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Release Your Inner Pirate Aboard The Queen’s Treasure

Check out “Queen’s Treasure”, West Maui’s newest high-performance 65′ sailing beach catamaran!  Book your snorkel and sunset sails now for your next visit to Maui.

Snorkel Sails: Daily except Sundays, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm (Check-in 10:00 am)

Sunset Sails: Daily – times vary during year.  Please call for exact times

Whale Watches: Daily except Sundays, December 15th-April 15th, 7:30 am – 9:30 am (Check-in 7:00 am)

The Queen’s Treasure beach loads in front of Whalers Village in Ka’anapali, Maui.

CALL: 808-667-AHOY (2469)




Jake Shimabukuro

Hawaii’s Jake Shimabukuro performed with his brother Bruce, at the 41st Annual Roy Sakuma Ukulele Festival Hawaii 2011 a couple of weeks ago.  Over 800 ukulele players from all over the world came together for this festival, which is the largest in the world!  Enjoy!



Polynesian Dance Flash Mob – Kaanapali Beach

Hope everyone enjoys little impromtu keiki hula dancing that happened on Kaanapali Beach a few days ago!








Queen’s Treasure has arrived!

The “Queen’s Treasure” is West Maui’s newest high-performance sailing beach catamaran!  She is 64′ long and absolutely gorgeous.

I was at the Lahaina Harbor after her long voyage from St. Croix where the catamaran was built by Gold Coast Yachts.  It was a milestone for the yacht building company – their 100th boat!

The owners, Jan Nolan and Amy Sutherland, were of course onboard and invited me aboard and to go sailing on the boat.  What an honor that was.  Along with a full boat of relatives and friends (she holds 49 passengers plus crew), we left the Lahaina Harbor and spent another 5 hours on her!

Queen’s Treasure is solid, so smooth and fast.  We were out of the harbor in no time and the view of the West Maui mountains was incredible.

Everyone on the boat was ecstatic – mahalo to Jan and Amy, Captain Brad and crew members Linda & Greg, who provided us with the best day.  The food was awesome and it was fun to meet new people who all had one thing in common – the success of the Queen’s Treasure!

We anchored off Black Rock in Kaanapali so that passengers and crew could swim in the ocean.  The boating community is tight and it was awesome to see other captains bring their vessels around Queen’s Treasure and congratulate the owners/crew on her arrival.

Here’s a photo of kids jumping off Black Rock!

The day ended at around 5pm when we were back at the Lahaina Harbor.  Here are some more photos of the boat and West Maui for your enjoyment.

MAHALO AND CONGRATULATIONS again to Jan and Amy for an accomplishment of a lifetime.  May you have incredible success with Queen’s Treasure.  Lola


Lahaina’s Fireworks Display – July 4th 2011

Lahaina put on a great fireworks show on July 4th this year.  We went to town at around 4pm and Front Street was already starting to be closed off so we parked several blocks away at the far south end of Lahiana and then walked into town.  It was a beautiful day, around 82 degrees with gentle tradewinds blowing – hardly a cloud in the sky.

It was very fun to walk Front Street with no automobiles.  Lots of people were already starting to congregate in the streets and enjoy a leisurely time of shopping and dining.  We went to Cool Cats to eat – I think has the best hamburgers on Maui!  Got in within a few minutes and sat by Front Street to watch the crowd.

After Cool Cats, we strolled back on Front Street and stopped along the way at the park right in Front of the Library by the Lahaina Harbor.  A live band was playing 80’s music to several hundred people.  Across the street was live Hawaiian music!

By the time we got down to the seawall on Front Street, (directly in front of the sunken ship), the crowd was getting fairly large.  I claimed my spot right on the seawall where I could (hopefully) take a couple of good photos of the fireworks.  I think almost every boat on this side of the island started to descend in one area trying to get the closest spot to the barge with the fireworks.  The sunset was beautiful and just as it was over, a large cruise ship came around Kaanapali point and joined the other boats to watch the show.

Promptly at 8pm the fireworks began.  Here’s some photos – if you look closely, you can see people in kayaks right underneath the fireworks!!

After the fireworks show was over, we made our way through the crowd back to the car and on home.  The next day in the Maui News paper, it was estimated there were 30,000 people in attendance!


46th Annual Makawao Parade

Just got back from the Makawao Parade that is held annually upcountry in Makawao Town on Maui.  It was a beautiful day with the weather being just about perfect!  The crowd turnout was great and red, white, and blue adjorned almost every storefront.  Hope you enjoy these photos from the parade.

Polli's Mexican Restaurant - My favorite on Maui!

Maui Pa'u Riders

To read all about Pa’u Riders, click on this link to read a great article by Jill Engledow

The Isle of Maui Pipe Band

Makawao Town Upcountry Maui

Keiki's (children) with stick ponies!

Komoda's Store & Bakery - The best butter sweet rolls in Hawaii!

59' Cady Showing Off!