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“First Rate... as always” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Scotch Mist Sailing Charters

Scotch Mist Sailing Charters
Lahaina Harbor, Slip #2, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96767
808-661-0386
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“First Rate... as always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

Did the Sunset Sail on the Scotch Mist II twice this year and it continues to be one of the most enjoyable experiences we have when we come to Maui. The captains , Gene and Dennis and their crew, Kerstin, never failed to make it a memorable experience. We have been coming to Maui for a number of years and never fail to sail on the Scotch Mist II. The people you meet on the boat, the adventure of the sailing experience and the captain and crew all combine for a wonderful time.

Visited April 2011
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Austin, Texas
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“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

We sailed on the Scotch Mist II on April 11, 2011, supposedly late in the seson for whale watching. However, the skilled crew zeroed in female, male and baby. We got close and watched as the beautiful animals frolicked in the water. The sunset was beautiful as well.

The crew members were very knowledgable and informative. This was a great experience. Wonderful!

Visited April 2011
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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“What more could you ask for?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

This was my first trip out on the water while in Maui. And while some may say I don't have anything to compare it to, as far as I'm concerned, nothing can compare to this trip. Let's start first with the crew. Gene, Dennis, Kirsten and Lilly. They were professional and accomodating in every way. We weren't undersail more than 5 minutes when one of the guests spotted whales off the port side of the boat. Kirsten immediately informed Gene of the whales' position and he set a course to put us in a position to see them. Now, would be a good time to point out that this was supposed to be a champagne, sunset cruise. Not a whale watching cruise, per se. However, since the opportunity was presenting itself, the crew was certainly going to give us the chance to see them as closely as allowed. The crew brought the boat into a position with a pod of 5 whales about 150 yards off the port side of the boat. We got to watch an amazing display of males' behavior in a competition pod. All total we got to see about a 30 - 40 minute spectacular and the crew kept us in perfect viewing position the entire time.

Back to the purpose of this cruise. The champagne flowed freely as soon as the safety briefing was completed. When we finished the champagne, they quickly popped a bottle of wine for us. Add in the chocolate covered macadamia nuts and all was perfect. The timing of the whale showed put us in perfect position to see a beautiful sunset on the water. The crew brought the boat around to allow everyone to get a picture behind the wheel with the sun setting behind us.

Getting us back into port within the 2.5 hour time frame was great for folks with dinner plans. Yet, utilizing the full 2.5 hours for the cruise made this an excellent value for a boat outing. We will certainly be back the next time we are in Maui and will highly recommend it for anyone we know coming here. The entire crew was so knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating, we can't imagine a better staff on a vacation vessel. Thank you all for a wonderful time.

Visited April 2011
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
“Great Cocktail Sail!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

We went on the evening sail with Tony and Turk. Although it wasn't a clear night for a sunset, this was defintitely more intimate than the much bigger boats they compete with. Instead of tooling around with the motor on, these guys hoist the sails and serve cocktails and chocolate. My wife and I would recommend it to anyone looking to see the area from the water. Very friendly and insightful.

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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“A must sail in Maui!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

My family, friends and I sailed on the Scotch Mist on a morning snorkel/whale watching sail. The sail was amazing! The day started with spotting turtles floating when getting out of the harbor. We saw tons of whales, and we could hear them under water when we went snorkeling. The crew was great, very informative and friendly. Overall it was a great time, I highly recommend!

Visited March 2011
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