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Address: 5229 Lower Kula Road, Kula, Maui, HI 96790
Phone Number: +1 808-244-2087
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Description: Founded by sailing enthusiasts Eric and Tamara Barto, Paragon Sailing...
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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Loved our trip!

We took the Lanai Snorkeling excursion and it was awesome. Its much more than a snorkeling trip. Breakfast was available as we boarded. Our Capt. Ryan and Capt. Debbie were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We took the Lanai Snorkeling excursion and it was awesome. Its much more than a snorkeling trip. Breakfast was available as we boarded. Our Capt. Ryan and Capt. Debbie were great! We motored out to Lanai and they got us all prepared for snorkeling. My first time, and I really enjoyed it. They passed out coolers with lunches and dropped... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We went snorkelling out to Molokini and after lots of searching and reading of reviews, we chose Paragon - and we chose well. The main reason we chose Paragon was the size of their vessels, ie not huge so wouldn't be loads of people. We prefer the smaller excursion vehicles / vessels etc. Our trip was wonderful and was made... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We did 2 Sunset Cruises and 1 Coral Gardens trip Apr 7-13. They were all fantastic as usual. This is our 4 th year in a row sailing with Paragon. I want to accent `sailing'. So many other catamaran boat companies go out and maybe put up half a mainsail and then motor around and call themselves sailing companies. These... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I really wanted to love this trip, but while snorkeling Molokini was a great experience, getting back from there was not. The Paragon II is a smaller catamaran, and while that makes for a more intimate cruise, it also makes for a choppier trip. The crew was great -- very accommodating, very helpful and fun to be around. The breakfast... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

What a fun trip. We booked an afternoon snorkel trip to Coral Gardens at the last minute, we were so happy it worked out. Captain Brian and Ron were fun and helpful. The ride out was a bit windy but Captain Brian made it fun. The snorkeling was amazing, so many fish, turtles, coral and clear, clear water. We will... More 

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Fayetteville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a family friendly trip as long as everyone is interested in a rolling ride, at least on the way back. Snacks including coffee were ready for us as we boarded, and after enjoyable snorkeling (about 90 minutes which was ample time for everyone) there was reasonable spread incl make-own sandwiches, fruit and veg tray, soft drinks, wine beer.... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Had a bit of fear of snorkeling but crew was amazing and walked me through it. Had an amazing sail out to the spot with great breakfast included, fun time snorkeling and then lunch waiting for us when we returned. Our trip even included drinks even of the adult sort. We took our time coming back and enjoyed the whales... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Aloha! I had the pleasure to enjoy Paragon’s trip to Coral Gardens on the 24th, and it was amazing! Everything was great from booking through completion of the tour. PJ was polite and informative, and our crew was Ron & Captain Brian. The water was perfect!! We had a nice relaxing sail to coral gardens while enjoying the beautiful scenery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is the second year in a row we have gone on the Paragon snorkel charter to Lana'i and it has been superb both times! The boat and crew (this year Capt. Ryan and Capt. Debbie) are top notch and the snorkeling was excellent! This was the best excursion of our vacation!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Booked Paragon last minute and had a great time. Crew was very attentive. Answered questions and took an interest in everyone no matter the age. Very surprised by the bagels, coffee cakes, yogurt and morning drinks as we set out. Lunch was make your own sandwiches, fresh fruit, and salad. I mention the food because it was much more than... More 

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