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Makana - Gift or Reward    Hui - Group or Gathering of Friends (Hawaiian)

Step aboard Makana to relax your body and refresh your spirit while experiencing the cruising lifestyle aboard a sailing catamaran. One of the planet's best cruising area is found in the Bahamas with pristine anchorages, vivid blue waters and a wealth of beautiful islands providing the perfect classroom. In addition to learning about life aboard a cruising vessel get some excersize; grab our SUP (Stand-up paddle board), kayaks, kitesurfer or Yoga on the beach. Makana.jpg

Lobsters.JPGWe pride ourselves on serving wholesome, healthy meals prepared by Chef-Capt. Rick.  Enjoy fresh fish? We'll take you spearfishing for lobster, snapper and grooper and trolling for Mahi, Tuna and Wahoo.



Have you been dreaming of learning how to sail an ocean capable yacht, but don't know the difference between a sheet and a bowline? Want to experience what it's like to spend time living the cruising lifestyle? Turn your dreams into reality. We'll teach you how to plot a course, read a chart, set an anchor and raise the sails giving you the confidence and skills necessary to charter your own yacht.

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Check out our interview on the Podcast "Keep Your Daydream"

Sunday, April 24, 2016

What's Up

I've moved this blog to my travel-food blog at http://www.KitchenHui.com

I post photos, stories and recipes there 2 to 3 times each week. We will offer charters in the Bahamas for the 2016 - 2017 winter season.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Getting Ready
The boat is back in the water and we are in the process of provisioning for our winter in the Bahamas. I haven't been posting here as I've started a new blog about cooking and our adventures. www.KitchenHui.com
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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Las Vegas

lasvegas.JPGIf you've following this blog you would know this summer we've taken a break from the sea and have been living on the hard. Last week was our 25 wedding anniv. we decided to try and get as far away from the ocean as possible to experience the polar opposite. So we flew to Las Vegas and spent eight days exploring the magnificent geographic features of the area, yes we did gamble a total of $22 dollars and did see a fantastic show in Vegas, Rod Stewart. He put on an amazing show even singing several songs with his daughter!

We visited Zion and Death Valley National parks. In Death Valley we timed the visit for the "heat of the day" and were treated to 115F at the visitors center which is 198 ft below sea level and soon after to 120F at the lowest pt in north America, 298ft below sea level at Bad Water. The area provided great hiking, awesome restaurants and beautiful scenery, we'll hope to be back for our 30th! 

Still no word from BIS, but I didn't expect to hear from them over the weekend!


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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Still Waiting for BIS

We are still waiting for approval from the Bureau of Industry and Survey for permission to trake Makana to Cuba. I have my fingers crossed that this will be the week when we get approval. In the mean time I've been reasearching where to visit, what to see and waht to expect. It's been strange to be off the water for the summer and I'm looking forward to getting back to the cruising life.

We've been hard at work putting together a web based Cruising Course and hope to have it ready for release by Jan. 1. Our goal with the course is to help others learn about cruising; what to expect, where to visit and related topics. 

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cuba Bound!
Hook in and hold on as we started the ball rolling. And it's a large ball with a lot of mass so this one is not going to be easy to stop, we are going to CUBA! The paper work has been submitted and we've gotten approval for the Dept of Treasury for the crew to go now we are waiting on the Bureau of Industry and Security to get approval for Makana to go. I'll post a blog outlining the complete details needed to take a vessel and crew to Cuba after we get our permission form BIS, the above mentioned office. Those two governmental offices use more acronyms than words. So check back for updates as we progress toward our Cuban goal.
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