All of our trips involve snorkeling Maui’s exquisite reefs and searching for dolphins (and whales when in season). We encourage all our guests to get involved with the sailing aspect of our trips and allow everyone helm time if desired. Fishing lines are always out in hopes of catching a tuna, Mahi Mahi or even Ono, much to our crew’s delight; Scuba or Snuba diving are also available with proper notice.
All of our crew are current in First Aid and C.P.R. as well as being Coast Guard licensed captains.
Set sail from Ma‘alaea Harbor on Maui for a full day of sailing, snorkeling and fun in the sun aboard the Island Star. Anchor on the south side of the island in a remote, protected area. Snorkel on pristine coral reefs with an abundance of tropical fish, a variety of colorful corals and the endangered Green Sea Turtles….Reserve a Sailing Trip Now Ask a Question
HALF DAY SAIL 4 hrs.
Depart Ma‘alaea Harbor for Coral Gardens or Olowalu, or any one of our local favorite snorkel spots. After an hour of sailing aboard the Island Star, we’ll drop anchor near a beautiful reef, allowing for plenty of time to snorkel while your crew prepares your lunch. After a hot lunch on deck we set sail back to port.
We recommend this as a morning trip due to Tradewinds that tend to increase in the afternoons.
FULL DAY SAIL 7 hrs.
Set sail from Ma‘alaea Harbor on Maui for a full day of sailing, snorkeling and fun in the sun aboard the Island Star. Anchor on the south side of the island in a remote, protected area. Snorkel on pristine coral reefs with an abundance of tropical fish, a variety of colorful corals and the endangered Green Sea Turtles.
During our sail we will be in constant search for the ever playful Spinner Dolphins and Humpback Whales, when they’re in season. The whales are seasonal visitors, arriving around the middle of December and remaining through the middle of May; if your trip occurs during these months, we will spend ample time observing these breathtaking giants.
We have a complete galley on board where we have the ability of preparing scrumptious lunches such as a hot BBQ, a gourmet deli-style lunch, or fresh island grilled fish.
The full day gives us the extra time to snorkel a second or third reef. After a full day of sailing, snorkeling, chef prepared lunch and sunbathing on deck, we’ll return to the marina just in time for sunset at sea.
Although we are coast guard certified for 23 guests, we recommend 20 or less for comfort sake.
Set sail from Lahaina to North Shore Maui and the famed Honolua Bay. This is a full day adventure so departure should be 9:00 or 10:00 a.m. It’s a 2 hour motor/sail to the bay, at which time you’ll be enjoying the spectacular views of West Maui.
During whale season in the Winter, we’ll spend plenty of time watching these magnificent creatures, while on the lookout for Spinner dolphins and Green Sea turtles.
Arriving up at the Bay, we’ll set up for snorkeling, our crew can give instructions, if needed. The Bay is a Marine Reserve so it has an abundance of marine life, colorful tropical fish, turtles and beautiful arrangements of coral life.
Lunch will be served on deck by our on board chef and crew. We have a complete galley on the Island Star and with that, our chef can prepare most any type of meal you wish.
If time allows, we’ll do one more stopat Cliff House Kapalua for more spectacular snorkeling.
The sail back to Lahaina is awesome! The trade winds have picked up a bit by this time and we’re able to do a very nice downwind sail back to the Lahaina Harbor, sipping Margaritas and Mai Tai’s.
The charter rate on this adventure is $4200.00 plus meals and taxes.
NOTE* Island Star is based in Ma’alaea Harbor Slip 42. We do have the ability of departing and arriving at other harbors around Maui County by special request.