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“Awesome Time!”

Island Star Excursions
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Experience luxury aboard Island Star, a beautiful 60′ Classic Sailing Yacht. The next anchorage in your Island Paradise is always within sight and invariably as beautiful as the last. Whatever your desires, snorkeling, scuba, sailing Island Star will provide the vacation on a lifetime. The combination of gentle trade winds and pristine warm waters makes Maui the ideal place on earth to create a memorable charter adventure. Where do you want to go? Just want a romantic sunset sail with your sweetheart? Or do you want to escape and adventure around all of the islands! Our experienced crew is eager to indulge your wishes and make it a memorable vacation. All of our trips involve snorkeling Maui’s exquisite reefs and searching for dolphins (and whales when in season). We encourage all our guests to get involved with the sailing aspect of our trips and allow everyone helm time if desired. Fishing lines are always out in hopes of fresh catch. Scuba or Snuba diving are also available with proper notice. We have a complete galley on board where we have the ability to prepare scrumptious lunches such as a hot BBQ, a gourmet deli-style lunch, or fresh island grilled fish. All of our crew are current in First Aid and C.P.R. as well as being Coast Guard licensed captains.
Reviewed 7 January 2013

This was our 3rd trip to Maui and have always wanted to go see the whales after doing much research on which trip to go on I finally decided to go with Island Star and we were glad we did. If you want a front row seat, and not a lot of people go with this company. The captain was great and I can't remember her name but she knew where the whales were..and they knew everything we needed to know about the whales..it was great. We all had a great time and would definatly recommend them to our friends and we will be back next time were on the island. We saw group of whales and a mother and calf it was very exciting.

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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Just returned from Maui and had to give these guys a great review! Six of us went out on the Island Star with Captain Bob and Morgan.....these guys really know how to make a great day of sailing. Starting with Morgan's tasty Bloody Mary's, we sailed out into the Pacific and had a great time seeing the sights. About an hour into the sail, we reached the best snorkeling spot ever and spent about an hour underwater seeing all sorts of marine life. We had a great time and the only regret was that we booked the four hour trip instead of the full day!

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Reviewed 19 November 2012 via mobile

Got the online discount, available...online. We saw TONS of dolphins, including calves of both spotted and spinner dolphins. We saw spotted eagle rays, turtles, parrotfish, eels, and a ton more cool fish. The guides were great and very accommodating, fruit and snacks provided tasted great as well. I don't have anything negative to say about the experience, other than a few stings to my girlfriend and I from hydroids in the water but that could have happened with any company to any destination! They even had a solution prepared to help alleviate the stinging.

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Reviewed 29 October 2012

We had a wonderful snorkeling trip with Island Star Excursions. The crew was professional, friendly and very helpful. The kids loved snorkeling in the ocean and seeing all the beautiful fish, dolphins and turtles. My children range in age from 12 to 7 and each couldn't stop talking about what a great time they had. Shaun was especially, great with my 7 year old who was more tentative about the snorkel. He took her under his wing and showed her all the ocean life and even brought up an sea urchin for her to hold. I definitely recommend them to everyone!

2  Thank Karen D
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

My wife and I booked a private cruise for the day. It was without a doubt one of the best vacation experiences we have ever had, and we are very well traveled. Capt. Bob and Tim were friendly and the service they provided us couldnt have been better. We really felt like we were sailing with old friends. They took us out to a great snorkling spot, where we swam with tons of sea turtles. Capt Bob jumped in the water with us and pointed out tons of interesting sea life and he knew exactly where to find the turltles !!! In the mean time, Tim was preparing a great deli style lunch to go wth the appetizers he had already served up to us on our way out to the reef. We then cruised a bit and then they let the sails down and we did some great sailing around the island. capt Bob pointed out points of interest on the coast as we sailed. meanwhile, Tim was preparing more appetizers and snacks as we sailed. We stopped at a great deep water swimming spot, and we jumped in to cool off. After that, we cruised again while Tim prepared an incredible filet mignon and lobster tail dinner for us which was excellant. When we cruised back to the dock, we couldnt believe that over 7 hrs had passed. We hung out on the boat awhile talking to our new friends before we bid them goodbye and thanked them for an amazing day.

Do not hesitate to book with Island Star. They re truly a first class, friendly and accomodatingoperation in every way.

2  Thank George R
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