Sailing Away – Encouraging Reef Conservation, One Catamaran Voyage at a Time

The crew at Trilogy Excursions on Maui is passionate about sustainability and encouraging their community and visiting guests to take on a personal responsibility for maintaining our coral reefs.  Their Blue`Aina project aims to cleanup and maintain Maui’s reefs, educate the community, and raise money for non-profits. Trilogy Excursions & The Surfrider Foundation are committed to cleaning 24 reefs in 12 months.

Each cleanup voyage also features an educational speaker and this month Eyes of the Reef (EOR) was fortunate enough to be invited onboard and taught guests how to spot coral disease and bleaching.  It was a great opportunity for Amanda Shore, a coral disease PhD student at the University of Hawai‘i, to share about how clean-up participants can become even more involved in the stewardship of Maui’s reefs.

A special mahalo for the Spa Helani at the Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas for their generous $1000 donation to the EOR, and to Island Catering for donating the wonderful food for the event.

Check out Trilogy’s Blue‘Aina campaign and future clean-up opportunities here:

UH PhD student Amanda Shore participating in Trilogy Excursions' Blue`Aina project

UH PhD student Amanda Shore participating in Trilogy Excursions’ Blue`Aina project