(33 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Michael Santalucia

Hamburg, NY
Advisor Specializing in Hawaii, Alaska & Europe

When my wife and I opened SantaLucia Travel, LLC our primary ambition was to help people see the world while making memories with the people they love. Whatever your travel dreams, we put our expertise and passion for the industry to good use, pla...
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Specializing in Hawaii

Pu'uhonua - Place of Refuge, Honaunau, Big Island
Pu'uhonua - Place of Refuge, Honaunau, Big Island

Experience the spirit of Aloha!

Domestically, there is no place I love more than the sun-kissed shores of Hawaii.  We made our first visit to the islands nearly 20 years ago.  At the time, we thought it would be a once in a lifetime experience.  Those thoughts changed the quickly, however, as we immediately fell in love with the Aloha spirit and Polynesian culture of the islands.  That first trip has since lead to extended experiences every one to two years, both by land and sea to each of the 4 major islands of Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island (aka the Big Island).

As a frequent visitor to Hawaii and a Hawaii Destination Specialist, I create specialized itineraries by land and/or sea that give each client a chance to explore the hidden gems far outside the crowded tourist zones.  A cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America is an efficient and streamlined way to see all 4 major islands in just 7 nights.  For those who want to delve deeper into the rich culture and stunning landscapes of the islands, land vacations are more ideal.

Whether by land or sea, picture yourself exploring a piece of Hollywood history at Oahu's Kualoa Ranch, or sipping barrister-brewed coffee at Koloa Mills in Kauai.  Witness the majestic humpback whales off the coast of Maui, or hike to see Kilauea’s flowing lava on The Big Island of Hawaii. From active adventures like snorkeling with Manta Rays to simply kicking back with a cold cocktail and watching the waves, the incredible Hawaiian Islands have something for everyone. 

Let me help you discover your own Aloha experience, though be warned, you may want to return, again and again just as we have!

My Travel Albums

Hawaiian Islands Highlights
Cheif's Luau

My Reviews

29 of 45 people found this review helpful
Four girls in the Emerald Isle.
Mike SantaLucia organized our family trip to Ireland and did a superb job. He kept our interests in mind when planning out everything. His guidance and suggestions as to the choice of airlines, the hotel accommodations and places of interest to see helped us make the most out of our trip. He even recommended alternate activities if the weather was unsuitable on a particular day. We will definitely use him again.
By  Lynne  from  Hamburg, NY
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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33 of 53 people found this review helpful
Best trip of our lives
Mike was extremely helpful. He helped us plan our honeymoon to meet our specific needs, and found us the perfect vacation spot. He was always prompt in getting back to us to answer our questions, and touched base with us several times leading up to the trip with specific advice to make our travel easier. He also took the time to set up a package for our honeymoon that made it extra special. We were referred to Mike through a mutual friend, and we're glad we went through Mike to book our trip because it far exceeded our expectations and truly was the best trip of our lives.
By  Anthony and Viviana  from  Telford
Traveled to  Playa Mujeres ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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20 of 31 people found this review helpful
Best Travel Agent Ever
Mike goes above and beyond. He's not finished with his job helping you enjoy a great vacation, until your home again.
By  Patty  from  Orchard Park, NY
Traveled to  Caribbean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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31 of 53 people found this review helpful
Wonderful visit to Ireland
Hi Mike,
Our trip to Ireland was great. As you know, Ireland is a wonderful place. We enjoyed many beautiful sights, exhibits and museums. We spent time walking around touristy areas as well as non- touristy neighborhoods and loved them all.

I especially want to thank you for your suggestion for me to purchase additional car insurance to cover the wheels, mirrors and glass. While filing out the paperwork, I listened to several Hertz employees tell costumers that the extra insurance was available, but “not really necessary”. Once on the roads, it was very obvious that the extra insurance is important! And, by the way, to my relief, the inspector upon my returning the car did not mention the new scratches, and neither did I!!

The first Hotel we stayed in, the Granville Hotel, was lovely. Everything about it was wonderful. The room was pretty, comfortable and the hotel restaurant pub was equally lovely and the food was great. All the staff was eager to do anything to make our
By  Mom K  from  Elma, NY
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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35 of 61 people found this review helpful
knows cruise industry inside out, and lots of tricks to make my experience the best!
I cant say enough good things about SantaLucia travel. Mike will bend over backwords to get thing done and knows his business better than any agent I have ever dealt with (any I travel A LOT, and have very high standards!). Mike even took time away from this years Suberbowl to ensure I could get in on a cruise special that was expiring that night! Mikes customer service and travel knowledge is truly outstanding!!! He works very hard at what he does, and is very dedicated!!
By  Pete  from  orchard park, NY
Traveled to  
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Destination Expert:

  • Hawaii
  • Oahu Island
  • Maui Island
  • Hawaii Island
  • Kauai Island

Travel Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • Groups
  • Independent Travel
  • Adventure
  • Disney Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • Delta Vacations
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Adventures By Disney
  • Marriott Hotels


  • CTA
  • Certified Travel Associate (CTA)
  • CLIA Elite Cruise Counsellor (ECC)
  • Luxury Cruise Specialist (LCS)
  • Hawaii Destination Specialist
  • Alaska Specialist

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