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Sail Maui Nui - Shadowfax

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Address: Maui Harbors, Lahaina & Maalaea, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96753
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+1 808-870-1741

Shadowfax is a 44' Islander Blue Water Sailboat. We offer customized...

Shadowfax is a 44' Islander Blue Water Sailboat. We offer customized sailing charters around the waters of Maui, Lanai & Molokai (Maui Nui). Our focus is on service and offering a unique marine experience for visitors to Maui. From a two hour sunset sail with superior pupus & cocktails, to a week-long inter-island live-aboard trip, Shadowfax and her crew will exceed your expectations. So, get out of that pool chaise & get on the boat!

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Capt. Mike and mate Malcolm are fantastic hosts!

My family of four spent a morning cruising the bay and checking out whales on Shadowfax. Being on a 6 person sailboat seemed so much better to me than the larger, noisy and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael H
Arlington, Massachusetts

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of four spent a morning cruising the bay and checking out whales on Shadowfax. Being on a 6 person sailboat seemed so much better to me than the larger, noisy and diesel-smelling whale watch boats. We were so close to the water and each other it was a wonderfully personal experience. In between sail-rigging duties Malcolm served us... More 

Thank Michael H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Captain Mike and first-mate Malcolm took 4 of us on a sunset sail with hopes of seeing whales, in addition to the BYOB trip. It was an incredible journey filled with mama humpback whales breaching and teaching their babies how to survive. Because Shadowfax has an electric engine, there is little noise to frighten the whales and we were so... More 

Thank elaine l
McKinney, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

What can we say again, just the 2 of us. Wanting to sail, no fanfare of dinner and drinks. Just the Ocean, a great sail boat and of course, Mike and Malcolm! It was a prefect day, and nice windy day.. Seemed like we were the only ones in the water. And then to our surprise it started to rain... More 

Thank Sheila M
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Our family with 3 teenagers booked a sunset sail through our concierge at the grand Wailea. Captain Mike and Malcolm couldn't have been more gracious and accommodating. They were happy to arrange appetizers that met with some dietary restrictions. Our youngest was nervous about the sailboat, and Malcolm patiently explained how the boat was safe and talked about how he... More 

Thank LNG111
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We took a 4 hour morning sail and snorkel with Captain Mike and crew. What a class act. Very friendly, laid-back yet a professional 5 star experience. The sailing was fun, the snorkeling was fantastic, and the snacks/fruits/sandwiches were delicious. We will definitely do this again when we return.

Thank drdrew_traveler
Boulder, Colorado
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I wanted to take my family for a quiet sail and we found the perfect sail trip for my husband and I and our two teenage sons. The Shadowfax is a beautiful sail boat and handled masterfully by Mike the Captain and his most gracious first mate Malcolm. My family had not experienced the joys of sailing before and this... More 

Thank SLMCDM1969
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

A few of us spent the afternoon sailing with Mike and Malcolm, on the fabulous Shadowfax - a 44' boat 'built to sail' as Mike said. The crew could not have been more friendly or attentive - they ascertained we had a nervous sailor on board and did everything to make her comfortable (and we lucked out with a very... More 

Thank Kate H
Ascot, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I booked a two hour sailing tour with Maui Nui. It was one of the best days we had on our Maui holiday. The boat ride was smooth calm and peaceful providing great views of the islands and an enjoyable and excursion. Captain Mike and Malcolm the first mate are both top notch sailors who did everything... More 

Thank EricHobbs
Thompson, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

(Okay, maybe our daughter's wedding was the highlight of our Maui stay, but this was a close second!) Great experience! Mike and Malcolm took our group of 6 on a 2.5 hour charter. We got to take the helm, winds were perfect. Brisk sail, lots of heeling. Great guys. Very down to earth. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Thank smcrawford50
San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Excellent! We had a great family sailing 2.5 hour private charter. Very smooth ride and children were happy and safe, well looked after by attentive first mate Malcolm. Fresh fruit, banana bread and donuts accompanied our departure. A house prepared ginger ale settled our 7 year-old's queasy tummy. In contrast to some previous motorboat excursions this was so peaceful and... More 

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