We planned an excursion today and went out on the Starlet for an Ocean fun & BBQ cruise. We took the shuttle from our hotel and arrived at our ship to set sail on the beautiful waters of Waikiki Beach.
Once we anchored, it was time to have fun! They have a slide that goes off the back of the ship and you plunge right into the ocean. There was an area for swimming and fun. They had a water trampoline in the ocean that you can climb up and bounce on. They had kayaks, floats and gear for snorkeling. We started out down the slide and swam around in the warm ocean. I made my way up on the trampoline and was watching everyone do tricks on it. I finally just decided to dive off back into the ocean. We met 2 really nice couples both from Ohio and everyone was asking where I got the huge bruise on the back of my thigh. I let them know that it was from the rock at Waimea Bay. It made for a good story!
We played around in the ocean and then decided to snorkel for awhile. There were some beautiful fish swimming about. We went back to the boat and had a BBQ lunch with hot dogs and hamburgers right off the grill. After lunch, they opened the plank and diving deck. I was a little hesitant to jump off after the day before but did anyway. It was quite a drop, but the ocean was very deep where we were at. I finally got the guts to dive off the deck and it was scary, but worth it. We used a disposable underwater camera, so I will have to post some pics of it later.
This tour was so worth it and we had a blast. I wasn’t ready to head back in at all. Once we got back to our hotel, we relaxed in the pool for a bit and then got ready for dinner.
Ready to head out to dinner
We went to The Cheesecake Factory and as always, it was very good. It was fun going to a familiar place even though we’re on vacation. After dinner, we went to watch the sunset and it was another beautiful evening. We walked around a bit and then called it an early night after such a long day.
Another shot of Diamond Head from the beach
Sun starting to set
Another beautiful sunset
P.S. We just got back from our trip last night. I have a few more vacation recaps and then it will be back to normal. I'll be making the rounds and catching up with all of you very soon. I hope these posts aren't boring you too much!!