Aloha Guests and Travel Partners:

We want to provide you with an update on our current status during this time of uncertainty. To comply with directives from the Hawaii State Governor and Mayor of Maui and to minimize the risk of exposure to our staff and guests, Maui Adventure Cruises and Scotch Mist Sailing Charters suspended boating operations on March 21st. The Governor extended the quarantine several times for serval months. Finally, Hawaii re-opened to tourism on October 16th with the quarantine being lifted for the flying public who have a pre-arrival negative COVID test within 72 hours of arrival.

As tourism and activities re-open and visitors return to Maui, we will be following state and federal social distancing guidelines. Crew and passengers will wear a mask except while swimming and snorkeling and enjoying on-board food and beverages. We have hand sanitizing stations set up and are disinfecting all check-in booths, seating areas and vessel surfaces before and after each cruise. We are doing everything to keep our passengers and employees safe. Please respect our practices during these transitional stages.

Scotch Mist Sailing Charters will re-start its afternoon Adventure Sail, Champagne Sunset Sail and private charters Monday, November 16, 2020. Initially, we will be operating three days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and carrying only 12 passengers which is 50% of its USCG certified passenger capacity. Call or check our website for available dates and times. We can be reached by phone at (808) 661-0386 or by email at

Maui Adventure Cruises will resume all Lanai Dolphin and Snorkel Adventures and activities on Monday, November 23, 2020; with our regular excursion schedule and the Lanai Landing Adventure available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and the Lanai Dolphin Adventure available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Our Explorer Super Rafts will carry only 22 passengers, which is 50% of their USCG certified passenger capacity.

Call or check our website for available dates and times. You can reach us by phone at (808) 661-5550 or by email at We will keep you advised with updates to our websites.

Our Reservations Department will be available daily to answer calls for future reservations. No cancellation fees or change charges will apply for any reservation for an activity excursion through December 13, 2020 for maximum flexibility for our guests.

We welcome our guests and regulars in November and December with the start of Whale Season on December 7th and the coming Holiday Season.

With everyone’s sensible efforts over the next few weeks, travel and tourism on Maui will return to a “New Normal”; so in the interim, please be both SAFE and SMART. Take Care All!!!

Mahalo Nui Loa,


Maui Sailing Charters

Scotch Mist Sailing Charters is the premier sailing charter company on Maui. Enjoy stunning scenic views as you glide silently along the sparkling blue waters off Maui’s West Coast. We offer a Morning Snorkel Sail, Morning and Afternoon Adventure Sails, Champagne Sunset Sails, and customized Private Charters for up to 22 passengers on the Scotch Mist, a Santa Cruz 50 sailing yacht. This beautiful sailing vessel is built for speed and stability and offers thrills and relaxation rolled into one as our experienced crew takes you on a breathtaking sailing adventure.

We are located in Lahaina Harbor, Front Row Slip 2 on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii’s second largest island. The weather on Maui is mild year-round and our gentle trade winds make Maui an unbeatable sailing destination. There is nothing like gliding quickly and silently across the ocean – guided by nature’s wind and enjoying her beauty and wonder.

Scotch Mist

The Scotch Mist is a fun and fast yacht, built in 1982 for racing by famed builder Bill Lee in Santa Cruz, California. In fact, she is the fastest production line sailboat of her size in the world, having won “first in class” in the prestigious Victoria-to-Maui Yacht race, besting her competition by over 24 hours. The speed of this awesome sailing vessel is truly exhilarating! And the serenity of your surroundings will leave you feeling completely relaxed and at ease. Enjoy one of our complimentary beverages local beer, white wine, soda, juices and even champagne on the Sunset Sail, and let us do all the work!

Maui has a rich marine ecosystem and sightings of Spinner and Bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, and humpback whales (in season) are common sights along Maui’s West Coast. Our snorkeling and whale watching (seasonal) sails will put you right into the action. The natural beauty of the West Maui Mountains and glittering white sand beaches are a perfect backdrop to some of the most stunning sunsets in the world.

Whichever sailing charter you choose, rest assured it will be a trip to remember. So leave all your worries behind and come for a sail with Scotch Mist Sailing Charters-Maui’s choice for fun sailing!



Sunset Champagne Cruise with Family

This was a fun adventure for the whole family! We took our kids (all early 20s) on their first sailboat experience and they loved it. The weather was perfect and we saw a lot of whales up close. Alex was the perfect host and I don’t think anyone had an empty glass of champagne or beer.

Perfect sunset sail on the Scotch Mist

Exactly the sunset sail we were looking for – about 15 people aboard a 50ft sailboat certified for 22 – unlimited drinks (champagne, wine, beer, soft drinks), super knowledgeable and friendly crew (mahalo, captain Marty and mate Alex!), ACTUAL sailing (!!), and a beautiful Maui sunset. It was a bit too late in the season to see any whales, but the trip was still so much fun it didn’t matter. I’ve also done a sunset sail on one of the larger catamarans in Maui, and I recommend the Scotch Mist over that if you want a more intimate, real sailing experience. Enjoy!

A whale watch for sailors.

If you love to sail, this is the whale watch for you. Skipper Marty and First Mate Alex set the sails as soon as you leave the port of Lahaina. Most whale watching “sails” on the big catamarans are really “motors,” not sails. We love Scotch Mist and usually go out 2-3 times every winter when we are on Maui. Oh, by the way, we also see whales and dolphins.

Perfect Sail!

We enjoyed another lovely afternoon sail today aboard the Scotch Mist which we have sailed on many times before on visits to Maui. Conditions were ideal today and it was glorious looking over at the west Maui mountains while scooting along on a nice breeze under the very competent watch of Captain Marty and first mate Alex. These guys know their stuff and got us safely nearby a mother and baby whale which was quite a thrill today to say the least. An afternoon sail on the Scotch Mist is always a highlight of our annual trips Maui!