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Best Maui Whale Watching Tours

Best Maui Whale Watching Tours

Maui is one of the best places in the world for Whale Watching. These magnificent creatures migrate south from Alaska to Hawaii every single year. The ‘Au ‘au channel off the coast of Maui sees some of the greatest numbers of these whales in all of Hawaii! The warm,...

Where To See Turtles in Maui

Where To See Turtles in Maui

Maui has an abundant reef system filled with a variety of tropical fish, aquatic animals and everyone’s favorite… Sea Turtles! Also known as “Honu” in Hawaii, the turtles can frequently be seen while snorkeling or resting on the beach. The island is home to 5...

What to pack for Maui

What to pack for Maui

So you’re heading off on a tropical getaway to the island of Maui and you have no idea what to pack… “Will it be hot in Maui? Will it get cold at night in Lahaina? Will it rain in Kihei? What shoes should I bring for the hike in Haiku?” These are all great questions...

Best Snorkeling Spots in Maui

Best Snorkeling Spots in Maui

The ocean surrounding Maui is diverse and abundant with coral reefs, tropical fish and a variety of different sea life. People say it is one of the best locations in the world for snorkeling! From beginner to advanced snorkelers, there is an option for everyone in the...

Hawai’i Declares a Climate Emergency

Hawai’i Declares a Climate Emergency

Change is in the air   This year as we come to the “tail end” of whale season, we’re hopeful that some really positive change is in the air. Hawai’i is the first state to declare a Climate Emergency, officially acknowledging the crisis we collectively face....

Quarantine Watch List

Quarantine Watch List

Stuck inside wishing you were someplace tropical? We understand. We might be stranded in paradise, but believe us when we say that we're missing sailing the coastline and lounging on the beach as much as anyone. Luckily here in Hawaii we can still access the ocean,...

The Perfect Maui Halloween

The Perfect Maui Halloween

Celebrate the Perfect Maui Halloween Island Style We have a saying on island, Maui No Ka Oi. For those of you who aren't familiar with the adage, it means Maui is the Best. There are more reasons than we can name in one single post why Maui blows pretty much...

Beyond Blessed

Beyond Blessed

Maui is one of those special places that leaves you with a certain feeling of awe. Whether you’ve spent a lifetime on the island or you’re here for the very first time, there’s always those moments where it completely takes your breath away. It’s not just the sunsets...

Sail Maui Featured in Washington Post!

Sail Maui Featured in Washington Post!

Washington Post Shares the Stoke We relish good feedback. Trip Advisor, Facebook, Yelp, you name it, we're stoked each and every time we get a 5 star review. We love what we do and our guests that make it possible, so it's important to us that we do a good job. There...

Best in Class – Travel Mag Feature

Best in Class – Travel Mag Feature

Travel Mag names our Lahaina Champagne Sunset Sail as one of the best sunset cruises on Maui. Taken from their original post, you can find the article here and view their other top picks as well.   Part of the Hawaiian archipelago in the Central Pacific, the...

Maui’s Best Instagram Accounts

Maui’s Best Instagram Accounts

Bummed you can’t spend 365 days a year soaking up the sunshine and scenery of Maui? No worries! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite island Instagram accounts so you can get your vacation vibes from some of Maui’s best just by scrolling your feed.

Get Wet Sailing Review of Sail Maui

Get Wet Sailing Review of Sail Maui

Have fun and get wet with sail maui When you join us for an afternoon sail aboard Paragon or Paragon II, there's two things you're likely to do above all else; have fun, and get wet! We really sail, and because of that we often get salt on the decks. We're proud of...

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Sail Maui Holiday Gift Guide While it may still be warm and sunny on Maui, we’re getting into the Holiday Spirit, and our Christmas tree won’t be the only green this year! We’ve compiled this Holiday gift guide with eco goodies sure to stoke anyone on your list!...

Tips for Driving the Road to Hana

Tips for Driving the Road to Hana

it's all about the journey There aren’t many roads more beautiful in the world than the so-called Road to Hana. This road, also called the Hana Highway, is a 64.4-mile stretch of Hawaii Routes 36 and 360 which run along Maui’s eastern coastline. It connects the area...

THE HISTORY OF MAUI

THE HISTORY OF MAUI

Maui The history of Maui is complicated and punctuated by myth and legend. Tahiti migrants, Hawaiian kings and European explorers have all input, to develop a rich and well established culture that has developed over a 500 year period. Origins   The name ‘Maui’ is...

PUTTING WHALES FIRST

PUTTING WHALES FIRST

Putting Whales First For many of us, the gorgeous Maui landscape perfectly represent an idyllic island holiday. Between the sun, sea and sand, there’s plenty to do and see on the second largest island of Hawaii.  We gravitate to the exhilarating water sports, relaxing...

Maui Brewing Company

Maui Brewing Company

Maui Brewing Company Aloha! Let’s talk about beer. The world’s third most popular drink, losing out only to water and tea.  Historians believe beer might also be the oldest drink, dating back to the earliest of times. Maui, and more specifically Lahaina, first became...

10 Fun Facts about Humpback Whales

10 Fun Facts about Humpback Whales

Humpback whales are synonymous with Maui thanks to their unusually large presence in surrounding waters. An estimated 10,000 whales flock towards the great reefs of Maui to calve every year, and are enjoyed by a great many more tourists to the area. The animals have...

The Magic of Hawaiian Sea Turtles

The Magic of Hawaiian Sea Turtles

The sacred honu  When you think of ‘magical’ animals, where does your mind wander? To frosty mountains, heaps of gold, and the smouldering eyes of a dragon? Maybe you imagine a majestic Narwhal in Arctic waters, miles away from civilization; or a woolly mammoth,...