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Outrigger Catamaran Sunset Sail off Waikiki Beach

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Daily Sails from the Outrigger Waikiki Reef on Waikiki Beach
Outrigger Catamaran

Outrigger Catamaran Sailing Daily from the Outrigger Reef Hotel on Waikiki Beach

Photo by John Fischer
If you've stayed anywhere on Waikiki Beach chances are you've seen the white and teal sail and hull of the Outrigger Catamaran sailing the waters off of Waikiki. The catamaran makes several daily speed sails, three weekly eco sail and snorkel tours, and daily sunset sails. Each embarks from the beach in front of the Outrigger Reef Hotel.

On a recent trip to Oahu, I was invited to go out on one of their sails. My schedule was tight, but I was able to schedule an evening sunset sailing cruise. I was staying at the Castle Waikiki Shore, located right next to the Outrigger Reef Hotel, so getting to the catamaran was just a short 5-minute walk along the beach. For anyone staying from the Hilton Hawaiian Village to the Sheraton Maui this is easily the most convenient sailing opportunity in Waikiki.

I was excited to get out on the water and view the Waikiki Hotels and beach at sunset. I had seen the Outrigger Catamaran just a couple of days before as I tendered out to the Atlantis Submarine from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. They were on one of their speed sails and I was amazed how fast the Outrigger Catamaran can move in a swift breeze.

Unfortunately on the evening of my sunset sail, there were overcast skies and virtually no breeze, so our sunset sail became a sunset cruise under engine power. While disappointed, I know that a true test of any activity provider is how they perform in less than ideal conditions. Rest assured, the crew of the Outrigger Catamaran did just fine.

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