Ash Scattering/ Life Celebration in Hawaii

It’s easy to understand why you would want to celebrate your loved one on a private yacht on the blue Pacific waters off Oahu. Hawaii has a strong spiritual energy both on and off the ocean. A farewell at sea is a healing and soothing way to say goodbye and begin anew.

Customise your Hawaii Ash Scattering.

If you would like to include your pastor, or other, to conduct a service and/or blessing for you, please do. If you have no connections here, reach out and we can give you some suggestions. Perhaps you’d like to sail longer than just the time it takes to celebrate and scatter. What time of day is best? 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. 

Email us today with your Hawaii Ash Scattering request.

Private Sailing Charter in Hawaii.

When you book your private sailing charter while vacationing in Hawaii it may well be the highlight of your vacation. It is astonishing how many times my clients have said that to me. That is thrilling. It is exactly why I have worked so hard to give people the best-kept charter vessel in the islands, AND the best private sailing charter experience. That was my goal when I set up up Sail Blue Hawaii LLC.

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

Why choose a private sailing charter?

There are so many reasons, but let me name a few:

  • CoVid is still around. Your captain is vaccinated and boosted. How better to keep you and your loved ones safe. When you sail on “Kaikiwi”, a 42-ft Beneteau, you will feel so safe especially when you see the over-crowded catamarans.
  • delight in pure trade wind sailing any time of day for as many hours as you want.
  • whale sail. In winter, humpbacks are Hawaii’s most famous tourists, making their annual 3,500 mile trip from Alaska to the islands each December through April.  We’ll set sail and hope to find these gentle leviathans.
  • birthday parties
  • corporate fun(ctions)
  • very popular: summer only; Friday night pau hana fireworks cruise. Combine this with sunset and you have the perfect cruise.
  • for romantics: sunset cruise: a beautiful time of day to be on the water.
  • maybe you’ve just flown in from the East Coast and Waikiki doesn’t wake up early enough for you. Let’s catch sunrise over Diamond Head. Maybe we’ll see dolphins in the beautiful morning light.
  • choose the one night of the month (or, the “blue moon” second night of the month) to sail from sunset to full moon. It is truly magical to see the full moon rise over Diamond Head after sailing into the sunset. Click moon phases to see full moon calendar.
  • when the moon is close to its new phase, we have fabulous star-gazing.  Set sail for sunset and a night sail. In winter months, the iconic Southern Cross can be seen.
  • proposal:  how more romantic can you get when you propose to your loved one while sailing into the sunset?
  • weddings for romantics:  there’s nothing more special than saying “I do” under a tropical sky  while sailing into the sunset.  Your captain will marry you with a personalized  service on your own private yacht.
  • renewal of vows:  what a “wow” it is to  say those vows again, to remember and  re-ignite!
  • sailing lessonsHelp 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.
  • memorials, ash scatterings and life celebrations
perfect tradewind sailing

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

Sign up for your Hawaii sailing adventure today with Honolulu’s best private sailing charter

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.