Sail Maui Blog

MAGICAL MOLOKINI

MAGICAL MOLOKINI

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 scuba diving in Hawaii, and, as Hawaii’s snorkeling and scuba scene is already top-notch, that’s saying a lot. Read on...

CATAMARANS VS. MONOHULLS

CATAMARANS VS. MONOHULLS

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 two hulls, catamarans typically stay more level than their...

Drop The Oxybenzone or Stop Swimming In Maui’s Waters

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 all increasingly aware of the dangers of too much sun exposure and the importance of lathering up, but...

The Top Snorkel Spots on Maui

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 some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii, with over 30 beaches and bays that are ideal spots for a wide range...

Snorkeling Molokini Crater

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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How To Avoid Getting Seasick

How To Avoid Getting Seasick

Spending a day on the water should be fun. Unfortunately for some, that’s not always the case. Sea sickness doesn’t tend to happen too often on Paragon or Paragon II. When the trade winds are blowing strong we can encounter quite a bit of chop, but typically the water...

Will We See Dolphins?

Will We See Dolphins?

One of the questions we get asked most frequently on the water at Sail Maui is "Will we see dolphins?" Our answer? We hope so. Something about the innate cuteness and playful behavior of dolphins tends to bring out the kid in all of us. No matter who is on board, when...

Captain’s Choice

Captain’s Choice

Let us be your guide. Looking for an exciting way to get out on the water and see the best that Maui has to offer? Join us on our newest trip, the Captain’s Choice West Maui Charter. Conditions on Maui can change from day to day, and so we leave it up to our...

Reef Safe

Reef Safe

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SUNSCREEN 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 all increasingly aware of the dangers of too much sun exposure and the...

Sail Maui Eco-Tour

Sail Maui Eco-Tour

Ask anyone what is so enchanting about Maui, and they’d likely tell you it’s the majestic waterfalls, the lush green jungles, white sandy beaches, or the towering coconut palm trees. If you were to ask someone at Sail Maui, we’d probably say it has something to do...

Sail Maui Crew Change

Sail Maui Crew Change

As you may have heard, Sail Maui is undergoing some pretty significant changes. We’ve always been a family owned business, and we’re happy to announce that although we’ve recently changed hands, we’re going to stay that way! The Bartos lovingly owned and operated Sail...