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!

The Voyage of Trilogy IV - Phase 1: She Floats!

The Voyage of Trilogy IV - Phase 1: She Floats!

Follow along the journey of our brand new luxury catamaran, the Trilogy IV, as she sets sail on her ocean crossing home to Maui! During this adventure, we’ll have our Captains and Crew weigh in on their 5-7 weeks at sea with all the behind-the-scenes stories (the good, bad, and funny). We can’t wait to welcome T4 home - but first, phase 1!

Sailing Essentials for Any Ocean Crossing

Sailing Essentials for Any Ocean Crossing

With just over a month to go, our crew selected, and our bags packed (ok, not quite), we are so excited for our first ocean crossing this year! In August, a small group of Trilogy Captains and Crew members will bring our brand new, state-of-the-art catamaran from St. Croix to its new home on Maui. In honor of their adventure, here’s our list of must-haves for any ocean crossing!

Sharks!

Sharks!

Every year, Discovery Channel fans count down the days until the coveted SHARK WEEK begins. Though the Discovery Channel does show the terrifying strength of these cartilaginous fish, it also does a lot to recognize the importance of sharks in the marine ecosystem. Many people consider sharks as evil, frightening, large, scary creatures however, it is important to  realize how vital sharks are to us.

Blue'Aina with Sierra Club Maui & Westin Nanea Ocean Villas

Blue'Aina with Sierra Club Maui & Westin Nanea Ocean Villas

What does sunshine, 60 volunteers, coral reefs, and sailing have to do in common? Our June Blue’Aina, of course! Read all about our featured June non-profit organization, the Sierra Club Maui, and our generous sponsors, the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas and Trilogy Excursions, as we set sail up the coast of West Maui to the historic Cliff House!