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 🙂
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.
There are OODles of brilliant reasons to sail a private sunrise cruise here in Honolulu.
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.
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.
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 birthday is a great excuse to get out of bed early and experience the Diamond Head Sunrise Cruise. Greet the new day aboard our private boat charter “Kaikiwi“. Not only a great photo opportunity but something special to remember on your vacation in Honolulu. Certainly not everyone is an early riser but the view of Diamond Head is well worth the effort.