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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 29 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

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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🤙🏽

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

While we had to reschedule our tour a couple of times due to hurricane Hector - it was well worth the wait. This family run tour was fantastic. They combined Hawaiian traditions and heritage with information about the native wildlife. This was by far our...More

Thank Ann Marie S
Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

We are thankful that Hector kept moving right along and glad that you were able to reschedule. Thank you for sailing with us. We were happy to have you on board!

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

If you can only do one excursion in Hawaii this is it. I’ve gone out on this beautiful native canoe twice now, and I plan on taking this sail every time I visit the Big Island. Koka is a very informative captain, providing both Hawaii...More

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Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you for such an amazing review. We truly appreciate it. We are so glad that you had a great time. Thank you for sailing with us and being a return guest. We hope to see again! Aloha

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Highly recommend this experience. You can tell the boat was restored as a labor of love. From my first contact with Mehea to meeting Koka and crew, everyone was friendly, knowledgeable and, definitely, aloha! We live right above Kealakekua Bay and snorkel there and at...More

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Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

It was great to meet you guys! Thank you for making the long drive out to see us:). Come back anytime. Mahalo!!

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Went out for a morning sail with my family. Such a great experience and the snorkeling was awesome. They make you feel like family!

Thank Joe S
Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Aloha and thank you! We appreciate your time and review. So glad you had a good time. Thank you for sailing with us!

Reviewed 24 July 2018

We took the Hawaiian Sails ride on the last day of our visit to the big island and are so glad we did. It was a fantastic way to end our trip! It was a beautiful day for it too. The dolphins swam alongside our...More

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Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Every time we see dolphins it’s like the first time. They are so special and we absolutely love cruising with them. It was great to meet you guys and we hope you enjoyed the Big Island. Thanks for sailing with us, aloha.

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We were staying at the Mauna Kea and decided to take the 8 am boat trip. It was a family run operation and SO worth the trip! We swam with wild dolphins, fished, listened to Hawaiian music, were treated with fresh fruit plates and given...More

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Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Aloha!! Thank you for the review. We enjoyed having your family on board. The dolphins were AMAZING on that trip and we’re so happy that the footage turned out so great. Thank you again for your review, we really do appreciate it. We hope to...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018

This was one of the best things we did on the Big Island! Wonderful and friendly crew! Got to snorkel and see tons of fish and turtles. They provided drinks, snacks, snorkel gear, and towels and told us some history of the island. We just...More

Thank diesette
Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Awesome! Thank you for the review, we appreciate it. We are so glad you had a great time. We absolutely love our job and we are happy to share why😊. Hope to see you again. Thanks for sailing with us.

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

My family had the very BEST time with Hawaiin Sails. The boat is beautiful, as is the crew that works it. We saw dolphins, caught fish and snorkeled beautiful reefs. We will definitely return. Thanks for the highlight of the trip to the Bis Island!

Thank ajaudes
Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Mahalo for your review. We loved having your family on board. So glad you had a great trip. Thanks for sailing with us and we hope to see you guys again. Aloha

Reviewed 9 April 2018

As someone who's pretty timid around water, I was blown away. The crew was unbelievable sweet, very knowledgable, and very friendly to two crazy romantics on board. We saw a shark jump and two beautiful rays glide under the boat. They gave us some pretty...More

Thank clarehegg
Mahea G, Owner at Hawaiian Sails, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for the review. We really do appreciate it. So glad you had a good trip. A shark and mantas!! Wow! We hope you had a great time here on the Big Island and hope to see you again . Thanks for sailing with...More

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