the Kimokeo Foundation

Our March Blue‘Aina cleanup began with some unfortunate stormy weather that threatened to affix a raincloud over our day, but even that was no match for our volunteers’ outpouring of Aloha spirit. Sponsored by: Lehualani Center. Donation recipient: Kimokeo Foundation.

 

BLUE'AINA WITH ALOHA KAYAKS MAUI & OCEANWIDE SCIENCE INSTITUTE

Early last week, we took to the seas (and land!) again for our February 4th Blue‘Aina trip, hosting the non-profit organization Oceanwide Science Institute, and sponsored by one of our repeat favorites, Aloha Kayaks Maui.

Blue'Aina with Whale Trust Maui and CJ's Diner & Deli

On January 7th, our 48 guests boarded Trilogy with extreme excitement for our first Blue‘Aina of 2018 - a recurring trip that has become such a crowd favorite that it sold out months in advance! Sponsored by Trilogy, their donation was made for the second year in a row to the Whale Trust Maui, a local non-profit organization.  Our food for the day was graciously donated by CJ’s Deli & Diner.

Trilogy wins Hawaii Ecotourism Association's Operator of the Year, Conservation and Education Director Magen wins Guide of the Year

Trilogy wins Hawaii Ecotourism Association's Operator of the Year, Conservation and Education Director Magen wins Guide of the Year

The Hawaii Ecotourism Association (HEA) has named Trilogy Excursions its 2017 Tour Operator of the year and Trilogy’s Conservation and Education Director and First Mate, Magen Schifiliti, the Tour Guide of the Year. Additional categories awarded are Travel Writer and Kupa‘a Ho‘aloha (HEA Volunteer). The award recipients were honored at the Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, November 13th at the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel.

Blue'Aina with MNMRC, Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort & Villas, & Aloha Mixed Plate

Blue'Aina with MNMRC, Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort & Villas, & Aloha Mixed Plate

On November 5th, 60 guests boarded Trilogy 1 with excitement on their faces for our monthly Blue’Aina trip. The November Blue’Aina was sponsored by Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort and Villas. They chose to make a donation to the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council (MNMRC). Food was provided by Aloha Mixed Plate/Old Lahaina Luau properties.

Maui Babymoon Must Do's

Maui Babymoon Must Do's

It's one of the most exciting and challenging times in your life: pregnancy. As you and your partner prepare for this life-changing event, you might be considering one last vacation for just the two of you. Some active couples may seek out an adventure to share before they embark on their life as a new family. For many, pregnancy is about leading a more holistic and natural lifestyle...

Blue'Aina Makena Clean-up with RP Signs & Imua Family Services

 Blue'Aina Makena Clean-up with RP Signs & Imua Family Services

On this Blue’Aina trip we got to do something we don’t normally do. We departed Ma’alaea Harbor on board Trilogy V and headed to the south shore of Maui. With a full boat of excited volunteers, everyone was anxious to malama a different part of Maui. The Corporate Sponsor for this trip was RP Signs, supporting the non-profit Imua Family Services. Food was provided by Trilogy Excursions

Trilogy Wins Pineapple Award for Leader in Attractions & Activities

Trilogy Wins Pineapple Award for Leader in Attractions & Activities

Trilogy Excursions wins Pacific Business News Pineapple Award for Leaders in Attractions & Activities. The award was based on several criteria with the first being the accomplishments the company has achieved over the last five years, and the impact it has had on employees, guests, revenue, facilities and marketing. 

Hōkūleʻa- “Star of Gladness”

Hōkūleʻa- “Star of Gladness”

This summer has brought a lot of excitement to the Hawaiian Islands with the recent return of Hokuea. The Hōkūleʻa is a replica of the traditional Polynesian voyaging canoes. She was first launched in March 1975. In 1976 she made her maiden voyage to Tahiti departing from Honolua Bay in Hawaii and returned. This voyage was completed exclusively using Polynesian voyaging techniques, such as star mapping, wind and weather, cloud formations, movement of currents, wave patterns, and the flight of birds.

Coral Health with EOR and the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas

With the start of the fall season, Trilogy is back to hosting floating workshops and reef cleanups. For the month of September, Trilogy hosted the non-profit Eyes of the Reef (EOR) for a workshop on coral health. The corporate sponsor was the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas and the food was provided by Trilogy Excursions.

Life of a Spinner Dolphin

Life of a Spinner Dolphin

As the sun sinks below the horizon and Earth enters into the golden corpuscular hour, groups of spinner dolphins make their way offshore into deep, dark blue water up to 1,000ft. They are on the hunt for prey. Working together in large groups they use clicks, squeaks, and echolocation to communicate with each other to find food.

Living a plastic free life . . .or trying to at least

Living a plastic free life . . .or trying to at least

Take a moment and think about all of the products you use or buy in one day. Now count the ones that are made of plastic or have a plastic component. Almost everything we use on a daily basis is composed of plastic. Plastic has become the product of our lives. Polyethylene, one of the most used plastics today was created in 1898.

Getting Dirty in the Waikamoi Preserve

Getting Dirty in the Waikamoi Preserve

Waikamoi Preserve provides an important sanctuary for hundreds of native Hawaiian plants and animals. It’s high elevation rain forest and alpine shrubland are home to 12 different native bird species, seven of them are endangered. The preserve shelters a large variety of native ferns, herbs, shrubs and trees that reflect the biodiversity of Maui. Many are rare plants unique to East Maui, including members of the Lobelia and Geranium families.