GungHo Sailing
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
GungHo Sailing is a locally owned and operated company dedicated to sharing our passion of sailing. We provide private sailing experiences for parties of up to 6 people. Whether you are looking to go on a relaxing sunset sail, improve your knowledge on a performance sail, or create your own adventure, GungHo Sailing is committed to providing the best sailing experience possible. The owner operator, Keahi Ho, truly has a lifetime of experience cruising, and racing boats of all sizes. From racing dinghies in college and the olympic trials, to ocean races like the Transpac, and the Pacific Cup, to cruising all around Hawaii, and to Tahiti and back with his family, he has done it all. Keahi looks forward to sharing his passion of sailing with you. In addition to running GungHo Sailing, Keahi is a Fire Fighter for Maui County.
Lahaina, Hawaii

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2022

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Lukas B
Anchorage, AK7 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Great private sunset charter on the GungHo! Captain Keahi and First Mate Ali made us feel like family on a casual evening sail. Captain Keahi shared stories from a generation of commercial and competitive sailing experience in Hawaii. The classic sailboat is well appointed and the perfect platform to safely sail the Pacific. We even had the opportunity to help guide the boat for a while. Our only regret was not booking an entire day! Look forward to many more charters in the future. Highly recommend the GungHo for your private chartering needs!
Written May 7, 2021
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Zachary R
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Apr 2022 • Family
We really enjoyed the private tour. We wanted turtles and our captain made sure we saw them on our snorkel stop. We also caught the end of whale season and saw some hump back 🐋 Very chill time for a small group.
Written April 5, 2022
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Mahalo for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your sailing trip with us. Aloha
Written July 6, 2022
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talkeetnanurse
Anchorage, AK43 contributions
Jan 2021
We went on a private sailing charter, mainly because we just like sail boats. It turned out to be the best whaling excursion ever - many, many whales, and several breaches!
Kai, our captain and owner of the boat, knew so much and willingly shared what he knew. He has sailed to Tahiti, and competed in races between Hawaii and the Mainland.
Written January 26, 2021
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Vik M
2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Awesome experience sailing with family for a sunset cruise. The views were amazing. Our captain Marty was knowledgeable, very competent and made us feel very comfortable . His co captain Sylvia kept us engaged with snacks and drinks and took great pictures. Best part was the whale breaching we got to see twice. Overall awesome experience. Well worth the money. Highly recommend 👍
Written December 24, 2021
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Mahalo for the fantastic review Vik! I am glad that you had such a wonderful sailing experience with Marty and Sylvia. We love to share sailing on Maui with folks like you! Be well and Aloha
Written February 5, 2022
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Christopher S
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
Great experience. Crew was friendly and knowledgeable and passionate about Maui. Our family 2 adults and kids 11 and 13 loved it. Beautiful, fun, and chill. Snorkeling the Mala wharf was also a great pet of trip.
Written August 3, 2022
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Mahalo Christopher! We would love to have you and your ohana sail with us next time on Maui. Take care! Aloha
Written August 21, 2022
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CindyS032018
Washington DC, DC8 contributions
Apr 2022
This sailing experience was so much fun. Marty and Kass were fantastic and felt instantly like friends. They had a wealth of information about Hawaii, sailing, and marine life. They took us to a great snorkel spot - that was still pretty even though it wasn't the best conditions for snorkeling that day (but great conditions for sailing!) We were also treated to some whales, a rainbow, and a gorgeous sunset.

On previous trips to Maui we have been on larger boat tours (separately) for snorkeling, whale watching, and sunset. We were able to combine all of those things into one experience, personalized to our family, without the crowds. Kass took so many gorgeous photos of our family and Air Dropped them all to me at the end. Definitely recommend!
Written April 18, 2022
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Mahalo Cindy! We are so happy to hear your wonderful review. Hope to sail with you next time on Maui! Aloha
Written July 6, 2022
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Rich P
5 contributions
Oct 2021
What a great experience and a great crew. Keahi and Ali were great hosts and excellent sailors. We and our friends (four of us) wanted to experience a nice sunset cruise without the crowds of the large boats, we found it with Gung Ho and wont look back.
Written October 7, 2021
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Mahalo Rich! We thoroughly enjoyed sailing with you and your friends. Aloha
Written October 24, 2021
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Malika Dudley
Makawao, HI4 contributions
Sep 2021
Ali and Keahi are AMAZING hosts. We chose to do the 2-hour sunset cruise and felt it was the perfect way to get out on the water, experience seeing the west side of Maui from the ocean, going for a dip in the deep blue, and relaxing. The sunset was stunning and though it was raining on the drive over - we all know Lahaina is almost always sunny! We even accidentally dropped a cell phone into the water (to be fair, they warned us!) and Keahi was gracious enough to dive in the harbor and retrieve it for us. All in all, I would give this cruise 10 stars if I could! Highly recommend!
Written September 27, 2021
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Mahalo for the fabulous review Malika! We loved having you guys out for a sunset sail. Stay happy and healthy! Aloha
Written October 24, 2021
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Ian T
Birmingham, UK23 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Wonderful 2 hours in the company of Captain Keahi and Ali on the beautiful Gungho. Our family of four wanted to enjoy having a vessel to ourselves and this was the perfect choice. My wife is keen to learn more about sailing and she enjoyed having the tiller for a while whilst trying to maximise the wind in our sails. The ocean and skyline was stunning and we had the best Maui sunset we had seen. It was great that Ali took loads of photos and videos for us and dropped us the photos (at no extra cost) later. Enjoyed learning more about the Captain’s racing history and future plans whilst enjoying the stunning setting. A great trip and really glad we did it.
Written August 28, 2022
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We are so happy you enjoyed your sail in paradise with us! Mahalo for the fabulous review. We would love to take you and your ohana sailing anytime! Aloha
Written October 8, 2022
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Leslie S
Dallas, TX1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
We specifically found GungHo because we wanted a sailing lesson instead of a crowded charter with other tourists. Keahi and Ali were extremely communicative leading up to our sail. They are both so welcoming and passionate. Keahi is a wonderful teacher and I would love to learn more from him. He is a wealth of knowledge. Ali also made our trip extra special by taking pictures of us and capturing our experience. We will definitely be sailing GungHo on our next trip.
Written December 6, 2021
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Mahalo Leslie! We enjoyed our time sailing with you and Nicole. Your enthusiasm for sailing makes us smile! Looking forward to next time.
Written December 20, 2021
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