5 Best Honolulu Private Sailing Charter ideas

  1. Sign up for a brilliant tradewind full-sail private sailing charter. You’re on your own yacht with just you and your bubble. How more perfect can it be.
  2. A private sailing charter sails past beautiful coastline in the cobalt blue blue waters of our Pacific.  Wildlife such as green sea turtles, “honu”, dolphins, “nai’a”, humpback whales, “kohola” (in winter season only), and flying fish, “malolo” are some of the critters we may see as we sail. Beautiful views of Oahu, Diamond Head and, on clear days, far in the distance, Molokai and Lanai can sometimes be seen. This is not “destination” sailing.  “Destination” is sailing. Last week as we sailed, we saw an endangered monk seal. This week a monk seal has given birth and she and her pup are hanging out at Kaimana Beach!

Looking towards the island of Oahu

3. As we sail, especially in winter months, there is a huge chance we will see rainbows which thrill as they follow us as we sail up the coast.

4. If conditions are light, we’ll sail outside the shelter of Diamond Head where wind and waves are bigger, perhaps spraying you with delight. It is a rare day we get outside the shipping lanes!

5. I was asked the other day: “don’t you ever get bored sailing every day, doing the same thing every day?”. I was speechless. Every day the ocean is different, the weather is different, and YOU, the client are different. Such variety! Such entertainment for me! Welcome to my OFFICE!!

So, come on sailor and non-sailor alike: Let’s throw off the docklines and explore my office by signing up for your very own Honolulu private sailing charter. It doesn’t get any better than this!

Private Sailing Charter Oahu, Hawaii

Just imagine, you’ve signed up for your private sailing charter on Oahu, Hawaii. It’s a beautiful blue day, the winds are a comfortable balmy tradewind breeze. It’s everything you want and more but you are still housebound, in snow, on the mainland.

Why choose a private sailing charter in Hawaii?

Because you will be safely sailing in your own private bubble. Pick up the phone and call Sail Blue Hawaii. You will be so excited as your captain sets sail on the stunning blue waters that surround the Hawaiian Islands. “Kaikiwi” sails from Oahu’s south (protected) shore, not far from Waikiki, past beautiful coastline in the cobalt blue blue waters of our Pacific.  Wildlife such as green sea turtles, “honu”, dolphins, “nai’a”, humpback whales, “kohola” (in winter season only), and flying fish, “malolo” are some of the critters we may see as we sail. Beautiful views of Oahu, Diamond Head and, on clear days, far in the distance, Molokai and Lanai can sometimes be seen.

Last week as we were coming to the end of a 4-hour sail, I saw something that didn’t look typical. It took me a second or more to realize it as a hawaiian monk seal. It was rolling around, swimming, dunking, splashing, rolling again around and around. The hawaiian monk seal, a protected species, is a very rare sighting in our sailing area. There are only about 300 who live around the main Hawaiian islands, no wonder we seldom see them and they are not in my list above. The hawaiian name is”ilio-holo-i-ka-uaua,” which means “dog running in the rough water.” Yup, that’s close to what we saw.

Sign up today for your own private sailing charter. You never know what your experience will be or what you will see. In conclusion, one thing is for sure, you won’t be disappointed.

Private Sailing Charter Oahu
Private Sailing Charter Oahu

Waikiki private whale watching charter

Every winter we are blessed with thrilling whale watching. Humpback whales migrate from Alaska to Hawaii to calve. Where better to see them but on your own Waikiki private whale watching charter. Better yet is to capture them while sailing.

A Waikiki whale watch sailing charter to remember

Yesterday we were enjoying an unusual morning without tradewinds… we couldn’t sail. What a perfect opportunity to view whales. Captain had killed the engine (we knew whales were in the area) when a humpback mum and calf swam by just to wow us. Mum was teaching calf to breech. All of us on board were breathless as the calf kept breeching as it approached the boat. It crossed our bow continuing to display this exceptional display of strength and playfulness. Adding to this, all 40 tons of mum was swimming close behind, crossing our bow a little too close, the captain would say, while the guests said “NO WAY!”. While not all whale watching is this fantabulous (fantastic + fabulous), do sign up for a Waikiki private whale watching charter if you are in Hawaii during our winter months. You will remember this for your lifetime.

5 best Honolulu private sailing charter ideas

Honolulu sailing, where any time is a good time to be on the water. Highlight your Hawaii vacation aboard a sailboat in the pacific ocean. Above all, here is our recommendation on the 5 best Honolulu private sailing charter ideas.

Private Sail in Honolulu Hawaii

  1. A tradewind sail. 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 tradewinds so any time of day is a good time to go sailing…sunrise, morning, afternoon, or sunset! IT”S ALL GOOD!
  2. A private sailing charter to take in the beautiful views of Oahu and beyond. Beautiful views of Oahu, Diamond Head and, on clear days, far in the distance, Molokai and Lanai can sometimes be seen. This is not “destination” sailing.  “Destination” is sailing.
  3. A private day-sail to capture the sightings of marine life. “Kaikiwi” sails from Oahu’s south (protected) shore, not far from Waikiki, past beautiful coastline in the cobalt blue blue waters of our Pacific.  Wildlife such as green sea turtles, “honu”, dolphins, “nai’a”, humpback whales, “kohola” (in winter season only), and flying fish, “malolo” are some of the critters we may see as we sail.
  4. Birthday celebrations at sea. What better way to celebrate that special day then aboard a private yacht charter in Honolulu?
  5. Corporate Events. Celebrate with the team onboard a luxury sailing yacht in Honolulu. How better to raise moral and reward them for a job well done?

In conclusion, there are many reasons to come sailing with us beyond these 5 best Honolulu private sailing charter ideas…beauty, serenity, exciting tradewind sailing, family time. The reasons are endless. WE know you will have the highlight of your Hawaii vacation on your Honolulu private sailing charter.

sailing home

Sailing Lessons, Learn the Ropes

sailing lessons in Honolulu

American Magic may be out, but the race to the America’s Cup continues. Whether you’re an avid Cup follower or just interested in sailing lessons to learn the ropes, this is one of the most exciting events in yachting.

Talking about “learning the ropes,” the first thing you learn in boating is that they are “lines”, not ropes. A rookie shows who s/he is because their ease (or lack of) with the nautical language will give them away in a heartbeat. And there is nothing wrong with being a rookie…we all start at the beginning. Boating, and especially sailing lessons, do indeed have its own language and it is learned over time by just being around sailors and being onboard. Sit back and listen and you can learn a lot through osmosis. Participate, ask questions, listen and learn and you will soon be talking this language too. What fun!

About the photo… You can understand from the way the docklines are tied what kind of boater each is. You can even sum up how they handle their boat and, perhaps, how “bristol” (shipshape) their boat is. Two different styles, indeed! I know whose boat I want to sail on.

Come on over to Sail Blue Hawaii for some Oahu sailing: sit back, relax, indulge yourself in a private sailing charter and the gift of “just being out there” and I bet you go home with some of that nautical language in your head, whether you want it there or not. 😉