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Paragon Sailing Charters Maui

Address: 5229 Lower Kula Road, Kula, Maui, HI 96790
Phone Number: +1 808-244-2087
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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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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Took the Sunset Cruise and the day trip to Lanai... I can't say enough about both trips. This is not a cookie cutter typical tourist cruise, we did that our last trip to Maui. Captain Ray, Lacey, Bailey and Debbie are fun and engaging. They know you by name and make you feel like you are family. Each trip there... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This was the best snorkel trip my wife and I have been on in Maui. The crew (Captains Ray & Lacey, Bailey) were very personable and created a nice laid-back atmosphere. The trip to Lanai itself is an exceptional - the reef there is gorgeous and isn't overcrowded and depleted like Molokini seems to be. While not on Lanai for... More 

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Silverdale, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Just so you can improve... First of all we did have a good time and captain was very personable but the two girls on board , Not so much. They never really made you feel welcome. I felt like I was on their boat and they were doing everything they were trained to do but we were just customers to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Great day of whale watching and swimming at the crater. The refreshments were panic-like and just right for this kind of trip. It was great to "sail" out and back to/from the crater as opposed motoring around.

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our crew ( Ryan, Deb and Jeremiah ) was terrific!! We had a relaxing day with plenty of whale sightings and an up close and personal visit from a half dozen dolfins! After powering to Lanai i,( while enjoying a light breakfast) we snorkeled, enjoyed lunch ( included) and free time to explore the beach, before sailing back to Lahaina.... More 

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had an absolute blast sailing with Paragon to Lana'i. Snorkeling stop was truly one of the best snorkeling locations we've experienced! Lunch on the beach was really enjoyable. It was fun to have enough time to get to know some of the other visitors on board. The views from the boat and service from the staff were unforgettable (thanks... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Today (2/13/15) we got hard core sailing - exactly what we were hoping for, and why we chose Paragon. This is a fine catamaran with 38 capacity. Plenty of room to move about. Many of the other boats leaving the harbor were packed - some were double deckers and looked like freshly opened sardine cans. We never felt crowded. Very... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had a great day to Lanai. Sailed most of the way there and back. I have been on other cats that give the illusion that they sail but they are really just interested in packing on as many people as they can. Although its not the newest or prettiest boat on the water it is well maintained and sails... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This was our 3rd time sailing with the Paragon, the first 2 were to Molokini. We chose this excursion because it was longer and went to Lanai. We only had 8 passengers the day we went. There wasn't any wind so sailing wasn't good but still a great time relaxing. We snorkeled and then they dropped us off at the... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We had a wonderful all day trip with lots of time for snorkeling and nature watching. The two person crew were wonderful and truly enjoyed their work. We were on the older of the two boats and it was maintained in perfect working order. These folks also use the sails for the return trip at least. The boats provide easy... More 

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