Mahina Offshore Services was founded in 1976 with my book, Log of the Mahina, that chronicled my sailing adventures through the South Pacific. This book launched offshore cruising seminars, boat selection consultations and starting in the 1990, offshore sail-training expeditions.

If you’re keen to gather knowledge and experience to accomplish your cruising goals safely and successfully, I’m here to help mentor you.

John Neal

An analysis of the boats you are currently considering, discussing design, construction quality, seaworthiness, safety, speed, and comfort.

Mahina Expeditions are exciting offshore sail-training experiences that include mastering seamanship, navigation, and heavy weather tactics.

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Mahina Offshore Services is at The Storehouse Restaurant with Rooms.

1 week 18 hours ago

Exceptional graduation dinner for Leg 2 crew, now known as the Insatiables. Special thanks to Cheryl, the most amazing waitress ever and to Eric for

Mahina Offshore Services is in Stromness.

1 week 19 hours ago

Can you believe that Captain Cook filled his water casks from this very well in Stromness, Orkney, as well as the doomed ships of the

Mahina Offshore Services is at Kirkwall Harbour, The Orkney Islands.

1 week 2 days ago

Sailing to, and preparing to anchor off Finnstown, near Kirkwall, Orkney.