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Makani Catamaran Sail tickets

Gate Prices Adult $82.56
Child (3-12) $57.48

Travel the open waters of the Pacific in style during this luxurious two-hour cruise. You'll be amazed at how easily this catamaran slices through waves while still offering an ultra-comfortable ride.

Makani is Hawaii’s #1 sailing adventure, so get out into the open waters of the Pacific Ocean aboard this awesome Catamaran! Afternoon sail, with snacks and beverages available for purchase! Cruise lasts approximately two hours and offer a great way to see the stunning coastal waters that draw in millions of tourists and are the envy of countless postcard-recipients each year!

The U.S. Coast Guard-certified Makani is the safest passenger vessel of its kind. This world-class catamaran offers a full bar, covered cabin seating area, state-of-the-art stereo surround sound system, LCD TV, sunbathing net areas, and pilothouse seating.

The crew will take you along Oahu's shores, during which time you should be alert for dolphins, flying fish, sea turtles, and, during the winter migration season, humpback whales! The Makani Catamaran offerings are a huge hit with customers, and consistently receive excellent reviews from people who enjoy the experience of sailing through the clear blue waters and spotting marine life in action.

There is a cash bar on all cruises.

One customer who has sailed with Makani a few times offers this advice: "Do bring a light sweater and be prepared to sit outside (bring sunscreen). The captain does normally keep the ride smooth … if you do tend to get seasick, sit outside, not inside."

Makani Catamaran has been in operation for several years, and was constructed in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The yacht features top-of-the-line construction, and exists thanks to the ingenuity of a skilled investment group including Captain Jon Jepson and architect Dave Wallworth, with the help of Gold Coast Yachts. This impressive yacht is worth $1.8 million; the carbon fiber mast alone coming in at $400,000. After the ship was completed in 2005, the crew set sail for Honolulu, sailing over 8,000 miles and passing through the Panama Canal, skirting the coast of Central America and heading northwest via Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. She now calls Kewalo Basin home in lovely Honolulu, and is just waiting for you to take a spin on her beautiful decks, thanks to the exciting cruise options brought to you by Makani. All aboard!

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Getting In

Reservations Required. All passengers MUST make reservations in advance by calling (808) 591-9000. Please mention yourBuild Your Own Pass. Confirmation will be received at the time of booking. At the time of your reservation, present your Pass at the ticket window for admission.

Hours

1:00 pm-3:00 pm Afternoon Sail. Check In at 12:30 pm. All sails are subject to availability. Reservations Required. 24 hour notice required for cancellation or re-scheduling without fee. Other cruises available for an additional fee.

Closings

Open 365 days a year. Weather permitting. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Address

1009 Ala Moana Blvd.
Kewalo Basin (Slip F-1) at the corner of Ala Moana Blvd. and Ward Ave. in front of Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant.
Honolulu, HI 96814

Driving Directions

West on Ala Moana Blvd., and look for Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant just before Ward Ave. Turn left into Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant.

Public Transportation

Bus: #19, #20, or #42 West from Waikiki and exit at Ward Warehouse (on the N.E. corner of Ala Moana Blvd. and Ward Ave.)
 

Reviews for Makani Catamaran Afternoon Sail

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 4.1 out of 5 stars (based on 34 customer ratings)
Average Rating for Makani Catamaran Afternoon Sail
0% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

SUCKS
By Lee from Taiwan on
Cons:
Overrated Attractions Included Pricey product Uninformed Staff
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Makani Catamaran Afternoon Sail:

My friends and I bought the card and everything was planned out according to the activities that the card included and this is one of them. November 21st, was our reservation and they cancelled it via email just before the ride. Not only us were left hanging in the air but a lot of people were waiting there at the port too without any inform from them. Wasted our time and so unprofessional!!!

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

upgraded cruises ARE available in 2014
By kendor Verified Reviewer from Northern California on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Makani Catamaran Afternoon Sail:

We loved going on these cruises a few years ago, when we also bought the GoOahu card. We were concerned to read another review which claimed that upgraded cruises were no longer available in 2014, even for a fee. I'm happy to report that the other reviewer is incorrect: we booked a sunset cruise for tonight (9/3/2014) and a snorkeling cruise for tomorrow (9/4/2014), paying an additional fee. Perhaps the other reviewer simply ran into a situation where the boat was already fully booked, and that's why they could not upgrade. This was our favorite activity off the the card during our last visit, and we're looking forward to sailing again. Highly recommended!

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

So much fun!
By WV Travelers Verified Reviewer from Charleston, WV on
Pros:
Nice Views Of Land, Turtle Snorkel Available, Great Staff
Cons:
Best If Not Too Windy, Best If Not Rainy,
Best Uses:
Family,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Makani Catamaran Afternoon Sail:

We upgraded to the turtle snorkel and it was a wonderful experience. Our 9 year old loved it. We enjoyed it so much we chose to do it once more on our last day. I was a bit of a failure at my first snorkel trip but practiced a bit in shallow water and got the hang of it and was much better at our second outing. Staff was wonderful about taking our 9 year old back to the boat when he had enough but we wanted to stay out a bit longer. We felt very safe.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Amazing!!!
By CC Verified Reviewer from New York on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Makani Catamaran Afternoon Sail:

It was a great experience. The crew was nice and pleasant. Each person has a complimentary drink and snack. The view out from ocean is very different from the land. Highly recommended! :)

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

sunset sail
By Family with an infant from Eugene, OR on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Makani Catamaran Afternoon Sail:

This sail was great. A ton of fun and super friendly staff. I would give yourself a good hour and half from Waikiki if you are taking the trolley and then be prepared to walk the rest of the way. You get 2 drink tickets on this cruise along with light appetizers. Those drink tickets are for any drink including water. Wish we were able to do another sail with this company.

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[30 of 32 customers found this review helpful]

"Buyer" Beware
By Disappointed Planner Verified Reviewer from Canada on
Pros:
Great sail, Dolphins And Turtles
Cons:
No Breakfast,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Makani Catamaran Afternoon Sail:

With the Go Oahu card, be aware that you can only book on Wednesdays and Sundays. Not a problem for us, as we had booked well in advance. We specifically booked the Sunday morning breakfast sail to maximize the experience. Makani own website STILL boasts "Includes: Breakfast Pastries, Fresh Fruit Salad, Coffee, and 1 Complimentary Beverage", and the Go Oahu site says specifically "Please be aware that food is only included on the morning breakfast sail; with free donuts, juice, and fresh fruit" There is NO breakfast...you could get one pathetic snack, and believe me, it wasn't just my small children complaining and hungry during the sail. This was our only trip to Oahu, and this was a disappointment; please update your info.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Fabulous Time
By T-mobile from USA on

Comments about Smart Destinations Makani Catamaran Afternoon Sail:

The crew was very friendly. They made sure we sw turtles and humpback whales in the ocean. The view from the water provides spectacular views of Oahu. It is definitely worth the trip.

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Makani Catamaran Sail *****
By Kathy and family :) :) :) :) Verified Reviewer from Rockford, IL on
Pros:
Saw Turtles, Bathroom On It, Great Experience, A Very Nice Time, Nice Breakfast Yum, Wonderful Staff, Can Buy Tshirts Too, Family Fun
Cons:
no cons,
Best Uses:
Tour Of The Beach Line, Fun for the family,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Makani Catamaran Afternoon Sail:

We went on this sail with our family. We had an excellent experience and would go again. We used the Go Oahu card and would do it again if we visited Oahu again. We were there in July, 2010 and I still have wonderful memories of our trip on the Makani Catamaran. I love watching the video online of the sailboat and it makes me remember all the fun we had on it. Highly recommend this trip to anyone. :):):):)We loved the views and sea life that we saw. Thank you again for being with the Go Oahu card so we could have a great time experiencing the Makani Catamaran sail ride. Keep up the wonderful job you are doing. Thank you. We were able to get the ride on the day that we wanted to go without any trouble at all. Beautiful weather.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Well Worth the Money
By Linda from Medford, OR on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Makani Catamaran Afternoon Sail:

The crew is very friendly. We had a great time. We were able to see flying fish and humpback whales. Beware that the drinks served on board are strong. I would definately recommend this to anyone. It was a lot of fun and will be on my list again when I return.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Better than a fire show
By Steph from Honolulu ,HI on
Pros:
Creative Drink Menu
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Makani Catamaran Afternoon Sail:

Loved this, living in Hawaii this is a great place to take family. We had the best time and would recommend this highly to first time visitors or people who frequent Hawaii. To top it off the staff is great.

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