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Scotch Mist Sailing Charters

Lahaina Harbor, Slip #2, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96767
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Ranked #13 of 131 activities in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The crew was excellent, but the whales we saw you couldn't get close with a 200 mm lens, for a sailing the ride it was good, but for whale watching we were disappointed. I'd pass on this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

We sail with the Scotch Mist every time we come to Maui. It's a real sailing ship with a great crew. We love the sunset sail complete with sparkling wine and chocolates. Avoid the cheap cattle car charters and the rubber boats; the Scotch Mist is always a great addition to your vacation itinerary.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Without a doubt this was the highlight of our trip. The crew was gracious, fun to chat with and made sure we all had a fabulous time. Champagne, chocolates, whale sightings, great pictures and a breathtaking sunset. Thank you so much! We will be certain to go sailing again with Scotch Mist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My two "sailing virgin" pals and I went on a sunset sail to see whales in February. I sailed quite a bit years ago. When we departed, the weather was cloudy but warm -- off we went! I think there were about 15 of us; split somewhat fore and aft [I was in front]. The crew was very friendly, informative,... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This was my husband and I's 2nd time on the sunset sail with the Scotch Mist. We love it! Everyone is super friendly, they keep your drink topped off, and we saw a bunch of whales! It's a Maui must!

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Makawao, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

As former South Pacific sailors, my Vancouver friend and I totally enjoyed this 2 hour sailing whale watch. Winds were light to begin with so Captain Jean allowed us to swim offshore while holding the buoy. Whales were singing and it was fabulous to chill out until the trades picked up. Almarosa and Nathan were very adept, personable and keen... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Last day of a Maui vacation could not have been better spent than on the Scotch Mist. Beautiful night for sailing on an awesome Santa Cruz 50 with a good breeze and a great crew!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Excellent way to end a Maui day!! We saw all kinds of whales, the whales don't seem to immediately dive underwater when they hear this sailboat. The crew could not have been nicer. They are not stingy with the drinks, if you don't mind that this was the best whale viewing cruise I have taken in Maui after two years... More

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Started sailing on February 20th, 2014 and had a great time sailing almost every day. Today, March 19th was our last day. We love sailing and the Scotch Mist II is a great way to be on the water in Maui. Thank you for a great season Gene, Turk, Nathan, Kirsten, Almarosa, Jens, & Amanda. The sailing was really great... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had an awesome afternoon whale watching with the crew on the Scotch Mist. The feeling of sailing vs. being crammed onto a large boat was our main reason for choosing this ship and we were not disappointed. The crew was very friendly and talked about Maui and the whales as well as spotting them. We saw a mother, calf,... More

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