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Paragon Sailing

5229 Lower Kula Road, Kula, Maui, HI 96790
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Ranked #4 of 21 Activities in Kula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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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Jackson, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 NEW

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
43 helpful votes 43 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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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Good boat, crew and snorkelling. Overall a decent trip but there were some pieces missing.... Came across spinner dolphins and we're not impressed that Ray ran the boat right up into the middle of them. No chance to see them acting naturally as we obviously disturbed them because they dove and left us. We have been on many coastal adventures... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If wanting sailing, winds were incredible. Worth the price. Great Captain and crew. Snorkeling in a great coral reef. We will be going back, definitely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We booked a snorkelling trip to molokini. This was not only a snorkelling experience which per se was great. On top of that you also get a bit of sailing action. The crew were very attentive and extremely friendly ( unfortunately i cant remember the names as i d have liked to mention them here). Refreshment and drinks were more... More

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Seattle, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I loved every minute of this trip! Cute crew endlessly refilling my wine glass all inclusive for a few hours and excellent food! I went to molikini but wished I would've signed up for Lanai as the fish were just so so but there was just a hurricane that passed and no turtles or dolphins like the other place. Overall... More

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Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Speed sailing with Paragon was the highlight of our trip to Maui! And our trip included amazing experiences like hiking the crater during the full lunar eclipse, biking the Hana coast and surfing the North Shore. We have been to Maui many times and have been on several commercial snorkel boats. We have always had a good time. But Paragon... More

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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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