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Paragon Sailing Charters Maui

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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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My wife and I have been on numerous trips with Paragon over the last 10-12 years. We would never consider any other charter. We visit regularly, and take no less than three trips... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have been on numerous trips with Paragon over the last 10-12 years. We would never consider any other charter. We visit regularly, and take no less than three trips every visit. We prefer the trips out of Lahaina based on the proximity to our condo. The operation is run extremely well, due in large part to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Wife and I did the Molakini snorkel cruise on Paragon II. Strong trade winds out of the NE forced a turn around mid-way for coral gardens, but the upside was lots of high speed performance sailing, and the calm clear waters of coral gardens were great! Can't say enough about the crew (Skipper Ryan, Tyler, and Debbie). Very friendly, knowledgeable,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We sailed to Molokini with Paragon 7 years ago, had a great time, and so scheduled the 7-hour Lanai sail/snorkel for our recent trip. We also like them because the boats aren't large, and our sail had about 15-17 people. Food and drinks/alcohol beverages are included in the price. This company has integrity. Our first "attempt" to sail to Lanai... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a top notch outfit! From the moment you step on board to the second you disembark you feel welcome. Super clean boat and great crew! We took a snorkel tour with my husband, myself, our two young boys, and both sets of grandparents, and everyone had an amazing time.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Our second time out with Paragon for their trip to Lanai. We loved every minute of it, and it helped that the weather was perfect. It was a beautiful calm morning on the water on the way out, and a good bit of wind for sailing on the way back. Captain Ray is a pro and the crew waited on... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband and I had such a great time on the snorkeling trip to Molokini! The boat was in great condition, they served continental breakfast and a deli-style lunch, and the staff was very friendly, engaging everyone in conversation. We had a full group of snorkelers with us and it was still very spacious on the catamaran. The snorkeling was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Wonderful way to spend the day! Staff was super friendly and made it a fun trip. We went to Lanai for snorkeling. Only downside is you don't snorkel very long. They pack you a lunch to eat on the beach on Lanai. We spent two hours on the beach exploring. Then sailed back. We stopped just outside Lanai to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went out on Saturday and had a blast. It was a small quiet group which made it a much more intimate event. Lots of the other charters had 50-70+ people on it. Too crowded for me. Captain Mark & his crew were very friendly. Bagels & fruit for breakfast & sandwiches and salad for lunch. Lots of beverages. Snorkeling... More 

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

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

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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