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Hawaii Island Sailing

74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Honokohau Harbor Slip H-5, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2721
+1 808-938-7272
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Good private sailing along Kona coast

Me and family enjoyed a 'late morning' private sail & snorkeling trip along the Kona coast with... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2017
johnmani
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San Ramon, California
Perfect Sail

This was the perfect choice for us and we couldn't have asked for better hosts. We wanted a... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
sailingdad
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Centerport, NY
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Hawaii Island Sailing offers private, customized sailing adventures on the beautiful yacht, “Imagine”. We personalize your destination, food and refreshments. Choose to snorkel, fish, whale watch, learn sailing, take the helm, a Zodiac beach excursion or all of the above! Sit back and relax while experiencing the romance of cruising the Kona-Kohala Coast of Hawaii under sail. Sea kayaks and paddle boards are also available. We are conveniently located at Honokohau Harbor.
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74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Honokohau Harbor Slip H-5, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2721
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

Me and family enjoyed a 'late morning' private sail & snorkeling trip along the Kona coast with Captain Elayne on her excellent 40 footer Catalina. Elayne was very responsive (mostly email) as soon as we made reservations, clarifying & answering questions. We had booked the...More

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Elayne W, Manager at Hawaii Island Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2017

Thank you for your review!! Yes, we can usually be flexible as to your sail time, not always but we do our best!! Imagine is a large heavy blue water cruiser so if the wind is less than seven knots we do have to hoist...More

Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect choice for us and we couldn't have asked for better hosts. We wanted a private boat for a family excursion and the Imagine was excellent. Elayne and Erik were very professional and accommodated all our needs. We spent a great three...More

Thank sailingdad
Elayne W, Manager at Hawaii Island Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

We had blast with you guys!! We love it when we can share our time on the water with avid sailors, share tips and tricks, fun and munchies and have a super fun time doing it!! Thank you for choosing us and getting us out...More

Reviewed April 10, 2017

Elayne and her crew are knowledgeable and friendly. They love being out on the boat introducing visitors to what they love about their island paradise.

Thank Tosyjeloma
Elayne W, Manager at Hawaii Island Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

Thank you for sailing with us!! We smiled as much as you smiled!! Without guests like you guys we would not have been able to get out on our crystal waters and sail so we thank you!!! Looking forward to next time!!!

Reviewed April 9, 2017

Had a beautiful sail with Elayne on the Imagine sailboat - saw some dolphins swimming along with us as we were heading out to sea . Very knowledgeable and had a smooth ride in and out for our private sail experience Would highly recommend !...More

Thank smileandwave68
Elayne W, Manager at Hawaii Island Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

Thank you for choosing us!! Please be assured we had just as much fun sailing with you and are very grateful to have shared our love of sailing with you!!

Reviewed March 21, 2017

Fine 40 foot sailboat with experienced, highly competent captain and mate. All gear well maintained and efficiently handled. Quick to turn off the engine and hoist sails. We sailed down to Kona to jump in with dolphins. Muffins on the way down and bagels, cream...More

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Elayne W, Manager at Hawaii Island Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2017

Tons of fun sailing with you guys!! Next time you are here visiting let's do it again!! We needed some hat overboard maneuver practice so we enjoyed fishing your hat out of the water but it is only as easy as the crew and spotters...More

Reviewed March 20, 2017

We did two sunset sails with Captain Elayne on the 40' Catalina Imagine and both were excellent. They accommodated one passenger in a wheelchair. Very friendly. Great food. Bring your own adult beverages. Comfortable. Very willing to adapt. Totally overcast on one sail so we...More

Thank Hank S
Elayne W, Manager at Hawaii Island Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2017

Awe. Thanks Hank!! You and your gang were tons of fun and Maddie is simply adorable!! How can you resist her charm and desire to move here!! I think she may win you all over!! Let me know how we can assist in your "relocation"!!...More

Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Captain Elaine was great, and our sail trip was one of the absolute favorite things we've done our two weeks on the island. We arrived hungry and enjoyed sushi, fruit, cheese and crackers while we sailed north along the island. The captain gave us some...More

Thank Jennifer B
Elayne W, Manager at Hawaii Island Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2017

Thanks for sailing with us!! We had so much fun out there with you guys!! Come visit us again next time you all get together for some adventure!! Happy Sailing!!

Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

Ok this experience was superb. Excellent equipment, Captain Elayne and Eric were awesome instructors, great training, fun to be around. Booked second day with them two days later.More

Thank rebeyou
Elayne W, Manager at Hawaii Island Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2017

Well.....you and Jill are awesome students!!! We had a lot of fun out there practicing maneuvers, teaching some new ones, laughing and harnessing the breezes that decided to visit us........ from EVERY direction!! Give Murph a HUMUNGOUS HUG from me when you take your 104...More

Reviewed February 26, 2017

There is nothing like seeing the sunset over the ocean. Being on a sail boat is the way to go. No motor noise! Captain Elayne was introduced to my husband and myself by friends(msjday1) who invited us to join them on this sunset cruise, April...More

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Elayne W, Manager at Hawaii Island Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2017

We had tons of fun with you too!! Thanks a Brazillion for the fish recipe!! We use it all the time...I mean....all the time!! Looking forward to hanging out with you guys on your next visit!!! Let's catch enough fish to fill the freezer!!! See...More

Reviewed January 15, 2017

Although Captain Elayne was not able to make our booking, Captain Eric filled in with Cassidy and they were great. We appreciated their sailing skills and friendly company. Despite the whales sleeping in that morning, we had fun just being on the sailboat out on...More

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Elayne W, Manager at Hawaii Island Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2017

Thank you for your review!! Even though Captain Elayne was too sick to sail that day the entire crew at Hawaii Island Sailing are hooked on sailing!! Eric and Cassidy had a wonderful time sharing the beautiful ocean and their sailing skills with you!! We...More

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Chuck P
Good day to you. My wife, Mary and I will be visiting your island in early February. We both love to sail and are looking for a more private tour. We enjoy meeting people but do not particularly care for a large crowd. What could you recommend for us ? How long is a 1/2 day tour ? How long is a full day tour ? We are coming form The Heartland of the USA - NEBRASKA and want to experience a once in a lifetime one-day adventure at sea. The last time we were in Hawaii we spent some time on Oahu and Kauai. We sailed in Kauai - it was our first experience ever and have sailed few times since in the Caribbean and in Key West Florida. I think we would both prefer an all day excursion but am curious about the cost. We will have a rental car - so transportation for us is not an issue. We will be staying on a coffee plantation in Kona {in a tree house actually]. We are looking at anytime between February 4 thru Feb 11th, preferring the earlier part of that stay. Please give each question some consideration and respond as you can. We appreciate your help. Thanks ! Chuck and Mary Prochaska - Kearney, Nebraska
December 28, 2015|
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Response from Elayne W | Property representative |
Hi Chuck and Mary, Thank you for your inquirt, I am just now seeing it here on Trip Advisor. I did not know they had this feature! In answer to your questions.....we are totally private so besides Captain and one crew... More
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Angie H
May 8, 2015|
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Response from Elayne W | Property representative |
Hi Angie, Thank you for your inquiry. The full day tour allows us to sail farther to a more secluded snorkel spot with a beautiful reef and sandy beach....full day comes with breakfast and lunch. Half day tour is fun too... More
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