Boatload of Decision Makers

Kapolei Community Leaders
Senator Mike Gabbard and Sol P. Kaho'ohalahala talking story with keiki

On Friday, June 3rd, a special charter hosted by Trilogy Excursions, affectionately dubbed the “boatload of decision makers,” departed from Lahaina harbor, with passengers ranging from local business leaders, State House and Senate Representatives (i.e., Senator Mike Gabbard), State and County officials, nonprofit representatives, State and community resource managers, and cultural practitioners. They were all brought together by partners within the West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative, with the goal of providing a unique experiential education platform and the opportunity to experience Maui’s reefs firsthand with an array of experts. While learning occurred onboard the catamaran through presentations and interpretive materials, the highlight of the day was snorkeling on two reefs, Kahekili and Olowalu in West Maui.