Ocean cruises are a luxurious way to relax and see the sights, unlike boarding dolphins equipped with saddles, which usually results in whiplash and water-filled lungs. Cruise the blue in comfort with today’s Groupon to Makani Catamaran. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get a two-hour whale-watching afternoon sail (a $39 value).
- For $29, you get a two-hour Honolulu City Lights sunset sail (a $59 value).
Jon Jepson has navigated the seas for 20 years and draws on this experience while captaining Makani Catamaran’s crew in a 65-foot luxury vessel that he helped build. The afternoon sail disembarks at 1 p.m. daily for a jaunt through sparkling coastal waters, where keen eyes can spot schools of dolphins, flying fish, or whales depending on the season and whether there is a basketball game on. The ship clips through the waves at speeds of up to 30 knots, zipping past paddling sea turtles without spilling the complimentary drink in each guest’s hand. On Honolulu City Lights sails held Saturday–Thursday, the catamaran glides past towering volcanic mountains as twinkling stars and inky blackness replace the jeweled glow of the setting sun. Guests toast good company with two free tipples and let the salty air kiss their foreheads and politely offer to season the spring rolls and chicken wraps provided by the staff.
Retreat from the sun into the $1.8 million catamaran, where an LCD television with a Bose surround-sound system immerse viewers in in-depth exposés of Davy Jones’s locker. Below two billowing sails, tanners loll on special nets at the ship’s stern, and bartenders pour soft drinks or stronger stuff to fortify them.
Jon Jepson draws on his experience navigating the seas for 20 years while captaining Makani Catamaran's crew in a 65-foot luxury vessel that he helped build. He strives to combine grand prix sailing with charter boat comfort while capably navigating waters from Seattle to the Panama Canal.
During morning, afternoon, and evening cruises, Captain Jon's staffers sling refreshments as the ship clips through the waves at speeds of up to 30 knots, zipping past paddling sea turtles or schools of dolphins. Inside the $1.8 million catamaran, an LCD television with a Bose surround-sound system immerses viewers in in-depth exposés of Davy Jones's locker. Below two billowing sails, tanners loll on special nets at the ship's stern, and bartenders pour soft drinks or stronger stuff to fortify them.
Nuuanu - Punchbowl
1009 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813