we have had some interest so it is time for Catamaran reviews, I posted this last year but not much has changed.
The sunset sails and day sails off the beach are some of the best value activities you will find. Beautiful out in the water. The boats go out for about 1 to 1 1/2 hour and usually sail past Diamonhead. Great pictures. It can get very windy once you pass the cover of diamonhead and you might get wet. Day sails better for families, susnet sails are more of a party atmosphere but still fine for cuddlers, just find a quiet corner.
Be sure to do the Sunset cruise in Oahu unless you want to pay double in Maui.
Here is my sunset sail reviews, more than you need to know.
I think the Maitai is the nicest boat overall, wide beam sails very smooth, and the workers are just a tad more prefessional, but not too much. They have some good coupons for day sails that will cost you $15 each. Sunset is $39 all you can drink. This is the boat Justin Bieber sailed on
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The two most popular boats are the Outrigger and the Na Hoku II. The staff works the crowd pretty good and they tend to be the best party boats, Outrigger tends to be a little more expensive but they have coupons, Outrigger has the rigger drinks which are pretty good. The Outrigger is at the reef hotel, and the Na Hoku is the red and yellow sail at the Moana. The Na Hoku recently bought the Manu Kai and painted it yellow and blue. A little nicer boat, gets a big party crowd.
If you want lower prices the Kepoikai was $20 at my last visit. Kepoikai is the blue and white boat in front of the Outrigger hotel, it sails a little low in the water so it is not the best sail. Their Mai Tais are pretty bad, but beer is $2
Also should mention the Makani that leaves from the harbor, its the ones the pirates stole on 5-0, nice boat , a little larger than the rest, and they have pupus on the sunset sails. It si the only boat that you can enter from a dock and not walk in water.
Also the Hilton HV has a sail if you have a need to spend $90 for something everyone else charges $40 for.
For day sails no reservation required, just jump on. For sunset sails make sure to make a reservation a few days before they always sell out.
Online reservations are good for the MaiTai and makani, for the others it is better to reserve on the beach, , good or bad these are not the best business types on the islands and they tend to lose things. If you do online reservations double check when you get there. Also many of the boats take cash only, the Maitai will take credit cards