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“A Sail to Remember!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pau Hana Flying Circus Catamarans

Pau Hana Flying Circus Catamarans
86 Helmsman Way, Palmetto Bay Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928
+1 843-686-2582
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Owner description: Advanced Sail Inc's "PAU HANA & FLYING CIRCUS Sailing Charters" have been sailing from Palmetto Bay Marina for 25 years since 1989, providing dolphin watch sailing charters on catamaran sailboats. It's the "Environmentally-Friendly" Way to see Nature Under Sail!
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A Sail to Remember!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The Pau Hana and the Flying Circus offer beautiful, relaxing sails around Calibogue Sound! The First Mate provides interesting anecdotes about the area and provides an opportunity for guests to socialize with other passengers, if they so choose. It's fun to meet folks from all over! We almost always see dolphins and always enjoy a beautiful sunset! On the 4th of July, we can see fireworks from several near-by sites. And, of course, we can bring a delicious picnic and our special beverages to add to the fun of the evening!

The Flying Circus is a more intimate sail and perfect for a small party! We love taking our son out for some quality family time! Jeanne, John, Rick, Bob and Nick are perfect hosts!!! We've enjoyed many sails for many years and look forward to many more! This is a must do activity when enjoying Hilton Head!

Visited July 2013
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“Excellent sight and dolphin seeing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My mom and I went on Pau Hana with Captain Rick and First mate Nick. We had an amazing time. No matter where you are on the boat the sights are all around. We saw a lot of dolphins too. We went on the evening sunset cruise...just breath taking. I would recommend this sailing trip to anyone. And it's definitely for all ages.

Visited September 2013
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Warwick, New York
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“GREAT SUN SET SAILING TRIP”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Looking for The BEST sail on Hilton Head... Look no further, The Flying Circus was by far the best sail ever. We have sailed with Captain Bob on several occasions and plan to do it again!! The friendliest captain, spectacular catamaran and gorgeous scenery.
Thank you once again for making this stay on Hilton Head the best ever...I say that each time. But so true.

Visited September 2013
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Franklin
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Very Relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We took a sail on the Flying Circus. There were just 6 in our group (ages 16 -60) so we had the entire catamaran to ourselves. Our captain was "Captain Bob" and he was great. Our trip unfortunately was cancelled on the first night because of severe thunderstorms, but they worked with us to reschedule a trip with us before we had to leave town. Since it was just our group we were able to "customize" our trip. Captain Bob asked us what was the object of our sail... was it "to see dolphins, look at the birds or just to sail and relax". Our main objective was to see the dolphins. We sailed to many of the places were they are known to feed and we were able to see them & enjoy them in their natural environment. One swam right in front of our boat and right under my daughters nose. We appreciated our conversation with Captain Bob and learned about the island, the history and the people of hilton head. We ordered a very nice fruit & cheese platter from the Black Marlin restaurant which unfortunately we couldn't enjoy on the boat because we were rained out, but we did however have the platter as an appetizer and then went on to eat dinner at that restaurant. Overall we were extremely satisfied with the personal help and attention we were given. Highly recommend this sailing trip and also recommend requesting Captain Bob.

Visited August 2013
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“Don't miss the evening sail trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

My husband & I went on the evening sail trip. The captain and first mate were both entertaining and great. The Pau Hana was very comfortable. We had 33 people on board and the view was great no matter were you sat. The trip is fine for older people. My 80 year old mother would love it. We went out and saw beautiful houses, the light house, dolphins etc. Don't miss this great way to see the area.

Visited August 2013
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