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Paragon Sailing

5229 Lower Kula Road, Kula, Maui, HI 96790
808-244-2087
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Ranked #4 of 20 Activities in Kula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Founded by sailing enthusiasts Eric and Tamara Barto, Paragon Sailing Charters has been recognized as the fastest sailing catamaran company in the... more » Owner description: Founded by sailing enthusiasts Eric and Tamara Barto, Paragon Sailing Charters has been recognized as the fastest sailing catamaran company in the state of Hawai'i. With the addition of a second vessel, Paragon II, to the sister vessel Paragon in 1996, Tamara and Eric were able to expand operations to four tours running out of Ma'alaea and Lahaina harbor. Each tour is based upon the Barto's love of the ocean and sailing. Even the company name, Paragon Sailing Charters, reflects their passion in creating the most personal, exclusive tours for the visitors of Maui. To this day, their passion for customer service is reflected in the quality of their tours and the commitment of their crew to provide each passenger with a unique and memorable experience « less
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had originally booked the half-day snorkeling cruise to Molokini, but Paragon called us a few days before our trip to let us know that one of their boats was having issues. So they gave us a free upgrade to their all-day Lana'i cruise! It included a complimentary breakfast and picnic lunch, plus unlimited drinks during the boat ride. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My wife and I are from Alberta Canada and have snorkelled and taken many catamaran boat tours and this ranks among the very best. Lacy was amazing as she knew my wife wanted to see spinner dolphins and she made sure to make it happen. Not only was she an amazing sailor but her personality and service for everyone on... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I did the morning Molokini snorkel sail with Paragon during our recent vacation on Maui, and we're SO GLAD we chose Paragon!! We had considered a couple of other companies that were also recommended by various sources; however, we decided we wanted to go with a smaller boat. Boy were we glad we made that decision! While... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our third trip with Captain Ray and Lacy. Had a blast as usual. One of our best days in the month we have been on Maui this trip.

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Victoria, Canada
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This company was amazing to work with in planning a wedding activity for our wedding guests. They completely booked off the day (blocked off the day on the website) we wanted and saved the day for 2 weeks while my friends/family could call in and book under the wedding party reservation. This ensured everyone who wanted to go could get... More

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Finks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My wife and did the trip to Lanai and it was amazing. Captain Ray and Lacey were a helpful and friendly crew, generous with their time and knowledge - they were the best. The trip to Lanai includes snorkeling, but I would not describe it as a snorkel trip. We had a great time at the beach on Lanai, and... More

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My family thoroughly enjoyed the day trip to Lanai including snorkeling. All 11 adult family members also enjoyed a second tour that week for a sunset cruise. The staff were awesome and felt like part of the family. I would highly recommend this company. Their capacity is max 24 so you get exceptional service from this staff. The snacks, lunches... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had a party of six on the snorkeling trip and there were only a couple more passengers on so it felt like a private tour. Everyone agreed it was an excellent experience and there were two people that for them it was the first time on a sailboat of any kind. This catamaran flies! in the water it seemed... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

My fiancé and I booked two experiences with Paragon months in advance of our vacation to Maui. On the first trip, a snorkel trip to Molokini, we were informed that there was a problem with the propeller before we left the shore (but assured it wouldn't be a problem). An hour and a half past our departure time, the boat... More

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Aurora
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We went on Paragon twice when we were recently in Maui. We went to Molokini and Lanai. Both trips were fantastic. Molokini is crowded, but the water is really clear. Lanai has a lot less people and there were more fish. The crew, both times was fantastic and the sailing was wonderful. They limit the number of guests so the... More

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