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What Should I wear on a Catamaran Sail?

One thing a lot of people ask is what to wear on a catamaran cruise? ​ The first thing to know about your attire on my decks is that you’re in Honolulu, Hawaii, which means the attire is very casual. We’re strictly “come as you are.” Which means you should dress for comfort. ​Don’t worry about…

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January 22, 2016

Sunset Cruise’n

One thing you can always count on in my home of Hawaii is brilliant sunsets. The interesting thing about Oahu, specifically Waikiki, doesn’t face directly west, meaning, the sunsets are not directly in front of you when you’re sitting on Waikiki Beach. But here’s the good news: you can get a front-row seat to one of nature’s most spectacular shows: Hawaiian sunsets. You’ll get that selfie of you and your family in front of the setting sun. You’ll get that shot of the sun’s warm afternoon glow bouncing off Diamond Head. You’ll see the sun reflecting off of Waikiki’s hotels. It’s like an explosion of beauty. A sunset cruise will get you right in front of Oahu’s spectacular sunsets. Now, as a catamaran, I really like it when the crew lets me stretch my sails and dance on the waves….

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September 22, 2015

What Kind of Whales Are in Hawaii?

During the winter months of Hawaii, lot’s of people want to see whales. Who can blame them? Whale are majestic and elusive and few people get a chance to see them in their lifetimes. But while winter is peak whale watching season in Hawaii because that’s when the humpback whales are visiting. But did you know there at least 18 species of whales in Hawaii? Who can blame them? Hawaiian waters are warm all year round. Some whales are even full-time residents of Hawaii, which means you could see them ANY  time of year. That’s not to say spotting a whale isn’t special, because it is. My crew and I get very excited every time we spot any kind of whale. Recently, we spotted a false killer whaleand we were all very excited!  There are only about 150 false killer…

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September 17, 2015

What To Expect on My Catamaran Decks

Maybe you’ve never been on a catamaran. Maybe you don’t know what makes us a special kind of sail boat. Maybe you don’t know why people who come to Honolulu love the catamaran experience? There are many different types of boats in the world, but if I must say so myself, catamarans are a unique…

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September 14, 2015

Why Do Whales Come to Hawaii?

While it’s true that we enjoy a virtual endless summer here in Honolulu, we do have beautifully subtle changes between seasons. Every year, we know that fall and winter have arrived when our gigantic visitors from the north reach our waters. The humpback winters in Hawaii and I’m always so excited to see my old friends again every winter. The whales bring their babies with them so we get to see the families expanding each year. They normally arrive sometime in November. We know they’re coming, so they don’t give us an exact date. The humpback whale is a protected species, so when I see a whale, I know the crew will slow down, so as to give the whales enough space, and they need a lot of room. But because the whales know they are safe in Hawaii, they…

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September 11, 2015

Three Tips to Enjoy Turtle Canyon

Swimming with turtles is a bucket-list item for so many people, I never lose sight of the magic. One of my favorite daily excursions is Turtle Canyon, about a mile off-shore of Waikiki Beach. It’s my favorite because it’s one of those places that makes dreams come true. Since I get to go to Turtle…

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August 27, 2015

Exciting False Killer Whale Sighting in Waikiki

One of the most exciting things about my job as Waikiki’s premier catamaran (if I do say so myself) is that every sail is an adventure. As my sails fill with wind, there’s always a sense of excitement, because we never know what we’re going to see. Last week the crew and I were both…

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August 26, 2015

Meet Makani

Aloha. I realize it’s a little unusual for a catamaran to write a blog, but I love my job so much, I can’t keep it to myself anymore. Every year, I host people from all over the world on my decks and nets. I celebrate new love, help people say good bye to loved ones…

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August 19, 2015

3 Things I’ve Learned About Dolphin Play

Dolphins Love To Play Spinner Dolphins are one of Hawaii’s most entertaining ocean animals. Whenever they are at my bow I can almost hear them giggling with one another about how they always stay right in front of me, no matter how fast I go. They cruise right off my bow, teasing me, cruising in my wake, then with a sudden burst of energy they jump straight into their air spinning like an acrobat, teasing me because I can’t do the same. It doesn’t matter, the dolphins are my pals and I love hanging out with them. Over my ten years playing with Spinner Dolphins off Waikiki’s shore, I’ve learned a few things which you may find interesting to know once you finally step foot on my decks (you ARE planning to come see me soon, aren’t you?) and see…

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August 19, 2015