Blue'Aina with Eat Less Plastic and Aloha Kayaks Maui

Blue'Aina with Eat Less Plastic and Aloha Kayaks Maui

Join Trilogy Excursions and Trilogy’s Blue’Aina folks onboard, as we welcome non-profit Eat Less Plastic and our 3-time corporate sponsor, Aloha Kayaks Maui! A day full of bright sunshine and snorkel views as clear as can be, our volunteers were delighted to spend a few hours this beautiful Sunday caring for our little island home.

Climb Aboard our Marine Science & Sailing Classroom, with Seabury!

Climb Aboard our Marine Science & Sailing Classroom, with Seabury!

Come along with us on 4-day adventure with the February 2019 Seabury Winterim! With squid dissections, sailing lessons, coral surveys, and more, the Trilogy team helped to deliver a week of learning and adventure for these bright-eyed students that is sure to be a fabulous memory for years to come.

Blue'Aina with Malama Kai Foundation and Trilogy Excursions

Blue'Aina with Malama Kai Foundation and Trilogy Excursions

A stormy start to our winter season here in Maui cut us a little break for our February 3rd underwater reef cleanup with Trilogy’s Blue’Aina and the Malama Kai Foundation! With some extra whale watching fun to boot, our volunteers set sail to Olowalu Reef for a day full of sun and fun (and cleaning!).

Blue'Aina with Whale Trust Maui and Wiki Wiki Solar & Electric

Blue'Aina with Whale Trust Maui and Wiki Wiki Solar & Electric

Each year, Blue’Aina devotes one trip during Maui’s winter months for citizen science and education, typically focusing on the thousands of humpback whales that visit our warm waters. Kicking off 2019, our January Blue’Aina was hosted aboard the Trilogy I and delighted volunteers, non-profit recipients, and our sponsors to one truly epic educational Whale Watch!

LANA'I BLUE'AINA WITH AMERICAN REEF COALITION & WAILEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

LANA'I BLUE'AINA WITH AMERICAN REEF COALITION & WAILEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

The annual December Lana’i ocean & land Blue’Aina was a roaring success, blessed with beautiful sunny weather, eager volunteers, and 15 bags of trash collected! Read all about our fabulous sponsor and non-profit organizations, and our little surprise welcome into Manele Harbor on Lana’i!

crossing log, final entry: LAND HO!

crossing log, final entry: LAND HO!

After 5,057 miles and 20 days at sea, our crossing crew makes their way into Lahaina Harbor, complete with champagne showers, roaring cheers, and ecstatic family & friends! Read about the crew’s last few days at sea, and their triumphant welcome home to Maui!

Surviving the Travel: 8 Tips for an epic Thanksgiving on Maui

Surviving the Travel: 8 Tips for an epic Thanksgiving on Maui

Your bags are packed, your tickets are booked, and you’re ready for the best tropical Thanksgiving ever on beautiful Maui! But how do you avoid (unwanted) surprises during travel and where should you book your all-important Turkey Day feast? Keep reading for our 8 best Maui Thanksgiving travel (and activity) tips!

Crossing Log Entry 10: Rotten eggs & small wins

Crossing Log Entry 10: Rotten eggs & small wins

Life on the open sea has brought ample opportunity for discovering clever forms of entertainment… our Crossing Crew remains in good spirits as they FINALLY see their first epic ocean sunset, not to mention a fun new deck game. 4 more days to Hilo!

Crossing Log Entry 9: Halfway to paradise

Crossing Log Entry 9: Halfway to paradise

Officially halfway home, the Trilogy crossing crew checks in with some stories from their life on the open sea - dominoes, fishing, and the occasional friendly creature encounter, things are smooth sailing so far!

Crossing Log Entry 8: the start of Leg 2 (next stop: maui!)

Crossing Log Entry 8: the start of Leg 2 (next stop: maui!)

A quick crew change, some restocking of food, supplies & fuel, and our Trilogy crossing crew has officially kicked off the 3-4 week long “Leg 2” of Trilogy IV’s adventure! Get ready for some very technical stats from Captain Nick… compass headings, route trajectory, engine usage - you name it, we got it!

Crossing Log Entry 7: pilots, locks, and moorings, oh my!

Crossing Log Entry 7: pilots, locks, and moorings, oh my!

Originally constructed in 1913, the Panama Canal’s original 3 locks are still in use today, as well as a few newer additions. In this entry, we share a first-hand view of our new Trilogy IV as she gains the official thumbs up to continue her journey through this extensive lock system!

Crossing log, entry 6: Stormy Seas & panama

Crossing log, entry 6: Stormy Seas & panama

Some stormy seas rocked our Trilogy crossing crew on their final approach to the Panama Canal, but it still couldn’t shake this crew’s spirits. After 1,050 nautical miles on the voyage from St. Croix to the Canal, the Trilogy IV (and her crew!) is making their way home to Maui!

Crossing Log, Entry 5: It’s a big, big ocean out there

Crossing Log, Entry 5: It’s a big, big ocean out there

Fueled up and officially on the open ocean, our crew checks in during the first few days of sailing - from watch scheduling to lightning storms to ohana dinners, the Trilogy crossing crew is in great spirits about the exciting weeks ahead!

Crossing Log, Entry 4: When in rome…

Crossing Log, Entry 4: When in rome…

With delays, comes… adventure? Well, in this case anyway! Our crossing crew is busy at work, prepping & freezing meals, testing out T4, passing the last inspections, and yes - taking in the beautiful St. Croix sights while they have the chance! The countdown is almost finished…

Blue'Aina with “Love the Sea” and the Westin KOR

Blue'Aina with “Love the Sea” and the Westin KOR

A day filled with inspiration and aloha, for our September Blue’Aina reef cleanup we partnered with ocean-loving non-profit, Love the Sea, and the Westin KOR - back for an impressive third sponsorship! Full hearts (and full trash bags) make for a genuine Blue’Aina success.

Crossing Log, Entry 3: Delays (and fun) in St. Croix

Crossing Log, Entry 3: Delays (and fun) in St. Croix

Although currently delayed due to some shipping container & supply fiascos, our crossing crew is making the best of the situation in St. Croix! With a little fun (scuba, anyone?), a little education on catamaran building techniques and of course some SAILING in our new boat (!), read the latest update on our Trilogy ‘ohana’s epic ocean adventure!

Crossing Log, Entry 2: Excitement & LOLs

Crossing Log, Entry 2: Excitement & LOLs

Day 1! Our Galley Officer Lowell (amusingly) recounts the travel from Kahului Airport in Maui to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as him and the crew gear up for their ocean voyage. High spirits, all around!

Setting Sail: Trilogy, meet the open ocean

Setting Sail:  Trilogy, meet the open ocean

It’s finally here - our new boat is coming home! Read this first-hand insight into the incredible feat that is an ocean crossing, written by Captain Denver Coon. Sleepless nights, thousands of miles of Open Ocean, squalls, and weeks without sight of land all await our Trilogy crew - the most epic of adventures is under way!

An Ocean Voyage with Eat Less Plastic & Trilogy's Blue'Aina Campaign

An Ocean Voyage with Eat Less Plastic & Trilogy's Blue'Aina Campaign

Read about the exciting new partnership between Trilogy’s Blue’Aina campaign and our friends at Eat Less Plastic, a team of researchers and voyagers dedicated to changing the future. As they embark on a four month long journey through the South Pacific, their research teams (plus a new addition!) will gather microplastic samples and conduct other ocean water testing in an effort to do their part to better our beautiful Earth.

Blue'Aina with Surfrider Foundation & Maui Hotel and Lodging Association

Blue'Aina with Surfrider Foundation & Maui Hotel and Lodging Association

Our September Blue’Aina reef cleanup brought dolphins, sunny skies and all the aloha! This beautiful day in our tropical little paradise was a much needed outing after August’s threat of Hurricane Lane. We love this ‘aina with all our hearts!