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Hawaiian Sails

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2 hour tours along the beautiful coast of the Big Island of Hawaii on a 35 foot replica of an ancient Hawaiian sailing canoe. The tour includes historic information of the Hawaiian people, snorkeling, fishing and we always hope to see whales...more
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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took an 8o'clock tour with Mahea, Koka and Haku to go out into the ocean whale watching and snorkelling. This traditional sail boat is beautiful and the crew knew to make sure we had a fantastic ride despite some initial morning winds! They helped...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 8 February 2019

I have been out with Hawaiian Sails twice, once at Christmas and again today (feb 2019). Koka and The crew are super people and make this trip a real joy. The first time we saw one whale, this time, too many to count! The snorkelling...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Julian Y
Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

Aloha Julian! Thank you for the review. It was definitely our pleasure to have you back on board. We enjoyed having you both out there with us. Thank you for sailing with us again and enjoy the rest of your trip.

Reviewed 8 February 2019

These folks are so good at what they do. Wonderful trip full of whales and snorkeling on an old Hawian boat. Smooth sailing, up close to whales. Crew is very helpful and kind, warm with aloha. Well worth every penny. Easy to access at the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jane O
Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

Mahalo!! We are so glad that glad that you had a great trip. Thank you for spending the morning with us sailing. Hope to see you again! Aloha.

Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful time! These folks are super friendly and knowledgeable. They exemplify the Hawaiian lifestyle and culture. Don't miss this adventure.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

Thank you for your review. We appreciate it. Thank you for taking the time to come sail with us. We love being on the ocean and are so happy to share that experience. Mahalo!!

Reviewed 25 November 2018

My husband, myself, and our children (16, 14 and 10), will absolutely never forget our morning sail with Hawaiian Sails. We arrived 20 min before our 8am sail and were welcomed by the warm and adorable family who runs the trip on the authentic double...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

Aloha guys!!! Thank you for such a great review. It definitely was a special sail to encounter all those dolphins. It literally never gets old. We absolutely love it! Glad we got to share that with you. We hope to see you again and mahalo...More

Reviewed 22 November 2018

Family oriented business that has the personal touch! We would do it all over again! Coca and Mahaya were awesome and down to earth folk. The videos they produce are far better then what we could capture with our cameras.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

So happy to have you on board! Thank you so much for the review. We appreciate your time. Hope to see you again. Mahalo for sailing with us 😊

Reviewed 12 November 2018

We are in Hawaii 5-6 times a year so rarely do we go on excursions. This was BEYOND our wildest expectations!! It was a magical three hour sail with an incredible family as our mates! We had pods of dolphins surrounding our canoe the entire...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

What an amazing day we had!!! The dolphins were so great. It really doesn’t get old for us and we loved sharing mornings like that with you. Thank you for sailing with us and we hope to see you again🤙🏽 Mahalo

Reviewed 7 November 2018

This excursion was amazing! We enjoyed sailing on this authentic double-hulled canoe with the great family who owns it. The scenery was beautiful as we glided on the water, and those who snorkeled saw some amazing sights. Our hosts were very knowledgeable and shared the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Aloha, thank you for the review. So glad you had a great time. We loved having you on board. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Two hour trip with a great family. Beautiful sights with snorkeling along the coast. Family owned and before you know it you're a part of the family. Amazing history lesson and they shared lots of information about every day life on the Big Island. Jim...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Aloha guys! Thanks so much for the review. We absolutely loved having you both on board. Felt like I talked your ears off 😊. It was so great to meet you and we hope you had a wonderful time here on the Big Island. Thank...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I took my family out on this sail and it was an amazing experience! From the amazing scenery, the beautiful water, and just listening to the captain talk about the history of the area. The kids loved being able to sit close to the water...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John L
Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Aloha John! We loved having your family on board. Your kids are awesome. Thank you for the review and thank you for sailing with us🤙🏽

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