Maita'i Catamaran Waikiki Beach Honolulu
Address : 2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
Phone : (808) 922 5665

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Best Value and Most Fun Catamaran Sailing in Waikiki - Read Complete "YAH Says" Review Below

Maita'i Catamaran Sailings

Tradewind Sails

Daily at 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM (weather permitting)

$28 Adults

$14 Children age 4-12

Children 3 years and under are free

Mai Tais, beer, champagne, wine, juices and soft drinks are available for purchase onboard.

Underwater Adventure Sail

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (weather permitting)

Includes Box Lunch, juices, soft drinks, water and snorkel gear

$45 Adults

$27 Children age 4-12 (Children 3 years and under are free)

The two-hour Underwater Adventure sailing takes you out to Waikiki's best diving locations and let's willing participants jump in and explore the colorful reef where you'll see parrot fish, butterfly fish, Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (the official state fish), and even sea turtles if the mood is right. After snorkeling you're hoisted back onboard where you'll enjoy lunch on the sea, while kicking back and tanning to cool tunes while the catamaran slowly cruises back to shore.

Sunset Mai Tai Sail

Daily at 5:00 pm until the sun sets (weather permitting)

$39 Adults

$19 Children ages 4-12 (Children 3 years and under are free)

Beverages included with ticket - Mai Tais, beer, wine, champagne, juices and soft drinks.

Mahina Moonlight Sail

Tuesday and Friday nights at 7 PM (weather permitting)

$39 Adults

$19 Children age 4-12 (Children 3 years and under are free)

Mahina (the moon) lights and guides the way across the deep blue sea as the catamaran embarks on a 90-minute late evening journey. Drinks (Mai Tai's, beer, wine, champagne, juices, soft drinks) are served with the price of the expedition and on Fridays you'll get the best view in the house of the Hilton Hawaiian Village fireworks. Book early if you want the complete light (moon and fireworks) show on the Friday night sailing.
Check sailing availability for all of the above here.

Maita'i Catamaran Waikiki Beach Honolulu Diamond Head View

The only way to score this view of Diamond Head Crater

Maita'i Catamaran Waikiki Beach Honolulu

The only way to score this view of Waikiki

Maita'i Catamaran Waikiki Beach Honolulu Sunset Sail

A pau hana view of a south shore sunset

YAH Says...

Maita'i Catamaran Waikiki Beach Honolulu

You see them all of the time gliding to and from the shores of Waikiki Beach. The catamarans are everywhere. They dot the horizon tempting you to hit the closest activities desk to find out how you can become a part of the silhouettes out there on the south shore sea. There are a few to choose from and while they all offer fantastic 90-minute (or longer) excursions we stand by one in particular - the one with the name that just beckons you to hop on board to soak (and sip) up the scenery while the warm winds flutter your eyelashes - the Maita'i Catamaran.

Launching just sandy steps below the Sheraton Waikiki infinity pool you'll find eager guests of all ages waiting for the day's various sailings while the slippered wrangler checks names off of her clipboard in preparation for boarding. Before you do the staff photographer snaps a memory for you and your party which will be developed during your journey. You then get your toes wet when wading into the shorebreak to climb the steps to your bench seat on the Maita'i. Once all are settled and the boat slips into the sea the board-short adorned and blond stubbled captain goes over the itinerary while cracking a few jokes in between. The synopsis of the rules? Have fun.

If you've opted for the popular Sun Set Mai Tai sailing (our favorite) you'll find it doesn't take long before drinks are served and everyone of-age on board has an aptly named cocktail in hand. Be sure not to throw back too many of the "included with the price of admission" beverages too soon because you don't want to skew the scene as the turquoise waters of Waikiki turn to an impossible deep blue once the reef is a distant memory. In one moment you're on the bustling shore of the world's most famous beach and in the next your gently bobbing up and down with new friends on the sea with the slapping of swell against the hull and island tunes jamming in the background to serve as the soundtrack.

After a few more Mai Tai's are doled out (the bartender is generous) guests begin to mingle more and the music is turned up a notch inciting a sing-a-long of Sweet Caroline between bouts of reggae, hip hop, and 80's tunes. That is until the catamaran's trajectory figuratively stops the music and induces an onslaught of "oohs" and "aahs" as it makes its way to an incomparable panorama of Diamond Head Crater's exterior. The dolphin's eye view of its girth with the sunset to the south accentuating its beveled edges almost brings a tear to the eye. Bring your camera.

The impending prospect of having to return to shore weighs heavy for a moment but as the sun sets and the breeze cools (bring a sweater) the 90-minutes to two-hour journey feels just perfect as you glide towards the sands together. Along the way you wave to passengers on other passing vessels, conclude conversations maintained with couples from across the world, make evening plans amongst your party, and sip one last Mai Tai. Once ashore you are handed your souvenir photo ($15 if you desire to purchase one), exchange smiles and peasantries with the crew, and are on your way up the steps of the seawall. The perfect way to conclude your day, and start your evening in Waikiki.

Maita'i Catamaran Waikiki Beach Honolulu

Join the captain, crew, and guests on board the Maita'i Catamaran

Review by Marcus Maraih, Oahu Editorial Contributor of YAHglobal - Follow Marcus Maraih on Google

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