PRIVATE SAILING CHARTERS ABOARD a classic sailing yacht

Learn to Sail in Honolulu

Sailing fundamentals on a classic sailing yacht

Have you ever dreamt of setting sail on the pristine waters of Hawai’i, feeling the gentle breeze on your face as you navigate the endless blue horizon? Imagine the thrill of mastering the art of sailing, guided by experienced instructors who share their passion for the sea. Look no further because Sailing Eternal Tides offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn to sail in paradise. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure that will forever connect you to the mesmerizing world of sailing.

Starting from $600

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  • Learn sailing fundamentals
  • Learn how to safely navigate near coastal waters
  • Docking Techniques
  • Proper sail selection
  • And so much more!
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experience the ultimate adventure

The Course

Sailing classes tailored to your sense of adventure and schedule

Embark on a sailing journey with Sailing Eternal Tides, where we cater to enthusiasts of all skill levels. Whether you’re a complete novice or possess some sailing experience, our courses are designed to accommodate everyone. Our comprehensive Learn to Sail program begins with essential sailing fundamentals, covering safety procedures, basic navigation, sail handling, and knot tying. Guided by our experienced instructors, you’ll swiftly grasp the terminology and techniques required to navigate the open sea with confidence.

Choose from our flexible scheduling options, including afternoon sailing classes or immersive multi-day packages (4-day and 8-day options available).

“The course was so fun! The teachers were excellent and I feel so much more confident out on the water. Do it now!”

AMY

Designed for the modern sailor


No previous sailing experience required

GET PRACTICAL ON THE WATER TRAINING

Theory alone cannot fully capture the essence of sailing. That’s why Sailing Eternal Tides prioritizes hands-on experience to reinforce your learning. As you sail along the Hawaiian coast, you’ll have the opportunity to put your newfound knowledge into practice. Feel the thrill of taking the helm, adjusting the sails, and maneuvering through the gentle swells, all under the watchful eye of your experienced instructors.

explore Hawai’i’s Marine Wonders

While mastering the art of sailing is a highlight of this journey, we understand that Hawai’i’s marine wonders are an essential part of the experience. During your time on board, you’ll have the opportunity to learn anchoring techniques and spend time snorkeling or swimming (if you’d like).

Frequently Asked Questions

Nope! You get the whole boat to yourselves! We exclusively offer private sailing charters that can accommodate up to six people. 

Our charters are perfect for intimate elopements, anniversaries, and adventurous couples. 

The boat departs from Kewalo Basin in downtown Honolulu, Hawai’i. There is a paid parking lot adjacent to the marina. More information will be provided upon booking.

Please note we are unable to depart from any other harbor or island.

Yes, you need a waiver! We go to great lengths to ensure the boat is as safe as possible to ensure that everyone who sails with us encounters as little risk as possible. That being said, we require a waiver from every visitor to stay in operation and for insurance purposes.

Packages & Itinerary

Tour times and routes are approximate and do not include check-in time. Total times may vary depending on weather conditions. Exact departure times will be provided upon booking.

  • 2 Hours
  • 2-6 people
  • Mocktails

$600+taxes and fees

Mini Sailing Adventure

Discover the magic of sailing with our introductory “Learn to Sail” charter! Join us for a captivating 2-hour adventure as we navigate the picturesque waters of Waikiki. Our basic package offers a scenic out-and-back sail, providing the perfect opportunity for beginners to experience the thrill of sailing while enjoying the stunning views of Waikiki from the water. Ideal for children ages 8 and up, this introductory charter promises an unforgettable introduction to the world of sailing.

  • Private charter for up to six
  • Two hours of practical on-the-water training
  • For snorkeling – We recommend the morning if you’d like to snorkel as conditions are prime for seeing marine life.
  • Custom Departure Time – We recommend the morning if you’d like to snorkel as conditions are prime for seeing marine life.

Departure from Kewalo Basin Harbor: The crew will greet and welcome you aboard. A brief safety briefing is conducted before we depart.

Sail along the Honolulu/Waikiki coastline: Set sail and immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the turquoise waters and vibrant shoreline. Opt to sit back and relax, or learn to sail with our expert crew.

Optional: Swim in the inviting waters (conditions permitting), snorkel with our marine life experts (gear included), or sit on a float while sipping a refreshing mocktail. Then come aboard and enjoy a delightful charcuterie spread onboard.

Turn around and begin the return journey: After savoring the beauty of Diamond Head and enjoying onboard amenities, it’s time to head back. Sit back, unwind, and continue to appreciate the serene ocean surroundings as we make our way toward Kewalo Basin Harbor.

Arrival at Kewalo Basin Harbor: As the charter comes to a close, we arrive back at the harbor. Disembark from the sailboat with cherished memories of the scenic sailing tour, the incredible views of the Honolulu coastline, and the unique experiences you had along the way.

  • DINING OPTIONS
  • Takeout from a local restaurant | $50 + price of food
  • Check out our favorite options →
  • Dockside dinner & private chef | Starting at $150 per person
  • Explore the options →
  • PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Sailing Photos | $250 per hour
  • Underwater Photos | $500
  • Learn More →
  • See our portfolio →

Tour times and routes are approximate and do not include check-in time. Total times may vary depending on weather conditions. Exact departure times will be provided upon booking.

  • 6 Hours
  • 2-6 people
  • Mocktails + Charcuterie

$1100+taxes and fees

Half-Day Sailing Adventure

Embark on an exhilarating Half-Day Adventure with our customizable 4-hour charter, designed as an introduction to learning to sail with practical on-water training. Sail through the breathtaking Hawaiian waters, where you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in hands-on sailing techniques under the guidance of our expert instructors. Cool off with a refreshing dip in the ocean or spend the entire time sailing. You choose your own level of adventure.

  • Private charter for up to six
  • Four hours of practical on-the-water training
  • Option to swim at a private anchorage, gear includes:
  • Snorkel gear
  • Floaties
  • For snorkeling – We recommend the morning if you’d like to snorkel as conditions are prime for seeing marine life.
  • Custom Departure Time – We recommend the morning if you’d like to snorkel as conditions are prime for seeing marine life.
  • DINING OPTIONS
  • Takeout from a local restaurant | $50 + price of food
  • Check out our favorite options →
  • Dockside dinner & private chef | Starting at $150 per person
  • Explore the options →
  • PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Sailing Photos | $250 per hour
  • Underwater Photos | $500
  • Learn More →
  • See our portfolio →

Tour times and routes are approximate and do not include check-in time. Total times may vary depending on weather conditions. Exact departure times will be provided upon booking.

  • 8 Hours
  • 2-6 people
  • Mocktails + Charcuterie

$2000+taxes and fees

Full-Day Sailing Adventure


Embark on an unforgettable Full-Day Adventure with our 8-Hour Charter, tailored as an introduction to learning to sail with comprehensive on-water training. Customize your experience for the ultimate seafaring adventure as you sail around the breathtaking island of O’ahu.

Under the expert guidance of our instructors, learn essential sailing techniques, including steering, tacking, navigation and more. Practice hands-on skills as you maneuver the sails and navigate the pristine waters.

During your journey, enjoy the option for a light lunch included, providing a delightful break to refuel and recharge for more sailing excitement. Dive into the crystal-clear waters for a refreshing swim or snorkel to encounter vibrant marine life, making cherished memories and gaining invaluable sailing skills on this remarkable journey.

  • Private charter for up to six
  • Eight hours of practical on-the-water training
  • Option to swim at a private anchorage, gear includes:
  • Snorkel gear
  • Floaties
  • For snorkeling – We recommend the morning if you’d like to snorkel as conditions are prime for seeing marine life.
  • Custom Departure Time – We recommend the morning if you’d like to snorkel as conditions are prime for seeing marine life.

  • DINING OPTIONS
  • Takeout from a local restaurant | $50 + price of food
  • Check out our favorite options →
  • Dockside dinner & private chef | Starting at $150 per person
  • Explore the options →
  • PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Sailing Photos | $250 per hour
  • Underwater Photos | $500
  • Learn More →
  • See our portfolio →


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captain manny

  • 10+ YEARS ON THE WATER
  • PADI DIVE INSTRUCTOR


Meet Manny, our lead captain and passionate instructor at Sailing Eternal Tides. With a love for sailing and a deep connection to Hawai’i’s waters, Manny brings extensive expertise to every lesson. Patient and encouraging, he creates a supportive learning environment where students of all levels can develop their skills and confidence. Whether you’re a beginner or seeking to refine your techniques, Manny’s guidance ensures an enriching sailing experience, where you’ll not only learn the art of sailing but also gain a newfound appreciation for the beauty of Hawai’i’s maritime landscapes.

Patrick

  • MARINE BIOLOGIST
  • PADI DIVE INSTRUCTOR

Introducing Patrick, a co-owner at Sailing Eternal Tides and a professional marine biologist. With over 15 years of sailing experience under his belt, Patrick brings a wealth of expertise and a profound understanding of Hawai’i’s marine ecosystems to every sailing lesson. As a passionate advocate for ocean conservation, Patrick seamlessly integrates his knowledge of marine biology into his teachings, offering students a unique perspective on the intricate relationship between sailing and the environment. Whether you’re learning the ropes as a beginner or seeking to deepen your understanding of Hawai’i’s coastal waters, Patrick’s guidance ensures an educational and enriching experience.

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