Immerse yourself in Kona waters
A new Sunset Sail and Submarine package tour being offered by Atlantis Submarines and Body Glove Cruises highlights Kona's marine world, above and below the waterline.
From the sub site in Kailua Bay, guests descend more than 100 feet to a 25-acre garden of coral teeming with fish and marine life.
From inside the Atlantis passenger submarine, guests will enjoy the underwater views in the comfort of its spacious, air-conditioned cabin. The sub tour takes approximately 75 minutes including the shuttle boat ride from Kailua Pier to the dive site.
Above the surface, Body Glove Cruises takes guests on a relaxing two-hour sunset cruise aboard a 65-foot vessel along the Kona Coast, highlighted by entertainment, a pupu buffet and open bar.
Cost for the Sunset Sail and Submarine Combo is $135 and available only to ages 21 and older. Prices do not include the harbor fee and general excise tax.
Atlantis offers four sub tours daily starting at 10 a.m. and departing from the Kailua-Kona Pier. Check-in time is 30 minutes before departure. Guests should dress comfortably and be able to navigate a nearly vertical seven-step ladder into the sub.
Body Glove Cruises sets sail on its sunset cruise from 6 to 8 p.m. daily except Tuesday and Sunday, year-round. Departure from Kailua Pier is 30 minutes before the scheduled sail time.
For reservations, call Atlantis Submarines at 329-6626 (in Kona) or at toll-free (800) 548-6262.
Introductory rate at Hotel Renew
Hotel Renew, Waikiki's newest luxury designer boutique hotel, is offering one-third off its regular rack rates for bookings through April 30, resulting in nightly rates starting at $199 (plus taxes).
Rooms go beyond typical design with every detail, such as cool limestone and oak woods, hand-selected by designer Jiun Ho.
Rooms also offer the latest in business and entertainment technology including complimentary WiFi and high-speed Internet, 80-inch projection televisions and 32-inch flat-screen, high-definition TVs with complimentary wireless headsets for independent viewing.
Rates at the Hotel Renew will start at $300 per night once lobby renovation work is over.
This special cannot be combined with any other offer. For reservations, call Aqua Hotels & Resorts toll-free at (866) 406-2782. For more information, visit www.hotelrenew.com.
Sea Talk covers Northwest Isles
Maui Ocean Center's free Sea Talk Series continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, with "Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Experience," presented by professional photographer and environmentalist Ziggy Livnat. He will screen never-before-seen footage and share stories of his recent visit to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. He will also be highlighting his upcoming project in the Red Sea. Admission is free; reservations are required.
Sea Talks are held at the "Open Ocean" exhibit at Maui Ocean Center. To reserve a seat, call 270-7089.