A private day-sail in Hawaii.

From sun-up to sun-down, Sail Blue Hawaii offers you the best private day-sail in Hawaii that money can buy. Feel the tradewinds blow and delight in dolphins playing in the bow wake as you set sail. Private sailing charter options are limitless: kick-back sailing, full-sail adrenaline-rushing heeling, sailing lessons, relaxing sunset cruise, a boat tour, ash scattering, life celebrations, saying “I do”, saying “I will”, multi-day charters, corporate fun(ctions), custom cruises…For Sail Blue Hawaii, the horizon is no limit.

We are the Rainbow State

and it is thrilling to sail with the awesome beauty of rainbows all around us. But, you say, where there are rainbows, there is rain. Not over Sail Blue Hawaii.

How can that be? The mountains catch the clouds, giving us blue skies while we are sailing the azure blue Pacific. It is thrilling and never tiresome.

In the case of inclement weather (Captain’s call; day of…please put the weather app/ forecast away while you are on vacation. They are very general and very misleading and don’t consider our microclimates. It’s always raining somewhere in Hawaii but seldom on Sail Blue Hawaii. I have you covered..I don’t want to be out in nasty weather either!.) every attempt will be made to re-schedule your charter. If this is not possible, there is no booking or cancellation fee.

Give Sail Blue Hawaii a call TODAY to book your private day-sail in Hawaii.

Hawaii’s 5 Best Private Sailing Charter Ideas

Oh the luxury and awe of sailing your own private yacht in Hawaii. “Kaikiwi” is the best-kept charter boat in the islands. She is a US Coast Guard approved vessel, perfect for any kind of Hawaii sailing. Whether it’s an intimate sunset sail for two, a sailing afternoon with family and friends, whale watching, entertaining business colleagues, saying “I do”, or an overnight/inter island adventure; (but that makes 6 best ideas…and I could keep going:-); the experience will most probably be the highlight of your Hawaii vacation.

When is the best time to go sailing in Hawaii?

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 of day is a good time to go sailing…✨SUNRISE, morning, afternoon, SUNSET.✨  It is all good. 

“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. Please understand this is not “destination” sailing.  “Destination” is sailing.

The best first mate ever!

5 best Honolulu private sunrise cruise ideas.

There are OODles of brilliant reasons to sail a private sunrise cruise here in Honolulu.

  1. You have just flown in from the mainland, you are jetlagged and can’t stay up past 8pm. No worries! Go to bed, sleep long and well, rise and shine early, refreshed, to join Sail Blue Hawaii on their first charter of the day: a private sunrise cruise. You will love every magical moment and, when this awesome sail is done, you still have the entire day left to play.
  2. It’s your birthday! Whether tourist or local, what better way to start your special day than with a private sunrise cruise in Honolulu. Bring your java and celebrate YOU with your loved ones.

A private sunrise cruise to remember.

3. The first (and perhaps only) time you see the sun rise over Diamond Head from the water, on your very own private sunrise cruise, will be a memory etched in your mind forever. Words cannot even describe how magical this sailing charter is!

4. Perhaps you and your spouse haven’t had a quiet morning alone, without the kids to juggle and schedule, for as long as you can remember. Send the kids to grandparents/ have your babysitter stay over, sneak out the door early and treat yourselves to a romantic sunrise cruise. The break, the quiet, the romance…all that and more will refresh and replenish you as you sail the early magical hours of the new day. Add another half hour to your sailing charter so you can truly soak it all in, together, in the peace and quiet.

5. There needs to be no reason at all to call Sail Blue Hawaii to book your private sunrise cruise. It truly will make you feel like you have had a 2-week vacation all in the space of 2-3 hours.

Call now for your Honolulu private sunrise cruise. You will not be disappointed.

5 top sunset/full moon cruise ideas

A sail to remember for a lifetime is our sunset/ full moon cruise. There are so many reasons to get out on the water at this time of day. This could well be the highlight of your Hawaii vacation.

Honolulu sunset/ full moon cruise..5 best reasons

  1. Celebrate a birthday. Nothing could be more special than to see the sun going down and the moon rising while you are sailing your birthday cruise.
  2. Propose to your intimate other. If you want to wow him/her with a moment to last a lifetime, choose the sunset/full moon cruise. Add to that, the city lights, and you have a moment that will last a lifetime. How can they possibly say anything but “YES!”
  3. Say “I DO”! What could be more romantic than having your wedding at sea. After your nuptials, the captain will sail you into the sunset. Take in the moment, then turn around to see the full moon rising over Diamond Head.
  4. Blue moon cruise. “Once in a blue moon”. What does that even mean? On an occasional month, (because the moon’s month is shorter than earth’s), the moon is full twice in one month. Enjoy a blue moon/ sunset/ city lights cruise in Honolulu. It will be unforgettable.
  5. You don’t need a reason to sail a sunset/full moon cruise. Just be there and the spectacular moments will be with you forever.

Give Sail Blue Hawaii a call and book your sailing charter now. Your sunset/ full moon cruise will be the highlight of your Hawaii vacation.

WOW!

Honolulu Private Sailing Lesson

It was early morning but they were eager to make the most of their Honolulu private sailing lesson despite the hour. Why early? It’s a great idea to start early and build your lesson as the wind builds. What a beautiful time of day to be out there…before the heat of the day.

Yesterday’s private sailing lesson

was not only windy, it was a perfect wind to build their skills. It was a surprise for him…he had no idea until he climbed aboard that he was being given (no special reason other than LOVE) a private sailing lesson while vacationing in Honolulu. What a gift and what a surprise!!

Help set the sails and take the helm if you like as you learn the “ropes” of sailing.  The first thing you learn: they are not ropes…they are “lines.” Captain Gaelyn will assist you to build your skills and confidence. For all levels of sailing experience.

Don’t dream your life, live your dream

Sailing is clouded in romance. Many people dream of a life of sailing and the adventure of perhaps one day sailing to distant shores. The reality is often different than the dream and this is important to understand.

So, before you go buy that boat, come sailing with me and begin or continue learning the skills that will gain you confidence and give you a whole bunch of joy as you succeed. Your time “out there” with me will also give you a taste of what true blue-water sailing is all about.

You don’t have to have the dream of distant shores to sign up for a lesson…you can begin by taking up sailing as a day-hobby.

Do you have someone in your life who has always had an itch to try sailing but has never had the opportunity? Buy him/her a gift certificate for a private sailing lesson. It will be the best present they have ever had!

Whatever your goal is, the lesson will fit.

Even if you are the only one who wants to learn and you don’t wish to come alone, your friends/ family are welcome on board and can enjoy the sail while you learn.

So, whether your dream is to sail the Waikiki coast or beyond that horizon (a multi-day charter is perfect for introducing you to all aspects of sailing and living aboard), your personalized lesson is waiting for you!

“You must have patience to learn the craft of sailing, which has set and orderly ways of doing each operation, schemes of success that have been polished for generations. Even the nautical vocabulary is specialized, for it is necessary to be able to describe every part of a vessel and to talk about each maneuver and action with unmistakable precision. You can learn the fundamentals quickly, but half a lifetime seems scarcely enough to perfect your techniques. A good sailor is always studying and learning and asking questions. People who travel and work on the sea tend to be literate souls who often write books. There is an astonishing library of nautical volumes that you can digest bit by bit to hurry your learning process. But in spite of the help to be got from books, you must learn about sailing at first hand. You do not become a seaman by reading. You need practice. You need to get your hands dirty– HAL ROTH, after 50,000 miles

striking the main sail