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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 15 Activities in Kula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Founded by sailing enthusiasts Eric and Tamara Barto, Paragon Sailing Charters has been recognized...
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We had a really fun trip with this outfitter thanks to the crew. I'm a certified diver and I'm slow to get excited about a snorkel trip with the fam, but this was a really good experience for all of us. If your looking for an all ages family adventure I highly recommend it.

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Reno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The boat, the crew, the snokeling were all great! I would recommend this to anyone. The sailing experience was much more enjoyable than a motorized boat!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a terrible company. Unprofessional staff, rundown looking boat and equipment. Dont waste your valuable time with these clowns.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We started the day very early- we had a light breakfast onboard which consisted of bagels and fruit. Lunch for me was great- bread for sandwich's with lots of ingredients to choose from. It was a bit trickier for my husband as he can't eat gluten, so he had to make a sandwich out of lettuce. But food wasn't the... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We took a sunset sail with Paragon and had a great time. The crew, Captain Ray, Lacey, and Debbie were great and very informative. Debbie explained how Momma Humpback Whales nurse their young, since it appeared that's what we were watching from a safe distance, it was very interesting. They also served beverages and appetizers, both which we thoroughly enjoyed.... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This was hands down our favorite activity. Where to begin? The Paragon II is a small catamaran with max. 24 passengers so you never feel crowded. There is also pretty much no shelter onboard, so if the weather turns bad--you just get wet. Lucky for us, the weather was perfect and waters calm. They impressed me right away--not even out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My wife and I booked a day trip with Paragon out to Lana'i a day or two in advance. We really lucked out, the passenger load on the day was very light. There was a family of 6 (all adults) and the two of us. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. There was next to no wind... More 

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Lodi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We have been on several snorkeling tours in maui and this is the best one we've ever been on. The crew Ryan the captain, Bailey and Lacey were very attentive and pleasant. They met all our needs. We could not of asked for a better crew. When we saw the whales and dolohins, Ryan would stop the boat so we... More 

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Chanhassen, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

we sailed on the Paragon II out of Ma'alea Harbor two weeks in a row while vacationing here. This is a fun trip because they actually put up their sails, turn off the motor, and SAIL to their destination. Last week the winds were up and we sailed out to our snorkeling destination and then back to the harbor. Yesterday's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went with 4 other couples on the Paragon catamaran all day snorkeling trip. What a great trip. When reading the other reviews it's important to consider the weather. I've notice those who had bad to ok weather were a bit more disappointed than those with great weather. We had fantastic weather with no wind in the morning and just... More 

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