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Pau Hana Flying Circus Catamarans

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Address: 86 Helmsman Way, Palmetto Bay Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928
Phone Number: +1 843-686-2582
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Description: Advanced Sail Inc's "PAU HANA & FLYING CIRCUS Sailing Charters" have been...
Advanced Sail Inc's "PAU HANA & FLYING CIRCUS Sailing Charters" have been sailing from Palmetto Bay Marina for 25 years since 1989, providing dolphin watch sailing charters on catamaran sailboats. It's the "Environmentally-Friendly" Way to see Nature Under Sail!
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Sunset, dolphins & a private catamaran ... a perfect night with Captain Peter on the Flying Circus catamaran

If you are looking for something special, there is no better way to see the beautiful sunset and get a bonus dolphin sighting. The Flying Circus is perfect couples or a small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for something special, there is no better way to see the beautiful sunset and get a bonus dolphin sighting. The Flying Circus is perfect couples or a small family (up to 6) and is a good price for such a special experience. Whether you live in Hilton Head (my parents do) or are just visiting (my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Just got back from another trip, with friends this time, to Hilton Head. The weather was perfect and so was the sunset sail on Pau Hana! Enjoyed showing my friends the beauty of the island from the water. Dolphins showed up in several places! We toasted a lovely sunset with our wine as we smoothly sailed back to port listening... More 

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Ken Caryl, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We booked a private sailing trip for just our family of four on the Flying Circus and it was one of the best things we did on our trip to Hilton Head. Our captain was wonderful. He was very willing to teach us about the art of sailing and had amazing stories about Hilton Head (he has lived on the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We love sailing on the Pau Hana. I've been on the Pau Hana sunset sail many times. I've introduced friends and family to this fun sailing adventure and they've sailed during their vacations. Every time I've sailed on PauHana I've seen dolphins, and sometimes big pods of dozens of dolphins. Jeanne shares knowledge of local lore and ocean life and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was our first time taking this catamaran cruise. We were four adults; two children, 8 and 4. We saw dolphins almost immediately as well as further out. We had Captain Bob and he was great with the kids. The 4 yr old is the one to watch and she was able to move around without any issues. She enjoyed... More 

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Stanford, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was my 4th time on this 36,000 lb. catamaran and it doesn't get old. Captain Rick and his 1st mate give you a pleasant 2-3 hour cruise to see the dolphins, beautiful scenery and gorgeous sunset. You can bring your own food and drink (some had beer and wine) and the ride is always steady. They can take 45-48... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is our third trip with the Pau Hana/Flying Circus in three years' vacation. We come back because the experience is amazing, the trip is spectacular and the crew is outstanding. This year we waited until the last minute to book the trip and, unfortunately, were unable to enjoy the Pau Hana's (and Jeannie and John's great hospitality). However, forever... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Love this boat...well really a catamaran. There is plenty of seating, plenty of room to walk around and even a restroom! You can bring your own food and drinks. This is an excellent way to see the local waters. Didn't get to see any dolphins on this trip. The water was a little rough, but it was still a very... More 

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Wellesley, MA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Was planning to take a trip on the Pau Hana but only sunset times were available and we were eager for a morning activity w the kids that would be a break from the hot sun at the pool. Jeanie was flexible on time since the boat was not yet booked for 8:30 or 11 and we set out at... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband and I just had another wonderful evening of sailing on the Pau Hana! We have had the great pleasure of sailing on the Pau Hana many times over the past 10 years. We have brought small children, who enjoyed the sail, given the opportunity to "steer the boat", and informed about dolphins and other HHI wildlife. We have... More 

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