Trilogy Excursions

Trilogy Excursions – Explore All the Beauty of Maui and Beyond on a 54-Foot Catamaran
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

At Trilogy Excursions, the sailing trips began as a family affair before they swung open the doors to the public. Using a lifetime of expertise, this ohana happily go to all the best spots for snorkeling, whale watching, sunset viewing, and more in their 54-foot catamaran. Safety is a top priority, of course, but expect plenty of fun and excitement along the way as well.

- The Local Expert Team

When fun and adventure calls, sign up for a trip with Trilogy Excursions. Their family-owned and operated sailing enterprise takes regular excursions out to all the most beautiful spots around Maui and beyond. Upon boarding their 54-foot catamaran, you’ll start off in Lahaina before exploring your location of choice, including Maalaea, Olowalu, and Kaanapali. They even offer trips over to Molokini and Lanai if you’re up to it.

The tours at Trilogy Excursions allow you to check out the sights, enjoy stunningly gorgeous sunsets, and even get into the water and snorkel around. On their Lanai and Molokini excursions, they offer a chance to enjoy the SNUBA upgrade and check out all the sights 20-feet down from the surface. As you explore the waterways, expect to see colorful reefs with tons of tropical fish, sea anemones, eels, reef sharks, and so much more.   

Even if you decide to keep your feet firmly on the boat deck, you’ll likely get to see marine life in all their glory. Spinner dolphins are a common sight all-year-round, while whales make their appearance in the winter months. You might even get to spot sea turtles swimming along as the boat takes you out to your target destination.

Delicious food is always a key part of the tours at Trilogy Excursions as well. You may get to start with their world-famous Mom Coon’s 4th Generation Cinnamon Rolls plus a big bowl of tropical fruit and other breakfast fares. Then, for lunch, they often roll out the grill to make everyone a big barbecue lunch. For their sunset dinner cruises, things get even fancier as they serve their guests’ Hawaiian favorites, like Seared Top Sirloin, Fresh Island Fish, and Pasta Primavera.

Prefer to keep things a bit lighter? Go on a cruise offering tapas and drinks, like the Deluxe Kaanapali Sunset Sail. Speaking of drinks, they keep the tap flowing from start to end of their tours. The crew goes above and beyond in keeping your glasses full and ensuring you have a truly memorable experience on their boat. They make safety a top priority, too, so listen carefully to their warnings and instructions while enjoying your tour.

The top tours at Trilogy Excursions include:

Discover Molokini
On the Discover Molokini trip, you’ll get to snorkel around the crater before taking a dip in Turtle Town. If you want to upgrade to their SNUBA gear, they’ll take you deeper into the water to see even more marine life all around. A continental breakfast and BBQ chicken lunch promise to keep you energized for all the action on this five-hour tour.  

Lanai Coastal Snorkel Sail
When you sign up for the Lanai Coastal Snorkel Sail, get ready for 5.5 hours of explorations around the sea cliffs of Kaunalu. If that’s not possible, then Club Lanai it is, which also has tons of sea turtles, manta rays, and other delightful creatures. Either way, you’ll get a full continental breakfast, BBQ chicken lunch, and premium adult beverages along the way.  

Captain’s Sunset Dinner Sail
The Captain’s Sunset Dinner Sail at Trilogy Excursions treats you to fine dining at its best as you enjoy the open ocean views. As you sit at the tables on the boat deck, the crew will keep the food coming, starting with delicious apps. You’ll also get Caesar salad and your choice of first-class entrees, like their Fire-Grilled Chicken Breast. After that, dessert will quickly be on its way as you take in the breathtaking views of the sunset. The premium bar stays open throughout the whole trip, plus they have non-alcoholic drinks if you prefer.

If motion sickness typically causes you problems, take an over-the-counter remedy an hour before your tour. Rough seas can make even the toughest stomachs start to roll, but at that point, a pill just won’t help. Instead, the captain will hand out a ginger ale drink to sip on that helps considerably. If you still have trouble, ask for the least rocky spot to sit and keep your eyes on the horizon.

Insider Tips:
-If you absolutely must see whales on your tour, book your spot for February.
-Put your camera in a waterproof bag, so you can snap photos without worrying about the sea spray.