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

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.

Hawaii whale watch

It was a fabulous afternoon with tradewind sailing at its best while enjoying our Hawaii whale watch. Captain Gaelyn managed to find two sets of mom and calf humpbacks in the bay. Our private sailing charter was also blessed with dolphins swimming in Kaikiwi’s bow wake. I had read on her website: “watch spinner dolphins surfing the bow wake” but thought that an exaggeration. Nope! much to our delight.

Honolulu’s best private sailing charter

It is perfect in today’s world to sail with Sail Blue Hawaii. We choose Captain Gaelyn and her “Kaikiwi” because of her beautifully maintained sailboat and the “private” sailing charter. Keeping family safe while having fun on the ocean was our priority. Humpbacks, dolphins, turtles, flying fish… all in one fabulous balmy afternoon. When we wrote for information on her private sailing charter, she wrote back:

“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.

We didn’t miss out on one single thing in that very wordy paragraph. Cobalt blue blue? Understated! Wildlife? They were all out to play. Molokai and Lanai were both there, yes, in the distance. Destination? Sailing!

Whether you are signing up for a Hawaii whale watch, a sunset cruise, a sunrise cruise, or just an afternoon of private sailing, write for your custom quote today. Sailing with Sail Blue Hawaii could well be the highlight of your Hawaii vacation. Locals welcome too 🙂

“It appears he is adapting to this social distancing thing pretty well.” -/ courtesy of Boat US magazine.

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.

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.