We are a family of four. I have two teenage children aged 16 & 15. We will be staying in Kehei for two weeks.
I have researched that you can take a tour (i.e. Trilogy) or DIY via the ferry. We like to budget for a number of activities. I am trying to develop a budget for our upcoming trip which has us arriving on December 23rd.
To help with the budget I am considering taking the ferry to Lanai for the day. We are also investigating an excursion to Molokini. Trilogy among a few others are on our radar for this trip.
I am note really interested in renting a jeep in Lanai.
1.) Hulopo'e Beach appears to be very popular once on Lanai. Is there any concerns with seasonally higher / rougher conditions in December for snorkeling? I understand the whether its a DIY tour or through a company I will have the same weather unknowns.
2.) I have read about limited parking in Lahaina. Would like directions or recommendations for parking. We would like catch the 9:15 ferry and return on the 16:30 one.
3.) Can we rent just fins (for snorkeling) in Lanai or should we do this on Maui? We are bringing our own goggles and snorkels.
Is there anything I am missing?