Honolulu’s Best Private Sailing Charter

Sail Blue Hawaii has been blessed with many wonderful reviews proving it to be the best Honolulu private sailing charter. Recently I took a family on a day-sail. It was the first day of their Hawaii vacation. “Everything after this is going to be boring” a family member said in the middle of a brilliant day of sailing. I certainly hope the rest of their vacation was not boring, and I am sure it wasn’t, but I did love the comment.

Enjoy a private sailing charter while on Oahu

Here are some of the comments after a private sailing charter with Sail Blue Hawaii:

“This is the best time I have had in my entire life.”
-Kaelyn, age 7, CA

“Thanks for a relaxing few hours. Everything was perfect;  the wind, the weather, the seas, the boat and, of course, the skipper. The girls said that only a woman could have a boat looking so good!
We appreciated being part of your crew and hope we can do so again on our next visit to these beautiful islands.”
-David, Gillian and Leanne – Brisbane, Australia

“We would like to thank you for your help and commend you on your professionalism in planning our cruise. You have helped to make our wedding a memorable event for
both our guests and ourselves.”
-Kreg and Marjorie, Canada

“We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw the mama and baby whale gently arching out of the water alongside the boat.”
-Virginia, Kauai

“Captain Gaelyn, we just wanted to drop you a little note thanking you again for such a wonderful time last Thursday night.  The cruise was wonderful and more than we had hoped for.  It was really nice to get out and be a couple for a little while, instead of just mommy and daddy. Thank you again!!”
-Mike and Robin, Honolulu

“Our sunset sail with Captain Gaelyn was the highlight of our trip to Honolulu. She and her friendly crew took great care of us. We had a terrific time and will enjoy our memories of the sail.”
-Kelly Rouse, CA

“ We were sailing after dark with the twinkling lights of Waikiki and Honolulu on the skyline thinking it couldn’t get any better when a gorgeous and huge fireworks display lit up the sky.
Capt. Gaelyn said it was a “little surprise”
she had arranged just for us.”
-Candace, Kauai

“As usual, I had a totally wonderful time on the ocean with you.  The whales were so cooperative, and the water was SO INCREDIBLY BLUE!!!!  Ku called it cobalt.  Mahalo nui loa for yet another absolutely beautiful and unforgettable experience!!”
-Mak, Honolulu

“Our group had so much fun on the whale cruise yesterday, Gaelyn! There were some pretty amazing photos too…Thank you, Captain Gaelyn, for a fantastic day on the boat with you. All the whales were so amazing and our whole group of yoga teacher trainees was excited about seeing them.  I felt completely relaxed and safe in your hands. I can’t wait to go again!”
-Rupali, Yoga Hawaii, Honolulu

“We will never forget the absolute magic and perfection of our wedding aboard your sailboat.  Your warm and friendly welcome made us feel immediately at ease and at home . We loved sailing into the sunset and exchanging our vows with our loved ones looking on.  Thanks for being our captain and our wedding celebrant. Our time with you was peaceful and joyful. Thanks for the cherished memories.  Wishing you the very best always.”
-C & V, Hawaii

Many, many thanks for a lovely day.  It was perfect: lovely boat, great sun and wind, and how you managed to arrange for the dolphin show is beyond me.  Great day!”
-Fredda, Waimanalo

The family of Mort Brown joins all of us here in extending our thanks to you  for doing such a terrific job last week. Your thoughtful, sensitive handling of our memorial cruise was very much appreciated. It did all of our hearts good to be able to say goodbye to a dear friend and colleague
in such a meaningful and graceful way.”
-Valerie Yee
Vice President & Asst. General Manager
Hawaii Public Radio 

” So fabulous!! I can still feel the ocean wind on my face, hear the slow sea splash against your beautiful sail boat and your gentle sailing touch, Capt Gaelyn. Thank you for such a special evening.”

– Arlei, Honolulu

“You certainly gave us such a wonderful gift of a relaxing sail; which in turn brings back memories of previous sails and, as always such a panoramic view of our beautiful city and Diamond Head.”

– George, New Mexico

“This is the best evening I have had in many years. I feel rejuvenated.”
-Nancy, Honolulu.

“It was sheer joy! Everything was perfect;  the water, the sky, the wind, the fish and the dolphins!!
What a way to end our stay in Hawaii!
Capt Gaelyn, your love of the water made it extra special.”

-Harold & Sheryl, Houston, TX


“part of hidden Hawaii”
“off the beaten track”
“I have never felt so alive”
“memory of a lifetime”
“one of Hawaii’s secret jewels”

“Captain Gaelyn, sailing with you was the highlight of our Hawaiian vacation.”
-more people than I have room to list

Kaikiwi at rest

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Hawaii Ash Scattering

It’s a very difficult time losing a loved one.

Hawaii has a strong spiritual energy both on and off the ocean so it is no surprise that a farewell at sea is a healing and soothing way to say goodbye and begin anew.

Call for your custom ash scattering/ life celebration.  Let us know about your loved one and how you want to celebrate their life.

Gone From my Sight

  I am standing upon the seashore. A ship spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. 

She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says: “There, she is gone!”

“Gone where?”
Gone from my sight. That is all.  She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment when someone says, “There, she is gone!” there are other eyes watching her approach and other voices ready to take up the glad shout:
“Here she comes!”
And that is dying.

– Henry Van Dyke, a 19th Century clergyman, educator, poet, and religious writer

Private boat tour, Honolulu, Hawaii

Private boat tours in Hawaii are available with Sail Blue Hawaii. Weekends and holidays fill quickly so plan ahead and book today. Most importantly, your experienced captain will ensure your safety and enjoyment. Overall, the cost of a private boat tour in Waikiki is affordable and highly desired. In addition, your private yacht is spacious featuring covered and open air seating as well as an onboard restroom.

Chose a WAIKIKI private sailing charter

Because this is custom sailing, we can sail any time of day you want and whatever length of time you wish. Our islands are most consistently graced with trade winds so any time is a good time to go sailing…✨SUNRISE, morning, afternoon, SUNSET✨.  It is all good. A client this week was concerned if we left at 0800 for a 3-hour sail we wouldn’t have enough wind. So much sailing, anywhere in the world, relies on the afternoon seabreeze. The fact is, we rely on tradewinds and not sea/land breezes. This makes Hawaii sailing unique and desirable, ANY TIME OF DAY. His concern was also the mid-day heat. “Kaikiwi” has lots of shade, so, time of day does not affect heat/ sun exposure.

Private Waikiki boat tours

with Sail Blue Hawaii are for both tourists and locals. Sunset cruises, sunrise cruising, tradewind day-sailing, coastline sightseeing and Friday night fireworks are among the most popular tours in Waikiki. Birthday and life memorials are also very popular. We accommodate a wide range of special events aboard.

So, give Sail Blue Hawaii a call for your own private boat tour in Hawaii.

full sail or boat tour..the choice is yours.

5 best Hawaii sunset cruise ideas

Honolulu sunset sailing; a beautiful time of day to be on the water. What can be more romantic than sunset aboard a sailboat in the pacific ocean. You’ll want to experience a sunset cruise on your vacation in Honolulu. Here is my recommendation on the 5 best Hawaii sunset cruise ideas.

Honolulu’s best sunset cruise

  1. Have you ever seen the green flash? On your private sunset sail, this may well be what captures your joy the most. There are theories about what makes the green flash. Check them out online. I have seen more than my share of this delicious phenomena on numerous sunset sails.
  2. The other evening my charterer pulled off an especially perfect surprise sunset cruise for his girlfriend. She had no idea she was about to go sailing and had always expressed a desire to be on a private sail boat/ a private boat tour. It was with teary eyes she climbed on board.
  3. Of course, saying “I do” is particularly romantic at sunset. A private yacht, just the two of you and the captain. YES, this is the perfect reason to choose a sunset cruise with Sail Blue Hawaii.
  4. A life celebration/ ash scattering is particularly special in the easy sunset hours. A sunset sail with family and friends will stay in your mind forever as you remember and celebrate your loved one.
  5. Of course, you need no reason at all to choose a Hawaii sunset cruise. It is the best time of a day. Sail out there and enjoy all that Hawaii’s beauty has to offer.

Call Sail Blue Hawaii today and sign up for your own private sunset cruise. If you are especially lucky, because of the time of year, your private sunset cruise may well turn into whale watching! It could well be the highlight of ANY vacation.

Hawaii ash scattering at sea

Recently, a grieving family called me to see if it was a possibility to scatter their loved ones ashes at sea in Hawaii. YES, this is a wonderful way to memorialise your special person. There is nothing more healing than being out on the ocean to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Life Memorial at sea, Oahu, Hawaii.

Not only were we blessed with a beautiful water day, a mum and calf humpback whale showed up to give an extra blessing. An unexpected whale watching cruise absorbed the sadness of the occasion and the family on board felt truly blessed:

“Dear Capt Gaelyn,

We have all said that his farewell could not have been more perfect even if we had scripted the event.  It was so peaceful and perfect for each of us to have our intimate moments with him then let him go.  I know that he is now exactly where he wanted to be. That is a huge comfort.  We are all re-charging our Aloha spirit for our return to the mainland.  You will never know how very much we appreciate how perfectly you aided our final farewell to our Bill. Thank you is inadequate but all we can offer.”