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Paragon Sailing

Address: 5229 Lower Kula Road, Kula, Maui, HI 96790
Phone Number: 808-244-2087
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Ranked #4 of 21 Activities in Kula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Founded by sailing enthusiasts Eric and Tamara Barto, Paragon Sailing Charters has been recognized...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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
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Boise, Idaho, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a blast sailing to Molokini to do some snorkeling. Of of all the boats heading to Molokini that morning, we were the only ones under sail and it was so cool. We had a good wind and the boat was really moving. The crew was great and handled the boat well. The crew memorized everyone's... More 

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St. Helena, California
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7 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The Paragon Lanai snorkel is simply mo betta. Captain Ray and Lacey are sailing professionals on a splendid 47 foot catamaran. If you love to sail and the wind is up on the return from Lanai, it does not get better than this. The snorkel in the harbor is very good, the beach at Manele is one of the most... More 

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Washington State
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I extensively researched Maui activities and booked several, our sailing and snorkeling trip on Paragon was hands down the best activity we did. The sailboat was in great shape and the captain and crew were very capable and fun to be around. We are boat owners and are pretty particular about our boating experiences and we had a great time.... More 

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Frankton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

one of the best adventures. left harbor 7am to sail to molokini crater. on the way we spotted 3 whales. they stopped the boat to let us observe. a real treat for late November. the crew was in no hurry. was a very small group, 20-25 people. fruit and bagel were waiting for us as we boarded and after ample... More 

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seattle
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is the third time we have sailed with Paragon to Lana'i for a snorkel and beach picnic. The boat sails very well, and they make sure that you get a chance to sail providing there are winds. The snorkeling at Lana'i is excellent. The surf was up so a lot of the normally decent snorkeling spots on Maui were... More 

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Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My boyfriend and I had a great time sailing on Paragon ll to go snorkeling near the Molokini crater. The crew was very friendly, the ship was not crowded at all, and most importantly, we were not forced to snorkel in only one small area near the boat, like other outfitters require. The captain gave us brief but helpful instructions... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We decided on Paragon Sailing after researching many of the other outfits. We liked Paragon because of the performance sailing aspect and the smaller ship. They did not disappoint! The breakfast was good and fresh, the captain and crew smiling and friendly, and only about 25 passengers, so the ship was not crowed and good seats were had by all!... More 

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great day of amazing snorkeling at Molokini! Two man crew has great, especially the mate - he was able to remember everyone's name and gave lots of personal attention to anyone who needed it. Love that this outfit wants to sail at the first sign of the smallest breeze, only drawback is that when there is no wind their motor... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

By far the best organized boat trip I have ever been on!! My wife and I had a great day with Paragon. We were supposed to go to the Molokini Crater but the weather was not on our side so Fitz and Keegan took us to another location that did not disappoint.The food and drink were simple but really good.... More 

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Silverdale WA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

What an incredible day! Capt Ray and deckhand Erik made the day one of the best Hawaiian day trips we've ever taken. Absolutely loved the all-inclusive breakfast and lunch along with the all you can drink beer wine and even mai tais on the way home with Capt. Ray's special recipe. On our way to Lahaina we happened upon two... More 

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