Paradise Sailing Hawaii
Paradise Sailing Hawaii
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Scuba & SnorkellingBoat ToursDolphin & Whale Watching
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Enjoy a true sailing experience with a small number of passengers while sailing Hawaii in Kailua-Kona! Our beautiful new sailboat features plenty of shade, comfortable cushioned seating with tables, nice clean toilet facilities and the roominess, stability and speed of the newest 36' catamaran sailing Big Island. We offer a variety of Hawaii Sailing Charters including a relaxing Kona Sunset Cruise and private boat charters for Kona Snorkeling tours, Sailing, Dolphin & Whale Watching.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Sunandsand232
Boise, ID124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
We had such a fun morning snorkel trip with Capt. Eric and Yumi. Their boat was clean, spacious and had plenty of seating. Due to Covid we had the boat to ourselves (party of 11). Eric and Yumi were so knowledgable about the wildlife, history of the Big Island (Eric grew up on the island) and they took us to two great snorkel spots. Along the way we also sailed a bit and had a nice tour down the coast. The water was so clear and the fish and underwater scenes were stunning. We brought our lunch, and Eric and Yumi provided some snacks and a variety of drinks. We highly recommend Paradise Sailing, you won't be disappointed!
Written November 23, 2020
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Mahalo for sailing with us! We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your private charter with us. It was a pleasure meeting you!
Written December 8, 2020
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Edward S
Brooklyn11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Capt Eric and his wife have a beautiful sailboat with plenty of space to accommodate my family and I during our trip. We chartered the boat for a midweek afternoon for the sunset cruise. From the moment we arrived it was clear that Capt Eric was a very confident capable sailor, and the vessel had all necessary safety protocol in place. My family's ages ranged from 19 years of age to 80 years, the boat was easily assessable with sufficient seating for all. We did not have young children, but the vessel would have safely accommodated them if we did. The cruise was very pleasurable and the sunset views from the boat were remarkable. During the cruise we came upon a school of Porpoises which put on an added show for us. When I booked with Paradise Sailing, I dealt directly with the boat so there were no 'agencies' to pay for.
Written January 11, 2023
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Mahalo for all the positive feedback. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed sailing with us!
Written January 21, 2024
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BackOnTheBeach
Cape Cod, MA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
An absolute highlight to our trip! Paradise Sailing sums it up perfectly in their name. It really was a slice of paradise. Eric and Yumi are extremely knowledgeable and their approach to treating customers with kindness and respect is contagious. Some of our snorkelers would have benefitted from the extra comfort and sense of security a swim noodle can bring and the way Yumi approached it was perfect. No one felt odd or embarrassed for using one (two things teens are generally wrought with) and before we knew it, nearly the whole family was using them and having a blast. The amount of beautiful fish we saw at the hidden reef was spectacular. I’m so glad everyone was able to experience seeing them with the assistance of the noodles. We sailed instead of motoring back to the harbor (another excellent suggestion of Eric and Yumi) and so glad we listened to them. A mom whale and her baby swam around us for at least 30 minutes, this would have never have happened with the motor on. The amount of dolphins that swam around us was incredible. The boat was in perfect condition, exceptionally clean and really well stocked (I swear they thought of everything). I would not hesitate for a second, book a trip with them, it will be one of the top highlights to your vacation.
Written February 16, 2022
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Wow! Thank you for the glowing review. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your private charter with us. That was definitely a great day on the water. It was a pleasure having you as our guests. Mahalo for sailing with us!
Written July 9, 2022
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David D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We were looking for a small, personal sunset sail for four people. We did not want the large catamarans that cram in way to many passengers elbow to elbow. Paradise Sailing was the PERFECT answer. Our four hour sunset sail in a gentle breeze was wonderful! The captain, Eric, and his lovely wife Yuma (also a licensed captain by the way) provided a pleasant experience beyond what we ever could have hoped for. We would highly recommend Paradise Sailing to anyone looking for the ultimate enjoyable sailing experience.
Written March 11, 2022
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Mahalo for sailing with us David. We're glad you enjoyed your private sunset sail aboard Kolea. It was a pleasure meeting you guys!
Written July 9, 2022
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Max
Munich, Germany3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Eric and Yumi are seasoned world travelers, scuba divers, sailors and all around great people. They both even speak Japanese (日本語).

Their boat is a good sized, comfortable catamaran in manicured condition that they regularly sail. They have been in Hawaii for decades and know the big island water well - where to swim, snorkel, see dolphins or whales in the right seasons and time of day.

They are our first choice when we come to the big island and we have sailed with them twice now. Affordably priced and utterly professional and personable.
Written March 28, 2021
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Mahalo for coming back to sail with us again Max! We really appreciate it. It was a pleasure having you as our guests again. Warmest Aloha, Eric & Yumi.
Written June 12, 2021
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dcohenour
Dallas, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
A group of Texas friends had a terrific morning snorkling at a large reef with lots of fish, followed by watching a baby whale and mama surfacing nearby. Eric and Yumi are great and make everyone feel comfortable right from the start. The boat is clean and well maintained and the in-water time is well run and monitored. Overall a first class trip.
Written March 15, 2020
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Mahalo for sailing with us. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your private charter aboard Kolea. It's always a nice added bonus when we get to see Humpback Whales and especially a mother and calf. Thanks again for joining us. Warmest Aloha, Eric & Yumi.
Written March 17, 2020
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Mtnbrookie
Birmingham, AL111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Wonderful experience with Paradise Sailing. Eric and Yumi were fantastic and accommodating to our group, which included a number of kids and adults. The boat was beautiful as was the snorkeling. Highly recommend them for a special experience.
Written January 26, 2022
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Thank you very much for sailing with us. It was a pleasure having you as our guests!
Written July 9, 2022
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Joyce H
Graham, TX2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This was the PERFECT cruise experience. We booked a private cruise to celebrate our 50th anniversary with our family. We got quite a show from the hundreds of dolphins that surrounded the ship. Our family ranges from 11 to 70 years old and all agreed that the cruise was one of our favorite adventures while in Hawaii. It was also very reasonably priced. Captain Eric and Yumi were the best hosts. In the two hours we were with them we made two very good friends. DO NOT miss out on this adventure.
Written January 5, 2022
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Mahalo for choosing to celebrate your golden anniversary with us! It was a pleasure meeting you guys. We hope to see you again some day. Warmest Aloha, Eric & Yumi
Written July 9, 2022
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Tiffany A
Broomfield, CO8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We booked a four-hour adventure with Captain Eric on Paradise Sailing for a family vacation. Honestly, I'm not sure it could have been a more perfect day. Eric, Yumi and Lila were probably some of the most kind and knowledgeable people we have ever met. It was like sailing with family! We boated alongside a group of five dolphins for nearly 45 min. (an experience my children will never forget), snorkeled in two separate locations, and sailed for part of the day. It was a perfect start to our Hawaiian vacation. We will definitely be coming back and booking Paradise Sailing again and recommending to all our friends! Thank you all so much!
Written June 12, 2021
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Thank you for sailing with us, Tiffany! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the morning private charter. We look forward to having you onboard again. Mahalo nui loa, Eric & Yumi, P.S. Hawaii
Written June 12, 2021
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tomgor
kings mountain, nc143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
We were met by one of the vendors in the parking lot to begin out journey. Both Julia and Tony were exceptional. They walked through our outing with ease and spent time explaining our snorkeling spots, what to expect, water temperatures, types of fish, and geography and history no of tue area! Both were so fun and helpful during our outings!!! It was top notch!!!
Written March 27, 2023
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It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your private charter with us. Thank you for all the positive feedback. We'll let Tony and Julia know how much you appreciated them. Mahalo for sailing with us!
Written January 21, 2024
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