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High performance sailing excursion to Lanai

Paragon Lanai Snorkel Sail

The Paragon Lanai Snorkel Sail is currently unavailable for the foreseeable future due to the damage Lahaina Harbor sustained during the 8/8/2023 fire. For the latest on West Maui's recovery and the availability of tours, see our Lahaina Fire Recovery page.


  • High performance sailing catamaran
  • Premium level of service for a trip to Lanai
  • Excellent snorkeling and dolphin watching opportunities
  • Departure from Lahaina Harbor


Join Paragon Lanai Snorkel Sail for thrilling adventures to the beautiful island of Lanai! They have a brand new vessel named Alihilani for this high-end snorkel and performance sailing trip. The smaller sized groups and excellent crew of sailors, create a truely personalized experience. Paragon specializes in performance sailing, and enjoy the exhilarating trade wind sail as you discover the exclusive island of Lana'i! This Hawaiian island boasts one of the top 10 snorkel spots in the world, pristine reefs, and spinner dolphins that play in Manele Bay. Stunning sea cliffs, uncrowded snorkeling sites, and expansive island views make this trip a wonderful way to spend a vacation day.

You will set sail from Lahaina Harbor and cross the Au' au' channel to Lana'i. Gaze upon the islands of Maui, Moloka'i, Kaho'olawe, and Lana'i as you enjoy a continental breakfast. There is no set destination so their experienced crew can select the best locations based on conditions, and you will visit multiple snorkel sites as time and weather allow.

On the way back to Lahaina the crew will set the sails, look for Lana'i's famous spinner dolphins, and serve up a delicious gourmet lunch and cocktails as you relax on board. If the conditions are right, you will stop off the coast of Lahaina in deep water for a very special "blue water swim" experience. It's a perfect way to end a beautiful Hawaiian day!


Paragon Lanai Coast Snorkel Rate (PARA8)

$180.00 per Adult, $126.00 per Child (3-12), Infants (under 3) FREE   (plus 8.108% Hawaii sales/harbor tax)


GPS Address: 136 Dickenson Street, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761 Click to view map


Lanai Coast snorkel is curently offered 7 days a week.

Check In: Lahaina General Store at 10:15am, which is three blocks from the harbor.

Duration: 4.5 - 5 hours

Vessel: 64 foot Gold Coast sailing yacht withcapacity limited to 40.

Tour Includes: Snorkel gear, Continental breakfast, picnic lunch, and beverages including champagne, mai tais, and locally-brewed beer. They can provide vegetarian or gluten free options through their catering companies, although people with severe nut allergies or who have celiac disease should be aware that they cannot guarantee there has been no cross contamination.

What to Wear: Wear swimsuits and bring a towel and sunscreen. We also recommend a light jacket.

Restrictions: They do not allow spray-on sunscreen because it has a tendency to go everywhere, including the deck. This can make maneuvering around the boat very slippery and hazardous. Also, it is generally very toxic to the ocean environment. Sail Maui are huge advocates of using reef-safe sunscreen to preserve the marine ecosystem, and they provide reef-safe sunscreen as a courtesy on both of their boats. They highly recommend using their marine friendly sunscreen, because chemicals in conventional brands wash off your skin while snorkeling and can kill coral and promote bleaching.

Reservations: Advanced reservations required and we recommend booking this a month or more before your arrival. This event is "RESERVE NOW PAY LATER"; we need a credit card on file to finalize your reservation but we do not charge you for this reservation until a few days before the beginning of your vacation!

Minimum Notice for Cancellations / Changes: At least 48 hours before the start of the event. All tours go out rain or shine. Inclement weather conditions are usually temporary and rain gear is provided. Cancellations due to weather are extremely uncommon and all parties are instructed to appear at the boat ramp no matter what the weather seems to them.

Kevin at Falls

Kevin's Activity Tips:

Paragon has long been considered THE NAME in high performance sailing around the island of Maui. They don't just sail as a feature of the tour ... they will sail every chance they get. They're good at it too! Normally the best sailing conditions are on the way BACK from Lanai after snorkeling. It's a relaxing, enjoyable way to return to Lahaina!

Their Lanai trip is a premium one ... offering a step up in quality of food and beverages from most other snorkel tours. Dolphins are seen regularly on this tour, and the chances of seeing them are actually even greater right now ... they are not landing at Manele Harbor or spending time on the island of Lanai itself, so there is more of a chance of encountering dolphins along the way.