Makani Catamaran

Best catamaran snorkel and sail on the south shore

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Fun in the Sun Sail

A relaxing mid day activity on the south shore
Take a relaxing afternoon sail on the Makani Catamaran along the beautiful the south shore of Oahu. Look for dolphins hitching a ride in front of the hulls of the boat or watch whales breaching further out at sea.
5003 Honolulu 2 hours
  • $118 – Adult

    13 - 62 years old

  • $103 – Senior

    63 years and up

  • $92 – Child

    3 - 12 years old

  • $0 – Infant

    2 years and under

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Page Last modified April 18, 2022

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Most tour operators will gladly refund your purchase if it’s more than 48 hours before your activity start time. If you have trouble getting in contact with the company you booked with, give us a call at (808)498-1894 and we can probably help you out. The tour operator’s contact information is included in the confirmation email.

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Taxes & Fees

Taxes and fees are included at checkout. Hawaii General Excise Tax is 4.127%. If you are booking online, FareHarbor, the vendor who owns and operates the booking software, charges an online booking fee, normally about 6%.

If you would rather not pay the online convenience fee, call us at (808)498-1894 and we can help you book your activities over the phone.

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  • Feel the excitement of riding on a high quality catamaran along the tropical coast of Oahu
  • Make vivid memories of the beautiful scenery from the ocean
  • Get refreshed with drinks or cocktails at the full bar on the boat
How to prepare
  • Bring sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and cameras
  • Bring a light jacket if you get cold easily
  • Wear a swimsuit if you want to sunbathe on deck
"Very good sail & professional people."
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– Wnestright
"So much fun!! my family loved it! The boat was beautiful and everyone was really nice!! When we go back to Hawaii this is a must!!"
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– Dunerider
"Had a great time, a couple people in our party got sea sick but staff was very helpful and patient. Sights were beautiful"
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Activity Overview

Feel the ocean mist land on your skin and soak in some sun while relaxing the afternoon sail. Taking an afternoon sail onboard the Makani Catamaran is a great way to break up your day during your visit to Oahu. This sail is a great activity for all experience levels. It opens up the opportunity to bond with family or friends on the open ocean. 290 words You will see breathtaking views of the Diamondhead crater and the majestic Honolulu coastline on your afternoon sail. The views of the turquoise water and the occasional sea life you spot swimming through it are sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Wildlife on the cruise

You might just see spinner dolphins gliding in front of the boat’s hulls or see humpback whales spouting or breaching off in the distance.  Humpback whales take the 6,000 mile journey to Hawaii once a year. They trade chilly arctic waters for Hawaii’s warmer waters to mate and give birth. Whale watchers can spot them off the coast between December to April. Sea turtles are not an uncommon sight along the way as well! Makani Catamaran also offers a sea turtle snorkel, lunch, and sail excursion if you want to get in the water to swim with them on your trip.

Where to relax

The state of the art catamaran has both covered and uncovered seating. Most guests prefer to lay across the net between the two hulls and watch the ocean below. Be prepared to get wet in the front though! Sometimes the hulls powering through the waves can splash up on deck. Be sure to keep your cameras in a dry place while you relax.

The boat has covered seating to get you out of the sun if you have spent too much time in the sun already during your stay. There are also two bathrooms on board the boat and the crew will do everything they can to make the trip a comfortable, enjoyable, and memorable one. Make sure to enjoy a drink or cocktail from the full bar on your trip.

Cancellation Policy

You are booking directly with Makani Catamaran . The operator's cancellation policy is shown at the checkout screen and on all email communications. View General Cancellation Policy ›

Cancel or Refund Your Tour

Please send tour cancellation requests or rescheduling requests directly to the operator you booked with. The cancellation policy for each company is included in the checkout process adjacent to the payment info and is also included in confirmation and reminder emails.

When in doubt, notify the operator you booked with and communicate with them as soon as you know you will need to cancel or reschedule. The earlier the better. Refunds are painless and rescheduling is easy using the FareHarbor software. So, don’t fret, the contact info for your operator is included on the top of all email communications with you.

If you need specific instructions on how exactly that process works, check out our guide on How to Cancel or Request a Refund ›

Abide by the general cancellation policy and you’ll should be totally fine, although each operator has their own policies.

General Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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