Lana’i Beach Picnic Sail

Lana’i Beach Picnic Sail

Departure from Lahaina Harbor
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (7 Hours)
Trip offered Monday - Friday

Adults (Ages 13 and older): $200

Children (Ages 3-12): $100

Infants 2 and under free

Sail with us to the exclusive island of Lana'i


Our Lana’i trip just got a serious upgrade with the addition of our new 65’ Gold Coast sailing catamaran. Formerly known as the Queen’s Treasure, the ‘Alihilani offers more amenities and accommodates even more guests. A larger and very capable sailing yacht, our capacity will now be at 49, with plenty of room to spread out and relax. A faster vessel under power means more flexibility around snorkeling sites, and additional time on the beach. Guests will now enjoy two full hours at Hulopo’e, the same great picnic with more freedom to explore!

Sail Maui is proud to offer a destination snorkel sail to the exclusive island of Lana’i. Join us on our newest vessel ‘Alihilani to discover why the island has been named one of the TOP 10 snorkel destinations in the world. Once known as the pineapple island, Lana’i is now famous for remote tropical beaches and tide pools, pristine reefs, and of course the spinner dolphins that frequent Manele Bay. On your honeymoon? Ask the crew about the breathtaking hike to check out Sweetheart Rock, and see why Travel + Leisure named Lana’i the No. 12 Most Romantic Island on the globe.

The adventure begins in Lahaina Harbor where we set out across the Au’ au’ channel to Lana’i. A light continental breakfast featuring some of Hawaii’s tastiest tropical fruit is served as you enjoy the panoramic view of the islands of Maui, Moloka’i, Kaho’olawe, and Lana’i. Our go to stop is the marine preserve of Manele Bay, but depending on conditions, we’ll seek out the most ideal snorkeling for the day! Once on Lana’i, Hulopo’e beach is just a 10 minute stroll away, one of the most stunning beaches in Hawaii. Enjoy your lunch at one of the many picnic tables, under a palm tree, or stretched out on the golden sand. Feel free to take our snorkel gear with you, or bring your own, as the reef here is incredibly beautiful! On the return trip, we’ll invite you to sit back and relax as we set our sails to head back to Maui.

9:45 a.m. at Lahaina Harbor

Snorkel gear & flotation
Light Continental breakfast
Picnic lunch of your choice
Beverages including champagne, mai tais, & locally brewed beer
Sail Maui provides complimentary reef safe sunscreen

Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel!
Light jacket recommended during winter months

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have snorkel gear on board?

Yes. We provide snorkel gear and will fit you for correct size. We also have a few optical masks on board, so let us know if you require one and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. If you wish to bring your own gear you are more than welcome.

Should I bring my own towels?

Please do. Sail Maui does not provide towels, however we do keep a small inventory on the boat for purchase.

What else should I bring?

A hat, sunglasses, camera, and reusable water bottle are at the top of our list. If you’re joining us on a sunset sail, especially during the winter months, you may want to bring a light jacket.

Do you accommodate special diets?

We can provide vegetarian or gluten free options through our catering companies, although people with severe nut allergies or who have celiac disease should be aware that we cannot guarantee there has been no cross contamination.

Will the boat go to more than one snorkel spot?

Sail Maui catamarans Paragon and Paragon II go to one snorkel site per trip, although you will also have the option to snorkel from Hulopo’e Beach on our Lana’i trip. We specialize in performance sailing, so rather than motoring around to multiple spots, we’ll hit our favorite and then go for an exhilarating sail.

Why can we not use spray on sunscreen?

Spray-on sunscreen has a tendency to go everywhere, including the deck, which can make maneuvering around the boat quite slippery and hazardous. It’s also generally very toxic to the ocean environment, and we are huge advocates of using reef-safe sunscreen to preserve our marine ecosystem.

What is your cancellation policy?

Sail Maui is temporarily waiving our 24-hour cancellation policy in light of COVID-19. Guests may reschedule or cancel up until the time of departure with a full refund should anyone in their party have symptoms or recent exposure.

Do you provide sunscreen?

Yes, Sail Maui provides reef-safe sunscreen as a courtesy on both of our boats. We highly recommend using ours or another marine friendly sunscreen, as chemicals in conventional brands wash off your skin while snorkeling and can kill coral and promote bleaching.


Will we see dolphins?

We sure hope so! We frequently see dolphins, especially on our Lana’i trip, however, dolphins are wild animals and while we will do our best, we can never guarantee that you will see them or any other wild marine life.

Do you ever cancel your trips?

Unfortunately sometimes we do have to cancel. Most often our cancellations are due to weather, but occasionally we have maintenance issues or our minimum passenger count is not met (6 for Lahaina departures, 8 for Ma’alaea). In the event of a cancellation, we will do our best to be in touch as soon as possible and will either accommodate you on another trip or provide compensation. *Passengers who book through agents will need to see their concierge.

Do you really sail on your trips?

You betcha. Authentic sailing is what we’re all about, and it’s what sets us apart from the rest. If we have wind, we will definitely be sailing, and usually we have plenty.

How far is the walk to Hulopo'e beach on Lanai?

It’s a short 10 minute walk from Manele Harbor to the beach park. Guests that are unable or choose not to venture to the beach have access to picnic tables, shade, and facilities in the harbor area.