From the moment travelers first discovered Hawaii, the islands have captivated all who set foot upon her spectacular shores. Hawaii's remote location and exotic customs provided an air of mystery, and the tropical beauty, friendly residents, warm tradewinds, and spirit of aloha embraced and welcomed those lucky visitors who were able to explore the territory.
Although modern advances in air travel and technology have brought the islands closer than ever before, the romantic image offered here hearkens back to Hawaii's early, golden years.
Here, as Diamond Head looms in the distance, artist Ricardo San Pedro captures the mood of the carefree travelers upon the luxury Matson liner, SS Lurline, as they toss their leis into the warm Oahu waters. Hawaiian legend says that if your lei returns to shore, so too will you return to the islands someday!
Lahaina Printsellers custom-prints this image on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using only the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years.