WHAT YOU’LL NOTICE MOST IS THE PEACE.
The sanctuary is also home to over 1250 unique species of fish, octopus, urchins, manta rays,eels and more, some of which are found only in these waters. Dive on in with a snorkel set, or stay dry and watch from the deck of your environmentally-friendly chariot. Electric propulsion means no pollution or sonic disturbance into the marine ecosystem, leaving far less of an impact on the habitat of your new watery friends.
If you’re lucky, you might see one of the most critically endangered animals in the United States. Hawaiian monk seals are endemic to the ocean around the state of Hawaiʻi, meaning they’re only found in the Pacific, scattered throughout the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain. With only about 1500 individuals in the wild they’re rare, but numbers in these protected waters are increasing.
Now, the fun begins.
Tours include the best of what you’d expect from a Hawaiian sailing experience. There’s plenty of space aboard to stretch out and enjoy the ride. The boat has many indoor and outdoor seating options and is navigable for all ages with a wide viewing and lounging platform and also plenty of shade. Drinks, snacks, and reef-safe sunscreen are provided, as well as space in the fridge for any picnic items, beverages or libations you’d like to bring. They’ve also got all the gear. You can fish, try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, and of course snorkel with hundreds of species of tropical fish. Humpback whale season goes from November to April, peaking mid-December through mid-February, so if you’re here from autumn to spring, you will very likely see some of the thousands of whales that will be migrating through these waters. Choose a sailing excursion at different times throughout the day in quiet comfort with Kohala Blue Sail Hawaiʻi.
KOHALA BLUE SAILING
Wow! May family just came from a silent solar sail on Kohala Blue’s Dolce Vita! This is what every boat needs to be and soon. A gorgeous boat, and what could be better docked in a place with 360 days of sun…a star powered boat ..first in the islands. Such a generous amount of time to bout with Captain jDamon along with Shaun and Suelang.as crew and Mermaids. The best of the best on every level! They even have two beautiful windmills on the boat! I cannot say enough about this boat, the crew, and our peaceful experience in harmony with nature. BRAVO!!!!
To experience the Kohala coast under the power of sun and sail is truly a unique and fulfilling experience. Sean, Captain Damon, and Sedric gave us an experience we will never forget. The craft was shipshape, with all the comforts (including a head), and the quiet propulsion made us one with the ocean and it’s creatures (Whales, Whoa!)
Highly recommend this sailboat catamaran to explore and Kawaihai harbor is very conveniently located. The Dolce Vita is a comfortable boat with shade or sun, restroom, table, coolers, and easy access to the water for snorkeling. Seeing the whales were amazing but even if we hadn’t, I’d 100% recommend this boat and crew. Amazing experience all around.
Capt. Steve thanks again for sharing your passion and love for whales. Capt. Steve is quite knowledgeable about Humpback whales and is quite willing to share his knowledge. No scripted speeches but personal and factual information given in a relaxed environment based on his personal experiences. Yes, we did see some whales, but unfortunately no real closeups. Nevertheless, the experience aboard the Riva is still one of our hallmarks of this vacation. Limited seating 6 guests sit where you want and take in the beautiful coastline while scanning for whales. Snacks are provided and even beer! Maholo Steve we wish you the best.