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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a great trip. The captain and the crew did an excellent job. The beat also was great. It actually sails without the motor. The snorkeling is good for a beginner. We did not see many different types of fish. But it was good for the first timers. To see more fish you should take a trip to Lanai... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The crew of Bailey, Ron and Ryan are great and provide excellent service.. We spent about 7hrs with these guys and sailed to Lanai and had a picnic lunch. The lunch consisted of salad, subs, chips and a cookie...a hot lunch would of been better. However, they tell you at the time of booking what your options would be. The... More

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After some research, we decided that the Paragon Molokini Crater snorkel trip looked a bit different to most others. Yes, it's generally more expensive than other trips but this is because you get to travel on a super-fast catamaran with a small number of guests on board and a far more personal service. The crew were friendly and chatted to... More

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Jericho, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We're sailors, and learned that various cats do more motoring than sailing. Not Paragon, they gave us a great sail to Molokini, a nice view of the surf on the back side. Snorkeling was good, mate Ozzie was great! Food was perfect, adequate and not overly done - breakfast (yogurt, granola, fresh fruit, bagels), lunch was great rolls, cold cuts,... More

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West Branch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Sailing with Paragon was one of the highlights of our honeymoon. Snorkeling molokini and a fast ride made for an awesome day!

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Paia, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We chose the afternoon Coral Gardens Snorkel & Performance sail for our group of 9, and we had a blast! Even though it was a very windy day, even for Maui standards, and we were not able to go to Coral Gardens to snorkel (but instead snorkeled at a wind protected site where snorkeling may not have been as pristine)... More

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Madras, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wow! Can't say enough about our day. We showed up and and we weren't sure we would be able to go out. There were only 9 people that showed up out of a potential 38. I was afraid that ours would be cancelled due to not enough people. This did not happen:). The crew, which consisted of Captain Greg and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was the second time on the all day lanai trip we have taken with the Paragon. It beats all other companies out of the water.

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