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“Nice sunset sail - friendly staff and not so weak mai tais!”
Review of Maita'i Catamaran

Maita'i Catamaran
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The 44-ft. Maita`i Catamaran takes off three times daily to sail the beautiful waters fronting the world’s most famous beach, Waikiki. Aside from incredible views and the exhilaration that comes with being on the ocean, the smooth riding twin-hulled rig serves up adult libations for passengers who are of age.
England
Level 6 Contributor
425 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Nice sunset sail - friendly staff and not so weak mai tais!”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

We enjoyed our sunset sail with Maitai. We weren’t sure what to expect, whether it would be a bit of a spring break scene or relaxed. It was a mix of people getting their drink on (not too loudly though), birthday celebrations and others just sitting around relaxing enjoying the views.

The crew were friendly and the drinks were flowing – a great thing to do to see Waikiki from the other side.

Visited September 2013
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San Jose, California
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Awesome ride!”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

And I think it's a must for anyone visiting the island. Recommend to book early. We booked over the phone and they handled us professionally. There are also several good discount opportunities if you do some research.

Getting on the catamaran is part of the adventure. Sometimes a big wave comes crashing in on unsuspecting passengers as they climb on board. :)

We slowly drift out to sea which is relaxing and gives you some great views of the island. Water is unnaturally clear and blue. :)

The ride picks up. I wont say much more since people need to experience for themselves. I hear sometimes they see fish, dolphins, sea turtles. We didn't but still had a great time.

Maitais are delicious.

Visited September 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
“Worst company on island”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Go to any other catamaran if you want drinks included for 25 instead of 28 and purchasing drinks on the boat. There are other companies with much better service, people, and equipment! This was the worst experience in customer service I have ever had! I was in an accident on the way to the cruise, called to cancel and they said "no problem" 3 weeks later my card was charged for the full amount and they lied to my credit card company about saying i refused to sign the credit card receipt.

Visited October 2013
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Corona, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Well worth the money”
Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

We took this catamaran from in front of Waikiki Sheraton. They left right on schedule, the crew consisting of 2 guys were very courteous and funny and they took us for an hour and a half tour that took us all the way past Diamond head with beautiful scenic views of Waikiki. On the way they had drinks for sale, a beer for $3 and a Maitai, champagne , or wine for $5. The maitais were as good if not better than any I've had elsewhere. They took some pictures before we left, which we found for sale when we returned for the island's unified price of $15 but they did not try to force you to buy the pictures. So if you're looking for a relaxing sailing with beautiful scenery, I strongly recommend them.

Visited November 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Nothing bad to say...”
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

We took the Moonlight Cruise on a Friday. They were on time and very friendly. The captain timed it perfect for the fireworks display from the shore. We would recommend this to anyone looking for a great boat ride! And if the wind cooperates, you will get a fun sailboat ride too!

Visited November 2013
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