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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… read more

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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… read more

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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,… read more

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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,… read more

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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… read more

top snorkeling spots in maui


Molokini: If the name is unfamiliar to you, it won’t be for long. This tiny islet off the coast of Maui is one of the best spots for snorkeling and… read more

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What’s the difference? There are obvious differences between catamarans and monohulls. Most notably, a monohull vessel has only one hull, or main body, whereas a catamaran has two hulls. Because of these… read more

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Drop The Oxybenzone or Stop Swimming In Maui’s Waters

Protecting your skin, and the ocean. At Sail Maui it’s our business to be in the sun. When you’re on the water every day, it’s important to wear sunscreen. We’re… read more

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The Top Snorkel Spots on Maui

Here in Hawaii there’s a saying; Maui no ka oi! It means Maui is the best, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to snorkeling. The island is known for… read more

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Snorkeling Molokini Crater

Sure, you may have gone snorkeling at a reef, in shallow waters near the shore of a beach, or even in the open sea. But what about a crater?

Yes, it’s possible to snorkel in a crater, and yes, it’s as fantastic as it sounds. And fortunately, this magical place is fairly accessible; Molokini is located about three miles off of the southwestern coast of Maui.

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