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Meet Makani

Tourists aboard the catamaran on a tour with Makani Catamaran in Honolulu, Hawaii


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 and give kids of all ages a new way to see Waikiki and Honolulu; they tell me it’s unforgettable.

Every time I leave the harbor, it’s a new sailing adventure.  I see sunsets and turtles, whales and octopus, dolphins and more. Three times a day, I never know what I’ll see as the sails fill fully with the trade winds and I point myself towards Diamond Head, Waikiki’s most famous landmark.

You might have heard that I was custom built in the Virgin Islands and I cost over $2 million to build. I’m truly one of a kind, there just isn’t a catamaran in Waikiki who can compare. But what makes me truly special is that I’m a place where friends and ohana share experiences. I was designed to be a gathering place, just like Oahu. Every one of my journeys is relaxed and filled with aloha.

One question a lot of people ask me is “what does Makani mean?” Makani is the Hawaiian word for “wind.” I fly through Hawaii’s trade winds to earn my keep, so it’s a good fit for me.

I’ve never seen Waikiki from any place but the Pacific Ocean, but from what I overhear on deck, the view of Waikiki is spectacular, no matter if its a sunset cruise, a fireworks cruise or a snorkeling cruise to Turtle Canyon.

I hope you’ll join me in person some time, but until then, I invite you to journey across Oahu’s south shore with me.

A hui hou!
-Makani Catamaran

P.S. You can also follow my journey on social media using hashtag #sailmakani

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