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Paragon Sailing

5229 Lower Kula Road, Kula, Maui, HI 96790
808-244-2087
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Ranked #5 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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Finks
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 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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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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