I love rides on Catamarans so I was excited to do the Tradewinds morning sail with Maita'i. I read reviews that all sounded great. Unfortunately that wasn't our experience. As soon as we got on board we were told that no one was allowed to ride on the trampolines (nets). This was huge for me since it is what I love best.I was told that the reason was due to a bad incident and now they don't allow anyone on them. :(
Okaaay...but then we were never further out from shore than a few hundred yards. And we left from Weikiki beach and only went as far a Diamond Head... (not far at all) Then we sort of trolled back and forth a few hundred yards from shore. Weird. There were times that we just sat in the water not moving at all. There was little to no wind this day so I get that we couldn't really be under sail. But, they do have power! We bought the groupon which was crazy inexpensive $55 for four of us. I know they have sold thousands of these groupons and I got the sense that they weren't wanting to power around due to gas cost. That's the only thing I could come up with. I've been on many cats and this was by far the worst. I couldn't wait to get off I was so bored. In fairness I will say that I heard an older couple beside me saying how much they enjoyed it and were so glad they chose to do it. But if you love the cats for the adventure and free, wind in your face, gliding along the water feel..... I would look elsewhere. If you want really low key sort of hanging off shore... this is the sail for you. Side note: The crew was friendly.
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