Private Sailing into the New Year

A great way to celebrate the New Year is on a private sailing charter. Your host: Sail Blue Hawaii LLC. Your vessel: “Kaikiwi”. Kaikiwi is a 42-foot Beneteau 411 and a wonderful sailing machine for Hawaiian waters. She is well proven: Capt. Gaelyn sailed her home from Mexico with two crew and was delighted with the way she handled in all conditions.

Where do we sail?

“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.

Blasting in the New Year. Notice the dove in the starboard quarter.

Today is a beautiful balmy tradewind day. Perfect for a Hawaii private sailing charter.

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!

Hawaii Marriage Proposal

The Hawaiian islands are known for their romance. So, what could be more perfect than saying “I will” aboard your own private yacht at sunset. Yes, your Hawaii marriage proposal will guarantee she says “yes.”

Saying “yes” is just the beginning

May the love you share today be just as strong every day in the years to come. You will look back on this evening as not just the highlight of your Hawaii vacation, but the highlight of your lives. Your private Hawaii marriage proposal will set the tone of your lives together as you sail off into the sunset.

Hawaii multi-day sailing charter

Pre-covid, a multi-day sailing charter in Hawaii was the best adventure to sign up for. It still looks like a while before I have the opportunity to safety re-start these amazing sailing adventures. In the meantime, do book a private sailing charter for the day. A day-sail can be just the adventure you want.

Why chose a multi-day sailing charter?

“DON’T DREAM YOUR LIFE, LIVE YOUR DREAM”

“So, where are we going?”

“We are going sailing.”

… with island-stops and remote anchorages, sailing Oahu and Maui county from home-base, Oahu.  Where we go between day-one and journey’s end will depend on wind and weather. If you want to take time to have a day here and there to just hang out “on the hook” or at the beach, we can also accommodate this.

To understand Hawaii sailing is to understand her geography:  remote islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, shallow channels between these islands, high mountain peaks on each of these islands. This combination can brew very windy and high-sea-state conditions, especially in the channels.

Please understand this is NOT A CRUISE. IT IS adventure sailing…some call it “extreme” sailing…from easy light air and downwind runs to upwind sailing in strong winds and big seas.  Yes, on some days, conditions will be challenging. Rest assured: your USCG-licensed captain has sailed these waters for years and the boat is a sturdy workhorse in these conditions. This is blue water sailing at its best as only Hawaii can offer.

A multi-day charter in the Hawaiian Islands is perfect for adult sailors who have some ocean in their veins.  That being said, if you are sailing as a newbie, all you need is a sense of adventure, love of the outdoors and “roughing it”, and your cheery disposition.

Inter-island trips are offered as multi-day sailing vacations for adults only, (max four adults) not ferry services.  In other words, if all you want is a quick delivery from one island to another, this is not offered.  While land-time can be arranged, please understand that your destinations are weather-permitting and it is best to keep the sailing vacation schedule as loose as possible. Land-based activities can be arranged within an extended trip. Our inter-island sailing grounds are off Oahu, Molokai, Lanai and Maui.  They do not include passage to Big Island or Kauai.

sailing Oahu’s west end

Overnight adventures (minimum 2 nights, 3 days) are also available, Oahu-based. This is a wonderful way to enjoy tradewind sailing if the idea of channel crossing sounds more than your idea of “fun”.

Ash Scattering at Sea Honolulu, Hawaii

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 help say goodbye and begin anew.

Call for your custom ash scattering at sea.  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

your own private sailing charter

to memorialize your loved one.